10 September 2018

Charlotte Tilbury • New Product Picks


It is no secret that I am some what of a (huge) Charlotte Tilbury fan so my collection is one that shall continue to grow for as long as Charlotte keeps enticing me. I do get asked a lot about what I recommend from the range so I like to keep up those recommendation lists by adding to my posts here on the blog. Every product is so IG worthy and looks stunning adorning any dresser but the products themselves always perform well for me hence it is a brand I love to support. 

With all the new-ness that has been coming from Charlotte Tilbury Towers of late, I wanted to run through a few products that may be of interest to you as I found myself going on a little CT shopping frenzy as well as being sent over a few new things from the PR team of which I am most truly grateful for and have all been a hit, so you may just well need a to try them out too ...  and possibly blame me for the spend. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
I am always so humbled to receive any product that has been sent over but this is a brand that I buy from often, so as you know this just means I can show and give you more feedback on a larger range of newer items as even I need to tow that 'spending' line ..... well, try. 

Speaking of which, I actually came across a Feel Unique Store whilst staying in Jersey, Channel Islands for a few days which amazed me because I had no idea that they even existed and to excite me even more the first brand I spotted was Charlotte Tilbury. I call that fate! They only had a very small range but it mainly showcased some of the newer launches so I picked up the Brightening Youth Glow PrimerCollagen Lip Bath and Beauty Light Highlighting Wand as it has been on my shopping list for ages. In addition to this I received the NEW Bar of Gold Palette, Legendary Lashes 2 and the Collagen Lip Bath .. so I have an extra one for my handbag. 

Let us just say that each and every product was out the box and on my face as fast as you could say Charlotte and a few things impressed me massively*WARNING* there is a good chance you will need to try out a few of these things if not all of them. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Let me start with one of the most recent launches that has caused a huge stir seeing as we have now become a beauty nation obsessed with highlighters. I hold my hand up - I own way to many but I will not stop buying them, especially when they look as good as this ...

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
BAR OF GOLD PALETTE, £49/€65  (*website exclusive*(buy here!)
The Iconic original Bar of Gold highlighter was solely one shade but now it has been revamped and joined by two new shades! It consists of three different golden toned highlighting powders; the original light gold shade, a rose gold blush shade and a deep gold bullion shade for a more bronzed look. All in all each shade is designed to lift your skin for a gorgeous, glowing look using Gold Pearls to illuminate the skin and the high tech 'wet' powder defines and sculpts to give us a personalised glow

The super pretty compact is lightweight, very portable (being plastic) and just simple and beautiful complete with a good sized mirror. I love the star like effect on the front of the casing as we usually see it just plain so this adds to the exclusivity of this palette. The powders are so finely milled and I love the high tech wet feel as it goes on like a liquid bronzer yet is still a powder. It is quite magical! I love that you can use it all over your body to just lift any dullness without looking sparkly or too highlighted. The highlighter effect is really subtle so you can build it up should you want more intensity but for those who steer clear of the 'moonbeam' effect, shall love this one as there is no scary looks happening here. I have to say, I own a lot of highlighter palettes yet this is the only one that has made me wear ALL of the shades. They really are the most wearable highlighters that you can even blend all together should you want to personalise your look even more.

All in all, this is a truly stunning highlighter palette that would work for all skin tones and all ages as older skins need not be afraid of this one thanks to it's perfect formula. This would be an ideal bridal palette should any make-up artists be thinking of adding it to their kit as the shades are super flattering and you can work from just the one palette alone. The Flawless Filter would also compliment this look beautifully! I do have a feeling this maybe a limited edition so may I suggest you grab it while you can should you want it.

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In,  Highlighter Wand
BEAUTY LIGHT WAND, £29/€35 (buy here!)
A stunning light rose gold liquid highlighter that has been out of stock for some time hence I am delighted to finally have it in my hands seeing as demand is so high for this beauty. Charlotte launched these highlight and contour wands some time ago but I was never into liquid highlighters much, until now. I sometimes find liquids difficult to blend but this formula and this wand make light work of applying it to your skin. I read that Charlotte was inspired by the digital trickery of Hollywood and filters on social media and she sure does have the knack for making products that really do work to act as a real like filter, so this is a great addition to her collection. 

I now see why this has been so popular because it is honestly one of the nicest liquid highlighter formulas that I have tried. The wand applicator makes applying it easier than ever before as you just apply directly on to your skin and blend. The soft rose gold shade is perfect; not too yellow yet not too pink and just lifts the skin in the most flattering of ways. Like the Bar of Gold Palette, this too uses treated pearls to brighten and boost your skin to give this magical real life soft focus effect that reflects the light just enough to make your skin look glossy yet non glittery and very red carpet. This again is definitely a product you should have in your collection or kit as I cannot believe I didn't own it sooner. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Youth Glow
 BRIGHTENING YOUTH GLOW, 40ml £38.50/€49 (buy here!)
This was one of those non-essential purchases but seeing as it was on a shelf in front of me and I hadn't tried it, I succumbed. Youth Glow is actually a colour-correcting, moisturising Primer that helps to even out skin tone and blur out blemishes. It also holds a lot of anti-aging benefits too to help with skin tone and texture so I slowly thought maybe I did need this one after all. 

