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Best of Chanel Makeup

December 2, 2020

Best of Chanel Makeup | The Beauty Lookbook

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I’ve put together a Best of Chanel Makeup roundup for you today. I’ve been such a long time fan of Chanel – it’s one of the makeup brands that inspired me to start blogging because I was so excited about finding the latest and greatest from them.

I intended on writing about the Chanel Good to Glow Cyber Monday launch but it sold out in record time and was completely gone within a couple hours! The good news is that the set included permanent items in the Chanel Makeup line so if you missed out, you can still buy the Rosy Light Drops, Rouge Coco Flash in Boy and Mirror Compact individually which I have swatched for you below. It came packaged in a red makeup bag in case you wanted to see what it looked like:

Chanel Good to Glow Limited-Edition Makeup Set (sold out, but items available separately)

Chanel Good to Glow Makeup Set | Cyber Monday 2020

I hope you find this roundup helpful if you’re looking for recommendations of my favorites. You can always click on the CHANEL category tag to see a full list of all the Chanel reviews I’ve done. Quick note that this post focuses on makeup! I like a lot of the skincare, fragrance + body care items but wanted to give a more edited list for just makeup.

Base

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation B40 BD41

The latest foundation from Chanel is the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. It’s a natural medium coverage glow foundation. I like that it’s not heavy or thick like the previous formulas in past years. I bought four of the shades and found that B40 (more neutral) or BD41 (more yellow) work best for me right now. It is scented so if fragrance irritates your skin do a patch test before applying. This has decent lasting power for a glow foundation – it’s not too dewy or luminous but I do set with a powder.

Swatches next to a few other formulas (I’ve linked my previous reviews, I have swatches of other shades in a lot of those posts):

Chanel Foundation Swatches B40

For powder the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder is one of my favorites for a soft diffused glow. It’s a matte but has a slight translucent quality so you can buff into the skin to set your foundation. I use No 20 to set and No 30 or 40 as a warm-up/contour color. They did relaunch their Loose Poudre Universelle in extended shades this year. I bought 30 and 40 – they’re pretty standard and basic. While they work, they’re just not my favorite.

Blush

Best Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush | The Beauty Lookbook

The Chanel Joues Contrast Blush is one of the best for a soft hint of color. Most of the colors will give you a natural look that is impossible to overdo. My top four picks are below (click on the name to see face swatches):

  • Alezane* – best neutral beige with a hint of shimmer
  • Rose Bronze* – pretty soft rose with a hint of pearl
  • Quintessence – best soft rose pink matte
  • Foschia Rosa – best bright pink with a hint of coral blush

Highlighter

Chanel Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops and Les Beiges Highlighting Fluid

The Chanel fluid highlighters are stunning for a soft delicate glow. You can mix them in with foundation, apply them all over the face, or dab them where you want a highlight. They are sheer but noticeable on the skin.

Liquid Highlighter Swatches from Chanel, Tom Ford, By Terry and Marc Jacobs

I have collected almost all of the Chanel highlighters over the years. Most of them have been limited edition but I’ve linked the current powder versions available below:

  • Les Chaines de Chanel Illuminating Blush* reviewed here
  • Eclat du Desert Illuminating Powder* review here (LOVE this one)
  • Metal Peach Illuminating Powder* review here
  • Duo de Camelias* reviewed here
  • Poudre Lumiere* swatches here and here
  • Le Signe du Lion* reviewed here

Bronzers

Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream and Luminous Powder in Deep

The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is a classic easy to wear cream bronzer. It adds warmth to the skin in a natural way. This replaced the original cream bronzer and while many say they’re different, I feel the new one performs the same as the original. Review + swatches here. I hope they add more shades!

Chanel powder bronzers are typically limited-edition launches with summer collections. I’ve been using the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Powder in Deep as a bronzer and love it! I didn’t like the lighter shades as a setting powder on my skin, but the darker ones seem to work well for me as a powder bronzer that isn’t too harsh or orange.

