A Little Introduction To The New Charlotte Tilbury Scent Of A Dream Eau De Parfum! | Review

How excited was I today to come home to a little unexpected parcel from Charlotte Tilbury?! This was made even more exciting as I first read about this stunning new perfume on her website last week.  I received a sample size of her new perfume and the cutest little key of attraction charm and ribbon!

Scent of a Dream is the first perfume by Charlotte Tilbury.  With Kate Moss as the face of the scent and prettiest dressing table worthy bottle I have ever set eyes on!

What I like about this perfume is that it contains oils that Charlotte has been personally wearing for years.  This adds a personal touch to the product.  I also love the thought process behind this perfume.  The idea that perfume can attract others and change the energy of people around you by reacting with your bodies pheromones!

The secret behind the formula is a blend of top notes including lemon, peach and black pepper, floral heart notes and a base including hedione, ambroxan and fire tree. It also contains Iso E Super, a fragrance addition that I find utterly irresistible.

So, what does Scent of a Dream smell like? Utterly stunning! I sprayed the perfume onto my wrists and the scent initially was very fresh but developed into a lovely warm scent that really is like nothing else I own.  Which, for a perfume connoisseur is quite something!

This perfume is a real head turner and (I’m sorry Mr Bank Manager) I will definitely be purchasing the full size bottle which launches on Charlotte Tilbury online on August 15th and nationwide on September priced at £49.00 for 30ml.  I can’t wait to enjoy this perfume on a regular basis!

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream Perfume Review

Talk to you all soon x

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Charlotte Tilbury – The Complete Hot Lips Collection!

I have been so excited about sharing this post with you all! My love of lipstick has officially hit dizzy new heights when I took receipt of the new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection last week. I pre-ordered this set a week before release and counted down the seconds for release day! Hot Lips by Charlotte Tilbury channels everything that I love about lipstick. It draws upon its ability to make you feel empowered, change your state of mind, boost your confidence and pick you up when you’re feeling down. The right shade also boosts your beauty and enhances your natural features. Charlotte has managed to create a collection of 16 lipsticks that suit my every mood. From the natural ‘my lips but better’ Liv It Up to an utterly beautiful ‘look at me’ Hell’s Bells.

Hot Lips are 16 lipsticks featuring 4 bestselling favourites, inspired by and in collaboration with some of the world’s most inspiring celebrity women, including Miranda Kerr, Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Kate Bosworth, Laura Bailey, Cindy Crawford, Helena Bonham-Carter, Liv Tyler, Emily Ratajkowski, Carina Lau, Poppy Delevingne, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz and Kim Kardashian-West.

The lipsticks come in the classic Tilbury rose gold packaging and have lips embossed onto the bullet. I was also lucky enough to get a complimentary Charlotte Tilbury lipstick holder  which is currently taking pride of place on my dressing table!

The Complete Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick Collection

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection Kidmans Kiss, Bosworth's Beauty, Secret Salma, Nude Kate, Electric Poppy, Kim K.W, Hells Bells, Penelopes Pink, Miranda May, Very Victoria, Hot Emily, Carina's Love, Super Cindy, Liv It Up, Tell Laura, Sexy Sienna Review & Swatch

Left to Right: Kidman’s Kiss, Bosworth’s Beauty, Secret Salma, Nude Kate, Electric Poppy, Kim K.W, Hells Bells, Penelope Pink, Miranda May, Very Victoria, Hot Emily, Carina’s Love, Super Cindy, Liv It Up, Tell Laura, Sexy Sienna

The Hot Lips Collection is everything I have come to expect from Charlotte Tilbury. The lipsticks glide on effortlessly and last for a good few hours. Every colour is absolutely beautiful and stands out in there own way.  Sure, there are some colours that I don’t think suit me particularly well, but nevertheless I am glad I have been able to try them all out.

My favourite shades so far are Secret Selma, Liv it Up and surprisingly Hell’s Bells! Over the coming weeks I will share with you in more detail the individual colours and finish on my lips.  I can’t wait to share these with you all!

If this little snap shot of the new Hot Lips collection has got you intrigued then I would love it if you would follow my blog to keep a track of which colours I recommend!

Talk to you all soon x

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Tutorial To Make Blue/Green Eyes Pop!

Its been a while since I played around with my Urban Decay Naked Palette. This particular look is created using the Naked Palette 2. I have been using my Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Palette for many months now, and while there is no doubt I absolutely love it, I felt like a change.  I have created this look using a natural colour to wash over my eyelids, creating depth with a darker brown and adding interest with a silvery grey hue.  I am really pleased with the finished look, and wanted to share with you all how I created it.  My eye colour is blue, and they turn green when light hits them.  I find the silver and grey really compliment the colour and bring out the green.  If you have the Urban Decay Naked Palette and want to mix things up a little (we all have our favourite go-to shade combinations!) then keep reading to find out how I created this look.

As this tutorial is all about the eyes, I have not photographed every step, but for those who are interested, here is what I used on the rest of my face.

