Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

I have always loved Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup and skincare and have written numerous posts about them (see here, here, here, here, here, here !!!). This time it was the much hyped Hollywood Flawless Filter (£30) – a sheer highlighter/skin tint/light foundation multi use product! I went for shade 6 based on the recommendation on her website. It was the perfect match. This is a very very interesting product. At first you may not understand the purpose or what it is doing for you. Believe me in time, you will and then you will wonder how you ever did your makeup without it! Ok a bit dramatic but true!

It is a very light fluid that comes in a lovely glass bottle with a large doe foot applicator. This is actually a really effective way of dispensing the right amount exactly where you want it. I use it most as a highlighter (without shimmer or glitter) on my cheekbones.. I dot this under my eyes and blend with my fingers and the result is a glowing highlighted awake appearance. I also use this as a base on my minimal makeup days. I am planning on taking this on holiday when I hope that after I have had a bit of sun, this will just add the right amount of glow without needing to wear much else. Yes Charlotte Tilbury is pricey but I find always worth it. I am obsessed with this and would definitely repurchase.

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A Dark (Matte) Love Affair

I am really getting into a darker matte lip this autumn/winter.

Last year I got my first Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick – Walk of Shame which really introduced me to the joys of a good matte lipstick. My previous experiences have left my lips looking dry and flaky – not a good look! I loved Walk of Shame so much I am halfway through my second one! I then went on to Love Liberty which is an amazing darker red and also Bond Girl which is the most subtle of the three.

Below from left to right – Bond Girl, Walk of Shame and Love Liberty.

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Bond Girl (below) is sort of my lips but better and a bit darker! I love this colour, it’s so easy to wear and suits a range of makeup looks.

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Walk of Shame (below) is a slightly darker brown red that is so versatile and chic.

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Love Liberty (below) is much more of a dark red. I absolutely adore this colour on my skin tone, it’s very wearable – I have worn this a lot during the day to work. I do tend to keep the rest of my makeup subtle and clean.

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Charlotte Tilbury as always has really nailed the matte lipstick – which one will you try?

Charlotte Tilbury – Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette

Yes more Charlotte Tilbury! I am obsessed I won’t lie. This is the new cream eyeshadow “Eyes to Mesmerise” in Bette (£22).

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The texture is mousse-like but the pigment is incredibly vibrant. This colour is what I would call “old gold” I absolutely love this shade on my skin tone.

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I have applied this with a MAC 217 but it works just as well with fingers, and lasts all day..of course.

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Already plotting when I will get Marie Antoinette and Mona Lisa!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

So I finally got my hands on Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipsticks and I was not disappointed. These are just the most lovely formula of matte lipsticks. They are moisturising and non drying and leave your lips looking luminous yet matte. So I grabbed three colours Amazing Grace, Walk of Shame and Love Liberty (£23 each).

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Amazing Grace, Walk of Shame and Love Liberty (from left to right in picture below).

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I don’t know how to describe this lipstick, because although it is matte it is nothing like any other matte lipstick I have tried so far. It goes on smooth with a creamy, moisturising texture. The colour can be built up from quite sheer to full on.

I have to also comment on the smell which is vanilla-like without any sickly sweetness. I have been reaching for one of these lipstick almost everyday.

Below is Walk of Shame – a reddy brown and very flattering on my skin tone.

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Next is Love Liberty a dark red with plummy edge. So chic and very wearable.

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Finally is Amazing Grace, a pinkish colour which really brightens my face.

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I love all three but if I had to choose it would be Walk of Shame its just so easy to wear and suits every type of makeup. Such a beautiful lipstick and definitely worth the hype.

Charlotte Tilbury – Magical Skincare Duo for a perfect Christmas Day!

