Whilst I haven’t written many updates I’m happily working on my #19for2019 and have many in progress tasks. However during the summer holidays I was able to tick off number 9, have a makeover.
I chose this task as over the past few years I have become more and more aware of ethical and environmental effects of my make up. Last year one of my successes of my #18for2018 was to have a cruelty free make up bag and this included boycotting those companies who promoted cruelty free but then sold in China where all products are tested on animals in compulsory state tests. I have found some great brands but I did miss the high quality make up and glitz of the glam make up counters and wanted an opportunity to refresh my look.
After research I discovered that the ethics of Charlotte Tilbury matched mine and they were on my list to try. Unfortunately CT make up is only stocked in their own shops in London or at John Lewis and being an expensive buy I really wanted to see and test it rather than buying online. Fortunately my parents live near a John Lewis and after some careful planning on a recent visit my parents took the children to the trampoline park after we had done the dreaded school shoe shop (and it was grim!) and I had the opportunity to book in for a makeover at Charlotte Tilbury in John Lewis. It was a wonderful hour, the make up artist (and she was so good, sales assistant wouldn’t describe her skill and knowledge) listened to what look I wanted, a very natural, relaxed look with my eyes being my favourite feature. She gave fantastic advice on application, handy little hints and most importantly gave me the confidence to replicate the simple look at home. I learnt lots about the products and have a list of special little treats which I hope to add to my Christmas list. The makeover was perfect, minimal with fantastic eyes. The makeover is £35 but this is refunded against any purchase so it was a ‘free’ experience. I did buy a few items and love using them daily, they create a look I adore.