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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection Review + Swatches

charlotte tilbury matte revolution pillow talk medium

 

If you’re a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lip shades, then you will most likely fall in love with her newest Pillow Talk Collection which now includes a blush, a highlighter, lip liners, and lipsticks (among other things) that are deeper in tones than the original Pillow Talk color. 

 

I feel like this collection is an answer and a dream come true to those who had mixed feelings or couldn’t make up their mind about the original Pillow Talk shade. I, for one, could not work the Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk at first because it kind of made me look washed out, and the Matte Revolution’s formula wasn’t very long-wearing on me. But, ever since the lockdown, my skin had lightened a bit and for some reason, the original Pillow Talk shade seems to now complement my skintone. Also, I don’t know if it’s just me, but the latest Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks especially the matte ones seem to be quite long-lasting on my lips now. Hmmm, so, did I just received a bad batch in the past? Well, anyway, in this review, I will be showing you some swatches of my top picks in this newest Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk collection which are mostly lip products, by the way. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the Instant Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette because I think the shades weren’t so good for me. I find them to have lots of pinks and reds, however, it’s one big gorgeous palette.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush pillow talk intense review

 

Cheek to Chic Blush in Pillow Talk Intense (0.28 oz: 40 USD) – Described as deep rosy pink, this newest Charlotte Tilbury blush may look deep but this is actually easy to work on the cheeks because the texture is so fine and so easy to build and blend. This gives a beautiful rosy brownish mauvy glow that really defines the cheekbones. I like to swirl the outer shade along with the middle shade to have a more subdued effect when using this blush. I also feel like I could double this as a bronzer or as a contour because this shade is very versatile and also very pigmented, and speaking of versatile, this blush could be used for any season, for sure.

 

charlotte tilbury kissing lipstick pillow talk intense

 

Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk (0.04 oz: 22 USD) – I always love this original pink nude Pillow Talk lip liner because this glides very well on the lips and this stays on for hours. This has a nice creamy texture that doesn’t feel dry. Also, this shade works very well with almost all of my lipsticks, so I always repurchase this, but I should have and will definitely try the Pillow Talk Medium soon. I do recommend this, and I think that if you’re looking for a good versatile lip liner shade, then you may like this one a lot.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush pillow talk intense

 

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk & Pillow Talk Medium (0.12 oz: 34 USD) – My favorite Charlotte Tilbury lipstick finish is definitely the Matte Revolution and with the addition of this newest Pillow Talk Medium which has a warm berry pink tone, well, I think I definitely like this more than the original Pillow Talk which is a pinkish nude shade, even though that one is starting to grow on me. This shade is what I’ve been waiting for from Charlotte Tilbury and this works really well for my light-medium skintone.

 

charlotte tilbury pillow talk collection swatches

charlotte tilbury pillow talk, pillow talk medium, pillow talk intense collection

 

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Pillow Talk Intense (0.12 oz: 34 USD) – If matte’s not your thing, then you most likely have preferred this satin finish lipstick which has a nice moisturizing effect on the lips, and this isn’t very shiny or overly sticky, which I love. In fact, I love a lot of shades from this line, but this newest Pillow Talk Intense shade which is a deep berry rose is a beautiful step up and a great addition not only to this line but to the whole Pillow Talk collection as well. This shade may be too intense for Spring and Summer, but this will be very perfect for Fall and Winter.

 

charlotte tilbury matte revolution pillow talk medium

 

Have you tried any of this latest Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection yet?

 

Stay tuned for the review of my favorite Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blushes.

 

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Kaja Dream Puff Radiant Mousse Primer, Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener & Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush Review + Swatches

Kaja Beauty

 

Hello. How are you all? I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since the lockdown. Entering the fifth week of social distancing is starting to feel like a drag. I miss a lot of things and I’m sure you miss a lot of stuff too. I still hope that this is all going to be over soon but in the meantime, let’s put on some makeup and pretend like we’re going somewhere nice and fun 😀. Speaking of makeup, I have a few suggestions from Kaja Beauty which you may want to look into right now because Sephora is having a Spring Sale Event. Just use the code SPRINGSAVE.

 

There are a lot of Kaja Beauty products that I love. From their Stamp Wing Eyeliner (reviewed HERE) down to their Stamp Blushes (swatched HERE), Kaja is a brand that won’t disappoint and they keep having exciting new releases that will for sure make you curious. I had the opportunity to try their Mochi Pop Blushes, Mousse Primer, and their Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener, among other things. So, check out what I think about these products below.

 

Kaja Beauty Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush review

 

Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush (0.15 oz: 19 USD) – This is probably one of the best cream-to-powder bouncy blushes I’ve ever tried. Yes, the texture of this is really soft and totally bouncy to the touch, and most all, each compact is loaded with very pigmented shades that are very easy to blend with just the finger. Apart from the cute packaging, each blush shade is long-wearing and has subtle shimmers that add a slight dimension to the face especially during this bright season.

 

Kaja Beauty Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush

 

01 Aura – peach pink with golden shimmer

02 Atmosphere – muted neutral dusty rose with subtle shimmer

03 Spoils of Mars – fuchsia rose with subtle shimmer

 

Kaja Beauty Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener Review

 

Kaja Beauty Dream Puff Radiant Mousse Primer

 

Dream Puff Radiant Mousse Primer (1.94 oz: 19 USD) – This light and airy mousse primer which comes in only one shade (Peach Glow, a universal shimmering golden peach) gives a lit-from-within look or effect. This has Marshmallow Root Extract and Hyaluronic Acid that primes the skin and settles with a slight shimmery finish that can add radiance after every foundation. I really like this a lot especially when you want to add a touch of healthy-looking glow on the face. The only caveat is the dispenser which tends to release too much of the product. Other than that, this also blurs the pores and preps the skin for a nice canvas.

 

Kaja Beauty Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener

 

Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener (0.19 oz: 19 USD) – I was really curious about this undereye brightener. I wasn’t sure if this was going to conceal well or if this was just going to add some radiance along the undereye, or both. This also comes in one tone, which is quite peachy and has a radiant finish. I would describe this product as quite similar (or perhaps even better) than the Tatcha Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminator (seen HERE) which truly brightens the undereyes and gives you that fully wide-awake hydrated look but this won’t totally hide the dark circles well on its own. You may wear this alone for a naturally bright undereye, but you could also layer this with a concealer to totally hide the dark circles.

 

Bottom line, I love all these Kaja goodies especially now that we’re into sporting the natural look. The Mochi Pop Blushes are great for showcasing the natural curves of our cheeks, the Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener is also good for looking like we’ve been sleeping just fine 😀, and the Mousse Primer is perfect for that radiant look effect during this quarantine-era.

 

Kaja Mochi Pop Bouncy Blushes

 

Stay beautiful and healthy.

 

*Lots of thanks to Kaja Beauty for providing these products. All opinions and reviews herein are by the editor.

 

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IGK Haircare Review

IGK hair review 

Raise your hand if you’re the type that likes to check if your hair strands are in place before joining any Zoom meetings! True story, right? Even though our situations have changed (hopefully it’ll get better soon), it’s still very important to look our best (or at least presentable) in the virtual world. The products I like to reach for lately especially for Zoom-worthy hair are the ones from IGK. If you’re wondering what IGK means, it’s actually the initials of the stylists/founders’ last names. This brand is known for their colorful packaging and eye-catching labels. Ever since having tried their dry shampoos which are truly hair-savers, I have been testing some of their other products, especially their new releases. So far, most of the stuff I’ve tried from this brand has been really interesting. Let’s take a look.

 

Dry Shampoo

 

IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo

 

First Class Charcoal Detox (2-6.3 oz: 14-27 USD) – This is one of the best dry shampoos I’ve ever tried. With minimal scent and less fume, this charcoal dry shampoo is perfect for those with somewhat oily to very oily hair. This can make your hair look clean and fresh even after two days without washing. You may have to use a lot of this though and this can make your hair feel gritty, but still, this works like a charm. I really like that this doesn’t leave any white residue on the hair and this can save you a lot of time when hair grooming.

