An Easy Sun-Drenched July Makeup Look Featuring Newness from Guerlain

Sun-drenched new beauty for July.
Happy July, friends! It seems that the new month has brought the sunshine with it and I couldn’t be happier…it makes shooting beauty products that much more joyous! There is lots going on over here; chiefly, we are getting ready for a big move this week as we just purchased a house in the area. The packing, of course, is an insane endeavor and–despite the current chaos–I keep reminding myself that this is a very good thing (we’re grateful) and I’ll be in a much more settled mindset sometime next week.
It’s box city over here.
In the meanwhile, I am excited to share an overview an easy summer look that I can create in under 10 minutes…the shades and formulas involved (heavy on new launches from Guerlain, by the way) are flattering and relaxed while adding some polish to a sweltering day. Also, there is a black dress in the mix that you need to see; truly, it’s well worth tracking down and picking up!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line…


The products.

An Easy Sun-Drenched July Makeup Look Featuring Newness from Guerlain

// The Products //

*Guerlain Terracotta Foundation Stick in Medium (also available at Nordstrom):

I swept this pigment-rich, waterproof cream foundation along the center of my face. Then, blended it outward for quick and effortless medium coverage that stays in place all day. 03 Medium is a spot-on summer shade for me. Also, because the color payoff is intense, a little goes a long way to blur pores and even skin.

*Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette:

Four distinct shades in a sleek compact? Yes, please! This genius palette contains a true brown tan for contouring, a lighter neutral tan for adding warmth, a radiant warm pink for a fresh flush and a pearly champagne to highlight. The powders are finely-milled and extremely buttery, making layering, mixing and blending a dream…it’s summertime skin in a gilded case! I also used some of the bronze shades as an eyeshadow (see the full look later on in this post), further extending the versatility of this palette.

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Concealer #6 (reviewed HERE):

One of my top 3 concealer choices for seamless and crease-free banishment of darkness under sleep deprived eyes.

*Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden:

An incandescent and extremely silky cream with glow potential galore, I buffed a bit along the center of my forehead, above my Cupid’s bow and on my upper cheekbones for a lit-from-within radiance. I also used this as an extra illuminating veil for my eye look (reflected near the end of this post).

*Sisley-Paris L’Orchidee Highlighter Blush in Coral:

I am still reaching for this gorgeously luminous peachy blush almost daily; it’s subtle but does something truly wonderful to the cheeks.

*Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Powder #123:

Just a bit in my t-zone to set and brighten for the day…it’s really divine, you guys!

*Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm:

I am very intrigued with this utilitarian formula which can be used on face, body, hair, cuticles, lips to heal irritation and enhance hydration levels. The Castor Seed Oil and Glycerin-rich mix absorbs quickly and masterfully moisturizes and I used a touch on my lips to prepare them for the combination to come.

Dior Lip Glow in #209 Purple Holo:

This may be my absolute favorite shade from the iconic Dior Lip Glow family; just a tinge purple with plenty of pink, this lush balm literally makes lips glow while drenching them in custom color.

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spiced Honey (also available at Neiman Marcus):

I topped my violet pout with a cloak of neutral pinky nude cream; this choice may seem counter-intuitive but I find that this combination tones down the slightly electric element…leaving a juicy and full lip look in its wake.

Sisley-Paris Photo Kohl Star Eyeliner in Sparkling Black:

Ever on my waterline, I swept a bit of this waterproof wonder there yet again and love the way it makes eyes pop

*GrandeBROW Fill in Dark:

I love this nutrient-rich brow mascara, which adds impressive volume, depth and definition to one’s arches while still looking completely natural.

BY TERRY Lash Expert Mascara (reviewed HERE):

Two coats create full and fluffy lashes that last…I am on my 5th tube of this!

swatches of makeup from Newness from Guerlain
Swatches of everything in direct sunlight.
the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette, *Guerlain Terracotta Foundation Stick in Medium and  *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden
The *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette*Guerlain Terracotta Foundation Stick in Medium and  *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette
Sunburst splendor…the *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette
power trio Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette, *Guerlain Terracotta Foundation Stick in Medium and  *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden
Power trio via Guerlain
eye makeup products
For the eyes.
makeup products including new products from Guerlain
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight…
woman with full makeup from Guerlain
woman showing her eye makeup from Guerlain
The eye look, compliments of the *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette (I used a mix of the bronzy shades all over the lid), topped the powders with the *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden, and finished everything with the Sisley-Paris Photo Kohl Star Eyeliner in Sparkling Black, *GrandeBROW Fill in Dark and BY TERRY Lash Expert Mascara.
woman with her daughter
All smiles with Baby Johannah Elle.


woman in black dress
Style notes.


Reformation August Dress:

I bought this dress in a size small without trying it on. I love the way it fits; its slim through the bodice with full skirt and pockets. Effortless summertime dressing in a single garment!

Vince Westport Platform Sandals:

Still on heavy rotation, these neutral sandals can be dressed up or down, making them a valuable player in my footwear lineup.

Gold Tube Hoop Earrings:

Forever on my ears, these hoops are lightweight and low profile while still making a stylish statement.

Long Gold Locket Necklace:

Timeless and versatile, put a picture of someone you love inside…any guesses as to who is in mine?

woman in black dress and standing on a chair


woman smiling



Last look.
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Bottom Line:

I hope you enjoyed this July look as well as an overview of the beautiful summer offerings from Guerlain! What caught your eye? Do tell!
Good things ahead, including a fresh video, an in-depth glimpse at my picks from the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 launch, a Beautylish haul and a host of new product procurements…plus a peek at our new abode. Can’t wait to share…
xx and more soon,
–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.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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