FOTD: San Francisco

I just spent a wonderful Thanksgiving week in San Francisco (full recap soon!) and in terms of makeup and skincare, found myself relying upon old favorites and new procurements as I got ready each day.  
Kindly scroll on for the full product breakdown as well as the Bottom Line…
Above: Some of my FOTD skincare and makeup choices from NUDE, Erno Lazlo and Kanebo Sensai. 
Above: Some of my Surratt and LMdB Black Friday purchases….all three Surratt items pictured were used in this FOTD.   Oh, and my gorgeous makeup bag is from Seth Wegter Bags ; ) 
Above: A closeup of the eyes.




Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this FOTD…I have so many products and swatches that I cannot wait to share with you in the coming days including more Surratt swatches (powder! eyeshadow! blush!), a video featuring Jouer favorites, swatches of every shade of the new version of the Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation, some key products from Australian brand Mirenesse,  a review of the latest Rouge Bunny Rouge primer, swatches and a review of the new Aqua Foundation formula from Koh Gen Do, just to name a few.  Hope your week is beautiful thus far…xoxo
**Some products mentioned are PR samples for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  This post contains affiliate links as well as unaffiliated links for your convenience; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these works.

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  • Unknown Reply

    You look absolutely radiant, dear Professor! OK, I'm sold on the Surratt eye products, so gorgeous! Thanks again for another lovely post 🙂

    December 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Elle! The Surratt eye products are incredible…I'll have swatches of every shade of the shadows very soon!

      Much appreciation for your readership and have a beautiful weekend…xoxo,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 6, 2013 at 6:13 am
  • strongestrose Reply

    Squeeeeeeeeeel!! The US Version of the Kanebo Sensai Cellular Foundation!!!! It looks gorgeous on you! I absolutely cannot wait for the full review, along with all the other exciting ones you mentioned! It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving by your extra radiant glow! I with Elle, your eye look is stunning in this look!! The shades really make your eye color pop!!! I might need the Surratt combo you are using! Would love to bring out the green more in my eyes without wearing purple'ish shades (they just always feel wrong on me unless very subtle). I am super duper excited to hear about the Kanebo Powder foundation as well! Thank you for another enticing post! As always, I can't wait for more! xo

    December 5, 2013 at 3:12 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you ever so much, Shoshana! I am hoping for some sunshine this weekend so I can take some final swatch pictures of the new formula (and the Kanebo powder, which I have been wearing nonstop since getting it). We did have a wonderful Thanksgiving…I managed to catch up on some much needed sleep and am so grateful we had the time away. I hope your family time was fantastic! As a fellow green-eyed girl, I think you would love this Surrat eye combo…simple and clean, but definitely good for our eye shade. I know what you mean about the purple issue…I love the color but it does feel a bit dramatic for everyday wear ; )

      I hope you have a gorgeous Friday and look forward to talking soon, my friend!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 6, 2013 at 6:17 am
  • MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone) Reply

    I was wondering about that Surratt lip color. I have Fie but wasn't sure about Bon Bon. My only regret with with Surratt was that I couldn't see the texture of the eyeshadows before ordering so I made some mistakes. I'm anxious to see more from you.

    December 6, 2013 at 3:48 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Marcia,

      As my partner in all things nude and light pink, I think you will be quite happy with Bon Bon…it is a blue-based baby pink that it so easy to wear. I now have swatches of all of the eye shadow shades and will be doing final edits and hopefully posting later on this weekend…which shades did you initially choose?

      Hope all is well and congrats on your new grand baby!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 6, 2013 at 6:19 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    Great FOTD. Have you ever considered doing reviews of high end organic brand foundations? I have been "greening" my make up bag, but cannot part with my Revlon Colorstay Whipped–which I learned about from you. I tried some of the mineral powders, but find them lacking. Just a thought. Thanks for doing such a great job!

    December 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you! I am definitely open to exploring the high end organic foundations…I have a couple of RMS products (review forthcoming!) and am also waiting for the release of a Kjaer Weis cream foundation (out any day) which sounds amazing. Perhaps I will do a compare and contrast post of the two once I get it!

      The Colorstay Whipped is a fabulous option and I know what you mean about most mineral powders feeling like they are lacking a certain efficacy overall.

      Thanks for the suggestion…I'll be working on an organic post!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

      You look fabulous! I haven't tried anything from Surrat yet so I will be reading your reviews.

      December 8, 2013 at 10:27 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Many thanks, Kath!

      The Surratt line is fantastic and I will do my best to keep the posts coming ; )

      Hope your weekend is going well…xoxo,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Beautiful face beautiful products!

    Love seeing what you use to create your glowing skin.

    Julie Xoxo

    December 17, 2013 at 5:34 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, lovely!! So wonderful to hear from you!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 17, 2013 at 6:52 am

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