Monday, August 21, 2017

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection, Swatches of the New Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Palettes + a Fresh Foundation Discovery

The long-awaited *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection (to be available at Beautylish on 8/23) has finally made an appearance! Consisting of 10 gorgeous liquid lip colors and two magical wands for contouring and highlighting, this launch is Today's story is dedicated to the Hollywood Collection as well as an updated eyeshadow formula from Marc Jacobs and a new foundation

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the *Charlotte Tilbury Collection in action as well as swatches of the new *Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes and a fresh foundation find as well as the Bottom Line...

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection. 
The curved doe-foot wand ensures precise and seamless application .
Boasting intense color payoff and a hydrating sueded finish, the *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips (also to be available at Beautylish on 8/23) are a liquid lip color lover's dream. In light of the swath of matte liquid lip formulas that have been released over the past year, I found myself growing rather apathetic to this type of lip color, which can often appear cracked and dry after a short stint of wear. 

The weightless formula of *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips, however, has been a refreshing surprise that has renewed my interest in this lip color genre! The weightless formula enables full opacity in a single coat and my lips stay moisturized and balanced feeling for hours, wearing off evenly (no dreaded white ring) and comfortably. There is a faint vanilla fragrance and no discernible taste and the shade offerings are exquisitely wearable, ranging from light nude to rich red with everything in between. 

All in all, the *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips (also to be available at Beautylish on 8/23) is a delightful take on the matte liquid lip--even for those who may feel the category is oversaturated-- and I wholly recommend picking up a shade or three!
*Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips (order below)
*Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips (also to be available at Beautylish on 8/23) comes in ten flattering shades:
  • Charlotte Darling: Warm medium nude beige
  • Platinum Blonde: Soft and creamy peach. **A favorite
  • Best Actress: Rosy-toned nude
  • Dolly Bird: Pinky nude **A favorite
  • Rising Star: Fresh rose cream
  • Pinup Pink: Bright neutral pink 
  • Too Bad I'm Bad: Rich and intense pinky rose
  • Showgirl: Deep and vampy wine
  • Dangerous Liaison: Warm rust-toned red **A favorite
  • Screen Siren: Classic cherry red

Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand and *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Designed to deftly sculpt the face in a single sweep, the opulent cream formula of the *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand and *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand (available at Beautylish on 8/23) yields cheekbones and dimension in seconds. The Contour Wand comes in two shades: Light to Medium and Medium to Dark (shown below) and the rich brown of the Medium to Dark is a perfect hue to impart believable warmth and accentuate one's features.

I focus application along the hollows of my cheeks and along the perimeters of my face (including the jawline) and have determined the formula to be infinitely blendable and extremely natural. A little of the *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand goes quite a long way and the cream formula ensures that it will become one with the skin with a touch of buffing...simply brilliant! 

The *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand (available at Beautylish on 8/23) is a more radiant version of the subtle Wonderglow formula, creating eye-catching incandescence on demand. The universally-flattering champagne beige hue has a lush satin finish that is still more lit-from-within than overt shimmer. A tiny touch along the upper cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose and on the Cupid's bow blended with one's fingers is all that is necessary to create an illuminated countenance with the just the right amount of it-factor.  The tube packaging and sponge tip applicator make applying liquid highlighter a breezy endeavor further adding to the inherent value of this glow-getter.
Swatches in direct sunlight. The sponge tip is excellent for application on the go. 
Using the *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand  to highlight my cheekbones. 
Swatches in outdoor shade. 
The complete look. 
The COMPLETE LOOK:

Skincare. 
// SKINCARE//

Base + Face. 
// BASE + FACE //
  • Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation in Golden Sand: I picked this up on a whim while in Philadelphia last week (more on my trip HERE) and am very impressed with the lightweight full coverage and natural matte finish; I first test drove it on a 12+ hour day of humidity and delayed flights (good times) and never needed to touch up. It is oil-free, silicone-free, fragrance free and consequently, friendly to sensitive skin. I managed to do hasty swatches of 14 of the 16 shades...hope you find them helpful!
  • *Sisley-Paris Concealer #3 (also available at Beautylish and reviewed HERE): This light beige concealer with long-term skincare benefits has soft yellow undertones that help to counteract darkness and brighten up my entire eye area. I use the apricot-toned #2 as well...both are simply marvelous.
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand (available at Beautylish on 8/23): Blended in the hollows of my cheeks and along the perimeters of my face for warmth, depth and dimension...love that this doubles as a bronzer and a contour. 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand: On the high points of my face for a flattering glow.
  • *Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Paradise Lust (also available at Beautylish and reviewed HERE): For a subtle peachy pink cheek, I mixed both the iridescent pink highlighter with the peachy coral blush for a radiant flush that works well with a late-summer tan.
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

Official details, courtesy of Sephora:
Coverage:
✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Sensitive
✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
An ultra-weightless, full-coverage foundation with an oil-free, silicone-free formula that lets skin breathe.

What it does:
Designed to make applying and wearing foundation easy, Blur Liquid Matte Foundation offers flawless full coverage at first swipe, leaving a smooth matte finish that looks and feels as light as air. Like Milk’s Blur Stick and Blur Spray, Blur Liquid Matte Foundation instantly minimizes the appearance of pores and imperfections using blurring microspheres, tiny powder-filled spheres that diffuse the light to leave a flawless, soft focus effect. 

To keep the lightweight, water-based formula safe, Blur Liquid features an innovative airless tip to minimize air exposure and eliminate dripping—allowing your foundation to stay fresh, the color stay true, and all of it to stay inside the package, not dripping all over your bag.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, silicone-free, and cruelty-free. 

Swatches in natural indoor lighting. 
Shades:
  • Ivory: @N/NC/NW 10
  • Fair: @N/NC/NW 15
  • Light: @N/NC/NW 15-20
  • Golden Light: NC 20
  • Light Medium (not pictured): @N/NC/NW 20-25
  • Medium (not pictured): @N/NW 25
  • Warm Medium: @NC 25
  • Golden Sand: @NC 30
  • Honey: N/NW 30
  • Medium Tan: @N/NC/NW 35
  • Caramel: @N/NC/NW 37-40
  • Tan: N/NC/NW 40-42
  • Toffee: N/NC/NW 45
  • Golden Deep: N/NC/NW 45-50
  • Warm Deep: N/NC/NW 50
  • Deep: N/NC/NW 50-55+
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Eyes. 
// EYES //
*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes

Buttery smooth with magnificent color payoff and a vast range of finishes, this updated eyeshadow formula is simply stellar; each palette contains seven shades in four varying finishes (matte velvet, satin, silk and lame)--six coordinating hues and one major and unexpected "pop" of color that take the palette to the next level--resulting in incredible value and versatility for a single product. The fragrance-free shadows are beautifully blendable with minimal fallout and sublime crease-resistant performance.

My sincere suggestion...find your shade family and experiment to your heart's content: you won't be disappointed!

*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes (also available at Neiman Marcus and Marc Jacobs Beauty).
SWATCHES GALORE:

*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition
*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Frivoluxe
*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Scandalust
*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Editorial 
*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Smartorial 
*Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Provocouture
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

My three favorite *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips shades
// LIPS //
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips (also to be available at Beautylish on 8/23): I decided to focus on my favorite three shades from the range: Platinum Blonde is a flattering peachy pink nude with enough opacity to keep from washing out the face, Dolly Bird is a creamy nude pink that doesn't oxidize to something darker (just perfect!) and Dangerous Liaison--out of my comfort range but a fun adventure--is a warm rust-toned red that can be dressed up or down. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Platinum Blonde
Dolly Bird
Dangerous Liaison

The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...lip color identified in captions and tee shirts (ribbed tee in Ripe Persimmon and Golden Pecan and drapey Henley--in black HERE--from Madewell), which is currently having an excellent sale:

Platinum Blonde. 
Platinum Blonde. 
Platinum Blonde. 
Platinum Blonde. 
Minimalist version of Marc Jacobs Scandalust on the eyes. 
Dolly Bird + intensification of Marc Jacobs Scandalust on the eyes. 
Dolly Bird.
Dolly Bird.
Dolly Bird.
Dangerous Liaison.
Dangerous Liaison + Marc Jacobs Editorial on the eyes. 
Dangerous Liaison.
Dangerous Liaison.
Dangerous Liaison.
Last look.
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Bottom Line:  I hope you enjoyed this overview of the breathtakingly beautiful (and wearable) *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection (to be available at Beautylish on 8/23), Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation and *Marc Jacobs Eye-Econic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes (also available at Neiman Marcus).  All three releases have breathed fresh life into my current beauty routine and I look forward to continuing to experiment with the expanse of shades and textures these products afford!

Will you be picking up any of these new releases? If so, which shades? Do tell! 

Good things ahead, including recent launches from La Prairie, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Estee Lauder, Becca and Surratt Beauty (in the meanwhile, follow along on Instagram for sneak peeks)...

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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