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You know you've done something right with your face when you get compliments after the sweaty Pilates class about 12 hours after you put on your makeup. This is a real story, folks, and it goes a bit like this: It was once in 2012 when there was a magical makeup line created by one of the country's most famous makeup artists, Charlotte Tilbury has been. Pretty soon, sparkling A-list members, other makeup artists, beauty editors and buyers fell under the enchanting spell of the line, declaring their undying love for their wide range of cult-loved lipsticks, foundations, palettes, and even a glossy gift stick or two. About eight years later, the Charlotte Tilbury brand of the same name took the industry by storm and created some of the liveliest and most applauded products on the market.
And that's the context for my opening anecdote. Together the brand is known for
so Lots of iconic products that my beauty editor Courtney Higgs and I decided to do the ultimate experiment to test the line's versatility. We tested, mixed and matched 24 different products, carried them to work, on weekends, on appointments, etc. Here we share some of our photos, rate each and every product that we have tried, and deliver the tea we like has (or didn't like). And why stop there? As an additional little surprise, we asked Charlotte's own daughter, the famous makeup artist Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury, to tell us a little about her favorite products along the way. Scroll on! Rating: 6/5 stars. I know I'm the last person to arrive at this party, but this cream blew me away. I damn well committed myself to my current combination of moisturizer and foundation, so I was nervous about the distraction and feared that this cream might be too heavy and greasy for my skin. Um, I was so wrong. It literally created the perfect, ultra-smooth canvas for my makeup. I hate the term glass skin, but this product game me glass skin. Even before I added primer and primer. Rating: 4/5 stars. As I said, I'm really obsessed with my favorite foundation, so it was nerve-wracking to turn things upside down. Since I can get very oily during the day, I usually avoid products that promote dew and glow, and I was almost certain that this primer would be too much for me. I was wrong! It blended in really well with the cream and I never looked like a total fat ball at any point in the day. My foundation was applied so smoothly and I'm pretty sure that it has played a key role in maintaining the integrity of my makeup throughout the day. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that I experienced some pilling the first time I applied it. That said, it didn't affect my ultimate makeup application, so it wasn't a problem. Rating: 6/5 stars. Shadow: 3 neutral. Well, I officially have a new favorite foundation and I'm really sorry I didn't discover it earlier. As if devastated. This is all I am looking for in a foundation. The color and tone are perfect (there are so many options you can choose depending on the undertone), it didn't move (even after my Pilates class at 6 p.m.), it didn't feel like I had anything worn on my skin (despite the full coverage) and it lived up to its name by blurring all of my pores, fine lines, and other skin problems that I am aware of. I am really amazed. The matte finish is also great because it keeps my fats under control without looking too flat or matte. This foundation is really perfect. What Sofia says: "This foundation is a real secret on the red carpet! Charlotte was obsessed with creating a foundation that can do everything: smooth fine lines and wrinkles, deeply moisturize and moisturize the complexion and reduce the appearance of the pores I’m always thrilled when I stroke this over a customer’s complexion to get a perfect, radiantly matte look. It’s like trusting a bottle! " Rating: 4/5 stars. Shade: 2 fair. I've been a fan of this concealer for a while now, so this CT product wasn't new to me. That said, it's one of my favorites! It can get a little crumpled under my eyes and I'm not a big fan of the pillow applicator because I feel like it wastes product and is probably a scary breeding ground for bacteria, but the coverage is amazing, the formula is super easy to mix , and it also has tons of amazing skin-improving ingredients like Persian silk bark extract, palmitoylglycine and wild indigo extract. The applicator is really my only problem with this. What can I say? I'm a kind of doe! Rating: 3/5 stars. Shadow: fair. This is pretty much the only product that undercame me a little. BUT I'm incredibly picky about my setting powders and have been using the same combination of pressed and loose powders since early college. So this formula had a lot to offer! I used the brand's iconic Powder & Sculpt Brush ($ 49) to apply the powder to all areas that I get wrinkled or oily, and I think it did a pretty good job of avoiding wrinkles and cracks , That said, it didn't go well under my eyes over the concealer and I grabbed my other powders to finish the job. I think I also prefer translucent formulas with no hue because I like it when my powder creates a little highlighter where I put it on my face. What Sofia says: "This is the product that I always put in a customer's handbag before an event. Powerful HD cameras and flashing lights mean you need a product that is top notch for adjusting and perfecting your makeup, and this powder is SO finely ground it glides on like silk, or you can reapply it all night without ever looking powdery as it is spiked with rose