Eye Makeup

Best Chanel Eye Makeup Favorites | The Beauty Lookbook

For the eyes, here are my favorites:

Rouge Coco Flash

Best Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Sheer Lipstick | The Beauty Lookbook

The Rouge Coco Flash is one of my favorite sheer lipstick formulas. My original review + lip swatches here. I’ve added more swatches – they launched some new ones this year.

Best Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Sheer Lipstick swatches | The Beauty Lookbook

Rouge Coco Gloss

Best Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss | The Beauty Lookbook

The Rouge Coco Gloss is a cushiony hydrating gloss with a lot of shine. These are semi-thick but smooth on the lips. My favorite one is 722 Noce Moscata which is a pearlescent beige. My other favorites shown above.

Also included swatches of some others side by side for reference:

Best Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss swatches | The Beauty Lookbook

My original Rouge Coco Gloss post with lip swatches here.

Le Vernis

Best Chanel Nail Polishes Top 10 via The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least is the Le Vernis Nail Polish. I’ve been a die-hard fan of Chanel nail polishes for years. The current formula is better and longer wearing than the original version. I’ve done a number of posts with swatches and love them for the classic colors and long wear. I wear Organdi and Vamp the most. For a few roundups + swatches:

Best Chanel Neutrals here
Matching Chanel Lips + Nail Colors here

Makeup look wearing:

  • Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation in BD41
  • Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder in No 20
  • Les Beiges Bronzing Cream + Les Beiges Luminous Powder in Deep
  • Rosy Light Drops
  • Les 4 Ombres in Candeur Et Experience
  • Rouge Coco Flash in Boy
  • Le Vernis in Organdi
  • Top from Nordstrom

Chanel Makeup Look Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops Rouge Coco Flash in Boy | Sabrina The Beauty Lookbook

Chanel Makeup Look Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops Rouge Coco Flash in Boy | Sabrina The Beauty Lookbook

That wraps up my Best of Chanel post! If you have questions about any other product not listed chances are I’ve tried it – so feel free to ask in the comments. Would love to hear about your favorites!

You can find everything available at Chanel.com.

Press samples indicated with a *. Other items purchased by me.

Beauty Favorites Budget Beauty

Cute Budget Beauty Holiday Gift Ideas

November 23, 2020

Best Budget Beauty Gift Ideas | The Beauty Look Book

So many of you have asked for more budget beauty features and I’m thrilled to share a Budget Beauty Gift Guide with some cute stocking stuffer ideas! I’m partnering with Walmart to share some of my latest finds. I have a roundup of some new discoveries along with a couple tried and true favorites.

My Favorite Lash Duo

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and Primer Holiday Kit

The L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara has been my favorite for several years. I love both the regular and waterproof version. They have a cute Lash Paradise Mascara and Primer Holiday Kit at a value price. I use the primer almost daily (it’s one of the few mascara bases I really like and have repurchased countless times).

Best Plumping Lip Gloss

Maybelline Lifter Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

The Maybelline Lifter Glosses are my latest budget beauty discovery. I love the sleek simple packaging and these are some of the prettiest plumping lip glosses I’ve tried. They have a sweet cookie like scent and give the lips a plumping look and feel without an intense sting (they will tingle a little). They have Hyaluronic Acid and make the lips look super glossy. I cannot pick a favorite! I’m wearing Moon in this post which is a sheer smooth shimmery pink. There are some cream colors without shimmer too. A few more swatches below.

Maybelline Lifter Lip Gloss Swatches

Maybelline Lifter Lip Gloss Makeup Look

Best Bronzers

L'Oreal Bronzing Powders

L'Oreal Bronzing Powder Amalfi Medium

The best budget-friendly bronzers I’ve tried are from L’Oreal. I love the Summer Belle Bronze Please! in the shade Amalfi (Medium). I recently bought the darkest color in Taormina (Dark) which is a good non-orangey deeper bronze. If you want a softer look the True Match Lumi Bronzers are also nice for a luminous glow.

