Happy July to you! I just returned from a few super relaxed days on the coast of Northern California with my family; even though my makeup and skincare packing was wildly pared down due to the casual nature of the trip, I did, of course, document my most-used products. Using a stunning stretch of shoreline as a backdrop, here is a breakdown of my routine.
Kindly scroll down for more details, swatches and images of the products/style in action as well as some holiday shopping suggestions and the Bottom Line…
The setting for the shoot.
// SKINCARE // Even though I brought much more, I found myself simply using seven products for my skin each day.
*Le Metier de Beaute Longevity Creme (reviewed HERE): I have now finished a complete jar of this stunning cream, which is a rare occurrence in Beauty Professor land. Possessing potent anti-aging ingredient and the distinct ability to make my skin look bouncier, smoother, brighter and younger with each application (for me, day and night), I am excited to start jar #2.
*Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer: As its moniker suggests, this powerful formula indeed blurs the appearance of pores while adding a luminous incandescence that prepares skin for foundation to come.
*Stacked Skincare Hydrating Lip Peel: This all-natural gem harnesses the powers of lactic acid and pure sugar cane to smooth away dead skin (the bane of my existence) on contact. It makes for a wonderful overnight treatment; I love waking with full and soft lips with zero dryness.
*Vita Liberata Body Blur in Medium(reviewed HERE): When I wore this formula in this Instagram post, I received so many questions and direct messages asking what was on my arms and legs. The deep glow it creates is divine and, once set, it stays in place until you wash it off…I will never travel without it.
Swatches in direct sunlight. Goosebumps are because, despite the sunshine, it was wildly windy and cold ; )
All about eyes.
// EYES //
*Crunchi Eyeshadow in Fearless (reviewed HERE): I am beyond impressed with this clean, completely safe eyeshadow formula. The shadow is finely milled with serious color payoff and crease-free lasting power. Fearless is a warm coppery bronze with pearlescent finish…it’s a resplendent wash of color for a complete look in mere seconds. I used a bit of the *Tom Ford Illuminating Face Duo in Reflects Gilt blended to the brown bone for a diffused effect.
Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in #101: This insanely pigmented liquid lip color is cushiony and dries to a suede finish that lasts for hours. It looks seriously pale in the tube, but once on the lips, it develops to a lovely light-medium pinky nude beige.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Pink Nude: Intense color payoff and major moisture are the first two qualities I think of when I apply this lipstick. Its full coverage bathes lips in a rich veil of color that enhances the appearance of fullness and volume. So darn good.
Free People Maxi Dress: Although I picked up the one I’m wearing about last season, Free People still has a gorgeous array of options in the maxi dress department…the long and flowy look pairs perfectly with flats and a sweatshirt for brisk mornings.
Slim onyx mens sweatshirt: My Baldwin Los Angeles sweatshirt is no longer available but this slim cut black version is an excellent alternative.
Coclico Slides: Super soft and wildycomfortable, this pair of slides works well with dresses, shorts and jeans alike.
Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Small Backpack (also reviewed HERE): This little wonder holds everything I might need for a day out (including small water bottles for both Jethro and me). One of my best spur-of-the-moment investments in the last couple of months!
These Coclico Slideshave been on heavy rotation so far this summer…they’re ultra comfortable and match everything.
// Holiday Sales Shopping Guide // The sales online right now are plentiful and bountiful…here are my best and most specific suggestions!
Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this on-location feature! It’s my personal belief that beautiful skincare and makeup can be implemented in even the most casual of situations and such is the case for my most recent trip.
What have you found yourself packing in recent days? Do tell!
As aforementioned on Instagram, I am honored to have partnered with Le Metier de Beaute to create a custom nude lip color (in a brand new, soon-to-launch plumping formula) for the VIP Beauty Subscription Box.
The deadline to sign up for the program is August 1st, 2017 and limited spots are available. You can receive 10% off the subscription box with code BP10…if your interested, sign up HERE!
Good things ahead, including a fresh video, my annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide and a host of new product procurements. I am planning on sticking very close to home during the month of July and cannot wait to create and share so many stories with you.
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans…what are your plans?
Anyway, I hope you will review the new Laura Mercier foundation soon.
Thank you, Sadie! And the new Laura Mercier foundation is on my to-do list this week ; )
–The Beauty Professor
Thank you for this informative review!!! xoxoxo
My pleasure, Judi!! Thanks for the lovely feedback!
–The Beauty Professor
Rachel, congratulations on your very own lippy! I am anticipating a gorgeous PINKY nude – that plumps. WOW! I am thrilled for you. Thank you so much for always sharing your best with us in such an upbeat, classy, and fun way. Wishing you all the best. xo
Thank you, truly, Michelle! I am over the moon about the lipstick collaboration and can't wait to see it come to fruition!
Much appreciation for your supportive words..they made my day!!
XO and have a lovely weekend,
–The Beauty Professor