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Review // Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in ‘Beauty Glow’

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This is the third ‘Instant Look in a Palette’ instalment from Charlotte Tilbury, and I think it’s her best work yet. For the uninitiated, the premise behind these palettes is to simplify your makeup routine by offering an easy-to-follow product sequence which ensures a perfect makeup look in 5 minutes or less. The first two palettes (Natural Beauty and Seductive Beauty) piqued my interest, but I didn’t feel compelled to buy either of them. ‘Beauty Glow’, however, was different story altogether – the rose gold and bronze tones reeled me in and I purchased it as soon as I saw it launch…

Quick Reviews #26

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara* I was very skeptical about this when it arrived – the unique brush shape puzzled me and I wasn’t sure how effective it was going to be. Maybelline claims that the push-up wing brush sweeps lashes to the side, while lifting and plumping from the roots, creating a cat-eye effect. It does a good job of separating and lengthening, and although it didn’t particularly volumise my lashes, I still really like it. I would wear it on my more minimal make-up days as the effect is quite natural (for me), but I am confident you…

Quick Reviews #25:
Some New Skincare

Quick Reviews 25 | All Dolled Up

Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream Kiehl’s make some of the best skincare on the market in my opinion (Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps to name a few of my favourites) so I’m always interested when they launch a new product. The Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is designed to help the skin “resist hydration loss while also aiding in recovery from existing skin damage” and is formulated from 99.6% naturally-derived ingredients, minus any parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours and fragrances. The texture is fairly thick and the first few times I used it I didn’t…

Clinique Fresh Pressed System // The Results

For the uninitiated, Vitamin C is one of the most important skincare ingredients and serves multiple purposes, including improving the overall tone and texture of the skin, slowing down the ageing process, increasing the skin’s defence against UV damage, and reducing hyperpigmentation and blemishes. For more information on the benefits of Vitamin C, and when/how to use it, you can read this post by Dr Nikolic. Clinique’s latest release, the Fresh Pressed System, harnesses the full power of Vitamin C at their highest concentration. The Fresh Pressed System contains two components: a Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C, and the…

Camilla Gets JUVÉDERM Filler!

My face has been in the capable hands of Dr Alek Nikolic for the past five years, and to say that I trust him implicitly would be an understatement. I am a big fan of botox, but had never seriously considered fillers until he explained what subtle changes could be made with just a few simple injections. I mulled over the idea for about a year, and finally decided to take the plunge last week. Dr Nikolic used JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC on me, and the results are expected to last for around 18 months to 2 years. You can find out…

New Lippies // Crayons, Lipsticks, Glosses…

There have been a lot of new lip releases lately, so let’s get cracking… Clinique x Crayola Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Collaboration* The original and best, as far as I’m concerned – I must have got through about 6 or 7 tubes of ‘Heaping Hazelnut’ over the past couple of years. Clinique’s latest collaboration with Crayola, the worldwide leader in colouring products, is designed to evoke the memories of childhood playtime and spark creativity. There are four colours available in South Africa, with varying degrees of opacity. ‘Pink Sherbert’ is very sheer, whereas ‘Red Violet’ packs quite a…

Review + Giveaway: SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Review | All Dolled Up

There are certain skincare brands that I feel 100% comfortable putting on my face for the first time because the brand trust is so strong, and SkinCeuticals is one of them. With a simple mission to improve skin health through advanced skincare that is backed by science, their high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. There is no doubt that the premium range is up there in price and isn’t affordable for everyone, but the effective, clinical-grade skincare they produce is totally reliable, and that’s worth a lot when you think about…

January Favourites // Camilla

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette How glorious? The shade selection is sublime (I am a warm-toned girl through-and-though), the shadows are insanely pigmented, they blend like a dream and they wear really well. And the applicator brush that comes with the palette is brilliant – hands down the best I’ve ever tried. I love the versatility of this palette too, you can create so many different types of looks, and a little pop of red/orange/ochre makes my eyes look so blue, which I love. The only slight downside for me is that the shadows kick up a lot of powder,…