A little late to the party, as usual, but I couldn’t put this purchase off any longer. I finally bit the bullet and purchased some signature pieces from the Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Ready Set. I have been meaning to get some bits for a while now, but they are extremely hard to get hold of, selling only with a select few stockists – but hey ho, who ever complained about a little exclusivity. So this will be a little bit of a haul, and a little bit of a first impressions because I haven’t had time to give a full review.
So first up is Charlotte’s Magic Cream – amazing! I love the luxurious packaging and the product itself is pretty special. I have only been using this for around five days now, but I put it on in the morning once I have washed my face and approx 10 minutes before my make up, and follow up in the evening (slightly thicker layer) once I have taken it all off again. For my skin (combination type) I feel this is perfect, it is however really rich, so if you find you have oily skin then this probably wont do you any favours.
Moving on, to what I have to say is my least favourite in the collection. This is the Multi Miracle Glow, which triples as a cleanser, balm and mask. I have so far tried using as a cleanser (left my face super sticky) and a mask (too messy) now I can deal with a little bit of mess, but what I cannot stand is the artificial smell. This is honestly so overpowering, that I put it to the back of my mind and grab my Liz Earle cleanser every time. It’s a shame because the packaging is so beautiful, but it isn’t cheap, and I just guess I was wishing for a little more, but that’s the price you pay when you buy online. I’m still going to try this out as a balm, because I have read such good reviews! So if you have any advice for me on this one, it would be much appreciated.
Next is my Holy Grail product- Wonder Glow! Zoe over at Stone Fox recommended this to me, and after much deliberation I finally caved and got one for myself. I mix this with my foundation (currently Dior Star) rather than the recommended primer, because I feel like it just lights up my face, and I also like to use a mattifying primer on my T zone, just to keep any unwanted shine at bay. This is one thing I know that I will continue to repurchase, and I cannot wait to use this on holidays when you don’t want a full face of make up.
Finally, I got the Film Star Bronze & Glow after seeing it on Vivianna Does Makeup. It works really well with the wonder glow, but I do have a tendency of being overzealous with my application and looking like an extra from Twilight [NB: not a good look!] I have tried a number of different contour kits, and this is by far my favourite. The bronze section is a really natural tan, and the highlight features just the right amount of shimmer.
This all came lovingly packaged with the signature Charlotte Tilbury make up bag, which has become a firm favourite in my handbag. All in all, I am only disappointed in one product, which isn’t too bad, as I mentioned, that is the risk you take when buying cosmetics online.
What Charlotte Tilbury products do you love or are lusting after? I’d love to know. I think next on my list are the airbrush powder & matte lipsticks!