First FOTD of 2015…Featuring the Zelens Lip Enhancer and a Classic Hat

Above: My first FOTD of 2015.
Earlier this week, my mom and I were in LA for a meeting and, much to our suprise, it began raining. Although she brought a coat with a hood, I was in no way prepared for the deluge that continued well into the evening.  Instead of buying yet another umbrella, I opted for this TopShop hat…it artfully blocked the rain and, I daresay, it just might come in handy again this winter.  For my first FOTD of 2015, I am happy to include said hat, along with some classic favorites (including the newly procured Zelens Lip Enhancer) for a clean and subtle look.  
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches, images of the products in action and a very special Bottom Line…
Above: Bronzes, taupes and pinks for a classic look…it doesn’t get any better for me than this! 
Products Used:
Above: After loving the Suqqu Frame Fix foundation, I was tempted to order the standard Suqqu Foundation in shade #25 (a perfect match for my NC 25 skin) from Harrod’s in the UK. 
Above: Suqqu Mini Review…this foundation offers creamy, medium to full coverage with a natural skin finish.  It is hydrating, yet long lasting (6-8 hours of touch up-free wear) and doesn’t need to be set with a powder.  It comes in a girthy glass jar and also includes a diamond-shaped sponge with its very own envelope holder for portability…genius!
Above: I adore the Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum…the soft, glowing taupe has really grown on me over the past month.  It is marvelous for a subtly shaded eye and, once applied, is entirely budge-proof.
Above: The full eye look in direct sunlight.
Above: I have been completely smitten with the Zelens Age Control Foundation (reviewed HERE) and, consequently, couldn’t wait to try the translucent pink Lip Enhancer.  
Above: This ultra-rich and hydrating balm glides on the lips and imparts a baby pink glow that self-adjusts and deepens with each layer.  One swipe and my lips are delighfully flushed a tender pink…a second and third swipe creates a bolder  pink that brightens the face.  I love how smooth and moisturized my lips feel over the course of wear!
Above: A swatch of the Zelens Lip Enhancer in direct sunlight. The blue bracelet is an antique Art Deco piece with spinels, gifted to me at Christmas by husband!
Above: Two coats of the Zelens Lip Enhancer, developed to maximum intensity.
Above: After my love for the Cheek to Chic Blush in First Love, I also recently picked up the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Glow, an ethereal light pink. 
Above: A close up of Love Glow in direct sunlight…the outer ring is a luminous peachy pink and the inner circle is a light rose for a natural flush. 
Above: A swatch of Love Glow in direct sunlight…it is glowy rather than shimmery.
Above: Swatches of all products in direct sunlight.
The images below reflect all products in action in various lighting situations…

Above: Direct sunlight with a flash.
Above: Outdoor shade with flash .
Above: Sunlight, no flash.
Above: Direct sunlight, no flash.
Above: Outdoor shade with a flash.
Above: Direct sunlight, no flash.

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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this post!  In addition to being the first FOTD of the new year, it is also my birthday (we needn’t say which one) and the three year anniversary of Beauty Professor (first post ever can be found HERE…how far we have come)!  
Thank you for all of your kindness and support since 2012…I attribute the success of this blog to our collective passion for beauty~
xoxo and have a blessed Sunday,
–The Beauty Professor

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Comments (22)

  • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

    Happy New Year my friend! … And Happy 3rd Blogiversary! I am happy to have discovered your blog and witness it grow through the years. Keep writing and enabling me, haha! xox

    January 4, 2015 at 8:39 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, my friend!! How the time has passed…so thankful to have you in my life! Enabling shall continue ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Alison Reply

    Great FOTD, love the pics, love the hat. I am tempted by the gray color– though I have so many hats. I love felt!

    January 4, 2015 at 12:26 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Alison,

      Thank you…the hat is such good quality…it is 100% wool and totally holds it shape!


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm
  • Lulubelle Reply

    Happy Birthday, and I hope this year is everything you hope for!

    January 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Lulubelle!

      I feel blessed, indeed…thanks for reading!


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Gorgeous as always! I'm also super impressed with that hat! Might have to check it out. Also, I'm smitten with that Zelens lip product! It reminds me of a more luxe version of the IT cosmetics lip vitalities. While I digged that product, the packaging was cheap and problematic. Plus, a bit 'gloopy' for my taste.

    January 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Maeve!

      I see the comparison between the Zelens and the IT Lip Vitality…similar self-adjusting properties, but definitely without the "goop" factor!

      Hope you get a chance to try it…xoxo,

      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:33 pm
  • Kristine Reply

    Happy Birthday and Happy BP Anniversary! I greatly appreciate all the time and effort you put into your reviews. Cheers to many more years of posting!

    January 4, 2015 at 5:16 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Kristine,

      Thank you on both accounts! I so appreciate your supportive words…xoxo,

      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:33 pm
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Happy birthday, Happy BP anniversary. I wish u a year of love, health & happiness.

    January 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Lynn,

      Thank you ever so much! Hope your week is going well!


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Happy Birthday! I have really been enjoying your blog and videos and appreciate your honest opinions. Just ordered the Zelens Age Control foundation and the LMdB Peau Vierge is next on my list when I'm at Nieman Marcus. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    January 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Pamela,

      Thanks! Your words mean a great deal to me! So excited that the Zelens ad Peau Vierge are on their way to you…do keep me posted on your experience. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Hi! I am a new subscriber and am already enchanted with your blog content. Definitely have to get the Zelens lip product. Do you provide info as to where to purchase? Also, interested in good brushes…difficult if not impossible to get in the US as they are made in Japan and sold in UK. Any suggestions? Many thanks.

    January 4, 2015 at 10:02 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Anon,

      Thank you for subscribing! So glad you are enjoying the blog! I have a direct link to the Zelen's product…it is a Barney's New York exclusive and can definitely be ordered from Barney's online…just click on the product title. In terms of brushes, I really like the Jenny Patinkin Lazy Perfection brushes…they are reviewed on my blog if you want to take a peek.


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 8:38 pm
  • Clever Girl Reviews Reply

    I love the look of the Zelen's lip enhancer. I have a soft spot for Le Volume in Prune too. I just put it on my best of 2014 list!

    January 5, 2015 at 1:36 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Clever Girl!

      Isn't it dreamy? And the Le Volume in Prune is a favorite…I hope it is never discontinued.


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 9:23 pm
  • Sunnykm Reply

    Rachel Happy Birthday!! May all your shopping wishes come true 🙂

    January 5, 2015 at 1:38 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you!!! So far, so good ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm
  • Rose.K Reply

    Happy Birthday & Anniversary!! Love you & your blog. Here's to many, many more happy, healthy years & amazing product reviews.
    Love to see you do a full line Zelen's swatch fest!

    January 5, 2015 at 3:15 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Rose,

      Thank you ever so much, from my heart!

      Zelen's swatch fest currently in the works ; )

      xoxo to you and your family!

      –The Beauty Professor

      January 8, 2015 at 9:26 pm

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