Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blusher in Love Is The Drug

Okay, so I know I have reviewed quite a bit of Charlotte Tilbury of late, but all these beautiful product were part of a British haul I managed to get recently. I have one or two more amazing products still to review, but today I bring you my second CT blush Love Is The Drug.

It is housed in a cute, lightweight compact. I love the etched Charlotte Tilbury logo and star. This shade seems more true to the 'swish and pop' action suggested for application of this blusher, with a vibrant pink shade in the centre. Love glow in comparison has the lighter shade in the middle. The outer shade has a satin finish which is to be applied all over the cheek. It is a fresh pink with subtle iridescence, which imparts the cheek with a soft glow. The inner circle is a shot of 'almost' highlighter pink which should suit many skin tones. The finish is a match to the outer ring. It is buildable leaving your cheeks with a believable natural flush a' la Tilbury. No excess powder is picked up when swirling my brush. Love Glow is more coral, with the two shades very similar in colour. 

Two shades mixed together

Love Is The Drug is my second CT blush, but my first to review. Finely milled and highly pigmented are just two of the great attributes of this blusher. Next up on the Tilbury review list will be her Light Wonder Foundation.....

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Luxury Palette

I always knew I wanted the The Rock Chick quad, it was just a matter of time. The 'rock chick' is focal point of the Charlotte Tilbury aesthetic, and it's actually shades I do not have a many of, in my collection. Well, I now have it. It is everything I have come to expect from the CT shadows. To recap my previous nattering's, the textures of all four shades are creamy, pigmented and a dream to blend. In fact I think they blend themselves!

The Rock Chick is a wearable tonal grey palette, with good contrast between the shades. At first, I thought it would be a dupe for  Tom Ford Titanium Smoke. If memory serves Tom Ford Titanium Smoke is definitely more cool. The Rock Chick has more in common with the warm grey 'taupiness' of TF Silvered Topaz, which will be easier to wear for more skin tones. I have done a quick comparison with the grey quads I own and I hope they give a good point of reference. I have worn it softly for a modern day look as well as packed on for maximum impact. I have only worn it a few times, but I am smitten.

The shades have a mix of finishes. The prime shade (top left) is soft silver with a iridescent finish. It gives a soft focus wash of colour that opens up the eye area. The Enhance shade (top right) is a mid tone warm grey. It has a satin finish with a lovely sheen to it. The 'POP' shade (bottom left) is a glistening silver sparkle in a taupe grey base. The Smoke shade (bottom right) is a glorious silky matte intense dark grey shade. The shades look cooler in the pan, but swatch warmer. As the light changes so do the beautiful colours of the palette, which reminds me of Tom Ford She Wolf.

Textures come alive

Quick comparison swatches T-B Armani quad in Maestro, TF Silvered Topaz, CT The Rock Chick
The Rock Chick is my kinda gal! What is your go to palette for an effortless rock chick vibe?

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Troy Surratt Lipslique in Hevyn and Bon Bon

Another purchase from the Troy Surrat line were two lip products called Lipsliques. I chose two easy to wear shades that are now permanent fixtures in my bag. First, lets's talk texture. They have a light, comfortable feel with a bit of tackiness, which allows them to hug the lips for longer wear. Both shades have medium opacity, but still have a sheer look with a glossy finish. This is my favourite type of finish as you can just slip it on in a hurry and it is very forgiving to unconditioned, unprepped lips. Easy Breezy!

Hevyn is my go to every day lip. At first I thought it might have too much brown to it. On the lips it is my own lips transformed.  A neutral Rose that adds colour to my lips. It is their bestseller for good reason. Bon Bon is all kinds of wonderful. It is a cool pastel pink, that gives a fresh and feminine look. It is lighter than my natural lip shade, and might look too light on girls darker than my roughly NC 25 skin tone. I think for fair ladies, this will dance on on their lips - a pretty pastel for spring, will make blue eye's pop too!

Hevyn, Bon Bon


Bon Bon

I'm already dreaming of my next Lipsliques and have the shades already to go, namely Rubis, Perfictioniste and Chuchoter. Also to note, the packaging is compact and sleek. These are like candy, one is just not enough!!