Having recently entered the makeup scene, I had no clue about Charlotte Tilbury. I only knew that she was a sassy red head worth knowing. After doing much research, I found that statement disrespectful to her as an artist. Which comes to no surprise that her line has created such a buzz throughout the summer. Come September, it seemed as though everyone wanted to use products designed by the woman who has worked with countless brands, models and celebrities.
Her collection is pretty extensive and covers just about everything you’d need in order to apply an entire face without using a different brand. The only exception I found was that the line is missing an eyebrow powder or gel. That aside, everything is gorgeously packaged in a vintage hollywood theme with rose gold accents.
With so many items to choose from, I decided to try items I’d use for a quick 5 minute face.
First, I picked out the Cheek to Chic ; Ecstasy blush with a coral hue. I have to agree the products design looks like a nipple. Jokes aside, the blush offers two tones for a perfect application with each use. Honestly, before seeing this product I didn’t consider “how to properly apply blush” as a mystery. According to Charlotte Tilbury , in order to achieve the right amount of artificial inner glow, you need to follow two steps when applying: first applying the outer color as a blush base and then popping on the center color to the apples of ones cheeks. This blush is perfect for a natural look seeing as the product applies in a way that is impossible to accidentally go overboard. Of her 8 shades, I did notice none of them appear to be matte. They do however, vary from iridescent to very glittery.
The second item I chose was the Filmstar Bronze and Glow (16 g/0.56 oz, made in Italy)Face Sculpt and Highlight. Out of all the items in her line, this was the one I truly wanted. The compact includes an iridescent bronzer for sculpting and a highlighter. Not only does it look gorgeous it applies ever so lightly without emphasizing the appearance of one’s pores. I feel like she really did put the time and effort to make these products for the everyday woman. Let’s face it, the majority of us would love to look killer each and every day without having the unfortunate experience of looking like a clown in public because we lacked the proper technique.
Makeup is ironic seeing as one product can make one person look like a goddess and another person look ridiculous. These products however, are a universal toned and can be used for highlighting, contouring or warmth. Depending on your preference of application this product does not appear harsh or fake. This is not to say, that with a heavy hand this cannot be accomplished if desired, but definitely not something on accident.
I also picked up the Color Chameleon Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil: Bronzed Garnet. She does provide suggestions for which cream eyeshadow to use for your personal eye color, but I did not follow her suggestion for green eyes. Instead, I chose a lovely deep and rich bronzed cream eyeshadow pencil. I have a love hate relationship with this product seeing as I hate that it does not perform it’s job yet looks great. Unfortunately, this eyeshadow sets quickly, and doesn’t blend easily like the blush or the bronzer. I did discover that the eye shadow is perfect as an eye liner because it doesn’t feather and it is very long lasting. Once this baby is on, it stays on.
While at the Nordstrom event, I did manage to grab a sample of her famous Magic Cream. To be honest I haven’t used it, but I can say it does have a floral scent. (I may post something later, if it really is something worth considering).
To wrap this up, during my haul I also picked up the Lipstick: Bitch Perfect, which is a beautiful coral nude. The girl at Nordstrom suggested that I also get the Lip Liner: Lip Cheat in Pink Venus to complete the lip and after seeing the finished results I couldn’t resist. The lipstick is a creamy matte that feels comfortable on the lips and wears for several hours. I feel as though the lip liner helps extend the wear time. Personally, I found the lip liner was too dry and uncomfortable if used alone,which is sad because of how pretty the lip combination looks.
Have you guys tried the Charlotte Tilbury line?
I’d love to hear your thoughts