First, my little haul from Beautylish. If you are ever considering buying something from Beautylish (beautylish.com), you should totally do it. They have free 2-day shipping on orders over $35 USD. Everything was packed really carefully, and they even included a personalized note. Oh, and if you create an account, you receive a $10 off a $50 purchase promo coupon thingy.
|The little bag was slightly ripped, but there was so much padding around it that there was no damage to anything.|
|ColourPop's got nothin' on Beautylish, in my opinion. They knew I ordered Charlotte Tilbury stuff.|
So, I bought 2 Charlotte Tilbury items. One of the new "Eyes to Mesmerise" cream eyeshadows in Marie Antoinette, and the Lip Cheat lip pencil in Pillow Talk. I've been lusting after this lip pencil for quite a while.
Here are swatches:
The Eyes to Mesmerise formula is quite nice and easy to work with. It's a mousse texture that can be worn sheer or built up for a more metallic finish and greater color payoff. I've been applying it most often (I've worn it almost everyday since I got it) with a slightly fluffy synthetic brush, but fingers work well, too.
In case you were wondering if the Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner in East End Snob is the dupe of Pillow Talk that many people claim it is, here's a comparison photo.
East End Snob is more mauve-y. I don't think they are dupes, really.
The other and even fancier thing I purchased was a Tom Ford blush. These have been on my radar (meaning I've been drooling over them) for years. I remember when the Tom Ford Beauty line launched, and I thought "a piece of Tom Ford makeup is probably the only Tom Ford thing I'll ever be able to afford to own. And maybe not even that."
I've wanted the shade "Love Lust" more than the other shades due to the love that Christine from Temptalia gives it. (She has tons of influence in the beauty community, doesn't she? She amazes me, with her dedication. She also responds to the hundreds of comments she gets, which, again, amazes me. I get a little rush of fan girl excitement when she responds to mine.)
So, here's Love Lust (I bought this from Saks Fifth Avenue when it was 16% cash back week on Ebates, and I had received a 10% off coupon when I signed up for their email):
Love Lust is a peach that is kind of coral and kind of nude, and it has some subtle gold shimmer. Swatches:
|Natural daylight. I think you can see some of the subtle shimmer here, especially in the blended swatch on the right, which I applied with a blush brush.|
I think Love Lust looks rather gorgeous, as it gives a lovely sheen and glow to the skin.
I recently discovered that an old friend of mine who I worked with at Sephora is now working at the Tom Ford counter at Neiman Marcus. I've got to get up my nerve (to go into Neimans) and go visit her. And buy some stuff. Tee Hee!
I'm incredibly pleased with all three of these items, even if my wallet isn't.
What's your most luxurious purchase?