If you’ve followed my makeup obsession for any amount of time you know I’m somewhat of a raging fan of Charlotte Tilbury. I first learned of the line in early 2018 when I read an article on the release of her Beauty Wand. In the summer of 2018 I was invited to participate in a makeup challenge (that I didn’t win) with the brand to celebrate the launch of Charlotte Tilbury at Sephora. In the fall of 2018 I attended Sephoria in L.A. where I got to attend a makeup class with Charlotte Tilbury and even got the chance to meet her! I love her products, love watching her tutorials and really love that she is a makeup artist by trade.
About Charlotte Tilbury
Born in London, Charlotte Tilbury has worked as a world-renowned makeup artist for celebrities and models for decades. She lives and breaths makeup and created her own line in 2014 after noticing a lack of products in the marketplace that were not only beautiful and high-quality but that also helped improve your skin! Her looks are iconic, illuminated and all-around breathtaking and her products are as luxurious as they come. She believes that if you have a beautiful canvas then you will have a beautiful painting and every product in her line is focused on creating a beautiful, flawless, airbrushed appearance that radiates light, improves your skin and helps you look and feel your best. I mean sign me up. Here is a look at the makeup products that I love from Charlotte Tilbury!
COMPLETE CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAKEUP HAUL
INSTANT LOOK PALETTE // I don’t own this palette but I have coveted it for a year give or take so I included it! It contains 7 shades for the ultimate smoky eye including a highlighter for your cheekbones and a blush! If you love a smoky eye or want a great palette for date nights or events look no further!
GLOWING SKIN PALETTE // If you are overwhelmed with all of the options this palette is a great place to start! This palette includes a powder, bronzer, blush and highlighter! The powder is actually the airbrush flawless finish in 2 medium which is what I wear!
PRIME & PREP
MAGIC CREAM // Ok I can’t say enough good things about this product as a moisturizer to prep your skin for makeup! I heard Charlotte talk at Sephoria about how she created this product for the celebrities and models to help them not look jet-lagged or tired and to give them a dewy, glowy complexion. It’s a patented, anti-aging, hydrating cream that stimulates collagen production, fights free radicals and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. You apply it sweeping outward and upward to stimulate circulation. She also says that you should tap on your cheeks and under your eyes to help with puffiness and to massage your forehead with circular motions while applying. You would still follow with a primer after this step!
MAGIC EYE RESCUE // Like the magic cream, this magic eye rescue is a must! I use it as a base to my concealer. Charlotte spent over 20 years perfecting this formula and it contains bontanicals to brighten dark circles; saccharide isomerate that smooths and firms; Winter Daphne Stem Cell Extract to improve texture, firmness and elasticity; and retinol which boosts the rejuvenation of skin cells and increases collagen. It also contains Red algae to strengthen and protects your under-eye skin, bionymph peptide to increase collagen and a coconut oil and shea butter mix with vitamins A, C and E to sooth and moisturize. It is jam packed with good-for-you ingredients and you will tell a difference on your under-eyes!
WONDERGLOW FACE PRIMER // This is one of my top 3 favorite primers! It contains collagen-boosting peptides and gives your skin an illuminated glow without being drying, sticky or too thick! The formula blends seamlessly and blurs away lines.
YOUTH GLOW PRIMER // I used every last drop of this Charlotte Tilbury primer which is why it’s not pictured above. I don’t know what kind of science it involves but it color-corrects on contact to reduce redness and pigmentation, help with dark shadows and brighten skin. If you wanted something that you could wear with just a little concealer and powder I would choose this over the Wonder Glow due to the color-correcting properties.
HOLLYWOOD FLAWLESS FILTER // While I prefer the combination of Wonder Glow and Magic foundation, some people like this product because it can be used as a primer, foundation or highlighter.
MAGIC FOUNDATION // After much consideration I think I’m ready to commit in writing that this Charlotte Tilbury foundation is at the top of my list. It has vitamin C to fight aging & free radicals, hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and plump skin and mushroom extract to tighten pores!! I’m in a shade 5 and I absolutely love how it covers, how it feels and how good is stays put!
MAGIC AWAY CONCEALER // This is my go-to concealer when I don’t want something as full-coverage as Shape Tape. It’s water-resistant, lasts for 15 hours and helps to cover redness and pigmentation like a champ!
MAGIC POWDER // This ultra-fine, paraben-free setting powder blurs imperfections and reduces shine. It’s a light-diffusing, soft powder blurs your imperfections and helps to mattify your skin without being chalky or thick. I love that it’s made with veggie powder instead of talc since talc is terrible for your pores. I also love that it contains brightening bio-mimetic mica, amino acids to help improve the texture of your skin and tsukai oil, a Japanese oil that is a fast-absorbing mositurizer. It also cotains squalene which is a natural olive oil derivative that helps to soften your skin. I wear the shade, medium.
HEALTHY GLOW TINTED MOISTURIZER // This unisex product is pretty much magic in a bottle. It comes out clear and morphs to your skin tone on contact. It has encapsulated chameleon natural tan pigments that activate upon application, and once blended, the different tones deliver a natural color result based on your skin. This is an excellent tinted moisturizer for summer!
FLAWLESS FINISH SETTING POWDER // If you look in my purse at any given moment you will find this compact. It’s a super-fine powder that conceals and illuminates simultaneously. Rose wax and almond oil hydrate the skin throughout the day and enable the powder to blend flawlessly and I love how it reduces shine without being too matte.
