If you love makeup, you will (hopefully!) have heard of Charlotte Tilbury. She is an amazing Makeup Artist, born and trained in London and she has worked with some of the best photographers, models and publications in the world. She has also worked with several beauty brands during her career and in 2013 she finally launched her own makeup range. This has grown exponentially since then and now includes a skincare range as well! In that time, she has won numerous awards and continues to create new and wonderful products for us!
If you have never seen or tried her ranges, you are without doubt missing out! From the design of her packaging to the quality of the products, everything she creates exudes beauty, elegance, sophistication and glamour. I first discovered her when her brand arrived at Selfridges in Birmingham and she displayed all her looks. There are 10 in total (so far) and as soon as I saw them I was hooked. I immediately bought The Golden Goddess gift box and since that day I have kept a close watch on everything she creates and releases so I can keep building my collection!
This brings me to this review. Not too long ago, I added to my Charlotte Tilbury makeup products and bought a selection of her more recent creations!
Working from top to bottom, I bought:
- Bar of Gold illuminating highlighter
- Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Cleopatra
- The Perfect Pink Kiss Lip Kit in Coachella Coral
When ordering from Charlotte Tilbury online you also receive free samples from a selection of her products, which you can choose at the time of your order. I selected a sample lipstick and a sachet of her Multi-Miracle Glow, neither of which I have used yet!
Bar Of Gold
This highlighter has been so popular that I had to apply to be added to a waiting list to receive it! That alone speaks volumes about the product! Suffice to say I was very excited when it finally arrived! This is how it looks inside the lovely rose gold box:
As you can see, the product inside is as well designed as the outside! It’s a pale gold, very finely milled highlighter which you can apply with your fingertips or a brush. I have used a few times already and it is lovely, it starts as quite a subtle highlight but can be built up to give a more obvious strobe like effect. It catches the light beautifully and stays in place once applied.
Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow
As soon as I saw this colour I knew I had to have it!
It is a beautiful teal colour, very thick and creamy to the touch. I have bought some of her other cream eyeshadows and they are easy to use – you can use a brush or your fingertips to apply them, they blend out well and still retain their colour strength. They do not move once applied and there is very little creasing which can be a problem with cream eyeshadows. I have yet to use this colour in one of my looks but will be very soon!
The Perfect Pink Kiss Lip Kit
One of the many things I love about this brand is that Charlotte has been clever in designing kits for everything! Her philosophy with makeup is to make it easy to use, easy to choose and easy to gift and I think she has achieved that with all her ranges. I especially loved the idea of a lip kit because to start her lip products are amazing but also because she removes the hard work of matching lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss shades! I have spent ages in the past trying to match these three items when looking at other makeup brands so when Charlotte Tilbury released her lip kits I was very happy! The lip kit I decided to buy was the Coachella Coral, which is a lovely coral/salmon pink kit:
I have used this kit a couple of times and all three products are lovely. The colour match is exact and they work together perfectly. The lipliner is smooth and soft when applied, provides a good amount of colour and stays in place for hours; the lipstick is very pigmented, smooth and creamy making it easy to apply and it stays in place even after eating and drinking without drying the lips; the lip gloss is the last step in the kit and is more of a sheen over the lipstick, giving an added bit of moisture and making the lips pop. The lip gloss can also be used alone if you want a more natural look and again will not dry the lips but will need to be reapplied during the day to retain the colour throughout. All in all, its an excellent kit and perfect for the coming summer months.
For completeness, I have swatched all the products too, so you can see how strong the colours are:
I hope with this review I have given you a good flavour of the Charlotte Tilbury brand! She really is inspiring and her makeup is definitely worth adding to your collection. I will soon venture into her skincare range more and I’ve no doubt it is as well made and as luxurious as her makeup! If you would like to know more about Charlotte Tilbury and her growing product line click here. You won’t regret it!