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Charlotte Tilbury makeup: First Impressions

15 November 2013 1 comment

Hiiiii :)

I am so late on the bandwagon but...

Popped into Selfridges the other day to buy Illasmasqua's Skin Base (review coming up!) and got drawn into the Charlotte Tilbury stand like a moth to a flame! There are not too many beauty brands where I like the majority of their collection. Chanel is one of them but let's be honest, what wrong can Chanel do?! haha. I strongly suspect that Charlotte Tilbury is going to become another.

I'd heard and seen photos of most of the collection but this was the first time I'd seen or swatched it in person and I really have the feeling that my bank balance is going to take a huge hit due to these; my stand outs: 

Luxury Palette Eyeshadow Quads

These are supposed to be colour coded so you know what shadow to put where but they are just gorgeous regardless. The packaging is exquisite, and the colours are so appealing to someone like me who likes everyday nudes or golden glittery things! The texture is beautiful, each shade is pigmented, not chalky, and applies to the skin like a dream. They come in at £38 each, which is level with Chanel's eyeshadow quads. I've tried to choose a favourite but just can't, I'd love to own The Dolce Vita, Golden Goddess, Uptown Girl, Sophisticate, Vintage Vamp and Glamous Muse. Only 6 of the 8 then..... 

Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash

A mix between skincare and makeup, this serum-like liquid adds amazing glow to the skin whilst containing skincare ingredients such as Sodium Hyaluronate and peptides and is the type of product that I typically would be interested in! (There's a lot more info from her website) At £38.50 for 40ml, it's not cheap.. but it looks stunning.

Filmstar Bronze and Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight

This gorgeous palette includes a contour colour, which has a slightly pearlescent finish, and a highlight, both of which are an amazing texture for powder products. The colours are on the warm side but definitely not orange in tone which is super important for creating shadow! (If you prefer something a little more ashen, try Illamasqua's cream pigment in Hollow.) Again the packaging is beautiful but this little guy is priced at a hefty £49!

Lip products:

I was really drawn to her great collection of nudes and deep reds, the colours and textures of which are amazing. My stand out products were: (from left to right in the swatches below)

Lip Lustre lipgloss in Seduction £16.50

Lip Cheat lip pencil in Pillow Talk £16

K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink £23

Lip Cheat pencil in Kiss n Tell £16

K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Night Crimson £23

Lip Cheat pencil in Savage Rose £16

Lip Lustre lipgloss in Unleash me £16.50

Overall I think it's an amazing collection and I can't believe i've left it this long before trying it! If I could create a collection of makeup, Charlotte Tilbury would pretty much be it. It's definitely a luxury brand, in quality of the products (textures, colours etc), packaging and price!!

Have you tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury or are there any pieces that tempt you??

Have a fantastic day :)