September 06, 2015


Left: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 'Fair 1' blended into skin
Right: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 'Fair 1' swatched on arm (Not blended)
As Charlotte Tilbury has released her new foundation, the Magic Foundation, which I am eager to get my hands on as soon as possible, I thought I would review her other foundation, the Light Wonder Foundation, which I already own and love. I own the lightest shade of this foundation, Fair 1. I bought this foundation about 6 months ago and it is one that I wear very frequently, as it is very natural looking on the skin.

I would say that this foundation has a light-to-medium coverage on the skin, as it does not cover blemishes very well, but it covers any redness that I may have. It also evens out my skin tone nicely, and it also gives my skin a nice, dewy glow that looks very natural, and not greasy. As I have combination skin, with an oily T Zone and dry skin everywhere else, this foundation is great, as it does not cling to dry patches, but it also doesn't make my T Zone look too shiny or greasy throughout the day. I also really like the consistency of this foundation, as it is a water based foundation, and it is quite runny and it blends into the skin extremely quickly. This foundation is also extremely lightweight, and once blended, you can't feel it or even see it on the skin. This foundation also has SPF15, which is good, as in countires such as Ireland where there isn't much sun, it is handy to have, as many people don't bother putting SPF on daily (Myself included!).

This foundation also lasts quite a while on my skin, and I can go for about 6 hours before having to powder my T Zone again. I usually apply this foundation using my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush, which blends the foundation seamlessly into the skin. I also usually use the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Primer underneath the foundation, as it adds a nice glow to the skin while making the foundation last longer. I also set this foundation using my NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, as it prevents my skin from looking too oily around my T Zone.

This foundation is definitely one of my favourites, and I used it most days during the summer and on holidays, as it gave my skin some extra coverage and it made my skin look more dewy and glowy, while still looking extremely natural on the skin. I would recommend this foundation to all skin types, except for maybe extremely oily skin. This foundation is quite expensive at €42, but there is a lot of product, and you only need to use a tiny amount to cover your whole face. Although I have used this foundation constantly, I still haven't even made a dent in the product yet, so I can see this foundation lasting me a long time! I would also recommend this foundation to mostly people with very pale and light-to-medium skin tones, as I don't think this foundation has many shades for darker skin tones. Although, you can go to your local Charlotte Tilbury counter and they will give you samples of a few shades to try out, so you can decide what shade you are.

September 04, 2015


Since I have reviewed all four of the Urban Decay 'Naked' Palettes, it's time to move onto the 'Naked Basics' Palettes range. Today I will be reviewing the original Naked Basics Palette. This palette is definitely my most used palette out of all the Naked palettes, even the bigger ones, and it is so well loved that one or two of the shades are completely used up, so my friend kindly sent me pictures of her palette and swatches of the eyeshadows for this review!

Unlike the bigger Naked palettes, the Naked Basics palette only has six eyeshadows, rather than twelve. Also, all of the eyeshadows in this palette are matte, apart from 'Venus', which is a shimmery highlight shade that I love to use in the inner corners of the eyes. Like the other Naked palettes, the eyeshadows in the Naked Basics palette are amazing quality, and they are extremely pigmented, and although matte eyeshadows can sometimes be quite dry on the lids, these are extremely creamy and buttery. These eyeshadows are also extremely easy to blend, and there is never any fallout with any of the eyeshadows, even the darker ones, such as 'Crave'. These eyeshadows also last for quite a long time on my extremely oily eyelids, even without primer, as they last for around 6 hours before creasing and fading. With primer, however, they last for about 12 hours with no creasing or fading at all.

Although the shades in this palette may seem quite boring, they are extremely handy to have in my collection, and I use this palette whenever I want a soft, everyday eyeshadow look that isn't too noticeable. You could also use the darker shades to make a more daytime smokey eye look. I also love the size of this palette, as it is very small, so it is great for travelling. It is also great for throwing in your handbag for touching up throughout the day. This palette is extremely versatile, and although it is an eyeshadow palette, I have used the shades 'Naked 2' and 'Faint' on my eyebrows in the past and it has worked really well. The only downside about this palette to some people is that no brush is included with this palette, but as I never use the brushes that come with palettes anyway, I don't really mind, and I would rather have a smaller, thinner palette with no brush than have a much bigger, chunkier palette with a brush included.

