Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A Taste of Tilbury

Good day ladies and gents! Today I am bursting with excitement to show you my first taste of Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics. I've been lusting after this makeup collection for quite some time and the minute I found out that shipping was available to Canadians, I was all over it. For those of you who don't know, Charlotte Tilbury is a world reknown makeup artist who has done some of my favorite makeup looks of all time. She has worked with some big names in the past (inclduing Tom Ford) to formulate some top knotch products. Charlotte's signature makeup looks are always incredibly sexy and her trademark includes a beautifully contoured face and a sexy feline eye.

Since the release of her makeup line, she has created ten iconic looks that correspond with the products. The looks are inspired by beauty icons of today (Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Rihanna) as well as silver screen stars of the past (think Marilyn, Audrey, Brigette). Her Youtube channel has a multitude of videos broken down simply, so us simple folk can re-create the looks at home (Check out her Youtube channel here for oodles of inspiration). I totally stand by her philosophy in that makeup is a secret weapon to create the best version of ourselves. 

I could literally talk about these products all day, but in the interest of time and the length of this post I`m going to give a very short and sweet mini review of each item I purchased:

This palette is the warm reddy brown quad seen on top in the picture above. The pigmentation is fantastic and the colors blend together as beautifully as a cream eyeshadow. If you are looking for a great autumn palette, look no further. This is the one. Also, if you have green or blue eyes, this palette makes your eye color pop! Note: these shadows are not done justice with my hand swatch, they look much better on the eyes!

Another beautiful eyeshadow quad featuring four gorgeous matte shades. This is perfect for creating a pretty day time eye or can be used to build up a sexy smoldering eye. Matte eyeshadows are my favorite and these are some of the best I`ve tried! Again, this looks amazing on any eye color.

A gorgeous neutral pink nude that would look great on any skin tone. Penelope Pink is swatched on the far left on my hand. This has become the perfect nude color that doesn't wash me out or make me look like I'm wearing concealer on my lips. The formula is thicker than I am used to but this helps the lipstick to last quite a long time and it still manages not to dry out the lips. Make sure to exfoliate the lips before slapping these on as it can accentuate dry patches on the lips. 

Another beautiful shade which is a pretty rosy pink. Bitch Perfect is the middle swatch on my hand. This lipstick is very close to my natural lip color but definitely pinker. I absolutely love the cheeky name of the shade and think that this is one of those colors that you could put on with any makeup look and look polished and pretty. Again, it can accentuate dryness so make sure to apply a good lip balm underneath. 

I had low expectations for this gloss after hearing others state that it was incredibly sticky but I have to disagree. It's definitely a heavier, thicker gloss but not in the sense that it feels sticky or drying to me. I've heard that it`s a similar texture to the MAC lipglasses (which I may have to check out). I love the color of the seduction gloss, a great neutral pink with a touch of peach and brown to make it extremely wearable. This gloss looks amazing layered over both lipstick shades. 

How could I forget to photograph this little number?! This is definitely the best lip liner I've ever tried because it blends into my lips and completely mimics the natural pigment of my lips. I really hate the look of visible lip liner but this one manages to camoflage itself while creating the perfect lip shape. The lipsticks manage to look even prettier with the liner underneath. 

I don't know what it is that makes Charlotte Tilbury products so special but I'm definitely impressed with the quality of the products. I think she's finally done something different in the beauty world without complicating the process. These products have been designed for women of all skill sets and anyone could watch her videos and easily recreate the look. Something else I'm noticing about the line as a whole is how completely wearable all of her products are. The lipsticks all have a small amount of brown pigment in them to help the colors look beautiful and believable on the lips while the quads have been chosen to blend together seamlessly for eye looks that don't require much thought. 

I look forward to picking up some more items from the line, but have set a rule to use up some current products before I spend any more money on the Charlotte Tilbury line, however tempting that may be.

Have you tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Thanks for reading.

NOTE: I purchased my products from Beautylish and it was the fastest shipping to Newfoundland I've ever experienced! Not to mention the best customer service ever! 


  1. I'm so jealous! I really want to get some products from her line, but I'm going to wait a bit longer to get something. I'm on a low-buy and there's some other things I need to get first before I can splurge on Charlotte Tilbury's stuff. I'm so excited though! Everything looks amazing

    1. I'm really happy with everything and I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I do when you get to try it for yourself :) Thanks for commenting doll! Charlotte has certainly met my expectations :) xo