Unboxing | Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Monday, July 11, 2016

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


unboxing charlotte tilbury makeup


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. 


PACKAGING





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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.


Charlotte Tilbury makeup flatlay


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THE ONE THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN


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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THE ONES THAT I'VE LUSTED AFTER

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!


THE GIFT SET

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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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THE IMPULSE BUY 


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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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THE COMPLIMENTARY BITS



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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CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP CHEAT - ICONIC NUDE | £16

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.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP CHEAT - HOLLYWOOD HONEY | £16

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.


charlotte tilbury lip cheat lip liners swatches nc40 iconic nude and hollywood honey


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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57 comments

  1. Oh man!!! Where do I even start with this post?!!! It is everything and I can almost feel your excitement from my screen as I type. My Twinnie!! You have such incredible goodies (and self-control for not tearing open these babies when they first arrived). I love everything you chose and I think I would love Salma lipstick rather than Liv (although it is very tempting). Love, love this post and all the gorgeous photos and I can't wait to hear more about these beauties as time goes on...xx

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    1. Awwwww!!! Liv!!! Your words always make me smile ;) It was seriously difficult to not open it all up and try it all straight away...Its a shame that Liv is such a pale shade. You will LOVE Salma...I'm only a tiny bit biased hehe! There will be reviews and features soon xxx

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  2. Ohmagash! I LOVE EVERYTHING that you've chosen! Girl your taste is impeccable ! 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽! I have such butterflies in my stomach right now! Can't wait to see these in use! Excellent excellent choices! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

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    1. Awwww! Thanks lovely!!! I know the feeling. I keep getting goosebumps everytime I touch any of these things. So weird! Lol! xxx

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  3. The packaging is beyond beautiful, I almost didn't want to rip my order open a few months ago when I got it! You picked up some beautiful things and how cute is your husband surprising you! I have become a little obsessed with Pillow Talk and I definitely want to try more from the brand!

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    1. I can totally understand not wanting to ruin the packaging...they've done such an amazing job all round. Awww he had it all planned out and everything...so sweet xxx

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  4. Everything about this post is beautiful, from the packaging to the swatches to the review! Would be a dream come true owning all of this!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I think that's exactly how I feel hun...its literally like a dream come true. Still can't believe it sometimes. Thank you so much for such lovely words xxx

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  5. The way you write is amazing. I always appreciate the way write when reading your posts (if that makes any sense haha). These all sound lovely. I need a lipstick with my name on it haha. I've been eyeing up bond girl for a while, it looks like a lovely shade! xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. Aww thats the nicest thing anyone's ever said about my writing. I'm so conscious of the fact that I write too much like I speak and sometimes its just a bit too much lol! I think Charlotte Tilbury should name a lipstick after everyone! ;) xxx

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  6. Everything you got looks amazing, I really want to try some of the new Hot Lips shades! Film star Bronze & Glow is one of my favourite makeup palettes and I tend to take it everywhere! Its also amazing that they sent you two of the Pillow Talks! I'm feeling placing a CT order now xo

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    1. I know right....I'm so impressed with their customer service. I am so in love with Filmstar I can barely bring myself to use it lol! xxx

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  7. What a gorgeous treat! Secret Salma is on my wish list :) I agree that Charlotte Tilbury customer service is one of the best I've experienced and the attention to detail second to none. At least when we're paying those crazy prices for makeup we're treated like we should be :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. You will love Secret Salma...its got that berry tone and depth that looks great on you hun. Exactly...the customer service should match our madness ;) xxx

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  8. There is a very similar duo from w7 with a bronzer/highlighter and it's amazing! I would definitely recommend you try it out :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I've seen it and been tempted by it many a time...but this one just had to happen. Its purely luxury! Lol xxx

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  9. I have to admit, I have heard some really mixed things about Charlotte Tilbury, and I haven't personally been drawn to anything.
    BUT, your post has totally made me change my mind! Eeek, watch out credit card!!

    Jill x
    Joyful Things

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    1. I was the same until I saw she was releasing a lipstick in my name haha! xxx

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  10. These are so pretty! I'm having serious heart eyes for these. =)

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    1. They are so gorgeous arent they? xxx

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  11. You're a lucky woman Sal! :) :)
    I haven't tried anything from CT yet but it's true, the packaging, the box and everything seems luxurious and you're right when you say that if you pay that much you want the whole experience to make you feel special. I'm not a lipstick kind of girls (I know, weird!) so I would have tried something like one her foundations and the blush as well, oh and something from her skincare range too!

