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Charlotte Tilbury 2.0

charlotte-tilbury-2-0-9Last month I was invited to attend a Charlotte Tilbury Master Class held at my local Nordstrom.  I didn’t know what to expect but I have to say that when I left, I had a different view of these classes.  I learned so much that I didn’t know about the Charlotte Tilbury line and applying makeup.  For example, did you know there’s the “feline flick” that Charlotte is known for? Did you know that every single product of her’s has ingredients that are beneficial for your skin?  Yeah, I didn’t know that either.

Here are reviews on some of the products I picked up after the class!

Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer | Nordstrom $100:  Let me start by stating the obvious, this stuff isn’t cheap.  Luckily I had a few Nordstrom Notes that I had saved up and decided to splurge on this little beauty.  Charlotte Tilbury made this for the models who would come in to get their makeup done for runway shows and had dry, unhappy skin due to smoking, not eating right and not getting enough sleep.  This stuff definitely helps to make your skin look healthy after application.  I also love the rose gold packaging!  This cream looks luxurious and heavy, but surprisingly it is not.  It actually absorbs quite nicely into your skin and does not leave your face greasy.  I have been using it every single morning for the last month and my skin actually looks much smoother.  The cream has SPF 15 which makes it good for day but you can also use it at night as well.charlotte-tilbury-2-0-7

Color Chameleon Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil in Amber Haze | Nordstrom $27.00:  I really wanted to love this.  It looked great when the makeup artist put it on the model.  It’s perfect for creating a smokey eye.  However, my contacts really hated this pencil.  Every time I used it, I would get a cloud on my contact.  If you do not wear contacts, I recommend getting this.  It’s wonderful and the color looks great for those with dark brown eyes, but sadly I had to return it.


‘Hot Lips’ Lipstick in Kim KW | Nordstrom $32.00:  I didn’t think that I would love this but I did!!!  Paired with the Pillow Talk Lip Liner, it looks great.  Yes, it is nude so if you are not the type who likes a natural/nude lip, then you will not like this.  Me, personally, I love anything natural and nude.  The lipstick itself is very moisturizing and not dry at all.  I also like how the lipstick itself is shaped.  Great for making sure to stay within the lines of your cupid’s bow.charlotte-tilbury-2-0-4


*Kim KW lipstick on the bottom, Pillowtalk lipliner on the top*

‘Lip Cheat’ Re-Size and Re-Shape Lip Liner in Pillowtalk | Nordstrom $22.00:  This color is the better version of my natural lip color.  I love it.  I use it with my Hot Lips Kim KW and my Matte Revolution in Very Kate.  It just adds the right amount of color to nudes and natural lipsticks.  It is also velvety and easy to put on.  I love it!

‘Wonderglow’ Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash | Nordstrom $55.00: I saw the makeup artist apply this to the model after the Magic Cream and her skin looked amazing.  This is a primer/anti-aging elixir/complexion-enhancer. When I tried , I didn’t really notice anything except my face was shinier.  I have continued to use it day after day because I keep hoping that one day I will fall in love with it.  At this price, I say skip it.  This may have to go back to the store.


*straight from the tube on the bottom, blended into my skin on the top*

Gift with Purchase – ‘Magic Night Rescue Cream’ Intense Firming, Plumping Balm-Elixir | Nordstrom $145.00:  I love the gardenia smell that this has.  It is my absolute favorite scent.  This cream is a bit oily since it is a “balm/elixir,” but I think it does its job in the dry winter months.  I am going to wait until I use up this deluxe sample but I really like using it at night.  This is a love!charlotte-tilbury-2-0-5

Have you tried anything from the Charlotte Tilbury line?  Good or bad, I want to hear what you thought!  Do you share the same obsession as me?  Tell me!

Until next time!

Beauty Style

Black Tassels

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There’s so much I want to tell you guys in this post.

  1. I went to Utah for work a few weeks back and scored some awesome deals at Madewell.   Sleeveless shirts and tanks may not do well in SLC, but they definitely do in my closet!
  2. This shirt has tassels.  Black ones at the bottom, that blend into my jeans.  You can’t see them that well but know that they’re there and that they’re wonderful.
  3. I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s cosmetic line.

