charlotte tilbury hollywood flawless filter review and swatches shade 4

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter – Review and Swatches (Shade 4)

I must admit, I had never purchased a Charlotte Tilbury product before this buy. I just thought they were a little too overpriced, and nothing really ever appealed to me. And then, along came the Hollywood Flawless Filter – described by Charlotte Tilbury as “A Complexion Booster For Super Starlit Skin”, this product is, essentially, an illuminating soft-focus primer or glow booster, which doubles as a highlighter.

Says Charlotte Tilbury:

Darlings, this is a new REVOLUTIONARY category in makeup, a customisable complexion booster for super starlit skin in seconds! My Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 4 has the versatility of a primer, the mega-watt glow of a highlighter, and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter. Featuring fabulous ingredients, it soft-focuses, illuminates skin and makes lines and pores appear smoother.

The Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 4 is a neutral golden yellow for medium skin tones. Wear on its own or is suitable with Magic Foundation 6 Medium or Light Wonder 6 Medium.


• The ultimate high gloss, high glow celebrity-skin-filter-in-a-bottle! This was born on the red carpet makeup, inspired by technology, for real life, in real time that looks amazing on-screen or off.

• Smoothing airbrush polymers roll over your complexion for a poreless-looking, creamy finish.

• Glossy Oil is a lightweight moisturising oil that reflects and adds light to your face where you need it.

• Finely milled powders soft focus, makes lines and pores appear smoother which means it only ever looks as amazing in real life, as it does on camera.

• Porcelain Flower Extract is a brightening ingredient derived from a Thai flower with natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to enhance microcirculation and brighten skin.

• Ideal for superstar-lit skin whether you want a subtle glow or a mega-watt complexion.


Fill: 30ml for $44

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Son And Park Beauty Filter Cream Glow – Review and Swatches

The Story

Truth be told, I’ve never really been into Korean beauty/skincare all that much. I just do what I can to make sure my dry skin keeps looking healthy and moisturized, as best I can.

However, I’d been eyeing the Son And Park Beauty Filter Cream Glow for ages on Sephora, and when I finally decided to spend $32 on it, of course, of course it promptly went out of stock.

So, then, last weekend, I was prowling around my local Sephora, looking for stuff to blow money on, when I came across a few boxes of this cream placed snugly inside the K-Beauty section.

Naturally, I picked one up without another thought, purchased it, and brought it home. And man, am I glad I did.

Says Sephora:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A lightweight, quick-absorbing cream that provides coverage, brightens the skin tone, and primes skin for makeup application.

Solutions for:
– Uneven skin tone
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Dryness

If you want to know more…
Introducing the secret to glowing, picture-perfect skin. Son & Park, the K-beauty brand that brought you the cult classic Beauty Water, has created a lightweight base cream that’s packed with flower extracts you’ll love, including lily, rose, and jasmine. This whipped cream contains pearl to illuminate the complexion and rosa damascena flower to help control sebum production. After using the filter cream, your skin will look brighter, smoother, and more even, as if you actually put a real life filter on it.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is free of artificial fragrance, petrolatum, benzyl alcohol, chlorphenesin, BHT, TEA, mineral oil, and talc.

You get 40g for $32.

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My Winter Skincare Routine for my very dry skin – it works!

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I have incredibly dry skin, and Cleveland winters do nothing to help that. Back in Pakistan, my skin was probably best described as combination skin; it even got a bit oily in the summers.

Here in the USA, however, it is usually drier than the Sahara, and painfully parched in the colder months.

So, to make sure I don’t get any lines, wrinkles, dry patches, cracked lips, pimples, and a myriad of other skin problems in the winter, I have devised this skincare routine to keep my skin looking healthy and hydrated. I have mentioned which products I use mainly at night.

Side note: I guess this goes without saying, but please drink water no matter what skin type you have. It does a ton of sh!t for your skin and body besides quenching your thirst. Thank you. PSA over.

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josie maran argan infinity creamy oil review

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil Review


The Story

My skin is crazy dry, and the freezing cold winters in Cleveland are NO HELP AT ALL. So, I was on the search for a product that could give my skin the moisture it was begging for, and after reading multiple good reviews of the Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil, I popped in at my local Sephora and bought this not-so-little guy.

Says Sephora about the Josie Maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil:

What it is:
An innovative, 99 percent natural creamy oil with an infinite number of uses such as hydrating skin, conditioning lips, and illuminating complexion.

What it is formulated to do:
One creamy oil, infinite possibilities. This makeup artist must-have delivers all the moisturizing benefits of argan oil in a portable, non-greasy, creamy oil form. The innovative formula starts as a cream and melts into an oil, making your complexion more luminous while tightening facial contours and preventing inflammation. Use it to hydrate and gently soothe under-eyes, smooth flyaways, keep eyebrows in place, and condition lips. Mix it with powder blush or eyeshadow to instantly transform it into a cream.