wax and almond oil, which means that it hydrates even when it gives you a soft, matte look! "" Rating: 4/5 stars. Shade: light to medium. I like this bronzer and highlight palette, but I wasn't thrilled with it, as was the case with some other CT products. The formula is beautiful, the color is flattering, and I think it added a nice, natural definition and contour where I applied it to my face – along my jaw, the sides of my nose, under my cheekbones, and around my temples and forehead. The highlighter was pretty and I was impressed with how shimmering and pretty it looked when I dusted a little over the areas I had highlighted with the Beautylight wand with the powder and sculpture brush ($ 49). (I will get back to that in a moment!) What Sofia says: "I love using the legendary film star Bronze & Glow to create a really glamorous, glowing supermodel bone structure like I created for Shanina Shaik, Irina Shayk, Sienna I've had Miller and Candice Swanepoel lately! It's so easy to use, easy to mix and looks amazing on the red carpet! I use the Powder & Sculpt brush to apply the contour shadow under the cheekbones, along the chin line and over the Then I use a blender brush to define the sides and tip of the nose. The highlight has a really bright golden base that flatters every skin tone and reflects the light for a beautiful, radiant finish when it highlights of the face is applied. " Rating: 5/5 stars. Shadow: Pillow Talk Original. I love this blush / highlight hybrid palette. If you twist your brush in both parts, you get the perfect mix of matte and shimmer, and I found this color just looked so natural and beautiful. I love blush but I don't want it to look like I'm wearing blush. (If that makes sense?) And this product perfectly nailed this aesthetic. I used this on my cheekbones and apples and added a little bit to my chin, the tip of my nose, and around my hairline to help balance and warm my face up a bit. It's also very easy to layer and build so you don't risk overdoing it. I wore it every day after the experiment! Rating: 5/5 stars. Shadow: Pillow Talk Original. The interesting thing is that I usually prefer powder highlighters over liquid or cream-colored formulas because they make me look too melty or greasy at lunchtime. However, I preferred this handy wand to the movie star Bronze & Glow Palette! Instead of running the pillow applicator over the areas I wanted to highlight, I put something on the back of my hand and dipped my beauty blender into the product puddle for more precise application. It delivers such a diffuse candlelight glow and it didn't look over the top or overly shiny or sparkling. I honestly can't say enough good things. Rating: 3/5 stars. Shadow: pillow talk. Just like Courtney, I'm not a big eyeshadow person – especially powder formulas. However, Charlotte Tilbury & # 39; s are so sparkling and neutral that it's pretty hard to mess them up. I loved using this definition to add some depth and definition, or even just a touch of shine. They also catch the light SO pretty. Rating: 5/5 stars. I use liquid eyeliner in black or brown almost exclusively. This is phenomenal. Not only is it the perfect size for optimal precision, it is also super inky black (and remains so!) And does not move. It was almost TOO hard to remove, but I agreed with it considering that it does an excellent job and how perfectly it emphasizes my eyes. Rating: 5/5 stars. I need a LOT to fall in love with and recommend a new mascara, but when I tried CT, I couldn't believe my eyes. Unlike almost every other mascara on the market, it actually does what it promises. It held my long, saggy lashes together perfectly and added impressive volume and length. I have received so many compliments on my eyelashes since I wear them regularly. Rating: 5/5 stars. Shadow: Grace K. Funny thing – I really didn't think I would like this eyebrow pencil. I've tried so many formulas over the years (and I'm actually not a big fan of CT Brow Gel), and it's really hard for me to find the right shade. Basically, I need the perfect taupe clay that is neither too warm nor too cold, and a formula that does not contain too much or too little product. (See how picky I am?) This shade, inspired by Grace Kelly, was PERFECT. It didn't look too dark or intense, but I could easily add depth and definition. Rating: 5/5. Shadow: Pillow Talk Original. I don't know what else to say about this iconic product unless I'm convinced that it could actually be witchcraft. It is the only lipstick I use, regardless of the color of lipstick I wear. It defines your lip line and really emphasizes the shape and pout of your lips that I love. It wears well, doesn't ooze in lines or outside of where you put it on – it's all you could want from a lipstick. Plus, it lasts forever. Rating: 4/5 stars. Shadow: Original Pillow Talk. I've always had this iconic lipstick and wear it at least once a week – usually more. It's the only act I can stand on my lips, and the wording of these lipsticks is just that good. Really, it's one of the few lipsticks that I don't have to keep applying, and that really keeps my lips super hydrated and looks plump. (Even if it's technically a matte finish!) It's perfect for long working days or when you go out and talk a lot, sip etc. and don't have to sweat like your mouth looks. This is a classic for a reason! And for the record, I also tried the new Medium and Intense colors and they are breathtaking. Rating: 3/5 stars. Shadow: pillow talk. I'm not a lip gloss person, but I've found that I use this plump version almost every time I leave my house