Well Hello there,
Straight into it…I’m loving Charlotte Tilbury at the moment. Pretty much everyday for the last couple of months I’ve used at least one of her products. From moisturisers to makeup this Lady has released some superb products of late and so I’m going to run through with you my top four faves.
- Instant Magical Facial Dry Sheet Mask (€24.00, Brown Thomas). Unlike most other beauty masks which are usually filled with glycerine and water this sheet mask is dry, making it super easy to use. You simply loop the hooks over your ears, smooth it over your skin and massage gently to activate the ingredients, then leave it do its magic for 15 minutes. It has a 5 skin solution IQ – or in other words it reduces wrinkles, smoothes, brightens, lifts and hydrates. Each mask can be used up to 3 times, but is it value for money? I would have to say yes. After using it my skin honestly did feel smoother, and brighter. It may take a few more goes to reduce the wrinkles but I’m happy with the outcome so far.
- Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask (€48.00, Brown Thomas). I love not having to wear foundation everyday but often feel I can’t do without a bit of colour on my face so I thought I’d give this overnight facial tan a go. The one thing I love about this product is its hydrating qualities, yes you wake up with a subtle glow but your skin also feels nourished. It has oat kernel extracts known for its soothing properties along with blackurrant seed oil which conditions skin. You can also control the intensity of your desired tan by using it nightly or every other night. If I did have to pick a fault it would be the price point. There are other cheaper gradual facial tanners out there that do a good job however I have yet to use one that leaves my face feeling as cared for as this one does.
- Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturiser (€40.00, charlottetilbury.com) Love, love, love this product. I have been using this daily and it has pretty much replaced my beloved Armani foundation. The description says it’s an all year hydrating summer tint moisturiser. For me it’s a little bit of magic in a bottle. Using it with the overnight bronze glow mask your skin feels and looks fresh and dewy, it really does give you that perfect post-beach sun-kissed complexion. Unusual in its formula, once dispensed onto the hand the liquid appears white. However as you begin to apply it to your skin tiny little pigment capsules are revealed morphing together to become the perfect natural tan tone as you massage them onto your face. Use your fingers to apply this moisturising face tint as a brush doesn’t seem to break down the pigment capsules properly. As far as price is concerned I think its pretty much on point. Ok it’s on the higher end of the scale but you kind of getting two for one – a moisturiser and a foundation. I will say though if you are looking for, or need a full coverage foundation this is definitely not for you.
- Instant Look in a Pallette (€69.00, Brown Thomas) If you follow me on snapchat (kellie.billings) you’ll have seen that I use this daily. It has replaced pretty much everything in my makeup bag as of late. Consisting of a bronzer, highlighter, contour and blush along with three shadows to take you from day to night this palette is pretty much perfect. Apparently it’s inspired by the wedding makeup that Charlotte Tilbury created for Poppy Delevingne’s wedding. Well if it’s good enough for her and all that! This one is a must buy, totally worth the money. If I had to throw all the others away and just keep one, this would be it.