THERE WAS NEVER A DOUBT THAT CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S COSMETIC LINE WOULD BE INCREDIBLE.
The stunning rose gold Art Deco-inspired packing, a nod to old Hollywood, is classy never gaudy. Charlotte has formulated her products intuitively and sophisticatedly. The line is built with everyday women and the red carpet in mind. Recently when I was thinking about brands that I could create an entire look with (I’m talking base to brows!), Charlotte Tilbury rose to the top of the list. Now, this isn’t to say there aren’t products that I would pass on, but it’s an overwhelming love affair mostly.
So I challenged myself to do my entire face with Charlotte Tilbury products so I could really breakdown what I think are the stars of the show, and what didn’t get the callback.
ONE BRAND, ONE FACE: CHARLOTTE TILBURY
AVAILABLE AT: Sephora | Charlotte Tilbury | Nordstrom | BeautyLish
At this stage in the game, I feel like I have tried a significant portion of Charlotte Tilbury’s range. I have some long-time favourites from the brand and a handful of products that I just don’t find myself reaching for.
MY MUST HAVE CHARLOTTE TILBURY CHOICES:
- Magic Cream
- Light Wonder Foundation
- Cheek to Chic Blusher in Ecstacy
- Full Fat Lashes Mascara
- Rock n Kohl Liner in Barbarella Brown
- Brow Lift in Super Model
- Hollywood Flawless Filter
- Airbrush Flawless Finish Pressed Powder
MY ‘LEAVE IT’ CHARLOTTE TILBURY PRODUCTS:
- Wonder Glow Face Primer
- The Feline Flick Liquid Liner
- Magic Night Cream
- Legendary Brows Tinted Eyebrow Gel
HOW I GOT THE LOOK:
For my base, I started with Magic Cream, which truly is a gorgeous, comforting cream that sits beautifully under makeup. Charlotte was known for this well before having it available to the public, and I adore it. She also has a Magic Night Cream*, which I find much too sticky for me (think face stuck to the pillow).
To get the added glow, I used Hollywood Flawless Filter* in #2, which is one of my all-time favourite products [read my review here]. It’s hydrating and highlighting at the same time, while WonderGlow* feels drying on my skin. Unsurprisingly, neither of her foundations are drying on me. Magic Foundation is fuller coverage and Light Wonder* a lighter, more glowing base. I opted for Light Wonder here in shade 4.
To perfect the face, Charlotte’s new Magic Concealer* is really one of the best concealers I’ve used. It has a flexible way of settling that keeps it from migrating, but without feeling heavy and cakey. I wear shade 2 under the eyes and 3 on the face. I personally like to set my concealer and face makeup with some strategic powdering, and both of Charlotte’s powders are gorgeous. The original Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder* is the best pressed powder I’ve ever used. It’s creamy feel truly gives a soft focused look to the skin so I tend to use it (shade #1) under eyes, over pores and fine lines. For the rest of my face I choose the uber light, slightly luminous Genuis Undereye & Face Magic Powder* in shade #2.
To finish the face, I contoured with the Hollywood Contour Wand*, which has no problem working on a lightly powdered face and is a beautiful sculpting tone (ie. Not grey, but not a bronzer either). I further enhanced my cheekbones with the Beauty Highlighter Wand in Spotlight*, which is a stunning pearly glow minus the frost or glitter. The glow continued with Cheek to Chic Blush in Pillow Talk*, which has a slightly rosy neutral feel to it and a gorgeous sheen that gives life back to the complexion.
Moving on to eyes, I used my fave Brow Lift Pencil in Super Model, which is a slanted tip, soft pencil that doesn’t migrate. I’ve been through several of them. This time around I set my brows with the Legendary Brows Tinted Eye Gel*, and it just wasn’t my favourite formula; I found it sticky and hard to work with.
I used my Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow in Jean [read my review here] as a champagne base and then reached for my Pillow Talk Luxury Eyeshadow Palette* to deepen the crease. Smoking the look out a little more, I used Rock n Kohl in Barbarella Brown on the lash lines and waterline. These are a gel-in-pencil formula that doesn’t budge after setting, yet has the most smooth, creamy texture. Charlotte is known for her flicked out eyeliner, but her actual liquid offering, the Feline Flick Liquid Liner*, has too stiff a point to it for me, and the formula isn’t as black, nor matte as I prefer.
Lastly for eyes, but if you know me, certainly most impactful: Mascara. I’ve used and loved Full Fat Lashes for years. Think soft, fluffy lashes that feel utterly weightless. Upon first application, you might think this mascara doesn’t provide enough drama, but you can just keep building and building it up.
I completed the whole look with Lip Cheat Lip Pencil in Pillow Talk*, and the coordinating Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk*. I’m not a lip liner lover, and Charlotte’s in the only one I use regularly. Both of these are a perfect pinky neutral that go with anything I try and pair them with.
And there you have it – the breakdown for an everyday face of makeup for me using one brand entirely start to finish!
Do you have a brand that fulfils all your beauty needs?
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