4 July 2016

Beauty | Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Hey guys! I thought I'd review some new (new to me anyway...) products from Charlotte Tilbury for you today because I haven't posted much beauty in a while. 

First up the Matte Revolution lipstick in the shade Bond Girl. It's just beautiful isn't it? The kind of product that you slightly don't want to try because you'll ruin how great it looks when it's new. That goes for pretty much all CT products though to be honest! The colour itself was more purple than I expected, which is great because if it was a bit more on the red side I would feel less inclined to wear it day to day like I have been doing since I got it. 

The formula is incredible, probably the best in a matte lipstick that I've ever tried - it glides on, doesn't stick to any dry areas and doesn't dry up over time either so your lips stay looking full of life rather than a bit suffocated. It is honestly a dream because I only ever wear matte lipsticks (I'm not a huge fan of the way glossier ones look and feel on me) and I struggle so much with the formulas. Above that, it's long lasting as well, and I usually apply one layer, blot and then apply another to seal it all in. I think I'll be picking it up in more shades for sure.

The Legendary Lashes mascara sadly had some great points and some bad points too. Don't get me wrong, it gives me longer and fuller looking lashes in a flash, as promised, and is so good at separating my lashes at the same time so that they don't clump in the process. It also stays black all day, as I know with a lot of mascaras they can go a bit dull or grey looking and fall flat after a while. 

The downside is that formula for some reason is just so prone to smudging (that's not to say it would be like that for everyone, but on me it did). Now obviously I wasn't going to stop using it because it isn't the cheapest mascara, and bar the smudging it made my lashes look great. So on top of it I started applying a mascara top coat (mine is from Clarins but I know a few brands do them) and it fixed it completely. I've had problems with smudging with so many mascaras before so I don't know how I hadn't tried it before. That said, if I didn't already have the topcoat, I probably wouldn't repurchase this mascara, mainly due to the fact I expect a product to do a little better on it's own at that price.

So I hope that gave you a little insight into these two products, and obviously the lipstick is my favourite of the two - in fact, its probably my favourite lipstick of all at the moment, so do go and check out the collection if you can. 

What's your favourite Charlotte Tilbury product? I'd love some recommendations!
Speak to you soon, 
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