Friday, 29 December 2017

Now, I had to severellyyyyyy improvise with this post - and I was in two minds as to whether to upload it, since, to be frank, I'm not that happy with the images. But alas, I decided that a post was better than no post, so I bit the bullet and decided to upload anyway. I apologise for the very boring background and bad lighting, let's just say this is a throwback post paying homage to the blogging world circa 2012, shall we? 

So folks, it's 2 days until NYE and, uncharacteristically of me, I already have my outfit and makeup all planned out. Yes, this last minute lass has something organised for once! You're therefore probably thinking I have some grand party plans for the evening, but nope, the last minute-ness creeps back in as I tell you I currently have no plans organise and will probably just decide on the day. Worst comes to worst, I shall be dressed to the nines, in my bougie makeup and outfit, for a night in watching the fireworks on the TV with my family. Ah, I really am living up my 20s, 2 eh?

Anyway, I thought I'd do a post showing you the NYE makeup menu, as well as the dress I plan to wear, far too dressy for an evening on the sofa, but it's my absolute fave and makes me feel like a princess, so you best believe I'll be wearing it no matter where I end up lol!

I also thought it would be cool for me to do my makeup using my favourite products from 2017 - so you have a 2017 makeup faves and a NYE look all in one!

So, without further ado, let's get into it!

So first off, when I'm doing makeup for an occasion, I always use my fanciest priming products - the ultimate complexion team of my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream* and the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow*. I try to only crack these out on occasions or if my skin needs a pick me up, because they are pretty expensive, but every time I use them I remember just how much of a killer combo they are - they're pure luxury on the skin! I've already done a more extensive review in this post here, but just to reiterate, if you're look for something to splurge on - the magic cream particularly is defo worth it! 

Now, foundation of the year - I've actually tried a few really good ones this year, honourable mention to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation* and the Beauty Pie Great Skin Foundation*, butttttt the gamechanger this year has to be my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation, of course. Rih really did change the game with her brand launch. I still can't get over how amazing this foundation is! Once again, I have done a full review here, but let me just tell you, if you are super late the party and are still yet to try this stuff, then make it a priority in 2018. Not only should Rihanna be commended for the groundbreaking 40 shade first release, but the product really is worth every penny. It's always my go-to for nights out or long days, when I really need my foundation to last. It's very light on the skin, very full coverage, and fairly matte. I don't however, think it's as matte as people say (I personally find the CT magic foundation far more matte), but I truly love the finish it gives. As soon as I finish this bottle, I will absolutely be running to Harvey Nichs to get another bottle!

After applying my base, I always move on to brows, and of course, the Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow Pomade continues to reign supreme. I honestly don't see another brow product ever beating this. I use the shade medium brown and apply with the Anastasia 14 Brow Brush, and then finish off with my other holy grail, the Eyeko Brow Gel. This is the ultimate combo for 'brows on fleek', ladies! 

So I actually used three different palettes on my eyes to create this look, not that such was necessary, indeed, you could easily create it with just one, but purely because I've had a couple of different favourites this year. First off, I used the 9th shade (if you count from left to right) from my Morphe 25A Mocha Palette to define my crease and blend up for a transition shade. I then used shade 21 on the centre of my lid and blended it out. I then went into my Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette (yep, I'm still loving this folks!) and used the shade 'Blackmarket' on the outer corner to add more depth to the eye, making sure I carefully winged it out slightly also. I then used dagger on top of the Morphe 21 shade and the edge of blackmarket, and blended it in. To add some shimmer, I then went back into the Morphe palette and opted for the 14th brown-y shimmer shade (lorrddddd I hate that Morphe palette's don't have shade names - sort it @@@ Morphe, I doubt it costs anymore money lol!). I packed this shade onto the inner part of the lid and also swept the remainder across the whole lid, atop the other colours already used. In the inner corner I then went in the Prime shade of my Charlotte Tilbury 'The Rebel' Palette*, another favourite from this year, for a subtle highlight. To pull the whole look together, I used the 9th Morphe shade once more to smoke out my lower lash line. And voila! There you have it, a NYE smokey eye! Legit, these three palettes are all I've had on rotation this year. I must say though, I especially shocked by the Morphe palette. The other 2 retail at £39, the CT has 4 shades and the UD 12, and the Morphe retails for £19 and has 25! It's honestly amazing quality, minimal fallout and very pigmented, and I'm very impressed by the Morphe M139 blending brush, which I now use whenever I do eyeshadow! I was defo late to the party, but better late than never. In 2018 I'm definitely going to be checking out lots more Morphe!