Favorite Affordable Brushes + Tools

Best Affordable Makeup Brushes Real Techniques

So many friends and family members ask what the best affordable makeup brushes are. Many of them have teens or younger ones just starting to get into makeup and want to know what a good brush set is to start. Real Techniques Brushes are my favorite. They’re well made and functional. They have several cute sets or you can buy them individually. Sometime last year I discovered the Everyday Essentials Makeup Brush Set and use all the brushes in the kit. Brush 200 is perfect for foundation, 401 is a great multi-tasking brush and I love the other two for highlighting or blending.

I just bought the Artist Essentials Brush Set (one featured in this post) and think it’s a great addition to my current lineup. They’re soft and gentle on the skin but effective in picking up product. I also picked up another Concealer Brush because it’s one of the best I have tried and super versatile for both concealer or cream eyeshadow.

For beauty sponges the Elf Blending Sponge is hands down the best drugstore sponge I’ve tried!

Best Drugstore Beauty Tools Elf and Real Techniques

Cute Stocking Stuffers

Elf Bite Size Palettes

Elf Bite Size Palettes make for super cute stocking stuffers! I think they’re super cute – the Bite Size Eyeshadow Palettes have 4 shades for a complete look and I bought a few extras to keep for myself. The Bite Size Face Duos have a mini blush and highlighter in the same size compact in easy to wear colors.

Best Nail Care Picks

Best Budget Beauty Gift Ideas

Cute Nail Gift Ideas Tweezerman OPI

For nail care Tweezerman makes the some of the best nail tools. I swear by their Pushy Nail Cleaner to push back cuticles and also their Cuticle Clippers. This Mini Manicure Kit is a great buy – they have a few variations and I think they’re one of the most underrated accessories.

OPI nail polishes are perfect for any beauty lover. Out of all the gifts I’ve given, any OPI nail polish seems to get more excitement than anything else! I’ll sometimes put together a mini nail kit basket or tie a couple up in a cello bag for gifting. A few of my favorite neutrals swatched below.

OPI Neutral Swatches

Best Budget Beauty Finds

That wraps up my Budget Beauty Holiday Gift Ideas roundup! It’s super easy to take a couple of items and make a cute gift with a pretty bow or tiny ornament. I hope this gives you some ideas in case you need some quick and easy ideas for stocking stuffers!

You can find all of my beauty picks available at Walmart. They have their holiday beauty shop by different categories which makes it easy to filter and find things like Gifts for Mindful Beauty, Self Gifting, Beauty Gift Sets, Beauty Tech and Tools, Nails, Hair Tools and more!

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Many thanks to Walmart for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Beauty Favorites Loving Right Now

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

November 22, 2020

10 Things I'm Loving Right Now | The Beauty Look Book

Sharing 10 Things I’m Loving Right Now today! A few of my favorite everyday staples that I have had in rotation lately.

Glowing Base Favorites

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Flawless Lumiere Foundation

For my base I’ve really been loving that natural glow. Two favorites are the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand 3N1 (1) and the Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation in Latte 3N1.5 (2). You can see the before/after application of the Tinted Moisturizer on my face here and the Flawless Lumiere in this post as well. Both offer a nice natural glow to the skin with good lasting power.

Quick tip: Sephora carries the Tinted Moisturizer in a Mini Size in case you wanted to try it out before committing to buying the full size. They also have a Prime+Perfect Set you can customize as well which has more mini sizes.

Best Setting Powder

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder Medium | The Beauty Look Book

The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finished Pressed Powder in Medium (3) remains my go-to setting power. I use it pretty much daily for setting or touch ups. This one is not on sale, but Charlotte Tilbury has launched their Early Black Friday Deals with savings of 30% off on some of her bundles. In case you missed it I have my Best of Charlotte Tilbury post you can check out if you want more recommendations!

Neutral Mini Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette swatches

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette (4) was a recent beauty buy. It is a mini version of their Soft Glam Palette. There are 2 shades in the mini that are slightly different than the full size version. If you have the original you don’t really need the new one unless you’ve used it up or are looking for a convenient travel size version. The colors are super smooth and easy to blend/layer. They look a little boring in the pan but it’s a really great palette that has everything you need for a complete eye look!

