Did I need them? No! Did I want them? Yes! I must be a sucker for Charlotte Tilbury's marketing strategies because I buy most of her new releases - not all, but I have more makeup from this brand than any other. I don't get caught up in the *Magic* or the stats attached to her skincare, however there's no doubt that her makeup is beautiful and it generally does what it says on the tin - Beautiful Skin, Airbrush, Flawless Filter etc. I picked up two of her recent launches - Nude Talk lipstick and Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Champagne Glow (although I am tempted to pick up at least one more of the seven shades available!).
I really love Charlotte Tilbury packaging in general, but particularly when it's limited edition, which the lipstick is. Instead of the ribbed case, this one has little diamantés all over it, as well as the CT logo. It will definitely make it easier to identify in my lipstick collection! I love a good nude lipstick but prefer it to be on the peachy pink side of nude, rather than brown as that suits my skin tone better and makes my teeth look whiter. This is from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. range, which means it has a creamy, satin finish and feels very moisturising on the lips. It works well with Iconic Nude or Love Trap lip liners, worn either as traditional liners or all over the lips to deepen the colour of the lipstick, depending on your preference. As with all lipsticks with this finish, it lasts around 3 hours on the lips - maybe a little longer if you don't eat or drink very much! I find nude lipsticks very easy to top up so I don't mind if it isn't very long-lasting, particularly as it feels nourishing on the lips. Overall, I'm delighted that I bought this and it fits perfectly into my collection.
I've always loved Charlotte's highlighters but think the new Hollywood Glow Glide Architect Highlighters have the best formula yet. Again, the packaging is beautiful, with stars on the lid and on the highlighter itself, but it's the texture that is most important, and it doesn't disappoint. It's soft, yet it won't crumble or apply in a patchy way because it's so smooth and finely milled, and like her original Bronze & Glow highlighter, it doesn't settle into fine lines, which is a bit unusual for highlighters - the creamy formula is key. On the website, there are so many suggestions for how to use the highlighter to sculpt the face, but I just use it on my cheekbones, a little on the inner corners of my eyes. I haven't tried the jawline "trick" yet. I bought Champagne Glow, but think I'll also buy Rose Gold Glow because it looks gorgeous! If you're in the market for a new highlighter, you can't go wrong with these!
Have you bought any new makeup recently? I'd love to hear!
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