So once the shadows are done, it's all about pulling the eye look together with bold liner and lashes. Now, have fallen completely in love with the Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick*, which is perfect if you like pen liners with a very thin tip. It comes out super black, and this is not compromised when applied atop eyeshadow, which I often find with liquid liners. The L'oreal Super Liner has been my holy grail for 3 years now, but it's had to make room for the CT liner too now; they both hold a special place in my heart! I still use the l'areal when I want a thicker wing, and then the CT for a thinner, more precise one. In terms of lashes and being a self confessed mascara snob, I was hoping this would be the year that I'd find a mascara from the drugstore that could truly rival high end ones. But alas, 2017 was not the year, and instead, I walk away with yet another high end fave in the form of the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes*. This is perfect for volume and length, if you're into that false lash effect - then this is for you, and it's also super black, perfect!

Once the eyes are done I go in with concealer to clean up any fall out under the eyes, and to carve out my brows. I've used the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer since the beginning of time, and this definitely won't be changing anytime soon. It's simply the best! 

2017 was the year I finally stepped, thought tentatively, onto the contour bandwagon, when I purchased the Fenty Beauty Match Stick in Truffle. This is such a wonderful product for beginners, as the applicator has perfect control and ease of use. Simply draw a line on the cheekbone and blend! Though some people have found these difficult to blend, I haven't personally found this issue - I simply blend as soon as it's applied, and if I find it a little difficult I just spray my brush with Fix+ (forever a staple in my makeup kit, fyi). Then I add some colour to my cheeks with my Nars Blush in Orgasm above my contour. Blush has become such a favourite of mine this year, and I don't really think you can beat the Nars selection! Have any of you got any suggestions of blushes I need to try? I definitely want to expand my collection in 2018!

So firstly I line my lips with the infamous 'Pillow Talk' Lipliner by Charlotte Tilbury*. I didn't understand how there could be soooo much fuss over a lipliner - that was until I tried it. It's a cult classic for a reason, folks! I think this is a perfect shade for any skin tone, and is just the best base for any nude lippie! I then followed up with MAC 'Velvet Teddy' on top because I thought it was the best shade for this look, but I do want to give a mention to the Lime Crime liquid lipsticks, because I've been wearing them non stop this year, and absolutely love them! I've also become obsessed with the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, I have a particular .... for 'Lolita'. I'll have a whole post dedicated to liquid lips up in the New Year, but I couldn't do my makeup roundup without mentioning these two beauties!

To finish up, I always add a little powder, and for a good couple of years now, the MAC mineralise skin finish in Medium Tan has been my fave. That was until the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder* made an appearance. Ah, apparently this is an MUA favourite, and I can see why. It just looks SO flawless. I don't know how else to describe it! Far from making you look dusty or cakey as powder can sometimes do, for some reason it just makes your base look better! I absolutely love it!

And that's it, lovelies! My fave makeup bits from 2017! What new products have you discovered this year that you've loved? And equally, what have you tried that's been a disappointment? Let me know in the comments below!

And finallyyyyyyy, I just wanted to let you all know that I'm doing a little giveaway to round off the end of the year! I just wanted to do something to thank you all soooooo much for all the support on my blog over this past year. My little space on the internet has grown and developed SO much over these past 12 months, and there's no way I would have had the motivation to stick to improving it if it wasn't for your engagement, your messages of support, and for you guys just sticking around! It genuinely means a lot. So, it's super easy to enter this giveaway!

All you have got do is:
1.) RT the anchor tweet linked here -> https://twitter.com/whatevawears/status/946833759227334657 
2.) Follow me over on instagram here ->
3.) Tag one friend in the comments below my latest post!

That's it! Giveaway ends on 1/1/18 and I'll randomly select a winner. To have a peek at the prices, head over to my insta stories!

Good luck! 

