FASHION & BEAUTY

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Review & Swatches

What’s Up Everybody? got a post-Halloween hangover? which costume did you choose? me? hmmm, I didn’t really dress up this Halloween, and my cats were so relieved that I didn’t have to put them in such ordeal. But next year, I hope to be either Freddy, Jason, or Jigsaw, LOL. Why? because I’m tired of being a Doraemon, Sailormoon or Power Ranger. I wanna be the one that will scare the cr*p out of my snotty neighbor, even just for one day. LOL. So mean. Sorry not sorry.

 

charlotte tilbury hollywood lips liquid lipstick swatches

 

This review has long been overdue. I’ve had this prepared right after arriving from Chicago. I happen to wander around their downtown Nordies in Michigan Avenue and I was stunned at Charlotte Tilbury’s poster of such pretty model with a well-done makeup and pretty lip shade. Obviously, the model wore the newly-released Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick ($34) and she looked gorgeous in it. I knew I had to try it ASAP.

 

First thing I noticed about these liquid lipsticks are their very odd, very different yet very unique brush applicator. I’ve never seen nor tried anything like that before. It’s like the brush is sliced vertically halfway, revealing a half brush on one side, and a full brush on the other. A bit “L” shaped as well. I understand the concept behind it. It’s meant to shade the lips on the full side of the brush and to line or contour with the other (half-brush side). I found it to be quite tricky to use at the beginning, and it did take some getting used to. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll actually like it like I did.

 

charlotte tilbury hollywood lips liquid lipstick

 

The formula is thickly-whipped, super pigmented, but never drying. It has a slight vanilla cocoa milkshake scent that is not overwhelming to the senses. It glides smoothly on the lips and I dipped the brush twice on the product to get a full coverage on my lips. The result was really pretty. I got a full larger than life matte pout, and my lips look gorg. It’s like Angeline Jolie Tomb Raider days, haha (I wish), but anyways, yez, my lips looked like I got a double botox on. The nice thing is that the formula never dried my lips. It remains well hydrated and comfy throughout the day.

 

It noticed a similarity between these and Burberry’s Liquid Lip Velvet. Even Baremineral’s Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Color is quite similar to these two as well. The main difference is that these Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips feel a bit thicker, even more pigmented and though they didn’t dry on my lips, they’re still slightly drier than Burberry’s or Bareminerals. But these don’t transfer as much as Burberry’s, which basically has very good and very wearable color range, but requires regular reapplication especially after eating.

charlotte tilbury hollywood lips swatches

I had a bit of a hard time picking the shades I like because a lot of them are kinda on the bright side, and I wanted something that would suit my lip’s color, and also something that’s ideal for Fall. Eventually, I settled on these two.

 

charlotte tilbury hollywood lips dangerous liaison

 

Show Girl (Deep Berry) – Looks more a like medium to deep reddish muted mauve to me. It’s a pretty shade that’s perfect for the start of Fall and Winter. Also, an ideal shade if you don’t wanna go full-on with the ripe berry lips trend.

 

Dangerous Liaison (Rusty Rose) – I wasn’t really planning to purchase this shade, but I just couldn’t take my eyes off it. It’s so beautiful, it’s making my heart stop. I love its scandalous name, and I love its pretty, hard-to-resist, matte deep red-wine shade. It’s so me, and it’s so perfect also for Fall and Winter.

 

These two shades are pretty much close to each other. You could say that Show Girl is a lighter version of Dangerous Liaison, though they may have a slight variation in tones. Overall, these are really gorgeous matte liquid lipsticks and the two colors reviewed are ideal for this cooling temps. On top of that, they have minimal transfer and they also have reliable lasting powers (5-8 hours).

charlotte tilbury show girl

Gurl…you need to try this, at least one.

 

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipsticks are available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman

 

Thanks for reading! see you again in my next beauty review.

 

Ciao!

 

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Sephora Play! October 2017

Hello Guys! I’m back! At least for now until I get on my next whirlwind trip. It’s been a crazy past few weeks and I’ll let you know more in the next reviews about my unforgettable adventure. But to give you a bit of life update, oh well, I don’t really know how to begin. I’m still trying to figure out in my head on how to summarize everything. Anyway, as you all know, I went on a trip which a mix of business and leisure. And when you mix those two things, all sorts of craziness can happen, including time constraints and stress. I went to Southampton UK to visit my cousin and to have a glimpse of London as well. Everything was wonderful but of course, I didn’t have enough time to see everything as I had to go to Barcelona too. And with all the things happening in Catalonia, I knew there will be some tensions. Luckily, there weren’t many demonstrations brewing around when I arrived, and I got a chance to shop at Passeig de Gracia asap, for the same reason that I may not have the chance to do it in the next few days, and I also have a business/errand thing to attend to before coming back home. It could have been all fine and dandy until my Catalan family and I had a dinner and we all had a freaking food poisoning. I was the one who took a lot of beating. I thought I would see my liver, gallbladder, or spleen in every puke. Not to mention the gazillion trips to the bathroom. On top of that, I was developing a flu and I was already so jet lagged. I had to go home the next day and I walked through the airport looking like the zombie in “fear the walking dead”. As if I haven’t had enough, I received a lot of bad news and health issues about some of my relatives. I even got a couple of personal bad news myself. One was nothing but an annoyance, but another one determined the course of my life in the next few years. To sum it all up, the experience made me feel like I was being f*cked sideways, upward, downward, top to bottom. LOL. It was horrible and I would not wish it on my enemy.

