I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a Charlotte Tilbury product that I didn’t love. The Lip Cheat pencil in Pillow Talk is probably my most used liner, well ever, and the eyebrow pencil is so well loved the lettering has worn off. So of course I was ecstatic to stop by the CT counter at Selfridges when I was last in London.
While I always feel perfectly comfortable swatching away in Sephora or Ulta, I felt a little out of place doing that in the middle of Selfridges with all the sales assistants staring at me. However, I totally powered through it anyway and eventually made my purchases.
First up, the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I love the vintage feel of the packaging: the heft, the rose gold finish, the elegance, and the slimness of it all – it absolutely reminds me of something Grace Kelly or Vivian Leigh might have had on their dressing room tables. It was so pretty that I [almost] didn’t want to use it at first. I’m sort of wary of shimmery highlighters, as they often make me look sweaty instead of glowy (thank you pink undertones). However, this golden highlighter seems to be the exception to the rule and has the greatest finish.
The bronzer is initially super light, and doesn’t show up on me that well. However, both powders are very buildable and blendable, and can work up to the perfect amount without looking cakey or overdone. If you’re going for a really sculpted contour look – this will probably be a little soft for you, but if you’re going for something a little more subtle, then this is absolutely perfect for an every day look.
It was much harder deciding on which Matte Revolution shade to take home with me. I wanted them all. While I walked out of the store with Glastonbury on my lips, Bond Girl came home with me in my shopping bag.
The Matte Revolution formula is the first matte lipstick that doesn’t completely dry out my lips. I’m still amazed at how it not only feels, but also applies, more like a satin base, plus the staying power and finish of a matte. Going for the cliche choice of phrasing, it really is quite revolutionary. The Bond Girl shade itself looks like a burnt nude on me, and is great all around option for most looks. And once again, I love the golden bullet that it’s encased in.
Have you used any Charlotte Tilbury products? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.