Monday, April 4, 2022

Currently Testing Makeup

[ad contains gifted products] With my birthday just recently passing and some very exciting goodies sent to me from some brands, I've been tying out a lot of different new products and mostly foundations which is a favourite of mine to try out. 

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation - I have been wanting to try this foundation for so long and I've read review after review so I was beyond excited when my flatmate got this for my birthday. I've only used it twice so far, but so far I'm really enjoying it. As mentioned I've got quite dry skin so I had heard the foundation would sit really well with my skin as it's sold as a medium and buildable hydrating foundation which is everything I need and look for in a foundation. As much as I love my Nars Sheer Glow foundation, I find it can make makes my skin quite flat looking and at the moment my skin is looking dull so have been on a hunt for something with a bit more life. I have the shade 3Cool which just matches my skin perfectly. I apply it with a beauty blender as that's the best way I've tried so far, and I have been really impressed with the lasting power. I might do a full review on it with close up photos soon! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick 'Pillow Talk'  - It's no secret that I love my Pillow Talk lipsticks, I have the gloss and the original lipstick, but I hadn't even seen these lipsticks until my friend had gotten one for my birthday. These act as more like a lip balm, extremely creamy but I'm just so impressed by the pay-off. I actually love wearing this at the moment as it packs a little bit more of a punch colour wise than the usual Pillow Talk lipstick, it's a tad darker, but because it's so creamy and lightweight it doesn't look harsh. Problem is...I've now started seeing all the shades on their website...

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector* - Trying new foundations is always one of my favourite things as when you find the holy grail, you know that it's 'the one'. One of my favourites is definitely tinted moisturisers in the Summer as I hate wearing proper foundation so I was super intrigued to try this out. With tinted moisturisers I tend to usually apply them with my hand as they are so thin and don't want to lose product in brushes/blenders. This is definitely on the lighter side shade wise than my bareMinerals Complexion Rescue which has a tad more coverage, but I really like this product. It reminds me a bit of an SPF/moisturiser combined in terms of texture as it does have that SPF thicker feel to it. I have two quite light shades,  so I do think in the Summer I might need a darker shade. 

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour 'Rosegold' I have always been a total sucker for eyeshadow sticks, I remember buying the KIKO ones in pretty much every colour when they first came out as a dupe for the ByTerry ones. I was very luckily sent three shades including a beautiful magenta, turquoise (which I need to try out)  but naturally the rose gold one stuck out to me for an everyday use. I really love these as they make an amazing travel alternative to a palette, literally not a bad thing to say! 

Laura Mercier Blusher 'Passionfruit'* - Recently, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've turned into a total advocate for cream blushers so I've really neglected my powder ones until this little beauty turned up. I've never tried that many Laura Mercier products so when I got this amazing parcel including this blusher I knew I wanted to give this one a go. I've had to throw away my go-to Milani blusher as it totally smashed so this is now my replacement powder one. It's a beautiful everyday shade, if you're not into your reds or bright/baby pinks, this shade is a beautiful soft pink but with a hint of mauve. 

Have you tried any of these products and if not, what products are you tying out at the moment? 


  1. I have that Charlotte Tilbury foundation, and didn't love it the first time I tried it. I know I need to try it again, but I just can't bring myself to do it, just incase I don't like it again haha. I've not seen that blush before, but wow, it looks so beautiful. Also I'm gutted that your Milani one smashed!!xx

    Hannah |

  2. I need to try more Laura Mercier! I love her translucent loose powder and that blush looks beautiful! xx

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  3. I'd really love to try that Charlotte Tilbury foundation! Also I must buy a Pillow Talk lipstick one day! x

    Lucy Mary

  4. That blush is gorgeous! I love the CT foundation x

  5. Wow, these are two of my favorite brands. I will have to try that CT foundation, I really like Lune&Astor's CC cream and Sephora's buildable foundation neither of these make my skin look dry or caky I had that. And I soooooo want to get one of LM's Caviar sticks I tried them at Sephora over the holidays and really like them I am so into the one and done trend.

    Allie of


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