  

Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo (6.3 oz: 27 USD) – This dry shampoo is a toned-down version of the First Class Detox shampoo above. This is meant for those with slightly oily hair the next day or for those who just want to add a bit of texture in their hair. For me, this only works to keep my hair looking fresh the following day. Other than that, this won’t work for those with super oily hair. Most of the time, I just use this as a texturizer or even to add a bit of volume to my hair. 

  

Texturizing

 

IGK Beach Club Texture Spray

 

Beach Club Texture Spray (1.7-5 oz: 14-29 USD) – This is probably one of the most wonderful and reliable texturizing sprays I’ve ever tried. If it wasn’t for the strong coconut scent, I would have made this as my most favorite hair texturizing spray because this really works well in creating or adding texture to your hair. This also gives that natural “beach hair” look and this even adds volume. Also, this texturizer is salt-free, non-sticky, and this doesn’t dry the hair. For an overall well-performing hair texturizer with a very pleasing scent, the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is still my top favorite.  

 

Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel (1.7-5 oz: 15-29 USD) – This award-winning coconut-infused creamy hair texturizer has a lot of purpose. You can create an air-dried tousled hair, wavy-textured hair, or frizz-free beach hair with this styler if those are your style. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work well on my straight hair especially if it’s very clean. This does tame the frizzies, but this also makes my hair look too textured and too scrunched. I find that this works very well on second-day unwashed hair to create that natural lived-in textured look that a lot of people especially on TV are sporting nowadays, and perhaps the kind of hair you may want to do when you need to be in Zoom ASAP.

 

Straightening/Masks

 

IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask

 

Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask (5 oz: 34 USD) – This color-safe bond-building dry hair mask which feels like a dry shampoo is meant to repair and strengthen the hair over time. To use this, you’re supposed to apply this product at night as a hair mask, and that works really well. Also, for me, I like to use this whenever I feel like my hair has bents or has some waves that need to be straightened asap. What I noticed is that this really works in relaxing, softening, and detangling the hair. Most of all, the effect seems to be quite long-lasting and this seems to improve the hair’s texture, overall look, and condition. The scent of this may be a bit too much for some, however, given that this really works well on the hair, I think this is one of my most favorite products from IGK and I definitely recommend that you try it.

 

Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray (5.6 oz: 32 USD) – This is a very interesting IGK product because this is a heat protectant spray that can actually make your hair look like it just had a Keratin treatment. To use, you must first coat your hair with this product, blow-dry it in sections, then finish it with a flat iron to achieve that smooth, shiny, and straightened keratinized-hair look. Personally, I don’t use it as indicated because I noticed that it made my hair look too heavy and somewhat oily since this has a dry oil feel. I prefer to use this as a finishing spray because this gives my hair a nice shine while still retaining some of the volume. But, if you want to achieve that pin-straight hair and want your hair to look more tamed and definitely less frizzy, you must follow the instructions. You might actually love the result. 

 

IGK Offline 3-Minute Hydration

 

Offline 3-Minute Hydration (6.7 oz: 38 USD) – I have a new favorite hair mask and it’s this quick 3-minute only Offline mask. I love the name of this mask and I love how this mask made my hair look hydrated, healthy, light, and shiny even after just a few uses. I feel like this has restored my hair back to its natural volume and vitality. On top of that, this mask works really well with any lightweight volumizing shampoo. The consistency of this very thick, so, you only have to use a bit. This though has a somewhat strong coconut scent, but will not be noticeable after rinsing. I definitely recommend this mask and I wish IGK will continue to make more interesting hair masks like this and with interesting names as well. The next one should be called “Quarantine Hair” or “Zoom Me Maybe” lol 😃 .

 

IGK Haircare review

 

What do you think about IGK’s haircare products? What are your tips for a good hair day, at least online?

 

 

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