Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Review: Lips, Cheeks and Lashes!

Legendary Lashes mascara, cheek to chic in the climax, very victoria, pillow talk, hepburn honey

For my birthday I have treated myself with an amazing, no less, package from Cult Beauty.
This was a magic package: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Becca and Charlotte Tilbury goodies in one box- what else can a girl ask for? 
As this was my first try with Charlotte's products, I got very excited to discover I pretty much nailed it with my pickings, and in this post I want to give you an up close look and reviews of my new makeup items, in case you are struggling with what to get first from her line, as I did...     

2015-17 were (and still are) the makeup brands market explosion. I can't even count all the new brands that burst into our lives in the past year, and the more brands and products there are, the more confused we get. Don't get me wrong, I do think that this large variety of brands and products is amazing, and a lot of fun, but now we need to be more and more picky with how we want to spend our money, and MAN it's hard! 

Charlotte Tilbury, a British celebrity makeup artist, who also has her own YouTube makeup channel, has launched her makeup line with a huge buzz and aggressive marketing on her side. She is pushing and raving about her "magical" and the best of the best products in every opportunity she gets- just give her  a chance to talk, and  she'll talk and talk... And YOU will want to buy EVERYTHING. 

Well you know what? She has every reason to be so proud of her makeup. Her products are just perfect, well, many of them anyways. So if you are looking for a place to invest your money in, I would say Charlotte Tilbury is a good choice. 

Charlotte Tilbury makeup, Lip Cheat, Lipsticks, legendary lashes

The Packaging

So yes, her products pricing is on the high end side, but you do see that there was no compromising when it came to designing her products' look and feel. Her packaging are gorgeous! The brown-wine boxes with her beautiful golden logo are so sleek and elegant, and her gold products' packaging feel so sophisticated and luxurious- just as the products themselves feel. 

Charlotte Tilbury kissing and matte revolution lipsticks, legendary lashes mascara reviews

The Products

As I wrote, This is my first experience with Charlotte's products, and for starters, I tried to go for the most intriguing ones to me, and eventually narrowed my picks down to 5. 
So today I will tell you about her so hyped lip pencil, two lipsticks from two different lines, her Legendary Lashes mascara- the one mascara Charlotte won't stop raving about, and a very very special blush! 

Where to Buy

If you are an international shopper as I am, and don't have a Charlotte Tilbury counter near by, you have 2 wonderful options: Cult Beauty and feelunique are two amazing online beauty shops, and they hold most of Charlotte's products. Bare in mind that with Cult Beauty you will get about 17% off if you are shopping from outside of the  UK (VAT discount), but shipping can get a bit expensive (free international shipping when you spend 50£), and with feelunique there is no VAT discount, but shipping charges are lower and a free international shipping is available when you spend about 40£/$.

Here we go! 
Charlotte Tilbury kissing lipstick review and swatches hepburn honey
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick, Hepburn Honey

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G - Hepburn Honey

I got 3 lip products: Two lipsticks and a lip pencil. Take a quick look on her lip product line, and you will see that Charlotte is a master when it comes to nude shades. She has so many nude tones to choose from, they can look alike but they are much different. 

So the First lipstick I picked is from her K.I.S.S.I.N.G line-  moisturizing lipsticks which contain a "secret ingredient" - the "Lipstick Tree" (REALLY?!?!), which is a strong antioxidant which protect the lips against UV and environmental pollution. Thanks to special pigments, the finishing result is a bright and beautiful looking lips. 

Charlotte had named her lipsticks after some of her celebrity friends or her muses. And so, this lipstick-  Hepburn Honey was named after the model and actress Audrey Hepburn. 
Hepburn Honey is the perfect nude for me. It has a light peach shade with a warm undertone. It's the perfect "everyday" kind of lipstick, very suitable for the spring-summer months, and will really go with every makeup day or night look you will wear. 
It glides on the lips like a dream, and has a soft and amazing vanilla scent. 

This is how it looks on the lips: 

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When it comes to standability, I don't find the lipstick to standout from any other "regular" moisturizing lipsticks. It really depends on if and what you eat or drink while wearing it. It won't last a meal, but will survive a coffee :) 

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Very Victoria Lipstick Review and swatch
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, Very Victoria

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution - Very Victoria

The second Lipstick I got is the Very Victoria lipstick from her Matte Revolution line.  It's named after Victoria Beckham, who I personally don't relate to what so ever- but to this lipstick  I do relate- VERY MUCH! 
This is a Taupe-Pink nude lipstick, which gives the lips a very soft and natural look. One of those "my lips but better" kinda shades. This one too, will go pretty match with every makeup look. 

And here is the lipstick on my lips: 

The finishing is Matte of course, but yet very vivid and glammy. Also, the Formula is very comfortable on the lips, and won't dry them out. The lipstick has the same amazing vanilla scent as the hepburn honey has. 

