Hello ladies! From September 8 to 18, Neiman Marcus is holding its much anticipated Beauty Event in stores and online. And for a minimum purchase of $125, you can snag this exclusive tote (gunmetal or black) with select samples inside. With fall almost upon us, I think this is the perfect chance for you to stock up on essentials or try new products. If you are shopping online (like I did), remember to use e-bates for cash back. As of this writing, it’s 6% of your purchase, not bad!
I have personally tried and mostly reviewed the following products, hence I strongly recommend them!
You know I’m a Tom Ford Beauty fanatic. If you are venturing to luxury/ designer brand makeups, I really encourage you to start your journey with Tom Ford. I know it sounds ridiculous to some to burn $53 for a lipstick but girl, you need to treat yourself & not feel guilty about it! I am not telling you to abandon your primary obligations and go crazy-haulin’! But trust me, once you allow your lips or eyes to engulf the magical formula of TF, you’ll never go back!
Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo Moodlight (reviewed here): Highlighting/ illuminating powder sans glitterbug. Released last year, this palette is still going strong in my makeup game! You will see it in action here (video).
Tom Ford Lip Color (featured and reviewed many times on the blog). I recommend Pink Dusk, Forbidden Pink, First Time if you love neutrals. Moroccan Rouge, So Vain, and Casablanca if you’re into fall shades (plum, mauve). Black Dahlia, Ruby Rush and Velvet Cherry if you favor bold matte.
Tom Ford Private Blend Noir de Noir. Part of Tom Ford’s artisanal collection, this particular fragrance is part-sexy, part-mysterious, part-masculine. Femme fatale. The dark signature scent is as cozy as fall and winter.
Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo. A recent release, it’s a dual-ended lip liner and lip color in one sleek tube. I picked up Public Display (dark nude), soon to be featured on the blog.
Guerlain Limited Edition Terracotta Terra Magnifica. Who says summer bronze is over? I use bronzer year round to give my face that coveted warmth. I have tried so many bronzers, hands down Guerlain makes the best one!
Chantecaille Limited Edition Protect The Lion. Part of the brand’s Fall 2016 collection, this beautiful palette features wearable earthy neutrals. 5% of the proceeds will go to the Lion Guardians. Caveat: I suggest that you personally visit the counter because Neiman Marcus is not so good in wrapping and shipping this extra delicate palette, based from prior experience. Of course, you can always refund a damaged good but just the sight of a broken palette scares me more than bumping into a zombie, haha!
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Brightening Serum + Concealer. It’s an illuminating serum (which I use as base) and concealer (very creamy & blendable) in one. End result: Naturally radiant under eyes.