Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury is a makeup artist that I really admire, her technique is all about enhancing features to show them in the best way - perfecting rather than masking. Charlotte's brand of makeup is a unique blend of products which can help to achieve that Hollywood glamorous look. When Charlotte Tilbury recently released the Hollywood Flawless Filter I was keen to give it a try...

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (£30.00/30ml) is a complexion booster, a multipurpose product which makes the skin to look healthy and youthful. Charlotte describes this product as an 'instagram filter' as it can brighten dull skin and add a healthy glow to the complexion. The packaging is encased in a sleek and luxurious glass bottle which has a rose gold lid. Inside is a large doe foot applicator which is great for applying either on the hand or straight onto the face. The consistency of the product is a mixture like a liquid cream, which gives a natural finish to the skin. When I first applied it for some reason I thought it it would be a greasy oily texture, however once it's on the skin it morphs into more like skincare, merging with the skin slightly.

So onto the product itself, it can be used in a variety of different ways, such as a primer before foundation for a healthy glow; mixing it in with your foundation to achieve a dewy finish or by adding it on top of your foundation where you would normally apply highlighter. I have oily skin, so my favourite way to apply this product is as a primer, I find that it adds just the right amount of brightness that makes my skin look like it's hydrated and in the best condition. My skin doesn't look greasy in the slightest.

What I love is that I can control how much product I want to apply, and this is what really makes a difference. For an everyday look I apply this product as a primer on the tops of my cheekbones, and throughout the centre of my face, however for evenings I like to add this product on top of my foundation, so it really catches the light.

For all of you with perfect skin, you can use this product by itself on bare skin without makeup, it just adds this vitality and boost of health that makes it look like a Victoria's Secret model. It looks really natural, and has a slight blurring effect. This product also has a tiny bit of coverage which is surprisingly lightweight.

You can see above that I have applied the product on my hand, I use the shade 5. My hands are a bit more tanned than normal, however you can see the product side by side before and after it's blended out and how it adds a glow that catches the light in a natural way. Once you add foundation on top, you can see the hint of glow above, however it is not as detectable as the picture above.

All in all, this product is actually something that I use daily, it is a true complexion booster and compliments my makeup by enhancing the skin I have already got. I think this is a product that everyone would benefit from in some way or another, to use on bare skin, under or over the top of makeup. I think the price is good for the multi-purpose use of the product, and so is well worth the splurge!

I would love to know if you have tried this product, if so what do you think of it? If not, is it something you are thinking of purchasing? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to follow me on Bloglovin  to stay up to date with my newest posts!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Review: Kiko Milano Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara

If you asked me what my favourite high street beauty brand was, it would be a toss up between L'Oreal and Kiko Milano. Every item I buy something from Kiko it just beats my expectations and their promotional offers are just amazing.
Today I am going to share with you a product I have not stopped using from Kiko...

The product I wanted to share with you all today is the Kiko Milano Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara (£7.20/7ml). It claims to be a 'long-lasting curling mascara with an anatomical brush' which sounds like my perfect mascara.

I have straight lashes which are weak, if I have no mascara or eyelash curlers you won't be able to see that I have eyelashes at all. So eyelash curlers and mascara are my go-to. What I have discovered is that some mascaras are heavy on the lashes, and can cause them to drop, for me the Benefit mascaras are the worst for this. I've found that getting a waterproof mascara can help to hold a curl, so all I always wear a waterproof formula.

Aesthetically, this mascara is super chic, the packaging has a slight hammered metal vibe which makes it easy to locate in my makeup bag. It feels a bit weighty in the hand too, giving it more of a premium feel than the normal plastic packaging that you see in high-street mascaras. 

The brush, as you can see is slightly twisted, enabling all the lashes to be lifted and coated with the product. I actually really like it as it adds an even coat of product without it being too messy.

This mascara can really hold a curl. I'm so impressed with this product, my lashes will stay in the same position after a coat of this mascara. The formula is wet on application, however dries down quickly, I find that one coat of this wriggled from root to tip is enough for my lashes. The result is a curled, long but defined lash which really can make the eyes the focal point of a makeup look. I'm so impressed with this product, it is everything I have been looking for in a mascara - a lash lift in a bottle. I've done some before and after pictures to demonstrate one coat of the mascara. You can really see the difference.

This mascara is currently on sale for £3.90 so if you like the sound of it, be sure to get one from your nearest Kiko Milano store! If you have hard to curl lashes, then this mascara will be a lifesaver for you! If you have similar lashes to myself, be sure to let me know what mascara you would recommend to me! Also be sure to follow me on Bloglovin  to stay up to date with my newest posts!