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Charlotte Tilbury Look of Love Collection Haul Picks

May 22, 2021

Charlotte Tilbury Look of Love Collection

Charlotte Tilbury launched two new Instant Look Palettes in her Look of Love Collection. I ordered both sight unseen along with a few of the lip products. Swatches and a closer look today! Available at Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora, Nordstrom and all other Charlotte Tilbury retailers.

Instant Look in a Palettes

Her Instant Look of Love in a Palettes comes in two shade variations. They each have 3 eyeshadows, 1 matte bronzer, 1 blush, 1 highlighter and 1 Airbrush face powder. In terms of pigment and color payoff these are among the better ones (I found some of her previous one too sheer.)

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Pretty Blushed Beauty

Pretty Blushed Beauty is the lighter option with neutral tones for the eyeshadows in a pale champagne glitter topper, medium shimmery taupe grey and soft matte brown. The sparkle shade is best applied in a pressing motion (I like to tap on the eyes as a finisher with my fingers). The medium shimmer shade has super smooth pigment. The matte brown is a really pretty wearable staple color I like to use as a softer contour.

Cheek colors in this palette include a soft matte tan which is on the light-medium side but still shows up deeper than my natural skin tone so I’d call it a soft bronze for me. The highlighter is a pale shimmery champagne with smooth shimmer. Blush is a soft peach on me and the powder matches my skin exactly.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Pretty Blushed Beauty swatches

Wearing below:

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Pretty Blushed Beauty + Nude Romance Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Pretty Blushed Beauty + Nude Romance Lipstick

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Glowing Beauty has deeper tones with a soft peach champagne shimmer, sparkling copper + silver mix of a glitter shade, medium matte plum brown for the eyes. For cheeks it has a deeper matte neutral cool brown for the bronzer, a shimmery peachy color for the highlighter, a deeper warm rose with a hint of shimmer for the blush. The powder is lighter in color than my skin tone but it melts into the skin and I can make it work. Overall cheek tones for this one is deeper and more bronzy, slightly too deep for my medium tan skin but I can make it work.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in Glowing Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in Glowing Beauty swatches

Below Glowing Beauty palette and Wedding Belles Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in Glowing Beauty

I think the palettes are lovely and easy to wear for a natural glowing look. However as with most palettes I don’t recommend getting them unless you think you will use most of the shades. I do think the selection for the powder shades were an odd choice since there are so many different skin tones and the two featured in these palettes seem limited.

Lip Colors

Charlotte Tilbury Look of Love Lipstick Nude Romance and Wedding Belles

I have four items from this collection swatched for the lips. I think some of these have been launched in the past so if you own a lot of Charlotte Tilbury lip products you may want to shop your stash. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nude Romance is a medium peachy brown nude (also swatched here). This one has full coverage, is super creamy and has pretty good lasting power. The Matte Revolution in Wedding Belles (I think another repromote) which is a matte rose pink. I find it to be similar to Pillow Talk on my lips with the Wedding Belles to be a bit more cool-toned. It’s a really lovely everyday kind of rose pink.

Charlotte Tilbury Tinted Love

I tried two of the Tinted Love Lip stains in Santa Euphoria and Blushed Rose. I have mixed feelings about these. The colors are lovely when swatched on the hand. They look semi-sheer but can be layered on the lips. On my lips they darkened significantly into a deeper rosy stain that looked nothing like they do swatched straight out of the tube. Color and finish is like that natural just-bitten kind of effect but then my lips looked like they started to look dried out. I could probably top with a clear gloss or balm to help add a bit of moisture. Product itself is not bad, just not quite what I expected but then I am usually not a fan of liquid stains for lips because they almost always darken on me.

Swatches + a few comparisons:

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick swatches

Setting Spray

Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray

Last a quick mention includes a look at the Airbrush Flawless Scented Setting Spray in White Tea of Bali. It has a really soft pleasant white tea scent. This has a dispenser that sprays a super fine mist and softens the look of powder on the skin. This one comes in the full 100 ml size for $35. You can find the Original Setting Spray unscented option in the 100 ml option for $35 and a Travel Size 34 ml option for $20. It has a similar effect to the Urban Decay All Nighter or the MAC Fix+ for making makeup last. (If you’re shopping for multiple items, I recommend shopping direct through Charlotte Tilbury’s website because she does have bundles with a price break/savings on some things.)

