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.
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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.
Eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, lip glosses, lip pencils.
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!
The packaging is great, you can clearly see the colour of the product and the wand is small and precise.
Ibiza Nights, Sweet Stiletto, Red Vixen
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pillow Talk, Pink Venus, Savage Rose
Pillow Talk. A neutral shade that would work on many lips. Great for retouching uneven lips or making nude glosses go on extra crisp.
Pink Venus. Not as pink as the name might suggest, more of a nude pinky peach. Great base for many summer corals!
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.
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.
The packaging is super sleek and feels very old Hollywood.
Stoned Rose, Bitch Perfect, Coachella Coral, Velvet Underground, So Marilyn
Stoned Rose. A creamy deepened nude, rosy enough to not look like 90′s peanut butter on my lips. Feels very slick and moisturizing.
Bitch Perfect. A pinky nude that brightens instead of zombifies. It’s the least creamy of the bunch but it sure looks pretty on!
Coachella Coral. A soft “grown up” coral, great if you want to get into corals or want a less summery version.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Prime, enhance, pop, smoke
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.
Prime, enhance, pop, smoke
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.
Prime, enhance, pop, smoke