Color Therapy: Five Vibrant Lip Colors to Try + New Charlotte, Westman & Chanel

I’ll forever be a neutrals lover but lately, I’ve been embracing a dose of color: it’s instantly energizing and feels just right as the seasons change. Today, I’m sharing some streamlined skincare, a couple new foundation finds, an effortless golden eye and, of course five color-drenched lipsticks that will immediately lift your mood.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line…

Color Therapy and skincare products

Color Therapy: Five Vibrant Lip Colors to Try + New Charlotte, Westman & Chanel


The start of a new semester has been hectic as expected (teaching 7 classes is serious business) and, to offset the relative chaos, my skincare routine has been minimalist in the best possible way. In the daytime, I often apply a pump of the Clé de Peau Beauté Le Serum, which hydrates and balances, expertly preparing my skin for foundation. At night, I’ve been reaching for the Omorovicza Even Tone, which features a potent blend of microalgea, niacinamide and gentle acids to unify skin tone while adding a glow. It makes my skin feel baby soft upon waking and I am already noticing an improvement in evenness and overall radiance. For lips, the U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound is divine! Plush and moisturizing, this innovative formula contains peptides, ceramics and hyaluronic acid to deliver volume and shine while diminishing vertical fine lines…this formula is truly special.

U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound for color therapy
A closeup of the U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound
Foundation products for Color therapy


I am beyond thrilled to put two new foundations on your radar; I have been testing them regularly and love them equally but for different reasons. For full coverage in a single pump, the RMS Re-Evolve Natural Finish Liquid Foundation is, in a word, incredible. The formula is creamy and smoothing and leaves my complexion looking like porcelain; best of all, it’s shockingly long lasting (especially for a clean foundation) and feels like nothing on the skin. My perfect match is 55!

For moments when lighter coverage is desired, the Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops (my match is IX) are wholly recommend. This liquid formulation is lightweight and packed with skincare benefits; it glides on and instantly evens the complexion while still letting the luster of real skin shine through with a fresh and dewy finish.

To finish the complexion, the new Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Concealer is sublime. Replete with skincare ingredients and formidable, light-reflecting pigmentation, the smallest touch of this concealer (my match is 8) in my orbital region instantly brightens without creasing. I then use a fluffy brush to lightly sweep the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Powder in Tan all over to blur pores and fine lines…it’s a veritable filter for the skin.

swatches of foundation on arm for color therapy
Swatches in outdoor sunlight.
Jane Iredale Glow cheeck products for color therapy

// CHEEKS //

I adore a good cream formula as it looks so natural on skin of all ages and these new sticks from Jane Iredale are gorgeous and clean! The *Jane Iredale Glow Time Bronzer Stick in Scorch contours and sculpts while adding an illuminating wash of warmth. For cheeks, the *Jane Iredale Glow Time Blush Stick in Fervor is a quintessential flush of pinky peach and to highlight, there is nothing more effortless than the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand on the highpoint of the face.

Jane Iredale fervor blush swatch on arms
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand swatch
I have run through at least 3 of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand. It’s truly exceptional for a lit-from-within look while flattering a spectrum of skin tones.
Trish McEvoy lipliner barely nude swatch for color therapy
Here, I used the Trish McEvoy Lipliner Barely Nude as a base for every lipstick that follows in this story…this is one of my most reached for formulas. The shade is a perfect neutral and the creamy lasting power is exceptional.
Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre 01 swatches
The Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre 01

For eyes, I have been reaching for the Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre 01 nonstop as of late. This gorgeous quad features warm bronzy tones and incandescent gold hues for the easiest gilded eye. The formula is buttery and blendable while resisting creasing and I love that all four shades have a satin finish (my preference!) for endless luminosity. So glad I bought this!

Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre swatches
Swatches of the Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre  in direct sunlight.
Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre swatches for color therapy
The Chanel Les Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow Palette Tweed Cuivre in action on the eyes.
lipstick products for color therapy
The lipsticks.

// The Lipsticks // Each of these gems tells a strong and nuanced color story…they instantly brighten the face with rich color pay off and long lasting wear time.

