Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Product Review

 The Harvey Nichols Black Friday deals caught me. I haven't been excited about makeup in a fairly long time, it is more of a routine for me rather than something to play around with. However since I am working many hours over Christmas, I thought I would treat myself to feel a bit more polished for work. I decided to go with Charlotte Tilbury, beforehand I had only one full sized product which was the classic Cheek To Chic blush which I use everyday. I attended the brand's masterclass at the start of the year and really enjoyed having an insight to the brand.

Charlotte's Superstar Glow HighlighterI used to use Becca's Champagne Pop religiously when I was younger and highlighter was one of my favourite makeup steps. For some reason, I stopped using it all together this year. I didn't even pack my highlighter brush with me to university. But I was fancying a change and switch up in my routine. I couldn't decide between this and Charlotte's Magic Star which is a gold alternative. Superstar Glow was chosen as I felt as though this would suit my fair complexion better. This powder is huge, as tall as the WonderGlow primer for reference. The product itself is very pretty, nothing too blinding like the 2016 trend but still lifts your face giving you the angel look Charlotte is known for. 

'Walk of No Shame' Jewel Pot
Next up is a pressed eye pigment. Shimmery eyes haven't been part of my look for a while but with the festive season already here I thought they were worth a shot. This is my favourite makeup packaging I have ever seen - stunning. This little pot sitting near you makes you feel like a princess. Better still, the fall out from this product is minimal. I used a sparkly eyeshadow from my Morphe 35M palette and there was more glitter under my eye than on my lid. I didn't use an eye primer, just a dot of concealer underneath. This lasted an impressive amount of time. I mean 8am until 11pm with a retail shift in-between. I found it only to crease if I didn't apply concealer as a base but when I do, genuinely no issues. Five stars.

Wonderglow Primer
Another product I was very excited about was this primer. I have tried it before as I was gifted a mini tube at the Masterclass. Just like back in February, the product didn't disappoint. This is very glowy, with gold shimmer running throughout. It makes you look healthy and radiant without being over the top. I tried this under two different foundations (L'Oréal True Match and Estee Lauder's Double Wear) and it worked brilliantly. 

Lip Cheat lip liner in the shade 'Hot Gossip'
Here we have the 'Lip Cheat' lip liner in the shade 'Hot Gossip'. It was a little tricky telling the liners apart online as they all seemed pretty similar, whether I was on the official website or looking at Google Images. I opted for this shade as it appeared the most peach toned. I use Sephora's 'Deep Brown' lip liner like there is no tomorrow so I fancied a change in tone. Just like all of the products I have tried so far, this is so pretty. Very creamy, easy to hold and long-lasting. I will be trying out different shades in the future.

Collagen Lip Bath in the shade 'Rosy Glow'
The last two products were gifted as part of Harvey Nichols' Black Friday promotion (hence why I got caught out). This is the 'Collagen Lip Bath' in the shade 'Rosy Glow'. First of all, the applicator wand is a heart. So adorable. It is actually fairly easy to use since the shape is basically two normal applicators put together. I like lip gloss a lot, my favourite being the Fenty gloss formula in the shade 'Fenty Glow'. This gloss is nice, but I prefer the Fenty alternative. I find that this one doesn't last as long. However, if collagen is a big selling point for you, this may be a better choice. I am personally not too interested in lip plumping products especially since I always line my lips. That being said, the shade is lovely, a rosy colour with a pink holographic sheen.

The Charlotte Darling Easy Eye Palette
I am still yet to play around with the second half of the palette so I can only comment on the first. When following the instructions on how to use the day eye shades, I had a very pretty sunset like look. All the shades are pretty, but my favourite has to be the first ‘prime’ shadow on the day eye side. The perfect brow bone and inner eye highlight. I have used this alongside the jewel eyes pot every day since buying it. I feel as though if you already have many nude tone eyeshadow palettes, this isn’t a need. But if you have a gap in your makeup collection, this is a great palette to own. 

K x

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