Charlotte Tilbury: My Thoughts

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The last time I received something from Charlotte Tilbury in the post I didn’t even make it all the way up the stairs, I had to sit down and explore. I was so excited!

There are very few brands that can really do this to me, I am so fortunate to have more than enough makeup but there’s something about the Charlotte Tilbury range that really makes me happier than any other (along with Tom Ford and MAC). That said here’s my quick guide on what to buy and what you can possibly skip from the CT.

The first product I ever got from the range was a Colour-coded eyeshadow quad in Dolce Vita for Christmas 2014 and this palette is now my absolute favourite quad! I can’t recommend the quads highly enough, they’re beautifully packaged with a useful mirror, the colours are perfectly selected, they’re creamy and blendable- just perfect! Dolce Vita is my absolute favourite but Golden Goddess is a close second and Vintage Vamp is stunning too.

I recently added her Colour Chameleon (Bronzed Garnet), Nocturnal Cat Eyeshadow (in The Huntress) and Rock ‘N’ Kohl (in Amber Moon) eyeliner to my collection. The Colour Chameleons are really lovely and creamy, with very wearable shades. I personally don’t love eyeshadow crayons but if you do these are a great option. I reach for mine on a regular basis as I use it to line my lower lash liner and it’s the perfect product to do this with. The Nocturnal Cat Eyeshadow came as a duo with the Rock ‘n’ Kohl and they’re probably one of the few CT products I would skip, don’t get me wrong, they’re nice but nothing overly special. The single eyeshadow isn’t as creamy as the quads and I find that the shimmer is also a little denser, the eyeliners are nice but I think you get get some which are just as nice from the drugstore.

Onto lips, I only have two lipstick and a lip liner. The Lip Cheat (lip liner) I have is in Pillow Talk which is probably her most famous, the colour is a perfect nude and I really do think it helps give a plump look to the lips. The lipsticks are also amazing, I love their rose gold packaging and the quality of the actual product is one of the best I own. I have Red Carpet Red which is a Matte Revolution (review here), very glam, true red and Hepburn Honey which is part of the Kissing range, warm toned peachy nude.

I had the Filmstar Bronze & Glow for a really long time but it is pretty pricey at £49. When I first got it I wasn’t wow’d but the more I use it the more I love it, it’s a really easy to use, natural but still beautiful contour and highlight palette. That said it’s still almost £50 which isn’t cheap, if I were to break it I probably wouldn’t run out to replace it, despite the fact I use it almost daily. I don’t have the Powder & Sculpt brush which I have heard makes this product particularly amazing.

I hadn’t heard much about the blushers before I got the Cheek to Chic in Sex On Fire, the quality is beautiful; finely milled, as pigmented as I’d like and buttery soft but this shade just isn’t quite right for me.

I also tried the Brow Lift a while back and really loved it, the Feline Flick is also really nice but just didn’t last long enough for me to justify a repurchase.

I’m hoping to add more incredible Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks to my collection over the next few months as well as try the Magic Foundation which has been top of my wishlist since it launched. Would love some CT recommendations in the comments and to hear your thoughts on the range.

11 Comments

  1. 27th January 2016 / 11:10 am

    I love Filmstar Bronze & Glow, the highlight is my every day go to when I’m in a rush getting ready to do the school run. However I found her magic foundation anything but magic! It may just be because I suffer with dry skin but I found it hard to blend and it would cake in any dry patches and around my nose I was really disappointed as so many people rave about it!

  2. 27th January 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I feel exactly the same as you about the Bronze and Glow Palette, I use it daily but am now wowed by it. The Magic Foundation on the other hand is definitely worth a try. I love it!

    Victoria

  3. 27th January 2016 / 1:11 pm

    The only thing I’ve tried from the CT range that I didn’t particularly get on with was the Full Fat Lashes mascara. It was a great mascara but I found that it flaked badly throughout the day. If it wasn’t for the flaking, I’d definitely purchase it again. My favourite item from her line is the Kissing Lipstick in Bitch Perfect – and the glosses are pretty rad too! They feel more like nourishing balms than glosses, which is perfect.

  4. 27th January 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Really helpful post as I want to try something more from CT. I bought the nocturnal cat eyes in December but its not for me, its too dark and I would even be too scared to use it on a night out. But the Colour Chameleon pencil is lovely and blends out so well. Good for daytime use. You’ve tempted me to try a lip pencil!

  5. 27th January 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I need to try that gorgeous blush! It’s too bad that they are so pricey! Great post! xx

  6. 27th January 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I recently got my first piece of Charlotte Tilbury makeup (the Magic Foundation) and I’m in love, can’t wait to try more from the line!

    alicesjournal.com

  7. Isabelle Goodall-Munroe
    27th January 2016 / 4:29 pm

    It’s safe to say that I’m incredibly jealous of your collection – it’s bloody gorgeous! I need the filmstar bronze and glow in my life, its at the top of my wishlist.

    Isabelle | http://www.isabellekategm.co.uk

  8. 27th January 2016 / 4:35 pm

    those lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous… A lot of people recommend this brand. I myself have never tried it. However, I can not wait too!

  9. 27th January 2016 / 8:10 pm

    This set is gorgeous! Gutted can’t really afford it, would be good to see dupes!

  10. 16th February 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I love Charlotte Tilbury’s products, her range is amazing! I think the flawless powder is her best thing ever! I’m hoping to get an eyeshadow quad in the next couple of weeks & may have to purchase the film star bronze & glow soon!

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