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Charlotte Tilbury swatch and review madness!

2014 har varit ett otroligt händelserikt år när det kommer till produktsläpp, nu ska vi kika på en av de mest utmärkande händelserna!

Londonbaserade makeupartisten Charlotte Tilbury (har jobbat med bl.a. Kate Moss, Penélope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Ford och Stella McCartney, ni fattar, larger than life) släppte sin egen linje lyxig kosmetika, hudvård och verktyg. Allt paketerat i vacker koppar med vinröda accenter, så classy! Produkterna finns att shoppa på Charlotte Tilburys brittiska hemsida, brittiska Net-a-Porter som ibland har gratis frakt till Sverige samt amerikanska Beautylish som tyvärr inte skickar över Atlanten ännu.

Detta inlägg kommer bli på engelska, det blir så otroligt mycket text annars. Om ni vill att jag klargör något som inte framgår i engelskan så är det bara att fråga i kommentarsfältet. Puss!

 

2014 has been a great year when it comes to product launches, and we’re about to take a look at one of the absolute highlights!

London based celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury (who has worked with Kate Moss, Penélope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney amongst others, you know the drill, larger than life) launched her own line of luxury cosmetics, skincare and tools. All wrapped in gorgeous copper packaging with wine coloured accents, ultra classy!

These products are available at the Charlotte Tilbury British website, British Net-a-Porter and american Beautylish.

charlotte tilbury

Eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, lip glosses, lip pencils.

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Outer packaging

 

Lip Lustre

The lipgloss line contains an array of gorgeous nudes to match any skintone or shade preference, and is topped off with a few reds. How deep do you dare to go? A vinyl finish, non-sticky feeling and long wear time is promised, who doesn’t like the sound of that?

The formula of these is definitely thick, but more of a “gel” kind of thick instead of the stringy and tacky glosses that we all dread. I either want my glosses thin and balmy or like this, a thick glamorous lacquer. These are phenomenal for any high impact gloss lover!

charlotte tilbury lip lustre

The packaging is great, you can clearly see the colour of the product and the wand is small and precise.

charlotte tilbury lip lustre

Ibiza Nights, Sweet Stiletto, Red Vixen

charlotte tilbury lip lustre ibiza nights

Ibiza Nights. An almost clear beige with iridescent sparkle, doesn’t feel gritty on the lips like sparkles can do. Great colour for a soft everyday effect or for layering on top of nude lipsticks.

charlotte tilbury lip lustre sweet stiletto

Sweet Stiletto. The purrrfect pinky nude lip gloss for those afraid of corpse lips. Shimmer free and creamy, doesn’t settle into lip lines even though it’s surprisingly pigmented.

charlotte tilbury lip lustre red vixen

Red Vixen. Holy moly, that red! It has a slight translucency that makes it look super delicate on its own, but that also makes it perfect for layering over reds, wines or even blacks.

 

Lip Cheat Lip Pencil

The lip pencil is Charlotte Tilburys secret weapon backstage. Resize and/or reshape the lips and lay a long wearing base for other lip products. You have three nudes and two shades of red to pick from.

I’m not much of a lip liner person, it may be because of my dry lips, because I almost always find them thick and crunchy when worn all over. Same thing with these to be honest, but I do like using them as a finishing touch after my lipstick is applied to make the lines extra crisp. Good liners overall though, they do glide on well without tugging.

charlotte tilbury lip cheat lip pencil

I would have wanted the pencils to have a twist-up function, it feels shameful to sharpen and waste product when it comes to fancy cosmetics.

charlotte tilbury lip cheat lip pencil

Pillow Talk, Pink Venus, Savage Rose

charlotte tilbury lip cheat lip pencil pillow talk

Pillow Talk. A neutral shade that would work on many lips. Great for retouching uneven lips or making nude glosses go on extra crisp.

charlotte tilbury lip cheat lip pencil pink venus

Pink Venus. Not as pink as the name might suggest, more of a nude pinky peach. Great base for many summer corals!

charlotte tilbury lip cheat lip pencil savage rose

Savage Rose. A cool toned red. The hardest one to apply out of these, a tad patchy. Hard to get crisp lines with for some reason. Great for perfecting lines after lipstick though.

