Charlotte Tilbury: what's inside the pretty packaging?
You asked, so here I am with a review of some Charlotte Tilbury’s products that I’ve tried. This brand has been on my radar since it’s launch, probably a good few years ago. It claimed to make all your makeup dreams come true & can we just appreciate how gorgeous the packaging looks? Who wouldn’t want those products on your vanity? However, makeup is not only packaging, it’s much more, so let’s see if the products actually worked (for me!).
First thing I tried from Charlotte was the matte revolution lipstick in pillow talk. I was drawn to the nude pink shade and also, I heard so much about her lip cheat (lip liner) in pillow talk and how it makes your lips look bigger than they are, that I had to give this lipstick a try. I cannot say it makes my lips look bigger, I suppose you still have to overdraw them a bit with a liner for that look, but I absolutely love the actual lipstick. The formula is matte, so it means that it stays on you lips for longer, however, it is not drying at all! I am actually very impressed by this formula because as far as my lipstick try-ons go, matte lipsticks always dry your lips at least a little, but this one doesn’t seem to do so. Love!
Secondly, I was introduced to Light Wonder foundation (I use the shade 3, but probably could do with a shade lighter). It is a very lightweight formula which I like, it has SPF15 (you still need more, but at least there’s something), but it covers your imperfections. It is also, extremely glowy product, which I like, but I know tht not many people like that look and especially if you have oily skin, I don't think that this would be the best thing gor you. Moreover, I wouldn’t say it is the best choice for very problematic skin either as it is not extremely high coverage, but if you want to hide a bit of redness, even out your skin tone & cover a couple of spots, it’s your guy. The only thing is, I think it breaks me out.. I am not 100% sure, so I need to test it more in terms of that!
Thirdly, I heard so much about Charlotte’s eye products that I had to try something out. I chose her Eyes to Mesmerize in Betty & Rock ’n’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown. I am all for golden and bronze eyeshadow looks, so Betty seemed like a no brainer & I heard so many positive reviews. It’s a very sparkly and glittery product. If you pack a lot of product on your lids, it will look intense, but in a good way. At first, I tried just to have a wash of colour on my eyes, but it creased very badly. No, I didn’t use eye primer because I don’t have one, but that might help, I guess. Then, I covered my eyeballs with the stuff and it didn’t seem to crease as much. My final thoughts - it looks very beautiful on the eyes, the shade is gorgeous, but if it didn’t crease, I would recommend it 100%. I am not an eyeliner girl, I simply don’t have time and patience for it, but I couldn’t resist the Rock ’n’ Kohl. It claims to be slight shimmery (but in a very subtle way) and enhance your eye look like nothing you ever tried before. Well, I must say, I love this thing! It’s very soft, so glides on like a dream. What I usually do is draw a slim liner from the middle of my eyelid to towards the outer corner & I smudge it with a small brush. Sometimes I even attempt a tiny cat eye flick. This technique definitely enhances my eyes and you don’t need great eyeliner skills to achieve it because I have 0.
So, I hope you enjoyed this post and hearing my thoughts on Charlotte Tilbury products. To conclude, I would say that I like them and recommend them if you can afford them. They are on the pricier side of things, but I truly think you get what you pay for. See ya!