World famous Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury has caused a storm in the makeup world with the release of her own makeup line, a couple of weeks ago in Selfridges. The products are sold both in Selfridges and on CharlotteTilbury.com.
The line comprises of makeup brushes, a couple of skincare products, and then a whole host of products for the eyes, lips and face. I trotted down to Selfridges last week to take a look and of course, I ended up walking away with a blush (of course – I am addicted to blushes!). Now, none of the products are cheap – but I had high hopes for them being good since Charlotte is a makeup artist and she has consulted on makeup to many brands over her 20 years in the industry.
Cheek to Chic – Swish & Pop Blush in Love Glow – £30 for 8g
This is a duo tone blush – there is an outer ring in one shade and an inner shade of blush in another slightly different shade. The idea behind this blush is that you use the outer shades on your cheekbones and then the inner shade in the apples of your cheeks. I like the concept but it’s a little tricky to get your blusher brush to pick up only the outer shade. To be honest I have been using the blush as you would with any normal one and swirling the colours together – but here are swatches of the shades.
Top is inner shade, middle is outer shade and the bottom one is the two mixed together.
The blush has a lovely, slightly light reflecting formula, I would say it’s a satin finish, there are no large chunks of glitter or shimmer in the blush. It has a beautiful finish that I think is very flattering, sophisticated and feminine. I would say the pigmentation is light to medium but you can build this up without it looking chalky. It applies beautifully and blend very easily – I cannot stress how finely milled the blush is – I am seriously impressed with this beauty. I think it’s the most finely milled blush I have ever come across!
The wear of this is reasonably good. It doesn’t last all day on me but it gives a good run of about 6-7 hours or so. I am not going to lie – I wold have preferred it to be longer wearing but I do have moderately oily skin.
One thing I am not keen on at all is the packaging – to me it looks very old school, quite 80s and not appealing at all – I mean that for both the box and compact. It also feels very light, one the one hand that’s good as its less weight in your makeup bag but on the other hand I feel that it would break easily and looks cheap. It actually reminds me a bit of Contance Carroll – anyone remember that stuff?
Overall, I like this – it’s a beautiful good quality blush that gives a gorgeous finish. I do wish it was longer wearing but I can live with that – I don’t think its worth £30 – maybe £20-22 is a better price for it and I won’t be buying another one, but I may try more Charlotte Tilbury makeup in the next couple of months.
Here are the ingredients – no parabens which is good!
Let me know what you think – do you you will try any Charlotte Tilbury makeup? Maybe you have already!? Do you love it?
PS – its my birthday today and also the blog’s birthday! The blog is 2 today!
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