There has been a lot of buzz about the new limited edition Charlotte Tilbury & Norman Parkinson collection and a lot of promotional blog posts so I was interested to see if the products were as impressive as I was being told they were.
The collaboration features some of the iconic images
from the legendary British fashion photographer's
archive. The packaging/imagery for the collection fits
in well with the somewhat vintage looking CT range.
The collection is quite small, consisting of five makeup
products and two makeup bags.
The Colour of Youth (£40) is a lip/cheek cream product
that's meant to impart a "delicate, rosy hue
you see in young, innocent and fresh cheeks" . I think
its somewhat over reaching to think I can "paint the
youth back" into my skin, as the product suggests, but
this does provide a healthy looking warm rose flush to
I was impressed with the performance
of this both on the cheeks and lips. It has a smooth,
lightweight texture that blends beautifully. It does not
go on patchy or wipe your underling make off when used
on cheeks (as I find a lot of cream blushers do). It
feels hydrating but not greasy nor tacky and wears for
around 5 hours before I notice fading.
Swatched below and then blended in,
Moving on to the Matte Revolution lipstick in
shade Miss Kensington
(£23), I've been interested in trying this
formula as have read many good things.
The colour is
the perfect combination of beige and dusty light pink.
Unfortunately the formula is not for me, whilst it has
great pigment, glides on and is long lasting I find it
uncomfortably drying and makes the lips look very
lined (even used over lip balm).
Swatched below once then three times.
Swatched below with some similar colours L-R: Burberry Lip Cover Tulip Pink #27,
CT Miss Kensington, Burberry
Kisses Nude Pink #05
Whilst I am trying to cut down on my makeup spending
this year (Yes, really........) the Colour of Youth
was worth the splurge and I am
now eyeing up the Dreamy
(though I'm unsure as to whether the peachy gold
colour will be out of place on my pale skin).
As for the lipstick, if you are a fan of this matte
formula then this is a lovely everyday pink nude but
for me its just too uncomfortable to wear.
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