Cyber Monday Shopping Guide + A Swatch-Heavy Overview of New Releases from Le Metier de Beaute and Natasha Denona

Cyber Monday ready! 
Cyber Monday has arrived and I, consequently, have compiled a list of current promotions and product suggestions to maximize your online energy this week! Additionally, I am excited to share an overview of makeup on current rotation as well as swatches of new product launches from a pair of my favorite brands: Le Metier de Beaute and Natasha Denona.  
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line…
Beauty on heavy rotation this month.
Beauty on Heavy Rotation

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DEPARTMENT STORES (Beauty + Fashion)

    • Bloomingdale’s (Take 25% off a host of regular and sale-priced items for a total savings of up to 60% off)
      • Nespresso Lattissima Touch Espresso Maker...if you are a coffee lover, this is incredible, if you are one who cannot get enough frothy milk on your coffee, this is a MUST.  We bought ours from Bloomies last year and use it daily…the fact that is it 44% off simply cannot be ignored.  Ours makes us ridiculously happy. 
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    • AmazonFrom 11/26-11/30 get 30 % off select clothing, shoes and accessories.
    • All Saints: From now through 12/01, get 30% off all styles with the CODE: CYBER.  I have my eye on the chic and drapeOdile Coat in black.
    •  Net-A-PorterA huge selection of sale items (up to 50% off) and a plethora of luxury gifts makes this site a super fun perusal
        • RevolveUp to 50% a wide variety of merchandise.  I have my eye on this Mock Neck Sweater…which is excellent for the cold weather to come
        • SHOPBOP: From now though 12/1, get 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500 and 25% off if you spend $1000 with the CODE: GOBIG16.  I am adding these Rachel Comey Mars Mules and Frame Le Mix Jeans to my shopping cart ASAP!  
        • The Real Real: Up to 70% off a plethora of luxury items, already at deep discounts with CODE: THANKFUL...I stalk the Cartier page constantly.

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        Onto the new release swatches…

        Natasha Denona Star Liner in Black, Blue and Dark Violet. 
        I’ve been experimenting with the *Natasha Denona Star Liner for nearly two week and am absolutely smitten with the concept.  The two bottles, cleverly joined by a unifying square cap, contain rich liquid liner in a color-saturated shade and a coordinating glitter-infused hue. In my experience, the liner is completely waterproof once set (absolutely no smearing, smudging or flaking( and truly makes the eyes pop.  The glitter top coat is a festive spin on a traditional winged eye and, although reflective, is still demure enough to be worn in the day without crossing a dramatic line.  I have been reaching for Dark Violet constantly and am also loving the classic appeal of black.  I look forward to working with the Blue shade in the days to come and will feature an full (closed) eye look soon! 
        • Black: Inky caviar and glittering black and silver
        • Blue: Deep indigo and glittering duo chrome blue
        • Dark Violet: Darkest purple and glittering lilac duo chrome

        Official details, courtesy of Sephora:
        What it is: 
        A long-lasting, two-step liquid eyeliner with a sparkle finish for brilliantly defined eyes. 

        What it does: 
        Emphasize the lash line by giving eyes an elegantly bold look with this full-coverage, long-wear liquid liner. Once eyes are lined, glide on the step-two transparent, monochromatic liquid liner for a touch of subtle glitter. This unique combination of bold color and a hint of sparkle creates a sophisticated, smoky-eyed look. 

        What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
        – Parabens 
        – Sulfates 

        Suggested Usage: 
        -Apply liquid liner close to the natural lash line and wait two to three minutes for it to dry. 
        -Apply the liquid transparent glitter liner as the second step directly on top of the liquid base coat. 

        Ingredients: Liquid Liner// Water, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol, Simethicone, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, [May Contain +/- :] CI 77499 [Iron Oxides], CI 77266, CI 77891 [Titanium dioxide], CI 77491 [Iron oxides]. Monochromatic Liner// Water, Polyurethane-1, Glycerin, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, [May Contain +/- :] CI 21108, CI 51319, Cl 73915, CI 74160, CI 74260, CI 77266, CI 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], CI 77000 [Aluminium Powder].

