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Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 00.05.42A couple of months ago I was invited over to Charlotte Tilbury’s studio (I know, pinch me) to preview her new top secret makeup collection. Here we are, a couple of months later and there’s a counter in Selfridges, it’s stocked online on Net-a-porter and some of her products have become my daily staples. Made in mind for a customer to create a fool-proof look thats ‘easy to choose & easy to use‘. I’ve been giving some makeup items a whirl (there’s also skincare too) and here’s my report card…

IMG_3206 IMG_3208IMG_3212IMG_3214 IMG_3216IMG_3219Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49 here

Charlotte’s aim with this platte was to manipulate light to transform the face, like create a slimmer nose or define and enhance cheekbones. This face sculpt and highlight kit (that’s just the most beautifully packed item ever) houses a warm bronzey orange shade to contour and a shimmer to highlight. Back to the packaging, which I don’t usually focus on but as Charlotte said, was made to ‘bring magic back to makeup’ with packaging inspired by the 1920’s cigarette case, and it does just that. Unlike any other contour kits I’ve come across (Tom Ford, Sleek, Make up for ever) both shades hit the spot, if you’re into a colder contour like Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder this won’t be the one for you as it’s much warmer and bronzes up the face at the same time as contouring cheekbones, which I actually prefer. The highlight shade is a finely milled golden champagne shimmer that has a lifting effect on the face.

IMG_3300IMG_3302IMG_3615Colour-Coded Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita, £38 here

Eight quads to choose from, all representative of a different look from the Uptown Girl inspired by Kate Middleton to The Sophisticate, inspired by Natalie Portman. I’ve been sporting Charlotte’s favourite quad, Dolce Vita, inspired by a look like Kim Kardashian. The palettes have a Tom Ford feel about them but I’m pleased to report the pigmentation and colour payoff is much better, especially in the glitter ‘pop’ shade, I did however find a better colour payoff when using natural hair brushes as opposed to synthetic.

IMG_3226IMG_3342Colour Chameleon colour-morphing eyeshadow pencil in Amber Haze, £19 here

Meet the first product that I added to my wish list, not only for the intense, vibrant colour but as soon as I swatched these they were pretty impossible to remove. Being such a long-lasting formula means little blending time is brief so it’s essential to work quickly on this one. Each shade is meant to compliment and enhance different eye colours, I’m wearing the shade Amber Haze, which is actually meant for green eyes but hey-ho I just love the colour.

IMG_3204IMG_3222IMG_3234K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate, £23 here

Described by Charlotte as a ‘cashmere blanket for the lips’, containing light-reflecting particles to give an illusion of plumper lips but here’s what I say: the. perfect. nude. Not too warm, not too cold and the perfect middle ground of glossy and matte that’s not too much of either. My favourite product of the bunch, long-lasting and hydrating too! PS – can you spot the star?

IMG_3301Lip Lustre luxe colour-lasting lip lacquer in High Society, £16.50 here

A pigmented gloss with a high-shine finish that manages to have mega staying power without drying out the lips. I’m particularly smitten by the sophisticated shade High Society for is wearabilty with any look from a no makeup makeup to a smokey eye.

IMG_3231IMG_3233The best and most unique part of the range is the fact that each of the looks are divided into categories, which you can shop here and watch each step by step get the look tutorial made by Charlotte here. Hats of to Charlotte who’s created a range that just makes sense, no faff, no complications and on top of which she’s quite literally holding our hand throughout the entire (and somewhat daunting) process. All A+’s here and I’ll report back with more!


wearing Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Colour-Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil in Amber Haze, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate & Lip Lustre luxe colour-lasting lip lacquer in High Society and Film Star Bronze & Glow

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  • Nicky Zeeb

    Gorgeous! All these products look stunning!



  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    It’s all fabulous but I’d love to get my paws on the quad and the lip lacquer. The packaging is so glamorous! Xx

  • Anya Cross

    Those eye shadows look divine! I’m hovering over ‘buy now’ on the Kate Middleton-esque ones x

  • Katie

    WOW what pigmented eye-shadows.. Love the packaging also.

    Katie Loves..|UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • Claudia

    These all look and sound amazing, I want the whole line! Incredible make-up and amazing pictures, shows of the collection beautifully.

  • Hannah Burrows

    Such a great review! The eyeshadows look GORGEOUS, the pigmentation is blowing my mind.

  • Tugba Seckin

    WOWW :) it looks amazing. I love anything bronze anyway :) Gorgeous :)


  • Chantelle

    So beautiful, I was lucky to meet Charlotte in Selfridges the weekend before her make up range launched, she is so lovely, her make up line is stunning. Definitely need to take a trip to Selfridges again, soon.x

  • roshkud

    The collection looks amazing! The lipstick looks lovely on you as well :)

    Roshni’s Journey

  • PeonyandPeach

    The eyeshadow quad looks amazing! Especially the shimmery shade!

  • TheMacaronAddict

    This collection looks amazing I have been meaning to go to the counter soon. I am just worried I will want everything!!

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    I want to push your hair back so I can see the Bronze & Glow lol… the eye pencil & lipstick look gorge! Lipstick appears much deeper on the lips than it looks in the tube perfect nude! x

  • Lovisa

    Uhh so stunning! I need that colour chameleon! x

  • Katie Allen

    This is gorgeous – I love every product you highlighted here. Great review!

    • Amelia Liana

      Thanks Katie!

  • Lucy Hill

    Your blog is amazing, I love every single one of your posts. I agree with your opinions on all of your products and your just perfect

    • Amelia Liana

      Ah Lucy you’re TOO KIND!

  • Bree

    They all look so amazing, especially the eyeshadow pencil and lipstick!

    Colour Shimmer Sparkle

    Bree :)

  • Lorraine Haigney

    So. Bloody. Gorgeous. The highlight palette is atop my wishlist.

  • Patricia

    I love the final look! Amber Haze *is* for brown eyes though, the shades for green eyes are Bronzed Garnet and Amethyst Aphrodisiac :)

  • Veronica

    can you do a makeup tutorial on this look?xxx