Calling all beauty lovers!! Charlotte Tilbury’s flagship store based in Covent Garden, London is quite frankly a magical make up haven. The store has a rock ‘n’ roll vibe fused with the glamour of Art Deco and the indulgence of a Hollywood boudoir. The setting is gorgeous and of course filled with rose gold finishing touches. The boutique has a unique technology first approach offering the customer two revolutionary ways to shop – Fast and Fabulous! The ground floor is suited for instant shopping on the go with videos playing demonstrating how to achieve Charlotte Tilbury’s top 10 looks, and the products easily laid out for you to select your item. The lower ground floor is a magical beauty haven with 7 exclusive vanity tables with lit up mirrors, inspired by boudoirs of the ultra glamorous Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. You have the ability to book an hour long session with a make up specialist, many of which have worked on red carpet events and backstage at Fashion Week. They know all the tips and tricks of the trade so you will not be disappointed with the insight that they provide.
I opted for the “Red Carpet Skincare and Makeup Secrets” which is an hour long appointment giving you access to unleash your Silver Screen Siren allure. The appointment cost £55 however you can then redeem the amount against products instore, so essentially it’s “free”. Your makeup artist will give you a make over transforming you into one of the 10 signature looks. I opted for the “Dolce Vita” look which is inspired by Penelope Cruz. This is a sultry look which can be dulled down for during the day and then adding a hint of sparkle for a night time look. I opted for this look as I already own products from the range and I wanted advice on how to perfect contouring the face, adding a smokey eye, applying a feline flick and how to prep the skin before applying foundation for the ultimate dewy glow. The experience was amazing! You feel like a celebrity and what’s not to like about sipping a glass of prosecco at 10am whilst being pampered. Here’s the finished look:
The products used to create the look were:
Take It All Off – £24
Magic Cream – £70
Wonder Glow – £38.50
Lip Magic – £25
Light Wonder Foundation – £32
Filmstar Bronze and Glow – £49
Rock n Kohl Eyeliner – £19
Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette – £38
Cheek to Chic Blusher – £30
Lip Cheat Lip Liner – £16
Lipstick – £23
The items do seem pricey however they last for 6months +, so essentially an investment. A purchased a few of the items to continue adding to my collection. The Magic Cream is an out of this world moisturiser that will plump and hydrate skin giving a glowing dewy look. It has a secret mix of ingredients that transforms skin in an instant and is the best way to cheat your way to looking like you’ve had 8 hours beauty sleep. I absolutely love this product and I’ve noticed that my make up looks in tip top condition throughout the day with very few touch ups. I also splurged and purchased the full set of make up brushes. Yes these were VERY costly however they are an investment and since using them, my make up has never looked so good. This is a definite example of paying for quality, plus they look gorgeous! If you work hard why not treat yourself with the odd splurge, right (: Here’s the items I purchased. Check out the gorgeous packaging!
I had such a great experience at Charlotte Tilbury that I will definitely be booking another appointment in the near future to try out another signature look. It’s so much fun, insightful to the world of beauty and definitely the best confidence boost a girl can have!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you have tried any of the CT products or had a make over instore, I’d love to hear your views.
Have a great bank holiday weekend
Love Hayley xx