Beauty

MY CURRENT SPRING MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

Carlyle Thornton Blog

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Recently I've added a few new products to my every day makeup routine and I've been dying to share them with you!

1 // CHARLOTTE TILBURY 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G' LIPSTICK

My newest obsession!! I kid you not when I say that this is one of my favorite lipsticks of all time. I am absolutely hooked on the Charlotte Tilbury 'k.i.s.s.i.n.g' line. You really can't go wrong with any shade from this line, but my current favorite color for spring is 'Bitch Perfect.' It pairs nicely with this Charlotte Tilbury lip liner in the both the shades 'Pillowtalk' and 'Pink Venus.'

2 // CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT NATURAL LIP PERFECTOR

The perfect gloss for every day wear! Clarins natural lip perfector is so moisturizing and smells amazing, which is definitely an added bonus! It's basically this gorgeous sheer color with the perfect amount of shine. I wear it both by itself and on top of my Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. I think Petal Shimmer 04 is the most gorgeous color for spring! I also wear the color 'Nude Shimmer' which you'll love if you're more of a neutral lip kind of gal.

3 // BECCA UNDER EYE BRIGHTENING CORRECTOR

Absolutely hooked on this product. The pinky-peach tone in the shade 'light to medium' does an amazing job at hiding dark under eye circles and truly brightens the entire area up! I apply this product to my under eye area and then blend with my beauty blender. I let it set for a minute, then apply concealer and set with translucent powder (which I'm about to tell you more about, so keep reading). I genetically have extremely dark under eye circles, which I swear are no longer visible after using these three products together. My under eyes have NEVER looked better!!

4 // TARTE SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER

The HOLY GRAIL of all concealers. Let me tell you, I've tried every concealer under the sun and this one by far takes the cake. This full coverage life saver of a product covers up even the nastiest of breakouts. I not only wear it to cover up blemishes, but also use it to coat my under-eyes after applying my Becca under eye brightening corrector. After applying both of these products, my under eye dark circles are no more!! I currently wear the shade 'Light Sand' but this usually varies depending on the time of year and how tan I am. 

5 // LA MER TRANSLUCENT POWDER

This is that magical translucent powder I mentioned above. Pricey, but 100% worth it. It is my favorite powder to set my under-eyes with because it doesn't sink into any fine lines and gives you such a flawless finish. I've had problems in the past with translucent powders looking extremely "cakey" on my skin and making me look way older than I am. This one on the other hand goes on very light and even. Oh, and it also looks amazing in photos!!

6 // LANCOME SUPER-ENHANCING MASCARA PRIMER

The first and only mascara primer I will ever wear. I didn't even know priming your mascara was a thing, but this producttruly makes all the difference. It makes your lashes look super long and extra thick!! Apply this to your lashes and let it sit about 30 seconds before applying your mascara. Soon you'll have people asking if those are your "real lashes" because this stuff is truly THAT GOOD!

7 // IT COSMETICS MASCARA

Just recently switched to this mascara and I am loving it so far! It's darkens, thickens and lengthens AKA everything you ever want in a mascara. I've also noticed that it doesn't dry up as fast as other mascaras I've used in the past. This product gets an A+ in my book and is definately worth trying!

8 // TOM FORD 'THE ULTIMATE BRONZER'

I had been debating purchasing this product for the longest time. I had heard people RAVE about this bronzer but just couldn't justify the price. During a trip to Atlanta I decided to finally pull the trigger and purchased the shade 'Gold Dust.' The first time I applied this product to my face, I instantly knew that it was worth the splurge. What makes it so special? It blends like no other and literally looks like part of your skin. It's very natural looking and gives your skin the most amazing gold glow that looks like a total dream. I read reviews online that said even the mini size of this product lasts around two years, so I can't even imagine how long this huge container is going to last me! Totally in love!!!


-Carlyle Thornton

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