Unboxing | Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Monday, July 11, 2016

[Warning: This is undoubtedly a picture laden post!]

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I'm so excited about this post, there really aren't enough adjectives to explain quite how I feel. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that my dear Husband planned to surprise me with my first ever Charlotte Tilbury makeup especially so he could get me my namesake lipstick. So alongside that, I also ordered some bits that I've had on my wishlist since forever.

Because if you're gonna do it, you gotta do it right, right?!? ;)

I can't even begin to explain how happy and blessed I feel to own these beauties. But what I do know is that I won't be buying any more makeup for a LONG time to come. Seriously!

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Right, so let's open this gorgeous burgundy box of luxury dreams up and see what's inside. 


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I absolutely LOVE the time and attention that's gone into the branding because let's be honest, when you're paying premium prices, you want a bit of theatre, distinguishable quality, and an all round luxury experience.

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The beautiful gift box is incredibly sturdy (almost impossible to open, it's so tight!) and is something I will be able to keep and use for a long time. Even the receipt comes in a fancy envelope, tying in with the brand in its theme. Let's just say, I've enjoyed the whole experience of opening this box and exploring its contents several times because it's really wonderfully done.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips - Secret Salma | £23

Released as part of the new Hot Lips collection, this plum rose is my perfect pink shade which I opened up first and shared already here.

Apparently it's named after a celebrity with the same name but I don't buy it. I'm pretty convinced it was inspired by me, for me ;) The shade is exactly everything I love and want my lipstick to be and the formula is incredible.

Let's be honest: it has my name on it and I would've wanted it even if it was grey or green or silver lol!

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution - Bond Girl | £23

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This is one of those lipsticks that I've seen in so many blog posts, Instagram feeds and tutorials that I just needed to get my hands on it. It's a pretty berry toned mauve shade in the same highly praised formula, a little darker than I usually go for, that looks sophisticated, sensible and sexy. I feel like this will be a shade I reach for a lot in Autumn and Winter.

hollywood bronze & glow light to medium

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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow - Light To Medium | £49

From the moment I first lay eyes on this palette, I knew I wanted it in my life! And it turns out it's even more gorgeous than I was led to believe!

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There's something about it - the incredibly stunning packaging, the gorgeous embossing, the oozing glamour...despite several warnings that the Sculpt shade might not show up on my skintone, I still wanted this lighter version. The darker shade is equally beautiful but the highlight shade in that one doesn't call to me at all. Whereas in this one it's that perfectly balanced pearly champagne shade I adore.

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I can't even deal with the beauty of this thing. The outer packaging and design is beyond description and the product inside is just everything...EVERYTHING!


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Charlotte Tilbury 6 Shades Of Love - Ecstasy | £49

I've had my eye on Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G - Stoned Rose | £23 for a long time as it looked like it would make for that perfect daily nude shade. I feel like there are a lot of nude options for lighter skin tones in her lipstick lines but this is one that would work for deeper skin tones too. The packaging is so lush I can't even begin to explain how it makes me feel.

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I've always been intrigued with the 'Swish & Pop' technique I've seen Charlotte Tilbury apply in her tutorials. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of the questionable, funny look of these blushes (if you know what the heck I'm on about, you know!).

I opted for Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic - Ecstacy | £30 which doesn't look quite so cheeky (no pun intended!) and came in this lovely set with Stoned Rose at a slightly lower price. It's a peachy pink with gold micro-shimmer running through it. I didn't expect the blush to be quite so shimmery but I'm excited to try it! 

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charlotte tilbury legendary brows packaging

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows - Cara | £18.50

Okay, so this is a new release from the brand and usually not the kind of thing I'd be willing to splurge on but the videos all looked so convincing and made this look like the miracle brow product I've been dreaming of. It has the tiniest, and I mean TINIEST, brush I've ever seen and is meant to be incredibly precise in coating even the smallest of hairs. I sincerely hope the videos showing the results of using this weren't using CGI!!!

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charlotte tilbury lip cheats

If there's one thing that has blown me away about the whole experience, aside from the incredible surprise plan that Hubby had in place that I accidentally foiled, is the level of care and concern shown by the Customer Service team over at Charlotte Tilbury.

Unfortunately, there was a system error when our order was placed and therefore a delay in getting the package processed but when we called Customer Services to inquire, they were profusely apologetic and were kind enough to offer me a Lip Cheat free of charge to make up for it. And...because I couldn't choose a shade, the lovely assistant decided to include both shades I was deliberating over.

Personally, I think its great that the brand is consistent in providing the best service and a luxury experience and it is befitting to offer something on the house by way of apology for their error. I am so grateful for their gesture but honestly, when you're spending this amount of money with the brand, it seems fitting.

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This lip liner is a neutral beige brown that I feel would work with almost any lipstick. I didn't want to get the infamous Pillow Talk for fear that it wouldn't cover up the pigmentation on my lips as I like to fill my lips and not just line them.


This stood out to me as a unique shade, unlike anything in my collection and one that I would be able to use on its own. Its a gorgeous brown with a red undertone and in line with the shades that I seem to be braving lately.

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I also chose to try a sample of her Magic Foundation and her Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria. I can't believe they found a way to even make the lipstick sample super cute :)

So there we have it lovelies! I hope you enjoyed sharing this exciting Unboxing post with me. I am still astounded at how beautiful everything is and I cannot wait to start using it all and trying it out. 

first ever charlotte tilbury haul

What is your favourite Charlotte Tilbury product? Have you got your eye on any of the new Hot Lips? What is on your wish list? Let me know...

Sal xxx

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