Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The It-it: Charlotte Tilbury

The cosmetic line from British celebrity makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury hit our shores last Fall and the fashion/beauty crowd has been buzzing as if it were the second coming of the Beatles. Naturally, we were skeptical. Did the beauty floor really need another make-up line?

After testing a variety of the products for the last few months, we can answer with a definite --yes!

As a matter of fact we loved the brand so much that we couldn't help from speaking to the legend herself. Charlotte told us, "I wanted to create a makeup range that was like a virtual consultation with one of the world’s leading experts. I simply poured all of my backstage secrets, tips and tricks into an easy-to-use, easy-to-choose format."

To ease the shopping experience, Charlotte divided the line into 10 distinct signature looks. The looks range from The Ingenue, which is designed for the Coachella-type girl who wears "denim cut-offs with the latest 'It bag" to The Glamour Muse, which was inspired by the Studio-54 girls, like Jerry Hall, Marie Helvin, Diane von Furstenberg and Bianca Jagger. They are the life and soul of the party and have the fabulous face (and dancing legs) to prove it," she describes on her website.

"You always channel an Icon or an Archetype (The Dolce Vita, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Studio 54 etc.) to create a look – I want to help women make the correct color choices through the same approach," Charlotte says.

Although the colors and style may change according to each look, there are some product mainstays that remain constant regardless of the look. Wonderglow, which is a building block of the entire collection is unique as is much lighter than a normal foundation but has great coverage and adds a wonderful youthful glow to your skin. Filmstar Bronze & Glow has become a top contouring kit in beauty because it really is fail poof. The lipsticks have also been huge hits for their lively hues and hydrating properties.

"I won’t launch a product unless it works better and is easier to use than what is already out there. All of my products are treat and transform – it’s makeup with skincare benefits," Charlotte says. To further help women, each online product is accompanied with a youtube video that shows you how to best apply the product.

Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics are available at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom,, and Once you try one or two of the products we know you'll be hooked -- just like us.

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