First up, I cleanse tone and moisturise.  I am really enjoying my current skin regimen, but after editing this post have realised my under eyes could do with some moisture! To the naked eye they look fine, but under the harsh reality of my digital camera they look rather dry! Any suggestions for a good eye cream would be gratefully appreciated!

I then apply a makeup primer all over my face. My current favourite is the Chanel Le Blanc multi-use base.  This creates a lovely canvas to work on and really brings out the best in my foundation. I apply a small amount of my NARS eyelid primer to ensure my eyeshadow stays put during the day.

I then apply my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation.  I take this over my eyelids too so that I start to build an even base and texture for my eyeshadow to sit on. Next up I apply my Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Eye Wand.  This little beauty was created by Charlotte as she thinks the whole world is tired! Step 1 is an eye cream that makes the under eye area appear firmer, and Step 2 is a light reflecting concealer that eradicates my lack of sleep! As you can see from the pictures, I apply this liberally to my under eye area in a triangle shape and use my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation brush to gently buff in the concealer.  Once I am happy with this I apply a light dusting of my Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Finish Light Reflecting Powder. This sets my under eye concealer beautifully without making it look heavy.

Now for the eyes! My favourite part!

For this look I used my Naked Palette 2.  A lovely palette with taupe and greige natural colours.  I am working with three colours for this look – Foxy,Verve and Tease.

First of all I apply Foxy (a cream bisque matte shade) to my entire eyelid using my Bobbi Brown Eye Sweep brush. This neutralises any redness my eyelids naturally have.  I then apply Verve (an oyster coloured shade with shimmer finish) to my outer crease and blend into the middle part of my eyelid.  To do this I use my Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow brush. This is slightly smaller than my Eye Sweep brush and I am therefore able to demonstrate greater control.  This greige  colour works wonderfully with my eye colour and really makes them pop.   When I am happy with the finish I apply my final shade Tease (a creamy pale brown matte shade) to the crease of my eye.  This shade creates definition. To do this I use my Artis Circle 1R brush. This makes applying eyeshadow to my creases an absolute dream and ensures the colour stays exactly where I apply it and doesn’t work into the inner eyelid.

The next step is applying eyeliner and mascara.  I have chosen to use my new Rosie for Autograph at Marks & Spencer gel eyeliner in I’m A Fox Star. A lovely brown shade that compliments the eyeshadows perfectly.  You could then use the darker matte eyeshadow in Tease to soften the look of the line. Finally, I apply lashings of my favourite Charlotte Tilbury 5 Star Mascara to open up my eyes.  This finishes the look perfectly.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial, I really enjoyed putting it together!  Do you like this look I have created with the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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The Perfect Pink Kiss By Charlotte Tilbury | Makeup Tutorial

The Perfect Pink Kiss makeup set by Charlotte Tilbury most definitely lives up to the name.  This set contains everything you need for a naturally pretty three dimensional lip. These products make the perfect lip created by Charlotte for many models and celebrities within reaching distance!

This set contains a Lip Cheat Liner in Pink Venus, K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Coachella Coral and Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl.  These three products literally transform your lips, and I share with you below how the products work together.

 

First of all I apply my EOS lip balm.  I do this before applying any lipstick or lip product as it helps to create a smooth lip.  I then use my Pink Venus lip cheat and start by applying to my cupids bow.  I was never a fan of using a lip liner until I fell in love with Charlotte Tilbury.  She made me realise that this really is the key behind a flawless finish.  Not only does it help prolong my lipstick but it also helps even out my lips.  Everyone is born with uneven lips and the lip cheat helps to even out any imperfections.  When I am happy with the finish, I apply my K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Coachella Coral.  This is a beautiful bright coral shade that quite literally lights up my face.  Coral is not usually a colour I can carry off, but this particular shade is very flattering.  To finish off this look, I apply my Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl.  This is a lovely pink gloss that I have shared with you all recently. Layered over Coachella Coral really brings out the pink undertones of the lipstick and transforms the look into a pretty delicate pink.  For this particular look I applied the gloss all over the lips, but you could also just dab a little into the centre to enhance what you have and create the illusion of fuller lips.

This set is priced at £49.00 and is available exclusively from Charlotte Tilbury online.  The items are also available separately. The finish is appropriate for any occasion and looks just as pretty worn every day as it does for a special occasion. I absolutely love every item I have used here, and each one works well when used with other makeup I have.

Do you like the finish these products give? Have you tired these Charlotte Tilbury products? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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Charlotte Tilbury Portobello Girl Lip Lustre Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

With the brighter days of Spring fast approaching (oh how I am looking forward to this!) I decided to break from my usual tradition of wearing a lipstick and wear a lipgloss. Yes thats right, a lipgloss alone with no lip liner or lipstick! Quite a change for me, but what better product to use than Charlotte Tilbury Portobello Girl.  A lovely high gloss pink that looks lovely over lip products and just as pretty on its own!

The Charlotte Tilbury lip lustre is perfect for a wide range of ages as it creates the optical illusion of youthful fuller lips.  I applied lip lustre in the morning just as I was leaving the house.  It did not leave me with the feeling one usually has when wearing lip gloss, in fact I actually found it to be quite hydrating and soothing which is quite unexpected. The Lip Lustre did not last past my first drink in the office, but with the colour being so natural it was easy to re-apply at my desk without using a mirror!

