I’ve been using this blush since 2014, looking at it every morning and recently when topping up on a new one, I noticed that the color has changed. Is it me or do others feel the same?
See the below pictures of the original once I got back in 2014 and the one I now have – for me they are definitely different colors. I contacted CT and the csa’s said it was the correct shade and that is was Love Glow, and it does match the shade that is currently on the CT website now. So I don’t doubt the color I have now is Love Glow, but the original one was definitely different. That is, they have since changed the coloring of the shade Love Glow. The pinks weren’t as shimmery as it is now.
I managed to find an image of the old Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love Glow from their stockist netaporter. You can see the one on the left is a dusty rose pink outer with lighter blush pink inner. Now the new one is overall more muted and more shimmery. It has a shimmery dusty almost orange-pink outer and a more muted shimmery pink inner.
Below here are images of my new one. Unfortunately I don’t have my old one now to show you the difference.
So what do you think guys? Has anyone else thought that the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blush in Love Glow has changed their pigment profile now? Let me know if you do.
I was excited Caudalie launched these lipbalms and picked up 2 of these – Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Addiction and the Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Seduction.
Scent: The Seduction has a vanilla scent whilst the Addiction has a tart raspberry scent both of which I like because they are not overbearing when you apply them.
Color transfer: On that same token neither is the color overbearing at all, in fact very very SHEER. As I don’t have pale lips to begin, the Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Seduction did not add any enhancement to my lip color just a moisturising effect. The Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Addiction on the other hand, did have a slight natural lip color enhancement on application. Just as Caudalie founder Mathilde Thomas says its like just bitten lips!
So voila, I would strongly recommendthe Caudalie French Kiss in Addiction as the color to go for as it is really not strong at all once applied. My thoughts are they had applied a super thick layer on their marketing shoots to really show the color. But as you can see by my swatch below, they are very lightly colored on application.
Texture: It is solid, so you will need to break it up a little by swirling to warm up. Again as Mathilde Thomas suggests you should break it like a creme brulee then apply it directly onto the lips.
Ingredients: Finally the Caudalie French Kiss tinted lip balm ingredients for shade ‘addiction’ is listed here in the image below.
VERDICT: If we’re eating up to 8lbs of lipstick in a lifetime, this French Kiss in Addiction is a great everyday addition to your lipstick wardrobe when you don’t want a full lipstick, want something natural and packed full of polyphenol antioxidant goodness , that French girl nonchalance I just woke up like that look , and a tint of natural color that is appropriate for the day AND can be scaled up for the night.
Hi! This is a quicky post about the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream. It has garnered a cult following among green beauty lovers and for those with sensitive skin or dry skin.
Here I have trialled complimentary of JI, 2 shades – shade BB3 and BB5. I received small testers of these and have swatched them for you below here:
The BB3 is more pink toned – cooler – this is swatched on the right side (closest to thumb side). Looked a bit dull on me.
The BB 5 is more peach toned – warmer – this is swatched on the left side (outer palm side). This was better but probably just a touch too warm/orange.
This BB cream is a FULL COVERAGE cream. You can see the creaminess in the images above. It is like a full coverage foundation, which I’m not used to since I wear more sheer coverage. But I can see this will be great for events, functions or when you might be doing photography (eg. headshots or formal photos etc).
Thick creamy consistency which dries down to a powdery finish – so there is no need to powder finish. Though in saying that I found it probably a bit too powdery a finish it like a bit cakey on me. In addition being a mineral foundation, it will develop a bit of shine throughout the day (or it did for me).
Overall, it is a good BB cream which acts like a full coverage foundation and will suit those who like full coverage but I still prefer my light coverage foundation at this moment!
I hope these swatches help for those looking to try this one out. I would recommend you try it first – maybe try and get an application done and wear it for a day and see if it works for you.