Product Recommendations + a Summer Look, Just in Time for the Space NK Flash Sale Event!

My Space NK product recommendations. 
I hope your weekend is off to a gorgeous start! In light of the fact that Space NK is having a Summer Flash Event from Friday August 4th-Monday August 7th, I thought I would share some classic favorites and new launches from this perfectly curated retailer that create an easy sunlit summer look.  Before moving on to the products, swatches and resulting look, here are a few details on the Summer Flash Event:
  • When: From Friday August 4th-Monday August 7th
  • What: $20 off when you spend $100 or more and $40 off when you spend $200 or more
  • Why: It’s a marvelous chance to explore a new product that’s been on your radar!

Kindly scroll on for my product recommendations, swatches and summer look as well as the Bottom Line…

To streamline my recommendations, I’ve divided them into major categories: Skincare, Base + Face, Cheeks, Eyes and Lips
  • *Sunday Riley C.E.O.: This lush, Vitamin C-infused moisturizer–the latest from Sunday Riley– fights five signs of aging while contributing to noticeably brighter skin. 
  • *111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil: I have been using this for the past two weeks and am happy to report that this luxurious oil has made me fall in love with Retinol again. The formula increases cell turnover without causing the slightest bit of dryness or irritation. I apply it nightly (by itself so I could calibrate its performance) and am over the moon at how smooth, clear and glowing my face looks…my mom even asked me what I’ve been using lately. This is my first product from 111 Skin and, based on my experience with the *Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil, I am now excited to try more. 
  • *Tata Harper Clarifying Mask: Simply the best for deep cleaning pores and tightening one’s canvas, this mask delivers results while infusing one’s skin with clean and effective ingredients. 
  • *Goldfaden MD Sun Visor (reviewed HERE): I have used this spray SPF for years as it does a great job of protecting the skin without disrupting makeup application. The lightweight bottle can easily be tossed in one’s handbag for touch ups throughout the course of a long day outdoors. I’m on bottle #3! 

Base and Face. 
// BASE + FACE //
  • *BY TERRY Light-Expert Click Brush #10 Golden Sand (reviewed HERE): My adoration of this particular formula has not been a secret on BP as I’ve included it in many past stories. That being said, #10 Golden Sand is back to being a perfect match for my dead-of-summer NC 27-30 skin and the buildable coverage and velvety texture, coupled with a long-lasting natural finish, makes this foundation a continued favorite. The click brush is genius for travel and the fact that my skin stays looking like skin (albeit a more perfected version) sets this formula apart from its contemporaries. 
  • *Smith & Cult Book of Sun Palette: This brand new launch features a resplendent peachy blush on one side (applied to the apples of cheeks) and a warm tan bronze  (I used this in the hollows and perimeters of my face) on the other. Generous in their proportions, the pans of product are finely milled and infinitely blendable…pretty and practical. 
  • *Oribe Illuminating Face Palette in Sunlit (reviewed HERE): I swept a mix of the pearl, pink and bronze highlighter shades along the high points of my face (upper cheek bones, forehead and down the bridge of my nose) for an ethereal glow. This trio can also act as a light blush and bronzer for fair skin tones. 

The *Smith & Cult Book of Sun Palette and *Oribe Illuminating Face Palette in Sunlit
*BY TERRY Light-Expert Click Brush #10 Golden Sand swatched in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

// EYES //
  • *Chantecaille Seashell Eye + Cheek Trio: This slim compact is replete with three coordinating shades that can be worn on eyes and cheeks, though I focused the trio on my eyes for the look that follows. I blended the pink apricot shade all over my lid for a wash of warm color, then used a bit of the taupe shade in my crease for definition and followed with the iridescent champagne pink up to my brow bones for transition and glow. The three shades are blendable, easy to build and intensify and arguably lovely for the summer months. 
  • *Kimiko Beauty Inc. Eyebrow Pencil in Black Tea: This cult favorite brow pencil features an ultra slim retractable tip that can mimic the look of brow hairs while building volume and definition; it’s also important to mention that it stays in place all day…this pencil is incredible.
  • *BY TERRY Eyebrow Mascara in Medium Ash (reviewed HERE): A preferred formula for years, this tinted gel builds hold and adds polish to brows; the Ash Brown hue is excellent for my neutral dark brown brow coloring. 
  • *Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara (reviewed HERE): Fortified with lash conditioners, this ultra-black mascara creates intense volume and length in two coats while encouraging lash growth from the inside-out with each application. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Chantecaille Seashell Eye + Cheek Trio
The eye look, featuring the *Chantecaille Seashell Eye + Cheek Trio

