Charlotte Tilbury Review

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When I went to London with my friend, we went straight into Selfridges. It was like heaven. I’ve never been to Selfridges before and I order a lot of my make up online so walking into there where there was so much good looking make up was amazing! I went to all the stalls and had an idea of some products that I wanted to buy and held myself back from buying some products (the Victoria Beckham highlighter is high up on my Christmas list just saying). However I’ve been eyeing Charlotte Tilbury products for a few years but just never got round to buying anything from her, but my friend Arabella has her sculpt palette and when we saw it at her stand, I brought it. The lady who served us also gave us sixteen foundation samples to share between us as well which was pretty cool of her to do.

I’ve been using this everyday since I got it and I have to admit. Its amazing. If you want a subtle contour this is 100% the one for you. When I go to uni I don’t want to be wearing a really bold contour and highlight because thats a bit OTT for uni. But this is perfect, the bronze is subtle but you can see the difference when its on, it blends really easily and is really pigmented. The highlight, although its gold and I’ve never used a gold highlight before, is really nice. Its not a harsh highlight so if you want it a bit more blinding you have to really build it up, but it looks super gorgeous on the skin and adds a really natural looking glow. I want to try this with an Iconic London liquid highlighter, but as mines in the pink shade I need to repurchase the golden one (as long as its not too dark for me as I’m fairly pale). This is 100% going to be my go to for university and its in a really pretty packaging thats pretty sturdy and thin at the same time. 100% reccomend.

 

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Charlotte Tilbury Review

ABH Subculture Review

This palette has been everywhere. I saw the reviews and people saying its bad and hitting pan on the first use so I was unsure on if I wanted to spend £40 on the palette or not. Typically I decided I would buy it and make my own decision because I really liked the looks you could make with the palette.

I’ve been playing about with it for a few weeks now and although its not the best palette in the world and you really have to work the pigments to get them to blend nicely, I do think the looks that you can get after are really worth it. I found for me the best way to blend it out was to pat the shade in the part I wanted darkest, then to put a bit more product on my brush and blend it out. I don’t think the pigmentation is that bad, you don’t need swirl your brush in it or dig it in too harsh, I found a light tap gave me enough pigment to work with and I’d advise building the colour rather than putting a lot on at one go.

One problem I did find, I did a halo eye, was I’d get the shade in the inner and outer corner, put the shimmer in the middle and blend it a bit to get a nice transition between the colours, and the darker colour would disappear. I had to re-apply the darker shade twice before it finally did what I wanted it too. However it was worth it and the look was bold and striking (not something I often go for but I really liked this).

I think this palette is 100% workable you just need to figure out how to use the pigments and make them work for your advantage, once you figure it out, it honestly looks amazing and lasts ages, it didn’t budge off my eyes when I used the palette for a BBQ last weekend. I do really like this palette its just not really going to be a staple for me.

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ABH Subculture Review

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Review

Tad late on this train but after having the palette since May… I thought it’s about time to do a review on the Too Faced Peach Palette. Slow I know.

I got this palette for my birthday from my nan and I took a while picking between this one and the Natural Love palette, however after a lot of YouTubing videos comparing them and trying to figure out which ones I’m likely to use more, I decided on the Sweet Peach palette. Its now become one of my staples for everyday make up.

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The packaging is a really pretty pink ombre effect and is metal that shuts via a magnet. I really like the way the peaches are embossed (I dont think that the right word but their bumpy) and the way its an ombred pink really gives you a feel for the palette before you even open it. Its gorgeous and the metal packaging for me is a saint as it doesn’t get finger prints. The hinge on mine has a small bit of play in it but nothing major and doesn’t have any affect on the quality of the packaging at all.

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The colours in the palette are such a good mix of colours that work well with each other, and I currently love using the colour caramelized as a transition colour, with puree in the crease and either bellini or luscious on my lid. These make for a really pretty natural eye look that I wear on a daily basis, usually with no eyeliner, but if I’m in the mood for some I’ll add a winged liner to it to make it a bit more glam. When I wear this palette I always get tons of compliments on my eye make up so its one of my go-to palettes for a casual day look.

I think there are so many options for some brighter looks as well as some darker and theres so many eye look options its a go too for natural day, something a bit more glam and for an evening look with some lashes and winged eye liner.

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Review

Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

I saw this palette on a tutorial on Instagram and fell in love with it so I had to order it. The only problem was getting it to the UK from America, however I braved it and paid the extra £25 to get it over because I wanted it so much, and I’ll be totally honest with you, I’m so glad I did.

It comes in a matt black case with a gold base, which once opened is the gold base of the palette. The only down side to this is you can see your finger prints all over it, especially on the bottom, but if your not too fussed about that like me, then thats no problem, its a beautiful looking palette and worth it. When I opened it, the first thing that hit me was the scent of it, it smells like chocolate I think but others may disagree. The pigment of this palette is unreal! You literally tap your finger lightly on it, and you have a good load of pigment on your finger, so I feel as if this palette is going to last a long time because I’m not going to need much on my brush to get the desired colours.

The colours of the shadows was the main reason I wanted this palette, because of the shades being some I just can’t seem to find, however my favourite ones are whimsy, mod and drama. I also think that minx and ethereal are really nice wintery shimmery shades that I can’t wait to use. Looking at the palette as well you can easily see various eye shadow combinations that will look good together, either by following the line across or mix matching. I’m planning on using this palette tomorrow or next week for my boyfriends birthday so I will post a photo of eye looks that I make with this palette, but this is 100% a recommend. Let me know what other eye shadow palettes I should try out!

Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette