The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation very quickly became my go to, it has the perfect finish, the shade is an almost perfect match, it’s so blendable, it dries flawlessly, it doesn’t make me look any oilier than I already am, it doesn’t smudge, and it has great coverage. The only ‘negative’ thing I would say about this foundation is you need some sort of moisturiser or primer on, and Charlotte has got you covered, her Magic Cream was created and is ideal for this foundation (although I have now run out of the Magic Cream, and am nearly out of the foundation… I feel a repurchase coming on!)
I am absolutely buzzing to talk about this purchase! Back in January of this year Sephora debuted this little beauty after having a rather successful ‘Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip’ they decided to release a nude edition. Nude lip lovers unite!
I have always had a fondness for a nude lip, it is my everyday go-to lip look, and can you blame me? There are obviously certain nude looks that don’t suit me, or more specifically, my complexion. I find that when I’m shopping for beauty products I tend to go for sets, or palettes, because that way I (usually) end up saving more money. This gem was priced at $28 (working out at around £21) with two full sized products. Can you say ‘bargain‘. Packaging is obviously a huge selling point. The peach/blush coloured lip shaped box is perfect enough to plant a kiss on.
Give Me Some Nude Lip contains;
– 0.01 oz Marc Jacobs Beauty Mini Poutliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim(Rose)
– 0.12 oz NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick in Dolce Vita
– 0.07 oz Laura Mercier Milky Way Crème Smooth Lipstick in Miky Way
– 0.088 oz NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Crayon in Whisper
– 0.10 oz Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste Nude
Now back to pricing, because I’m not ready to let this go yet. I am absolutely amazed at how cheap this was for what you were getting. For example, if you were buying each individual item (full sized) from Sephora you would be spending $124/£93. The overall worth of this lip kit is $86, worked out by the ounces of product. If you managed to pick up this beauty before it sold out, I hope you realize what a steal you got it for!
I would have to say that this along with the Tarte lip paint, is my most used product. I am so in love with everything about this lipstick pencil, the colour, the texture, everything. This is definitely one I will be re-purchasing when it’s all gone.
There is only one way to describe this lip paint… the heart emoji. I LOVE this product. In general I love Tarte and all of their products but this one takes the cake. I adore it and advise everyone to go out and get it. Also one I will be re-purchasing when I’ve used it up (which will be any day now).
A Nars cult product and I can see why. A beautiful formula, and a beautiful colour. I should probably wear it more than I do. The only thing I would have as a complaint about this one is how sheer it is, but I suppose that’s part of the appeal. I probably wont need to re-purchase as this is a full sized product. Yay!
Now… I have mixed feelings towards this one. On one hand I like that it gives me the opportunity to try a shade that I wouldn’t ever wear, but then on the other hand I’m not sure I should wear it. I personally think it makes me look quite washed out. The lipstick itself is beautiful and feels so smooth and luxurious, but this isn’t a shade I will be adding to my regular lip line up.
another one of my loves from this lip kit. This is an absolute beauty, and I can’t say I would expect any less from Marc Jacobs. If I feel really fancy I will line my lips with this little pencil of perfection, fill in my lips with the Nudestix lipstick pencil, and then top it off with the Tarte lip paint. The trio is my idea of heaven.
So there you have it, one of my all time favorite beauty purchases! Did you manage to snap one of these little gems up? Tell me what you thought of it in the comments, and thank you so much for reading.
Not sure that anyone really cares, but, here I am. Over the last year I’ve really pulled away from my blog. I think if I had a following I would feel really bad about neglecting Glamour Pants but since it’s really juts been me, myself and I… aside from a few lovely viewers here and there I felt it was the right thing to do. I’ve had a really difficult 13 months and my blog has, sadly, been the very last of my priorities.
I was taken into hospital very ill in July of last year with meningitis, the night I was admitted I was extremely poorly and ended up passing out, having an out of body experience and having seizures. One after another the next day and I had a total of around 120 seizures within a 24 hour period. It was extremely stressful and since then I’ve been in and out of appointments trying to figure out what was going on as the seizures never stopped and even ended up in hospital for another 5 days running tests. It really hasn’t helped my other health problems either.
With all of that going on, I sort of lost my way with writing. It’s rather difficult to write and be all happy behind a screen when in real life I’m actually miserable. And nobody wants to be reading a miserable whiny blog post. Especially on a blog that was created for beauty and all things beautiful. But over the last few months I have experienced some tough situations which have really opened my eyes to some things I need to be doing in my life. I need to get back to doing the things that made me once so happy, I need to have a hobby and a purpose. I’ve had to sacrifice so much for my health challenges, and I didn’t want to sacrifice my writing, or my blog.
So here I am, sat writing away working on genuine posts for the first time in twelve months. I’m planning and writing now so I don’t feel so overwhelmed and I’m finding it oddly therapeutic. Writing really is a great way to express yourself, and also to take your mind off of some of the stressful things you have to deal with in real life. It’s almost an escape, somewhere you can be entirely yourself.
I’m currently working on some improvements for Glamour Pants, and am very excited to get started again. Hopefully good things will come from pursuing this blog, after all… a girl needs a hobby. I’m happy to be returning to my happier, healthier self, and to my blog.
If you’re subscribed to GP then thank you for sticking around, and if you’re a new reader, then welcome! I hope you’ll be back to see all of the fun things I’m working on.