Sunday, 24 November 2013

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Review

This was one of those things where as soon as the email popped into my inbox, I have a secret penchant for highlighters and just need to own anything sparkly... Must have been a bower bird in a past life.... 
This is a gold based, glitter flecked highlighter, and the only highlighter I own like it. It is intensely pigmented, and the glitter in it is very finely milled and thus creates a shimmery look to the cheek. You can create different looks depending on how heavy handed you are with the brush, although as it has a considerable amount of glitter in it I tend to use it more for nighttime looks, or if I don't have much colour on my face- it looks fab with jet black eyeliner. I also think it looks nice as a wash over your eyelid for a pretty day-time look. 

I have to say I am pretty disappointed with the packaging, online it looks like a gold bar but in reality it is a bronze cardboard box. It does use a magnet to keep the box shut but Im not convinced this would last if you were to take it travelling very often. It is quite different from the packaging of her other products so I'm not sure why they have gone down such a cheap route for the highlighter- particularly given the name! 

You can get this online for £30 from

Love K xxx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

NARS One Night Stand Palette Review

I confess. I have never owned a NARS blush. Given how much they are raved about and Orgasm being one of the most popular blushes out there, I have just never gotten around to getting my hands on one. Namley because they have so many blush colours I never knew where to start! Enter, Guy Bourdin's One Night Stand platte, four different blush shades, the coveted Laguna bronzer and a highlighter all rolled into one nifty palette. 

The four blush shades are Mistinguette, Orgasm, Deep Throat and Goulue, all vastly different colours therefore there is a blush for any makeup look you are trying to rock! They are incredibly pigmented, glide easily onto the cheek and go really well with the bronzer for a contoured look. The bronzer is again a really pretty colour and works well for a contoured daytime look, which is complemented by the highlighter which is a pale white champagne colour, which would also work well for highlighting under the brow bone. This is definitely more of a daytime highlighter and is far less shimmery than other highlighters (Kevin Aucoin/ Mac Soft and Gentle)

Overall this is a fabulous palette and has not left my daily makeup routine since I got it! 


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder

I put off buying this product for ages. Despite the rave reviews, and the constant chat in the blososphere, I had been quite happy with the bronzing powders I have.... but we all know the old adage- one can never have too many clothes... or makeup in this case!

I finally took the plunge and I can see what all the fuss is about, the colour is a grey toned brown so does appear to be the exact same colour as shadow under high cheekbones, and really does seem to sculpt your face into Victorias Secret-esque brilliance. It is intensely pigmented, and you literally need to barely touch your brush into the powder to create the sculpted look. 
I would say however, that for £35.00 it is the smallest bronzer I have ever owned, and had I realised it was only 3.10 grams of product I probably wouldn't have purchased it. Its about the same size as a Clinique eyeshadow, and whilst you don't need much product, I was pretty disappointed given the price point. Will I use it? Without a doubt, its my favourite sculpting product. Would I buy it again? Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year...