    Have a lovely day Sal! xx

    Silvia
    TheSkinCabinet

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    1. You're absolutely right hun, the whole experience matters. Aww not weird at all...I only started using lipsticks a couple of years ago. xxxx

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  12. I couldn't agree more: if I'm going to invest a little bit more money than usual in makeup, I want the experience to be as lovely as the actual makeup! Bond Girl is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Exactly...and I am so pleased this was such a good experience all round...xxx

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  13. I went into the CT store for the first time (sadly to buy my mum a birthday present ) and it was so hard not to want everything in there! Bond Girl and Hollywood Honey are so stunning, have got my eyes on them now! I have to say their packaging and that little bit of detail really does make a difference xx

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    1. You're so right. The branding is so on point! Awww that's so sweet. Your a good daughter ;) xxx

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  14. O my God! How good it must feel to open this box. It's not even mine but it felt so good haha!

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  15. Your Hubby is certainly a keeper, isn't he?! I think I would've died and gone to heaven if I was given this treat. I've only tried a couple of bits from CT. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect and the Retoucher Pen. I'm waiting for CT to arrive in a local dept store, which should be anytime now. Expensive times ahead, haha! xxx

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    1. Awwwww he absolutely is :) Bitch Perfect looks great but I don't think it would show up on my pigmented lips sadly...ah! Hopefully soon xxx

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  16. Bond Girl is one of my all-time favourites :) and if only we could transplant the bronzer from the dark version and the highlight from the light version into one to make the perfect Filmstar Bronze and Glow haha

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | US & Sephora Giveaway

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    1. I agree about the sculpt and highlight part..highlight on the light version is gorgeous but the bronzer doesn't show up.

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    2. I know right...that would be absolutely perfect. I really don't like the look of the highlighter in the darker version and this bronze shade is light but its subtle plus I can use it on my eyes...I'm glad to have it finally xxx

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  17. Charlotte Tilbury packaging always looks so dam gorgeous!

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  18. I remember my first Charlotte Tilbury delivery, it feels so luxurious doesn't it?! I love the lipsticks you have, such beautiful shades x

    Just Little Things

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    1. Thanks lovely...yes, it was an amazing experience xxx

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  19. How amazing is your husband?! That is the ultimate treat! So sweet of him! You got some really beautiful products - the lipsticks are stunning! Bronze & Glow is my go-to product used almost every time I do my makeup! Their customer service is brilliant and it's noce to feel like a valued customer when you are spending so much - other brands should take note! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. He is incredibly amazing! Other brands definitely should take note...when you're splashing out and spending so much it's nice to feel like an appreciated customer xxx

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  20. This has to be one of the most gorgeous hauls I have seen in a very long time! Your husband is so kind to think of this!! :') That nude shade really does look perfect for a medium complexion, thankyou for sharing I'll be noting it down! I'm yet to purchase my first CT lipstick. Also iconic nude looks beautiful, I definitely regret picking up PT over it, because you're right it doesn't look all that great against my skintone :(

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. He did a great job for sure :) aww..its a shame about Pillow Talk. Its such a pretty shade too and I was close to choosing it too. Thanks hun xxx

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  21. I'm dying inside over how GORGEOUS all of these products are!! I love all three of the lipsticks you picked up. they are all the exact shades I've been eyeing.


    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. Awwww I know how you feel. I still can't believe this all belongs to me. xxx

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  22. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest fashion post called From Online To West London!

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  23. Well done you for self control Sal! These goodies are to drool for 😍 I need Bond girl from the longest of time and now secret Salma as well.

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    1. Thanks beautiful. I know you now have Bond Girl but you'll love Secret Salma too xxx

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  24. Well done you for self control Sal! These goodies are to drool for 😍 I need Bond girl from the longest of time and now secret Salma as well.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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  25. Charlotte tilbury makeup always looks gorgeous! I need to try some out.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  26. They look good enough to eat, although I'm sure that is not advised! So, so beautiful. Great packaging makes great products even better because after all, it is about the whole experience of using them from the texture to the scent and the attention to detail which makes them such luxuries. Gorgeous x

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    1. Thanks for your comment hun...yes it is purely luxurious in every detail xxx

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  27. LOVE this post!!! I felt so excited for you reading it!I know from IG about this heavenly haul but your pics are beautiful!
    Such a great selection and some holy grail items of my own in there that I don't know how I would do my face without now! Enjoy lovely! xx

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, I couldn't hide my excitement across the social media board lol! Thank you for stopping by hun, I really appreciate it xxx

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  28. Oh my gosh, so much Charlotte Tilbury goodness here! I'm just vicariously living through you because I only have one CT product so far :'(

    www.thesundaymode.com

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  29. I am so jell!!! So much eye candy! There's so many CT items i want to try out especially the Bronze and Glow.
    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

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  30. Love everything you got.Amazing post.
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  31. Omg babe!!! Your hubby is a keeper!! I love it all!!! Beautiful pics!! Xx

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Sal xxx