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Friday, 22 June 2018

Charlotte Tilbury | Summer Glow Essentials

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Blog Photography
Pinch me.  Seriously, pinch me.  I'm (ecstatically) drowning in a pool of Charlotte Tilbury treats and couldn't be happier about it.  What a way to die.  As far as covetable beauty brands go, this UK brand slides in comfortably somewhere at the top, even seeing Charlotte Tilbury awarded with an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year.  I have to admit, after putting this kindly gifted and beautifully presented box of goodies to the test, I'm not at all surprised!  I don't think I've ever been so impressed by so many products at once.  So, without further ado, let's run through the treats that landed on my doorstep.  How do I rate them?  And even more importantly, how well do they complement pale skin? (look, I'm trying to get a tan okay...)   
Charlotte Tilbury Packaging Gift Bloggermail


F I L M S T A R   B R O N Z E   &   G L O W

Be still my beating heart.  This gorgeous Face Sculpt and Highlight duo has been on my beauty wishlist for a little while now and so to get my paws on it ready for these warmer months of the year is just fab.  Its packaging aside (which, by the way, deserves an entire blog post all of its own), I'm completely smitten with both aspects of this palette.  I'm now convinced this is the ultimate cheat to a healthier complexion by bringing out the very best of your features.  The ultimate cheat.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Blogger Collection Review
Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Palette Photography


C H A R L O T T E ' S   M A G I C   C R E A M

The perfect pot for placing prettily on your dressing table and feeling like an 80s Hollywood star every time you apply the cream to your face.  Ah, heaven.  The scent is beautifully feminine and the texture resembles whipped cream.  Described as the 'magic dew of youth and luminosity in a jar' (yes please), Charlotte's Magic Cream also includes instructions to Charlotte's Pro-Collagen Wonder Workout, a 5-minute facial to boost circulation, collagen production and reduce puffiness.  I'm always skeptical of moisturisers.  No deep and dark story as to why, I'm afraid.  I'm just... skeptical.  But I had to give myself a slap around the gorgeously-moisturised face for it this time, because this Charlotte's Magic Cream is literal magic with regard to its rejuvenating qualities (though I can't comment on its ability to reduce appearance of wrinkles).  Having said that, I'm also still smitten with Darphin's Hydraskin Light Moisturiser.  So it seems as though these two will be battling it out for my affection...
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury Haul Collection Blog Review

A I R B R U S H   F L A W L E S S   S K I N

Another item that was on my beauty wishlist due to sheer curiosity; Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Skin (shade: fair).  I've only very recently jumped on the primer bandwagon and so this Skin-Perfecting Micro Powder has come at the perfect time, while my interest is at its peak!  The instructions suggest brushing onto the T-Zone and any other oily areas to set your foundation and concealer.  Truth be told, this has been a bit of a game changer for me this season.  I have combination skin with an oily T-Zone and so this golden compact has been a blessing for combatting the recent humidity's effect on my skin!  Oh, and bonus points for looking once more as though it belongs in the pocket of an 80s hollywood starlet.  Feather boa optional.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Skin Blog Review


F U L L   F A T   L A S H E S 

I don't think I'll ever make up my mind when it comes to mascaras.  I have a firm favourite, only to find another firm favourite, and another firm favourite etc.  I have fairly long lashes as it is (#humblebrag) and so most mascaras tend to put a smile on my face, though to date, only a couple of mascaras have put a cheshire grin on my face.  Sadly, it wasn't Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes.  However, Full Fat Lashes still sits happily in my top three and will no doubt become my 'staycation mascara'.  Anyone else have dedicated cosmetics for when they travel?  It does a fabulous job with regard to volumising without clumping, but stops short of the dramatic lengthening I crave.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Blog Review


K . I . S . S . I . N. G .   A N D   M A T T E   R E V O L U T I O N   L I P   S H A D E S

Shut the front door.  We've all been asked at some point which makeup product we couldn't live without, right?  Well, mine is lipstick.  I adore nude and blush tones that seem to complement most complexions, and extra bonus points for those that lean towards looking as though they were created purely for summer.  With this in mind, as much as I love the bold Matte Revolution shades shown below (Red Carpet Red and Glastonberry), the two shades from Charlotte Tilbury's K.I.S.S.I.N.G. range included in this box of treats have very quickly become my summer faves.  Coachella Coral is ideal for bringing your makeup up to speed with the season and with just one coat, and Bitch Perfect is the ultimate nude.  I've read countless positive reviews for Bitch Perfect and now I can understand why.  If you're looking for a new nude for fuller-looking lips, look no further.

Oh and while we're on the topic, can we please take a minute to talk about Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat?!  Swoooooon.  It's taken me longer than I care to admit to realise how fabulous lip liner works as an all-over colour.  Pillow Talk matches my natural lip colour perfectly - but with an extra pop.  Incredibly, my record so far is two meals and three drinks wearing Pillow Talk without it budging. Impressive?  Impressive.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. and Matte Lipsticks
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick Coachella Coral
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Blogger Haul

B E F O R E   Y O U   G O . . .