Swatches in direct sunlight.

The following images reflect everything in action in natural afternoon sunlight…

YSL Rouge Pur Couture 22 Pink Celebration lipstick swatch
Wearing YSL Rouge Pur Couture 22 Pink Celebration
Dior Rouge Dior Forever Transfer-Proof Lipstick 505 Forever Sensual lipstick swatch
I’m wearing Dior Rouge Dior Forever Transfer-Proof Lipstick 505 Forever Sensual
YSL The Bold High Pigment Lipstick 12 Nu Incongru lipstick swatch
Wearing YSL The Bold High Pigment Lipstick 12 Nu Incongru
Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick 117 Unforgettable Fuchsia swatch
I’m wearing Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick 117 Unforgettable Fuchsia
La Perla Matte Silk Lipstick in Tangelo Red swatch
Wearing La Perla Matte Silk Lipstick in Tangelo Red
woman in green dress
Style notes.


This Farm Rio Dress (worn in a small and currently on sale) possesses such a chic and lively energy. It’s structured yet relaxed and pairs so well with an oversized jean jacket (a perennial must), gold square hoop earrings and minimalist black sandals for a reimagined homage to the 1960s.

woman in green dress sitting on a chair

woman holding makeup

woman wearing green dress and denim jacket
Last look.

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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at some of my latest beauty discoveries–including a luxurious array of lip color options–from Nordstrom and would love to know what caught your eye. Let me know which one was your favorite!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video tutorial, a foundation intensive and a host of new fall and holiday launches. Cannot wait to share.

In the meanwhile, I post daily content on my Instagram and LTK shop  so please make sure to follow me there, too.

Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,


–The Beauty Professor

**Many thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. 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. © 2012-22 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (3)

  • Nicola Reply

    You look especially amazing in the 60s pink! But you made me into a neutral lover ♥️

    September 16, 2022 at 6:46 am
  • Joanne Egerton Reply


    Thank you for your blog. I have been following you for many a year now. I buy so many of the products you use, and they have all been incredible. You have also pushed my boundaries in colors, I am grateful. Thanks again on how you apply colors and makeup. Rachel, I love the fact that you are down to earth, but you know what you like. Looking forward to new product suggestions in the following blogs. Many blessings and laughter!

    Joanne )O(

    September 20, 2022 at 11:01 pm
  • Souhaila Reply

    Yes that dress is absolutely lovely on you and the curation with the YSL in Pink Celebration-so chic indeed! Each of the shades does indeed offer a gorgeous, nuanced color story that does brighten the face beautifully! Thank you SO much for sharing your take on the Chanel Les Ombres TWEED palettes Tweed Cuivre-the gilded tones with the satin finish look sumptuous and pairs brilliantly with a brighter lip <3 This post was so a propos as I'm going to be joining my fellow Mom Link Community/Club members for an incredible Summit in Delray Beach, FL where there are going to be amazing speakers, we'll be able to meet in person and also attend the VIP PINK PARTY at the home of Gina Skelton, my dearest friend of over 20 years whose post I tagged you in!) who is one of the Co-Founders. She and her 2 other beautiful, wonderful co founders have created this amazing, supportive community( for all women-even if you are not a mom or mompreneur (it's so richly diverse as far as industries, backgrounds… but they are truly wonderful and it's so fantastic to be part of a community of like minded and hearted women! Can't wait to share more xo ) So the curation of lip colors here is so perfect as I'm curating my makeup(foundation too-I do want to opt for coverage that's buildable and allows me to create lasting medium to full, yet still imparting a finish that looks like skin ) choices to pursue for the trip-the Rms, Westman and CT picks along with checking out the lovely Jane Iredale for the cream cheek formula(I still have this sublime dual cream cheek/highlight stick from a past Tom Ford Soleil Collection, and the TF advisor at NM agrees that it's fabulous! lol) so I've been looking for another as I do find a lovely creme formula to be very flattering. The former is mostly in my Mom's makeup bag now as it looks so good on her. I'm going to have her try the new CT concealer. Thanks luv! xo

    September 23, 2022 at 3:54 am

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