Monday, June 29, 2015
There are a lot of new products here to get through, so I'm going to keep it short and snappy and let you know which I adored the most out of the bunch, as well as giving you a bit of a run down of what I used to create this duo tone liner look. This is very Tarte heavy, as I happened to stock up on a lot of new Tarte pieces to try out, but the Charlotte Tilbury Cream Shadow was definitely one of my favourite products. This is what I did to create the look:
To prep the skin I started with the Estee Lauder Nutritous Rosy Prism Serum. Applying this all over the face, it sinks in within seconds and aims to add a rosyness back into sallow yellow dull skin. I just find it awakens the skin and I love wearing serums underneath a light moisturiser. Not the most amazing serum I've tried in honesty, I would recommend others more, such as the Eve Lom or Hydraluron for example. Then I moved in with the Antipodes Light Facial Day Cream. Seeing as I'm currently adoring wearing really illuminating moisturisers, this wasn't anything to write home about. A lovely moisturiser but it didn't rock my world like the Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser does. Every. Single. Day!
Over the top of these two I also decided to add some of the Clarins Instant Light Radiant Booster in golden bronze, just to give it a try out for a more radiant finish. In this shade, it was too dark for me, even though it does sheer out on the skin to leave a glow. It was still a touch too dark, and again, there are other things I'm loving more right now, when it comes to radiance boosting. Such as the Becca Shimmering Skin Enhancer in pearl or Mac Strobe Cream, just FYI.
Moving in with the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation, which you may know already that I'm rather fond on. I go for Light-Medium Sand, similar to the shade Deauville by Nars, just a tiny touch darker. But it's a thick consistency foundation that really does cover beautifully. With that I also used two new tarte concealers, the Tarte CC Cream corrector in light and the Amazonian Clay Concealer waterproof concealer in light-medium sand again. Using the corrector first, I used my ring finger to sweep into the pan and then onto my undereyes, correcting the dark circles under the eyes. Again though, I feel the Bobbi Brown Corrector (in light peach) is still a tad more amazing than this. And over the top, I added the concealer in the bullet, applying the product to my very inner corners and down the nose in the usual triangle concealer shape before using a sponge to dab in the product. They are both lovely products with great coverage, but personally, I really do prefer liquid concealers due to how much more skin-like they can appear on application. So in honesty, I wouldnt push you to go out and buy these two particular products.
Colour and Contour
On the cheeks I used the Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette. Such a beautiful kit comprising of a contour/bronzing powder, a light pink blush and a champagne highlight. This palette is particularly exciting as there are not as many palettes out there comprising of all three face products in one, in such wearable shades. I just built up the colour lightly, using more pressure into the hollows of my cheeks for a chiselled contour and using the highlight on the top of the cheeks. The blush is also really subtle and pretty in a light and wearable pink. Yet, I did want to try out a little bit of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Fearless. I just swept a little of this over the cheeks for a touch more colour. These blushes are really pigmented and easy to blend, in a range of really beautiful shades, and I would recommend them if you're after a colourful new blusher!
And the focal point of this look is the eyes, and it's also the part I'm most excited about. I first of all used the Clarins shadow, using a brush to blend it all over the lid. The pay off on this is fantastic, and this shade in particular is so stunning. A warm champagne. From there it was about creating a duo colour liner look, firstly taking the Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Eggplant on the Tarte Double Ended Liner Brush and lining the upper lash line in a thick wing. The brightness of the purple and the ease of which this glides on is so wonderful, this is by far my favourite product in this whole look. For the bottom lash line I used the new Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow in Cleopatra, equally a favourite here. A brilliant metallic aqua green, that I thought would compliment the eggplant plum on the upper lash line. In the same way as before, I lined the lower lash line with the product and flicked it out at the end to create a double eyeliner flick. Super simple but looked so striking!
My lashes were coated in lashings of the Tarte Gifted Mascara, and although it really separated and added some length, it wasn't tough enough to keep my lashes curled. So this gets a thumbs down from me personally. Ever searching for the best curl holding mascaras. Yet, still a lovely mascara, in a real jet black finish and I know so many people who adore this.
And finally, the lips were coated in the Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint, that responds to your Ph and creates a bespoke pink lip shade. This also builds up in colour from a very subtle coating to something a little darker, but still very natural and pretty, enhancing the natural lip colour.
The eyeliners are total winners, especially as the Charlotte Tilbury cream shadow is meant to be a full lid shadow product, and therefore you can use this for two different product types. And the colours of both are so stunning, I was in love as soon as I put the two together. The foundation has been a fave of mine for a while and the palette is also a beautiful product for your collection!
Let me know what you thought of this look and if there are any products you'd like me to try out really soon!
Sunday, June 21, 2015