Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Pillow Talk Lipstick REVIEW and swatches

I've been an increasing fan of Charlotte Tilbury's products. I first started with her Multi miracle glow cleansing balm, which got me to checking out her makeup products. One of her most famous items is the pillow talk lipcheat. I don't really use lipliners so I never purchased it, but when I caught wind of this being offered in lipstick form, I paid close attention for Nordstrom's release. This lipstick is offered through her site, but I personally wanted to go into stores to swatch it first.

Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk lipstick, $35

Pillow Talk is a shade that is universally flattering on all skin tones, which is why it is so popular. I tried on this lipstick and it is an awesome 'my lips but better' shade. It is matte, but doesn't feel drying or wash me out. I especially love how simple it is and does not require much touch ups. The tube that it sits in is gorgeous. The shiny copper/gold color with the ripples make it look expensive but also retro.

Application/texture: Easily glides on and sits nicely on the lips. Does not feel drying or sticky. I almost forget I have it on sometimes!
Staying power: This lasts 3 hours on me.
Scent: It has a sweet vanilla scent, but goes away quickly.
Pigmentation: It is fairly pigmented. Though it is a nude-ish shade, it shows up well on my pigmented lips.
Overall: It is a great product at $35 because it goes with everything. It is flattering on all skin tones and does not feel drying despite being a matte. It is also very easy to apply and does not need a lot of fuss. I think I found my go-to lipstick of all time!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

YSL Volupte Tint-in-Balm in Call me Rose (3) REVIEW and swatches

With the Sephora VIB Rouge spring 2017 sale happening, I finally allowed myself to pick up some beauty products. Most were necessities like skincare, but I did have some fun and picked up other items. If you are interested in the items, visit my youtube video. I didn't do reviews of some items as they are either gifts or not 'swatchable'.

The item I am very excited about today is the YSL Tint-in-Balm. They come in many colors, but all of them have an outer core of sheer balm followed with an inner pigmented area. The result is a moisturizing product with some color.
ysl volupte tint in balm, sephora $34 http://bit.ly/2pz8i6G

Application/texture: The application is soooo smooth. It glides on like a lip balm and leaves it shiny with a hint of color. It also feels very light on the lips.

Scent: a fruity fresh scent that dissipates quickly after application

Staying power: This lasts about 2-3 hrs before I need to apply again for moisture.

Pigmentation: This does not show up very well on my pigmented lips, but does change the color slightly.

Overall: I really like this balm. I am more of a balm person than a lipstick person. However, some hint of color never is a bad thing. With the gorgeous packaging, I will definitely try a different shade if I had to treat myself to something nice!
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