You can find the Look of Love Collection out now at available at Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora, Nordstrom and all other Charlotte Tilbury retailers.

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Have you checked out the collection yet? What did you think about the palettes?

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New Charlotte Tilbury Fire Rose Eyeshadow Quad + Nude Lipsticks Review

November 13, 2020

New Charlotte Tilbury Fire Rose, Copper Sunrise, Rose Sunset and Nude Lipsticks

I’m back with another Charlotte Tilbury haul! She launched more products for the eyes with a new quad and two cream eyeshadows. Also I received so many requests to review the Super Lipsticks so I caved and ordered them to swatch and compare for you today. I ordered everything from Charlotte Tilbury online. Right now it looks like these items are exclusive to her website and I don’t know if she will launch them at other stores or counters.

I wasn’t able to shoot the eye looks as my camera died and I need to replace it. If you are interested in more eye looks let me know in the comments and I’ll try and update this post if you want more looks/photos. It’s been a terrible week with the tropical storm and some tech issues here!

In today’s post:

Luxury Eye Palette in Fire Rose

Charlotte Tilbury Fire Rose Eyeshadow Palette Review

Charlotte Tilbury’s new Luxury Eye Palette in Fire Rose is one of the prettiest ones I’ve seen this year. I like this one because it has only one reddish/plum shade and even though it’s warm, the rest of the palette pulls more neutral on my complexion. The colors are smooth and ultra pigmented. I think this is a winner for me!

Colors include a shimmery metallic pink, shimmery medium taupe plum brown, sparkling glitter champagne top coat and a matte plum-red-brown.

Charlotte Tilbury Fire Rose Eyeshadow Palette swatches

New Shades of Eyes to Mesmerise

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Copper Sunrise and Sunset Rose

I’m a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream shadows so I knew I had to have both of the new ones. Copper Sunrise is a shimmery warm soft coppery pink that isn’t too warm on my skin. Sunset Rose is a soft plum pink. Both smooth out to a medium luminous sheen. If blended the colors will sheer out more for a wash of color. I like to use these as bases for cream shadows or on lazy makeup days. You can layer for more color but in general they aren’t going to be super pigmented on the lids. On me they last well but I have dry lids so I don’t have oily lid issues.

Swatch comparisons next to a few other shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Copper Sunrise and Sunset Rose swatches

Super Lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury Super Nude, Super You, Super Starlet lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury launched three new lipsticks in a limited-edition packaging. The only thing different is the lid which has tiny jewels on the top. All three performed well true to her lipstick standards. I love her mattes because they’re not a flat matte. These have medium to full coverage and have impressive lasting power on me. I think her new colors are really flattering – I hope she considers adding them to her permanent lineup.

I swatched them below next to a few other neutrals. There are similarities to other colors but slight differences in the undertone.

Charlotte Tilbury Neutral Lipstick swatches

All three on the face as I was able to swatch them on my lips with a different camera. I hope to get my replacement today! My foundation shade in Charlotte Tilbury is the Magic Foundation in Shade 7.

Charlotte Tilbury Super Nude, Super You, Super Starlet lipsticks

I think everything I hauled is a solid win. I really love the eyeshadow palette even though she seems to be launching so many. I love her Cream Shadows although I know many of you don’t like her formula – if you have oily lids they might not last long on your skin type. Her new shades of lipsticks are as good as many of you have said they were, however I do think they are dupeable.

If you’re shopping around for her new launches I do recommend checking her website as she usually has bundles available with a price break. Right now until the 15th she has a Gift With Purchase going on for a free Magic Cream Light (which I received with my order).

Did you try anything from this launch yet? Or are you waiting to see what she has coming out before the end of the year?

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Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2020 Makeup Haul

November 10, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2020 Collection

I have a Charlotte Tilbury holiday haul review today! I ordered almost everything from the holiday launch so far and have swatches, beauty looks and thoughts today. I ordered most of my items from Charlotte Tilbury and a few things from Nordstrom. In today’s haul post:

Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotise Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette swatches

I fell in love with the look of the Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotise Palette while shopping in store at Nordstrom. The store lights made the palette glow and sparkle in the most beautiful way! It has four sets of coordinating eye trios. Each set is designed for a certain look for prime, enhance and smoke placement.

