I’ll never forget the first time I walked into Neiman Marcus. I was visiting Palm Beach, Florida with my husband and was instantly taken by the opulence of the beauty floor…so many brands that I adored, all in one place. Ever since that seminal moment, I’ve been shopping for luxury beauty at Neiman Marcus for the past decade; the expansive selection of opulent skincare and makeup never disappoints and some of my lifetime favorites have been procured from Neiman’s. Today’s post is dedicated to those discoveries and exactly how I like to use them.
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Worth It: My Top Timeless Luxury Beauty Products from Neiman Marcus
Even though I have the opportunity to try so many new launches and fresh formulas as part of my job here at BP, there are certain products that I come back to time and again. They are tried, tested and true. I’ve repurchased them repeatedly and can confidently recommend them as well worth the pursuit.
Cream and Hair Mask
To prepare my skin, the Augustinus Bader The Light Cream is brilliant. This latest iteration in the AB line features a weightless lotion-meets-gel texture that (of course) contains the healing and and anti-aging TFC8 complex for nourished and glowing skin in a single application. For eyes, I adore the splurge that is the La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift. Thanks to the addition of Caviar Premiere, this dual-chambered wonder tightens, firms, lifts and brightens, both in the moment and on the long term. My hair gets a dose of the Oribe Gold Lust Hair Mask 2-3 times a month and this ritual has helped to keep it hydrated and shiny. It smells like a veritable trip the French Riviera and delivers noticeable results with every application…if you haven’t yet tried Oribe, this is the place to start.
La Mer Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation
I picked up the La Mer Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation a few years ago and was instantly captivated by its lightweight texture, buildable coverage and radiant skin finish. Most recently, I’ve embraced the shade Beige Nude for my medium-tan olive summer skin and love the way evens and perfects my complexion while still looking fresh and natural. Infused with skincare benefits (including La Mer’s proprietary “Miracle Broth”) this foundation wears flawlessly all day and even comes with a refill so a compact lasts me at least six months!
Eyeshadow, Blush, and Bronzer
For the face, I have oft sung the praises of the glorious Sisley-Paris Illusion d’Ete. This bronzer has a silky powder-gel texture that seamlessly blends with the skin, imparting a natural warmth and radiance that adds depth and dimension on contact. I have tried so many bronzers over the years and this one consistently ranks in my top two!
Equally central to my routine is the Clé de Peau Beauté The Concealer in Buff. Ultra pigmented with magnificent coverage, this concealer with a cult following is famous for good reason…it truly banishes dark circles and discoloration while resisting creasing and one tube will last you years. To create a radiant flushed look, the Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Blush #2 is divine. Use your ring finger to tap this buildable formula onto the apples of the cheeks for a bouncy glow.
For eyes, the Tom Ford Beauty Golden Peach Eyeshadow is the one shade I would choose for life. The creamy pinky peach hue immediately brightens while adding as soft luminosity that looks good on all complexions. When topped with the coordinating powder, this shadow will not move…I love it so much that I am on my 7th pot over the course of the past ten years. To make eyes pop, I wholly recommend a swipe of the Sisley-Paris Phyto-Kohl Eyeliner (wearing the deep green “Jungle” in this post), which glides onto the waterline with ease and stays in place all day.
For the Lips
For lips, there is nothing quite like a Tom Ford lipstick. The lush color payoff, hydrating texture and weighty square case are inimitable earmarks of luxury and even though I have a penchant for pinky nudes (Spanish Pink and Pink Dusk are stellar), the shade you must add to your lip wardrobe is Insatiable. This creamy neutral coral-meets-nude-meets-rose instantly brightens the face without overpowering. It makes an ultra flattering neutral for a spectrum of skin tones.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
Finally, I am on my 4th bottle of the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540; although I am a fragrance lover to the core, I have never used a perfume with such consistent gusto as this one. The rare and alluring notes harmonize with my chemistry and mood(s) year round and I always keep one of the travel vials (an excellent, slightly less-committal way to try the fragrance) in my bag.
The following images reflect everything in action in natural light…
// STYLE NOTES // Classic pieces that never go out of style…you’ll wear these for life.
- Moussy Ashley Straight Leg Jeans: Vintage styling and the most perfect straight leg make these high waisted jeans excellent for every occasion (wearing a size 27).
- Fendi Sandals: I have an older version of these jacquard gems and am so glad Fendi finally released a similar pair!
- Rails buttondown: This lightweight cotton blouse looks luxe alone or over a cami…I wear it at least one a week.
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Bottom Line: I hope this look at some of my luxury beauty holy grails from Neiman Marcus was enlightening and has inspired you to try a few new worth-it products that you’ll want t embrace year round.
Good things ahead, including a summer favorites video on my YouTube channel, a travel beauty story and a host of new product procurements…cannot wait to share!
Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
**Many thanks to Neiman Marcus for sponsoring this post. 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. © 2012-22 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.