Being such a huge Wonder Glow fan I wasn't expecting to love this one as much, but after just one use I was sold hook line and sinker. My god, I love this primer much more than I thought I would and think it may just be a new favourite above Wonder Glow; not what I was expecting! The creamy texture feels the same as Wonder Glow and absorbs really nicely into your skin without any tackiness or stickiness. I thankfully don't suffer with too much redness but this primer really evened out my skin causing it to jump back to life and just glow. On my fair skin it looks almost pearlescent yet leaves a stunning glow that lasts under makeup to give a real luminous, plumped and hydrated finish. It has a lovely light rose scent which really reminds me of another firm favourite, the By Terry CC serum so if you love that one, you are sure to love this one too. I do love how portable and non messy the primers are so it's a great primer for travelling with. 

I think this primer would be ideally suited to anyone that needs help with tone and luminosity but all in all it will create a perfect base for your make and give you a flawless finish. It's a definite repeat buy for me. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
COLLAGEN LIP BATH, £25/€32 (buy here!)
When I heard about this Collagen Lip Bath I was sold as bigger lips are high on my wish list! The Collagen Lip Bath is ultimately a clear lip gloss enriched with skincare to create plumper looking lips. Coconut Oil is used to moisturise with Marine Collagen to smooth out fine lines and plump by hydrating the lips for a better looking pout. The super high-shine gloss holds Pearlescent pigments that give it a milky pink tint that reflect the light to make your lips appear bigger than what they are. This is ultimately how this gloss works and how all lip plumping products work, by creating an illusion. The wand is cleverly shaped like a heart to fit the lip so you can wash over them easily. 

I have wanted to get my lips done since Kylie K made big lips a thing yet something holds me back because I want a 'good job' as we all know the horror stories; but I still want them done. So I have had to 'fake' it with makeup which is how I get questioned a lot about 'have I had them done'? Sadly not but it's products from Charlotte Tilbury that make it possible for my small lips to become all grown up! I swear by Pink Venus & Pillow Talk Lip Cheat, Kidman's Kiss Lipstick and some gloss; that and a little pout, works wonders in selfies

This gloss itself feels really nice and hydrating and definitely helps to make your lips look plumper (as glosses tend to do) I just dislike the Peppermint extract which is used to give a cool tingle as I do with any lip product. I love the packaging, the shade and how it looks on as it really is possible to cheat your lips, so I shall just have to learn to love the minty fresh feel! In my opinion this is not an essential buy but if you are looking for a good hydrating lip treatment that isn't sticky or heavy and you don't mind the minty fresh feel then add this one to your make-up bag. Plus it's super pretty.


Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Legendary Lashes 2
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Legendary Lashes 2
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Legendary Lashes 2
LEGENDARY LASHES 2, Black Vinyl, £25/€32 (buy here!)
This is a brand new reformulated version of the original Legendary Lashes which I actually never got round to trying as I always felt that Charlotte Tilbury was lacking in the mascara offerings. Apparently the previous version had major issues with smudging and flaking hence this new formulation. Volume 2 is designed to be long wearing, smudge proof, humidity resistant and increase lash volume by 507% in just one application; that is some big promise! You know I love trying mascara and there have been some amazing new launches of late, all of which have been huge hits with my lashes i.e. By Terry Lash Expert, Hourglass Caution (here), Nars Climax ... and maybe another one here?

The packaging is beautiful and the winking eye detail just makes this even sassier. The wand initially wasn't my favourite style of wand but it does get into all of your lashes and adds plenty of length and volume in just one coat which seriously impressed me first off. I wouldn't quite say it's 507% more volume but still, it is a lot! It does dispense a lot of product onto the lashes so do make sure you zig zag your wand so it distributes evenly. The formula is intensely black and glossy so this is definitely designed to give a strong, false lash effect and I would personally suggest only applying 1-2 coats or you start to lose definition with the risk of being 'too much' and looking a little clumpy. On a plus note the formula does stay nice and soft on your lashes so you have less chance of any flaking occurring. Because my lashes are quite long and the formula is wet, I did find that it kept imprinting on to my eyelids each time I moved the wand which was my only niggle.

For my lashes, this gave me way more length than volume and I loved how my lashes looked as I found myself checking them out in the mirror. It did not flake or smudge on my lashes and wore insanely well. I would say this is a great mascara for those looking for a nice everyday mascara that you can apply then forget about with an even balance of length of volume. If serious volume is your thing, I do still think that the Hourglass Caution mascara gives way more volume compared to this one as you can build as much as you like with that one but both still give any lashes oomph! The best way is to always try them for yourself as we differ massively with mascara but I have to say, I am glad that I have this one in my collection as it means I can just change up my lash look whenever I want.
Charlotte Tilbury Lips: Liv it Up, Kidman's Kiss, Tell Laura
HOT LIPS, £24/€32 (buy here!)
I admit that I do have a serious Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick addiction and I cannot help add to my collection as I simply love her formulations, so as well as my favourites that I like to re-peat purchase it is always nice to try some others too. I have repurchased Kidman's Kiss Hot Lips many times now (as seen many a time worn on my blog and Instagram) as this is my go to rose-pink matte lip so I obviously grabbed another back up then picked up pink shade, Liv it Up and the stunning Tell Laura a beautiful warm orange red matte. 

In addition to these I admittedly also purchased American Sweetheart and English Beauty (which you can see me wearing on my Instagram here) as I scooped them up in the summer sale online as well as these lipsticks holders, although now all full and I need a few more (damn it).

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Palette
As you can see, when Charlotte launches, she launches! Out of every new item I have  recently added, the Youth Glow Primer and Bar of Gold palette are items I have been reaching for daily as they really add a little something special to my everyday makeup look so you know that I highly recommend them.

There are many more new exciting launches happening as we speak which I am sure shall inevitably succumb to - so keep you posted on those soon! 


Hope this helped, if not hindered your bank balance a little 😏
Anything new caught your eye?



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