Treat Yourself - #1
I finished one of the most stressful seasons at my work and wanted to treat myself (#frommetome). I cured my work stress with some online shopping retail therapy and it was the perfect pick me up. I definitely splurged and went big, while keeping in line with the "fewer, better things" mindset.
I've been wanting to get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury products, and with Nordstrom's triple points and beauty gifts a few weekends back I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to jump the gun. I went ahead and got the
Charlotte Tilbury 'Filmstar Bronze & Glow' Face Sculpt & Highlight, which is quite possibly the most beautiful beauty product I now own. The rose gold packaging is heavy duty and has a large mirror which is perfect for use while traveling. The packaging is truly luxe and when you hold it you feel as though the money you just handed over wasn't toooo unreasonable. The product costs an arm and a leg, but hey - do you boo. Not gonna lie, but I'm gonna say that my mornings may start off a little better each day now that I get to hold/open/use this bad boy.
The sculpting powder is perfect for adding the right amount of warmth to my face without being too orange or shimmery. The highlight shade is a lovely champagne shimmer which adds a nice fresh glow. But to be honest, I definitely stared at this product for a good 5+ days before I dove in and used it - my boyfriend even joked that I wouldn't use it because I thought it was too pretty. I wanted to prove him wrong (of course) so I bit the bullet and went for it, and I sure am glad I did.
I have seen people posting all types of YSL foundations all over the Internet for quite some time now but was never willing to shell out the cash to do so. I was window shopping online and was looking for products that would both cover and soothe redness. I researched and decided on the
Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation in Beige Dore
. Let me tell you - this was money damn well spent. One thing that I absolutely love about this foundation is that it has an added dose of SPF in it - who doesn't like some extra coverage and protection? Not to mention a little goes a long way with this product. I probably pump out the smallest drop on my brush, dab that on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and lightly down my neck. It doesn't take much to buff out the foundation and it gives a flawless, airbrushed finish.
I've been using this foundation for about two weeks now and I have been lovin' it. I can honestly say that it has also helped to improve the overall appearance of my skin, both color and texture - giving me a natural glow I should say. My best friend was with me this past weekend and she could tell that the natural redness in my skin had improved and faded.
This product has really given me that extra boost to go au natural, and really give that whole no-makeup makeup thing a chance. When you feel like your skin looks fresh, it's easy to just curl the lashes and wiggle on a few coats of mascara for an easy, breezy look. I know I haven't had these products for too long but I would highly, highly recommend both items.
Have you tried either of these products? What are some of your favorite face products for an easy, flawless look?