If you told me that, starting now, I could only wear one brand of makeup for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t hesitate in emptying my makeup bag and filling it with Charlotte Tilbury.
Yes the rose gold packaging is a dream, but it’s so much more than one of the most Instagrammable makeup brands out there.
Charlotte cut her teeth as a makeup artist working with the biggest brands and models in the world, before launching her own range of beauty products in 2013. They were an overnight hit and you rarely hear anyone talk about her products without throwing around the words “holy grail” and “cult”.
Big talk, but which products are REALLY worth the hype?
After all, they’re not as purse-friendly as good ole Rimmel, and you wanna know that you’re spending you’re hard earned cash wisely. Right?
As a self-confessed CT fan girl, here are my top five Charlotte Tilbury products that are worth the hype:
1. The Magic Foundation
Magic by name. Magic by nature. I’m now on my 14927 bottle of this bad boy and there is NO other foundation I want to put on my face. There are 12 shades to choose from and I’ve never found anything that matches my skin as perfectly as this stuff.
Not only that, but it applies like a dream. It’s buildable but not cakey. Not too matte, but not too dewy. It just gives me a really smooth, flawless – yet natural looking – base to apply the rest of my makeup. I’ve used both a brush and a sponge to apply this, and both work perfectly.
At £36 a bottle, it’s pretty mid-rage when it comes to price but this stuff lasts FOREVER.
It’s my Holy Grail foundation. There. I said it.
If you’re in the market for a new foundation, I’d recommend giving the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation a try. As far as I’m concerned, it’s 100% worth the hype.
2. The Legendary Muse Eyeshadow Quad
This bad boy is now sold out online, but if you manage to get your mitts on it – don’t waste any time. Snap. It. Up.1
The four dreamy shades in this pallet are great on their own, but wear them together and boy oh boy. It’s sparkly, champagne, bronzey goodness all over your eyelids. There’s a shade to prime, enhance, smoke and pop which takes you from “desk to disco”.
The colour pay off of each of these shades is amazing, and they last all day and all night. I find myself reaching for this ALL the time, and have already got my eyes on some more of these quads. If they’re half as good as this one, I want them all in my collection.
3. Full Fat Lashes Mascara
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s a clumpy mascara. I like my lashes to look curled and lengthened. Not all stuck together and gross. Not the one. I’ve tried hundreds of drugstore mascaras, but I love nothing like the Full Fat Lashes Mascara from Charlotte Tilbury.
It’s jet-black and does as promised. Gives me some full, fat lashes. It lengthens and curls each lash individually and clumpy lashes are a thing of the past. Another thing I love is that this mascara doesn’t dry up in the tube either. There’s nothing worse than going to apply your mascara and finding out it’s drier than the Sahara.
If you love lengthened, curled and jet-black eyelashes, this is well worth a go.
4. Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
Every man and his dog is raving about this lipstick and for good reason. Created off the back of the hugely popular lip liner of the same name, Pillow Talk is the perfect pink nude lip for any occasion. It’s cliché, but it really is the ultimate “my lips but better” shade. And I think it would look amazing on all skin tones.
To be honest, I love ALL of the Matte Revolution lipsticks. I’m a big fan of a matte lip anyway, but this range is by far my favourite. The formula isn’t cakey, it’s not chalky or drying on the lips, and every Charlotte Tibury lipstick I’ve tried has worn really well throughout the day.
Glatonberry is another much hyped lipstick in the rage and again, I’d say it was completely worth the hype. It’s the perfect berry and, like Pillow Talk, is a non-chalky, non-drying matte lipstick that is definitely worth all the hype around it.
5. Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner
Is it a pencil? Liquid? Gel? This pencil is a hybrid of all three and my GOD is it good. It’s a liquid-in-a-pencil liner that makes for drawing the perfect flick. It’s blacker-than-black and lasts all day. No smudging under your eyes of flicks that have vanished into thin air.
This Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner applies like a dream over eyeshadow – unlike some I‘ve tried that seem to drag on the shadow and make a real mess – and is style highly pigmented. The pencil makes for smooth application, and if you can get your hands on this I’d recommend!
Those are my top five Charlotte Tilbruy products worth the hype.
What are your favourites? Which ones should I try?