jane iredale GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM swatch

 

 

jane iredale GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM swatch BB3, BB5

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.

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

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Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation vs Magic Foundation

 charlotte tilbury magic foundation vs light wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation vs Light Wonder Foundation

Fans of Charlotte Tilbury will raise the question – what is the difference between the 2 and is one better than the other?

And after using her products for 4 years now, its time to review the brand again. NOTE: I have felt some CHANGES IN THEIR FORMULATION…more below…

The short answer is they will be suitable for different skin conditions.  Perhaps they both work for you but in different situations.

For those of you who follow my posts or have come across them, you will know that my HG is the LWF – mentions here and here.  In fact MOST of my make up is CT because they just work for me (I’ll put a post up soon showing ALL her products I use!).    And I still am using the LWF in Shade Fair 1, but recently I got some top ups and received a sample of the Magic Foundation in Shade 1. So time to compare!

TEXTURE & COVERAGE:

LWF is thin liquid, easy to spread, sheer to light coverage. Buildable to some extent to reach a light coverage. Any spots will definitely need a concealer to cover up.

***Note by the way, I feel their viscosity has changed. My new topup is more runnier than it was before. I contacted them and they said they had changed one ingredient in it.    I think it may be the fact it has UV now? I can’t recall but I don’t think it did when the product first launched – but please correct me if I’m wrong so I can update.  The finish is still the same, but just feels more runnier.

MAGIC is more creamier feeling, medium to full coverage. See images below

 

COLOR:

They are different shades of 1. LWF is more pink based, Magic is more yellow based.

FINISH:

LWF is a glowy finish which retains moisture on the skin – even after powdering with CT’s powder.  Easy to wash off when cleansing in the evening.

MAGIC is more matte, gave a more ‘made up look’, but at the same token was drier and my skin close up appeared powdery with dry patches.  It is a drier formulation because it dries quicker – so you need to work quickly!  However it does give the hint of the CT glow after it settles. Does feel light on, and is easy to wash off despite being a fuller coverage foundation, I found no need to use any strong makeup remover, I just used my regular Dr Gross cleanser .   I found the best way to use Magic for my skin type is to only use a thin layer. The more I put on, the cakier and drier it seems.  Putting a thinner layer helped to maintain the CT glow and even out complexion.

NOTE: ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN SUBJECTIVE OPINIONS AND MAY VARY FROM OTHERS. ALL OPINIONS ARE ALSO MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND JOURNEY WITH THOSE SPECIFIC ITEMS I USE FROM HER RANGE.

I hope this has helped anyone thinking about LWF or the MAGIC foundation. I definitely still prefer the LWF. What has your experience of Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation been like? I’d love to hear your opinons 🙂

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY MATTE REVOLUTION – PART II

 

charlotte tilbury matte revolution lipstick swatches and review

CHARLOTTE TILBURY MATTE REVOLUTION – PART II

This is a lead on to Part I of my review of Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution lipstick line here.

I’ve since changed up the lipstick wardrobe, giving up some colors such as Very Victoria and Amazing Grace, and have added 2 brand new-ish ones: Secret Salma , Super Cindy and Pillow Talk which launched earlier this year.

charlotte tilbury matte revolution lipstick swatches and review

So I have updated the swatches altogether here of the current 5 lipsticks I keep on rotation being:

These 2 just below are all along the lines of neutral tones.

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy – neutral peach pink. It’s a bit 60s, when you want a neutral but not beige like you’re wearing concealer but instead a peach undertone. This goes well with a winged eyeliner for the evening.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk – neutral burnt rose – this is your lips but better! Perfect for everyday wear.

This one – Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma – is a more lively bruised rose with pink tones. It comes up lighter on my lips then what is shown on Charlotte Tilbury’s website. See my swatch below.

Lastly 2 below are the darker red tones:

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl – this is a brown with red tinge.

Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame –  red with a tinge of brown.

I consider the Bond Girl and Walk of Shame are almost the opposite of each other.

The texture and wear are the same across all of them, and they still have that dreamy vanilla scent which I love! I’ve been enjoying the Pillow Talk and Secret Salma on a daily basis, and switch to the other 3 for evenings.

How do you wear your Matte Revolution? I’d love to know!

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

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