Of course, makeup is my number one favourite gift to receive, alongside shoes, that is! So finding a package under the tree chockfull of Charlotte Tilbury makeup would be like all the makeup fairies making a wish come true!
Top of my picks this year include the now famous Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipsticks formula has long been a favourite for its lip-enhancing properties, UV protection (yes, lips need protection too), and hydrating sexiness. Favourite colours include Penelope Pink for the perfect everyday nude (Nude Kate is great with a very smokey eye, but for an everyday look, it drains my face of life if not worn with a darker lipliner), and So Marilyn is the perfect red. More recently, I’ve been lured into the cult of her Matte Revolution Lipsticks – I just can’t stop adding to my collection. They’re just what a good matte lipstick should be – matte yet comfortable, moisturising yet long-lasting. Amazing Grace gives my lips the most alluring plump look, while Bond Girl, Glastonberry and Walk of Shame have been doing a daily rotation in my makeup bag this season. Of course, the so-cute-it-hurts trio of Mini Lipstick Charms that includes Penelope Pink, So Marilyn and Birth Perfect are now on my radar, if just for the innate cuteness factor that is seriously off the charts!
Party eyes are so easy to achieve with the Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise; I have a video going up at the end of this week on my Youtube channel (subscribe here) on my super-easy to achieve smokey eye using this little duo. The dinky little eyeshadow single paired with the mini Rock’n’Kohl eyeliner make smoky eyes easy and achievable even for a makeup newbie and even better, they truly last all night, so there’s no retouching needed. Paired with the Penelope Pink lipstick, this is the classic rock-chic look for a New Year’s Eve party.
And of course, it all starts with perfect looking skin. I’ve recently discovered the wonder of Wonder Glow – what on earth was my foundation doing without this! Paired with Charlotte’s new Magic Foundation (I’m in shade 8) it gives a beautiful natural finish to the skin (although I’ve also been loving it with my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation too). And on a morning-after-the-night-before, that’s when you’ll really appreciate what Wonder Glow can do!