Sunday, November 19, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder and Magic Foundation Reviews!!


A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive some samples of complexion products from Charlotte Tilbury.  I absolutely adore this company and the products so it was super exciting!  Right away, I began to put them to the test.  The three products I received are the Unisex Healthy Glow, (1.7 oz / $40), Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in my color #3, (1.4 oz / $46), and the Magic Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 also in number 3, (1 oz / $44).

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

The Unisex Healthy Glow is a all year round moisturizing healthy tint.  It gives a bit of radiance and hydration to the skin on application.  These are the claims:  "Encapsulated chameleon natural tan pigments are secret pigment colors that are revealed upon application, and once blended, the different tones deliver a natural color result. Charlotte formulated a magic mix of bronze, black and terracotta pigments that morph to become the perfect natural tan tone as you massage them together. It also contains a combination of moisture-regulating ingredients that mimic bouncy lipids in healthy skin."

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

When I first used this, I was surprised that it comes out as a white liquid.  I put it on my face and it didn't stay white or blanch my face color at all.  In fact, I found that it made my skin look better, as if there was a fancy photo filter on it.

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I found it really unusual because I couldn't detect any color or see the product on my face and yet my face looked better than it does naked.  When I swatch it on my arm, I can see a bit of a bronzey tint, but I don't detect it on my face at all.  It's just like a second skin as it blends in giving me a "my skin but better" look.

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I am continuing to use this as a primer under my foundation.  I prefer some coverage but I love how the Healthy Glow makes my skin look and it makes a very nice primer.  This product doesn't contain SPF so be sure to use your sunscreen.

Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Foundation, (SPF 15), is in the middle of the swatch pictures.  You can see that it is more fluid in comparison to the Magic foundation at the top of the swatches.  Additionally, while both products are in #3, Light Wonder is just ever so slightly pinker in tone, which I like.   And let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury's packaging...all classic with accents of rose gold and brown.  I just love it!

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I've been wearing Light Wonder for a little over a year as one of my regular go-to foundations.  I did a red carpet look during awards season earlier in the year wearing it.  I love how it looks on.  I imagine that's due to the youth boosting actives that it contains that even the complexion and boost hydration.  It is a light to medium finish.  Here are the claims:  "Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation is an air-light formula that illuminates, smoothes, hydrates, minimizes pores and reduces wrinkles for perfect skin."  It absolutely makes my skin look perfect and luminous.

Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation is the most incredible bottle of genius I've ever worn.  It is a full coverage, (although you can sheer it to achieve medium coverage, if you want), and it doesn't feel heavy or mask-y.  It provides a beautiful demi-matte finish.   And let's talk about the gorgeous retro packaging!

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

The Magic Foundation has been my choice of foundation since it arrived at my house.  I recently went to The Makeup Show in LA, and this was the foundation I chose to wear when how I looked mattered.  I find the coverage incredible for how lightweight it is.  I am currently experiencing some dermatitis from a gluten contamination on my chin,  (I've talked about this in the past.  It's pretty horrible and will last for months after an accidental ingestion of gluten.)  It's bumpy and it's ugly.  One swipe of the Magic Foundation and you can't even tell it's there!!  The bumps are a purpley-red so I feel certain I can tell you that a light application of this foundation would absolutely cover rosacea as well.  If you have acne, birthmarks or melasma, I feel confident this foundation will cover it and even your skintone.  Bold claims, but girl!  If you could see what it covers for me!!!

While I was at The Makeup Show, feeling confident in my Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow and Magic Foundation, I stopped by their booth where they were exhibiting for the first time.  If you'd like to see a Get Ready With Me with some of the things I purchased there, check out my recent video, posted below.



You can purchase the Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics on her website or at Nordstrom.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+   As always, Charlotte Tilbury products are paraben free.   What is your favorite Charlotte Tilbury item?

The Beauty Spotlight Team For Mid-November

It's mid-November and if you're US based, you know we're heading into Thanksgiving in the next week.  Relax for a moment before all the scurrying around of the holiday season and check out what the Beauty Spotlight Team has written over the past week.  Enjoy!


If you're on the fence about the new Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette, read Prime Beauty's review and check out the swatches!

Curious about Charlotte Tilbury foundations? Or the new limited edition Instant Eye Palette. Check out Polarbelle's Get Ready With Me video featuring a The Makeup Show LA haul.

Pammy Blogs Beauty is embarking on some skincare device testing with the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin. Find out how she is liking it so far!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Momtried the new It Cosmetics Life Changing Eye and Cheek palette. See what she thinks and go enter to win one of these for yourself too.

It is no secret that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is especially impressed by, and in love with, African Botanics luxury green skincare, and is therefore enthusiastically sharing a few of their brand new skincare gems. These luxe masterpieces are the perfect way to ring in the new year with healthy skincare products.

Ever heard of a booster for eye creams? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty discovered Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, and loves what this unique eye pretreatment does to firm her lids and help her eye cream work better!

Just in time for holiday season Sally Hansen has created an Enchanted Gem nail collection. Beauty Info Zone shares two of the rich shades with love.

Don't think you have time for a little at home spa pampering? Aveeno has the solution and Christa from Realizing Beauty shares how we can find a little moment for me.

It's Party Time at Beauty Judy. Judy wants to know which of the beautiful
Zoya Party Girls polishes
is your favorite.

Jen aka The Jedi Wife shares with us a great holiday gift idea that is a spin off from the traditional body wash: a body wash infused buffer! If you’re stuck trying to come up with ideas for your favorite bathing beauties, or you just want that little something extra to make your gift extra special, a visit with Spongell√© just may be what Santa ordered!

Beauty isn't just skin deep. It starts from within. Taneja's Bride shares her experience with Nature Made Adult Gummies and shares 3 simple steps to maintaining ourselves.

15 Minute Beauty is sharing her Christmas Beauty Wishlist, what's on your list?


Polarbelle's Week In Review

The past week has been a very busy one for me.  There were quite a few appointments, lots of swatching and testing, and a few videos that went out.  In case you hadn't been able to check them out, I'll just show you what I've talked about over the week.

One of the booths I visited while at The Makeup Show in LA was Charlotte Tilbury, one of my favorite brands.  I love the classic appeal of the packaging and the items themselves.  I'll have more up on the blog soon but for now, you can check out my Get Ready With Me featuring the Instant Eye Palette, a limited edition.


The next video I recorded featured my stop at the Muse Beauty Pro booth at TMSLA.  I planned to go there first to pick up a few things.  I also came home with the Grande Pro Palette, a limited edition matte palette.  I've swatched the items purchased at the booth and you can see them in the following video.  You'll see more about these items as I continue to explore them.  Don't miss the giveaway at the end of the video.


My November Sephora Play box came in while I was filming the other videos, so I have my analysis here:


See my Crimes Of Beauty shirt?  I bought it at The Makeup Show while surveying the goods at the Crimes Of Beauty booth.  It's actually a tank but for winter, I plan to layer it with another shirt.

I've scheduled some videos for the upcoming week and plan to have more for you to read as well.  There's just so much to tell you right now!!!

Be sure to enter the giveaway on the Muse Beauty Pro TMSLA post, and look for another coming up this week.

How about you?  Do you feel like you have so much going on and the latter part of the year is starting to whiz by at record speed?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mac Snowball Collection Holiday First Impressions

Guys, I have a video of first impressions and swatches of the Mac Snowball Collection items that I've gathered.  It's also listed in the weekly Beauty Spotlight Team roundup.  It's a little bit of a surprise...lol, I hope you'll enjoy it.


What's your impression of this collection?  Have you seen the cool snowflake displays on the counters?

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