Charlotte Tilbury

October 14, 2019 | Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury | 2 Comments »


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Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

It’s been a little while since my last post. I do have lots and lots of stuff to share, but if I’m being completely honest I’ve been in a bit of a dark place lately. I’m fighting my way out though. I’m blessed to have such wonderful, loving, supportive people in my life who give me that little push when I need it. I’m not gonna lie, this beautiful Charlotte Tilbury package perked me up quite a bit too.

I’ve never reviewed Charlotte Tilbury here at Midwest Glam. I’ve certainly heard a lot about the brand. Siobhán from beautylymin.com has mentioned Charlotte Tilbury quite a bit. I always tell her how I’m going to add everything to my wishlist. Problem is I add so much to my wishlist and only end up purchasing my essentials. On the plus side I’m making good on my low-buy.

Here is a breakdown of everything I got to try.

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte’s Magic Cream $64.00
I’ve only recently started using this so I can’t really review it. My first impression is that the packaging is beautiful and elegant. The cream has a very light powdery/floral scent which I didn’t find bothersome. So far I haven’t experienced any negative side effects and as we all know I have very sensitive skin.

Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury

Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light To Medium $68.00
The Filmstar Bronze & Glow has to be the most beautiful contour/highlighter palette I’ve ever seen! The packaging is stunning! The powders are silky smooth. And the shades are absolutely perfect for my skin tone. The contour blended out beautifully. I sometimes have a hard time blending out contour shades. They can look a little muddy. That was so not the case with this one. The highlighter doesn’t look like it offers much of a glow in the pan, but once I applied it I could see I was wrong. This beauty offers a serious glow with just one sweep!

Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury

Cheek To Chic in Ecstasy $40.00
The Cheek To Chic in Ecstasy is a two-toned peach/pink powder blush. This was also silky smooth and nicely pigmented. I’m sad that my swatch doesn’t really do this blush justice. I hope my face swatch shows it off better. This is a gorgeous every day shade. It might be too soon to tell, but don’t be surprised if this beauty ends up in my 2019 Favorites.

Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury

Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk $34.00
Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk is described as a dreamy nude pink with a matte finish. This lipstick is incredibly creamy and glides onto lips so effortlessly. The angled tip makes application so much easier. It was a very comfortable wear and easy to reapply. Which is a good thing because it does wear off after a few short hours. I feel like it holds up better with the lip liner though.

Charlotte Tilbury

Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk $22.00
Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk is a nude pink lip liner. It pairs nicely with Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk. I don’t really wear lip liner, but this was was surprisingly pleasant to work with. It glided on so easily. I would even wear this on its own!

Charlotte Tilbury

The Feline Flick in Panther $30.00
The Feline Flick in Panther is a black liquid eyeliner pen. I like the design of the pen. It allows for a comfortable grip. The tip is fine enough to create the perfect wing. Unfortunately this eyeliner didn’t work for me. I was worried when it bled in the swatches, but I didn’t experience any bleeding during application. However, it dries out way too fast. I barely made it through one wing before it started to tug. At that point it just gave out. I had to put the cap back on and wait a few minutes. Even then the other eye yielded a grayish wing rather than the almost black from my first attempt. I’m pretty bummed because it does stay put and looks pretty amazing even after a long day. But going in for a wing is tricky business. I need consistency in my eyeliner. I can’t have it drying out mid-application. That’s not cool.

Charlotte Tilbury

Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black $29.00
Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black is a 5-in-1 mascara that is said to give your lashes curl, separation, volume, length, and drama. Application was very easy. The brush picks up just the right amount of product. It did a great job at separating, lengthening, and curling. However, I wasn’t getting much of the volume and drama. But not many mascaras give my natural lashes that dramatic look. If I want drama I have to fight with the falsies. That being said, I do love this mascara. It’s so lightweight! Usually I can feel my mascara on. This one caused me to almost rub my eyes because I forgot I was even wearing it. Thankfully I didn’t. It’s probably the most comfortable mascara I’ve ever worn. I do wish it offered a bit more volume though. But I can live with the long curly lashes it provided me with.

