Walking up to the uber sexy and oh so glamorous Charlotte Tilbury counter in Selfridges I had high expectations. After hearing and reading much talk about this brilliant brand and the relatively new products that are already becoming the ‘it’ beauty items to own, I was excited. Probably a tad TOO excited for Selfridges, where I always feel you should remain cool and collected whilst surrounded by the Jimmy Choos and sushi.
I also wondered would I be let down? Was it all hype? Or would I just throw my wallet over the counter and close my eyes while they filled an extremely large carrier bag with countless lipsticks and palettes?
Well I certainly wasn’t let down.
The counter is a gold paradise, reminiscent of the 70s, it oozes sex appeal and glamour. There is glamour from the tip of the shiny counters to the adornment of photos of stunning models that run along the front of a tres chic display.
The staff were extremely helpful and took time with you and helped you learn about the products, and the Charlotte Tilbury way. (Which may I add is a very fabulous way to live).
Everything is laid out in ‘looks’. It is a very nice, calm way to shop. There are not hundreds of choices which is really refreshing, although it is off course a new brand, it feels like time has been taken to choose products that you really need. Without giving you a overwhelming choice.
K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick – Fallen from the Lipstick tree- I brought shade Coachella Coral
(The most amazing coral pink, that’s soft enough for day, but wow enough for night.)
Firstly- the coolest name for a lipstick ever. Secondly- the most amazingly smooth lipstick ever. These are so soft on the lips, yet they offer a full colour. They have UV protectors in them, and light defusing pigments which aim to make your lips look fuller and more voluptuous….and I have to say- I think it works. Great staying power to boot.
MATTE REVOLUTION Lipstick- Luminous Modern Matte – I brought shade Miss Kensington
(A soft delicate pinky/brown that’s reminiscent of the 60s lip. A soft nude.)
These matte lipsticks are very smooth, almost velvety when on the lips. They are buildable in colour. Not flat looking at all as they have 3D pigments to reflect light. Great staying power and super lovely to apply.
-Side note- personally I prefer the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks simply as I am more of a ‘glossier lip look lover’, but the matte’s are fabulous too.-
COLOUR CHAMELEON Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil – I brought shade Amber Haze
(A warm gold colour with pigments of shimmer and bronze.)
Hands up- I have always had a love/hate relationship with eyeshadow pencils. LOVE the idea, HATE that I would fail at putting them on every time. These eyeshadow stick pencils are not only AMAZING in colour (shimmery with subtle gold flecks) they are pretty soft and easy to blend when applied. They also stay on really REALLY well. I recently wore this one on holiday where it was 39 degrees at times and it did not budge. The above colour is STUNNING. Creates a very sexy golden smokey eye in a matter of minutes.
ROCK ‘N’ KOHL Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil- I brought shade Barbarella Brown
(A deep brown colour.)
The assistant pretty much insisted I buy this liner and as I was already 3 items heavy in the shopping basket- I thought why not! And I am glad I did! This is basically a liquid liner but in a pencil form. It stays on so well, I mean it truly doesn’t budge! Fabulous product! (Again with those most amazing name!)
So that is my first Charlotte Tilbury haul. I do not doubt that I shall be adding to my collection very soon.
Lady Like Momma