Friday, September 12, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Haul & Review

I am so excited to share with you my first purchases from Charlotte Tilbury! Charlotte is a UK based celebrity makeup artist who launched her own makeup line last year in the UK. After seeing some of her products in action on various blogs and YouTube videos I was just dying to get my hands on some! Alas, they were only sold in the UK and with the shipping and outrageous exchange rate they were just way out of the budget! I follow her on social media and was SO excited to find out that her line was finally coming to the US this fall! The line is now sold at Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, BeautylishBergdorf Goodman and her own new US Website. Heres what I picked up:

Filmstar Bronze & Glow

This is the product I was most excited about. It is a sculpting and highlight kit that Charlotte uses on her celebrity clients to shade and highlight features to achieve red carpet ready looks.

The swatches didn't come out that great in the picture but trust me its gorgeous in person. Sculpt is a warm, bronzey contour shade while Highlight is a celestial champagne beige. Both sides have a slight hint of shimmer but it is extremely finely milled and adds a bit of natural glow in all the right places. I've even used it for a simple eye look with highlight on my lids and brow bone with sculpt in the crease. Can we please talk about the packaging!? This is probably the prettiest makeup packaging I own. Charlotte modeled the Filmstar Bronze & Glow after the glam cigarette cases of the 1920's. Its art deco inspired with a modern twist with the Rose Gold color.

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate, Hepburn Honey and Bitch Perfect

Charlotte describes her lipsticks as having "fallen from the lipstick tree" which is an anti-oxidant that "naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible." She developed 10 shades that were inspired by fashion icons. The formula is soft and highly pigmented and leaves the lips with a slightly luminous finish thats very comfortable to wear.

Nude Kate - This is a beautiful nude shade, inspired by Kate Moss. Its a lighter nude but leans more on the peachy side so it doesn't give you that dead lips look. Its one I would describe as "the perfect nude" that will go with any look.

Hepburn Honey - This is a darker honey-toned nude, inspired by Audrey Hepburn. It is slightly darker than the nudes I usually gravitate towards. Although its a darker nude that leans more brown its not too dark for my skin tone and I've been really liking colors like this for fall.

Bitch Perfect - This is a light pink-coral shade. I just love the name! Its one of those your lips but better shades that make you look fresh and put together.

These are definitely luxury beauty items. I'd put them in the same category as Chanel or YSL, as in the price is high but so is the quality. The rose gold packaging is just so pretty and luxurious. This is really only the tip of the Charlotte Tilbury iceberg. There are a lot of other products on my wishlist that I have yet to try such as the Magic Cream, Wonderglow primer, Cheek to Chic blushes and her eyeshadow quads.

I purchased mine through Beautylish and I wanted to share that they are running a promotion for new customers where you get $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more. Any little bit helps!


  1. I love the "nude kate" color!

    Petite yet Chic

    1. Its really gorgeous and natural!