If there's one thing we can all agree upon, it's that Charlotte Tilbury does beautiful makeup and packaging. I mean this photo heavy post shows just that, doesn't it? The Nordstrom near me finally opened a Charlotte Tilbury kiosk and lucky (or unlucky) me I now have the freedom to swatch to my heart's content. I was a bit stressed as of late with work and ended up going a little overboard and buying quite a few products - let me delve into my collection and the new bits I picked up.
I've been meaning to try one of Charlotte Tilbury's foundations and I bit the bullet and picked up the Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in 4 Fair. Hearing how much of a glow this foundation leaves, I was more than willing to give this a try without even trying it. As Vanessa said, 'blind faith' lol. I've been wearing this a ton, alternating with my NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, and both give such a lovely glow. This one definitely leaves more of a dewey skin which has been great as of late as I've been a tad sleep deprived. The foundation also claims to illuminate, smooth, hydrate, minimize pores, and reduce wrinkles - all which I am so down for. I find that it covers up redness but it doesn't hide any of your natural traits, such as freckles, moles, and the like. It definitely leaves my skin with a 'my skin but better' feeling and if you're looking for a glowy foundation for Spring/Summer, I would definitely recommend looking into this one.
The newest addition to the squad is the Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Marie Antoinette. It's described as a soft, golden mink - I can see this layering beautifully with Burberry Pale Barley, with a heavy coat of mascara, or with a strong cat-eye. My mom picked up Jean and I'm definitely trying to convince her to keep it so that I can go ahead and swipe it when I want to. I've seen Faith, Ashlyn, and Sarah all rave about these little pots and I have been itching to get my hands on them. I've only played around with it once so far and know I'll definitely need to find a way to work with this.
I previously picked up the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry once it was released in the U.S., and I had been heavily eyeing more neutral shades following that. Lip swatches online are great and all, but I know they always tend to look a little bit different on everyone. After swatching in person, I went home with Very Victoria (but only because Bond Girl was sold out). I recommended the brand to my mom and she ended up picking up Bond Girl and I totally took it (well, she let me have it hehe). These two are killer neutral rockstars and the formula on these are insane. Even with chapped lips these lipstick formulas are no problem, they're matte but somewhat moisturizing and don't leave your lips feeling dry and sore. Bond Girl is described as a 'chic natural berry' and Very Victoria is described as a 'suede taupe nude.' They definitely show up different than expected on me so I would recommend swatching these in person yourself. I picked up the Lip Cheat Pencil in Iconic Nude as it seemed to be a better match for my lips but with a touch of a browny-nude, as the name would suggest. The lasting power on these are phenomenal - I line my lips with the liner and apply the lipstick straight from the bullet. I applied this at 7:45AM when I got to work, ate pasta for lunch, ramen for dinner, and it was still. on. my. lips. at 9:00PM. If that doesn't sell you, I'm not really sure what could.
On the left above is Very Victoria and on the right is Bond Girl. Very Victoria does remind me a bit of the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Barbara but that is one of my favorite shades so I'm really not complaining at all. Also rocking the CT foundation above as well!
I received deluxe samples of the Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Charlotte's Magic Cream (which I have tried before). I'm making progress with my deluxe samples and will use those up before I touch these.
Have you ever tried anything from the brand? If so, what are some of your favorites?