Lately, I have been using this palette nearly every day. My favourite eyeshadow look using this palette is putting the shade 'W.O.S' all over my lid, as it is the same colour as my skin and it hides any veins on the eyelids, and then I blend the shade 'Naked 2' into my crease to define it. I usually stop here, but if you want to add more definition, then you can blend 'Faint' into the outer corners of the eyes and crease. After this, I usually apply black liquid liner to my lashline to define my eyes, and then I will apply lots of mascara.

I would recommend this palette to everyone. It is great for beginners as the eyeshadows are very easy to blend and the palette is easy to use, but I would also recommend it to people who are a bit more experienced in doing their makeup as it is very handy having a palette full of matte eyeshadows.

September 02, 2015


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At the start of every new month, I have decided that I am going to post a 'Wishlist' of the products that I have my eye on to buy! As these are all quite expensive products, I will obviously not end up buying them all (or even any of them) in the coming month, but a girl can dream!

The first product that I would love to try in September is the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. I have heard so many amazing things about this foundation, and I am dying to finally try it! As school has started and so have my breakouts, I would love to have a full coverage foundation at hand, and apparently this one covers all redness and blemishes, but still looks extremely natural on the skin! I would also like to have this foundation during autumn and winter, as all of the foundations that I own are quite dewy, but this one has a more matte, but not completely matte, finish that I think would look nicer on my skin at this time of the year.

The second product on my wishlist this month is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'. Although I don't really like MAC products that much, one of my friends has this and it looks really pretty! It is a shimmery peachy champagne highlighter and although I usually prefer less shimmery highlighters, this one would look amazing for the evening and going out. This product is also quite pricey for a highlighter, as it is €31, but there is a lot of product in it, and I can't imagine that I would ever finish it!

The third product on my wishlist this month is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in '1 Fair'. I have seen lots of great reviews on this powder on the Internet, as it is extremely finely milled, and although it is great at reducing shine, it does not cake or look and feel heavy on the skin. While at my local Charlotte Tilbury counter a while ago, I swatched this powder and I was amazed at how creamy and buttery it felt on my hand, as usually powders can feel quite dry and irritating on my skin sometimes. I would also love to use this powder during the winter time, as although my skin can get extremely dry at this time, I still have some unwanted shine around my T Zone, and I would like a powder that feels soft on the skin and doesn't cake.

The fourth product on my wishlist is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. In the past few weeks, I have been putting mascara on my lower lashes as well as my upper lashes, whereas before I didn't really like the way mascara on my bottom lashes looked before. The only problem with using a regular, non-waterproof, mascara on the bottom lashes is that it tends to smudge quite easily throughout the day. I can also find it quite hard to use a normal mascara wand to coat the lower lashes with mascara because they are so small. As I have seen many great reviews about this mascara for the bottom lashes, and as it is a mascara dedicated to using only on the bottom lashes so the wand is quite small, I would really like to try this!

The last (and most expensive and unreasonable!) product on my wishlist this month is the Tom Ford Lipstick in 'Pink Dusk'. At €48 (€15 more expensive than Chanel lipsticks!), I doubt that I will ever buy this lipstick, but it is one that I have wanted for over a year, and if I had to choose a makeup product that I would love to own the most, then this would be it. I have seen so many great reviews about the formula and pigmentation of Tom Ford lipsticks, and the shade range is also fantastic. The packaging is also very luxurious! That being said, I really don't think that I could ever justify spending this much on a lipstick or even expecting anyone else to spend this much on a lipstick for me, as I think paying this much money for one lipstick is crazy, and you're really just paying for the Tom Ford branding, as the formula and shade range is a lot like other high end brands, such as Chanel and YSL, and they are at least €15 cheaper! Although, I would still love to buy this lipstick, and I am saving my money to buy it eventually, so I am considering treating myself to it soon!

I hope you enjoyed reading my makeup wishlist, and what beauty products are on your wishlist at the moment?