Until next time, 
Bisous <3



Dress: H&M x Erdem (Sold Out - Limited Edition)
Shoes: Valentino (on sale here, lower heel version here)
Earrings: Claire's Accessories
Ring: Boho Moon

Please note that whilst this post is not sponsored, all items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me. Some links are affiliate. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

So, it's 5 days until Christmas, and you've bought approximately zero presents from your friends and family. It's far too late to get actual good, 'it looks like I did my christmas shopping months ago' presents and you're resigned to the dreaded petrol stations gifts, right? Wrongggg! See the best thing about living in a highly consumerist, materialistic, impatient society is that retail business never stops, and you're pretty much able to order gifts right up until Christmas Eve. So, I've compiled the perfect gift guide for all you last minute ladies of any budget in desperate need of some gift ideas. I've checked that everything will arrive just in time for Christmas, and I've also sought out the best and cheapest deals on all products! You can thank me later!


For the one who is a huge makeup addict...

If you're on a bit of a budget, I cannot recommend this Morphe Palette enough! There are 25 shades that are highly pigmented, both shimmers and mattes, in perfect A/W colours. For only £19.00, this is a perfect stocking filler or main present!
Available from Beauty Bay Here 
Order by 9pm 21st December Next Day Delivery.

Now I don't actually own this palette, but I saw it on Boots and thought the shades looked absolutely beautiful! With some beautiful burgundy autumnal shades, this would be great for any lover of warm shades and it's a good price too!
Available at Boots Here 
You can also get a free 'Love Contours All' palette worth £20 when you spend £25 on NYX makeup (while stocks last!)
Order by Friday 22nd December for Next Day Click & Collect before Christmas. 

Now, if you've read any of my beauty posts this year, you'll know just how much I adore the CT makeup products, and I could recommend pretty much anything from the range! But one of my absolute favourites are the eyeshadow palettes - there are a number of different ones to cater for all tastes - I have 'The Rebel' Palette, which you would've seen me use in a tutorial in this post. 'The Dolce Vita' and 'The Golden Goddess' look like beautiful universal palettes, and seem like pretty safe gift choices if you're not too sure on preferred colours. 
CT is definitely on the pricier end of the spectrum, but if you're looking to treat someone, then they're definitely the perfect gift!
Available on the CT website Here.
Order by 12pm on Thursday 21st December for guaranteed Christmas Delivery.

If you want to get something luxury but for a little bit less, then I would 100% recommend a CT lipstick! They're still pricey, but more affordable than an eyeshadow palette, and there are a tonne of shades so you're sure to find one that's suitable. I'd personally recommend the shade 'Hepburn Honey', it's a gorgeous brown-toned nude and suitable for a range of skin tones. CT also has a super cute 'mini lipstick' set especially for Christmas - a perfect luxe 'stocking filler', if you ask me! 
Lipsticks available on the CT Website Here
Lipstick Gift Set available on the CT Website Here and Here
Order by 12pm on Thursday 21st December for guaranteed Christmas Delivery.


For the one who has everything, or who gives you the super unhelpful 'surprise me' advice... 

1.) HENRY LONDON WATCH* (Thurs 21st) - £105.00 - £115.00
You guys all know how much I love my Henry London Watches, and this year I've been lucky enough to have a few gifted to me, that I have gotten so much use out of! Watches are a surprisingly ... present - we don't expect that we'll use them, but I now feel kinda naked without mine, and my mother and sister, who I also gifted watches to, are now exactly the same! I'd recommend 'The Richmond', which I styled in this post, if you're after something extremely classic and minimalist - perfect for everyday wear. Or, if you're after something slightly more unusual, I'd recommend 'The Heritage Square' - beautiful, sophisticated, a little more modern, but still classic. If you're looking to make it extra special, then complimentary engraving is available too - read all about making ... in my post here. 
Available on the Henry London website Here
Order before 2pm on Thursday 21st December for guaranteed Christmas Delivery.
Don't forget you can get an extra 20% off any watch (even sale!) with the code EVA20! 

2.) SÓ SOY CANDLE* - £20.00
For super luxe candles without breaking the bank (ahem Jo Malone!), I'd absolutely recommend Só Soy Candles, they smell incredible and also have that minimal instagram vibe that we all love (bonus!) I have the Black Coffee, Jasmine and Vanilla candle, and it's beautiful! 
Available from BeauBox Here
Last chance for delivery is Wednesday 20th December - Today!

4.) A 2018 DIARY - £10.00 - £26.00
You can't go wrong with a diary as a gift - such a lovely gift for a super duper organisation freak, or the opposite - a great treat for anything who is a complete unorganised message (aka me!)
WHSmiths - here
Last orders before 10am Thursday 21st December 
Kate Spade - here
Order by 8pm on Friday 22nd for Click and Collect Next Day Delivery.


For the one who is always found buried in a book somewhere...

