The first time I used Charlotte Tilbury makeup I took it for a serious endurance test. I still worked in a pub at the time so my makeup had to stand up to afternoon drinks with friends followed by a hectic bar shift. I tried Rock’N’Kohl eyeliner in Bedroom Black and Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet for my eyes and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in Night Crimson. For foundation I used Light Wonder 3 Fair, with the Wonderglow primer.
Lightwonder Foundation and Wonderglow Primer:
I found the LightWonder foundation really long lasting. There was a little bit of wear around my nose and lips, but after 14 hours with no touch ups I have no complaints about this from a light weight foundation. I loved this product as an every day foundation, it covers and evens out my skin nicely and the feel is so light I can barely tell it’s there For special occasions (or if you just like a bit more coverage) Charlotte Tilbury offer the Magic foundation which I’m looking forward to trying as soon as possible.
The Wonderglow primer also has a lovely lightweight feel, and adds a subtle golden shimmer to the skin. I’ve tried this primer under foundation and on it’s own. Either way it gives a boost of radiance to the skin, that is especially helpful if you’re skin is a bit on the tired side (if for example you’re been drinking or have a lot of late nights).
Rock’N’Kohl Eyeliner and Colour Chameleon
The Rock’N’Kohl eyeliner is described as an Iconic Liquid Eye pencil and the Colour Chameleon is an eyeshadow pencil.
The Rock’N’Kohl eyeliner is a really nice deep black colour, but I’ve found it better for smudging and blending than I expected of something described as a liquid eye pencil. However, it certainly lives up to the claim of long lasting, I only needed to touch up once and it was still on my waterline and lowere lash line at the end of the night. The pencil is very soft, so it needs treating carefully or it’ll snap quite easily.
The Colour Chameleon range is designed to be really accessible (a theme throughout the Charlotte Tilbury brand) and is sold with recommendations for different eye colours in day and night options. I bought the Bronzed Garnet and the Amethyst Aprodisiac for green eyes; for this look I tried the Bronzed Garnet. The pencil design makes the product really easy to use, and you have a reasonable amount of time to work with it to blend it for a smokey look. I did experience some creasing with this product the first time I used it and found that it made my eyelids feel a little sticky. When I’ve used this product since I’ve set it with a little bit of translucent powder, which I found counteracted the sticky feeling and creasing. It also made it really long-lasting. My eyelids tend to be a little on the oily side so I do tend to have this problem with all cream eyeshadows.
K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Night Crimson
I absolutely adore this lipstick. I’ve not been this happy about a lipstick colour since Urban Decay discontinued Gash in the switch to the Vice lipsticks a few years ago. I also found the lipstick lasted really well (3 touch-ups in 14 hours, 1 after eating), although I always apply my lipstick, blot and then apply a second coat which helps. The consistency is really nice as well. I struggle with lipstick sometimes because of really dry, chapped lips, but this moisturising lipstick goes on really nicely.
As you can tell I was absolutely thrilled with my first experience of Charlotte Tilbury makeup. The products really lived up to my expectations and I can’t wait to try more of them.
The brand is also really accessible (you can literally shop by look), cruelty-free and has a wide range of vegan products.