effortless beauty and elegance with charlotte tilbury*

I have followed the Charlotte Tilbury brand for years and was super excited when they launched at Holt Renfrew back in 2015. I made it a personal mission of mine to visit the counters as soon as they were available and bought a few items to try that are still in my current rotation (because they have been repurchases). You can read all about my 2015 launch post here and my favorites post that covers a few of the items here as well.

When I had the opportunity to be sent a few items for my review and consideration, I was absolutely ecstatic. The one thing I love about Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics products is the fact that, as my blog post title suggests, they give you an effortless elegance that looks absolutely flawless in both pictures and to the naked eye. The one product that I continuously repurchase is the Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium - to find out why, just keep on reading below.

In the above picture, you will find my collection of Charlotte Products that are probably my most go-to products. The reason why these are my go-to products is because they are natural and make me look put together in just a matter of minutes. 

Below you will see the looks I created using the products listed above - as you can see the shadow is natural, the blush adds a youthful flush to the cheeks and even the contour powder makes you look like you have beautiful cheekbones without looking harshly cut-out - it just creates a realistic shadow to the face. 


The below three products were already in my existing collection and I swear by them: 
This products provides a realistic contour to the face properly mimicking the shadows on your face without being too warm or ashy in tone. 

This adds a natural radiance to the skin when applied as a primer - I also like to mix it in with my foundation. 

If anyone ever asks me what is the one product from CT I would recommend, it would be this. It makes you look absolutely airbrushed and even though you have oily skin, when you blot your skin throughout the day with this, all the oils absorb and you look fresh once again - like your makeup has never budged since you first apply it in the AM. I was recently part of a wedding bridal party, and the make-up artist asked me to recommend one holy grail product to her to add to her make-up kit after she found out I was a beauty blogger, I suggested this one product. 

As you can see, the above picture is my second compact already having hit pan, so I am so thankful I was a sent a backup (below). 

The highlight in the Sculpt and Glow palette gives you beautiful highlight to the upper cheekbones (as seen below) - you can see that it just looks absolutely natural and radiant. 


Two lipsticks that were sent for my review were the Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Glaston Berry (a Burgundy Purple Berry) and Kidman's Kiss (A Rosey Pink Nude).  For the look I created, I applied the one that I naturally gravitated to and use regularly, Kidman's Kiss. There Matte Lipsticks feel weightless to the lips and not drying at all - its buttery on application and doesn't crack throughout the day.

For the blush, I used the Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop blusher in The Climax - the reason why it is called the Swish and Pop is because you Swish with your brush the outer rim of the product and apply it all over your cheeks, and then you pop (lightly tap) the middle of the product with your brush and "pop" it right on the apple of the cheek to add a bit more color to give you that naturally " I'm Blushing" look. For those of you who love a terracotta coral toned blush, you will love this blush!

Lastly, fof the eyes, I used the Instant Look in a Palette in Natural Beauty. If you have been reading my blog post so far, you will already know that this palette is the true definition of effortless natural beauty. I take this palette with me when I'm on vacation because its a contour, blush, highlighter and shadow palette all in one. All of CT's products are finely milled, pigmented and really delivers. 

Until next time, XO - M. 

*some products were sent to me for review, all opinions are of my own.


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