Beauty look wearing all my favorites in this post:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Eye Staples

Eye Makeup Staples Charlotte Tilbury and Chanel

I’ve also been loving the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow in Copper Sunrise (5, new shade reviewed here) for a soft wash of color. It’s a nice one and done kind of color and super flattering on the eyes! So many of you have messaged me asking for a good long-wear eyeliner, I think it depends whether you want a pencil or liquid but for pencil, my go-to has been the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner (6, swatches here). I like a lot of the colors and am wearing Black Wood in this post.

Cheek Favorites

Everyday Makeup Favorites

Cheek Favorites Tom Ford and Hourglass

For the cheeks I like a simple mix of bronzer + shimmery blush. I’ve been reaching for the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust (7) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Sublime Flush (8, reviewed + swatched here) as a nice versatile mix.

Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lips

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Swatches

Last but not least – the combo that gets me the most compliments and questions “what are you wearing on your lips?” is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk (9) + Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lips in Pillow Talk (10) combination. I love ALL the Pillow Talk Lip colors and many of you want to know “do I need them all?” especially for the glosses. I personally think I do, but if you don’t want dupes or colors that are too similar here are the colors swatched side by side.

My take on the difference between the glosses:

  • Lip Lustre is most opaque and has a more dusty rose color (on the face/lips here and here)
  • Collagen Lip Bath is the most sheer out of the three, has a translucent finish and gives the lips the most full plump effect (without the tingle, other colors also swatched here)
  • Jewel Lips has some shimmer, is brighter in undertone, super glossy (review here too)

You can find the Lipstick, Liner, Collagen + Jewel Lips in her 4-piece Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set ($45).

 

That wraps up my 10 Things I’m Loving Right Now! Would love to hear what you are loving lately. Any beauty staples you have in rotation that you can’t get enough of?

 

Beauty Favorites Sephora

Skin, Hair and Body Favorites from Sephora

October 30, 2020

Best Skincare, Haircare and Fragrance Sephora | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Friday! I’m rounding up the best for skincare, hair care, body care and fragrance from Sephora today. The Sephora Holiday Savings Event has started for Route and the dates and details are below! Use code HOLIDAYFUN (can use code multiple times in store and online):

  • Rouge First Access, save 20% off 10/30 through 11/9
  • VIB Members, save 15% off 11/3 through 11/9
  • Insiders, save 10% off 11/5 through 11/9

What To Buy from the Sephora Sale | The Beauty Look Book

Cleansers + Makeup Removers

 

Best Toners + Face Mists

 

Best Moisturizers

 

Favorite Treatments/Masks/Sunscreens

 

Favorite Hair Care

 

Must-Have Body Care Items

 

Favorite Perfumes

 

That wraps up my favorites for skincare, hair care and body care from Sephora! Hope you found this shopping guide helpful. Would love to hear what your favorites are in the comments. Also as promised I’m hosting a giveaway. I’m giving away three $100 eGift Cards to Sephora. Three people will be selected at random through the widget below to win. Giveaway is open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter. The more steps you complete in the widget the more entries you will receive. I will email the winners directly (this is the only way I will contact winners) within 72 hours after the giveaway ends. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another person will be selected in their place. Runs through 11/04/2020 11:59 PM EST. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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Beauty Favorites Sales Sephora

Best Makeup To Splurge On For the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

October 29, 2020

Best Makeup Sephora Sale | The Beauty Look Book

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event starts on Friday 10/30 for Rouge Members! I’m rounding up the best makeup to splurge on for the sale with my absolute favorites by category. Beauty Insiders can save on all purchases according to tier. The dates and details are as follows, use code HOLIDAYFUN (can use code multiple times in store and online):

  • Rouge First Access, save 20% off 10/30 through 11/9
  • VIB Members, save 15% off 11/3 through 11/9
  • Insiders, save 10% off 11/5 through 11/9

There are some limits so check out their disclaimer page once the sale goes live. I have so many beauty favorites from Sephora, many are not mentioned in this post – but if you have any questions let me know in the comments. To try and help provide a more edited shopping guide I picked my Top 5 per category (a couple of the categories have a few more than 5). I will have a separate post up for Skin/Hair/Body tomorrow!

