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Charlotte Tilbury Glowy Base Products

I started watching How To Get Away With Murder, I am hooked – this is why I can’t watch television! The plot is mostly wildly unrealistic but it is one plot twist after another and Viola Davis is everything. It makes me want to go to Law School but somehow I doubt that it is this salacious and I am probably too old now 😛

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I have a few products today from my Charlotte Tilbury orders, I am going to break the products out over a couple of posts. I have been using these on and off over the past few weeks, one was an immediate hit and the other two I was a tad underwhelmed. To start, I have the Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in shade number 2. I have seen this foundation used in so many tutorials and it looked stunning and easy to use. It honestly appeared to be the secret to flawless, glowing skin in a few swipes. Unfortunately, this foundation required a bit more finessing for me to make it wearable. I prefer medium-full coverage foundations and knew that this was more of a tint, the coverage is very sheer but with concealer it looks fine. That isn’t my issue with it, this foundation is very patchy and just made my skin look odd and uneven. It doesn’t work with just any primer, I have only managed to make it look nice with a really pore-filling product which kinds of defeats the purpose of wanting a lightweight foundation. It also doesn’t work with just any tool, I can only apply this product with one brush in my collection. If I can get it to work, I do like the glowy finish and overall wear but that’s a big if. The shade is nice, I like the squeeze tube but for $46, I just don’t want to have to try so hard to make a product work.

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The immediate hit for me and something that has become a staple in my daily routine is the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand. I swore off liquid highlights, they don’t work for me, they tend to patch up my foundation and cause bald spots not matter how I apply them. This highlighter feels almost whipped and it is so easy to use. I can apply over or under powder and it doesn’t mess up my makeup. I don’t put the applicator right on my skin but I do like the plush, squeezy applicator and overall component. It is a lovely champagne highlight that looks and feels great on the skin.

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Finally, we have the Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in number 1. The compact is stunning, it feels so decadent and has a very nice mirror for touch-ups. The powder itself is interesting and I am not reaching for it as much as I thought I would. Again, this is a very hyped product and I expected great things. The product doesn’t feel like any other powder that I have ever used – it feels a bit emollient and waxy which makes sense because it is formulated with rose wax and almond oil. I like the way that this product feels, it really does feel like cashmere for the skin but I don’t think it does anything. It’s like it is too lightweight – it doesn’t brighten or smooth the complexion as it claims and feels like another step to my makeup that I don’t need. Even if I use it to kick-off bake, it doesn’t make any noticeable difference to my face. For $45, I would definitely need to love it to make a repurchase and I am still on the fence.

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It kinda’ sucks when you think that you are going to love something and it turns out to be pretty meh but I can definitely use these up and I am obsessed with the highlighting wand. Have you tried any of these?

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