This was one of the only books I read for fun this year (I ashamed to say it, but I'll try to read more next year!) It's a great crime thriller with a bit of a twist - great for just about anyone who loves to read (though make sure they haven't seen the film first!)
Available on Amazon for £4 here - free next day delivery on Amazon Prime.

2.) VOGUE ON: COCO CHANEL - £13.50
Perfect for any lover of fashion, it gives a great run through of Coco's life and works, I really good short read, and also serves as a great coffee table book too! 
Available on Amazon for £13.50 here - free next day delivery on Amazon Prime.


For the wannabe Carrie Bradshaw in your life...

A slightly more unusual gift, but colouring isn't just for kids, folks! This is actually an excellent present for anyone who is really into self care (which we all should be!) I've found colouring to be great therapy and a great way to de-stress. Plus, the pictures in this book are beautiful and a joy to colour!
Available on Amazon for £7.99 here - free next day delivery on Amazon Prime.

GHD currently have a great new limited edition collection for Christmas, all the pieces have purple designs and also come with full sized OPI polishes in the gift sets. I'd recommend the hair straightener set - not only is the packaging pretty, but true to form, the GHDs got my hair straightened like no other - my super curly hair was pin straight!
Available on the GHD website Here.
Order by 8pm on Thursday 21st December for Christmas Delivery.

3.) GUCCI BELT - £235.00 - £320.00
Now, one of my absolute fave accessories this year has been my Gucci GG Marmont belt (I've worn it in a tonne of outfit posts - but I think this is my favourite!), and folks, if you thought Gucci's gaudy accessories were gonna be so 2017 and 'out' next year, then all I can say is that they sure are here to stay. If you're looking to treat your loved one to luxury this year, then you can't go wrong with a GG Belt!
Available in the Black (Thin) Here
Purchase from Net-A-Porter, order by 3pm on Thursday 21st December by next day delivery for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
Available in the Black (Wide) Here
Available in the Brown (wide) Here
Both available from MyTheresa, Order by 12pm on Thursday 21st for Christmas delivery.

So, I don't have this - but it's on my Christmas list! (Please, Santa!) This is definitely a little bit of luxury that any designer brand lover would be chuffed with!
Available from Selfridges Here
Order by Friday 22nd December for Next Day Delivery, or by 23rd December for next day click and collect. 

Now, if you're feeling superrrrrr generous of if your budget means you're able, then the ultimate gift for a fashion lover would be a designer bag. The dionysus has been such a huge blogger fave this year, and they've just brought out a mini version which is a.) absolutely adorable and b.) not quite as spenny and bank breaking as the bigger versions. Definitely a wonderful treat!
Available from MyTheresa Here
Order by 12pm on Thursday 21st for Christmas Delivery

So, there you have it! I hope you find these suggestions useful - happy shopping!
I'll be back later this week with one more post before Christmas.

Until next time, 
Bisous <3


Please note that whilst this post is not sponsored, all items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

So, random fun fact: did you know that in traditional chinese culture, it's seen as unlucky to gift someone a watch?

You're probably thinking, 'bit of a funny way to begin a post collaborating with a watch brand, Eva', and I concede, you're probably right, but bare with me, all will become clear. Secondly you may also be thinking, how does she know that? And this is where it'll all start to make sense. So the answer to the latter is, I've always found the aforementioned fact rather funny, because when my Dad first married my Mum, he gifted her a Raymond Weil watch to celebrate the event, and cited the chinese tradition, though incorrectly, as his justification for giving that particular gift. He ever so romantically said that he'd bought her a watch because in chinese culture, gifting a watch was seen as giving the gift of time, and time is the most precious thing in the world. So, by giving her the watch, he was giving her all his time, forever. Now I bet that was swoon worthy back in the day - what a line, eh? Little did she know that the actual tradition was completely the opposite. Well, 25 years later and they're still going strong, so I guess that superstition hasn't done them any harm.. yet (lemme go run and touch wood quick! lol!)

So yes, my Dad made a bit of a boo boo there, but I've always found that story both funny and sweet, and I actually really love his muddled up version of the ancient Chinese tradition. I think what he was trying to express was that in getting married, he was giving all of his time to her, and I really love that sentiment. So far from seeing the 'unlucky' aspect of giving a watch, I've always felt that gifting a timepiece is a far more thoughtful and sentimental gift.