Best Makeup at Sephora | The Beauty Look Book

Foundation

Concealer

Powder / Setting Products

Blush/Bronzer /Highlighter

Beauty Tools

Eyeshadows

Eyeshadows are an area that are nearly impossible for me to narrow down to my top 5! I feel like palettes are so personal to one’s taste and preference for shimmer vs matte, warm vs cool, powder vs cream. I picked out my favorite cream singles and then also have a list of my favorite brands for powder palettes.

Liner / Mascara

Lipstick + Gloss

Lip Liners / Tinted Balms

 

That wraps up my ultimate makeup shopping guide! I hope you find this helpful 🙂 I tried to link all the swatches and reviews I could where applicable. I’ll be sharing my skincare recommendations tomorrow and check back because I’ll be hosting a giveaway in that post.

To recap Sephora Sale details are as follows, use code HOLIDAYFUN (can use code multiple times in store and online):

  • Rouge First Access, save 20% off 10/30 through 11/9
  • VIB Members, save 15% off 11/3 through 11/9
  • Insiders, save 10% off 11/5 through 11/9

Happy Shopping!

Beauty Favorites Loving Right Now

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

September 22, 2020

September Beauty Favorites and Loves

Today I have a 10 Things I’m Loving Right Now post and I’m rounding up my top beauty favorites right now. Narrowing down the list to ten items was a bit of a challenge as there are quite a few things I have in rotation. Here is the edited version! I had a couple questions for comparisons so I’ve added some notes below.

Lip Favorites

Favorite Lip Products September

1. Chantecaille Lip Veil in Plumeria* has made it to my favorites for the perfect medium-sheer formula with a lovely shine. On the face and swatched in this post here.

2. MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Color in Date Maker is one of the newer formulas from MAC. They made their Powder Kiss formula into Liquid Lipstick form. I bought a couple colors but Date Maker is my favorite – it has impressive lasting power, doesn’t look too dry on the lips even though it’s matte and I love the color.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Walk of No Shame is the latest addition to the lip plumper gloss formula from Charlotte Tilbury. It’s a pretty soft reddish tint. This formula is amazing in all the colors – it’s actually the one that gets me the most compliments and questions when I wear it on IG Stories! I swatched the new Collagen Lip Bath in Walk of No Shame next to Pillow Talk and Rosy Glow below for reference. It’s a nice plumping gloss that has minimal tingle. (Also added swatches of the new Jewel Lips glosses below which are more pigmented and have some sparkle.)

4. Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm is worth the hype! It makes my lips soft and moisturized. I had some bad flaking and peeling going on and after using this it helped tremendously. I’m not the biggest fan of the packaging style since the tube doesn’t retain its shape when you squeeze it. But I really do like the formula.

 

Rose Lip Swatches Chantecaille, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

Body Care

Best Body Oil and Lotion Chanel, Augustinus Bader, Kate Somerville, Necessaire

5. Chanel Huile Douce Gentle Oil for Hair and Body* this has been a favorite for nearly a year now (featured photo is an older one I took) and it is barely half used up because a little goes a LONG way. I love it soft fresh scent it has, it absorbs into the skin nicely, doesn’t feel too greasy or heavy. If I use it overnight on the body I wake up with baby soft skin. I haven’t used it much on the hair but love it as a body oil all over.

