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June 8, 2017

Loving Right Now | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Thursday! Hope your week has been going well! I have a roundup of some things I’ve been loving right now along with a couple beauty sale/promo alerts for you. A few sales start today with good ones from Blue Mercury and Tatcha:

  • Bluemercury has a summer beautifully event from June 8th to June 12th with tiered savings:
    • Spend $100 and receive 10% off, use code SUMMER10
    • Spend $175 and receive 15% off, use code SUMMER15
    • Spend $250 and receive 20% off, use code SUMMER20
    • With orders $250+ you also get their complimentary Travel Essentials gift with purchase
    • Exclusions apply to all Tom Ford and Chanel products, spa services and gift cards
  • Tatcha is having a a summer savings event with 15% off site wide online at, use code: SUMMER17 at checkout (valid one promotional code per household from June 8-15)
  • Neiman Marcus Camp Gorgeous has started, with any $100 purchase you get a tote with samples, individual lines have gifts as well
  • Nordstrom has some great beauty GWPs going on, there’s a good Kiehl’s one that I have my eye on
  • Darphin has 20% Friends and Family going on with orders $75+ using code MERCI at checkout, ends June 9th

First – I wrote about the La Mer Glowing Body Oil briefly and so many of you were bummed that it was sold out virtually everywhere. It’s restocked online at Bluemercury and La Mer. This is one I’d say GO BUY NOW. It’s a beautiful body oil that is wonderfully hydrating and gives the skin a luminous glow. The shimmer is very fine so it doesn’t look glittery on the skin. I took a few swatch photos below but because the shimmer is so tiny it’s pretty much impossible to see blended out. I’ve been a body oil kick and will have a roundup of the ones I’ve been testing soon. As a new Darphin lover I had to check out the new Darphin Soleil Plaisir Sultry Shimmering Oil (also found at my local Bluemercury, score!). It smells like a soft white floral. The shimmer in this one is also very fine and blends into the skin.

Darphin Soleil Plaisir and La Mer Glowing Body Oil | The Beauty Look Book

Darphin Soleil Plaisir and La Mer Glowing Body Oil | The Beauty Look Book

Darphin Soleil Plaisir and La Mer Glowing Body Oil | The Beauty Look Book

Continuing my NARS love, I finally gave the Charlotte Gainsbourg Hydrating Glow Tint a proper test. My initial thoughts were that I didn’t like it because the packaging caused product to ooze as soon I opened it, colors are very limited, and the one I picked looked orangey. Colors are still indeed very limited but Medium blends out to a perfect natural glow. I am completely obsessed (review + swatches soon). That being said I still love the NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz because the color and finish is just perfect.

Of course the new Liquid Blush is on my love list (if you’re shopping the Blue Mercury event it’s also available here). Review + swatches in this post here in case you missed it. Torrid is my favorite although Luster and Orgasm are also good. A few of you asked me if I thought these were meant to compete with the Glossier Cloud Paints which was an interesting question. I don’t think so as the packaging is completely different and the NARS products are more pigmented and to me seem very true to brand. The Glossier Cloud Paints are also on point for their branding with a sheerer finish for that no-makeup makeup look. But yes, they are both unique formulas of blush with a similar color scheme.

NARS Hydrating Glow Tint, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Liquid Blush | The Beauty Look Book

Updated to add a few swatches:

NARS Hydrating Glow Tint Swatches Fair, Light, Medium | The Beauty Look Book

For the face I ordered all of the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum sight unseen. There are four shades and 004 is available at Nordstrom. All shades 001, 002, 003, 004 are available at but I haven’t seen them anywhere else. I love these dabbed on top of the cheeks as a liquid bronzer. The finish is natural but glowy. They dry down to a nice satiny finish and give a soft sunkissed look. I have to experiment more with them before I review. So far I’ve only used these on top of powder/foundation but I want to give them a try mixing it with foundation. I have swatches if you can’t see them in person. For the lips the Dior Addict Lip Glow is almost always in my handbag. During the summer they’re perfect for a natural swipe and glow kind of product. Since they change color on the lips they add a natural flush without any effort. Review on all the colors in this post.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum | The Beauty Look Book

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum | The Beauty Look Book

For the hair, Shu Ueumura Art of Hair launched two new Blow Dry Beautifiers, one is called the Thermo BB Serum for fine to medium hair, the other is a Thermo BB Cream for thick hair. I’ve been a fan of the Wonder Worker which I use as a pre-heat treatment before I blow dry so I was curious about the new launches. Both are multi-taskers. The Thermo BB Serum allows for you to prime hair for heat styling. It moisturizes without being heavy and leaves hair soft and shiny. It does help protect from heat and for me helps smooth it out for brushing. The BB Thermo Cream is thicker in texture and designed for thicker hair. I really like both – I have thicker hair but with humidity I’m all about lighter weight products. I’ve been such a long time fan of the Wonder Worker because I like spritzing product in the hair, but I also like the Thermo BB Serum. Both have that signature Shu Uemura scent which is really hard to describe but it’s unique and refreshing without being heavy or too perfumey. I recommend both – I’d just pick one based on your hair type.

Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifiers and Wonder Worker | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least I’ve been loving Tatcha’s The Essence, all of their Rice Enzyme Powders, The Water Cream and The Silk Cream. If you’re unsure about where to start try one of their Ritual Starter Gift Sets. You can pick one according to your skin type and I love these for travel. The two things I feel have made the biggest difference in my skin are the Rice Enzyme Powders (I currently use either the Classic or Deep Versions). I use these after my regular cleanser like an exfoliator because I just prefer regular cream or liquid cleansers to get the skin clean. I follow with one of the Rice Enzyme Powders every evening and it helps with gentle exfoliation without being too harsh. The Essence is something I felt would not really do much as it’s so lightweight almost like water. It has helped prep the skin to absorb serums and moisturizers better and also keeps it well hydrated without being too heavy throughout the day. Their 15% off sale runs today through the 15th with code SUMMER17 at checkout. I think one of the best things about this line is that they carry travel sizes you can buy.

Tatcha Loves | The Beauty Look Book

What are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments! P.S. I’m a bit behind on responding to comments but will do a catch-up round very soon!

Press samples featured from Tatcha, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Blow Dry Beautifiers and the NARS Liquid Blush.

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  • Wendy Zea

    I placed one order at tatcha this year, to buy the cherry blossom lipstick, and a week later got an email telling me my account and payment information was compromised. Really? I won’t be buying from them anytime soon, will do it with QVC or Sephora.

  • carolina.peret

    I have oily skin and I would like to buy the Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, do you think that it’s going to work well with my skin type?

    • If you have oily skin you might want to try the Velvet Matte Skin Tint instead, similar coverage and natural finish, also has same shades. Just more suited to your skintype πŸ™‚

  • Oooo the Dior Nude Luminizers look SO nice. Definitely need to get my hands on them! I’ve been loving Dior makeup recently.

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  • Chi Chang

    How is the NARS tint different from the tinted moisturizer? Other than no SPF.

    • It’s more hydrating and sheerer in coverage. HTH!

      • yousillygirl

        Hi Sabrina, how does it compare to the Glossier skin tint? Do you prefer one over the other?

  • Aw all of these look amazing, never tried Nars before – definitely a brand I would like to try

    Beauty Candy Loves

  • I’d love to try out Tatcha if it wasn’t so pricey!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

    • Trudi

      Agree, they are way too pricey to just ‘take a look at’

  • Stephy

    Those Dior luminizers are beautiful, might have to check it out later on! I have recently tried a few new products and fell in love with them. I finally purchased one of the Becca bronzers and it’s beautiful! I actually was able to use Capri Coast, and it wasn’t too dark on me. I also finally got to try the Marc Jacobs’ re(marc)able foundation. It is absolute love and perfection. I use it on top of the Armani supreme glow reviving tinted cream, and it makes my skin look so glowy and soft. I think I finally know what holy grail means now! Haha!

  • Swingtime

    I’m really loving both the NARS and Glossier blushes. I’m ready for a return to sheer and more natural after the inundation with Instagram makeup. And it feels (and looks, IMO) better for summer.

  • I’ve been eyeing all of the liquid blushes that have been coming out!

  • Jenny

    Great information!
    I like your blog photos! Gorgeous!!

  • iheartcosmetics

    I literally want everything from Nars and Dior in this post omg absolutely stunning those dior swatches are everything. Love your blog girl, everything is so informative! Sarah from Iheartcosmetics x

  • Lara Al

    Diorskin Nude Air is by far one of my favorite beauty lines! The best foundation I’ve used so far is the Dior Nude Air! The texture is so smooth, and I love the fact it’s not full coverage, it looks so natural and doesn’t make u feel that cakey sensation other brands of foundations use!

    Also, now I need to get my hands on the Dior Luminzer serum! It looks silky smooth 😍😍

  • Anu

    My most expensive purchase was dior j’adore perfume i think..

  • Courtney S

    The most expensive items I’ve splurged on are concealer. Cle De Peau and By Terry. By Terry is my ride or die undereye concealer.