Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up a bit late today (around 10:30 Am)…. my body just needed a bit more sleep today. I really didn’t feel like playing around with my makeup when I first woke up … so I was going to do a simple naked look but then I go my Beautylish order and wanted to play with the makeup items I ordered from them … so I ended up just doing one of my go to basic natural looks. Today I am wearing Ralph Lauren Romance perfume…. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….
Base: I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora) and just a tad bit of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta) around the pores of my cheek area. I used the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44 on the Beautylish website) in the shade #3 Light/Medium to give my skin that lit from within glow. For foundation today I am using Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation ($44 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 3 Neutral. I took the Hollywood Flawless Filter up under my under eyes so I chose not to use a color corrector today instead I just used 3 little dots of Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer ($9.99 at Ulta) in the shade L3-4 Light. I quickly set my under eyes using Believe Beauty Matte Blur Loose Powder ($5 at Dollar General) in the shade Translucent. Before setting my face I decided to try a few new cream products that I purchased that came in the mail today. First I contoured using Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ( $38 on the Beautylish website) in the shade 2 Medium/Dark… I used it around the perimeter of my forehead, hollows of the cheeks, and the bridge of my nose. I then highlighted the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, and high points above my brows using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($39 on the Beautylish website). I then set the rest of my face using Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder ($45 at Sephora) in the shade 2 Medium (this is also the powder I’ll use for touch ups today). After setting my face I really didn’t think I needed to bronze but I wanted to add just a bit more color to the skin so I lightly warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola.
Eyes: I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5. For today’s eye look I used the Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case ($24 at Target and on their website) in the color story Hello LA Angel. I created this look using both bronzer shades in this palette. I started by using the lighter bronzer (Natural) from lash to brow. I then used the deeper bronzer (Beach-y) in the crease to add a tad bit more depth… it’s subtle but does give dimension to the all over look. I then lightly tapped the shade Sand (gold with a slight rose undertone metallic) all over the mobile lid to add a hint of glow. I used the deeper bronzer (Beach-y) along my lash line to give the lash line some life and highlighted the inner corners using the shade Sunny (icy white with a gold shift metallic). I lined my lower and upper waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade Audrey (soft dark brown) I set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 at Dollar General) in clear and then filled in my brows using Believe Beauty Brow Defining Pencil ($4 Only at Dollar General) in the shade Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the shade Clean (a bright vanilla matte) and then went back over the brow line with more of the shade Sunny and then layered more of the shade Clean over that so that I could add a hint of glow without it going over board. I coated my upper and lower lashes with 2 coats of Milani Dangerous Lengths Mascara ($9.99 at Ulta).
Cheeks and Lips: Since I did the cream highlighter and was really loving the effect of it I chose not to use powder highlighter today. For blush today I chose Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush ($29 at Sephora) in the shade Seduce (rosey nude matte). I lined and then filled in my lips using NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta) in the shade Wipped Caviar (a reddish pink nude). I topped the lips off using ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick (discontinued was limited edition) in the shade Uno Mas (medium dusty coral).
Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed all the products I purchased from the Charlotte Tilbury brand!! I truly loved just how fresh and perfected my skin looked today. The 4 products I used today were definitely standout hits for me. The only product that I have left to play with is the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand in the shade Goldgasm… this one is just a bit of a let down because the gold is so yellow based that I don’t see it being able to work for me … I’m going to try it tomorrow to see if I can get it to work for me.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter: A+++!!! This stuff is amazing!!! It’s so pretty on the skin. It’s a doe-foot applicator and so I used about 3 swipes for both sides of my face 2 swipes for my forehead and 1 swipe for the center of my face and neck. The directions say to use a foundation brush but I just rubbed it in with my fingers and it gave me a really soft lit from within glow. This product is similar to the BECCA Backlight Primer Filter, but I think just from this first use that it’s a better than the BECCA one is. Even with a full coverage foundation on today I could still see the glow peeking through the foundation. I know I will be repurchasing this one when I run out… it’s so darn good.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation: A+++!!!! Dolls!!! This foundation is beautiful! I mean truly BEAUTIFUL!!! It’s a demi-matte finish that is full coverage and super pigmented. A very little of this product goes a very long way! I dispensed 5 pumps and applied this the same way I would all my other foundations and that left my skin flawless but I had way too much product. This foundation didn’t bunch up around my nose or my forehead (not that I have much trouble with foundations doing this, however with super full coverage foundations like this one I do tend to get a bit of bunching up texture in those areas). I’ve only used this foundation for the first time today and I can already tell this is going to be my new favorite foundation. I know for sure I will repurchase this when I run out.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand: A+++!!! Normally I skip contouring my face because I’m just not that good at it, and I most definitely never cream contour because it always scared me. But after binge watching beauty videos on YouTube and watching so many Beauty Gurus using this product one day I decided to order it and give it a go…. SO DARN GLAD I DID!!!! At first I was worried because the product is really rich in pigment when you first apply it … I held my breath and began to blend it in with a beauty sponge and the final outcome was so flawless, so perfectly contoured that I couldn’t believe my eyes! It even looked amazing on my nose (and I have always had trouble with my nose when it came to bronzing it because the tip on my nose is so big). Now I didn’t use this product on the tip of my nose, but I did use it on the bridge and it looked so good. This product is super creamy but not so creamy that it streaks or goes splotchy. The tone of the product gives that natural looking shadow to the skin. This is another product I just know I will be repurchasing when i run out.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand: A+++!!! Hands down my favorite of all time highlighter!! Most cream highlighters go patchy on me really quick… this one did not. I even applied a bit more AFTER setting my face and it didn’t go patchy then either. The shade is perfect for my skin tone. Even after setting my face you can still see the glow from this product. Without setting the face it made me look so ethereal and so fresh faced that I toyed with not setting the face … but it’s the first time i am using these cream products and wanted to give them their best chance, so I set my face. Once again … this is a product I will repurchase when i run out.
I am seriously impressed with the Charlotte Tilbury products I tried out today. Even though it is a full coverage foundation, I don’t feel I’m wearing any foundation. In fact today is the first day in a while that I love the way my skin looks up close. There is no texture or cakey looking skin, and there is no powdery look to the skin and I have not only setting powder, but a light layer of powdered bronzer and blush on my face too.
Ms Tilbury knows her makeup!! That is so evident.
Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.