 

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick

The range of creamy lipsticks is of course insanely thrilling. Enriched with antioxidants and creamy waxes this formula promises a long wearing result that doesn’t bleed at the edges. There are 10 shades to pick from out of which about half are great for finding the perfect nude just for you, and we all know how much of a struggle that is!

In this line I found some absolute favourites and some “meh” products, they actually vary a lot in formula from shade to shade. Some of them are jaw droppingly creamy and long wearing on the lips, totally matches the price point, while others are a bit grittier which would be fine for a slightly lower price. Good lipsticks, but not all are mindblowing! I expect a lot when I pay a lot.

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g. lipstick

The packaging is super sleek and feels very old Hollywood.

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g. lipstick

Stoned Rose, Bitch Perfect, Coachella Coral, Velvet Underground, So Marilyn

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g. lipstick stoned rose

Stoned Rose. A creamy deepened nude, rosy enough to not look like 90′s peanut butter on my lips. Feels very slick and moisturizing.

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g. lipstick bitch perfect

Bitch Perfect. A pinky nude that brightens instead of zombifies. It’s the least creamy of the bunch but it sure looks pretty on!

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g lipstick coachella coral

Coachella Coral. A soft “grown up” coral, great if you want to get into corals or want a less summery version.

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g lipstick velvet underground

Velvet Underground. A deep cool toned magenta, the perfect jewel tone pink! Stays intact without bleeding all night on my bare lips. Would look gorgeous on every single person out there.

charlotte tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g. lipstick so marilyn

So Marilyn. Hello retro red! Look no further, the red is here. Classic cool toned red, great on so many skin tones. One of the creamiest lipsticks.

 

Luxury Palette

The Luxury Palette eyeshadows is probably the product that lures people in, just look at it! Colour coded quads with a prime shade to apply all over the lid and inner corner, an enhance shade for eye socket and lashlines, a smoke shade for extra socket and lash line definition and then the glittery pop that ties it all together with a glamorous sparkle. Go with the thought out look or create your own!

These also vary in quality. All of them go on smooth and soft on the eyes but the pigmentation is not always on point. I’m not talking about bad quality here either but I would have wanted a heavier punch in some places, most smoke shades are a bit weak for example. The pop shades are mindblowing though, the sparkle actually stays on the lids!

charlotte tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette the dolce vita

The Dolce Vita. Sheer luxury in a palette. Coppery browns and golden sparkle creates a mesmerizing soft smokey eye that compliments any eye colour. Just give the smoke shade a tad more pigment and it’s as perfect as it could get.

charlotte tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette the dolce vita swatch

Prime, enhance, pop, smoke

charlotte tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette the vintage vamp

The Vintage Vamp. Similar to the Dolce Vita palette but more red toned, gorgeous with blue eyes! Sadly not the strongest when it comes to the deeper shades, I wish one of them was darker so that the smokey effect actually got ultra vampy.

charlotte tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette the vintage vamp swatch

Prime, enhance, pop, smoke

charlotte tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette the rebel

The Rebel. A sultry jewel green palette, has hints of both olive and teal which against the peachy prime shade makes it a very dynamic composition. Maybe not the most wearable palette for the average consumer, but you won’t find a more grown up and glamorous range of greens. Swoon material.

charlotte tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette the rebel swatch

Prime, enhance, pop, smoke

 

Makeup looks

charlotte tilbury makeup look

Smokey look using Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita on my eyes and K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect on my lips. Full blog post about the look here.

charlotte tilbury makeup look

Statement lip with K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Velvet Underground. Full blog post about the look here.

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IDUN Minerals Lipstick “Jordgubb”

Här är läppstiftet jag nämnde i förra IDUN Minerals-inlägget! En fantastiskt snygg röd nyans vid namn Jordgubb, klassisk röd men samtidigt inte! Den är mjukare och har en droppe gult i sig vilket får den att flirta med korall, men registreras ändå som rött. Den känns verkligen vintage!

