Product Reviews by cosmeticsnob

Blush - Charlotte Tilbury - Cheek to Chic Blush - Ecstasy

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Hello, friends!
Today we're taking a closer look at three of my favorite Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blushes:
- First Love
- Ecstasy
- S*x on Fire
I think most Charlotte Tilbury makeup products are created for mature, pale skin that hasn't seen so much sunshine. I love these blushes and I get most wear out of them during the winter months, when I apply acids to my skin. Whenever I am more tanned, I use other blushes.
I love the fact that we get two colors to mix, which means we can create a custom blush color or even use the darker color for contour - draping technique.
Since you guys asked whether these blushes are worth the splurge, I filmed an in-depth review with swatches of the blushes. The video is linked below:
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Lipstick - Pixi - MatteLast Liquid Lip

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Recently Pixi Beauty added several new shades to the Matte Last Lip selection. I am super thrilled as I am a fan of darker, bold lip colors. The new shades are:
Bare Beauty
Peony Pink
Prettiest Pink
Orange Red
Real Red
Berry Boost
I love the design of the packaging on all Matte Last Liquid Lips. The petal-shaped wand makes for super easy application in one dip. The liquid lipstick is super pigmented and opaque in one swipe. It has a mild rose scent. It feels more oily than other similar products. The color lasts for up to 12h on the lips, including meals and drinks throughout the day. It is less drying than similar products from other brands.
With the new color selection we have more to choose from.
Below is my video review and lip …
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Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

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Like many of you, I am a fan of ABH eyeshadow palettes. I bought Soft Glam even though I had several other warm-nude eyeshadow palettes. I went to the ABH store (I live in Romania, very close to a ABH salon that also sells their makeup range) to swatch the (back then) newly launched eyeshadow palette for a friend and I ended up buying the palette for myself.
The cardboard packaging is cute and sturdy, but the velvet front does stain easily - just like Modern Renaissance and Subculture. Two of the eyeshadows are repeats of the MR shadows. I don't mind that because they are lovely to use in the crease. The quality and application of the shadows is consistent throughout the palette. The eyeshadows apply better than Subculture (they also have better color payoff for the shimmers) …
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Liquid - Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15

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Magic Foundation was designed for normal to dry skin. It works great for my oily skin and it stays on all day without sweating. The foundation has medium coverage and it can be built to high coverage. I always pat it on my skin with a damp beauty blender. The pump bottle is hygienic and it looks great.
The color range is rather extensive. I advise you to always get color matched. The sales assistants at the Charlotte Tilbury counter in De Bijenkorf Amsterdam always do a lovely job helping me choose the right shade in natural light. I am always in between colors because my skin is fair but I like bronzed skin. I generally have at least two shades from each foundation I own.
The Magic Foundation feels like velvet on my skin. I often forget I'm wearing any foundation. Great …
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Highlighters - Laura Mercier - Face Illuminator - Indescretion

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Indiscretion is a beautiful gold highlighter that looks amazing in the pan and on the skin. That is, if your skin allows it to be visible. I read many negative reviews about the color payoff of this product. That is not my case. Sadly, the product did not travel well and it shattered. I was still able to use it on my face and film a youtube video review (soon on my youtube channel). The …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Dr. Brandt Skincare - Needles No More™

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I enjoyed the slight color corrective effect provided by this orange liquid. I also liked the way it made my undereye area seem firmer to the touch. As a bonus, I find it an excellent base for eye makeup primer. It works under Urban Decay Potion Primer in Eden and under MAC Paint Pots (I use Painterly and Bare Study). Very soon after I watched a video by Tati @glamlifeguru who said she hated it …Read more

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