The wait is finally over as the highly anticipated makeup range from renowned make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury launched last week. I made my selections after watching the helpful tutorials of the 10 looks, such a great idea to show the makeup in action. I think the entire collection looks very assessable and it comes across as a mistake proof line.
Here is how the packaging looks,
It has a very old time glamour, vintage look about it, I was expecting the compacts to feel heavy but they are actually quite lightweight.
I'll begin with the eyes today and review the rest of the items I bought within the next few weeks.
The Uptown Girl Luxury palette (£38) contains a very shimmery peachy gold champagne, shimmery mauve taupe, satin finish smoky mix of grey/mauve and a pink opalescence glitter shade. The glitter shade has a slightly dryer feel (typical of glitter overlay finishes) but the other shades are very smooth, soft and silky. The glitter shade adheres extremely well and you can really get a high impact look, rather than just a few sparkles here and there. They all blend beautifully, the colours work so well together and they have a good wear time (though I think a primer gets the best from them).
Its just a beautiful palette, I really like that you can wear it for a more daytime friendly look or dial it up for some drama.
There is one mascara in the range, Full Fat lashes (£22). It comes in a glossy black colour. It has a slightly dryer feel/look but not quite along the lines of a typical Lancome or YSL.
It gives a bit of lift and good length and thickness, without any flaking or smudges. Another bonus is that you can apply multiply coats without it clumping. I think this is a great overall dramatic mascara and it is one of the few mascara that I would re-buy.
Below is with one coat of mascara
Lastly I got the classic eye liner in the shade Audrey (£16). Its a deep neutral brown. I'm not typically a fan of pencil eye liners as I find them difficult to apply, however this has a really easy to work with consistency, it doesn't tug yet is not so soft that it smudges all over the place, I can get a even line with it and it has a good level of pigment. A good staple to have in your collection.
Swatches below of Audrey liner and uptown girl palette
I'm extremely pleased with these, given Charlotte's knowledge/experience there was always going to be a high expectation on this range so I am glad that it doesn't disappoint.
The range is currently available from Selfridges (international shipping available), net-a-porter.com and charlottetilbury.com
I bought all these items from charlottetilbury.com