My obsession over the summer has been Charlotte Tilbury. She made a splash when she arrived at Holt Renfrew on Bloor, and the honest truth is that no makeup artist is immune to falling in love with the line.
Hiding behind the excuse that as a beauty artist I must completely immerse myself into the brand to truly understand it and make sure it will work with my bridal party … I bought myself quite a few pieces from the line, namely :
– the Rock Chick set;
– a selection of the Eyes To Mezmerize pencils;
– a couple of the Matte Revolution lipsticks;
– a selection of the kohl pencils;
– an extra eyeshadow palette;
– an extra blush; and
– an extra Fallen from the Kissing Tree lipstick.
I’m literally sitting on my hands from buying more, and I’m pretty sure Lace – a bp artist AND a makeup artist for the brand – thinks I’m nuts. Like, super nuts.
Encased in gold and/or rich brown, minimalist chic packaging, just holding the product makes you feel luxurious and in the know. But, I am very pleased to say, that the product itself also speaks volumes. The eyeshadows are super bendable and easy to wear. I favour my Rock Chick palette over my Uptown Girl, but I also love mixing and matching between the two. The colour combinations are pretty fool proof, so you can wear one or two from the palette, or go all out and play with all four!
If I’m in rush, which is like 99.9123456% of my week … I’ll stick with a swipe of the Eyes to Mesmerize Eye Pencils in Amber Haze and Golden Quartz. I’ll swipe Amber Haze first and then add some Golden Quartz to the outer corner and smudge it like a rockstar and boom … an instant “I slept in this makeup, doesn’t it look perfect?” look.
I have two nude lip shades from the line, and then two bolder colours from the Matte Revolution range. While at first I was worried that Bitch Perfect, a pinky nude, wouldn’t look good on my deeper skintone, I was actually quite surprised at how wearable it was for me. I’m currently tanned, but it doesn’t appear chalky or too light … it just sort of enhances my lip. I have yet to wear my Glastonbury lipstick, which is a matte deep wine colour, but I have played with Walk of Shame, also a matte, wearing it with full colour swiped across and also, dabbed on for a lighter softer look … love it both ways.
This probably is not the last of what I purchase from the Charlotte Tilbury line. I’m pretty positive I will go back. Again and again … and then once more after that.
I do plan to do more in depth reviews at a later date of my favourite items here and there, but wanted to share the quick snapshot of what’s happening in my makeup kit now, because you know, every beauty junkie deserves to know what’s up!