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: Five Vibrant Lip Colors to Try + New Charlotte, Westman & Chanel
// SKINCARE //
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.
// FOUNDATION //
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.
// 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.
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!
// 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.
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture 22 Pink Celebration: A cool lilac pink with a tender pearl frost, this lipstick is very 1960s.
- Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick 117 Unforgettable Fuchsia: A bold fuchsia pink with with a lavish cream finish.
- YSL The Bold High Pigment Lipstick 12 Nu Incongru: A regal pinky nude with peerless color payoff.
- Dior Rouge Dior Forever Transfer-Proof Lipstick 505 Forever Sensual: An opulent rosewood with comfortable wear and otherworldly lasting power.
- La Perla Matte Silk Lipstick in Tangelo Red: A warm red with immense pigmentation…my favorite red of life these days.
The following images reflect everything in action in natural afternoon sunlight…
// 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.
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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.
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.