Stiftet glider på helt problemfritt med sin mjuka och tunna pigmentrika formula, inte glossig och smetig och inte heller matt och uttorkande. Perfekt kasta-på-stift eftersom inget meck med pennor eller liknande behövs, den är snygg på tio sekunder! Formulan känns vid applicering rätt lik NYX Black Label Lipstick om ni har testat dem, men är snäppet mer hållbar på läpparna. Stiftet har en lätt rosdoft, inte nära på lika stark som på läppglansen (som jag själv knappt klarar av att använda) men finns klart där. Här är den rätt trevlig tycker jag, det skänker lite lyxkänsla.

Finns snart att shoppa (om det inte är ute redan), här är IDUNs återförsäljare. Kostar 189 kr och finns i massa andra fina färger också.

 

Here’s the lipstick that I mentioned in my last IDUN Minerals blog post! A really lovely red shade called Jordgubb (strawberry in Swedish), classic red but at the same time interesting! It’s softer and has a drop of yellow in it which makes it flirt with coral, but still registers as red. It feels very vintage!

The lipstick glides on without a problem because of its soft and thin pigmented formula, it’s not gloss and gloopy and not matte and drying either. A perfect one for just throwing on and leaving because you don’t need any pencils or stuff like that, it looks good in ten seconds! The formula feels a bit like the NYX Black Label Lipsticks at application, but it wears a bit better on the lips. The lipstick has a slight rose scent, not even close to as strong as the lipglosses (which I personally barely can’t wear) but it’s definitely there. Here it’s quite nice I think, it gives a luxurious touch. Available at Swedish pharmacies.

idun minerals lipstick jordgubb

The lipstick comes in a pretty black and silver packaging with a clear bottom that shows the colour of the product. So handy!

idun minerals lipstick jordgubb swatch

Applied straight onto the lips from the bullet. Droooool

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Revlon Colorstay Moisture Balm “Barcelona Nights”

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Balm är ett geléigt läppglans som lämnar läpparna mjuka och sköna med en lätt stain-effekt, helt klart inspirerad av YSL‘s Glossy Stain som släpptes för ett par år sedan. Stain-effekten är inte lika stark och formulan känns inte lika smooooth som lyxversionen, men fasen, det är snyggt på läpparna! Håller snäppet längre än ett vanligt gloss och känns mindre klistrigt, har ingen doft men smakar lite plastig vanilj. Nyansen Barcelona Nights är bärigt rödrosa och perfekt för färgglada vardagsläppar. Finns att shoppa på Eleven.se!

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Balm is a gel like lip gloss that leaves the lips soft and with a slight stain, definitely inspired by the YSL Glossy Stain that was released a few years ago. The stain effect is not as strong and the formula doesn’t feel as smoooooth than the luxury version, but heck, it looks really good on the lips! Stays on the lip slightly longer than you average lipgloss and feels less sticky, has no scent but tastes a little like plasticy vanilla. The shade called Barcelona Nights is a berry pinky red and is perfect for bright everyday lips!

revlon colorstay moisture stain barcelona nights

The lip gloss/stain/balm (whatever you prefer calling it) comes in a sleek square tube with a heart shaped wand.

revlon colorstay moisture stain barcelona nights

Applied once all over the lips, it’s super glossy and has great colour payoff.

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IDUN Minerals Single Eyeshadow “Akleja”

Sedan lanseringen 2011 har jag varit fast i IDUN Minerals-träsket, deras mineralfoundation är en av de bästa jag någonsin testat och ögonpennan Sand i ljust beige har länge följt med som min standard-uppiggare.

Härom dagen fick jag ett roligt paket med höstnyheter, bland annat ett sanslöst fint mjukrött läppstift vi ska ta en kik på senare. Mest sugen var jag på singelskuggan Akleja, en melerad mineralskugga i persika och guld som tillsammans på huden ger det perfekta aprikosgyllene skimret. Formulan är riktigt mjuk och drömmig. Kostar 129 kr/st, finns i flera fina nyanser.

