Beauty Professor “Style Short” Video: Everyday Festival

Above: My “Everyday Festival” look.
Hello, lovelies!  I am excited to share the first of many planned “Style Shorts,” featuring a fashion + beauty look I love that, in most cases, effortlessly transitions from one situation to another.  In this brief video, I’ve teamed up with Nasty Gal to showcase my take on the concept of the “Everyday Festival.”  In other words, clothing, footwear and beauty that can be worn at a festival just as reasonably as out to dinner on the weekend.  I adore versatility!  

Kindly scroll on for the video, additional details, swatches and images as well as the Bottom Line…
**Filmed by Seth Wegter
**Music: “Slow Shock” by Silent Partner
Products Included

(1) *MAKE Cosmetics Solstice Bronzer: This multicolored mosaic bronzer is velvety smooth and imparts a warm, light tan glow that is radiant without the slightest glint of glitter.  In the video, I applied it as a light contour and bronzer.  Visit HERE for my full review of the MAKE foundation and lipstick! 
(2) *MAKE Cosmetics Matte Finish Blush in Nude Sand: This uber-neutral shade has just enough peachy pink to liven up the face without competing with a bold lip.  Although it is “matte,” the silky texture becomes one with the face and offers a beautiful skin-finish.
(3) *MAKE Cosmetics Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Khaki: Much darker than a traditional khaki green, this rich sable brown glides on sheer and can be built to full opacity with a bit of blending.  Even though it is matte, there is no powdery finish or particle fallout, just smooth, even lids with gorgeous neutral depth.
(4) *Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Riot: I am new to this particular formula in the Lime Crime family (visit HERE for my review of LC Babette) and am impressed by how pigmented this liquid lipstick is.  Truly a little goes a very long way and the shade Riot is a deep rosy nude that all at once looks classic and modern.  It dries down to a nearly matte finish but my lips don’t feel dry or uncomfortable…also, this formula works very well as a base stain with a lighter lipstick (like Tom Ford Nude Vanille, reviewed HERE) or under a shimmery gloss for additional versatility.
(5) *Nasty Gal Stop Short Cutout Dress (runs true to size…worn in size small):  An interesting take on the little black dress, this high-necked, low back gem has long sleeves and slightly flouncy short skirt.  I have a penchant for backless numbers and this dress does not disappoint in that department…the tie neck looks graceful when hair is pulled up and the timeless cut makes this dress one that can be worn again and again!
(6) *Nasty Gal Fox Fire Leather Boot (runs true to size…worn in  size 7):  Also featured HERE, these soft leather black boots have a slightly western flair that allows them to effortlessly be dressed up or down.  The 1 1/2 inch heel is perfect for a touch of lift and lots of comfort and the sale price cannot be beat for the overall quality of these booties!  I cannot wait to pair them with cutoffs and jeans and will be taking them out of town with me later on this week.
Above (from L-R): MAKE Cosmetics Matte Finish Eyeshadow in KhakiMAKE Cosmetics Matte Finish Blush in Nude Sand and MAKE Cosmetics Solstice Bronzer
Above: MAKE + Lime Crime, resplendent in the sunshine.
Above: Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Riot is a full coverage dark rosy nude that dries down to a nearly matte finish that acts as a long-lasting stain.
Above: Swatches of all four featured products in direct sunlight.
Above: A closeup of the MAKE Cosmetics Solstice Bronzer.
The following images reflect the products in action in various lighting situations…

Above: Last look.
Bottom LineThank you so much for watching…I hope you enjoyed this video and would love to hear what you think of this new addition to the Beauty Professor library!  I cannot say enough good things about the MAKE Cosmetics Matte Finish Blush in Nude Sand (which has had a permanent place in my makeup bag as of late) and the super-comfy Fox Fire Leather Boots are currently on sale if you’ve been in the market for a versatile bootie to dress up or down.

Good things ahead including a May 2015 Favorites video (currently in the works and slated to go live in the next few days), a skincare routine update, fresh lip color and new product procurements ; ) 

Finally, I’m heading to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in a few days…any sightseeing or shopping destination recommendations?


–The Beauty Professor


Disclosure: PR sample 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. 
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Comments (8)

  • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

    Effortlessly fabulous my friend! I love this new segment you are adding to your blog!

    June 1, 2015 at 8:13 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks so much, my friend…what a lovely thing to read!!

      I hope your week has been wonderful…XOXO, lovely!

      –The Beauty Professor

      June 4, 2015 at 6:21 am
  • Unknown Reply

    I'm a longtime reader of your blog and thoroughly enjoy catching up with what's new and unique. It distresses me a bit that you continue to feature Lime Crime given their long history of issues and particularly how they treat customers and bloggers. There are similar/better products out there that deserve attention rather than giving it to such a disreputable and frankly reprehensible company.

    June 2, 2015 at 4:32 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Gina,

      Thanks for your candid thoughts…I appreciate your readership! I aim to share a spectrum of beauty options and, in this case, Riot was a good fit for the look. That being said, I am not acquainted with the issues you mention concerning Lime Crime. I know the line is cruelty free and vegan (ingredients are key for this sensitive skin girl!) but that is the general extent of my familiarity with the line. Honestly, between teaching all day, grading, testing beauty, photograpy of products and consistently wriiting posts, it's all I I can do to grab a few hours of sleep a night so I am sure I miss a lot of Internet discussion pertaining to the beauty realm!

      Hope your week is going well…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      June 4, 2015 at 6:30 am
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Love the new style shorts concept!! Great video!

    June 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, dear Lynn!! It was a fun experiment ; )

      How are things?


      –The Beauty Professor

      June 4, 2015 at 6:22 am
    • Lynn127 Reply

      Things are good. Finally getting some spring weather here in Rhode Island! Tried some new things as always. Loving the It Cosmetics cc cream with illumination. It's like the original but very glowy and spf 50. Lasts all day at the salon and i even mix it with cover fx drops! Say hi to Jethro! 🙂 Xo

      June 5, 2015 at 6:53 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Glad to hear it, Lynn! It's about time you get some spring ; ) Thanks for the foundation update and Jethro says hello to you as well!


      –The Beauty Professor

      June 14, 2015 at 5:40 am

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