Some of you have asked about other body recommendations so I’ve added them in this post to leave a few notes:

  • Augustinus Bader Body Oil was a recent splurge and I do like it but find it a bit sticky in the finish. It is richer in formula than most oils I’ve tried and is super hydrating. It leaves a veil of moisture on the skin and makes the skin feel like it’s protected. I like that it is not scented, it didn’t irritate my skin at all, left legs and arms hydrated, but I don’t like the sticky feel. It doesn’t have a dry down or smooth feel like other oils do. It has a little hole in the top to control how much oil drips out. I think it’s good and really does hydrate, but I prefer the Chanel feel and formula.
  • Kate Somerville Dry Skin Saver is one of the best unscented body creams I’ve tried. I’ve used it for years and it helps on days I have irritated skin. I think it’s reasonably priced and absorbs into the skin nicely. It’s a great no fuss no gimmick kind of product that does what it says it will do. Andrew likes this one as well! (You can still use my code SABRINA20 to save 20% off at Kate Somerville until 9/30)
  • Necessaire Body Lotion is another great unscented option. In terms of how rich/thick it is I would say this is one of the lighter weight lotions for the body. For me that’s a huge plus as it absorbs quickly and nicely into the skin without feeling greasy or heavy. This is a nice unisex option as well. I felt this might have been one of those overhyped products as the ads are everywhere on my feed. I do think it’s worth the hype.

Bronzer

Gucci Powder Bronzer vs. Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer Powder

6. Gucci Eclat Soleil Bronzing Powder in Shade 3 has made my favorites list for powder bronzers. I have gotten SO many questions about this bronzer asking

  • which shade is my favorite? Shade 3 is my favorite (all three swatched and reviewed here)
  • do I recommend Gucci or Charlotte Tilbury? I prefer the Gucci because I like a tiny bit of shimmer and glow. The Charlotte Tilbury options (reviewed here) are matte and have a more flat matte look to them which isn’t bad, I just prefer the ones from Gucci.

Rose Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Walk of No Shame and Hourglass Blush At Night

7. Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in Walk of No Shame is one of the prettiest soft warm rose glow blushes I’ve tried! This is a newer color in her blush formula which I LOVE for the subtle glow and color (I own all the shades). Many of you have asked whether I would recommend the Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame or Hourglass Blush in At Night and I think it’s a tough pick! On my complexion the Charlotte Tilbury has a warmer finish with more glow to it while the Hourglass is a little bit more flushed cool-toned and has a more dressy feel (see At Night on my face here). If I had to pick one I would pick the Charlotte Tilbury option for everyday.

New Cle de Peau Beaute

Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation Matte O40

8. Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation Matte launched recently and I think it’s amazing. It’s currently available at Nordstrom and Cle de Peau. I ordered two shades O40 (more golden/beige) and BF50 (darker and more olive) to try. I tan easily and at this time of year I’m normally more tan. However with everything going on in the world we have been limiting our beach trips and with hurricane season here we’ve had a lot of wind and rain so we haven’t been out as much as we’d like. Right now O40 is a great match for me. I can make BF50 work but it’s very olive and is a little too dark on me.

Formula is one of the best soft matte foundations I’ve tried. It has medium to full coverage, has minimal oxidizing when it sets/dries down, lasts all day, doesn’t look dry or cakey. I think it’s a winner! I haven’t tried other Cle de Peau foundation formulas in a long time so I can’t compare, but I really like this matte one.

Side notes: Cle de Peau also added new shades of the Concealer Stick and Radiant Corrector for Eyes. I ordered both in one of the new shades Buff which is a good match for concealing. I still like Ocher for some brightening on my skin tone. I will have a separate and more detailed review on this in an upcoming foundation roundup. For now I hope this helps you!

Swatches:

Cle de Peau Concealer Ocher and Buff, Radiant Fluid Foundation Matte in O40 and BF50

Quick look at the Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation Matte in O40 on my skin at the top. Bottom photo I’m also wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Walk of No Shame on the Eyes, Cheek to Chic Blush in Walk of No Shame, Collagen Lip Bath in Walk of No Shame along with their Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara. Tee shirt is from Madewell.

 

Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Matte O40 and Charlotte Tilburu Walk of No Shame

Fragrance – Jo Malone and Le Labo

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

9. Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne is one of my favorite perfumes! It’s a unique unisex scent that has a mix of ambrette, sea salt and sage. It’s hard for me to describe but it’s the best year-round scent I own. I own it in multiple sizes in the 100 ml size and 50 ml size because I love it so much. The minis are harder to find but you can find it in a Wood Sage Sea Salt + English Pear Duo or Wood Sage + Peony Blush Suede Duo at Sephora. If you wait until holiday they usually have 5-piece mini sets as well.