//LIPS //
  • *Surratt Beauty Lipslique in Fee Soie and Ritzy (reviewed HERE): The Lipslique formula is utterly exceptional. I have run through 3+ Fee Soie’s (a pale and pearly champagne salmon pink) and the creamy, coral pink Ritzy is a new addition. Hydrating, pigmented and shiny, I love mixing these two colors (as I have later in this post) for a perfect pink pout. 
  • *Oribe Lip Lust in Super Natural: One of the newer aides in the Oribe Lip Lust lineup, this medium nude has a velvety warmth that makes it sublime for a spectrum of skin tones. I simply cannot get enough of this shade! 
  • *Oribe Lip Lust in The Violet: Definitely outside of my lip color comfort zone, this bold aubergine bathes lips in a cloak of dramatic pigment that instantly makes a statement. I was surprised by how much I love this intense shade and thoroughly recommend it for vibrant lipstick lovers. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*Oribe Lip Lust in Super Natural
A single-pass swatch in direct sunlight. 
*Oribe Lip Lust in The Nude, Super Natural, Imperial Rose, Fuchsia Glow, The Red and The Violet. 
While on the subject of *Oribe Lip Lust, I am excited to present swatches of all six available shades of this gorgeous formula; creamy, pigmented, hydrating and long lasting, this luxurious lip color ranks amongst the absolute best in lip offerings and the balance of nudes, neutrals and bold jewel tones is brilliant in the lineup of eight hues:
  • *The Nude (reviewed HERE): A light peachy pink nude with 1960’s mod appeal.
  • *Super Natural: A 1990’s nude with warm undertones and enough pigment to flatter a spectrum of skin tones. My current favorite! **Worn later in the post
  • *Imperial Rose: A neutral tea rose that’s perfect for work and play.
  • *Fuchsia Glow: Vibrant hot pink with cool undertones to brighten one’s smile.
  • *The Red: A classic neutral cherry red. 
  • *The Violet: Rich oxblood-meets-aubergine…vampy and timeless. **Worn later in the post

Swatches in direct sunlight.  
The following images reflect all products in action…blouse–currently on sale–can be found HERE— and the three different lip color shades are denoted in the pictures: 

*Surratt Beauty Lipslique in a mix of Fee Soie and Ritzy

*Surratt Beauty Lipslique in a mix of Fee Soie and Ritzy
*Surratt Beauty Lipslique in a mix of Fee Soie and Ritzy
*Oribe Super Natural
*Oribe Super Natural
*Oribe The Violet
*Oribe The Violet
*Oribe The Violet
*Oribe The Violet
Last look. 
Bottom Line:  I hope you enjoyed this Space NK-centric story and would love to know what may have caught your eye for the Summer Flash Event (active now through Monday 8/7). Do tell! 
Good things ahead, including workout makeup beauty story and a host of new product procurements…xx,
–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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (3)

  • Anonymous Reply

    Rachel, did you lighten your hair? It looks amazing!!! Going to Space NK tomorrow to get some beauty treats. Thank you.

    August 5, 2017 at 7:12 am
  • Kali Reply

    great products. i love Sunday Riley

    August 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • picking up the slack Reply

    Thank you for turning me onto Oribe lipstick, I bought the Super Natural and it's perfect.

    On another note completely:
    A) I used to use T.LeClerc powders and I wondered if you had ever tried/used them, besides the Banane shade they had a lovely orchid and along with a broad spectrum of other shades. Is the La Prairie powder as nice, I use and love the La Prairie foundation in Peche.
    B) Are you familiar with Cozzette Infinite matte eye shadows?

    While I am a l'enfant terrible of the 70's I am now in my early 60's and am having a very difficult time finding buttery smooth matte eye shadows. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Best regards, Ann

    P.S. Thank you for turning me onto Physicians Formula bronzer it is dee-lish.

    August 12, 2017 at 5:35 am

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