Charlotte Tilbury make-up

A makeup review on Charlotte Tilburry Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl and Filmstar Bronze & Glow

I have a few make-up products from the Charlotte Tilbury range and on a recent trip to London, I decided to buy her matte revolution Bond Girl lipstick, (who isn’t partial to a bit of Bond?)

I had read good things about her lipstick and wanted to try it out and the colour of this one, was just gorgeous. The price is €23/€30 which is not cheap but the quality of the lipstick is really good. As Charlotte Tilbury says, “Lipstick is happiness in a tube!” Bond Girl lipstick is described as a ‘luminous modern-matte lipstick’ and it contains “a secret antioxidant ingredient from the Lipstick Tree, orchid extract and 3D pigments for cashmere-soft lips.”

The packaging as usual with Charlotte Tilbury is to die for, 1930’s glamour screen siren rose gold case.  The lipstick colour is a berry colour/Bordeaux, a type of brown red hue, which looked lovely in its casing.  I lined my lips with Charlotte Tilbury lip liner, ‘Lip Cheat Pillowtalk’, the good thing about this lip liner is that you can use it with lots of lipstick colours. I put the colour bullet straight on my lips, you could use a lipstick brush, and I find that with some brands of lipstick, it does apply better and lasts longer if you do, but for this lipstick I preferred to use it straight from the tube.

The application was very smooth and felt creamy.  Matte lipsticks tend to be drying, but I did not find that with this lipstick, it was velvety and hydrating and lasted a couple of hours before I needed to re-apply, I was even able to eat dinner without too much of the lipstick wiping off.

I received a couple of compliments when wearing this lipstick too.

Verdict:  loved the colour, the texture, the packaging, would recommend.
Cost: £23/€30

Filmstar Bronze & Glow

This is a clever compact to aid you in highlighting, shading, slimming or trimming your features, apparently the secret that screen sirens have kept to themselves for years!  I absolutely love this compact!

The compact contains a duo of a bronzer and a highlighter.  The highlighter had a lovely sheen to it.  It is a bit pricey, however, my kit has lasted ages, granted I don’t wear it every day, but I have used it on average, at least once a week.  I first bought it 3 years ago for my wedding and I was shown where the best places to put it on my face were by the make-up girl at the Charlotte Tilbury counter in Brown Thomas.  I use the highlighter down my nose, over my lips and on each side of my face just below my cheeks.  I use the bronzer on the sides of my nose and apple of my cheeks, I then do the shape of a 3, starting above my brow, on to my cheek and on my jaw bone.  The look is subtle, don’t go too heavy on the brush and there is a beautiful glow on your skin.

This is the best highlighter/bronzer compact I have ever tried, I am a huge fan of this! It’s a palette housed in the most gorgeous rose gold case in a mirrored compact, which oozes 1930s glamour, a definite must for your make-up bag!

Verdict:  fabulous duo compact, the best out there!
Cost: £49/€65

This is my own review and I bought the products myself.


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