recently, which makes me think I'm becoming a lip gloss person. Or at least one person with Collagen Lip Bath Gloss. The color is layered so nicely over the other Pillow Talk lip products, and I appreciate the super-glossy finish, which isn't too sticky. I'm a little nervous because it says it contains coconut oil (which usually breaks out around my lips), but I haven't had any problems yet. Keep your fingers crossed because I really want to continue using this shine! Rating: 5/5 stars. Shadow: 13 neutral. I have to anticipate this by saying that I am not easily impressed with the start-up. There are so many boxes that have to be checked so that I can get on board: the color range, consistency, miscibility and finish have to be brought to the point. I am an Armani Luminous Silk girl for as long as I can remember, but this foundation has almost reached first place in my book. No exaggeration, it's like an Instagram filter in a bottle. I applied it with my fingers, a foundation brush, and a sponge, but every time I got a completely even, flawless application. It also smells very good, which may or may not be good, but I enjoyed it. Rating: 4/5 stars. Shade: 12.5 tan. This concealer is now neck to neck with my longstanding Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. The consistency is perfect for brightening the eye area and can be easily and beautifully hidden. My only criticism is that the click mechanism used to dispense the product is a little strange. It just seems like the squarepants that the concealer comes out of a lot of product and eventually wastes it. What Sofia says: "If I could use this concealer as a foundation, I would. In fact, I often do! I never go anywhere without Magic Away. It smoothes and stretches imperfections like a dream and never looks heavy or cake-like I like to use two shades: a lighter shade to lighten the area around the eyes and mouth and nose and a real match to cover only minor blemishes or redness. " Rating: 3/5 stars. Shadow: dark. So this powder smells really funky. At first I thought it should be somehow spoiled, but a quick scan of the product's online reviews confirmed that it just stinks. I couldn't say it exactly, but my beauty partner Erin noticed that it smells like a box of crayons! Strange. I didn't love this powder when it came to setting the concealer. I had the feeling that it looked "crispy" somehow. But one day I dusted it over my bare face and I really liked how it slightly pulled my face together to get the perfect glow without makeup. Rating: 4/5 stars. Shade: medium to dark. This is a decent contour duo. It's nothing special, but I think it's good that the Compact contains both the darker pressed contour powder and the pressed highlighter so that you can quickly and easily create a small dimension. Rating: 4/5 stars. Shadow: Queen of Glow. I don't particularly like eyeshadow, so I usually go for shimmery ones because they're a little less intimidating and much easier to use. Every color in this mini quad is stunning. After a few tries, I got the hand of the matte auburn shadow, but it's the shimmering shades of bronze, gold, and rose gold that really stole my heart. I love her! What Sofia says: "I used this gorgeous, gold palette to create a look inspired by Old Hollywood glamor at the Temperley London Show during London Fashion Week. I love how it gives the eyes an effect to drip in gold! These melted colors suit everyone. " Skin tone and the deep plum smoke tone is a breathtaking contour tone for deeper skin and brown eyes! " Rating: 6/5 stars. Shadow: Foxy Brown. Yes, you read this score correctly. This lip liner is everything. I didn't even know I needed a lip liner until I tried it. I can't really put it into words why it is so impressive, but if I had to try it I would say it looks like your lips are pursing even if you are not. It creates such a subtle definition that it completely changes the look of your lips. Ten out of ten would recommend. What Sofia says: "I wear the lip cheat in Hot Gossip every day! It really is my favorite nude liner for a kissable, yellow-brown rose look. When I apply lip liner, I like to focus on improving the cupid's bow the shape and appearance of the lips. Then I cover them with a shiny, shiny lipstick. " Rating: 4/5 stars. Shade: black vinyl. I love this mascara! It creates an epic eyelash look that I really get involved with. My only problem is that it always looks like a big whip moment and there really is no way to mitigate it. Maybe that's not the point (after all, it's called Legendary Lashes, not Ordinary Lashes), but it would be nice to be able to adjust the intensity to different scenarios. I think the solution is to invest in other mascaras that do a little less if you're not in the mood to be a bomb. Rating: 5/5 stars. Shadow: Barbarella Brown. I'm more of a liquid eyeliner girl, but when I use pencils, I like it to be butter-soft and easy to smudge for a nice smoke effect. This eyeliner slides on the eyelid and is so easy to smear. As soon as it dries, it is beautifully matt. I'm a fan. Rating: 5/5 stars. Shadow: Pillow Talk Intense. The original pillow talk looked ashen and just didn't match my skin tone. So I was very excited to see that CT recently created this slightly darker one. It is wonderful! It is the perfect purple for brown-skinned women. It's easy, but the color payout is fantastic. I have worn it to work several times now and have never felt too concerned with what I feel whenever I commit to wearing lipstick to work. Next: These are the only products we would buy from 20 best-selling skin care brands