Le Labo Another 13 Perfume

10. Le Labo Another 13 is one I bought in the Nordstrom Travel Spray Duo with Santal 33 and Another 13. As with most of their perfumes you can find it in a wide range of size options and sets. Another 13 is a musky mix of amber, moss and jasmine. For me it is another hard one to describe but it feels fresh and musk but not too powdery. If you’re hesitant about buying perfumes without smelling them and don’t have a store near you – they have some discovery set options on their Le Labo website. If you’re a Le Labo fan can you tell me if I need to try any of their city exclusives?

Beauty Favorites Sabrina The Beauty Look Book

Shown above: Clear black travel case from The Daily Edited, Nail Polish is OPI Let Me Bayou a Drink

That wraps up my Top 10 this month! Let me know if you want another one for skin, hair or home. Would love to hear about what you’re loving right now. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and sane. We are hanging in there!

 

Press samples have a * next to them. All other items purchased by me.

 

 

Beauty Favorites Loving Right Now

Summer Beauty Staples on Repeat

August 14, 2020

Summer Beauty Staples

I’m rounding up a few of my summer beauty staples and favorites I’ve had in rotation lately. Even though we’re at home most of the time now having a routine to get dressed and put on some makeup helps keep me feeling more like myself and somewhat normal – even if it’s low key or super casual.

Summer Bases

Best Summer Foundations and Powder

For powder I will have a new updated roundup soon (my last Pressed and Loose Powder Roundup was in 2018! how time flies!). Right now I have a tie between the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish in Medium (always a favorite) and the new Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder in Honey*. It’s a new tinted setting powder with honey and yellow undertones. It leaves a soft satiny smooth matte for my medium tan skin, doesn’t have any flashback and lasts a long time.

For foundations and tinted moisturizers I recently shared my new Summer Base Edit in July reviewing new formulas. I do like to rotate but out of all the ones I’ve tried (new and go-to’s) my current top three right now are:

Summer Beauty Staples | The Beauty Look Book

Best Cream Bronzer

The Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is my go-to to warm up and add a natural bronzey look. You can see the full review here. A number of you asked what brushes I use for this and I added a few videos to my Instagram Story Highlights @beautylookbook under the CHANEL feature. I like the Tom Ford Brush 02, Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush, Real Techniques Brush 200 and Zoeva 135 Petite Face Brush* but you can use any cream product brush to apply and blend.

Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream

Luminous Summer Bronzers

I love so many formulas for bronzer. It is hard to pick just one favorite but one formula that I’ve used for years is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer. I prefer bronzing powders with a luminous shimmer (versus full matte) and the colors from Hourglass are frequently in rotation. Luminous Bronze Light and Radiant Bronze light are my favorites for the face, although if you’re fair they might turn orangey on your skin. In that case I would recommend you try Diffused Bronze Light or Nude Bronze Light as they have a different undertone. I will often use Diffused Bronze Light as an eyeshadow too.

I added a swatch of the new Ambient Lighting Infinity Powder which I can use as a soft all over glow powder (more on this in my powder roundup coming soon).

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Eye Makeup Staples

My top three simple eye makeup staples this summer have been a good cream shimmer shadow like the By Terry Ombre Blackstars in Sunny Flash (swatched here), deep black eyeliner like the Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Eyeliner (reviewed here) and the new Pat McGrath Dark Star Mascara* (perfect for length and volume).

Eye Makeup Favorites By Terry, Victoria Beckham Eyeliner and Pat McGrath Dark Star Mascara

Top Summer Perfumes

I feel like it’s been forever since I did a perfume review or roundup but some of you  have been asking what I’ve been loving this summer so here are my top picks. Jo Malone Yuja Cologne is a citrus-lover’s dream come true. It’s a soft sweet citrus and limited-edition. I’m considering buying the larger bottle before it’s gone forever.

For the ultimate soft white floral with a hint of coconut Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc has been a favorite for years. To me it’s similar to the classic Soleil Blanc, but right now I’m using the softer version.

