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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand; 8 Hours sleep in 2 clicks???

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!
First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference: in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand
Brand: Charlotte Tilbury

Name: Mini Miracle Eye Wand

Coverage: Light to Medium
Shade: 4 - described as a golden peach shade for tan to deep skin tones with warm undertones that works with Light Wonder Dark 10 and Magic Foundation Shades 9 and 9.5.

Swatch:
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand Swatch
What The brand says: DYNAMIC DUO LIFT & LIGHT REFLECTOR; Five years in the making, my genius MINI MIRACLE EYE WAND is the antidote to tired, dull and exhausted under-eyes. It is the perfect 5 actions in 1 Miracle Wand for everyone – because the whole world is tired! When you are tired the colour drains from your face making you appear more sallow, grey with dark circles around your eyes. MINI MIRACLE EYE WAND creates the appearance of 8 hours sleep in two clicks by expertly covering dark circles and lines, smoothing out bags or hollows, brightening the eye contour and hydrating the skin’s surface for a dewy, luminous finish.
CLICK 1: The hydrating Eye Cream is enriched with specially-tailored under-eye agents that make the skin feel firmer and tauter.
CLICK 2: Inspired by photographer’s silver light reflector the light-weight ultra-brilliant light reflector is packed with “a million lights” micro-particles that brighten shadows, conceal discolouration and diffuse the appearance of under-eye hollows.


Wear time (with/without primer): This has great wear time, even if the rest of my face is a little shiny, I don't find that an issue under the eye where this is applied. But my under eye area is not oily, like my T-zone on my combination skin, this does not crease on me either (again not usually an issue for me anyway).

Price (ml): £29 for 3ml

Pros: Great for travel
Lightweight
None cakey
5 shades
Eye cream contains; Shea Butter extract, Jojoba oil, Olive oil, Sweet Almond oil, Hyaluronic acid to name a few.
Cons: Expensive for a small amount of product
Darker end of shade range could be extended
Does contain some alcohol in the eye cream, although a little further down the list
Eye brightener contains talc and silicone

Suitable Skin Types: All

Ingredients: To be updated
Oxidation: None

Any Other Information: This shade is said to work with Light Wonder Dark 10 and Magic Foundation Shades 9 and 9.5, on the Charlotte Tilbury website, but I am shade 11 in Magic foundation and this shade works great for me. It's also nice that the eye cream contains
Conclusion: This works great in conjunction with the Magic Foundation and really does brighten the under eye and disguise bags. The eye cream feels really nice and soothing, I have applied this before and after applying foundation (prefer application before foundation), as I feel it can do the most being applied closer to the skin and prevents the applicator from getting dirty. The eye brightener gives light to medium coverage, if you need something heavy duty, you will need to apply this after your usual concealer.  I think the addition of the eye cream is great if you have really dry skin under your eyes, as you can apply the cream during the day without disrupting your make-up too much, and reintroduce moisture to the area. It loses points on the price point for the amount of product though, then again Charlotte Tilbury is a luxury brand.

*Rating: Lust

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