|Beauty staples that transcend the season.|
|The *La Bella Donna New Ultimate Pure Perfection Liquid Treatment Foundation SPF 15|
Beauty Staples to Last the Year: A New Foundation from La Bella Donna, Sisley Les Phyto-Ombre Eyeshadow and Other Products Constantly on My Face (and Hair!)
|Swatches of the La Bella Donna New Ultimate Pure Perfection Liquid Treatment Foundation SPF 15 in direct sunlight.|
- Nicoletta: @N/NC/NW 10-15 for the fairest ivory skin
- Umbria: @N/NC 20-25 for light skin with neutral to yellow undergoes
- Caterina: @N/NW/NC 23-25 for light and light-medium skin with neutral undertones
- Marta: @N/NC 25-27 for medium skin with olive and yellow undertones **currently, my best match and worn in the images at the end of this post
- Amber: @N/NC/NW 30-35 for medium skin with neutral to golden undertone
- Sophia: @N/NC/NW 37-45 for tan to rich skin with neutral undertones
|More sunlit swatches of the La Bella Donna New Ultimate Pure Perfection Liquid Treatment Foundation SPF 15|
|Swatches of the La Bella Donna New Ultimate Pure Perfection Liquid Treatment Foundation SPF 15 in outdoor shade.|
|The rest of the face…|
|Skincare + haircare.|
// SKINCARE + HAIRCARE // All seven of these products are daily staples for me.
I have run through countless bottles of this all-in-one moisturizer and anti-aging wonder since being introduced to it nearly two years ago. The lush cream adds a major dose of hydration while imparting a soft glow that works for my skin year round.
I am on bottle #3 of this favorite fragrance of life that I wear all year, independent of the season…nothing compares. Nothing.
This genius and luxurious antibacterial hand wash smells amazing and cleans hands on the spot…it has a permanent place in my purse.
Lightweight and immensely transformative, this timeless serum is my anti-aging secret weapon; one pump by itself or under moisturizer and my skin is smoother, brighter and more buoyant.
I have used this cleanser since the early days of Beauty Professor…it cleans away every trace of makeup and, if left on, the frothy formula transforms into a deep cleaning mask and gentle exfoliator that I can use daily without incident. I buy mine on Amazon…one tube (with daily use) lasts me about 4 months.
I couple the above cleanser with this brilliant device…the antibacterial surface never needs replacing, is completely waterproof and the vibrations are customizable to align with your desired experience. Additionally, the other side has a rose quartz panel that warms up for a decadent spa treatment (I focus application on my TMJ-ridden jaw area) in the comfort of my own shower. It’s beyond effective…use the code Beautyprofessor20 through 10/7 for 20% off HERE.
Consisting of a shampoo, conditioner, a restorative mask and a hair growth serum, this collection nourishes my hair on the next-level. Watch my full review–including some personal life discussion and musings–as well as how I specifically like to use each product HERE.
|Grow Gorgeous Intense Range|
|Base + face.|
// BASE + FACE //
I used a single pump of this skin-friendly for medium coverage and slightly luminous natural finish. Marta is my perfect match…buffed out with a beauty sponge and my face stays flawless for hours on end.
*Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Ghost Palette (also available at Beautylish with Review HERE):
I am still very smitten by this LE palette (thankfully, still available) as it contains all the shades necessary to do my entire face (bronzer, blush, highlight, finishing). The powders are bendable with excellent color intensity, making this particular launch my favorite Ambient Edit Palette to date!
I use this brush for everything. It has lasted me well over five years; invest in one…you won’t regret it.
I recently rediscovered this luminous highlighter in my stash and remembered why I am on my third compact…the gossamer light formula has a warm energy that looks amazing on the high points of the face (where I applied it in the images that follow). I am hitting pan on this one and will need to pick up a new one soon…fortunately, it seems to be a part of the permanent TF collection.
A classic for a reason, this concentrated formula works well in my under eye region to erase signs of tired eyes while lasting all day.
*Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Powder #123:
Still my pressed powder go-to of choice this hydrating option evens skin, adds a touch of coverage and banishes unwanted oiliness without the slightest trace of a powdery finish.
|Swatches of base and face in direct sunlight.|
|Introducing the *Sisley-Paris Les Phyto-Ombre Eyeshadow (also available at Saks)|
Normally, I would include shade descriptions but, in this case, the shadows are so aptly named (what a novel idea!) that I have little to add to the discussion ; )
- 10 Silky Cream
- 12 Silky Rose
- 14 Sparkling Topaze
- 20 Silky Chestnut
- 24 Silky Steel
- 25 Metallic Khaki
- 30 Silky Sky
- 34 Sparkling Purple
- 40 Glow Pearl
- 41 Glow Gold
|Swatches of the *Sisley-Paris Les Phyto-Ombre Eyeshadow (also available at Saks) in direct sunlight.|
|Which *Sisley-Paris Les Phyto-Ombre Eyeshadow (also available at Saks) is your favorite?|
|The culminating eye look via The *Sisley-Paris Les Phyto-Ombre Eyeshadow (also available at Saks)|
|Lips + Eyes.|
// LIPS + EYES //
It has a velvety smooth with a sueded matte finish. This gorgeous lip color harkens to romantic days gone by where cheeks were gently flushed, there was lace on one’s collar and hemlines were at the ankles. It’s a perfect deep rose to compliment a spectrum of complexions.
I bought this gloss as early release this summer and am thrilled that it is now available on the long term. This pinky nude is opaque yet natural looking and each and every time I wear it, someone asks me what’s on my lips…for a traditional neutral, there is just something very special about it.
A favorite all year, this smooth taupe-meets-pink-meets-nude instantly makes lips look fuller and more sophisticated.
This limited edition holiday duo features a rich pinky peach nude and an intense oxblood-meets-cranberry for the absolute best of both lip color worlds. Oh, and the chic refillable case is a veritable work of art!
One of my top three lip liners of life (along with Pat McGrath Done Undone and Christian Louboutin Lip Definer in Nats), this peachy pink is utter perfection with most of the lipsticks in my repertoire. That’s probably why I’m on my 5th one!
My most frequent mascara go-to for nearly 2 years, this gives volume and length galore while staying put all day.
I have been using this intense black eyeliner on my waterline for a while now and continue to be taken by its major pigmentation and lasting power.
Two coats for the best brows a girl can hope for.
|*Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick #14 Rose Boise|
|Wearing *Hourglass Confession Lipstick Set in I Cherish + Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk|
// STYLE NOTES //
I have championed these cotton tees so many times on BP and many of you have shared my enthusiasm. The fabric is lightweight yet opaque, super soft and looks great with an oversized vibe. I am wearing a size mens’ large in these images and tied it at the waist for a playful angle.
Blue jeans with a flattering ankle fray and no holes? Yes, please! These are super soft yet hold their shape all day…I am wearing a sizes 26.
Before purchasing these, I had seen them a Nordstrom a few times. However, it was always in a rush so I didn’t have the time to try them on. Last week, I finally did and I am in love. The neutral color matches everything. Also, the pointed toe and comfortable heel allow you to dress them up or down with ease. I have worn them 5 times in a single week…they are that good.
|A close up of the glorious Jeffrey Campbell Angora Calf Hair Sandal|
|Another look at the eye look.|
|Wearing the *La Bella Donna New Ultimate Pure Perfection Liquid Treatment Foundation SPF 15 in Marta.|
|Wearing the *Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick #14 Rose Boise|
|*Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick #14 Rose Boise in afternoon light.|