We need to talk about Wonder Glow.  I've seen it around, you've seen it around, we've all seen it around.  But have you tried it yet?  The primer claims to provide an instant smooth focus and it delivers.  It de-liv-ers.  Having only ever experimented with powder primers until now, this was a brilliant opportunity to try something new - and something already held in such high esteem!  To cut a long story short, I adore it.  Charlotte Tilbury's Wonder Glow is a brilliant option for those looking to highlight natural beauty, rather than covering it up.  I wouldn't suggest purchasing it purely for hiding imperfections, but it does create a beautiful and subtle sheen, ideal for summer. One thing's for sure, Wonder Glow goes a very long way in promoting a healthy summer complexion.


If you try one product |  Lip Cheat Pillow Talk

If you skip one product | Full Fat Lashes


Charlotte Tilbury Haul Blog Review 2018Needless to say, I'm totally overjoyed with this fabulous delivery from Charlotte Tilbury.  I can honestly say it's upped my summer beauty game and there are some definite products in this post with 'repurchase' stamped across their boxes.  A lot of beauty brands don't necessarily cater to very fair skin and so for those curious whether Charlotte Tilbury fits into that category or not, you can relax. I've been bitten by the Charlotte Tilbury bug, that's for sure!  Anyway, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on these gorgeous products from the British brand.  Have you tried anything featured in this post?  What's your favourite Charlotte Tilbury product?  Let me know in the comments below!

Liked this post?  You might also enjoy >> Mii Cosmetics | Nude Ambition & Classic Favourites 

With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to Charlotte Tilbury for working with me on this post!



  1. I'm loving those lip shades! Beautiful packaging ♥

  2. You look like a goddess babe.
    The collection is pretty amazing - so classy

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  3. Love Charlotte Tilbury, especially the matte revolution lipsticks! This collection is gorgeous!

    Chloe x

  4. I love Charlotte Tilbury make up products! Especially the Flimstar Bronze and Glow xx

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

  5. You got so many lovely things to try! :) I won some Charlotte Tilbury stuff in a giveaway a while back and I've loved it, but the price us the only thing putting me off from replacing it, haha!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! It's really cold here but I'm enjoying layering up for winter :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. These are really gorgeous picks dear, especially the lipsticks! I'd love to try them. Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica |

  7. What beautiful pictures and such a wonderful selection of products! I've only tried some lip products from Charlotte Tilbury before so will definitely be checking out the powder and wonder glow!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  8. Hello gabrielle
    How lucky you are !!! These products are desired by many women, have high quality and the packaging is precious !! I loved the colors, especially the idea of who just wants to enhance the natural beauty, just like yours. You know, the oldest, like me, okay, I'm not old ahah, but I don't have the freshness of your age, I have to opt for other solutions !!!


  9. What a fab collection Gabrielle! Those lip shades look incredible - such gorgeous shades! x


  10. The one product I have tried so far is actually Pillow Talk, and I like it.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  11. That lipstick looks amazing! Gorgeous pictures you lucky lady!
    Amy xx

  12. I have yet to try anything from CT but I plan to pick up the powder soon.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  13. These does sound like perfect summer glow essentials. Getting that glow in the summer is so important, because we all want to look at this time of year. It's kind of the 'it' time of year, isn't it. The Charlotte's Magic Cream sounds amazing, and I think it is great that it 'also includes instructions to Charlotte's Pro-Collagen Wonder Workout, a 5-minute facial to boost circulation, collagen production and reduce puffiness.' I tried facial massage a couple of time and I think it really makes a difference. All of these products do sound lovely. The mascara sounds nice as well, even if it is not the majestic grin kind:). The lipsticks look sensation. I absolutely love all of these shades!!

  14. That glow is so so pretty! Haven't tried too much from Charlotte Tilbury, but curious after this post. The products sounds lovely and love the lipstick shades. I'm also all about the glow this summer so I definitely need more of this! Xx

  15. Charlotte Tilbury products are simply amazing! Love them! And your pictures are beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with Have a lovely day :)
    twitter @tuestilo_moda

  16. The packaging alone looks fantastic. I really can't wait to get my hands on some Charlotte Tilbury products! :D Thanks for sharing this lovely post, Gabrielle. You look fab as always!


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  18. Love this review! And girl, you look aahhhhmazing! Thanks for your thoughts on Wonder Glow - I've been considering that product for a bit, so it's nice to hear more details about it! Great post!

  19. What a marvelous array of beauty treats! I've recently become infatuated with Charlotte Tilbury as well though I haven't tried any of these products. I'm loving her Flawless Filter and Light Wonder. I totally want to try the Wonder Glow now after your rave review Gabrielle!

