Beauty Product Reviews

Must have for Summer!

I just finished reviewing four of the six shades of the Eyes To Mesmerize cream shadows and I am absolutely loving them. In my mind, Tom Ford was the expert in the cream eye shadow department but Charlotte Tilbury has definitely challenged him with her new formula. I love how user friendly these are and how versatile the application is. I prefer using my fingers to create an all over glossy eye look under my powder eye shadows. They blend brilliantly and provide a gorgeous gloss and sheen vs. a frosty and thick look. You get more for your money with these pots compared to Tom Fords (CT $32 for .24 oz vs. TF $42 for .21) which makes these even more enticing. I will say TF has more pigment and the colors will be more exotic and/or dramatic so it comes down to your personal choice. I highly recommend Marie Antoinette, Mona Lisa and Veruschka.

Holy Grail Bronzer!

I am a bronzer junkie and my makeup drawer can back that up. I am always trying to achieve that "JLO" glow and so experimenting with bronzers is always a natural move for me. I started using Guerlain bronzer back in the 80's when that was the holy grail bronzer in the luxury/beauty market but they quickly got competition and it has been fun experimenting with different brands. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow has a gorgeous texture that literally just melts into the skin like its coming within. The bronzer has no orange/yellow undertone which makes this very appealing to me. The highlighter can be slightly frosty so I use very little of it and it looks like a natural lit glow coming within. I use my Suqqu Powder brush to apply it and I swear its like the work is done for me. I am obsessed with this bronzing kit and stopped using all my other bronzers. This is both good and bad. Good because I found a holy grail product that gives me the perfect bronzed look; bad because as a blogger I should be more opened minded when reviewing but at this point its slightly challenging. I am proud to say I am on my second compact and plan on a third, fourth, get my point. Love!

Pleasantly Surprised!

Let me start off by saying I am a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury and her makeup line. I feel she is a gem in the beauty industry and the world quickly caught on. I have been obsessed with her makeup line before it came to the U.S and haven't changed my mind. When I heard about the goddess clay mask, my first instinct was my dry skin will freak out and beg for moisture. For the sake of blogging and informing, I gave it a whirl last week before my evening shower. Upon application, I was immediately impressed that it didn't feel "dry" or clay like so that put me at ease. It also didn't dry to a hard crust that sucks up any moisture or oil left in my dry skin. I removed it after ten minutes using my Eve Lom muslin cloth then splashed cold water afterwards. My skin felt firm but not tight. I really felt I had a mini facial and felt refreshed and very clean. I immediately followed it with my holy grail face oil and my skin felt baby soft. This is the first time a mask with the word "clay" didn't scare me and I am now a believer that one must try before judging. I recommend this mask for most skin types except maybe if you are super dry/sensitive I would do a small patch test before covering entire face (a good idea for any new product your introducing your skin to.)