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Latest Obsession: Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics.

Charlotte Tilbury is a magnificent Celebrity makeup artist who is phenomenal at her job. Definitely on my list of favourite makeup artists, I have been waiting to get my hands on her signature makeup line for a long time. I had settled into the idea that I would have to wait until I travel to the UK, not knowing it was possible to get it sent to Australia. So when I was perusing net-a-porter.com (for a gift for my Mothers Birthday) and understandably I found myself sidetracked looking at the beauty section, I almost wet myself with excitement to find I could get Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics sent to me here in Oz.

I spent ages deciding which products to get, it was a very agonising decision. In the end I went with palette that started my obsession, the Dolce Vita. I was also surprised to find I could get the palette in a set consisting of the Dolce-Vita palette itself, a blusher, mascara, liquid liner, lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss, all tucked in a signature cosmetics pouch.

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The packaging is so sleek and glamorous. I almost didn’t want to use them! I am also finding it hard to throw out the boxes in which the products came, they are gorgeous too!

The Dolce-Vita quad is incredibly pigmented and the shadows blend seamlessly. It is also great to have a guide to using them to create the signature eye look on the back of the packaging.

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I think the blush is my favourite of the set. (Cheek to Chic swish and pop blusher in Ecstasy) The outer section is used on the top of the cheekbones to add structure and the centre colour is purposely for the apples of the cheeks.

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I have been using the Full Fat Lashes 5 star Mascara daily since i got it. The Feline Flick eyeliner is lovely and thin and gets super close to the lash-line.

The Perfect nude pink lip is achieved with the Lip Cheat lipliner in Pillow Talk, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink and the Lip Lustre in seduction.

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Apologies on how bad my skin looks in this picture! Having a skin freak-out at the mo.

I am really loving every product I got. The makeup bag you get if very roomy and super adorable. The price is a little exxy, but completely worth it in my opinion. I am saving my pennies to acquire more!

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New in- Benefit “They’re Real” Push Up Liner

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The new “it” liner.

I had seen a lot of hype on many beauty blogs, YouTube channels and Instagram surrounding the new Push up Liner from Benefit. A gel liner in Pen form, the first of its kind.

I tend to steer away from Gel liner. It is notorious for transferring on my hooded eyes so I normally stick to liquid eyeliner. Curiosity however, got the better of me with this product. I figured with such a precise applicator I would be able to get close enough to the lash line to prevent tranferring to my eyelid. I had seen demonstrations of the liner, and the appeal of an easy Cat-eye was too much for me to resist.

Living in a Country town, I knew it would be hard for me to get my hands on the new launch. Luckily, one of my good friends was in Melbourne and was kind enough to brave the crazyness of Myer to pick one up for me (Thanks Bec!)

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The formula is quite pigmented and creamy and the tip of the pen is soft, flexible, extremely thin rubber, allowing it to get close to the lash-line with ease.  The pen is lightweight and long enough to have a steady grip. I did not experience any flaking and it took a decent amount of eye makeup remover to get it off at the end of the day.

Much to my disappointment, the gel did transfer to my upper eyelid. Although not as badly as other Gel liners I have used (possibly due to being able to get close to the lash-line). I will be trying a black shadow over the top of the liner to see if it will set the liner and prevent transferring.

Overall I do love the concept and the product itself. I think it will be brilliant on a majority of eye-shapes that do not experience Transferring. The team at Benefit always do a great job of marketing and the aura around this Launch was great. I do think this is one of those products you will need to try for yourself, as I think it will work differently on everyone.

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Battle of the Eyebrow Pencils.

I love eyebrows. I have no idea why but for me, a face isn’t quite finished without a filled in brow.

Lately I seem to be pushing my powders and gels to the back- burner in favour of the pencil variety. For everyday- I still tend to rely on my faithful, old fashioned Sourcil Prescision Pencil from Bourgois.

When I am after a more defined, sculpted brow, for months I have been reaching for my Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpthing Pencil in Blonde. With its slanted tip and spoolie end, it had everything that I needed.

Then I decided to make my life harder and purchase the highly coveted Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde. Now I have two eyebrow pencils that I absolutely adore.

I thought I would let you know my opinion on both, if you are in the market for a new brow buddy.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil-This is still my favourite I think. I cant get past the Pigmentation and the way the pencil blends out so flawlessly. I feel like the colour of this pencil suits my brows better. This product is more of a crayon consistency, but due to he slanted tip can be used to create thick or thin strokes and then can be turned on its flat edge for filling in. This pencil is probably more suited to people who know how to fill in their brows, I feel the shape may be a bit tricky for beginners.

Anastasia Brow Wiz-
The newer of the two in my collection, this product got off to a bad start with me as the pencil was broken before I opened it. This just says something about the pigmentation of the pencil. It is a grade quality. The tiny tip is great for precision work. I feel like this would be great for beginners. It is great for filling in with light, feathered strokes.

Overall I still think I like my hourglass pencil the most. No knows, maybe time will change my mind!

Till next time-
Em x

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