 

Anyways, I’m in a recovery mode now. I still feel like the world is spinning around because my recovery is very slow, but I’m on way. So let’s do some review because I’m tired of staring at the ceiling since there’s pretty much nothing to see in there. I’m tired of talking to my cats because they’re just gonna keep on begging for snacks. Ha! I don’t wanna go sleep because there’s nothing that haunts us like the things we didn’t buy. LOL. I don’t even wanna close my eyes because I need to know when my orders are gonna arrive! haha. Gotta track them, gurl. Even though my whole experience made me wanna shoot myself in the eye socket, I know I can’t die because there’s a lot of beautiful holiday eye and face palettes being released nowadays. So I’d like to put some color on my face, and I need some serious distraction. Let’s have some reviews and expect to see more holidays palettes being reviewed soon. Excited much!

 

Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water

 

“Keep your friends close and your beauty routine closer” Oh my, I’m so up for that. This month’s Sephora Play! theme is all about the “Public Display of Complexion” Yeah gurl! flaunt that gorgeous pre-winter skin, let’s have a “good skincare don’t care” moment. I do believe that good makeup starts with good skin, and I’m really loving the whole winter skin prep for this season, also, it’s really about time to take care of our skin during this bone-chilling months.

 

For me, this month’s contents are quite interesting. There’s a couple of products that I’m not that familiar with, so that’s exciting to try, and a scent that I’m either gonna love or hate.

Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydracharged Prep Priming Spray

Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water (1.69 oz: $6, 6.76 oz: $12, 13.5 oz: $20) – This has a bit of an alcohol smell, but it removes the makeup like a breeze, even eye makeup. It didn’t really sting my face given its astringent-ish scent. But I wish this was fragrance-free or it could have a mild powdery or floral scent. It’s a no-rinse micellar water which also adds hydration to the face. Overall, I like this micellar water makeup remover like most micellar makeup remover. I just think that all micellar almost work the same and that you don’t need a slightly fancy or exclusive one. This one is also quite affordable but only available at Sephora.

 

Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydracharged Prep Priming Spray (Mini 1 oz: $15, 4 oz: $32) – Smells like coconut heaven, this primer fine mist is fast and easy to use and it’s hydrating, which is ideal for this cool dry season, and also great if you tend to have a very dry skin. I like the fact that it has Vitamin B3 and overall it’s gentle and it didn’t cause any breakouts on my skin. It didn’t really brighten or reduce the appearance of my pores though, but it made my skin feel smooth and soft.

 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y335 or 127 Dark Sand (1.01 oz: $43) – Further reviewed HERE. I’ve always loved this foundation and was planning to purchase one in its regular size. I like its soft natural effect and it doesn’t cake. It gives a good coverage enough to cover my skin’s imperfections without looking too dry, too thick, too sheer, or too oily. I think Sephora did a good job at sending me the Y335 shade, as it matches my skin quite well.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer in Medium (0.28 oz: $24) – Texture-wise, this feels really thick, super-pigmented and dense, but it’s spreadable and very easy to blend. The medium shade comes off as a bit light yellowish beige in broad daylight, but it looks kinda pinky in the shade. I like it a lot. Makes me look like I’ve slept for a thousand years, only to wake up realizing everyone’s gone. LOL. It gives a good coverage for my puffy and dark undereyes, but a little bit goes a long way, or else you’ll look like a ghost.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y335 or 127 Dark Sand swatch

 

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum For Her (Mini Rollerball 0.25 oz: $34, 1 oz: $72, 1.6 oz: $94, 3.4 oz: $124) – I remember I was handed a ribbon spritz with this scent at a Gucci store in Passeig de Gracia Barcelona. I thought the scent was too strong and too overwhelming for me. Too much gardenia or jasmine it started to smell like my dead grandmother. LOL. Sorry. My bad. May she rest in peace. God bless her soul, and may the Lord forgive me Amen. But yeah, it’s too heady for me. However, this could be a staple strong winter scent for someone else. Nuff said.

 

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum (1 oz: $85) – Has an amazing breathtaking citrus/orange scent. It smells yum and fresh and it has 15% Vitamin C. I love it. I’ve always wanted to add some Vitamin C to my skin care and I think this might be the one. It doesn’t really feel like a serum though, it feels more like a moisturizing soft cream or lotion. I lilly lilly love it. I can’t wait for its brightening and anti-aging effect. That’s if I’ll purchase the regular size one though. Wink.

 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y335 or 127 Dark Sand

 

Overall, I love love love the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Brightening Serum, MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation, and UD Quick Fix Hydracharged Priming Spray.

 

Did you enjoy this month’s Sephora Play?