Tips, Apoteket Hjärtat har 3 för 2 på all makeup just nu, så vill ni shoppa IDUN så har ni ett gott tillfälle! Spontant säger jag testa en av ögonskuggorna, en foundation och deras kabukiborste.

 

Since the launch in 2011 I’ve been loving the Swedish mineral makeup brand IDUN Minerals. Their mineral foundation is one of the best that I’ve ever tried and light beige eye pencil in Sand has been my standard eye brightener for quite a while.

The other day I got a fun package with fall news, for example a lovely soft red lipstick that we’re going to take a closer look at later. The product that got me most curious was the single eyeshadow Akleja, a mineral eyeshadow with peach and gold that swirled together gives the perfect golden apricot glow. The formula is soft and dreamy.

idun minerals single eyeshadow akleja

The eyeshadow looks gorgeous in the pan. I was a horrible and curious person and swatched it before taking photos, oops!

idun minerals single eyeshadow akleja

The compact is sturdy and feels luxurious.

idun minerals single eyeshadow akleja swatch

On the skin, no primer. The perfect brightening shade for tired eyelids!

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Make Up Store Wonder Powder “Sahara”

Nu när sommaren är över har jag börjat krypa tillbaka till highlighters i puderform och lämnat krämvarianterna att vila ett tag. Det känns fräscht igen att packa på lite mer makeup överlag! Inget svettas bort och rinner iväg i ett smet längre, utan en välpudrad porslinshy med vaxliknande highlights är helt på sin plats. Med det kom även en ny highlighterfavorit! Ni har säkert sett den i produktlistorna (och på Instagram) sedan ett tag tillbaka.

Jag insåg att jag behövde en highlighter som går ton i ton med min hud, de guld- eller vitaktiga tonerna i typ 99% av allt jag äger kändes för intensiva även om jag ville ha samma mängd glow. Make Up Store Wonder Powder i färgen Sahara är ett mineralpuder med fantastisk wetlook-lyster. Nyansen ligger nära min egen hudton, jag var orolig där ett tag att jag valt en för mörk färg men insåg snabbt efter att ha provat den på huden att den var perfekt. Den har genererat flera dockhy-kommentarer i vardagen, så det är inte bara jag som är partisk för ny favvo! Haha.

 

Now that summer has passed I’ve started leaning towards powder highlights again and left the creams to rest for a while. It feels fresh to pack on more makeup overall! No sweaty smudgy mess running off the face anymore, a well powdered porcelain skin with plastic-y highlights really works. With that came a new highlighter favourite! I guess you’ve seen it in a few product lists (and on Instagram) lately.

I realised that I needed a highligter that matches my skin more in tone, the golden and whitened shades in 99% of what I own felt too intense even though I wanted the same amount of glow. Make Up Store Wonder Powder in the colour Sahara is a mineral powder with a fantastic wetlook sheen. The shade is close to my own skintone, I was worried there for a while that I might have picked a shade too dark but after wearing it on the skin it was totally perfect. It has generated many doll skin comments in my everyday life, so I’m loving it for a reason! Haha.

make up store wonder powder sahara

make up store wonder powder sahara

make up store wonder powder sahara

Applied onto the high points of the face. Cheekbones, a bit down the nose, top of the lip, browbone.. Looks super natural! Blog post about this makeup look here.

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA from Gothenburg, Sweden.

My name is Viola Holmgren and I've been representing Swedish beauty bloggerism (yes. we're a cult) since 2008. I focus on cruelty free beauty and I love the feeling of finding cool products that have gone under the radar.

Makeup doesn't have rules. The only person who decides what's right or wrong and if you're wearing it or not is you, and that's where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And just to clarify, all reviews and opinions are my own, there is no evil baby demon on my left shoulder who is bribing, forcing or possessing me to write. Reviews are best written in honesty!