A Sunlit Labor Day Weekend Look Feat. Fresh Skincare, Lip Liner, Lip Gloss and the Best Sale Suggestions

Labor Day Weekend has arrived, bringing sun drenched temperatures, a little down time and sales galore. This last hurrah of summertime and passage into fall always gets me excited about autumnal makeup and I am happy to share a crisp and neutral look that effortlessly aligns with this seasonal transition. 
Additionally, I’m offering a glimpse into some skin and haircare finds, some fresh lip launches and a breakdown of some of the sales I’m shopping, with curated recommendations throughout. 
Kindly scroll on for more details, including a full product breakdown, swatches, weekend sale suggestions and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line…
Skincare + haircare etc.
  • *Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash (reviewed HERE): I reach for this plush cleanser daily in the shower as it removes every last trace of dirt and makeup, gently exfoliating without stripping. That’s why I’m on my third tube! Use the code RACHEL20 for 20% off of your entire order, site-wide.
  • *Retrouvé Luminous Cleanser (reviewed HERE): This opulent cleanser feels like a silky moisturizer that makes washing one’s face feel like a veritable ritual. Each and every time I use it, my skin is left radiant, balanced and inordinately clean.
  • *Serucell KFS Serum (reviewed HERE): I am on my second bottle of this revolutionary formula, which, in sum has helped my skin to behave in a more youthful fashion. From smoothing fine lines and refining texture to firming slack skin and sculpting more definition into my features, it is a skincare must that works harmoniously with every other step in my routine. This weekend, use the code AtelierLD20 for 20% off! 
  • *Fillerina Eye and Lip Contour Cream: I love this multipurpose cream for plumping fine lines and wrinkles in the orbital and perioral areas. Packed with hyaluronic acid, it hydrates on contact, leaving bouncy, nourished skin in its wake.
  • *Beboe Therapies Face Serum (reviewed HERE): Lightweight and instantly absorbed, this CBD-infused oil based elixir brilliantly moisturizes while soothing redness and inflammation and imparting a gorgeous glow. 
  • *Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist: Recently a follower asked me how I apply sunscreen over makeup without disrupting my application and this SPF 40 setting mist is my answer! It keeps my makeup intact while masterfully providing a micro mist of UV protection.
  • *Gisou Honey Infused Hair Wash: I love all things honey and this shampoo from Gisou (along with the entire Gisou line in general) is a delightful discovery! This skillfully cleanses my hair in a single wash, leaving it bouncy and voluminous with the most marvelous honey sillage. I also recommend the highly rated Hair Mask and Hair Oil as options for deep hydration, repair and reflective shine.
  • *Ouai x Byredo Super Dry Shampoo: Ultra fine dry shampoo blessed with the now iconic Byredo Mojave Ghost fragrance? Yes, please! This makes my “second day hair” look “first day” and smells like an intriguing dream.
  • *ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (reviewed HERE): A powerful combination of AHA, BHA and fruit enzymes work together to exfoliate for the smoothest canvas imaginable. I use this 2-3 times a week in the shower and my skin always thanks me with a fresh and illuminated visage. Don’t forget to use RACHEL20 at checkout for 20% off on the Kate Somerville site

Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy
For fragrance, I’ve been loving the intoxicatingly complex fruit-meets-marshmallow-meets-musk of *Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy. This sultry juice resonates with warmer weather and falling temperatures alike; orange blossom and amber interplay in a fresh way and the sugar rich marshmallow element is warm and decadent. I cannot get enough as of late! 
Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy
Base + face. 
// BASE + FACE //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Eyes + lips. 
// EYES + LIPS //
  • *Tower 28 ShineOnMilky Lip Jelly: Semi-opaque and blissfully neutral, these clean glosses (excellent for sensitive skin) come in four shades for endlessly pretty results. Coconut is a rosy pink, Cashew is a nude brown, Oat is a pale peachy pink and Almond is a rich chocolate brown. I blended Oat over lipliner in the look at the end of this post…if you like nude lips with impeccable shine, then these glosses are a must. 
  • Roen 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette (reviewed HERE): This lavish rose gold-centric quad bathes skin in creamy tones with plenty of luminosity…I use my fingers for the most effortless application.
  • *Roen Beauty CAKE Lash Mascara: Clean ingredients and a jet black formula make this mascara a lovely option for those looking for lush lashes and nontoxic ingredients.
  • *Roen Beauty Kiss My…Liquid Lip Balm in Charlie: I love this balm-meets-liquid lip color for hydration and shine and the rosy nude shade Charlie is one of those universally flattering my lips but better hues that instantly polishes one’s canvas.
  • *EM Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream in Dark Espresso: I swept this creamy and volumizing formula through my brows for full and fluffy results. In the past, the shade Taupe has been my match but my brows are actually very naturally dark and the deep Espresso tone seamlessly blends with a proper ash brown undertone that looks extremely natural. 
  • *EM Cosmetics Soft Blur Lip Liner: These five lip liners are my favorite discovery of late summer! Velvety smooth and magnificently moisturizing, these liners come in a range of nude hues that work with all lip colors and complexions. I am personally partial to the pinky peach Fawn but equally appreciate the true pink nude Bunny, rosy nude Kitten, cool nude brown Mink and warm tan nude Teddy. They are long lasting and wear evenly, blurring fine lines while contributing to a more volumized looking pout. Plus, they are retractable…no sharpener needed! Highly recommended. 
Swatches of the Tower 28 ShineOnMilky Lip Jelly in direct sunlight. 
Roen swatches in direct sunlight. 
A close up of the Roen 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette
The EM Cosmetics Soft Blur Lip Liner. Bowl from Ben Soleimani.
Swatches of the EM Cosmetics Soft Blur Lip Liner in natural lighting. 
The following images reflect everything in action in late afternoon sunlight…

Lip combo is *EM Cosmetics liner in Fawn + *Tower 28 Milky Lip Jelly in Oat.  

The Roen 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette in action on the eyes.

Labor Day Weekend sales I’m shopping….
// Sales I’m Shopping //
  • Serucell: Currently, in partnership with their Atelier collective (a gorgeous curation of luxury skincare, haircare and jewelry lines…just visit Serucell and select the “Atelier” tab), the code AtelierLD20 will give 20% off the Serucell KFS Serum (a perfect time to try this gem!) as well as the other brands in the group including Veronique Gabai Fragrance, Masami Haircare, Debra Navarro Jewelry and Beboe Therapies
  • Beboe Therapies: Use the code 20LABORDAY for 20% off, site wide. As aforementioned earlier in the post, clearly, I am in love with the Face Serum and I highly recommend the Body Balm for a soothing relief of aches and pains, too. 
  • City Lips: The Clear Lip Plumper (my favorite for years) is “buy one, get one free” and “buy two, get two free + one Pink Nude.” Now is the perfect time to try this ultra hydrating formula and share one with a friend!
–Shop the Sales–

Style notes. 
  • White cotton button-down: I am on a white button-down spree as of late…clean, crisp and classic, a shirt like this always matches my mood. Finding versions that are lightweight but not sheer and slightly oversized key! 
  • AGOLDE shorts: I have three pairs of these shorts…they’re not too short and hold everything in while being effortless with everything. 
  • Black bralette: After the last six months of relaxed brassieres, I don’t think I can ever go back to regular bras…this one is generously cut so showing a peek of it isn’t a big deal.
  • Mephisto wedges: I bought these last fall and still wear these like crazy! Absurdly lightweight and comfortable, they match absolutely anything I choose to wear, making them an investment to be worn all year. 
AGOLDE shorts in action.
Mephisto wedges
Last look.
–Shop the Post–

 Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this Labor Day Weekend-Inspired post and would love to know what caught your eye…do tell!

Good things ahead, including a detailed deep dive into some products on heavy rotation since the summer, a fresh video tutorial and a host of new fall product launches…cannot wait to share.

Stay strong, seek wisdom and much love,


–The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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