 

I think that’s it for me now guys. Will be back soon with more beauty finds. I gotta go and watch The Walking Dead.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

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Loving Right Now

Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex on the Peach

 

Hey Guys! I apologize again for my long absence. I am still typing this on the plane on my way back home while watching The Devil Wears Prada. I’ve been sick and a lot of things had happened. Also, I am very jet lagged, so bear with me if I commit some typos or if my grammar is all over the place. Anyhow, I’ve got some random products that I’ve been loving lately and I wanna share my opinion about them with you. So, without further ado, let’s get this jet lag-inducing review going.

 

Nyx The Skinny Mascara review

Nyx The Skinny Mascara ($7) – Since I have small eyes, I’ve always wanted a teeny-tiny mascara thinking that it could somehow work better on my short sparse lashes. Well, this Nyx skinny mascara seems promising because it’s tiny enough for what I need. When I opened it, I was a bit disappointed at how thin it was, so it was pretty obvious that it was not going to work for my upper lashes at all. What’s surprising is how well this particular mascara worked wonders on my lower lashes. It is quite precise at lining my minute lower lashes that it emphasizes my eyes well. I tend to look fully awake whenever I use this and it didn’t even smudge so far.

 

Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying review

Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying (1 oz: $12, 2.03 oz: $20) – I’ve talked about this particular mask before when I received a sample of it from Sephora Play! A lot of people don’t really like this, but I really enjoyed this mask quite well. It’s kinda like the cheap version of Glamglow Supermud and it works pretty much the same as Glamglow’s but with a slightly better scent in my opinion. It sets and dries really fast on the face and it’s ideal if you have an oily-prone skin. It cleans the pores very well and your face will feel soft and clean. Also, I love the bluish-gray tinge that this mask has, instead of the usual dark gray color that you’d get with most charcoal masks.

 

Clinique Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask review

Clinique Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask (1.7 oz: $24.50) – Ever since this mask came out, I really wanted one because it sparked my curiosity and it seemed really unique. A mask that bubbles on the face? Sign me up for that. While recently there are other masks that came out of the market that also has the same property of bubbling up once applied on the face, like Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask, which I haven’t tried yet but I will, this mask from Clinique is really fun to use. A lot of people even said that this is much better than Glamglow’s. This has a mild clean and fresh scent and it applies like a light pinkish gel. It starts to bubble on the face within a matter of seconds and it gives that fun tingling sensation on the skin. It feels like something is popping on your face and you’d wish all masks are like that.

 

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin

Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex on the Peach ($21) – I was curious about this lipstick that was released by Too Faced recently together with their Peaches and Cream Collection. A lot of people said that this is matte and moisturizing at the same time, and that also, it smells really good. Well, those comments are definitely true. It does smell like yummy fresh peaches and while I like the scent and does not abhor it, some people may find it to be too strong. It’s definitely a unique scent for a lipstick though. The formulation feels cushiony and definitely much more hydrating than most matte lipsticks. I like its matte effect because it doesn’t settle into the lips’ fine lines. It also has a decent lasting power of 3-4 hours and the pigment is fab as well. The shade Sex on the Peach is pretty and though it has a bit of a grayish beige undertone to it, I like it as a nude shade for someone with a light to medium skin tone.

Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex on the Peach

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour/MAC Select in Preferentially Yours ($21) – Only available to MAC Select members, I was really excited to have this shade. At first, it comes out as a mauvy rose, but as soon as it settled, it had a bit of a grayish cast which sorta deters me from using it. I ignored it for a while, but then again, I gave it a try one more time, and I actually like it this time. It still has that grayish undertone but it’s a pretty matte shade for Fall. It does kinda feel very drying on the lips though, I think much more drying than most matte liquid lipsticks, so removing this can be a challenge. I just use Kopari Coconut Melt to remove it and it does a good job at taking off the product while moisturizing the lips at the same time.

Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex on the Peach swatch

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin ($20) – I love the Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints a lot, especially their array of shades. So, when I saw Bretman Rock with Nessa on youtube doing the makeup, I fell in love with Nessa’s lip shade. I found out she wore Tarte’s Matte Lip Paint in Vibin. It’s a gorgeous wine red matte liquid lipstick that’s so perfect for Fall and it’s a total standout. It’s great with any skin tone, and it’ll just simply make you look beautiful. I swear.

 

Burberry My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum

Burberry, My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum (Mini: $29, 1 oz: $68, 1.6 oz: $90, 3 oz: $120) – Got a sample of this in Sephora Play! and I wanted to purchase the regular size, but since I’m traveling and I wanted to test drive this scent on my trip, I decided to get the travel size instead, then I’ll get the larger size when I get home soon. A lot of folks said that this smells like Ed Hardy. Hmmm, I do own a few Ed Hardy scents, and I really like them, and I also think that it’s true that there’s a bit of a similarity in their top notes, but this one has a stronger and fresher pomegranate scent that I really like, and it’s not boring.

 

Nyx The Skinny Mascara

 

Have you tried any of these beauts lately?

 

Stay tuned for more loving right now products guys! Regular beauty and other stuff posts will resume soon.

 

* Large Wash Bag is from Ted Baker called Jana. Available HERE.

 

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