Mini Story: A Look in My Makeup Bag this Week + A Westman Atelier Close Up

My Makeup Bag and my current favorite makeup
In my bag.
Hello, dear readers…I hope your week, despite all of the wildness in this world, is going well. I head back to lecturing–albeit online–for the fall semester next week. So, I am working on preparing my all of my classes for a distance learning modality. When I start on Monday, I’ll be fully tenured!
Today, I’m sharing a brief look at the latest products on heavy rotation, most of which are in my makeup bag…these formulas and shades (including a close up of the *Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight) work well with my late summer skin and are reliable in terms of performance, whether I’m galavanting around the park with Joey or sitting through a full day of Zoom meetings.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line…

Mini Story: A Look in My Makeup Bag this Week + A Westman Atelier Close Up

My Makeup Bag and my current favorite makeup products
The products.


*Cuyuna Vanity Case in Blush:

I received this bag a couple of months ago and have myself relying on it more and more recently. The nude pink pebbled leather is sturdy yet soft and the rectangle design enables it to stand up on my crowded bathroom counters. The top zipper opens very wide on the sides and the lined interior is lush and roomy. In sum, it’s a dream bag!

*Serucell KFS Serum (reviewed HERE):

Upon cleansing, I start each day with two pumps of this skin transforming serum; it lifts, firms, brightens and resurfaces without irritation and plays well with any subsequent skincare steps. The science behind this formula is impressive and my skin is better for it.

*Beboe Therapies Face Serum (reviewed HERE):

This oil is a gorgeous new discovery that is nourishing my late summer skin. It has a restorative dose of moisture that reduces redness and inflammation while imparting a soft radiance. More on this elixir and its ingredients forthcoming!

*Natura Bisse Diamond Cocoon Sheer Eye:

Equal parts skincare and color, this rich eye cream has a sheer beige tint that brightens and conceals. Also, allowing me to completely skip concealer. I can’t wait to continue to experiment with this genius formula.

*Kosas Tinted Face Oil in #6 (reviewed HERE):

Just a few drops of this clean and green liquid base creates an even canvas with a soft incandescence that wears for hours on end…it must be tried to be believed.

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (reviewed HERE):

I STILL use this bronzer almost daily…it’s the most flawless way of contouring and adding warmth in seconds and each one of my BP readers and Instagram followers who try it seem to love it as much as I do.

*LAWLESS Make Me Blush in Angel Suede (reviewed HERE):

This peachy tone is so cheerful and face brightening…I pop it on the apples of my cheeks for a lively flush.

*Sisley-Paris L’Orchidee in Coral (reviewed HERE):

There is something so special about this pinky peach powder…it has an illuminating quality that delivers light to the face without depositing shimmer. It’s a beautiful enigma to say the least.

SUQQU Brow Mascara (reviewed HERE):

Just a couple of coats adds color, fullness and overall density to my brows in mere seconds and it wears all day without flaking or fading.

Chanel Premiere Lacque Eyeshadow in Rising Sun (reviewed HERE):

I recently re-discovered this in my stash and love it on my lower lash line for a bit of peachy glow. The formula is creamy and radiant and doesn’t budge.

Lancome L’Absolu Mademoiselle in Ice Cold Pink (reviewed HERE):

This lip balm is simply lovely. Shiny and moisturizing with a gentle cooling and plumping effect, this icy baby pink tone is a fabulous base for my lipstick to come.

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Bubble:

This lip color is a quintessential bubblegum pink that makes your lips look polished in a single coat. In the look at the end of this post, I mixed it with the MAC Crossfade shade for a custom bright and velvety peachy pink hue.

*MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolor in Crossfade:

Somehow this coral is both bright and muted and I attribute this paradox to the very unique Powder Kiss formula! The sueded liquid is smooth and blurring (lip lines, be gone!) while imparting remarkable moisture and the shades in the lineup (a full spectrum swatch session on BP coming up very soon) are pigmented while still looking very soft in terms of tone.

*Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-Gloss in Moon (reviewed HERE):

A luminous white with silver sparkles, this cushiony, extra reflective gloss adds depth, dimension and fullness to any lip look…it’s become a veritable staple in my late summer lip wardrobe.

*Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette (reviewed HERE):

Rife with six buttery shades in matte, satin and extra radiant finishes, this palette has been on my eyes nonstop for the last few weeks. Each shade is so flattering and wearable and the tones harmonize with each other effortlessly. I generally apply the taupe mink tone and blend the satin cream up to my brown bone. Then, I blend a bit of the warm copper in the crease and pat the diamond sparkle hue (my favorite…and no fall out) in the center of my lid. If you’re currently on the line about this palette, I implore you to give it a try…you won’t regret it.

*Wayne Goss Essential Eye Kohl in Precious Opal:

I have been loving this extra smooth sable brown on my waterline as of late. The formula glides on with ease and stays in place until I remove it.

*Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Peche, Peau de Soleil and Peau de Rosé:

As a final step in my routine, I love tapping these sheer tinted creams on the high points of my face…the glow is so fresh and sophisticated while still looking entirely natural. Keep reading for more details and comparison swatches of all three hues.


swatch of makeup on arm
Swatches from bottom to top: *Natura Bisse Diamond Cocoon Sheer Eye*Kosas Tinted Face Oil in #6 (reviewed HERE), Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (reviewed HERE), *LAWLESS Make Me Blush in Angel Suede (reviewed HERE), *Sisley-Paris L’Orchidee in Coral (reviewed HERE), SUQQU Brow Mascara (reviewed HERE) and Chanel Premiere Lacque Eyeshadow in Rising Sun (reviewed HERE).
The swatches from L-R: Lancome L’Absolu Mademoiselle in Ice Cold Pink (reviewed HERE), Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Bubble*MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolor in Crossfade and *Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-Gloss in Moon (reviewed HERE).
Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette swatches
Swatches of the *Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette (reviewed HERE) and *Wayne Goss Essential Eye Kohl in Precious Opal.
Lancome L’Absolu Mademoiselle in Ice Cold Pink (reviewed HERE) and Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Bubble.
*Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight

Peau de Peche

Ever since being introduced to Peau de Peche a couple of years ago, I have been a devotee of the the *Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight. The creamy formula imparts the most natural looking glow…it’s bouncy, dewy skin in a compact.
The three shades:  Peau de PechePeau de Soleil and Peau de Rosé work with nearly any complexion, providing illumination with a wash of sheer color. I love the bronzy depth of Peau de Soleil and the ethereal blush of Peau de Rosé but my heart will always belong to the original: Peau de Peche. It’s the perfect blend of golden and neutral tones that always leave the high points of my skin looking kissed with warm light.
Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight swatches
From L-R: *Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Peche, Peau de Soleil and Peau de Rosé. 
Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight swatches
Swatches of the Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight in direct sunlight. 
eye makeup from My Makeup Bag
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight…



woman holding My Makeup Bag
Style notes.


Madewell button-down (reviewed HERE):

I purchased this at the Nordstrom sale and am so glad it’s still in stock…have already worn it a few times. It’s a classic and timeless and can be dressed up–or in this case, down–with ease.

Free People Black Cutoffs:

Fall may be almost here but with this heat, I’ll be wearing cutoffs for a very long time still. This deep black pair is soft and comfortable.


The easiest sandal to wear all week, they’re cushiony and lightweight and also help to tone one’s calves. So good.

woman in shorts and striped shirt
woman in shorts


woman in shorts and showing her makeup
Eye look via *Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette
woman in shorts, smiling and showing her makeup


different products from my My Makeup Bag
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this brief peek into my current makeup bag. Also, I would love to hear what may have caught your eye!
Good things ahead, including an updated Nordstrom Sale beauty story in honor of General Access this week, an incredible new foundation and concealer launch (swatches galore coming your way), a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements…cannot wait to share.
Sending much love, stay strong and more soon,
–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.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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  • Suzanne Gabrielle Reply

    I really do need to purchase the Peau de Peche. I was fortunate to have swatched it in January when I was visiting my daughter in Australia. It is stunning.

    August 19, 2020 at 3:53 pm

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