Just before the holidays, I received a package that literally made me scream for joy. I was lucky enough to receive a few pieces from the Charlotte Tilbury collection. I’ve been hearing beauty bloggers from around the world rave about this collection and this was my chance to see what all the hype is about.After playing around with these during the holidays, I can say with confidence that these are fast becoming some of my favourite makeup up products!
Just in case you don’t already know, Charlotte Tilbury is a makeup artist who has been creating beautiful looks in the beauty and fashion industry for the past 20 years. She has worked with some of the most influential people in the industry, including Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, and incredible designers like Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Christopher Bailey. It’s her belief that every woman wants to feel beautiful, powerful and sexy and so it was only a matter of time before she created her very own collection that would achieve just that.
The collection is so luxe and beautiful that I just want to keep it on my vanity to show it off. The lipsticks come incased in gold tubes adorned with the CT emblem on the top. They are heavier than the other lipsticks I’ve tried which lends to its luxe feel. The eyeshadow quad comes in a gorgeous deep burgundy case with a gold palette and a mirror adorned with a small star in the corner (super cute!).
Proof that the best things come in small packages, this cute trio of mini lipsticks ($55 CAD) makes the perfect gift. The set includes three mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipsticks with all their fabulous, lip-softening benefits, in the shades So Marilyn, Bitch Perfect and Penelope Pink (from left to right). Each lipstick is formulated to nourish lips with UV protection while helping them stay irresistibly soft (perfect for our cold dry winters). The colours are super pigmented and have light-diffusing particles to give lips even more oomph! They glide on easily and are long lasting. And if tend to carry multiple lipsticks in your purse, you’ll appreciate the compact size of these luxe lipsticks.
Matte Revolution Lipstick & K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick
I’ve always loved the plush, velvety look of matte lipsticks. But that dryness factor, ugh! Then came along the Matte Revolution Luminous Modern Matte Lipstick ($38 CAD) which somehow manages to combine the sexy look of a matte lip with the comfort of a creamier lipstick. Amazing! For years, Charlotte created fuller, wider lips using lighting trickery, pigments and powders, but has now re-created this effect with a single lipstick that’s long-lasting and hydrating. The formula is enriched with Lipstick Tree extract which protects lips and is a natural anti-oxidant, and Orchid Extract which soothes and hydrates for a soft, buildable cashmere finish. It’s available in 10 gorgeous shades, including the deep berry red above, Liberty Love.
I finally found the most perfect nude lipstick for my skin tone! K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nude Kate ($38 CAD) is the most beautiful nude and it’s loaded with good stuff for your lips, including Lipstick Tree extract (which we talked about above), light-diffusing pigments to give your lips a whole lotta oomph!, and a special blend of waxes to give it its beautiful rich colour that won’t bleed.
I also want to note that each lipstick has a light, vanilla scent reminiscent of MAC lipsticks. It’s not overpowering at all and quickly fades after application. Just another reasons these lipsticks are such a treat to apply!
There’s nothing I love more than eyeshadow palettes. Expertly paired shadows that take the guesswork out of combining the right shades ensure I won’t look like a walking YouTube tutorial gone wrong. Plus, palette are so much easier to travel with. The Golden Goddess palette ($64 CAD) literally turns me into Charlotte herself when it comes to applying eyeshadow. Ok, maybe not quite, but it makes things a whole lot easier! The quad comes in 9 different shade combinations from basic browns to disco blues. Each quad includes 4 shades to prime, enhance, smoke and pop your look. There you have it, effortless beauty!
There are two things I always do before leaving the house and they include applying mascara and grooming my brows. Beautiful brows frame your entire face and make you look put together even if you’re not. Up until now, I was in a dedicated relationship with my MAC eyebrow pencil. I didn’t think anything else existed, nor did I feel the need to go out looking for anything else (hey, if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it). But the Brow Lift ($32 CAD) found me, so what else could I do but give it a whirl.
Like most girls, I became obsessed with my brows the moment Cara Delevingne hit the pages of every magazine. Full, defined without being too perfect. This little gem makes it so easy to get the look you want in three little steps. Start by defining and filling in sparse areas of your brows with the triangular-shaped cream-pencil. Next, use the brush to groom brows and blend the colour seamlessly. Finally, use the highlighter to add a pop of light under the arch and add instant lift to the brows.
After months of hearing about the Charlotte Tilbury collection from my favourite beauty bloggers in the UK, I am so excited that it’s finally made it’s way to Canada. Each and every product I have tried so far has exceeded my expectations. From the pigmentation of the shadows, to the formula of the lipsticks and the gorgeous packaging that has made one or two heads turn, this collection is everything. The Charlotte Tilbury collection is available in Canada at select Holt Renfrew stores and on the Charlotte Tilbury website.
Disclaimer: Although this product was sent to me to review, all opinions expressed are 100% honest and completely my own. Note that all prices are in Canadian dollars.
[All photos are my own and not to be used without permission]