I think this is a beautiful palette for a glam look. You can mix or match the shades but I do think you will need colors from other palettes to give you a complete look. On me there weren’t enough deep shades to add depth or dimension, although you can always just add a liner for a completed look.

  • Happy Glow has golden tan tones
  • Love Glow has pink and red tones (I’m not a fan of these by themself, they’re much to red for my taste, but I can make them work on me when layered with other colors)
  • Dream Glow has pretty plum and mauve tones
  • Seduce Glow has pretty neutral bronze brown tones

Eye Looks below featuring Seduce Glow Look (bronze) and also Dream Glow Look (plum)

Also wearing:

Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Look

Colors are smooth and easy to layer. Lasting power is very good on all colors and the shimmers aren’t too glittery or glitzy if you’re like me and prefer a more subtle sparkle.

The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette | The Beauty Look Book

I had such high hopes for The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette and have mixed feelings about this one. I really loved the Easy Smokey Eye x Nordstrom palette from a couple years ago. This new Super Nudes Palette has a completely different texture. There are 6 mattes but they are almost creamy velvety like mattes that have an odd texture to me. They apply smoothly on the lids although you have to use a dense brush and almost pat/blend/pack it on. I found the MAC 239S worked best for me.

Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Colors are:

  • Soft warm tan
  • Medium tan brown
  • Warm deep brown
  • Matte ivory
  • Matte soft grey
  • Matte smokey black

The texture is almost like some of the Natasha Denona mattes which are more of a bouncy matte, however I find the ones from Natasha Denona perform much better.

I have mixed feelings about this new Super Nudes palette. I love the shades and think it creates a nice soft smokey eye look. I just don’t love the formula – it’s not bad, but I think it would have been SO much better if they made it a regular matte. I think the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam or Soft Glam II Mini will give you a similar look with a much better texture.

Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette Makeup look | The Beauty Look Book

Luxury Palette of Pops in Dazzling Diamonds

The Luxury Palette of Pops in Dazzling Diamonds has four sparkling colors in a sparkling white gold champagne, sparkling soft gold brown, sparkling deeper bronze and sparkling blue-black-grey.

The glitters are beautiful in this one! I think they’re stunning for holiday for a super pretty look although I had trouble getting a good makeup look with this one. I know this one is designed to be a glitzy one with lots of sparkle to make the eyes pop. On my eyes all four were a bit too much for me. The glitter does adhere to the eyes and has minimal fall out if you use a patting method to apply. For me I think this is going to be better when used in conjunction with other matte or satin shades. I am going to keep trying with this one to get a decent makeup look for you in another post.

If you want to see the Pillow Talk Luxury Palette of Pops on my eyes (similar texture/glitter, just in pink tones) you can see my review here.

Charlotte Tilbury Dazzling Diamonds Luxury Palette of Pops | The Beauty Look Book

Charlotte Tilbury Dazzling Diamonds Luxury Palette of Pops swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Jewel Lip Gloss

I am 100% smitten with the Jewel Lip Gloss. These are shimmery glosses loaded with sparkle but the ones I’ve tried are completely smooth and texture free. These have a subtle vanilla scent similar to the MAC Lipglasses. There are three new colors with the holiday collection, I also included two from a previous launch to swatch below. (If you shop on Charlotte Tilbury’s site she has some bundles available with a bit of price break for buying the sets.)

  • Champagne Diamonds is a sheer sparkling gold beige
  • Opal Magic is a sheer pale pink gold
  • Blushed Gold is a pretty neutral pink beige sparkle
  • Pillow Talk is a pink rose glow with a soft sheen
  • Walk of No Shame is a shimmery deeper rosy color

Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lips Gloss Review via The Beauty Look Book

Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lips Gloss swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lips Lip Gloss Review

Charlotte TIlbury Jewel Lips Champagne Diamonds

Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lips Opal Magic and Blushed Gold

These work alone, with a liner or on top of a gloss. I think these give the lips the prettiest and most flattering glow I’ve seen in a long time. I highly recommend checking them out! There is one more shade called ROSE JEWEL exclusive to Sephora. The reviews sound pretty bad for this shade but if you’ve tried it and think otherwise let me know in the comments!

Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter review | The Beauty Look Book

I’m ending with the product I think is the star of the collection. The Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter is one of the prettiest opal glow I’ve seen in a long time. It looks pretty standard when swatched on the arms or compared to other shades but I think it looks so flattering on the skin. If you’re medium tan like me this will look like your skin but more glowing. It flashes peach, pink, pale pink, and opal all in one without looking too frosted. If you have lighter fair skin this will look more peachy on you.

Closer look at different angles shows the complexity of the glow/color:

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter review | The Beauty Look Book

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter review | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons below, the swatches do not do it justice at all!

  • Westman Atelier Peau de Rose – review here
  • Westman Atelier Peau de Peche – review here
  • Chanel Poudre Lumiere – review here

Westman Atelier, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior Highlighter swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2020 Collection

That wraps up my haul post! For me the standouts are her Hollywood Superglow Highlighter (wish this was permanent!) and her Jewel Lips Lip Glosses. I think her palettes are nice, but not must-haves especially if you already own a lot of other shades from her line.

She  just launched her Fire Rose Luxury Palette and two new Eyes to Mesmerise Eyeshadows which I ordered and will also have those reviewed hopefully very soon.

Have you checked out anything from the holiday launch yet? What did you think?

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Best of Charlotte Tilbury

August 7, 2020

Best of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup | The Beauty Look Book

Charlotte Tilbury has been one of my favorite beauty brands for years and I’m excited to partner with them to share a look at my top picks for an effortless everyday polished look. So many of the products in her line have become tried and true staples for me. I think she’s created a great range of flattering colors for a natural or glam look.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Pencil | The Beauty Look Book

Best Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Magic Cream

The Magic Cream is one of their best sellers and I can see why! It’s a great versatile everyday kind of moisturizer to balance and hydrate my skin. I like that it helps noticeably smooth, plump skin and hydrate the face without feeling too heavy or thick – I use it as a foundation primer too. I’ve repurchased multiple jars over the years. It has hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C + E to give you a nice glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream | The Beauty Look Book

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Base Makeup

For foundation my favorite formula from her line is the Magic Foundation for a demi-matte, long-lasting, buildable coverage formula that creates a flawless, perfect-looking finish. It blends in nicely with the skin and evens out everything without feeling heavy. She recently expanded the shade range and my perfect match is 6.75 (neutral undertone). I’ll often add a little of her Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 4 to highlight and add a natural glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation 6.75

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Long-time readers know the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium 2 is my holy grail pressed powder. It has a smoothing effect with natural coverage to set foundation and blur fine lines. It truly does give the face a subtle airbrush kind of look and I cannot live without it. It’s so popular that they now sell one every minute! They recently expanded the shade options to include Tan and Deep.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder Medium | The Beauty Look Book

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Lip Favorites

I’ve been obsessed with all of the Charlotte Tilbury lip products for as long as I can remember. The Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk is my go-to everyday pink rose color that goes with everything. For her traditional creamy lipstick in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick formula Bitch Perfect (pretty soft nude pink) and Stoned Rose (warmer rose) are my most-worn shades. For a neutral peachy pink, the Hot Lips 2 In Love With Olivia is another favorite. And of course her classic Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is a great everyday pink rose color I think everyone should own.

From top left clockwise: Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, KISSING Lipstick Bitch Perfect and Stoned Rose, Hotlips 2 In Love With Olivia and Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Favorites | The Beauty Look Book

Below wearing: Magic Foundation in 6.75, Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium, Cheek to Chic Blush in Ecstasy, Luxury Palette in Bella Sofia, Hot Lips 2 In Love With Olivia, everything set with the new Setting Spray to finish the look

Charlotte Tilbury Hotlips 2 In Love with Olivia

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The Best Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Bella Sofia

The Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palettes are some of the best ones out there for a glam look. She has a wide range of colors to choose from with different finishes and textures. If I could only use one palette the rest of my life it would be The Bella Sofia. It has the perfect mix for a warm copper bronze smokey eye. You can wear it for an easy everyday look or intensify the deeper colors to dress it up a little more.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Bella Sofia

Below wearing Eyeshadow Palette in Bella Sofia and KISSING Lipstick in Stoned Rose

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick in Stoned Rose

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Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Favorites

That wraps up my current Charlotte Tilbury favorites for the summer season! If you’re new to the line and are looking few select products to start exploring the brand I hope you found this post helpful!

