I hope you are all doing well and are having a wonderful weekend so far. I took to Twitter to see what you would like to see on the blog next and the majority wanted to see my Charlotte Tilbury haul. I picked up a few goodies before and after Christmas and decided to combine them into a collective haul. It's a little crazy to even be mentioning Christmas still as we are now in February but I absolutely love haul posts and could't resist sharing some new additions with you all. Charlotte Tilbury has grown to become one of my all time favourite beauty brands and I am always left so impressed after using anything from the line. The Charlotte Tilbury range launched in September 2013 to unprecedented rave reviews and broke all records. I have featured a few Charlotte Tilbury products on my blog already but I am very excited to slowly but surely be expanding my collection.
After taking my pictures and sitting down to type up my post I realised that I completely forgot to feature an exciting Charlotte Tilbury purchase that I treated myself to back in November for my birthday whilst in Harrods. So, I may have to follow up in the next few weeks to share that as it involves some limited edition items that are too gorgeous not to share. Blogger struggles haha.
Moving swiftly on, let's talk about one of the most iconic features of any Charlotte Tilbury item. I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate this exquisite rose gold packaging! If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know my obsession with all things rose gold and I have to say that Charlotte has really hit it on the nail with this dazzling packaging. It is so distinctive and it just adds to the overall luxurious feel of the brand.
Film Noir Nights Makeup Kit | £35.00
This Film Noir Nights makeup kit is something else - from the packaging design and the shade of the lipstick it is absolutely stunning. This little beauty can be found in the gift section of the Charlotte Tilbury website and I had been eyeing this up ever since it launched on the website. I was lucky to receive a Charlotte Tilbury voucher from two of my cousins for my birthday (thank you so much Jess & Ella) and decided to use it towards this beautiful set.
The set itself is inspired by the hypnotising, seductive, powerful sirens of the Noir era, this sensual duo is all about the seductive, smokey eyes that hypnotised the world and those sumptuous Film Noir lips that enticed and ensured. The set features one of Charlotte's latest Matte Revolution Lipstick releases, Opium Noir which is a gorgeous bold, vampy yet incredibly flattering deep wine shade. Keeping true to the Matte Revolution formula this lipstick is incredibly smooth to apply, very lightweight and not at all drying on the lips. It's a gorgeous fall / winter shade and the application is very smooth and not at all patchy. The second item in the box is Charlotte's bestselling Rock'n'Kohl Eyeliner in Bedroom Black. I already have this in my makeup collection and I am so glad that I have a backup because it is truly an amazing product. This is a no-nonsense liquid-eye pencil, enriched with crushed pearl powder which features the silky smooth glide of a liquid liner with the soft, sooty, pigment-rich result of a kohl. Now, the packaging, This duo comes encased in a light-up vintage vanity-mirror-inspired presentation box. I must admit that aside from the makeup goodies the packaging itself was something that enticed me from the very beginning. I know they say to never judge a book by its cover but come on now, how beautiful is this set?! The great thing is that he box can be reused for storage and it is going to have a little home on my vanity.
Wonderglow Face Primer | £38.50
Wonderglow is a product that I have been lusting after for as long as I can remember. I was so hesitant in the past because I almost thought that my skin wash't good enough for it?! Crazy I know but what I mean but that is...I have always had a love hate relationship with my skin but I finally feel like I am in a place where I have it under control in terms of texture and breakouts. I have been on a skincare journey for as long as I can remember and I am finally in a good place with my skin and it's the most amazing feeling. If you would like to hear about my skin journey then please let me know.
This is one of Charlotte's most iconic makeup items and I can see why it is loved by so many. It's a miracle fix product that can turn around tired, full, dehydrated skin in a beauty flash. It is a visionary anti-age hybrid that features a breakthrough Fluorescent Core Light Diffuser, BioNymph Peptide Complex, Sodium Hyluronate plus rose hip and camellia oils to give your skin an instant 'spotlight' effect. It is a cross between an anti-age elixir and a complexion-enhancing light diffuser - it is one of Charlotte's seven wonders for your skin.
The main reason I wanted to finally add this product to my makeup collection is for those days when I want my skin to be lit from within and much more dewy than normal. You can use this product underneath foundation or on it's own for a relaxed, effortlessly dewy look, or even on top of makeup throughout the day to give your skin an instant pick me up. I am going to get so much wear out of this product in the upcoming summer months.