        What else you need to know: 
        “I designed this product because each time I create smoky-eyed looks for clients or on models for photoshoots, I imagine adding an eyeliner to the smoky eyes with an undercover sparkle that is monochromatic. My Star Liner transforms dark smoky eyes into smoky glam.”—Natasha Denona, Founder

        Swatches of the Natasha Denona Star Liner  in direct sunlight. 
        Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme. 
        Nearly five years ago, I made my very first purchase from the Le Metier de Beaute line; it a tube of the *Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme, which, for many reasons, I treasure to this day. This lip gloss is remarkable.  Creamy and gently opaque, it imparts a cellophane shine and plush color that can be worn alone or over existing lip color for even greater impact. Non-sticky and long lasting, I am partial to Riche (a perfect nude), Posh (a cool candy pink) and Flair (a translucent warm red).  I love this formula as much as I did five years ago!
        • Aloof: Creamy pale beige
        • Riche: Tender pinky nude
        • Sleek: Light caramel beige
        • Breathe: Natural muted pink
        • Array: Shimmer-free dolly pink
        • Posh: Cool and iridescent candy pink
        • Statement: Electric rose
        • Pave: Cranberry pink
        • Flair: Translucent warm red
        • Static: Pulsing magenta pink
        Swatches in direct sunlight. 
        Swatches in direct outdoor lighting. 
        Swatches in direct sunlight. 
        Wearing Riche.
        Wearing Posh. 
        Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lip Creme. 
        The *Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lip Creme (also reviewed HERE) has immense color payoff and a velvety, hydrating texture that envelopes lips in a cloak of long lasting pigment. The formula is lush yet weightless and wears beautifully for hours.  A few of my favorite shades include Mannequin (a quintessential nude beige), First Look (effortless and universally flattering) and Tabou (cherry red goodness). I am completely impressed with this resplendent take on the matte lip! 
        Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:
        Moisture Matte Lip Créme is a vivid, moisturizing and full coverage matte liquid lipstick. This hybrid of a gloss and lipstick is supremely longwearing and delivers velvet, high-pigmented color. The dynamic range of color that make-up the Moisture Matte Lip Créme collection is very much a reflection of the evolution of Le Métier De Beauté. Bold, exciting colors that perfectly capture the fresh and exciting mood of our brand. 
        • Long-lasting, full coverage matte lipstick 
        • Delivers intense pigment to lips
        • Lightweight, comfortable wear
        • Smear resistant 
        • Enriched with Vitamin E
        How to use: apply your choice of Moisture Matte Lip Créme all over the lip and blend out with a brush or fingertip. Lip liner may be applied before or after initial application. Lip-gloss should be added as a final step to ensure maximum durability and smoothness.
        Swatches in direct sunlight. 
        • Mannequin: Medium peachy beige 
        • First Look: Rich rose nude
        • Billow: Cool baby pink
        • Affinity: Deep mauve 
        • Teddy Boy: Intense 90’s brown
        • Truth: Bold coral
        • Scheme: Bright warm red
        • Tabou: Classic cool cherry red
        • Aura: Radiant hot pink
        • Revel: Lush fuchsia pink
        • Ricochet: Wild orchid
        • Vicious: Nearly black purple
        Swatches in outdoor natural lighting. 
        Swatches in intense sunlight.
        Wearing Teddy Boy.
        Wearing Tabou.
        Last look.
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        Bottom Line: I hope you found this swatch-heavy Cyber Monday post helpful and cannot wait to hear about what you may have indulged in…please share your choices in the comments section below!

        Good things ahead, including a travel beauty and fashion recap and a host of new product procurements! 

        Have a wonderful week,


        –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.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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        Comments (2)

        • Unknown Reply

          Hi Rachel! Love the first pic, very artistic! As always, great offerings. Love the post!

          November 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm
        • Unknown Reply

          Thank you for this post. Always beautiful and eloquently written! You are a diamond in the rough! You look gorgeous btw!

          November 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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