You can find all the products featured at Charlotte Tilbury. Shop my favorites below:

 

Many thanks to Charlotte Tilbury for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

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New Charlotte Tilbury: Airbrush Bronzer, Air-Brush and Desert Haze Quad

May 28, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer, Air-Brush + Desert Haze | The Beauty Look Book

I’m back with a new Charlotte Tilbury haul post featuring the new Bronzer, Retractable Brush and Eyeshadow Quad. I ordered everything online from Charlotte Tilbury as they had an early product launch. The products are now starting to appear on other retail sites like Nordstrom, Sephora and Beautylish. I also have a swatch lineup of a couple other products by popular request as some colors have now appeared at Sephora, Nordstrom, etc.

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Airbrush Bronzer

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Fair and Medium | The Beauty Look Book

There are four shades of Airbrush Bronzer in Fair, Medium, Tan and Deep. These are large refillable matte bronzing powders (pans are magnetic and there’s a hole on the bottom to pop out the pan). Online they have shade recommendations based on your Charlotte Tilbury foundation match. I am a match to the Airbrush Foundation in 7N and 7.5N (when I’m not as tan, reviewed here) so the best bronzer shade for me according to Charlotte Tilbury is Medium. I also ordered Fair out of curiosity also because often times “fair” isn’t always truly light in color, but rather just a light tan.

Formula-wise these are easy to blend and very smooth. There’s no patchy texture and it is easy to layer for a truly natural blurred bronzed look or soft contour. Lasting power is good – it stayed put without oxidizing or looking muddy.

Fair 1 Airbrush Bronzer

The Fair 1 Airbrush Bronzer is a close match to the Medium 2 Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. On my skin the Fair Bronzer looks like powder. I was hoping because of the size that it would be a good alternate for the Pressed Powder since I hit pan frequently on the setting powder (it’s one of my holy grails!). I tried it as both a bronzer and setting powder since the ingredient lineup is pretty similar. The formulas are very similar in the fact that they blend well. The pressed powder is a little heavier in coverage on my skin while the bronzer seems a tad bit more lightweight. Color-wise the Fair 1 Airbrush Bronzer has a bit more cool tones with more olive so on my skin it looks a little more olive/greenish when applied all over the face. It works as a setting powder, but I prefer the regular pressed powder for all over.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder vs Bronzer

Wearing below:

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Fair 1 | The Beauty Look Book

 

Medium 2 Airbrush Bronzer

The Medium 2 Airbrush Bronzer is a truly natural looking soft matte bronze. Normally I think I might be able to go one shade darker but there seems to be a huge jump in between colors so the next shade up will most likely be too dark for me.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium | The Beauty Look Book

Same beauty breakdown as above except with Airbrush Bronzer in Medium and Lip color combo is Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Medium 2 + Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk on top.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches next to the Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palettes in Fair-Medium and Medium-Dark.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Fair Medium vs Filmstar Bronze and Glow swatches

Also swatched next to a couple Fenty Sun Stalk’r Bronzers and Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer in Terra.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Bronzer Fair Medium vs Fenty and Tom Ford

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Air-Brush Retractable Bronzing Brush

Charlotte Tilbury Air-Brush Retractable Bronzing Brush Review

The Air-Brush Retractable Bronzing Brush is a super soft plush white fluffy brush for the bronzer. It’s well made and I think it’s perfect for packing in your makeup bag since it has a cap. I do worry it might be a bit tricky to wash but I really like it and think it’s worth the splurge.