K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Valentine // Matt Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
If you have caught up with a few of my recent posts then you would have seen me review both of these beautiful lipsticks last week. I could't resist not giving them a little mention in this post - Valentine and Pillow Talk are both gorgeous lipsticks and if you would like to hear more about them you can check out my post here.
Life Changing Lashes in Rose Gold | £18.00
This is another item that I have been lusting after for as long as I can remember but I could never justify spending £18 on eyelash curlers...until now. The main reason I finally decided to treat myself to these was because I had a little incident with my current eyelash curlers. Honestly, I have been using them for as long as I can remember and I wouldn't even be able to tell you where they are from as they were a gift when I was just getting started in makeup. Fast forward a good 10 years and it's safe to say they have seen better days. So, what actually happened that made me change my mind? Well, on my first day back at work after the New Year I was getting ready as usual, applied my eyeliner as normal and then grabbed my eyelash curlers to prep my lashes before mascara. Well, I am not sure what exactly happened after that but I had this excruciating pain in my right eye. I could't even open it and honestly, I started to panic! I ran to my en suite and grabbed my contact lense solution to remove my contact lense so I could have a closer look at my eye. Shock horror when I removed my contact lense it had been split almost completely in half! Yup, the eyelash curlers had split my contact lense whilst it was still in my eye *face palm*. So, I haven't used those eyelash curlers since and decided to treat myself to a new pair. Fingers crossed I don't have a repeat of that anytime soon.
Aside from the fact that these eyelash curlers are absolutely beautiful with the rose gold detailing but they really are, as Charlotte like's to say - "A push-up bra for the eyes". I always curl my lashes before applying mascara to elongate them and open up my eyes. When I am in a rush and forget to curl my lashes I can always tell because my mascara never applies the same - I am completely hooked haha. These eyelash curlers work perfectly at lifting and separating the lashed for a push-up effect, making your eyes seem more awake. Open the curlers, clamp and hold on your top lashes for a good 5 seconds and you are good to go.
Legendary Party Eyes Bauble Set | £20.00*
Finally but certainly not least we have the Party Eyes Bauble set. This was actually a Christmas gift from my blogging bestie India and it is absolutely gorgeous - thank you so much lovely! This set it no longer available from the Charlotte Tilbury website but it is still in stock on some online retailers like Harrods. Create an iconic gaze with Charlotte's incredible Legendary Party Eyes kit. Presented in a glittering, golden globe perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, this mascara and eyeliner duo make the perfect gift.
The set comes with a mini bestselling Rock'n'Kohl Eyeliner in Bedroom Black which we spoke about above and also Charlotte's latest bestselling mascara release, Legendary Lashes in in Black Vinyl. I love how mascara can instantly change the way your eyes look but honestly I usually sway towards hughstreet brands because I go through them so quickly. I have used a variety of high-end mascaras before and I have to say that this is definitely one of my favourites - I new it would be an instant love affair from the moment I saw the brush. Legendary Lashes is a new instant miracle mascara that is inspired by starlets and supermodels born on the red carpet. This revolutionary new lash-enhancing formula extends out the lashes like a piece of elastic and holds them there for the longest, most luscious lashes of your life with 13x more volume in just three coats. It does;t clump up, it does;t crack and it doesn't drop of flake on your skin throughout the day. It's all about the lashes and I am in love with this mascara - I will definitely be purchasing a full size version soon.
Overall, I have fallen head over heels for all of these products and I would recommend them to anyone. I fall more in love with the brand every time I stop by a counter or purchase something online. I literally have to restrain myself from purchasing every single makeup set they have available in-store or online. As a beauty enthusiast and collector I would love to own the whole line one day- a girl can dream right haha. I think the next step for me would be to venture out into Charlotte's skincare line. One thing i love about Charlotte's online delivery service the the fact that they give you so many samples. In most instances you get to choose which ones you would like to try and I now have a few sachets of the Goddess Skin Clay Mask and the ever so famous Magic Cream which I can't wait to try.
I hope you all enjoyed taking a peek at my new Charlotte Tilbury goodies that I have picked up. I would love to know your thoughts on the products mentioned and if you have any tips and tricks whilst using them. Also, please send any recommendations my way as I am always looking for an excuse to try more from the brand! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you would like to chat please feel free to contact me on my social media, email or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment...they truly make my day!
Is there any Charlotte Tilbury products on your wish list? If so, which ones?
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