When it comes to Christmas time, we're often looking for the perfect present for that 'someone special'. Whether it's your mum or dad, a brother or sister, a lover or best friend, quite often, a present means more to us when we know that there's some sort of meaning behind it.

It can be difficult to give someone a gift with that sort of symbolism, though. Which brings me here. When the lovely people at Henry London offered to gift me one of their gorgeous timepieces, they also very kindly offered to gift one to both my sister and mummy too.
My sister and I decided to get matching ones, with corresponding engraving on the back. It's rather ironic in fact, as when we were little, my mother simply could not refrain from dressing us in matching clothes; anything she bought, she bought 2 of, which led to frequent queries as to whether we were twins, and far too many remarks that we looked 'cute'. By the age of 11 you could bet that I was incredibly that sick of this, and vowed to never again wear anything that matched with my little sister! But alas, here we are, with our matching watches. We both have our initials, and then 'the gift of time' written on the back, and it makes them that bit more special. It's now not just a watch (it's a Henry London watch... sorry, bad M&S advert inspired joke but I couldn't exist lol!), but it's also something special that I share with my sister. Instantly, with a tad of engraving, something so simple has become something really quite special. I think this is something you could do for lots of different people in your life. Why not His & Hers, or Best Friends - the new friendship bracelet/necklace, non? Even better, get it engraved, and it's that extra bit special.

So I guess I'd like to finish where I started; with saying, it's clear that there is nothing more precious than your time. And I guess, contrary to ancient Chinese tradition, gifting a watch, to me, is far from unlucky, but rather, can be the perfect opportunity to show someone you love that you want to give them the gift of time, because they are worth every second of it.

Watches: c/o Henry London* (THE WESTMINSTER)

P.S. Ya gyal managed to get you a cheeky discount code too! Just enter in the code 'EVA20' at checkout for 20% off any watch! There's still Christmas shipping until the 21st December, so if you're a last minute lady like me, then you've still got time! Browse the selection here and thank me later! 

I hope you enjoyed this post lovelies! What's the most sentimental gift you've ever been given? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,
Bisous <3


This post is brought to you in collaboration with Henry London, who kindly sponsored the creation of this post. All items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Hello Lovelies! Welcome back to another post! So back in September I had the amazing opportunity to shoot some outfits for Ted Baker's student campaign! I was so shocked that they wanted to work with me, and it was definitely a blogging highlight! We took the photos in this really cool art gallery, the team were super lovely and though I was nervous at first as I'd never shot blog photos with anyone other than my sister, I soon relaxed and settled into it. I remembered that I never actually got round to sharing the final photos on the blog, so here they are! I hope you like! 

Until next time, 
Bisous <3




Sunday, 10 December 2017

Hello lovelies!

Today we have another beauty look! Now you all know how obsessed I am with Charlotte Tilbury, I'm obsessed an unhealthy amount, really. So of course, I absolutely had another fit of excitement when another PR package arrived at my door a couple of weeks ago. You all know I absolutely lost my shittttt when the first package came, (I did a full Charlotte Tilbury review here), and honestly, I continue to be completely flabbergasted at the fact that the CT team work with me! And honestly, I can't praise the team enough - the most wonderful, lovely ladies! I've seen that CT has started to work with so many more smaller bloggers, and I have so much respect for that, because it actually means so much to us, and in a sense makes us feel like our hard work is almost being rewarded, and that maybe blogging isn't just all about numbers after all. So thank you, Charlotte Tilbury, for working with me! Anyway, enough waffling and gushing, let's get on to it! So I have a few products to talk about today, some sent to me, some I bought, and I thought I'd create a rather more dramatic, editorial makeup look in the style of 70s disco. I figured that I've done quite a few wearable looks, so decided to do something more fun - I hope you like it!

*Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream - £70.00
*Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow - £38.50
*Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (Medium 8) - £30.00
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger) - £24.00, Travel Size Here - £12.00
Anastasia Beverly Hill Dip Brow Pomade - £19.00
Rimmel 'Brow This Way' Gel (Medium Brown) - £4.49
Charlotte Tilbury 'Eyes to Mesmerise' Eyeshadow Pot (Cleopatra) - £22.00
*Charlotte Tilbury 'The Rebel Palette' (Enhance Shade) - £39.00
Black Eyeliner (Any will do!) 
Charlotte Tilbury 'Legendary Lashes' Mascara - £25.00
Fenty Beauty Match Stix (Truffle) - £21.00
Fenty Beauty KillaWatt Highlighter (Trophy Wife) - £26.00
Nars Blush (Exhibit A) - £24.00
MAC Lip Pencil (Brick) - £13.00
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips (Too Bad I'm Bad) - £24.00