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Desert Haze Luxury Palette Matte Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Desert Haze

The Desert Haze Luxury Palette Matte Eyeshadow Quad is yet another warm eyeshadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury. It has all matte shades with a beige cream, matte orange brown, deeper warm matte brown and terracotta. Pigment on this one is amazing and when applying it from light to dark I thought it was for sure going to be too orangey. The deepest shade however pulls it all together for a more complete warm smokey sunset eye look and I really like it! Pigment is really smooth and easy to blend with a rich finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Desert Haze makeup look

If you can’t do warms but want a good matte neutral palette I think Tom Ford Mink Mirage is the best one available right now.

Swatches below next to Charlotte Tilbury’s The Sophisticate and Transformeyes (currently discontinued, but it has made a comeback a few times, hoping it might return someday)

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quads in The Sophisticate, Desert Haze and Transformeyes

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Collagen Lip Bath

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

The Collagen Lip Bath is one of my favorite lip plumpers that doesn’t have an intense tingle. I wanted to swatch all of them side by side for you since all the colors are now available at Sephora and Nordstrom! (Pillow Talk was previously exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury.) Also added a couple other neutrals from the Lip Lustre formula lineup which I also love.

Left to right: Collagen Lip Bath Refresh Rose, Peachy Plump, Rosy Glow, Pillow Talk and Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk and Sweet Stiletto

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath swatches

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Beauty Light Wands

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least is another look at the Beauty Light Wands as the two Pillow Talk Light and Pillow Talk Medium colors have finally arrived at Sephora. I don’t think I’ve done makeup looks with all of them on the blog, but you can see Spotlight on the face here. Pinkgasm on the face here.

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Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer, Air-Brush + Desert Haze | The Beauty Look Book

That wraps up my Charlotte Tilbury bronzer haul! Hope you found this helpful. I really like the things I ordered. The bronzing powders are smooth and easy to blend for a natural look. I don’t know that Fair will show up as a bronzer even on truly light/fair skin tones as it looks pretty light to me. If you are fair and tried it let me know what it looks like on you! Medium works for a natural bronzer on me right now. As the summer progresses I know I will get more color from the sun so I’m not sure if it will still show up in a month’s time. As much as I don’t like warm or matte eyeshadows I was surprised to find I really love the look and finish of Desert Haze quad. It’s one I think I’ll reach for a lot this summer!

You can find all of the new beauty launches now online at Charlotte Tilbury. Some retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora and Beautylish have the bronzers. I haven’t seen the quad pop up anywhere else yet but I suspect it will launch at other retailers eventually.

 

Accessories in the post: Beach Towel Tory Burch / Sunglasses Tom Ford / Clear Zip Pouch The Daily Edited (similar here) / Nail Polish OPI Samoan Sand on Tips and Chanel Coralium on Toes

Have you tried the new Charlotte Tilbury launches yet? What did you think?

 

Hauls Nordstrom

New Beauty Launches to Put On Your Radar

January 16, 2020

New Spring Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

I’m excited to share my first beauty haul of the year! I’ve been testing out some new products that recently launched at Nordstrom and I’ve partnered with them today to share my thoughts plus a new year beauty look. Nordstrom is truly one of my favorite places to shop for beauty – I’m constantly checking their New Arrivals page alongside their Gift With Purchase section. I hope you find today’s haul post helpful! Everything featured in this post are items I purchased myself.

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

One of the newest launches from Charlotte Tilbury is her Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette. There were several limited-edition quads over the holiday but I found them too warm for my complexion. Queen of Glow has a better mix of golds and champagnes for my complexion without the red tones. There are 3 shimmers and 1 matte. All the colors are ultra pigmented, smooth and long-lasting. I think it’s gorgeous!

Closer look wearing: NARS Tinted Glow Booster in Simos + Tangsi mixed, Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector Medium, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder Medium, NARS Blush in Tempted + Orgasm X Mixed, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown, Cle de Peau Liquid Eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Queen of Glow, Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss in In the Buff

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector

Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector Medium

I also ordered her Magic Vanish! Color Corrector in Medium which isn’t new, but new to me. It has a brightening peachy look to it and it’s super opaque. I found it a good color for my medium olive tone skin – a tiny little dab on the fingers patted under the eyes conceals any darkness and it blends without caking. Do note that a little goes a very long way so you don’t need a lot. I use this instead of concealer on days I need extra coverage or brightening. It’s very peach in color – it doesn’t match the skin. The colors are designed to counter darkness and pigment in the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector in Medium

