It was August 2014 when I bought my very first jar of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. A pop-up counter had just arrived in Selfridges Manchester and I was absolutely desperate to try the mystical potion of wonder for myself. 3 years on and countless different creams later, I find myself right back where I started – infatuated with Magic Cream. From Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré to Clarins HydraQuench and Kiehls Ultra Face Cream, nothing compares to CT MC, despite all my eager efforts.
My secret to beautiful skin is a thorough skincare routine; this sumptuous crème has a light and illuminating formula like no other and instantly hydrates my lacklustre complexion. Magic Cream exudes a decadent rose aroma that is delicately feminine and as the glamorous jar resides on my vanity, I can’t help but think that this cream will always be worth its mighty £70 price tag.
As I discussed here, I love using cream products especially in the summer because they create such a radiant and skin-like finish. Thus, when I spied the Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush whilst wondering around Space NK, I knew immediately that this would be one to try since my secret to long-lasting and natural looking makeup is using cream products and layering.
I bought the cult Orgasm Powder Blush back in 2014 when I first started blogging and it’s one of my most used blushes to date therefore, I felt confident that the new liquid blush would be just as epic and I was right. The Orgasm Liquid Blush is incredibly pigmented and blends effortlessly into the skin with a brush or fingers for a long-lasting glow. Paired with the Chantecaille Gel Bronzer, my skin looks sun kissed and luminous.
It was about 7 years ago when I became enchanted by Tom Ford Private Blend Parfum. My mum had read about Black Violet in Marie Claire and so we popped into Selfridges to sample it. I had never smelt anything like it in my life consequently, Black Violet became the scent of my dreams and continued to be until I actually went to purchase it years later… Which was when my violet dreams were shattered in a mere minute because I discovered Black Violet had been discontinued. (Apparently, BV was Tom Ford’s favourite and he wanted to keep it for himself. Terribly selfish if you ask me…)
And so, that is when I discovered Noir de Noir – my signature and the fragrance that makes me feel like myself. Season after season and year after year, Noir de Noir is the only Eau de parfum I buy and I utterly adore it.
When it comes to my perfect highlighter, I would typically seek out Becca or Tom Ford however, when Estée Lauder launched their extremely successful collaboration with Victoria Beckham last year, I instantly picked up the Modern Mercury Highlighter and I was not disappointed. This rose tinted illuminator is housed in the most luxurious packaging and has quickly become my makeup bag secret weapon.
Modern Mercury is unlike anything in my collection and it’s absolutely glorious swept across the highpoints of the cheeks – I like to think of it as a hybrid between a blush and a highlight and who doesn’t love a multi-use product?
These four swoon worthy products are just a few of my beauty secrets! Combined, they ensure I look and feel like the best version of myself and I couldn’t recommend them enough.