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Very Victoria review and swatches  on lips

The lipsticks in this line have a rectangle cut, which supposed to make application very sharp, clean and easy. 
As for Standability, the same goes here- nothing out of the ordinary, not better than any other matte lipstick. But honestly, with it's gorgeous package and amazing scent, I really don't mind reapplying it over and over again. Anyways, with no food it will last for about 4 hours easy. 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat, Pillowtalk lip pencil review
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat, Pillowtalk

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat - Pillowtalk

Hearing and seeing everybody raving about this one- there was no doubt it goes in to my cart.
The Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk is a pink nude, a bit darker and warmer than Very Victoria. It has a strong pigmentation, is't waxy but yet very soft, and glides on on the lips smoothly and easily. It's finish is Matte, of course, but here too, the formula is very comfortable and undrying.   

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat, Pillowtalk review

I think this shade is fantastic. The kind of shade everyone should hold in their makeup kits. It will be a beautiful base to almost any nude lip color. You can wear it alone or top it with a pinky or clear lip gloss.  
Here is how they all look swatched on my hand: 

swatches to shades: pilowtalk, very victoria and hepburn honey
Left to Right: Pillowtalk, Very Victoria, Hepburn Honey

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara Review
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara, Black Vinyl

Here is where things start to get tricky. I have love-hate situation with this product, and soon you will understand why. 
Charlotte's Legendary Lashes Mascara was made for "the red carpet". It is very hyped by charlotte, and supposed to give the lashes a 13x volume, and an elastic long look, in "just" 3 coats.  

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Mascara review

The mascara's packaging is just to die for! This might be the most beautiful mascara packaging I've ever seeing. It implies on how your lashes will look after using it: full and dramatic.
As the photos below will tell you, the mascara does give a bold look to the lashes, it's lengthening and lifting with no need to use an eyelash curler! 
The applicators is kinda chubby, and picks up a lot of product, but it's not too bad actually when you apply it on the lashes. 

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara wand

The Mascara has a charcoal black color, and the formula feels very creamy and rich. It's very easy to work with, it goes on the lashes very smoothly, and it has an almost glossy finish. When you will see how it looks at the end of the day, you will probably understand these are not necessarily great properties. 

So I  applied 3 coats, as suggested: 
No mascara

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara one coat
First coat

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara Second Coat
Second coat

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara Third Coat
3rd coat
So where do I even start.... 
I did get an impressive volume, and I do love this black drama that is going on on my lashes. This could be the most perfect mascara unless... 
- it started crumbling right from the first coat;
- it left my lashes glued to one another and left clumps with each added coat;
- it's formula was so wet that it won't completely dry, and until 5 hours later, the lashes would look so sweaty, and the entire under eye area will look like this: 

המסקרה של שרלוט כעבור חמש שעות - מלכלכת
Legendary Lashes mascara after 5 hours on my lashes
What were you thinking, Charlotte, when you wrote: ״It doesn’t clump, doesn’t crack and doesn’t drop!״?
It is Clumpy, it is breaking and is so messy! I even think I can argue it's the messiest mascara I've ever owned. So how the hell it suppose to work for the red carpet? I don't know...
BUT, after all I do love it. I would put a coat or two at the most, I think that the effect is more than enough. I love the drama, I love the color, and I love the lift it gives. So to make it work I will only wear it to short occasions, when I know there is now sweating involve, and even then, I won't forget to grab a small mirror with me, so I check my face situation from time to time. 

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara before and after
With an without mascara - I love it after all

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chick Blush, The Climax review and swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chick Blush, The Climax

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Blush - The Climax

I remember the very first time I came across Charlotte's Cheek to Chic blushes: When I first saw their magnificent design, my heart skipped a beat. 
What I liked the most, was obviously the unique working system with these, which Charlotte calls: "Swish and Pop": 
Swish: swirl your brush on and around the outer circle, grabbing the outer shade, and apply it as you would normally apply your blush.
Pop: pop your brush on the center shade, and apply it right on the center of the apples of your cheeks. 
This method supposed to give a beautiful and soft gradient effect on the cheeks, and I'm obsessed! 

Most Of the Cheek to Chic blushes are on the pink side. Since I'm more of an Orange-Peach kinda girl, I thought my only option would be "The Climax". I was worried though... This shade looked way to dark for me. But I really couldn't resist, and said to myself I will sure know how to make it work for me...
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chick Blush, The Climax review and swatches
Under a brighter light
Thank GOD I nailed it! The blush does seem dark in person, but it applies much softer and lighter on the cheeks. Just work with a light hand and even the most fair skin tone will be able to enjoy it. And of course you can build it up to your liking. 
The Outer circle is a warm brown shade with peachy undertones, and the tiniest shimmery light reflectors in pink. I was worried I will get shimmer all over my face, but these are actually giving the blush a soft satiny finish, and the skin looks healthy and glowy. 
The inner circle looks different under different lightning... Sometimes it looks more pink and sometimes it's more peachy... It has no sparkles in it, but a very soft satiny finish. 
A mixture of the two shades will give you a beautiful peachy blush with a satiny finish, and I'm just crazy for this blush. It's absolutely perfect! 

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chick Blush, The Climax swatches
Left to right: Mixed. inner circle, outer circle

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chick Blush, The Climax
The Beautiful and luxurious packaging
The Blush lays in a beautiful elliptic and shiny wine color hard plastic package, which carries Charlotte'e elegant logo in gold. In the compact you get a large mirror, and it closes with a "click", and feels very safely closed. 

So there you go... These were my new treats from Charlotte Tilbury, and judging the success of this order, I can't wait until the next time! 


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