New NARS Blushes

New Nars Blush Orgasm X and Tempted

above left: Orgasm X, right: Tempted

There are some new blushes from NARS this season. I wanted to order all of them but limited myself to 2 colors in Orgasm X and Tempted. Orgasm X is a deeper brighter version of Orgasm and has that peachy gold shimmer to it. It’s quite opaque but easy to blend. Tempted is a pretty soft nude shimmer, on my medium olive skin it looks like a neutral highlighter with a bit of depth. It makes my skin glow! If you’re fair and are looking for a good nude blush to wear, I highly recommend looking into this one!

NARS Orgasm X, Orgasm and Tempted Blush swatches

Wearing Tempted + Orgasm X mixed together

NARS Blush Orgasm X + Tempted

New from Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss

For the lips I picked up some of the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses in In the Buff (soft nude pink, one I’m wearing in this post), New Romantic (soft mauve) and Wild Card (bright coral peach). They’re sheer so the color is subtle. They feel wonderfully smooth with a cushiony feel and glide on the lips nicely. I find them hydrating but not heavy.

YSL lip love

YSL Rouge Volupte Rock n Shine

YSL also launched a new formula called Rouge Volupte Rock N Shine and as a huge fan of the original Rouge Volutpe Shines I knew I had to try some of the new ones. These have a silvery shimmer in the center in the shape of a star. The shimmer is visible and noticeable making the overall color look a bit lighter and more shimmery than what you see in the tube. 1 Nude Solo is a pale nude pink, 3 Pink Flow is a soft baby pink, 10 Pink Bass is a deeper rose pink. They’re glossy with a high shine finish. Pigment is sheer-medium.

NARS Tinted Glow Boosters

NARS Tinted Glow Booster vs Ginger Concealer and Vanuatu Foundation

Last but not least is my first look at the NARS Tinted Glow Boosters. There are four shades total and I picked up the two middle shades in Simos (medium) and Tangsi (medium-dark). My foundation match in their Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is usually Vanuatu, but I’ve lost my tan this season and wear Punjab. My best concealer match is still the Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger. The Tinted Glow Boosters sheer glowy skin-toned bases with a very slight shimmer to them. The shimmer is very subtle and almost disappears on the skin.

I’m the closest match to Simos right now, but I tan very easily and to add a bit more color I’ll mix in a few pumps of Tangsi to blend all over.

Below left, one pump of Simos (top) and one pump of Tangsi (bottom)
Below right on the face, Simos

NARS Tinted Glow Booster in Simos + Tangsi

You can use these a number of ways but I like it best mixing Simos and Tangsi together then applying with a beautyblender all over like you would a sheer foundation. It offers minimal coverage and glow, almost like a tinted moisturizer without the moisturizer aspect.

I have mixed in equal pumps of the Tinted Glow Booster with foundation like the Armani Luminous Silk (I wear 6.5) or NARS Natural Radiant Foundation to give it a more translucent look. I have some swatches below to a few other shades. It’s thicker in texture than the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, it’s not nearly as luminous or opaque as the Hollywood Flawless Filter.

NARS Tinted Glow Booster swatches Simos and Tangsi

Nordstrom Beauty Haul Picks via The Beauty Look Book

I hope you enjoyed this haul post with some of thoughts and swatches! Have you tried any of these new launches yet? What did you think?

You can find all my haul picks now online at Nordstrom.

 

Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette + New Superstar Lips

November 22, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette New Superstar Lips

I have a beauty haul roundup review today featuring her new Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75) along with some newer shades of her Superstar Lips ($34 each) . I’ve tried every one of her Instant Look palettes, there have been hits and misses in the past and I think this is the best one she’s launched to date! Thoughts, swatches and more on each item below.

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Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette Review

The Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette is such a pretty easy to wear palette I think it should be permanent! The formulas in this palette itself are much better in pigment and color payoff significantly compared to the first ones she launched. It’s still a very natural looking but I think colors are deep enough for even medium tan skin tones. It’s neutral in undertone to me making it a lot more wearable than her previous Beauty Glow Palette from 2017. Colors are soft but buildable, I think with the texture it’s easy to blend and impossible to overdo.

