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!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

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