Charlotte Tilbury – a brand whose products make you utter an ‘ooh’ when you lift every product. It is very easy to get stuck in Charlotte’s Web when you stop by the counter and her products always leave you wanting more. Not only is it a brand with beautiful, glimmering and not to mention addictive products but it is run by an absolutely amazing lady, Charlotte Tilbury (MBE!).
Charlotte Tilbury for those of you who don’t know is a living, breathing make up artist. Her love of make up began when she was just 13 when she tried mascara for the first time. I think we can all remember the very first time we played with makeup and the difference mascara made to our lives. Throughout the years Charlotte has worked with the industry’s best and most creative from Mary Greenwell to Tom Ford and has gathered up an amazing amount of experience allowing her to become the World’s Number One Make Up Artist. All her credits aside, at the end of the day she is an absolute BOSS and has created an absolutely amazing brand.
Warning! I have lots of favourite products…
Magic Cream, £70
Of course this one is going to appear on my list. I have always been a skincare geek and as soon as Charlotte marched on to the market I had to get my hands on this little pot of goodness that promised amazing benefits for the skin. I had heard lots about the cream before it was even out for sale as she used it on all of her amazing model and celebrity clients. The reason I liked the sound of it so much is because it’s designed to suit everyone. Do you ever go to discuss skincare at your favourite counter and there are SO many creams you don’t know what to pick? Good news, Charlotte Tilbury has done the leg work for you and created a jar of magic that suits everyone and appeals to all skin types.
100% of users agreed that their tired and dull skin was transformed so you just know that this cream will be amazing. Personally I have dehydrated skin that has a tendency to get very red when not cared for properly. When I used this cream my redness just washes away to create a perfect base for makeup to be applied to. I wouldn’t dare touch my skin with makeup unless this is applied. The Hyaluronic Acid seals in moisture so your skin stays hydrated and supple throughout the day while the Rosehip, Camellia Oils and Vitamin E is what transforms your dull complexion leaving your skin bright and youthful.
Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask, £38
I have talked about Charlotte Tilbury’s sheet masks before however, this time I am going to talk about the Bronze & Glow Mask. I never put fake tan on my face for fear of my skin drying out and considering I always have it on my body as I am so pale, my face in turn always looks ghostly white. This mask is perfect for anyone similar to me with their tanning habits as it gives you the perfect sunkissed glow and you can use it as many times a week as you like depending on how dark you like your facial tan. I tend to use it once every other night as I always like a faint colour on my skin. You could use it once a week or every night, personal preference!
Not only does it do exactly what it says on the tin in giving you a perfect bronzed glow but Oat Kernel Extract actually reduces redness and soothes skin while protecting and hydrating the skin and Blackcurrant Seed Oil gives bio-mimetic conditioning to your skin ensuring a flawless finish each time.
Watch Charlotte’s Bronzed and Glowing Makeup Tutorial using Bronze & Glow Mask here
Supermodel Body Highlighter, £45
Never before have I covered myself in a product that has made me stare at my own limbs so much. Why should highlight stop at your cheekbones, you can highlight your whole body with this body shimmer? Allow this cooling roller ball tip to glide effortlessly all over your body to coat yourself in liquid gold. Aside from making you look unbelievable there is so much going on under the surface of this product. Containing FermiBlend Supermodel Body protects the collagen fibers in the skin making your skin look firmer and more toned. It streamlines limbs and makes your skin look seriously smooth while caffeine detoxes the skin and diminishes any puffiness.
As if that’s not enough, it contains Aloe Vera to soothe and comfort while Menthol has a cooling sensation to help stimulate blood circulation. Yeah, I know right? Makes you want to buy 12 of them.
Watch Charlotte apply Supermodel Body here
Eyes To Mesmerise ‘Bette’, £22
Meet my ‘oh crap, I’m running late’ product which is pretty much what I use on the daily. I absolutely love this eyeshadow whether it’s on its own or as a base for one of Charlotte’s eyeshadow palettes on top it always looks effortlessly perfect. Apply with your finger or a brush whatever you prefer for a gloriously bronzed lid. This is my favourite shade from the range but there are plenty to choose from if bronzes and browns aren’t your thing.
The water infused formula has a cooling effect on the eyes so will never feel too thick or like you are wearing too much. It doesn’t crease and doesn’t wear off, which is a triumph in itself for a cream eyeshadow pot. Vitamin E hydrates making it absolute perfection for anyone with dryer lids also. Stop, I know what you’re thinking – ‘but my eyes are too wrinkly for shimmers or creams.’ Number one, stop talking nonsense your eyes are beautiful and two, soft-focus illuminating pigments smooth over lines and imperfections for a more youthful finish. You’re welcome.
Watch Charlotte’s Eyes To Mesmerise Bette Tutorial here
Legendary Brows, £18.50
There was a time when brows were just brows, hairy things above our eyes. Then all of a sudden brows were massive, quite literally. I am a fan of a more fluffier brow and considering I have barely any hair on my eyebrows this product was sent from heaven down to me to save my brows. The brush is so fine that it picks up hairs you don’t even realise you have! My makeup never feels complete without a few lashings of this on my brows. It can be worn alone or alongside your other brow products but you know when you use something like a brown pencil, it almost flattens your hairs? Using a brow gel will make them look nice and 3D and fuller and my brows never feel crunchy from too much product as you really need so little.
The gel contains volumising Magic Elasticizing Wax, nourishing Vitamin E, strengthening Castor Oil and natural pigments that lift and tint.
Watch Charlotte create amazing fluffy brows in seconds here
K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick, £24
I always seem to end up in the shades ‘Penelope Pink’ (pictured) or ‘Hepburn Honey’ but the entire range is stunning. Really though, what sets Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks apart from the rest? Aside from a beautiful array of shades the lipsticks contain a stunning blend of waxes that allow the lipstick to glide on without dragging across the lip and drying the lip out. The light diffusing pigments gives your lips a multi dimensional finish leaving them looking full and luminous.
Charlotte has a wide range of lipstick formulas including Matte Revolution containing the ever so coveted Pillowtalk and the Hot Lips range so there really is something for everyone’s taste depending on the finish and colour you like.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49
Okay, so if any of you follow me on Instagram you will know by now that I use this all day every day and it is my favourite product in my makeup bag let alone from Charlotte Tilbury. It is hard to find a bronzer that doesn’t leave you resembling a wotsit so that’s why the Filmstar palette always features in my daily makeup routine.
The bronzer is a blend of pearl and pigment to help contour your face and give you that gorgeous sunkissed glow and the highlighter has a golden base which will flatter everyone . If it’s a glow you’re after you can look no further than this palette as you are guaranteed healthy, radiant skin.
See for yourselves, watch Wayne Goss this time show you how to use it here
I have really had to reign it in talking about my favourites from Charlotte Tilbury as there are simply so many but there are my ride or die products from the brand. Charlotte is no stranger to featuring in my previous blogs, you can read about the famous Airbrush Flawless Finish powder in my top 5 powders. and the Wonderglow in my top 5 primers for dry skin.
AND for those of you who are local to me (Northern Ireland) you can visit me in House of Fraser, Belfast at the Charlotte Tilbury counter!