Charlotte Tilbury Makeup – Initial Thoughts

August 28, 2014

I was going to post my review for the Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Blushes which I have already sneak peeked on my Instagram, but I got sidetracked with the arrival of my Charlotte Tilbury Order from Net-A-Porter (as mentioned in my previous post they are currently offering free shipping to certain countries for all orders). Always enjoy the shipping service provided by NAP as it took only 2 days for the package to arrive! This is my first Charlotte Tilbury purchase and my feelings for the products are quite mixed as some are absolutely fantastic whereas some are let downs, so I thought I’ll quickly share my initial thoughts.


Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette The Dolce Vita – Absolutely Amazing! This is my favorite product out of this order, and I would say if you can only have one product from this line – this is the one!  The picture doesn’t do this eye shadow palette justice, as it looks far more beautiful and complex in real life. Review for this product will be posted shortly.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow – Another must-have product from this line. I am not a fan of using shimmery bronzer on me, however this product surpassed my expectations. Both the bronzer and the highlighter are stunning and look flattering on my skin tone. If you apply the shimmery bronzer light handed, it gives a lovely warm glow to this face that works for my fair complexion. Review for this product will be posted shortly.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Coachella Coral and B*tch Perfect –  My feelings for the lipsticks are mixed – love the colors and the quality of the lipstick, but I am quite peeved at the packaging. It is very lightweight and looks quite cheap for its price (nowhere near as luxurious as the YSL or Tom Ford lipsticks). Somehow I feel that the packaging is “inspired” by those free Estee Lauder lipsticks that are always included in their gift-with-purchases during the Christmas time lol..

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lacquer Hall of Fame – I am sorry to say that but I am very disappointed with this lip gloss. The swatch online shows a lovely milky pink color, but the actual color is pretty much transparent. I don’t mind a clear lip gloss if the quality is great, but this product looks and feels downright cheap, and it has a typical vanilla scent that reminds me of those cheap $2 lip glosses you find at the sales bin at the local drugstore.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Vivian August 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm

So glad you got this!! Can’t wait to see your detail post on the eyeshadow quad and the highlighter/bronzer! Btw, are you getting any Tom Ford Fall 2014 or new Suqqu? Hope you have a great day!


Reika August 31, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Yes I am getting the TF fall 2014! I have placed my order so hopefully I will get them soon!
Yes I think I am also getting the new Suqqu, and the Cle de Peau..and the list goes on and on lol…


Lynette September 9, 2014 at 8:02 am

Thanks for the post, it’s really informative! I am looking at getting quite a few of her products and her lip lacquers are one of them; don’t think I’m gonna get them anymore lol..

Incidentally, I got her Rock ‘n Kohl in Barbarella Brown end of last year and although it does give a liquid eyeliner look, it is definitely not waterproof (or smudge proof). I might be using it wrong, but it tends to go blunt very easily and so it is quite difficult to draw a thinner line or achieve a nice flick with it.

I hope to get my hands on the TF Fall 2014 too! Just called the SA again and stocks are delayed (I am from Singapore). Can’t wait to see your reviews on those!


Reika September 9, 2014 at 11:56 am

Thanks for the comment 🙂 Yes I can’t wait to receive my TF order..and I should be getting them tomorrow *jumping with joy*!!


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