27 March 2017

A Few New Beauty Products + WIWT - Monochrome Magic

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Happy Monday ladies.  Before I share what I'm wearing today I thought we'd start the week with a few new beauty products.  

As you all know I'm a huge Charlotte Tilbury fan (see my favourite products here), so you can imagine my delight when I received the above products, which include some that I'm already a huge fan of as well as her new Dry Sheet Face Masks.  

I already use her Retoucher concealer & love it as it's not cakey like most concealers & instead  I find it plumps & moisturises the skin to give a natural & luminous finish.  Which due to it's combination of vitamins and black tea derivative creates a smooth seamless surface on which to apply your make up, whilst all importantly helping to conceal any imperfections.  Plus it can even be used as a highlighter & if you check out some of Charlotte's YouTube videos you'll see she uses it down the centre of the nose too.

My Midlife Fashion, Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher


Now the Dry Sheet Face Masks are a new product of Charlotte's that I'd not tried before, but like you having seen so many celebrities photographed with similar masks before a red carpet event I was keen to put them to the test.

Available singularly or in packs of 4, I love the fact they're not a 1 hit wonder as each mask can be used 3 times in total & are designed to reduce wrinkles, brighten, lift, smooth & hydrate the skin.  Now I was a little worried prior to trialling them that they could be a bit fiddly but application couldn't be easier.  Simply apply the pink side onto cleansed skin, looping the top & bottom hooks over your ears & leave on for 15 minutes whilst you gently massage on top of the mask to activate.  Then replace in it's packet for re-use.  Like I say simples :-)

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My Midlife Fashion, charlotte tilbury dry sheet face mask


Having tried the product I found that once I'd got it into position, the mask was quite comfortable to wear, in fact I almost forgot I was wearing it whilst watching TV & doing normal things such as talking & drinking were fine.  As for my skin, once I'd removed the mask my skin felt incredibly smooth & soft (usually before applying a normal mask I would exfoliate but I didn't with this one) &  it had a lovely glow & brightness.  It's always hard to describe the difference but overall I would say it just looked more healthy & rested & softer in terms of lines & wrinkles.  So a definite result even after the first application.

Finally we probably all know that eyebrows frame your face, with well groomed brows helping to lift your face & turn back time.  So Charlotte's Brow Lift is perfect in helping you up your brow game with the product offering a 3 in 1 solution.  At one end you'll find a fab brush to groom your eyebrows, which I also find to be pretty good at removing an excess colour.  Then towards the middle if you twist the product you'll find a highlighter for applying under your arch, with the other end of the product offering a cream/pencil to define & shape.  Available in 5 different shades, I've been using Super Model & for anyone with dark hair like myself I find this shade perfect for my colouring.

My Midlife Fashion, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift


Then on top (or instead) of the Brow Lift you can also use Charlotte's Legendary Brows, which comes in 4 different shades including clear.  This product is designed to sculpt & shade the brows without leaving them looking too heavy or pencilled in.  Previously I've used this product in clear & have been delighted with how well it manage to tame any unruly hairs that weren't falling where they should.  However, I've now tried the product in Super Model & for me I prefer using it in a colour to match the Brow Lift as I find it helps add an extra bit of depth & definition without looking too done.

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So thanks to Charlotte my brow game is now strong.  If you look at the below picture you can see the difference the products make as my eyebrow on the right has a lot more definition & yup before anyone says it, I think it's safe to say I don't have botox ;-) Plus I'm definitely planning on incorporating her dry sheet face masks into my weekly routine.

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Back to what I'm wearing today & I'm breaking out my cropped kick flare trousers.

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My Midlife Fashion, Village england sway cross body bag, baukjen everyday biker jacket, somerset by alice temperly pleated blouse, whistles cropped kick flare trousers, j crew gemma cap toe flats

Biker Jacket - Baukjen
Blouse - Somerset By Alice Temperley
Trousers - Whistles
Ballet Pumps - J Crew

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Biker Jacket - Baukjen - 15% off with code CHIC217
Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Bag - John Lewis
Trousers - Whistles
Ballet Pumps - Mint Velvet

Which I'm teaming with a statement pleated shirt paired with a classic biker jacket & ballet pump combo plus an all important pop of red.

Here's to a good week for us all & as always I'll be back in the morning.  But in the meantime I'd love to know if you're a fan of Charlotte Tilbury's products & which ones you rate.  Not to mention your thoughts on the new sheet masks.

See you tomorrow.

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