Favourite Makeup Brands: Charlotte Tilbury

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If there’s one brand that’s captured my attention lately, it’s Charlotte Tilbury. I literally cannot find any flaws with any of the products I’ve tried from her line.

Here are a few favourites:

Film Star Bronze & Glow – this is much talked about among beauty fanatics and I caved in and bought it earlier this winter. It lives up to the hype. The highlighter is one of the best out there – finely milled and gives a perfect amount of glow that’s even appropriate for a 40+woman like me. The Bronzer can be used as a contour or a bronzer-and the effect is beautiful. For those with darker skintones, this may be a tad too light and I think  there is a deeper bronzer that might work better.

Coachella Coral Lipstick – this was part of my first purchase at Charlotte Tilbury when it launched at Holt Renfrew in Toronto. I still love it. It is one of the most beautiful bright corals out there that is not pink or orange. Just right. It fades to a very natural colour. Wear isn’t that long but it feels super comfortable on. I love Charlotte’s lipsticks.

The Golden Goddess Luxury Eye Palette – I just got sent this and I have to say it too lives up to the hype. Buttery smooth and easy to apply, I am in love. The neutral colours in this palette are right up my alley too.

And last but not least, the Cheek to Chic blush in Ecstasy, a beautifiul coral blush. What can say about CT blush other than you need one or two in your life. They are quite simply one of the most beautiful blushes available. You swirl around the outer colour and then tap the centre. I forgot and usually just swirl all around. It is smooth to apply and highly pigmented. A liight touch and you’ve got that glow from within that we all want to achieve.

This blush looks amazing paired with Coachella Coral lipstick, and that is what I wore today.

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Charlotte Tilbury is one of those makeup lines that make you feel put together and sophisticated instantly. It’s worth a splurge now and then!

What have you tried from Charlotte Tilbury?

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Available in May 2016, the Covergirl Katy Kat Collection includes 11 demi-matte lipsticks (even black!), plus a new mascara – in blue and black.

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Thanks to hours of Youtube video watching, I’m kind of having a moment with liquid lipsticks lately.  Two products that recently entered my universe were NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Prague, a bright and bold cool toned pinky berry, and MAC’s liquid lipstick in Dance with Me, a gorgeous deep red. While both are stunning colour wise, I only have one of them in my collection now. One went back to the store. Can you guess which?

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A Bond Girl for a Day

I would never buy a lipstick because of it’s name. I haven’t gone that crazy…yet. But I’ve come close, particularly with Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl lipstick. Love the name, love the lipstick.

I saw it first on Sandra, and it looked gorgeous on her. I felt like I needed to investigate further. After checking out other swatches I dove in and ordered it.

Thankfully, there are no regrets here. It’s a beauty, name and all.

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