Charlotte Tilbury is taking over the world. She’s hit America, she’s sold on Net-A-Porter, and has counters in some of the biggest department stores in the UK; Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. Out of the four Selfridges stores in the UK, Tilbury has finally taken root in the Trafford Centre Selfridges, and in prime position at the front of the store. With the grand opening of the counter, as well as the launch of the limited edition Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection, I thought it would be a great idea to check out the new range and have a makeover with one of Tilbury’s backstage artists, Juan.
The Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection is a capsule collection featuring two new looks, the 1975 and Miss Kensington. As with all new releases, I’d already grabbed the two items that I wanted the most; the Filmstar Bronze and Glow and Miss Kensington lipstick. There’ll be more about them later. My mission is to collect the entire Tilbury collection. I cannot explain just how much I love everything about it, from the rose gold packaging to the exquisite formulations of all the products.
For my make over, I decided that I wanted the 1975 look as seen on the iconic Jerry Hall. I wanted to see how a make up artist applied the Bronze and Glow, which features heavily in this sculpted, glowy look. Juan started off by using the Charlotte Tilbury skincare products to remove existing make up and to freshen up my skin. I particularly liked the Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask and Balm. Not only did it smell amazing but made my skin look plumped up and fresh. Juan also used the infamous Magic Cream on my skin and gave me the advice that it was best to be used prior to make up application, rather than as a moisturiser. He also said to put the majority of the cream on the cheeks and minimal on chin and forehead. Personally, I don’t think the cream works for me – my makeup felt like it wasn’t attached to my face about an hour after my make over, especially in the areas that it was used. I had such high hopes for the cream especially after reading so many mixed reviews.
For my complexion, I got to try three products that have been on my wish list since Charlotte Tilbury launched her make up line. The Wonder Glow skin illuminator was used as a primer, sparingly in places yet it left my skin with a lit from within glow. I’ll definitely be picking one of these up. I also had the Light Wonder Foundation in shade #5 applied alongside the Retoucher Concealer in Medium. Considering the foundation is called light foundation, I was pleasantly surprised at the coverage and how much it could be built up. I had a few blemishes that day and the foundation alone covered it up, with the concealer adding the extra coverage for the harder to disguise areas. A small dusting of flawless finish powder set the concealer before Juan moved onto the product I was most excited about.
The Filmstar Bronze and Glow has had a Norman Parkinson make over and the glamorous rose gold case has been updated to feature the iconic picture of Jerry Hall, whilst the bronze and glow is in a new cream formula. I am a huge fan of the original Bronze and Glow so I was straight to Selfridges to pick up the new version when it first came out. Juan used the bronzer to sculpt my cheeks and add warmth and depth to my skin, then highlighted the high points of my face; across my cheekbones, down my nose and my cupids bow. My cheeks gained a soft focus flush with the Colour of Youth tint.
My eyes were one of my favourite parts of the make over, and because I loved them so much, I bought the products that Juan used. I am going to do a tutorial on how to recreate the look, so I won’t go into too much detail. He used the Eyes to Mesmerise colours in Bette and Veruschka, Barbarella Brown Rock n Kohl eye pencil, Full fat lashes in Black and the Tilbury Brow Lift eyebrow pencil.
To complete the Jerry Hall look, the Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1975 is the perfect compliment to seductive eyes and glowing skin. The colour is a luscious red, vintage in shade and high in impact. I didn’t buy it as I have only just bought the Kendall Jenner Estee Lauder and thought they were similar, but they aren’t. So, it’s back on the list.
Please excuse the photos, as they were taken in artificial light so the colours and shades aren’t true to life, but you can see just how lovely the 1975 look is. As I’m always looking to expand my collection, I’ll give you a more in depth look to the products as I get them. Stay tuned for a close up of the new Filmstar Bronze and Glow.
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