Above: My July Favorites in the haircare, skincare and cosmetics categories.
Happy August, lovelies! The start of the new month means it’s time for a recapitulation of my favorite haircare, skincare and beauty products for the month of July. Due to a busy week and travel constraints, I ended up filming this at 3:30 AM…please excuse any loopiness ; )
Products (with their respective links) mentioned:
(1) Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation O30…currently available online at Saks and in-store at Neiman Marcus. Used in this post HERE.
(2) Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation…currently available at Neiman Marcus, with reviews and swatches of every shade HERE.
Above: The Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation comes in 15 shades and has a long wearing, natural matte finish.
Above: Wearing the shade #05 Natural (not set with powder)…it’s a perfect match for my NC 27 summer skin! Also wearing the Jouer Luminizing Cheek Tint (#11) in this image.
(3) Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector…available at Neiman Marcus and comprehensively reviewed HERE.
Above: This 10-in-1 leave-in is all I need for haircare when traveling!
Above: My hair, air dried, directly following a dose of the Alterna Caviar CC.
(4) La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil…reviewed HERE.
(5) Kate Somerville Eczema Therapy Cream…available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE.
(6) Lift Lab Skin Regeneration Purify + Clarify Daily Cleanser and Detox Mask…available at Neiman Marcus and reviewed HERE.
(7) Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face…available at Neiman Marcus.
Above: I love how ultra-milled this powder is…simple, exfoliating cleansing at its finest; but that’s to be expected from the venerable Diptyque!
(8) Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow…available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE.
**Only one more day for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…if you’re looking for inspiration, take a peek at my shopping list (with images!) HERE.
Above: The CT Bronze and Glow compact is the easiest way to contour and highlight in a luxurious manner…have used this everyday since purchasing.
Above: The Dior Fluid Stick in Kiss Me…one of my favorite pinks to date.
(16) Buxom Lip Foundation in Nude…available at Sephora.
(17) Surratt Beauty Artistique Lip Crayon in Deep in Vogue…available at Barney’s NY and worn HERE.
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Bottom Line: July was an exceptional month for beauty discoveries and I hope you enjoyed the video! I truly hope your month is off to a great start and would love to hear what products were standouts for you in July.
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How does the cdp radiant foundation compare to the cdp refining fluid foundation? Also have you ever tried the tom ford pressed setting powder? If so what are your thoughts on it in comparison to other powders you like?
Hello…I wish I could compare the two but I never used the Refining Fluid. I will say that from previous swatching, the Radiant formula appears to have more coverage than the Refining formula. I do own the TF Pressed Setting Powder and I love it; it is practically invisible on the skin but mattifies nicely. It is in my current rotation along with my beloved Surratt Diaphane Powder (completely translucent and gossamer light) and Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Powder (more coverage but a lovely skin finish).
I hope that helps…xx,
–The Beauty Professor
Hi Lovely Friend,
I think you should film at this time more often you seemed so at ease and relaxed and natural , even more than usual.
What a fantastic foundation the Tom Ford one is , to still look that good that long after first application.
Actually I love your whole look here and how do you not even look tired?
My favorite things for July have been Urban Decay Naked palette, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and my new Sigma brushes.
Have you tried the Jouer Luminizer in Tiare? I am looking for a cream highlighter any suggestions on one would be great. I have the Kevyn Aucoin powder in candlelight but would also like a cream.
I will be saving my money for the Charlotte Tillbury palette that's for sure it is amazing!
I hope that you August is off to a fantastic start.
Take care and talk soon
Hello dear Julie!
That is so kind of you to say…I felt basically delirious at that hour but I am glad that it translated more positively than that ; )
Yes, the Tom Ford foundation is wonderful…I wore it daily on my vacation and was astounded by how well it held up in the heat of the desert.
Thanks for sharing your favorites for July…the GA Luminous Silk Foundation is such a classic and I am glad you are enjoying it!
I do indeed own the Jouer Luminizer in Tiare…it is lovely but I actually prefer the Joeur Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon for a highlighter effect. It is just as luminous but stays in place so well, perhaps better than Tiare.
The Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow is a totally worthy splurge; you will love it!
I hope that all is well with you and your lovely family…xoxo and talk soon,
–The Beauty Professor