It’s that time again, it’s monthly favourites time. And do I have a good bunch of favourites in store for you this month. So without further ado, here we go:
Chanel Stylo Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Caroube, £23 – First up I have this cooling number which is a limited edition offering from Chanel. It’s a beautiful brown/purple shade that proffers a cooling sensation on your lids, which has been perfect for the heatwaves we’ve been experiencing in the UK lately. It’s rather similar to By Terry’s Ombré Blackstar in Misty Rock, just without as much glitter, making it easier to wear in the daytime.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation in Suntan, £35 – Having recently tanned quite a bit I’ve been struggling to find a foundation that matches my skin. This one is perfect when mixed with my foundation favourite for last month plus there’s still room for tanning. It has great coverage with a matte finish that lasts all day. I love it.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Beach Bronze, £19 – A new bronzey eyeshadow that I am besotted with. With a slight shimmer running through it, I think it’s so perfect for summer when paired with a smudgy brown liner. And it dries slowly enough for you to apply it to both eyelids and then blend, which I find makes it easier to ensure you have the same amount on both lids. Win.
Kiko Smart Lip Pencils in 711, Light Plum and 712, Rose Mauve, £2.50 each – I think this has been one of my most worn lip combinations recently. I line my lips and fill the outer edges of my lips with the darkest shade of the two plum shades (711) and then fill in the centre of my lips with the lighter shade (712) for a Kylie Jenner-esque look. These lipliners are great because they aren’t as drying as most lipliners tend to be so I can wear them the whole day without any trouble. I highly recommend them.
That concludes my beauty favourites for this month. What have you been loving this month?
I have a few new beauty favourites that I have been loving this month. Coincidentally they all appear to be drugstore this month. So keep your eyes peeled:
Loreal Paris Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow in No 500, Gold Mania, £5.49 – I’ve really been enjoying using this eyeshadow by tapping it on with my ring finger as it does tend to have a bit of fallout and I feel like it works better without a brush, and then just adding in a bit of crease definition with a matte brown shade.
Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen, £6.00 – Given my inability to apply liquid eyeliner, I’m always on the look out for liners that make it a bit easier and I’ve found a new one this month. I’ve absolutely been loving this liner this month as it’s been making it a lot easier to apply. Although it isn’t that pigmented so I do feel I have to go back over it sometimes.
Loreal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation in No 30, Honey, £7.99 – I seem to have been purchasing quite a few new bases this month but this one has been my most reached for this month. It has a lovely matte finish, great coverage and lasts well on me for most of the day. I highly recommend it.
Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Sultry, £7.99 – It’s taken me a little while to get hold of this matte balm but it has been worth searching for. I have been wearing this practically everyday since I’ve purchased it. It’s so wonderfully hydrating and matte at the same time, which is not the case for most matte lipsticks, and it’s such a wonderful everyday shade. I love it.
Say hello to the lipstick that ticks all the boxes… The Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer, £16. This is a lipstick that glides on effortlessly (tick), giving you bold colour (tick), intense moisture (tick) and great staying power (double tick) all in one!
Containing Shea and Murumuru butters, this lipstick is set to moisturise your lips throughout the day. I find it incredibly hydrating and don’t find it causing any dry or flaky patches at all! It’s also intensely pigmented and lasts well till lunchtime (so around 4 hours for me) after which I’ll reapply, which I think is brilliant for such a moisturising lipstick. And it’s gives a lovely sheen to the lips, which I love! It’s not often you can find a lipstick that fills the bill for all of the above and it’s ability to do so is making it one of my most used lipsticks of the moment.
Available in 16 beautiful shades, there’s one (or more) to suit everyone. I have the shade Passion Pop which is a beautiful red shade but I do have my eye on a few more shades. When a lipstick is so great, you’re going to want a few shades aren’t you? And for £16, it’s pretty reasonable for a high end lipstick (that is so darn great!).
It’s that time of the month again… It’s monthly favourites time! I’ve tried to keep it short and sweet this month as I’m still loving a lot of my favourites from last month. So hope you enjoy reading about my beauty favourites for the month of April.
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Ginger Pop, £16.50 – I’ve really been enjoying using this blush this month. I think it’s very spring appropriate with it’s embossed daisy and clean and clear packaging. Ginger Pop is such a beautiful coral shade, which I don’t have much of in my collection. It’s also a very unique formula and texture as it’s incredibly soft and buttery, it’s a dream to apply!
Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown, £19 – I’ve really been enjoying using this liquid/pencil liner hybrid. It glides on incredibly smoothly, there’s no drag with this, and it is such a fuss free and easy liner to use. I love it.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty, £23 – This is one of the best matte lipsticks I’ve used! It’s a wonderful formula that doesn’t dry your lips out at all. It’s square bullet makes it much easier to use that your traditional lipsticks. And that rose gold packaging is just to die for!
Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick in Berry Much, £4.99 – Oh my, are these lipsticks amazing or what?! These are one of my favourite drugstore lip products ever and for a lip pencil it’s so wonderfully hydrating, you never end up with dry lips with these. It did take me a little while to get hold of this berry shade and now I just can’t get enough of it!
L’oreal Paris Super Liner Blackbuster Intense, £6.99 – Yep, it’s a new month so of course I have a new liquid liner favourite! I’ve really been enjoying this liner for days when I need a little extra help in the eyeliner department. It’s also great for when you want thicker liner without all the usual fuss associated with it as this takes much of the hard work out of it! Love.
That’s it for my beauty favourites this month. Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts on them?
If you’re anything like me and struggle with eyeliner then might I point you in this direction. The L’oreal Paris Super Liner Blackbuster Intense, £6.99, is brilliant for those of us who tend to struggle. The reason I find this is so is because it has quite a sturdy/rigid nib, so quite the opposite of a flexible one, which means your eyeliner doesn’t have a mind of it’s own and does what you ask it to do!
It’s great for slightly thicker liner too, I mean you can of course have variations on how thick you want it to be but if you tend to use a finer nib –for fear of smearing your whole eyelid with liner – and tend to build up your liner to your desired thickness, then fear no more. This liner takes the hard work out of all of that. I mean I’m not saying it’s going to be easy but it will be easier.
My only quibble about this liner is the fact that it’s not that black, I mean it’s black but not jet black, so if you want it to be darker you sort of have to go over it and if you struggle with liner then it can be a bit tricky. But if you haven’t got a problem with it not being jet black and would rather have some form of liner on your eyes (like myself) then you can’t really go wrong.
Let me know what your thoughts are. And if you have any recommendations that make liquid liner a little less daunting, then please do let me know!
If you’re looking to achieve those fuller looking lips with a matte lip liner close to the natural pigment of your lips then you might have just met your match. Hesitating from purchasing the usual culprits due to the high price tags associated with them (yes I’m looking at you Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and Mac’s Soar Lip Liner) is a common occurrence. However, might I recommend this offering from Rimmel that might actually be better than either of those two. (Yes I said it!)
Now it’s a known fact that Mac’s lip liners/lipsticks are a tad on the drying side and as mentioned in my recent post here, Charlotte Tilbury’s liner doesn’t seem to be much better in terms of it’s texture and application either. But this liner has a much softer and creamier texture, has absolutely no drag, is so much easier to apply and doesn’t cause any ‘my lips are about to fall off symptoms.’ It’s a lot more comfortable on the whole and for me I find the shade is a lot better suited to the colouring of my lips as it actually shows up. And at a fraction of the price, you really can’t complain.
So, will you be giving this a try?
So this is less of a what’s new from Charlotte Tilbury, and more of a ‘what’s new in my collection’ from Charlotte Tilbury kinda post, for lack of a better title!
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, £16 – An excellent lip liner to fill your lips in with for a Kylie Jenner-esque look. However, I failed to try it on before buying and found that it hardly shows up on my lips. I also find it a bit too drying for my lips so wouldn’t recommend it to people who have unusually dry lips (i.e. me). I’m a bit disappointed that it didn’t work out for me. So my advise is: please try before buying! If it works for you, you’ll love it.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty, £23 – This deserves a round of applause, first and foremost, for its gorgeous rose gold packaging and secondly for it’s amazing formula: a matte lipstick that is not drying and is long lasting, well you can’t get any better than that! I also love the square bullet which I thought was strange at first but low and behold it’s actually a lot easier to use. The square bullet makes it so much easier to define your Cupid’s bow as well as to outline your lips before filling them in. And this shade is a beautiful red toned berry that I can’t get enough of right now!
Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown, £19 – This is such a wonderful liner as it gives a liquid liner effect yet it doesn’t involve any of the fuss. It makes it a lot easier to line your eyes on days when you’ve snoozed one too many times and don’t have time to faff around with liquid liner. It’s also incredibly soft so there’s no scratching of your eyelids here. I think it is the perfect hybrid of a liquid liner and eye kohl pencil. And you can either line your lash line so that you’re left with a lovely dark brown liquid liner effect or you can smudge it out for more of a smokey look. So if you’re in the market for a new brown liner, I highly recommend this!
Have you tried any of these beauty products from Charlotte Tilbury? What are your thoughts on them?