I’ve been eyeing up the Charlotte Tilbury counter for a long time now but can never justify the price tag so when I got some products for Christmas I was over the moon. The first thing I want to mention is the packaging, can we please just take a minute to appreciate how beautiful the rose gold skinny metal casing is (heart in eyes emoji) it’s honestly the nicest packaging I’ve seen and I won’t lie it makes me like whats inside even more.
Right on to the important stuff, the products themselves. The main piece from the range, that is spoken about a lot in the blogosphere is the famous sculpt and highlight. I have never been a massive contourer or highlight user, I’ll be honest I tend to stick to bronze and blush on my cheeks, but I’m a new woman, and I love it! It’s taken a bit of getting use to make the contour not look like a brown block on my cheek but I think I’ve cracked it and it adds great definition. I love the highlight perhaps even more than the contour. The only other highlighters I’ve ever used are the ones from Nars and Soap and Glory. Such a lovely pair of powders, in amazing packaging which would make a lovely luxury present for anyone into their make up.
Next up is a set I got of two makeup items that can be bought individually but you can save a few pounds if buying them together, and again they would make a lovely gift. The products in question are the Cheek to Chic blushers and a K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick. I got the set that contains the blusher in the shade ecstasy which has a lovely warm toned pink outside with a brighter pop of colour in the centre which I think makes is quite versatile I think and lipstick shade stoned rose which works amazingly over the maybelline lip pencil in East End Snob that I mention in my Recent Discoveries blog post. I really love both of these and have got a lot of wear out of them this month.
The final Charlotte Tilbury purchase to mention is the Retouch Conceal and Treat stick in shade 2. I recently used up the last of my well-loved Yves Saint Laurent, Touche Eclat Radiant Touch concealer which I used religiously to brighten under my eyes when the late nights had been a few too many and I was attempting to look more awake than I felt, which is a very regular occurrence for me. This CT stick is very similar and so far I think I like it even more as it has a tad more coverage which means it can double up and be used to cover up blemishes as well.
Whilst we are talking about the amazingly rose gold packaged provides from CT, I thought I would chuck in a comment about my new favourite brushes. Not only are these Zoeva brushes very aesthetically pleasing but they are also super soft and work so well at applying my makeup. I was considering ordering a ready-made set as they are better value for money but I knew exactly which brushes I wanted and so it seemed silly to order a set that contained ones I wouldn’t use and not all the ones I did want just for the sake of a few pounds.
I got a contour brush mainly with the intention of using it with my new sculpt and highlight and also a highlight brush for the same reason. An angled blusher brush for (believe it or not) blusher and then another blusher brush with is fatter and more rounded to use manly as a powder brush and it’s working really well for that at the moment. I’m very happy with the selection I made and I am eager to get my hands and more brushes from the same range because one they’re great brushes and two, now I’ve started I feel like I need to expand on my rose gold theme (I’m officially addicted).