British and fabulous, Charlotte Tilbury is a make-up artist extraordinaire with over 20 years of A-list experience. One of the most hotly anticipated beauty launches in recent years, there has been so much hype over the launch of her signature make-up range that it almost had the opposite effect on me. Almost, but not quite.
I was wandering through Selfridges when I was back in London over the summer, on my way for one of the very good salt beef sandwiches that are made to order in their Brass Rail café (I love how this is a beauty post but I can still squeeze in a food mention)…when I happened upon her small concession in the bustling Beauty Hall.
I bought three things and I am in love with them ALL. In a world where products – more often than not – under deliver, this is not something to be taken lightly.
First up is the beautiful and beautifully packaged Filmstar Bronze and Glow which really does give you killer cheekbones by way of shading, highlighting and, crucially, blending (click the product link above and there’s a great video demo with detailed application tips). If you only buy one thing from her range, this is it.
A NBF in my evening make-up routine, I love how its art deco packaging looks almost like a Willie Wonker golden ticket:
The shot at the very top of the post is also part of its packaging.
I was rather pushed for time, but managed to snatch up a Colour Chameleon, in Golden Quartz, just as I was paying. It’s the only thing I wear on my eyes by day, (if I can be bothered) plus it’s great for evenings. It says ‘for hazel eyes’ on the packaging – mine are blue – but it works a treat. The one she actually suggested for blue peepers was a bit too gold and bling for me to enjoy using day to day.
My last purchase was her two tone blusher, Cheek to Chic, which comes in a retro case and has a pop of colour in its centre. I dropped mine within about a week and it has ended up looking like this:
Mr Changmoh is in London at the moment and has been tasked with bringing me one back in ‘Love Glow’ which is perfect for people with pale, ghostly skin.
Has anyone else bought anything from Charlotte’s range? Did you love it? Hate it? Let me know!