One of my new favourite mascaras is Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes Volume 2. I found that mascara really helped to lengthen and elongate my lashes, leaving them looking full, noticeable, and plush. That was the only mascara I had previously tried from the brand, so when I got in her Full Fat Lashes, I was instantly intrigued in giving this a shot too.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes (C$34) is a bestselling, award-winning mascara that delivers curl, separation, volume, length, and drama. It features a five-grooved brush that is designed to give you an optimal amount of product along the lash line, allowing your lashes to be pushed up and out. The fine-tipped bristles comb through each lash, depositing colour along the way so the full lash is coated in product.
The brush on this mascara is different from her Legendary Lashes version. It features a long tapered brush so you can really get to every inch of the lash. It’s designed to give you a false lash effect and the buildable formula allows you to really work up the amount of volume you want on your lashes.
I’ve been pairing this mascara with her liquid eyeliner, the Feline Flick (C$35). Available in both black and brown, this felt-tipped liner features a pigmented formula that delivers bold colour in one swipe. The eyeliner dries quickly once applied and is waterproof, smudge proof, and humidity proof with a promised 12-hour wear.
I really like this eyeliner and have been grabbing it often (when I actually do my makeup, which nowadays isn’t that often since I’m stuck at home all day). I do like the brush on it and since the tip is extra fine, it allows for precise application. The brush is also flexible, so you don’t have to press too hard to deliver colour on your lids. In addition, it dries down really fast so you don’t have to worry about smudging.
Overall, I do like this combo, although I do have to say that I prefer her Legendary Lashes mascara more than the Full Fat Lashes version. Both do a great job at giving you nice lashes, but I found for my lashes personally, Legendary Lashes just gives me more full, falsie-looking lashes.
Have you tried any of Charlotte Tilbury’s mascaras? Which one is your favourite?
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Notable lipsticks that have had an impact on my life? YSL Beauty’s Rouge Volupte.
Okay, so maybe saying “an impact on my life” is a little over the top, but those were probably the first luxury lipsticks I ever got and for a while I was completely obsessed with them (it also didn’t hurt that we didn’t have a YSL counter in my city at the time so it made them harder to find).
Anyways, it’s been a while since I’ve bought one of those since I have so many lipsticks in my collection, but they have always held a special place in my heart regardless if I have used them or not in the past few years.
New to the Rouge Volupte line is their Rock ‘N Shine collection (C$49 each), which is a line of 10 lipsticks that feature a glitter core that leaves your lips with pigmented colour and a sparkling finish. Perhaps the most innovative part of these lipsticks is the silver star in the middle of the bullet that makes these so luxurious when applying them. The star-shaped core is packed with glitter that makes your lips stand out. They also have a fresh mango scent which makes them a treat to apply.
YSL Beauty was so gracious to send over three lipsticks to swatch and try out, and these are just as luxurious as their original counterparts. The majority of the shades are very bold and although I don’t usually reach for reds, these do apply really beautifully and leave lips looking juicy and bold.
The packaging on these is the same as their Rouge Volupte line but in silver with a glittery cap. I will also note that although the star motif on the bullet is beautiful, once you start using these it does get all smudged.
So how do these compare to the original formula? They feel very similar in that the wear is lightweight and they glide on the lips. These just have glitter in them so it helps to elevate the colour. Like I said, all the shades do lean more towards a bolder colours, so if you wear reds, oranges or pinks then you would probably really enjoy these.
Do you have any YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in your collection?
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Another hobby to add to your self-isolating routine? Practicing with makeup! Although I go makeup-free Sunday to Friday, the past few Saturdays I have been filming some IGTV videos and I have to say that it’s been pretty nice to wear makeup and pretend everything is completely normal. Since I have so much makeup, a lot of it is sitting around right now not being used, but that’s okay since this won’t be forever and you better believe that once we can all go out again, it’s all going to be used in full force.
If you are looking for some new goodies to try, then I have some affordable recommendations from Avon. I actually got these products at the beginning of February but then I went to New York so I was unable to properly swatch and report.
As part of their The Face Shop collab, Avon has released a couple eyeshadow palettes and a range of lipsticks that are oh so spring appropriate.
Starting with the shadow palettes first, the Mono Pop Eyeshadow Palette (C$28) comes in two different colour combos (pinks and browns) and is designed to enhance your eye look thanks to a variety of monochromatic shades. Open up the palette to reveal nine universally flattering shades to create an assortment of different looks that can easily be transitioned from day to night.
I received the Mood Brown palette, which contains a variety of browns, nudes, coppers, and golds. These shades can be easily mixed and matched and I found this to be a great everyday palette. The shadows come in matte and shimmer formulations and they apply quite soft. I wouldn’t say this is the most pigmented palette I own, but it’s great for everyday wear, and since it’s so small, it would be great for travel as well.
The other palette, Mood Coral, is also a dream with more pinks, browns, nudes, and even an orange. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either palette since the shade range in both are so neutral.
For the lips, Avon x The Face Shop has released their Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks (C$22 each), which is a moisturizing colour-rich lipstick that leaves lips feeling soft. There are 20 shades to choose from, each packed full of pigment, giving you a pop of colour that is oh so appropriate for the season.
Avon sent me three shades to try out, but overall all the colour lean towards pinks, corals, reds, and purples. I found these to apply very pigmented and lightweight. They were comfortable to wear and really pretty on the lips.
Truthfully though, I didn’t find these to be any different from other lipsticks I have tried as there are so many pigmented lightweight lipsticks on the market right now anyways.
Overall, I really like what Avon has released with The Face Shop so far and I’m not sure how long their collab is going for, but I definitely hope they keep releasing more products.
Have you been playing around with makeup during this time?
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