PSA!!! John Lewis currently have 10% off most beauty brands, including MAC, NARS & CHARLOTTE TILBURY!! Unfortunately I don't know when this promo ends, but I have linked the items to John Lewis where I can above, so GO GO GOOOO! (I told ya I always had u covered ;P)


So, I have a confession to make. I absolutely adore the 70s. From music, to fashion, to politics, it all fascinates me. 70s fashion was all about glitz and glamour, and though the 60s gave birth to the liberation of women in more ways than simply fashion, the 70s ceases to disappoint in it's ability to shock. Everything was big and bold. Bold colours, bold silhouettes, big hair. Yeah, we make fun of the exaggerated flares and staggering platforms and full on perms now, but there's an undeniable beauty in the outrageousness of the era, which simply cannot compare with the minimal, nude toned mood of fashion today.  

The era came to mind once more when I first got a glimpse at the December issue of Vogue. Like just about everyone in the fashion world, I am absolutely in love with Edward Enninful's debut Vogue cover, featuring Adwoa Aboah (who is one of my fave models incidentally) and the makeup of the wonderfully talented Pat McGrath. It was so lovely to finally see some colour on a mag cover, something a little dated, a little retro, and just far more fun! I cannot wait to see what else Edward has up his sleeve, it's a new era for sure!

So obviously, with that cover fresh in my mind and a love of the 70s deeply ingrained in my heart, I decided to create a Vogue/Studio 54 inspired look. It's all about colour. I wanted to be disco, to embrace kaleidoscope makeup blues and greens on the eyes, reds and bright pinks, and big hair. Think 70s glamour muses; Jerry Hall or Grace Jones, or Studio 54, the place where anybody who was anybody could be found, and where the only motto was more is more.

So without further ado, if you feel like transforming into a disco diva too, here are some simple steps to follow!

Prep the skin with a moisturising primer - I used Charlotte's Magic Cream* and a drop of wonder glow on top for the shimmering glow so characteristic of the disco era.

Buff your foundation of choice into the skin, aiming for a flawless finish, it's all about colour in this look, so you want to have as blank a canvas as possible. 

I know the 70s was all about the 1920s throwback brow, and therefore a very thin arch was all the range, but there was no way in hell I was embracing that LOL! I simply went in with my usual trusty Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade, but went in a little heavier, as a strong brow is needed to carry all the other colour that'll be on the face! Go in with a brow gel of choice to make the hairs slightly thicker and messier looking. 

STEP 4: 
Using a shading 'C' shape eye brush, press your cream eyeshadow onto the lid for maximum colour, winging it out slightly for a more modern take on the look, and then using a fluffier brush to blend out the edges for a slightly softer look.

Use a green shade (I used the enhance shade from my Rebel Palette*) on the edges of the cream shadow to act as a transition shade, and blend it out for a soft edge. Then use a small smudger brush to apply a touch of this on the lower lash line. 

Finish the eyes with a dash of black liner, liquid or pencil will do, and then lashings of mascara, I'm using Charlotte's 'Legendary Lashes' for intense, 'falsie effect' lashes. 

Moving to the lips, line the lips with a strong red shade, I used 'Brick' by MAC, and then apply your lipstick of choice on top. If you want to really stay true to the look of the era, then add a strong gloss on top for that perfect plump pout. 

Back to cheeks, I used my Fenty Contour Stick to add some definition back into the face, and the Trophy Wife Highlighter on the highest point of the cheekbone to shimmer like a disco ball! Then add lots of blush, I used Nars 'Exhibit A', a true brick red, don't worry about applying too much, remember, it's all about colour, so go crazy!

STEP 9: 
Add a dusting of powder onto any areas you may get oily, with this much going on, you really don't want makeup sliding off your face!

STEP 10:
The finishing touches! Big fluffy hair or bouncy curls, and lots of sparkling accessories. The 70s was all about decadence, so there's no such thing as too much! 


