I’m having a lazy day and am still in bed at lunch time. Living the dream. The new series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is on Hay-U. And pregnancy pains make this the most comfy place to sit. Now I’m on maternity leave, it’s great to be able to take things at a slower pace. It’s all been a bit quiet on the blogging front and I haven’t written anything in weeks. But I’m back today with a new post, about a new skincare / makeup product I have tried (and loved). The Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, tinted moisturiser.
I recently posted about the fact I’m not purchasing any new makeup. This was a replacement for my current moisturiser, which ran out. The Blue Lagoon mineral moisturising cream, which I have used for years. Annoyingly they’ve changed the formula and so it’s pretty bulk standard now. Not worth the expensive shipping and hassle.
The chance to treat myself was a welcome pick me up. So I waddled down to the Charlotte Tilbury counter to try Healthy Glow, a tinted moisturiser I thought sounded perfect. With only weeks left before baby’s arrival, I’ve been on the hunt for time saving beauty hacks. I’ve written before that I only have two modes, full makeup or absolutely nothing. And I want to change that.
Healthy Glow Application
I’m so glad I went to buy this in person, as the MUA showed me how to use it. The product comes out white at first, then once blended orange pigment starts to show. Initially the product is a really bright orange colour. But as you continue to massage it into the skin, the colour tones down and blends with your skin tone.
I use a small amount and apply with my fingers, blending each as I go.
I wear shade 4 of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. And do find this product blends perfectly for my skin tone.
However, unlike most other Charlotte Tilbury products I don’t think Healthy Glow would work well for a lot of people. Anyone with very pale skin would likely find it too orange. And it would be ineffective for darker skin tones. It’s a shame as it’s such a great product, I hope she will extend the shades to suit all.
Healthy Glow doesn’t feel like the most hydrating moisturiser. So I find it works best used after a more heavy duty moisturiser, although I am experiencing dry skin in pregnancy. I absolutely love how this looks on the skin. It brightens and gives the appearance of healthy, naturally glowing skin. Unlike foundation, it doesn’t settle into dry areas or look too heavy. It also feels really lightweight to wear.
On days with a new baby, or when rushing to get out the house, makeup will be an after thought. I love that this is so easy to apply and part of a routine I do every morning without fail. It’s truly effortless. And of all the makeup I wear, I find a base and bit of coverage and colour makes the biggest difference to how I feel. And how awake I look.
I find that Charlotte Tilbury features heavily amongst my favourite products at the moment. Do you have any time saving beauty hacks or must-try products you can share with me?