I never really thought about the fact that I tend to do changes around Chinese/Lunar New Year. Last year, I changed my blog layout after 4 years and this year it seems I have gone blue. I will talk about my latest Aveda hair adventure after I see how the colour rinses out over the next few weeks, but for now you will have to bear with me as I struggle to find makeup and clothing that matches my Muppet locks!
Over the holidays, I had a Holt Renfrew gift card that I needed to spend which always leads me to the beauty section. I didn't want more skincare which meant makeup. Which meant the Charlotte Tilbury counter. I was a crazy big fan of the Hot Lips Lipsticks (review) and knew I wanted to add a beautiful red from the same series to my collection and it just so happened that Carina Lau was one of the newest additions to the Hot Lips celebrity family. Carina Lau is HUGE in Asian circles and though I haven't been following her career closely, all you have to do is say her name and everyone of all ages knows immediately who she is.
Carina's Love ($38.00 CDN) is a red I was not expecting. It isn't fiery orange or even deep and dark. It has a hint of blue in it with a non-drying matte finish. When it comes to matte finishes, Charlotte Tilbury has really hit it out of the park with a formula that is comfortable, long-lasting and incredibly pigmented. While I had this lipstick, I also received a couple of other fun items from Charlotte Tilbury to try so I figured it was time for a makeup look!
I was sent the Magical Mini Brush Set* ($75.00 CDN), a set of four synthetic brushes for the eyes and face. The case is reminiscent of Hollywood glam and is something I would use as a wallet too! It has a hard case and is just perfect for a little bit of cash and a few cards. My phone won't fit, but let's face it, it's probably going to be in my hands anyway.
While the brushes were very soft, the only one I wasn't a huge fan of was the smallest, precision brush....