 

I have rather full lips, but would recommend this gloss if you want to achieve the look of fuller lips. You could try dabbing a little in the centre of your lip to add some dimension.

You can purchase the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl for £16.50 from Charlotte Tilbury counters and online. I plan to do a tutorial soon on how I achieve the ‘perfect pink lip’ using this lip gloss and my Coachella Coral lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury. These two products work so well together, but its lovely to know they work well on their own too!

Have you tried Portobello Girl Lip Lustre? Do you have a favourite lipstick to wear it with? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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First Look At The New Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks | Between The Sheets & Kiss Chase Review & Swatches

Its no secret, I love Charlotte Tilbury! There has been a real buzz on social media about the much anticipated release of two new additions to her Matte Revolution and K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection, not only because of the new colours but also because Charlotte launched a competition to let us name them.  The names chosen were Between The Sheets and Kiss Chase.  I have to agree, they are fabulous names and fit in with her brand so very well!

Naturally, when my inbox buzzed with the news that these new lipsticks were available to buy I couldn’t help but place an order, and they arrived yesterday – with much excitement on my part!

I will start with Matte Revolution Between The Sheets. Charlotte describes this formula as a cashmere cream texture with a soft matte finish. The lipstick is enriched with Papaya and Orchid to help makes lips appear fuller, wider and lit from within thanks to 3D glowing pigments. The colour is a vintage rose petal that gives a really pretty finish.

Between the Sheets was really easy to apply.  I particularly love the shape of the lipsticks and find they make applying lipstick cleanly around the cupids bow a dream. This shade is a really natural daytime look that gives a really polished finish.

Next up is the shade Kiss Chase from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree collection. A lovely tawny berry hue that really makes your face pop. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks are enriched with lipstick tree extract and are cashmere soft making them a dream to apply.

Charlotte does recommend applying the lipsticks with a lip cheat (lip liner) that compliments the colour.  The swatches above are applied straight from the bullet and I am yet to try with a lip liner.  This will only compliment the colours more so I am looking forward to trying this out.  As you can see though, the colours even on their own are stunning!

Charlotte Tilbury Between the Sheets Matte Revolution Kiss Chase K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick Review Swatches Swatch

Image above: Left – Between The Sheets and Right – Kiss Chase

Between The Sheets and Kiss Chase are part of two new ‘Looks’ created by Charlotte Tilbury. First Date and Hot Date.  I would recommend taking a look at her YouTube channel accessed via her website for a full makeover using these shades.  I am totally in love with them both and can’t wait to try them out next week!

The lipsticks are individually priced at £23.00.  I bought the two as part of the Date Night Duo set for £42.00. They are available exclusively online from Charlotte Tilbury.

I hope you enjoyed taking a first look at my new lipsticks. If you have any questions, don’t  hesitate to get in touch as I love hearing from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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Beauty Tutorial : How I Enhance My Lips Using Charlotte Tilbury

How I enhance my lips Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick Pillow Talk Lip Cheat High Society Lipgloss Review Swatch

Beauty is all about working with what we have.  Thats why I love any products that allow me to look like me… but the very best version of me , of course!

I make it no secret, I have been loving Charlotte Tilbury lately. She makes products that allow you to look naturally pretty. I have been playing around with these three products over the last week and love each item individually but when put together they achieve a beautiful polished lip that is like nothing I have tried before.

The images above show (left) my natural lip and (right) my Charlotte Tilbury lip.

I achieve this natural ‘my lips but better’ look by using:

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk £16.00

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick £23.00

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in High Society £16.50

I start as I do before applying any lipstick. If you want your lips to look the very best they can, always start by smoothing a layer of lip balm over the entire lip.  This helps to prevent any rough patches and in turn helps with the longevity of your products.

I then use Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat to (quite literally!) Re-Shape and Re-size my lips as it promises to! I gently line my lips and then shade them in.  This is a modern way of applying a lip liner and prevents the Posh Spice look that was so popular in the 90’s! Applying this way will ensure that the lipstick does not fade during the day leaving you with lined lips.

When you are happy with the Lip Cheat, take your lipstick in shade Bitch Perfect and apply over the top.  You can use a lip brush if you prefer but on this particular occasion I applied straight from the bullet.

If you prefer a softer look then you can stop here.  By applying the Charlotte Tilbury High Society Lip Lustre you achieve a polished finish with a high gloss shine.  If you want to create the illusion of a fuller pout then apply the lip lustre to the centre of the bottom lip only.  This helps give a focal point to your lips and the shine you get from the light hitting the centre only makes lips look voluptuous!

 

I hope you enjoyed reading the first ‘How To’ post from Pretty Honest! I hope you found this useful and if you are looking for some products to create the very best version of yourself then perhaps you may consider these.

Have you tried these Charlotte Tilbury products? Can you recommend any other combinations for me to try? I would love to hear from you all!

Talk to you all soon x

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