So let’s start at the beginning.  While in Utah, I had 6 hours to kill before my flight back home.  Everyone was suggesting I go walk around Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  Of course, I found the mall across the street and every single store I went into just happened to be having killer sales.  I scored this tassel top along with 2 other sleeveless peplum tops at an additional percentage off.  Lucky for me, it’s still pretty toasty in Southern California so I can still rock sleeveless tops all through Fall. Oh the woes of living in LA.

Now let’s get to my Kim KW lipstick.  I can’t get enough of the Pillow Talk lip liner and Kim KW lipstick combo.  I have to say that I had my doubts, but seriously.  This stuff is amazing and all the buzz?  It’s true.  It’s a bit pricey, but if you can splurge on just one lipstick and one lipliner, this is it!  Charlotte Tilbury 2.0 Haul post is on it’s way.  I’ll be showing swatches and reviewing this more in depth.  Stay tuned!

Final note. If you like my black tassel top and don’t mind that it’s boxy and loose (and who actually minds that!?!  hello fat shirt!) – it’s still available and on sale!  You’re welcome.

Outfit Details  Top: Madewell (sale!!!)| Jeans: CurrentElliot | Tote: Madewell | Booties: Madewell | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Lip Color: Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW | Lip Liner: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk


Charlotte Tilbury Haul 1.0

charlotte-tilbury-2As a beauty lover, I have been eyeing Charlotte Tilbury’s products for quite some time.  My good friend was promoted to Counter Manager at the local Big Fancy for the brand, and I thought how perfect for her to show me the line.  She sat me down and went over everything and did a full-on makeover on me.  Truthfully, I wasn’t expecting much. Sadly for my wallet, I walked away with quite a few items that are now a part of my daily routine.

‘Air Brush Flawless Finish’ Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder (Medium) | Nordstrom $45:  Let me remind you that I have combination/oily skin.  With that being said – this powder is AMAZING!  I have been pretty loyal to MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish Powder for years and now there’s a new winner in my cosmetic bag.  The first day I wore this, my skin was just starting to get oily at 4pm. When I used to wear my other powder, my nose was oily after about two hours at 10am.  The trick is to not swirl your brush around, but rather tap it on.  *tap tap tap* You do not want to waste any of this wonderful powder.charlotte-tilbury-5charlotte-tilbury-6Powder & Sculpt Brush | Nordstrom $49: I am a stickler for brushes that specifically go with a product.  I am the easiest person to sell something to if it’s beauty related.  I use this brush for the Micro-Powder as well as the Filmstar Bronze & Glow.  It’s soft and feels luxurious.  I do not own a brush this size, so of course I needed it.  I have to say that it works pretty well with the powders, but if you already own something similar – you can pass.

‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt and Highlight | Nordstrom $68:  I already had a highlighter that I loved and I am not a contouring person.  However, when my friend put this on and I looked in the mirror – Damn!  Did my skin look good!  It gives just the right amount of sculpting on the hollows of your cheeks and just the right amount of highlighting on the tops of your cheeks.  I do like to add some of the highlighting powder to the bridge of my nose and cupid’s bow too.  I have ditched everything else in my cosmetic bag.charlotte-tilbury-4charlotte-tilbury-8 charlotte-tilbury-9

‘Matte Revolution’ Luminous Modern Matte Lipstick | Nordstrom $32: I wanted to try a matte lipstick because it has been the trend lately.  I was immediately drawn to Very Victoria, a suede taupe nude.  My friend suggested I try Bond Girl, a chic natural berry.  My first instinct was to tell her no and that it was too much color for me.  She promised that it looks great on everyone.  Fine, I’ll try it on.  Bond Girl looks different on each person who tries it on.  It also looks great on each person who tries it on.  It is my new go-to lipstick for Fall and I wore it in my style post Black After Labor Day.  The best part?  This matte formula is hydrating and not drying at all. Almost feels silky when applying.  Definitely try this if you are looking for a matte lipstick.charlotte-tilbury-1charlotte-tilbury-7

{Bond Girl on TOP, Very Victoria on BOTTOM}

Final Thoughts:  I love Charlotte Tilbury’s products so far.  Everything that I have purchased, has been in my daily, if not weekly rotation.  I barely wear lipstick, but have been because of the Matte Revolution lipsticks that I purchased.  If you can, you definitely need to try her products out.  I went to a Master Class last week at the Big Fancy and have Charlotte Tilbury Haul 2.0 coming up.  Stay tuned!