Suggested Usage:
Use Argan Infinity Cream to:
-Deeply moisturize dry areas of the face.
-Soothe irritated skin caused by rosacea, wind, or sunburn.
-Soften elbows, heels, and other rough patches.
-Keep stray eyebrows in place.
-Smooth flyaways.
-Moisturize at night.
-Prevent razor burn and irritation.
-Prevent skin dehydration during airline travel.
-Apply as a lip conditioner before lipstick.
-Apply over lip stain for a silky finish.
-Lightly dab on eyelids before applying eyeshadow.
-Apply before or after using cheek stain to improve blendability.
-Transform powder eyeshadow or pigment into a cream by mixing with Infinity Cream.
-Mix with a powder luminizer to create a light, shimmery lip balm.
-Use as a subtle face highlighter to illuminate cheekbones, lips, and brow bones.
-Mix with a powder blush to create a silky cream blush or colored lip balm.
-Hydrate and plump dry, swollen under-eyes.
-Apply to fingertips and toes to hydrate and soften cuticles.
-Quench skin post-sunburn.


-100% Pure Argan Oil: Nourishes and hydrates skin.

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate**, Beeswax**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Glyceryl Dibehenate**, Tribehenin**, Glyceryl Behenate**, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil**, Tocopherol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica) Seed Oil**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract**, Soybean Glycerides**, Linoleic Acid**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil** Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter**, Aleurites Moluccana Seed (Kukui Nut) Oil**, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil**.

*Organic. **Natural.

You get a whopping 65ml/2.2oz for $28.

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Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil - Review and Swatches

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil – Review and Swatches


Says Sephora about the ~ holographic ~ Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A makeup priming, holographic highlighting treatment oil powered by Josie’s quick-absorbing 100% Pure Argan Oil Light and pore-smoothing priming pearls for boosted elasticity, glowy radiance, and makeup-ready skin.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Dryness

If you want to know more…
Get a holographic moonlit glow with Josie’s weightless moonstone potion that highlights, primes, hydrates, and smooths. Argan-powered essential nutrients nourish and treat the skin while multicolored coated priming pearls illuminate and awaken your complexion. Easily transform any look with these iridescent drops: mix with your foundation for a perfectly dewy look, add a few to your lips for a glowing pout, or bring extra light to cheekbones with one single drop. The 100% Pure Argan Oil Light nourishes and hydrates while PhytoVie Defense®, a plant-based antioxidant, helps fight against skin-aging free radical damage and extends makeup wear. Lemongrass lavender essential oils enhance your mood and calm redness. Skin is left juicy, glowing, protected, and smooth. Let’s glow to the moon.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

You get a nice 50 ml bottle for a not-so-nice $48.

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The Body Shop Drops Of Glow Lustre Finish Creator – Review and Swatches


Says The Body Shop about the Drops OF Glow Lustre Finish Creator highlighting drops:

Meet your versatile new strobing obsession Drops of Glow Lustre Finish Creator. A one-stop shop for the girl on the go, you can use this clever blend on its own or mixed with your favorite beauty products for instant luminosity anywhere, any time. From giving your foundation healthy-looking radiance or going all dewy with your day cream, you are one drop away from lighting up your look. Highlight your cupid’s bow, get your cheekbones chiselled, accent your eyes by using as a topcoat to eyeshadow… the possibilities are endless.

  • Instant illuminating sheen

  • Light liquid texture

  • Pipette for easy mixing

You get 15 ml for $20, and these days it is on sale for $12!

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Says Gosh about their Lumi Drops:

Natural raw beauty comes from within. Let the new LUMIDROPS capture your light and let it shine. LUMIDROPS is a liquid highlighter that dresses the skin in an illuminating veil of beautiful radiance. Enhancing the complexion with a shimmery finish from reflecting pearl pigments. Enjoying a night out? The new
LUMIDROPS delivers red-carpet ready skin, creating that perfect radiant look by strobing light and luminosity to your skin – as if it’s coming from
within. With three different shades, it will brighten up any look and highlight your most beautiful features.


Use alone for a radiant even finish or use it for strobing with a few drops where the sun would naturally hit your face, including
the bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and cheekbones.

The site sells it for  10.00 (15 ml).

The Story

I was looking for some new highlighters to try while I am here in Pakistan, and while scrolling through, I came across these Gosh Cosmetics Lumi Drops.

Now, I’d heard of Gosh cosmetics before and I’d seen a lot of their makeup products in department stores in Lahore, but I’d never tried anything from them. So I looked up some other reviews of this product, and it seemed solid.

So you know your girl had to fork over that money.

I bought these Lumi Drops in the shade 002 Vanilla, which I believe is the lightest shade. They are also available in a Peach shade and a Bronze shade.

I paid Rs. 1750 for them and the bottle includes 15 ml of product.

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