  20. I must say that the products packaging look so gorgeous. I love the lipstick which you tried on. It suits your skin tone perfectly, makes you look even more beautiful. Not to mention, it is perfect for summer. Thanks for the review. I find it really helpful.

    x Marlia

  21. Everything I try from Charlotte Tilbury I fall in love with! So many favourites from the line but the Filmstar bronze and glow is truly holy grail for me. Gorgeous post xx

  22. The packaging is so elegant and gorgeous! Seriously. :D Also, your makeup is always stunning. Perfect skin! <3

  23. I want this box Love everything xoxo Cris

  24. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  25. What a gorgeous parcel, I can imagine how happy you were when you got it! Charlotte Tilbury products are great, and you can create so many lovely looks with this little collection now. The Magic Cream sounds great - like you I'm always a bit skeptical about skincare and whether really expensive products are actually worth it, but you sold me on this!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Summer in Bath, UK |

  26. Amazing pics, these products look amazing!! I should try them !!
    Happy weekend <3
    Olivia Poncelet

  27. Such gorgeous colors!!I have never tried this brand before but it sounds great!

    Lesley Kim

  28. First of all, I want to mention how much I'm loving your photo editing Gabrielle! And second, how incredible is to receive this box full of products! I have heard so many bloggers talk about Charlotte Tilbury that I would really love to try some products from the brand myself. Hopefully I can find them next time I travel :)

    Have a lovely weekend babe! :)


    Seize your Style

  29. Ahhh I'm so envious! What a treat to receive! Thank you for reviewing everything so honestly, I adore the pieces I do have from Charlotte Tilbury (that packaging *swoon!*) but it is expensive so I want to invest in my next products wisely! Pillow Talk is most definitely on the list!

    Musings & More

  30. All the things they gifted you are so beautiful! I nearly died of envy when I saw the cream pot, it looks just like in Agatha Christie adaptations, I'd literally kill for it. Have to check if this brand is even sold in my country. It looks really chic and fancy. The shades of lipsticks are beautiful as well, very classy!

  31. I must be the only one that hasn't tried anything from CT yet but it's on my list. I want to try their lipsticks first. Lovely photos Gabrielle!!! Happy Sunday! x


  32. I love the posh look of these products! The packaging and everything gives we eye hearts emoji.
    Such a beautiful brand!

  33. Filmstar has been on my lust list for ages partially because it's so beautifully packaged and partially because of the non-stop raving reviews. Your photos are beautiful! xx

    Dany | Danielle Reine

  34. wow I want one of these treats too !! * - *
    I also love CT beauty products, here I can not find it yet, but soon I'm sure I'll give in to the temptation and I'll order something online! Then this post will be useful for me to choose, even if I already know what I would take with my eyes of these magnificent lipsticks !! I love these shades!

  35. Omg so jealous! Couldn't imagine someone more deserving of these beauties than you! What brush are you using? I want all of THIS!

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

  36. Amazing photos! Love the packaging on all these products, they really do deserve a blog post of their own!

  37. wow such an amazing photos dear- this all cosmetics look so elegant and posh- I like so much this packaging xx

  38. This is such a generous treat! I am loving everything you have mentioned in your post, you deserve all of it, enjoy! Great review sweetie xx


  39. I love the brand, one of the best make up brand there is ! Love your pics too babe xx

  40. These look so amazing, love the packaging. Gorgeous pictures lovely x

  41. I haven't heard of the brand, but they sure look fantastic! Love to try! xoxo

  42. Wonderglow is on my to-try list! There isn't much from CT that I've tried out yet, there's no counter near me and it means I can't keep going and swatching and playing with it, I need to expand from the one lipstick I do have though!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

  43. Great post and beautiful pictures! those lipsticks are a must :D
    with love,

    Patricia & Miguel

  44. I'm so keen on trying out charlotte tilbury makeup. Their products look so luxe & beautiful and I especially want to try out their new filter primer and air brush flawless powder.

  45. My filmstar bronze and glow has such a dint in both the shades, I love it so much! I actually experimented a fair bit with other contour shades and bronzer shades but I keep coming back to this one- it is perfection.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  46. You always have the coolest photos! Very arty! I love the one of you looking in the mirror of the compact, very fun! Nicely edited too. Charlotte Tilbury is great, I still use their eye shadows I got at Christmas!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  47. Ah Charlotte Tilbury as you know, her brand is one of my favourites that's for sure. I absolutely love each and every one of the products I try and exactly why I hired a pro makeup artist on my hubby and I's Wedding Day!

    Charlottes Magic Cream is a favourite and also the contour palette, it's one of my favourites that's for sure.

    Really beautiful photographs and the products really suit you nicely!

    We'll have to chat about our CT favourites when we meet over a glass of champagne or two, and chocolates of course :)

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo

  48. Congrats on working with Charlotte Tilbury! What a brand to be able to collab with on a post, I’m sure that was definitely a “pinch me” moment. I actually just picked up a few things from Charlotte Tilbury recently and am wearing the Pillow Talk lipstick and their blush in First Love right now and I absolutely love them both! All the products I own from the brand have all seriously impressed me and I love everything I have in my collection.

  49. Aaah this is so so cool, and very much deserved, congrats lovely! Your pictures are seriously break taking, and how lovely is that lippie!

  50. Gorgeous post and stunning photos. You definitely showed all the great aspects of Charlotte Tilbury products. <3



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