Lately I’ve taken my love for Charlotte Tilbury to a whole new level as I closed my eyes, opened my wallet and hit ‘check out to cart’. Hundreds of dollars later, we’re here and I wanted to share with you the best and worst of Charlotte Tilbury, in my opinion of course. I have reviewed all the products in greater depth on my blog if you were interested in reading more about my thoughts 🙂
- Filmstar Bronze & Glow (Light to Medium, $80 CAD). The contour (noted as a bronzer, which generally tend not to agree with Charlotte’s definition of bronzers and contours) is the most perfect slightly cool tone shade to deliver subtle definition to the face. The highlighter is my favorite among my collection: it’s a beautiful warm / soft nude campaign shade. It’s literally the colour I wish all my highlights were and can be built up from a natural glow to an intense highlight with a few extra swipes.
- Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder (1 Fair, 2 Medium and 3 Dark, $58 CAD): Doesn’t matter how much of this powder you apply to your face, it just doesn’t get cakey! I’m a bit high maintenance with my process but I love using #1 to set my concealer and reverse contour, #2 to set all over my face and #3 to softly bronze up my skin. These powders have an element of hydration to them making it comfortable to wear and flawless on the skin. My only gripe with this is that #3 is just dark enough for a bronzer on my NC35 skin and would work as a highlight for deep and rich skin tones. I need CT to get it together and release shades #4 to #10 to cover the rest of the population!
- Light Wonder Foundation (6 Medium, $55 CAD): The things that make me love a foundation are: the shade match, coverage (my preference is medium buildable), finish (natural demi-matte) and longevity and this foundation has it all for me! I cant say a single wrong thing about this and I always come back to it despite the million other foundations I have!
- Hollywood Beauty Light & Contour Wand (Light Medium, $50 CAD each): I really love both the colour of the highlight and contour wands and the how effortlessly the formula blends into the skin to create a seamless/ flawless application. The applicators are a bit annoying (I wish it came with a wand or dome foot applicator instead) and it doesnt feel like there’s a lot of product in each one but the formula is too good to resist.
The Worst of Charlotte Tilbury
- Matte Revolution (Pillow Talk, $39 CAD): Perhaps it was the massive hype surrounding this formula and shade that resulted in my experience falling short. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice colour and its as comfortable as a matte lipstick can be but it’s just not something I reach for very often. I find matte lipsticks to emphasize the lines and wrinkles in my lips and only last a bit longer than my creamier lipsticks. It’s ok, but for the price I wouldnt repurchase. This also seems to go out of stock like every other day on the CT site so maybe I should chalk this one up to me being crazy?
- Unisex Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint ($50 CAD): YouTube made me buy this! The colour is funny, it doesn’t blend as effortless into the skin and I realized that I’m not really a super light tinted moisturizer kind of person. I’ll try and finish this but wont run back to repurchase.
- Instant Eye Shadow Palette ($95 CAD): When I first saw this palette, I fell completely in love and inspired with the colour scheme. These are exactly the shades that I use on a regular basis and can really take me through any event in life (from a conservative office to da club!). The reason why this palette made it into my ‘worst’ category is because it is just SO overpriced for what it is! The shades are dry and chalky, the glitters lack pigment and the black is blotchy. In this day and age with so many cheaper eye shadow alternatives, I struggle paying over $100 (with taxes) for this palette.