My favorite citrus scent is the Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel in the Paris-Biarritz perfume. It has a mix of mandarin and lily for a softer citrus scent and to me is the perfect summer perfume. Since it’s warm and sunny most of the year in Florida I like this year round. (Mine shown is the travel size).

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt is my year-round go to regardless of season. I think it works well for a unisex scent and is so unique to me. I try and get minis with GWPs anytime I can so I can carry one my purse. I also love their mini sets which is the best way to sample their perfumes to see which ones work best on your skin. The Jo Malone Cologne Collection Set from Nordstrom is a great value for the Anniversary Sale. Sephora has a Mini Discovery Set available too (smaller spritzers) and a few Mini Duos with Wood Sage + Sea Salt / Peony Blush Suede and Wood Sage + Sea Salt / English Pear and Freesia. I’ll link a few other sampler discovery sets in the widget at the bottom of the post.

Best Summer Perfumes Jo Malone, Tom Ford and Chanel

Long-Wear Tan + Summer Lips

One thing I don’t use a lot of is self tanner. The Florida sun is enough to get a tan in just a few minutes even with sunscreen and being covered up. Still a lot of you have asked what a good self tanning product that doesn’t have a heavy scent and I always recommend the By Terry Tea to Tan*. You can use this on the face or chest and it doesn’t transfer on me. It’s really subtle – just spray on a brush and then buff it in anywhere you want a tan. It will wash off but when I use this it will last all day.

These days I have a love/hate relationship with lip products. It’s pretty annoying having to take off lipstick or gloss when you wear a mask outside. I still keep a balm or gloss with me in my purse out of habit. At home my favorite colors to wear are peaches or corals. I really love the Fenty Beauty Slip Shine in Tang Thang, Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Peachy Plump and the Sisley Le Phyto Lip Gloss in Paradise.

Below wearing: Eric Javits Hampton Hat in Cream (on sale at Nordstrom and Eric Javits), Rails Cotton Ellis Shirt in Small (similar from Topshop, more colors from Rails here), Celine 48mm Sunglasses, Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Peachy Plump, Smith and Cult Nail Polish in Poppy Papi*

Summer Staples By Terry Tea to Tan Bronzer and Peach Lips Fenty, Sisley and Charlotte Tilbury

Summer Accessories

I’m going to have a roundup of my favorite accessories soon as some of you have asked for side by sides and more try-ons in a single post for easy reference. I cannot live without sunglasses in Florida and I do not understand how some people can go outside without wearing them! The sun is so bright here it’s almost blinding. We’ve been in Florida 3 and a half years now and I’ve found hats to be essential. In San Diego I rarely wore hats even though it’s still pretty sunny there.

Left: I bought the Brixton Lera Straw Fedora and the Small size works for my head which is 22 inches around. Medium also works (accidentally bought this one in my Nordstrom haul) but definitely feels a little loose. I don’t like hats too tight because I get a lot of hair breakage. My Celine 48 mm Cat Eye Sunglasses were a splurge in Miami last year and I really love them. For hair I’m never without the Slip Pure Silk Scrunchies. They don’t cause any breakage with my color-treated hair and don’t leave hair kinks when tied. I’m currently about 1/2 way there to growing out my highlights. My latest splurge you may have seen on stories are the Chloe Sandals. I ordered the white ones in a Size 7 which fit perfectly (I’m usually a 6.5 or 7 with narrow feet).

Right: My favorite sun hat the Eric Javits Hamptons Hat (100% worth the splurge, currently on sale at Nordstrom and Eric Javits), Celine 50mm Polarized Brown sunglasses (on the face here), and the Marc Fisher Marina Tie-Up Sandals.

Favorite Summer Accessories Brixton, Eric Javits, Chloe and Marc Fisher

Summer Beauty Favorites | The Beauty Look Book

That wraps up my summer beauty staples roundup! Hope you found this helpful if you’re looking for any new perfumes or bronzers to try out. If you have any favorites you want to share please let me know in the comments!

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