COLLAGEN LIP BATH // This product has been a staple in my bag since I bought it! It’s a hybrid lip enhancer that moisturizes your lips with marine collagen and softens them with coconut oil. There is a shimmery pigment that reflects the light helping your lips look fuller and peppermint extract that cools on contact.
KISSING LIPSTICK // I don’t love having to swear on Instagram to pronounce this one but “Bitch Perfect” is the best color!! This lipstick is also enriched with antioxidants and blended with special waxes for all-day wear.
LIP CHEAT LIP LINER // I wear “Pillow Talk” in this velvety liner that allows you to resize your lips in a cynch. It’s called a lip-cheat because you can over-line your lips and it won’t move thanks to the no-smudge, waterproof formula.
PILLOWTALK EYESHADOW PALETTE // I bought this eyeshadow palette after Charlotte Tilbury used it during the Victorias’ Secret show last year! It has the prettiest, natural mauves and pinks and you can use it to create daytime looks to evening looks. All of the instructions for where to use which color are on the back and you can also get the info in the product information section. It’s one of my all-time favorite Charlotte Tilbury makeup products.
LUXURY EYESHADOW PALETTE // Another one of my top products from Charlotte Tilbury are these eyeshadow palettes. Honestly you don’t need a huge eyeshadow palette because the average person will use the same 2-4 colors on repeat. These palettes not only have unbeatable pigments but they are so easy to use! My favorite color is The Dolce Vita followed by The Golden Goddess.
CREAM EYESHADOW // I haven’t tried this product yet but I just ordered it from Sephora in the color “Jean”. I’m excited to use it across my eyelid to enhance my shadows.
CHAMELEON EYESHADOW PENCIL // I love a chunky eyeshadow pencil and this one does not dissapoint! The color is long-lasting and will stay in place all day! I have it in bronzed garnet which is technically for green eyes but I love how it makes my blue/grey eyes a little more grey/green.
LIQUID EYELINER // Charlotte’s signature feline flick cat-eye is created using this pen. It glides on smooth and sets quickly to avoid smudging. Make sure to fix any mistakes quickly though because it lasts for up to 14 hours!
EYELINER PENCIL // This waterproof eye pencil glides on like a liquid and melts into your skin, staying in play for up to 14 hours. Crushed pearl powder stimulates collagen and hydrates the surface of your lid. For application tips click here.
LEGENDARY LASHES MASCARA // When a mascara says it delivers 500% more volume to lashes then it better be buildable! This one is and it layers perfectly without getting chunky allowing you to create thick, long, lashes. It’s long wearing, smudge-proof and humidity-resistant.
HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR
BEAUTY LIGHT WAND // The beauty wand is the one Charlotte Tilbury makeup product I could never live without. It highlights without making you look glittery and the rose-golden color suits an array of skin tones. I apply it to my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, on the inner corners of my eyes and on my cupid’s bow.
COUNTOUR WAND // This buildable contour wand is perfect for contouring your nose! You can also “follow the hollow” and contour your cheeks or add contouring to the sides of your forehead but just make sure to blend well!
CHEEK TO CHIC BLUSH // I wear color “Love is the drug” in this two-step blush. I love the natural colors and how it illuminates your skin with no glitter thanks to light flex technology that captures light and re-emits it! The center color is used on the apples of your cheeks to make them “pop” and then the outer color is used to blend up your cheekbone!
BRONZE & GLOW CONTOUR DUO // If you want to purchase one compact for highlighting and contouring this would be a great one! The golden tones match a variety of skin tones and it’s easy to apply if the wands are intimidating. Use the Sculpt bronzer along the lower cheek, jawline and sides of the nose and use the Highlight to illuminate the top of cheekbones, bridge of the nose, under your eyebrow and cupid’s bow.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAKEUP BRUSHES
POWDER AND SCULPT BRUSH // I am obsessed with this brush! It has the perfect tapered edges for setting your under-eyes and applying powder to your T-zone. I also love that the barrel is tapered and won’t roll of your counter.
COMPLEXION BRUSH // This is another brush that I have used non-stop. It’s a synthetic bristle with a large flat head for flawless base application and a small head perfect for contouring, concealing under your eyes or around your nose!
MY TOP 5 MUST-HAVE ITEMS
If I were only going to buy 5 Charlotte Tilbury products it would without a doubt be the BEAUTY LIGHT WAND first and foremost. I would also include the MAGIC FOUNDATION and then FLAWLESS FINISH SETTING POWDER because I think they are the best foundation and powder on the market right now. I would also include the PILLOWTALK EYESHADOW PALETTE because I think the colors are unique and just so good together that it would be hard to find dupes. Lastly, I think I would have to go with the MAGIC EYE RESCUE because I’m a little addicted to under-eye moisturizers and it just feels so good on your skin!
NEW ITEMS I WANT TO TRY
Now let’s chat about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup I want to try. We’ve already mentioned the INSTANT LOOK PALETTE but I’m also dying to try her new GLOWGASM FACE PALETTE and the GLOWGASM BEAUTY WANDS. I don’t know how anything will rival the Light Want but I’m curious. I also have my eye on the LIP LUSTER GLOSS, the SHEET MASK and the CLAY MASK!