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This video here (at about 2.05) sums up my thoughts on Charlotte Tibury and her "magic" cream. In short, it's not worth it at all.
It's also worth bearing in mind that Charlotte has been courting all the beauty bloggers like crazy in the last year to promote her items, and the reviews are therefore VERY in her favour. Luckily the asa has recently caught onto the fact that beauty bloggers etc have been promoting products like crazy without stating that they have been paid to do so and are cracking down on this in the future.
As for what make-up and skincare is worth buying, I really think it's often a case of trial and error to see what suits you personally. For me, I really rate anything by La roche posay, and also Nude skincare. Make up wise I find products from Lily lolo, Nars and The balm to be consistantly excellent. What type of skin do you have and what sort of make-up are you looking for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U20WcQDKYkQ
My skin is normal. I'm 49 and my skin is in pretty good shape. I'm pleased with it any way. I'm trying to a..........wait for it ' a polished fashionable daytime' look if there is such a thing! I don't do formal but it's time I notched up my grooming a gear or two now I have the time and ( some!) spare money.
Are you wanting glow without glitter? I have two products I really rate for that! Bare minerals turn on (powder), and lush feeling young (cream) This is wearing bare minerals instagram.com/p/rmK9uONdx-/
Love Astral cream. Under a fiver and you can get a huge pot. Slather it on including the neck, remove using cotton wool. Skin is perfectly clear and hydrated. Honestly you don't have to spend a lot of money on skin are.
The Paula's choice video is so interesting. I rate all of their products and their Clear Pore cleanser has transformed my skin. They sell trial sizes and samples of all of their products.
The Magic Cream is lovely and thick and smells rosy. I'd have bought a smaller size to test but couldn't justify that amount of money on something I couldn't properly test! Maybe they know you wouldn't want to go back and buy the full size if you had a tester!
I love Rose Day Cream from Dr. Hauschka. I use a small amount in the day and it really seems to suit my combination skin despite being a product for drier skins. You can get trial sizes of all their creams too.
I agree. I love the Sali Hughes bathroom series, but didn't like Charlotte's quite as much as it was so based around promoting her own product it didn't feel as chatty as usual. The Mary Greenwall ones are my faves. I would certainly never ever take skincare advice from someone like Charlotte though, who takes off all her make-up at night and then puts it all straight back on her face for going to bed as she can't stand even her husband to see her without make-up on. Something about that just seems so sad to me. intothegloss.com/2014/09/charlotte-tilbury-makeup/