Some Long Awaited Purchases

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As much as I love hoarding makeup, when it comes to the luxury brands it’s always quality over quantity that takes precedent, that and of course the price tag makes you think twice before splurging.  I also find I become really selective, wanting to make sure I make the right choice – nothing wrong with being sensible eh? Luckily these long-awaited purchases are worth the money in my opinion.

Firstly is Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic Blusher in First Love.  After a bit of trial and error in store, I finally decided on this option as it’s a lovely neutral colour that adds a subtle natural flush to the cheeks.  The concept is pretty clever too as it works as a contour and blusher in one where you use the outer layer along your cheekbones and the middle section to add a pop of colour to the apple of your cheeks.  You can also just swirl the two together and apply as you would your normal blusher, either way you get a gorgeous matte finish.  This is also the perfect colour to wear with a bold lip but beware, whilst it looks quite pale in the pan, this is quite pigmented so a little goes a long way.

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Next up is another Charlotte Tilbury product which is the Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Jean.  As someone who normally stays away from cream eyeshadows, this little wonder makes me want to invest in some of the other colours in the range too.

Jean is a light golden beige shimmer and I love just wearing this on its own.  Whilst best to apply cream eyeshadows with your fingers, I prefer to use my MAC 217 brush as it gives me more control and at least that way I don’t get the stuff stuck in my nails! Luckily there is time to blend this before it dries and once dried, this eyeshadow really does stay put.

The last item is definitely something I have been itching to buy for ages and that’s the Tom Ford Lip Colour in Something Wild.  It took quite a few swatches on the hand before I settled for this pinkish coral.  Although it has a shimmer, the warm undertones make this a very wearable colour which goes with just about anything. Of course you have to take a minute to appreciate the packaging and the “TF” embossed on the lipstick……so elegant.  Ok I know it’s not the be all and end all, but beautiful nonetheless and a definite treat.

So there you go.  I think sometimes it’s good to wait before going all out and in this case I’m glad I held a bit of restraint…..well just for a while.  What about you?  Do you have any long-awaited makeup purchases to share? x

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  • I’ve heard so much about the brush in this picture; is it really worth the money?
    Also I’ve been dying to get that blush, it’ so pretty!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • It is expensive but yes I think it is worth the money. The tapered end means you can really get it into the hollow of your cheeks for contouring and it can be used just for highlighting too x

      • Well I can see why it’s a good brush, but I have one very similar from Zoeva. This one is just pure luxury though, I’d buy it for the blog photography only haha 😉

  • I love everything you have mentioned, I have been on a spending ban for a while but I think it’s time to treat myself.

    Zeynab
    The Beauty Load

    • Ahh spending bans are hard but a little treat every now and then doesn’t hurt xx

  • Worth saving up for xx

  • Thanks so much. I t took me ages to buy something Tom Ford too! x

  • I generally stay away from cream eyeshadows as well but have been curious to try it out with the right one. This CT one sounds like it would be the perfect one to experiment with!

    • This is definitely a good cream eyeshadow, highly recommend it x

  • Beautiful pictures, great items as well, I love the lipstick very much, love your blog too, thanks for sharing!!!
    xxx
    http://www.noragouma.com

  • The CT goodies look absolutely gorgeous! I have one of her blushes but I love the look of First Love and that Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Jean is beautiful. Wonderful picks!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • I love this eyeshadow it is so wearable and can be slammed up for a night out too. xx

  • I’ve been wanting to treat myself to some more CT makeup as it’s so beautifully designed. This blush looks gorgeous but think I have my eye on the face powder and maybe another lippie x

    Beauty with charm

  • This is absolutely gorgeous – loving all the products!! They look beautiful 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  • I’ve never try CT products but they all seem to be amazing and high quality, I have never heard a single bad thing about them but I’m scared to splurge that much, maybe in the future I’ll save some money only for that 🙂

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

    • CT have some great items so definitely worth putting something from there on your wishlist x

  • That TF lipstick looks beautiful, the shade is perfect for Summer!

    I agree that a luxury treat is much more cherishable then some drugstore products, although they can be fun to play with as well 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • I haven’t tried anything from CT and I keep skipping their counter, because there are so many things I want to get and I shouldn’t do that when I am broke 🙂 Something wild is beautiful! x

    Ela BellaWorld

    • I know it is a pricey brand but there are some good items in the range x

  • The Tom Ford lipsticks look and sound so luxurious! I’ve been wanting to purchase either an Hourglass Blush or Highlighter for a while now and I also love the look of the YSL lipsticks xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • The Tom Ford lipsticks really are lovely, shame so expensive! x