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4.05.2017

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation - 2 Fair - Review | KMC Beauty


My first ever purchase from Charlotte Tilbury! With Summer approaching I was in desperate need of a new foundation after ditching my Urban Decay All Nighter which everyone seemed to rave about but it just looked cakey on me, it clung in all the creasing areas, like round my eyes, nose and on my forehead. With that being said I decided this time I was done with full coverage foundations, my skin doesn't need all that product, I have some redness on my cheeks and that's about it, if anything I just need to even out my skin tone a little so I purchased the Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation. I'm a little skeptical because oily skin girls know, anything with 'Luminous' on the bottle we tend to avoid! This is the finish this foundation claims to give. However i'm hoping if I set with powder I can get away with wearing this on a daily basis.

So let's get down to it, packaging is a dream, obviously! That rose gold lid got me immediately. Charlotte Tilbury is known for her beautiful packaging with a luxurious feel but this means it comes with a luxurious price tag, as a high end foundation it retails at £32 however I got mine on Depop for £25.50 including postage, definitely check out second hand sellers before footing the bill for a brand new bottle, you will find people sell them on and they have never even been used.


I picked up shade 2 Fair, I wasn't sure which shade I needed until I went on Cult Beauty and they actually had a picture showing which foundation suits which skin tones and hair colours best, this helped me decide. It comes in a squeeze bottle, as it is a more dewy foundation you should be careful as you can easily squeeze out too much product, the plastic cap also stays clean which is a bonus I hate when you have a dirty foundation lid from the product build up.

I applied the foundation with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, absolute doodle, blended in seamlessly with no visible brush strokes, I have struggled with this in the past with more dewy foundations. This foundation claims to be bailable, I only placed a blob on both cheeks and on my chin, I was able to do my entire face using this amount only, I leave my forehead because it is more tan than the rest of my face. I then applied some extra around my nose where I could still see some redness, it blended in perfectly without separating the existing foundation.

For sure this is a glowy foundation, which for this time of year i'm all about, however there is a fine line between looking glowy and an oil slick, as an oily girl I do have to set with powder in my t-zone but this is the case for me even when I use matte foundations. I then applied concealer, bronzer and highlight, all three just melted into my foundation perfectly.


Oh hey don't mind me in my dressing gown and bedhead hair! I was obviously in the process of getting ready when I took these photos, all my base products are on and as you can see this foundation looks flawless on the skin and is a great colour match for me, bare in mind what I said about not applying any to my forehead I go as far as between my eyebrows, on my temple is bronzer only.

I am going to continue using this foundation, today I wore it for 8 hours and to be honest my forehead looked the oiliest and that had no product on it! Around my nose could of used a powder touch up but nothing major. I look forward to seeing if this foundation can stand 12 hour wear time when I am in work but I am super impressed with it so far.

Find it here
2.02.2017

Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer - Review & Swatches | KMC Beauty


Happy 2017! .. Better late than never 8) Back with a review on the Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer, that's a mouth full..

I am the biggest advocate for drug store concealers, but recently I can never find a concealer from the drug store that both conceals and brightens my under eye. I was using the Maybelline Age Rewind for a long while and although it concealed well it never gave me the brightened under eye that I prefer, it just kind of blended with my foundation and made my face look all one tone with no dimension. As I was running out and in the market for a new concealer I grabbed the Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer from the Sephora website last week. If you watch Lustrelux on Youtube she raves about this concealer so I thought I would give it a try.

As for which colour I needed, I had no clue! I ended up choosing 02 Meringue, the second lightest they make, I knew I would need something fair as my skin is currently very fair anyways so to get my bright under eye I need pretty much the fairest concealer on offer but I hate anything with a yellow undertone so I chose Meringue as it said 'Light with a neutral undertone'. I definitely picked up the perfect shade, it is probably a shade lighter than my foundation, I am currently using Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in the shade 1.5 and these two work so well together, it blends into my foundation without looking cakey on top.

The Gel Serum Concealer definitely provides a good amount of coverage, it's not Pro Longwear kind of cover but I always found that a bit too much anyways. It's definitely an opaque layer of product once applied under the eye, not sheer at all. I have fine lines under my eyes and it doesn't matter what I use they are always visible, this doesn't change that which I expected and that's fine because I only want to brighten, I am very lazy with skincare I think if I moisturised my under eye more often I would have less lines!

Ok so wear time, can't fault it, yesterday I had this concealer on for ten hours! I left home at 7:30am and didn't get home until 5:30pm, it didn't budge all day, I will say I do set my concealer and t-zone with the Laura Mercier Loose Powder always, because I am oily.


Price point is good, it's not drug store prices obviously because Sephora isn't a drug store, however their line of own brand products are definitely affordable, this concealer was $14 which I think with the current exchange rate equates to about £11.. Compared to the £22.50 I used to pay for the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer I would purchase this Sephora one over that any day it's just as good if not better in my opinion.

Heres my only grumble.. The applicator, looks like a normal dofus applicator from my photo, which it is in appearance and it's shape but it is so rigid! Has no movement what so ever so I find when applying I have to dunk the applicator back in the tube a few times before I have enough product under my eye, I am used to more swooping motions when I apply my foundation but Sephora suggest you 'dot' this in your desired areas, I just find I need a little more product if I dot as they suggest, I prefer to 'swipe' around where I need it but the applicator doesn't really allow for this it's quite hard and the sponge tip itself isn't that thick, there is also a stopper cap at the top of the tube to prevent you from getting excess product.

Needless to say I will continue to repurchase this concealer until I find something that trumps it!

Find on the Sephora website here.