When I was in Toronto I went on a Charlotte Tilbury splurge. Unfortunately the makeup genius does not have a counter here in Calgary (you can order online though), so when I had the opportunity to try the shades and see the products in person I loaded up just a little bit. Close ups of the products and my thoughts about them are below!

The Full Fat Lashes mascara claims to curl, separate, give volume, length, and drama. What I love about this mascara is after a couple of swipes it gives me defined, but feathery-soft lashes, and can be built up if I want more drama. What I don’t love is after a full night at work, it started to creep down under my lower lashes. This seems to be my biggest problem with all mascaras though – they don’t stay put. I must have an oily eye area or something – is that a thing? Do you think a setting spray could help? If you have any solutions, please let me know!

Let me start by saying I love the luxe rose gold packaging of the Filmstar Bronze and Glow, and the contents inside are just as beautiful. I use the sculpt side to contour the hollows of my cheekbones, my chin, and the sides of my nose. The product itself is pretty pigmented, so I find a little goes a long way. I also find this to be true for the highlight side. The colour is built from a golden base, and has an ultra-fine shimmer, so even a light touch gives a luminous complexion.

I got the colour Bitch Perfect in Charlotte’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick line. The name could maybe use some work, but the product is amazing. It’s a nude lipstick, but has a warm peachy pink tone, so it shows off your lips instead of hiding them. The formula is creamy and moisturizing, and it has the most delicious vanilla smell that I love. I definitely want to try one of the Matte Revolution shades and something from her new Hot Lips launch.

I love love love face masks. Sunday is my designated face mask day, but if my skin is needing some extra TLC I won’t hesitate to do one mid week too. I really like the Goddess Skin Clay Mask. It’s different than your regular clay mask because it doesn’t dry to the point where your face is so tight and you feel like a gargoyle. As it sat on my skin it kind of set into my pores which was interesting, but kind of gross to see. Once I washed it off, my face felt a little more plump and was super soft. The frangipani flower extract scent reminds me of jasmine tea, which was actually quite relaxing.

The Magic Eye Rescue is another winner. It works well in the day and can be used under makeup without having to worry about concealer sliding off, and it’s moisturizing enough to use at night as well. I’ve had the jar for about 2 weeks now, and I’m still using the product from the underside of the lid. I’ll have to keep using it consistently to see if it really does reduce the appearance of dark circles and is an eye lift in a tube, as Charlotte claims.

Overall I’m really excited about my Charlotte Tilbury splurge. Her products ooze luxury and stand up to the hype.

Until next time,