The three shades at the top of the palette are eyeshadows which includes:

  • smooth metallic champagne pink
  • smooth medium coverage shimmery plum brown
  • smooth matte neutral-cool reddish brown

The bottom four shades are for the complexion:

  • soft satin light brown (very slight shimmer)
  • soft smooth pale pink highlight
  • soft medium rose blush
  • sheer cool pale highlight

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette swatches

Wearing below:

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette look Sabrina

When I previewed shopping the palette in store a lot of you asked how it compares to The Dolce Vita quad (now renamed The Bella Sofia), swatches below. There are definitely similarities in two of the shades, I find the individual quad has more color payoff on the eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing vs The Dolce Vita

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New Superstar Lips

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips

I reviewed the Superstar Lips formula last year here. I had mixed feelings because of the price and size of the product. I still do for this reason, but the formula is really nice, especially if you like a glossy lip. Three new shades caught my eye in Glow Kiss, Princess Kiss and Everlasting Kiss (the first two of these are exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury’s website). After hauling all three I decided to give the shimmery ones a try in Pillow Talk Diamonds and Lucky Diamonds as well.

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Glow Kiss, Princess, Everlasting, Pillow Talk Diamonds and Lucky Diamonds

My thoughts:

  • Glow Kiss is a sheer glossy beige, it’s super sheer on my lips but gives them a lips but better translucent glow
  • Princess Kiss is a beautiful soft light pink cream, it’s also sheer but gives a lovely pink tint
  • Everlasting Kiss is my favorite (and available at all counters) which is a neutral medium nude rose
  • Pillow Talk Diamonds is a metallic glittery pink gold, even though it has impressive full coverage with a smooth texture (no gritty feel at all) this one was a disaster on my lips! It looks absolutely horrible, I suppose it could be used as a topper but it’s so metallic I couldn’t wait to take it off.
  • Lucky Diamonds is a metallic warm copper, also smooth with full coverage, this one was a winner for me, I think the deeper base makes it a lot more wearable, it’s very shimmery but still very wearable, I wish it came in a plum or rose version

Overall I’m happy with the way all of them look except for Pillow Talk Diamonds. They are very sheer and I find their online stock photos and model photos very misleading. I find they look a lot more pigmented and opaque online than they do in real life – even with heavy lip layering. For the price I’d expect a lot more product at the very least. Still I really like the texture and finish. As much as I like the colors I think the deeper and brighter options I bought last year make for a better buy. I added a swatch of Pillow Talk at the end for reference.

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Glow Kiss_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Princess Kiss_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Everlasting Kiss_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Pillow Talk Diamonds_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Lucky Diamonds_____________

 

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette New Superstar Lips

Overall lots to love for easy everyday kind of makeup. I think every color in the Gorgeous Glowing Beauty palette is wearable and great for the more conservative beauty lover or for those who feel like they don’t know how to wear makeup. It’s truly easy to wear with easy to follow steps for a full face look and I do think it’s beautiful! At $75 it is fairly spendy, I bought mine during the Sephora Holiday bonus event for some savings.

For the Superstar Lips I still have the same mixed feelings: love the formula, don’t like the price, still feel online stock/promotional marketing photos are misleading. My dislikes won’t stop me from trying new shades if they’re launched in the future though.

You can find the Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette out now. I do believe it’s limited-edition like all of her other palettes. I bought mine at Sephora and it’s sold out there online, but still available at other places like Nordstrom, Charlotte Tilbury, Bloomingdales and Beautylish to name a few.

The Superstar Lips in Everlasting Kiss is available at all Charlotte Tilbury counters. Glow Kiss and Princess Kiss appear to be exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury’s website.

 

 

The Pillow Talk shades are still my favorite so I’m doing a giveaway with a Pillow Talk Lip Cheat, Matte Revolution and Superstar Lips. ONE person will be selected to win – all you have to do is enter via the widget below and complete at least 2 of the steps. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter. Runs through 11/25/2019 11:45 PM EST. One winner will be selected within 48 hours after giveaway ends and announced on the widget below. I’ll e-mail them directly and they must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected in their place. I usually ship prizes within one week. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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