Lucky girl that I am, on my birthday this year my generous family gifted me a few beauty products that I had been lusting after. Ranging from a limited edition eyeshadow palette to a luxury lip product, these items give me a thrill each time I put them on.
–Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter: A relatively new product to the Charlotte Tilbury line, the Hollywood Flawless Filter is a unique product, and one than can be used in several ways. Coming in several shades to suit a variety of skin tones, this glowy wonder can be worn under makeup, mixed in with a foundation, or on top of foundation as a traditional highlighter. Personally, I like to layer it both under and over my foundation, putting it on the tops of my cheekbones and my cupid’s bow and blending with a sponge. You can put this wherever you want that glow, from your cheekbones to your brow bone to your nose to your collar bones. It creates a gorgeous radiance without any glitter, and is a stunning addition to any makeup look.
–Nars x Erdem Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow palette (limited edition): First drawn in by the beautiful floral packaging of this palette, I was quickly convinced that I needed this in my life. Something about these cool tones and the plummy shade had me convinced that I could create both simple and dramatic looks that would have an elegant effect on my green eyes. While there is only one matte shade in this palette, the dark shade on the bottom left, I found it easy to create beautiful and varied looks using only this palette. I look forward to experimenting more with this one, and will keep on display so I can frequently glimpse its beautiful floral design.
–Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color in Orchid Fatale: As with all Tom Ford products, this lip color is housed in sleek and luxurious packaging that begs to be held. With a sponge like applicator on top, this bold color is actually surprisingly easy to swipe over the lips. It creates a stunning high-shine glossy lip, but I also found that even after the gloss had worn off, the product had left a beautiful stain of color that lasted throughout the day.
As a makeup lover, there is nothing like getting new products to make you feel excited and inspired to create new looks and play around. What inspires you to create and experiment?