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 Β£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

Spectrum Brushes Review

Again, another product I’ve had since my birthday in May that I’ve taken forever to write a review on, but trust me, their so worth it. I got the Spectrum brushes for my birthday and I got the the 12 piece Bomb Shell Set and Oyster Roll which comes to Β£79.99.

I’ve read a lot about the Spectrum brushes and had been thinking about purchasing some myself before my birthday came around and my nan agreed to buy them for me. They are honestly the best brushes and so worth the money! I honestly love these brushes so much, their soft but not useless, the eye brushes pick up pigment easily and blend gorgeously! I use the B05 Luxe Blender to apply my highlighter and can I just say…. amazing. I currently flip between the Jeffree Star highlighter (my absolute fav) and the NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder (again such an amazing drug store highlighter, review coming). And this brush gives you such a blinding glow its just astonishing and I can’t get over it. Β I also use the C02 contour brush to apply my cream contour and again, it does the most amazing job, it applies evenly and blends so nicely.

If you’ve never seen or heard of Spectrum you need to 100% check them out and get yourself some of their brushes because they are such a staple for me and I use them everyday. I keep them in brush pots but keep my Oyster Roll in a drawer for when I go away on holiday so I can pack all my brushes easily and know where they all are.

Hazel

Spectrum Brushes 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.

Hazel

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Review

Iconic London Illuminator

I am totally obsessed with a good highlight and after getting the Jeffree Star highlighter I wasn’t sure I’d find something better because its my favourite highlighter ever!! Then I found the Iconic London Illuminator and my gosh the glow is real… I researched into a bit because its Β£29.99 and to be totally honest I took money out of my savings to buy it so I wanted to be sure I wasn’t wasting my money.

IMG_0376This highlight blew my expectations like seriously… if you love a bright glow… this is the one for you. The pigmentation is insane so I usually do three three small drops along my
cheek bone and blend it out with a beauty blender, and honestly that is all you need. Its so bright and glowy and I tend to set it with my Jeffree Star highlighter, but honestly I dont even think you need to set it, I just like being a bit extra with my highlight.

It comes in a small glass pot with a dropper and I can tell that this is going to last me aaaaages. This is one product that I would 100% recommend buying and I’mΒ hoping to try some more of their products soon!

 

Iconic London Illuminator

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz vs Dip Brown Pomade

I’ve been wanting to get hold of some Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products for a while and especially since getting the eyeshadow palette, I just needed one. I’d seen everyone raving about the dip brown pomade on YouTube and other blogs for ages but wasn’t sure if that was the one for me, especially when I saw the brow wiz. I decided that to really decide which one is for me, I’d have to buy both.

Turns out they were both for me but in different ways. The brow wiz works amazingly for really effortless natural brows, I find this is my go too for if I have work or just running to the shops quickly but don’t want to look like I’ve just rolled out of bed, even though I most probably have. However I don’t think this would be the best if you want defined brows, the product isn’t very pigmented and you cant really outline your brows well because the pencil drags your skin and the line goes everywhere. If you just want to roughly fill in your brows this is definitely perfect.

The dip brow pomade I ordered in the same shade as the brow wiz because that colour matched me well, however the dip brow seems to be slightly darker, however that could have been because I wasn’t expecting the product to be as soft or as pigmented as it is and put way too much on the first time I used it. I feel this will be my go to more for if I’m going out somewhere as its more of a glam, defined brow. I haven’t had too much of a chance to play around with it and try different things like making it a natural look, but I can tell once I get a bit more used to handling the product it will be amazing.

Along with the two eyebrow products I also purchased the Anastasia eyebrow brush. This has become my favourite brush of all time, its so precise and makes the product go on so smoothly, and the little spoolie comb bit at the end is super good at blending out and spreading the product a bit more. A definite recommend.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz vs Dip Brown Pomade

Jefree Star Highlighter Review

I love highlight, like so so much, its honestly my favourite part of my make up, so I’ve been trying some different ones out, I used the MUA one for a while before switching between that and the one in the Sleek palette that comes with a bronzer and blush. Since I have tried some high end ones starting with the Urban Decay one which I wasn’t a huge fan off because it was literally just glitter and barely even showed up on your face.

Having brought the Jefree Star Liquid Lipsticks and having really loved the products, I decided to try the highlighter. I purchased it in Princess Cut because it really stood out to me and a lot of the reviews I read had used Princess Cut as well.

I was not disappointed by this at all. Its huge, like literally bigger than the palm of my hand by a bit (I have really small hands so I’d say its about palm size give or take a bit) and it is so so gorgeous!! I apply this with a Spectrum fan brush and I find that its really build able and isn’t overly pigmented. Its pigmented enough that fine brushed pick up product but not the point that its too much and you have to knock some off the brush before applying.

I personally like my highlight to be bright but not over the top like some people so somewhere in the middle. I find that with two layers you get a really gentle shine thats noticeable in light but not out of light, so perfect if you prefer a more subtle highlight. I tend to put four to five layers on because I like it to really glow when the light hits it. This is my go to highlight and I am in total love with this product. I’m looking at getting another one in another shade as well as some of this other products like the eye shadow palette.

Hazel xoxo

Jefree Star Highlighter Review