Let me just put it out there I do not like the cold! An african winter pales in comparison to other locations, but boy I just want to hibernate! (that is my humble apology for being lax on the post front).
I had a few products on my radar and pounced as soon as they were released – Charlotte Tilbury’s much anticipated Beach Sticks. I stopped myself at three but as soon as I can I will round up my collection with the remaining 2 – these are fantastic! I purchased Las Salinas (warm pink), Moon Beach (peach) and Es Vedra (poppy orange).
|L-R Las Salinas, Moon Beach, Es Vedra|
The cheek stick are housed in lightweight rose gold tubes – it feels almost weightless. Cute bubbles of colour greet me when I uncap them. Texture-wise they are feather-light and with a few quick finger movements sit softly on my cheeks – giving them a fresh pop of colour. In my experience these have a less silicone feel than the original Nars multiples and they blend easier and sit more realistically on my skin. Blended in these give a great stain effect.
|Es Vedra, Moon Beach, Las Salinas straight from bullet|
These colours are spot on and all work on my skintone. Es Vedra was my answer to Nars Multiple in Siam that I had been lusting after. This gives me a healthy pop and sexy ‘sunburnt’ glow – huh! Try it and it will make sense. There is no pink undertone here so it does not look like a bad case of hives either. Las Salinas is a pretty coral pink that gives me soft pop of yes….pink! Moon Beach was described as similar to Nars Orgasm. Not to me – it compliments my complexion much better. This is perfect for a look with a stronger eye, naked glowing cheek. Some have used this as a highlighter shade – for me it is definitly a cheek colour. For deep skintones it would work as such. This shade can be mixed with the others to create a new shade – double duty! All shades have some degree of shimmer (all rose gold) in the swatches, but on the cheek it really translates as a glow. There are also meant to be some long term benefits good for the skin. They are hydrating and last well on my oily skin. You can also use them on your lips- not my first choice , but if you had to ….yes.
|Es Vedra, Moon Beach, Las Salinas blended out|
So to wrap it up I love these new lovelies from Charlotte Tilbury.