Tuesday, 19 February 2019

CHARLOTTE'S MAGIC CREAM- A REVIEW


I have tried so many moisturisers over the past few years, from Liz Earle to The Body Shop to Clinique, but I've never found one that I really get on with. I'm not 100% sure on my skin type but I have a very dry t-zone which gets noticeably worse in the colder months. I needed something that would actually make a difference that I could use all year round.

I am so into Charlotte Tilbury products at the moment and I wanted to try Charlotte's Magic Cream for so long. It comes with quite a hefty price tag for a moisturiser so I popped it on my Christmas List and my Boyfriend kindly got me the 50ml. It comes in two other sizes and the smallest (30ml) is £49. I cannot rave about this product enough and when I run out I will definitely be spending my own money on it, a little goes a long way so I'm hoping I can stretch it as far as I can.

I apply this moisturiser in the morning after cleansing and as part of my evening skin care routine before I go to bed. This product is actually making me enjoy looking after my skin so much more now that I'm seeing visible results. The Magic Cream works so nicely under makeup as well and I've been applying this first and then Wonderglow before my foundation.

I have been using this moisturiser for the best part of 6 weeks now and it has completely transformed the texture of my skin and given me such a natural glow. The product feels quite luxurious, it's a little bit thicker and richer than others I've tried in the past but it sinks into your skin so quickly; this is quite important to me because I hate anything that feels heavy or sticky on my skin especially on my face.


Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream has been recognised globally and won so many awards. Charlotte first mixed this product during Fashion Week for the Models to help their tired looking dull skin. This moisturiser has such a unique combination of 8 ingredients which all work together so nicely and absolutely transform your skin.


Hyaluronic Acid- This seals in moisture and creates the appearance of dewy skin. I've noticed a lot of skincare products have this ingredient in. I'm a huge fan of the glowy look and I think the added moisture can be great for everyone regardless of your skin type.

Vitamin C & E- These vitamins brighten & even out your complexion. I've never had a huge problem with spots but I have had a lot of redness in the past and I've noticed a huge difference in my skin. I don't feel like the pigmentation is as noticeable as it was and it's definitely calming down which is amazing. 

Bio Nymph & Peptide Complex- I've never heard of either of these ingredients before but they are supposed to stimulate collagen, fight free radicals & reduce appearance of wrinkles helping your skin look a lot more youthful. This product is suitable for all ages, it's never too late to start looking after your skin. 

Rosehip Oil- This hydrates skin and gives a radiant glow. I love how much this moisturiser supports a glow and this even shines through after foundation application which I think is insane. 

Camelia Oil- This ingredients contributes to softening skin and leaving a bouncy supple finish. I have noticed a huge difference in the texture of my skin, it is so much softer than it ever was before.  

Aloe Vera- I use a lot of Aloe Vera especially when I'm on holiday so this moisturiser would be amazing to travel with. Aloe Vera generally moisturises and comforts the skin, I think this is another thing that has eased the redness for me too. 



If you would like to try this product but you don't want to fully commit I definitely recommend heading to a Charlotte Tilbury counter and asking for a sample to try first. 

For me this product is an absolute game changer and no other moisturiser I've tried can beat the results that it gives in such a small space of time. Not only does my foundation sit so much better on my skin, this moisturiser gives you such a beautiful glow and works wonders for your skin all at the same time.

Thank you so much for reading!
A x 
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Sunday, 10 February 2019

TOPSHOP BEAUTY // AD [GIFTED]


I was recently contacted by Topshop about becoming a beauty ambassador and of course I jumped at the chance. Topshop has recently relaunched their makeup range and I was super excited to try some of their new products.

Topshop Beauty products are all cruelty free and have the most beautiful packaging. I thought I would talk you through some of the products I received that I have been trying out for a few weeks as part of my everyday makeup routine.


GLOW POWDER HIGHLIGHT- CRESCENT MOON
This highlight is absolutely amazing and it's definitely one of my favourites. The powder is super soft & velvety, it's such a nice colour & it comes with a mirror too which is always handy. This product is perfect for everyday use. There are three colours in this range and I would love to try the others in the future. I have been using this highlight after I've applied my foundation and bronzer as one of my final steps in my makeup routine.

GLOW POT IN POLISHED
Another highlighting product I received was the 'Glow Pot' in Polished. I have used this product in the past and it's just so good. I use this after I've applied the powder highlight, you only need a small amount and the colour pay off is amazing; I have found applying this product with my fingers works best. I usually finish my makeup off by applying this product on the top of my cheekbones, in the centre of my cupids bow & (a tiny bit) on the bridge on my nose.

LONGWEAR LIQUID FOUNDATION
I struggle to find a good foundation as my skin is quite dry but I really like this one. I usually go for a dewy foundation but this one is demi- matte which is the perfect mix of the two finishes. I love the fact this foundation doesn't feel heavy on the skin but you can still achieve a medium to full coverage look. It lasts all day too which is great because it will see me through a long shift at work.

This foundation is designed to enhance and elevate your complexion and I can definitely vouch for that. It is also oil free which is always a bonus and it's super easy to blend. I did completely misjudge the colour when I picked it out and it is about 3 shades too dark but it's fine when I've fake tanned. It would be a lot easier if there was some kind of colour guide on the website as it's so easy to get it wrong. If you're interested I would definitely recommend heading into a store that stocks the beauty range to see what colour works best for you.


WATERPROOF INTENSE MASCARA IN STAGE DIVE
I've got useless eyelashes but I really like using this mascara. It is lengthening, curling & volumizing and gives quite a lot of definition. I struggle with mascara transfer but this is smudge proof & waterproof and it's also super buildable without clumping which is great.

LONGWEAR EYE CRAYON IN DARKHORSE
I don't really use eye crayons or line my eyes but I do like this product. I use it on my eyelids as an eyeshadow. It's waterproof and long lasting and super easy to use. This product is a dark brown which I like, it makes a change from black from time to time.

EYESHADOW IN SAND DUNE
This eyeshadow is so nice, it's creamy & soft and has a lovely colour pay off. It's a shimmery gold but it would be really nice for everyday use as it's still quite subtle and buildable. This eyeshadow also comes in 8 different shades, it's super compact and would be a great size for travel.


LIPLINER IN DUVET DAY 
I'm super into lipliner at the moment and I love this one. Duvet Day is ultra matte and such a pretty shade, perfect for use on it's own or layered under a lipstick. It's super easy to use, goes on really nicely and it doesn't dry out my lips either which is always a bonus.

LIPSTICK IN MINK
I love the colour of this lipstick, it's described as 'Burnt Rose' and I think it's so pretty. For everyday I always keep my lips nude and this lipstick fits in with my collection really nicely. This lipstick has a cream finish and goes on like a dream. Topshop have bought this lipstick out in 24 different shades and there's so much choice.


Thank you so much for reading,
Until next time,
A x
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