You can see a look I created wearing everything mentioned down below. I’m also wearing the highlighter from Bronze & Glow on the inner corner of my eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury

Overall, I have to say that I’m impressed. I’ve always swooned over their packaging. It’s nice to know that the products perform just as beautifully. Aside from the Feline Flick that is. Unfortunately that one just isn’t for me. If I had to pick just one star of this lineup it would be between the blush and mascara. The contour palette is a very close second.

Have you tried any of these products? What is your favorite Charlotte Tilbury product?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

September 16, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 5 Comments »


Purchased By Me

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

Swatch

Y’all know that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with ColourPop. For the most part I truly love their products. I love how much they’ve expanded. So when they finally introduced a foundation I just had to try it.

They claim that their No Filter Natural Matte Foundation is oil free with buildable full coverage that is formulated with soft blurring pigments. Giving you a natural matte finish. Sounds amazing, huh? I love how easy it was to select a shade. I went with Light 60 which is suitable for light skin tones with peachy undertones. I did feel like I had to work a little quickly while applying it. I didn’t feel rushed or anything, but it did feel like it dried a little quicker than my go-to foundations. It took a little work blending it out, but once blended it looked pretty amazing! For like an hour. Then it started to break up and looked incredibly cakey. In fact when my husband came home from work I asked him how it looked. He said it looked nice, but it was cakey. He asked me what happened because my skin never looks like that. I was crushed. I really wanted to love this. It felt great on my skin, it did a great job covering my redness, and it didn’t cause any irritation. But the negatives definitely outweigh the positives here.

You can see the ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation in action below.

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

Overall, I’m going to have to say this is a hard pass for me. In fact if I could return it I would. Unfortunately ColourPop doesn’t accept returns so I’m stuck with it. I’ve tested this with a few different primers and even tried mixing it with a little moisturizer. No matter what I did it started breaking up after just one hour. I’ve had much cheaper foundations perform better than this.

Have you tried the ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation? What are your thoughts?

Info

Product: ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation
Price: $12.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

September 9, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 3 Comments »


Purchased By Me

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

Swatches: Zested, Squeeze Me, Creamsicle, Rise N Grind, Clementine

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

Swatches: Sunkiss’d, Tangerine Dreams, Mimosa Mami, Ya Peel Me?

ColourPop released the Orange You Glad? Palette just before we left for our vacation. I thought it would be perfect for Fall so I was debating on ordering it beforehand in case it sold out. I decided to hold off because I didn’t want it sitting at the post office for a few weeks. Thankfully it was still available when we got back. And since there were more new releases I treated myself a little more. It is my birth month after all.

The Orange You Glad? Palette contains 9 eyeshadows. They claim all shades are brand new. I’m sure many of us have similar shades already, but the palette is still cute. And it’s nice to know that they are newer shades. It contains 6 mattes, 2 metallics, and 1 pressed glitter. 4 of these shades are pressed pigments which they claim are not intended for immediate eye area. Of course I didn’t realize that until after I had slathered my whole eye area in said shades. Thankfully I didn’t experience any issues. Not that I ever do experience any issues with their shadows. And my eyes are pretty sensitive.

I know this was meant to be more of a Summer palette, but it looks and feels more Fall friendly to me. I’ll be wearing this a lot throughout the season. You can see a look I created with the Orange You Glad? Palette below.

ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette

Overall, I’d have to say that I love this palette. I’m never disappointed with ColourPop’s palettes so it’s no surprise that I love this one too. The shadows are nicely pigmented and apply and blend beautifully. And it’s only $12.00! I keep telling myself that I need to slow down on the palette purchases, but somehow I end up coming here to talk about yet another palette.

Have you purchased the Orange You Glad? Palette? What palette are you loving lately?

Info

Product: ColourPop Orange You Glad? Palette
Price: $12.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

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