Charlotte Tilbury: First Impressions

_DSC4263Charlotte, you amazingly skilled lady, your work is truly mesmerising: Creator of hypnotic, sultry eyes defined with the famous feline flick, killer cheekbones, and dewy skin. What a handful. She’s a connoisseur when it comes to painting faces; Armed with her artillery she’s able to move mountains by transforming you into the most irresistible woman ever. It’s no understatement that she creates the best version of you — no surgeon of any kind needed. A little, no wait, make it a long make-up sesh with the one and only Mrs. Tilbury, oh yes, it has to be every girl’s wettest dream. Well, at least it’s mine. #girlcrush

Talk about muse. You’ll get sucked into her passion and obsession for make-up whenever she talks and breathes. It’s no wonder that she created her very own make-up line. She has always been a huge fan of Tom Ford make-up so I expected no less. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of her make-up goodnesses.

Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Marlene Midnight


It’s no secret that Charlotte is the queen of eyeliner so I had to pick at least one. I easily chose Marlene Midnight: A very deep navy blue with a beautiful iridescence to it. I just couldn’t resist the colour, swoon. It applies as smooth as a liquid liner while it equally embodies the qualities of a good kohl liner: soft yet richly pigmented. I’m sold.

Lip Cheat in Pink Venus


I love me some nude lip liners. I’ve had a hard time choosing between Pink Venus and Pillow Talk and I finally ended up going with Pink Venus thanks to its peachy hue. Do I regret this? Yes, no … Well who knows. I have been wearing this all over the lip topped with a layer of lip balm which results in a juicy, plump, and perfected pout. However, I didn’t find this to be particularly creamy and somewhat uncomfortable to apply. Note that my lips are currently cracked and very sensitive as if it’s winter, and I don’t blame them because it sure feels like that, so I haven’t reached for it that often so I guess it deserves more testing before I bring the verdict in.



A twist concealer pen that promises to conceal and treat at the same time. Sounds like we will be getting along well huh? And wow, it’s a good night sleep in a tube, what a life saver. I’m not very sure if it’s the best at concealing very dark circles but who really cares when it does such a good job at brightening? Let me picture this for you: Imagine yourself looking at a dark cloudy sky (must be easy peasy for those who live in BE) while suddenly the sun starts shining in its full glory. Who cares about the damn clouds now? Well, you’ve impressed me so far: It’s your best man when it comes to brightening, concealing whilst being moisturising at the same time. Yup, no caking you’ve got that right. My new favourite concealer? We’ll see about that but you’ll have to forgive me for now, Nars. 

Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita


Well hello, you gorgeous! I’ve definitely kept the best for last. I haven’t been able to put this palette down for even one day — slightly obsessed to say the least. Prime is a pale pinkish champagne. Enhance is a burnt amber which has completely won over my heart. Smoke is a bronzy brown. And finally pop which is a press-on gold glitter that twinkles delightfully onto the lids. Those warm hues are right up my street, together they create such a pretty eye look. There’s not one shade that will be left untouched. The colours are richly pigmented, velvety soft, and an ease to blend. This might easily be named Alice’s favourite eye quad.

These ar my initial thoughts on her products. In depth review will be up soon including a WOMF #2 and swatches. Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury make-up?

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  • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Thanks babe, means a lot to me! X The Dolce Vita palette is such a treat to use, absolutely in love. I will do a WOMF (make-up look) soon in case you’re interested! ;)

    X Alice

  • Kiss & Make-up

    *swoon* Your pictures look beautiful. You sure know how to present a product! After this my first impressions are definitely good too. Especially the eyeshadow quad looks superb.

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Thank you so much. Means a lot to me! I’m glad they are. That eyeshadow quad was the first to make it on my wish list and I’m SO glad I got it. Yup, no regrets at all! ;) X

  • Grace@minimalmakeupblog

    Oh that eye shadow quad looks so gorgeous. I agree the burnt amber colour is very flattering. Charlotte herself always has great eyeliner on so I am sure she knows what needs to be done to create a good eyeliner:) Great picks Alice!

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      She’s a queen at creating a feline flick just by using an eyeliner pencil. And the eyeshadow quad is a true must-have! Hope you can get you hands on it soon! ^^

  • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Uptown Girl looks gorgeous too! Have you bought it in London? Well, a lot more goodies will be coming home with me next time I go to London, that’s for sure! ;) X

    • BeautyLoves

      Jep, all recent London buys! I like to see, feel and swatch before I buy, so if I can avoid online shopping, I do.

  • Nikki (Girl Behind the Glasses

    The Dolce Vita palette has been on my wishlist since I saw it and some of her K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipsticks too. But now you make me want to try the concealer and lip liner as well.

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Nikki ! You really need to pick up the palette, can’t pass on that one! ;) And yes, I almost bought Bitch Perfect but I’m really fussy when it comes to lipsticks. And buying it online makes it even harder so I skipped the lipsticks :D I know the feeling ’cause there are so much more things I want to try! It’s gonna make me broke! X

  • Jaa

    I really want to try the eyeshadow palette! So beautiful! I have such a weak spot for eyeshadow palettes…. I only have two eyes, why do I need so many shadows?! I sometimes wonder. LOL.

    I may pick up other things from the line, though. I still haven’t finalized my decision yet! :)

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      It has taken me SO long to decide what to get but the Dolce Vita palette has caught my attention instantly. It’s such a beaut. I will do more in depth reviews soon, maybe that will help? ;) And, we need to change things up once in a while and change is good! I’m also eyeing new palettes although I really, really love this one. A girl can never have enough variation, lol. X

  • Kate

    Gosh what a beautiful blog you have! Just followed you. I’ve been lusting after Charlotte Tilbury makeup for a while now, it just looks so luxurious! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Thank you — you’re too kind, Kate! Her products are really worth the splurge, they won’t disappoint. Thanks for following me btw! ;) X

  • Katia | beautyminded

    Love this article, Alice! I’ve the same eye- and lipliner and they’re amazing, aren’t they? And you have the most coveted palette on my wishlist, how is it? I really look forward to a look with that ;-)

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Thank you, Katia! Much, much appreciated. That palette is the bomb dot com. I will do a more depth review on the products very soon but let’s say that I haven’t been able to put this palette down for even one day. Love it is! Anything else I should get? ;) X

      • Katia | beautyminded

        I don’t own any products that you don’t already have so you tell me :-P I’m eyeing her Contour Brush though..

        • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          Haha, that eye palette and concealer are must-haves! ;) Oh, I’ve heard it’s a bit scratchy so I would like the one from Wayne Goss instead but it’s only available via Beautylish, so gutted! They used to sell it on lovemakeup (uk-based). X

  • BeautyLoves

    I have a little Charlotte Tilbury collection of my own and so far, I love it all! The highlight/bronzing duo is next on my wishlist :-)

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      What else should I purchase? Any recommendations? Yup, I also want that! It was so hard to choose what to buy. Wish I could have everything! X