Obviously if you woke up today and opened your gifts and received one of these you are VERY LUCKY! I’ve had Charlotte’s Magic Cream since my sister bought it for me for my birthday in May this year (!). I waited this long to review it because I wanted to be sure about whether I liked it and how effective it is. I then also purchased the Multi-Miracle Glow Balm a few weeks ago which I am also going to review in this post. I think this skincare duo from Charlotte Tilbury work well together and would make the best skincare routine for Christmas Day to ensure you look fresh and lovely and your makeup lasts all day and night! IMG_2351 So first up is the Balm, this is a multi-use product i.e. it can be used as a cleanser, a face mask, an intensive overnight treatment or just a balm for dry areas like lips, cuticles etc. This is the most amazing looking product in my bathroom (its the one on the left in picture above). The huge vintage inspired rose gold and glass jar is stunning. It costs £45 for 100ml which I have to say now that I have used this a quite a few times is seriously good value. This is because the tiniest amount of this stuff goes a long long way! IMG_2355 As a cleanser it is very good at removing all makeup without any drying or stripping of the skin but I feel like this is complete waste of this beautiful product! So I have used this mainly as an overnight intensive mask and for that it is the most luxurious thing! The smell alone is an incredible mix of rose and jasmine that is not overpowering but perfect to feel pampered. The texture as you can see above is like a very soft gel/cream in a gorgeous light pink colour! I use this sparingly after cleansing and massage into my face, neck and décolletage and then sleep with it on. I wake up every time to the softest skin! I would also say that this is going to be the best thing on long haul flights to keep skin hydrated. So on to the Magic Cream. I am not usually a fan of heavy face creams but this one totally changed my mind. It is extremely rich and thick as you can see below, but somehow never feels heavy on the skin and absorbs really well. Again this smells lovely but not overpowering. I use this when my skin needs it so not every day. I generally use this during the day as the balm has taken over for night times but before I got the balm I did use this at night when my skin was feeling particularly dry. I have used this on flights and have to say my skin never behaved better after 12 hours on a plane! As a daytime moisturiser it is amazing. My makeup goes on so smoothly and stays on longer whenever I use it. Because this cream is quite pricey (£70 for 50ml!) I do use this only when I really need to. If I could afford to repurchase this I might use it more often but definitely not everyday as for me I think it would be too rich – but then again maybe not! IMG_2354 I think these two products are the result of an absolute beauty expert with years of experience dealing with different skin types and colours creating something that really works. I believe that Charlotte Tilbury has spent years thinking about and perfecting these products and that’s why they are so good! So even at these prices I would highly recommend both products. If you didn’t get either for Christmas but want to treat yourself I would absolutely go for the Multi-Miracle Balm – it’s a unique product that is just the height of luxury!

Charlotte Tilbury Gift Sets – perfect for Christmas !

I don’t need to explain myself – I am totally obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury makeup and skincare. She has created loads of different Gifts Sets and these are my favourites.

Skin Transformation Duo £105 – the skin primer Wonder Glow and her incredible Magic Cream (my review coming soon!)

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Supermodel Skin Kit £80 – again Wonder Glow this time with Supermodel Body – an all over skin perfector

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Gorgeous Glowing Youth £85 – Wonder Glow (yes again), Multi-Miracle Glow (a review of this is also coming soon!) and small pot of her Magic cream.
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Makeup Bag Rose Gold and Night Crimson £25.00 – I have the original (see here) but love this one even more!

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Filmstar Killer Cheekbones £82 – the already cult Filmstar Bronze and Glow with her Powder and Sculpt Brush.
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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go!

I am building quite a collection of Charlotte Tilbury products (see herehere, here and here!). Oh dear thats bad..

Anyway moving on.

This is the newly launched Filmstars on the Go palette (£42).  This is a lip/cheek/eye palette for when you are “on the go” of course! The stunning (as always) packaging houses a creamy metallic eyeshadow and a “Lip to Cheek” cream polish. I got the Spy Who Loved Me palette as it is described as being suited darker skin tones.

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I have to say that this palette like everything else Charlotte Tilbury does is beautiful. The eyeshadow is the perfect rose gold shade, is creamy but lasts and is just stunning. The lip to cheek cream is a berry colour that is definitely better on my cheeks than my lips but thats fine by me as I love it on my cheeks. It has great colour pay off and leaves your cheeks blowy and lovely! So I would definitely recommend this new palette and I would act quickly if you want one as they are limited edition.