When I wandered into Selfridges Oxford Street a few weeks ago, it was for one reason only, to find the Charlotte Tilbury counter, and oh boy did I find it.
I might as well start this post by patting myself on the back and congratulating myself on making some of the best purchasing decisions of my makeup life that day. All of these products are insanely good and I have worn these products every single day since I bought them. Yep. Every day.
The filmstar glow is superb. A contour shade that is beautifully pigmented, so just a few dabs of a brush into the bronze will give you just enough powder for application. It blends like a dream and creates the most perfect cheek hollow contour. Then the highlighter is again so pigmented, that just a sweep of the brush will transfer a moonbeam glow to your cheek bones. The two shades together are stunning and are totally fool proof. It is by far my favourite contour kit I have ever tried. Pricey, but so worth it.
The Cheek to Chic blusher was something I ummed and ahhed over for about 20 minutes. There are 6 shades to choose from and they all had something special. But I was after something subtle as the number of pink or peach blushers I own now is ridiculous. So I wanted something quite neutral, subtle and natural. First Love was the blusher I went for, with a very light colour, shimmer and no obvious pink or peach payoff. This blusher is instead just a very subtle rose with undertones of beige, making it absolutely beautiful on the cheeks. Rather than covering your perfect contour in colour, it works so harmoniously with the contour shade, just highlighting the apples of the cheeks and creating a subtle yet gorgeous flush. It is more perfect that I imagined when I was swatching it. I have literally worn this every day since. You can see the contour kit and the blush being worn on the image above.
The colour chameleons are also absolutely brilliant. I am not wearing them in the image above, stupidly, but I have been playing around with using them all over the lid, in the outer corners blended or even just as a liner, and in any way you use them the colour and the final effect is flawless. I generally apply them to the area I want them in and I’ll use a fluffy brush to blend them outwards, creating a cat eye, blending them over the crease or to just smoke them out. You need to work quickly though, as when they set, these are set for around 14 hours. They wont budge.
The Dark Pearl is a deep purple and bronze shade, so it almost looks like a murky purple. But when it catches the light, you can see browns, purples and a shimmer to the finish, it is just absolutely beautiful. I have been wearing this on the outer corners blended half way across the eyelid with some champagne shimmer eyeshadow in the inner corner. I wore it the other day and stupidly didn’t take a picture, and immediately my mum commented on how lovely my eye make up was. It isnt too shimmery, but glistens with a satin finish and I couldnt recommend it any more. The amber haze is just as beautiful, similar to amber lights from Mac, with an orange toned bronze finish which I couldn’t leave behind. Perfect for a bronzed eye all over, some champagne to the inner corner and a dark brown, like Mac Woodwinked, to the outer corner. Or you could just wash this over the lid, blend it out and add more colour to the outer edge for intensity. Oh they’re just perfect and I already have my eye on two more!
What are your thoughts on Charlotte Tilbury? I think she is making massive waves and her collections are going to be cult buys soon!