Now it took me a while to get the hang of this much hyped foundation, but now I have, I completely get it, this is such a lovely foundation. It's a rather interesting one, I remember how surprised I was when I first pumped some out - it's an extremely thick, almost gel-like consistency; much thicker than the rather watery Fenty Foundation that I've been loving recently, and probably the thickest foundation I've ever used. On the first day I tried it, I applied it on top of my usual, lightweight moisturiser, with no primer, and buffed it in with a flat top brush. I found it incredibly difficult to spread because of the heavy texture, and, to be frank, I hated it! It just did not and would not sit right on my skin, no matter what I did! Day 2, I decided to try something different, and applied it on top of the magic cream and a heavier moisturiser. Immediately, I noticed a difference. It was fair easier to spread and sank into my skin much better than the day before. I had a proper chance to see the finish and quite liked it, it had good coverage, but didn't look cakey, which I had expected from such a thick formula. But day 3 was the game changer. I once again applied it on top of a heavier moisturiser and magic cream, but warmed the product up on the back of my hand before applying it to the face, which made it far more malleable. When placing it on my skin I then almost painted it on my face with my finger, as opposed to just applying it in 3 dots and then spreading it with my brush. Rather, I spread the product evenly with my finger and then used my brush to simply press it into the skin. I then went on top with a slightly damp beauty blender, and pressed it in again very very lightly. 

Well, guys. OMG! It looked AMAZING! Just like skin! It took me some time to get the hang of it, but now I've figured out how to apply it best on my skin, I'm absolutely loving it! An unexpected delight was how utterly weightless it feels, particularly as it is such a thick formula. It literally feels like you have no product on the skin. What made it a game changer though was the finish. It feels very matte, but like a velvety matte, but the amazing thing for me was that there is pretty much no transfer, and this is something very unusual for me. Usually I find even with powder, there is slight transfer, (I have so many jackets/scarfs/hats/headphones covered with foundation stains) but this just stays put, when I touch my face, nothing comes off, and that was so incredibly refreshing! 

Other things to note; the shade range isn't bad, it does cater for skin tones across the spectrum, though there is definitely room for improvement (especially given Fenty's 40 shades!). However, I was actually surprised at how well matched my shade was. I'm in a the shade Medium 8 (I'm a Nars Syracuse/MAC NC42 for reference), and I was slightly concerned that it would be a bit too light, as the model for this shade on the website was definitely a lot paler than me. But in fact, it's a great shade and has such a good amount of warmth to it. Price wise, this is £30.00 - surprisingly reasonable given how pricey CT and high end brands usually are. The foundation also comes with a pump, added bonus!

I have fairly normal skin now, but when I used to have very oily skin, I know I would have killed for a foundation like this, for something so matte and with no transfer. If you're an oily gal, I'd therefore definitely recommend it for you! If you have dryer skin, this might not be up your alley, as it does feel very matte and might cling to dry patches, I'd definitely say the key to using this foundation is applying a very moisturising primer or moisturiser first, as it applies beautifully atop that, but is far harder on more matte, dry skin. 

Overall, I'm very impressed! I'm going to keep using it for the next few weeks and update you if anything changes, but at the minute, I have a feeling that this foundation is going to slot itself into the holy grail rotation - you've done it again, Charlotte!

Ok so this powder is ridiculoussss! I cannot believe how good it is! There's a reason this is cult, folks! The best way I can describe this is it's like applying a filter to your face, which is an extremely surprising statement to make about a powder. The key is to apply it lightly, on the first day I applied it with my usual flat top powder brush and it looked very cakey, but the following day I used a big old fluffy brush and it just seemed to finish my makeup. When used like this it simply glides over the skin and doesn't settle into pores, it's so finely milled that it doesn't look dusty or powdery, but just sets the makeup. This is now going to be living in my handbag, perfect for knocking back any shine throughout the day, and I don't have to worry that it'll leave me looking cakey!

I have to say, the magic cream, magic foundation and finishing powder is SUCH a great combination - the ultimate complexion combination? I can't yet tell, but Charlotte has definitely created something incredible here, the products work so well together, and I can't see me finding anything better anytime soon!

Now I can't give too full a review of this, as this is the product I've used least, but what I can say is this is a product that does exactly what it says on the tin. Again, I was struck by the texture, it comes out a rather white/grey colour with lots of little bits in, which means it almost feel like a scrub. So much so that in fact, when I first applied it, I had to double take and check it was a moisturiser and not a skincare exfoliating product! It takes a little while to massage it in, but once it does, there's a subtle healthy glow and it actually surprisingly offers a fair amount of coverage. Of course, you can't expect too much, it's not a product made to offer lots of coverage, and so it does not cover any of my acne scarring, meaning that right now, I probably wouldn't be using this on a daily basis.  My scars are still fading though, so once they do, I have a feeling this will be a product I go back to. 

If you're a very low maintenance kinda gal, or a lover of no makeup makeup, this would be perfect for you. It feels, and looks as if there is no product on your face, so it's incredibly fuss free. I also think this'll be great for those who don't like to go to the gym completely bare faced (I have a feeling I'll be using it for this purpose on particularly tired skin days!), or if you're in school and aren't really allowed makeup, but want a little product anyway (we've all been there, right?!). This'll also be perfect in summer, for days when you just can't be dealing with foundation slipping off your face!

I also love that it's marketed as unisex - it's definitely suitable for absolutely everyone!

So I've actually had this cream eyeshadow for agesssss, but realised I had never properly reviewed it! Well, let me say, these are the richest, most pigmented eyeshadow pots you'll ever find. I literally only tapped my brush into the product and the colour pay-off was what you're seeing in this look. This shade is 'Cleopatra', a beautifully vibrant peacock blue shade that certainly catches eyes, and is named extremely aptly, as images of Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra immediately spring to mind. This definitely isn't a shade for the faint hearted, but if you're a fan of brights, then this certainly will not disappoint, as the colour is simply stunning. 

To apply, I prefer to use a brush, but applying with fingers would be equally effective, especially if you're keen on achieving a slightly messier look or are rather short on time. Once applied, these set fairly quickly, and don't budge. I know some people find that these crease on the eyelids, but I have personally never had this issue (even when my skin was oilier), and I never use primer. I'd therefore highly recommend, and although pricey, I've hardly even dented my pot - they're so pigmented that this'll last me a lifetime!

So Charlotte was rather late to the liquid lipstick party, but for good reason. Besides, better late than never, right? I must say, this is a formula worth waiting for. If you have extremely dry lips like me, then ladies, this is the liquid lippie formula you've been praying for. 

These lippies are an very thick, moussey consistency (think NYX soft matte lip cream), which I initially found rather intimidating, as the Kat Von D and limecrime lipsticks I usually wear are thin and liquid-ey. There was nothing to fear, however, as I still found this extremely easy to apply, and very highly pigmented. Word of warning though, do not apply more than one layer - they are pigmented and because they're so thick, when layered they can get very sticky and cakey, and probably won't dry. My favourite thing about this product is the wand. The applicator has been well thought out, it's slightly curved and squared off at the top, so it fits perfectly to the contour of the lip and therefore applies very easily. Once applied, the lipstick sits very comfortably on the lips - this is definitely the least drying liquid lipstick you'll ever find, and I guess this is owing to the creamy formula. The downside of this is that they do take very long to set, but once they do, they remain comfortable. It also means that there is some transfer, a fair bit more than other liquid lippies, but again, I feel like this is a small price to pay for the fact that there is finally a liquid lip formula that doesn't dry my lips out! I also find that though there is colour transfer, this doesn't affect the look of the lipstick on the lip - they remain pigmented and stay in place. 

Overall, I'm very impressed! Charlotte's hollywood lips are rather different from other liquid lipsticks I own, I feel that these are more everyday wear as they're so comfortable, and if I need something that I know won't budge/transfer, I'd probably opt for my lime crime. The last thing to note is how absolutely divine the shade range is. I own 'Too Bad I'm Bad' a beaut mid-tone pink (please note I'm wearing a red liner in the photos so it looks slightly darker here!) There are 12 colours, and basically all are beautiful. I literally want every single shade lol! There is definitely something for everyone - I have my eyes on 'Show Girl', 'Dangerous Liaison' and 'Screen Siren' next! 

So there you have it! Another Charlotte Tilbury first impressions, and once again I have yet to be disappointed. Charlotte never ceases to impress! I have so many more products on my wishlist, so there'll be another haul soon enough, no doubt! Once again, a huge thank you to the CT team - you guys are actually the best!

I also really hope you like this look! I absolutely loved creating this post and I'm super happy with it! Let me know if you enjoy these more editorial style posts, I was thinking of doing either a Vogue inspired makeup series or a 'Makeup of the Decades' makeup series, where I could do looks of all different eras. Is that something you'd like to see? Let me know! 

Have you tried any of the CT products I've reviewed today? What are your favourite CT products and what is on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, 
Bisous <3


Please note that whilst this post is not sponsored, all items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me by Charlotte Tilbury. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.


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