Get Perfect Lashes with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara | Review

If you were to ask me what is the one makeup item I could not live without it would be mascara (ok…and maybe eyeliner too!) On those days when we feel a bit tired or under the weather, mascara can be our best friend. Some mascaras offer lengthening, curling or separation promises and on many occasions I have been left feeling rather disappointed with the results.  You may remember from a recent Charlotte Tilbury Haul I shared with you all that I purchased the Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara.  This product comes with glowing reviews and I couldn’t wait to see if I agreed with my fellow bloggers.

I have been using this mascara since September, and I am just coming to the end of the tube so feel it is an excellent time to share with you all my pretty honest review.

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Lashes Review

The mascara comes in an 8ml tube. Charlotte only makes the mascara in one colour; glossy black. The mascara promises curl, separation, volume, length and drama.

At first I was not all that impressed with the mascara. I found it very hard to apply and did not find it stuck to my lashes particularly easy.  I was close to giving up and moving back to my favourite Chanel mascara when I realised the results really do depend on how you apply it. Sure, you can apply the mascara in the conventional way but if you follow Charlotte’s instructions this mascara is simply mesmerising!

Begin by gently coating the lashes by resting the brush on the lash line and zig-zagging the wand up through the lashes.  When you are happy with the look, get the brush and pay particular attention to the outer lashes by brushing out.  It really helps to make them appear longer.  When it comes to applying to the bottom lash line, instead of using the brush horizontally, try applying holding the brush vertically and gently coat each lower lash.  By following these simple stages that Charlotte recommends, I am sure you will fall in love with this mascara too!

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Lashes Review


Perhaps my search for the one really is over?! I am so glad I stuck with it!

You can purchase Full Fat Lashes for £22.00 from Charlotte Tilbury counters nationwide.

Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara? Do you like the finish of the mascara? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Amazing Grace Lipstick Review & Swatches | Lipstick Monday!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Amazing Grace Lipstick Review Swatch

I can truly think of no better lipstick to wear on a Monday than Charlotte Tilbury.  Perfect for adding a touch of colour to my face and quite literally lighting up my complexion.  Amazing Grace by Charlotte Tilbury is a beautiful lipstick that I have had my eye on for some time.  I was a very very lucky girl recently and was given this lipstick as a gift and I can honestly say I have worn it every day since! For that reason, I had to choose this lipstick as my Lipstick Monday colour of choice.  Lets get started!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Amazing Grace Lipstick Review Swatch

Matte Revolution certainly boasts staying power. I am able to get a good 5 hours out of it and it does not budge when drinking and only starts to transfer after eating.  It also creates the illusion of fuller lips, and comes in a range of colours that light up your face. It is enriched with Charlottes exclusive Lipstick Tree extract that protect lips and contain Orchid Extract that visibly smooth and hydrate. This lipstick is so easy to apply and looks just as pretty either applied softy or built up for that extra wow factor.

I love the shape of this lipstick.  It has a square finish that mimics a lip brush for ease of application. I can honestly say this is not a gimmick and really does help you achieve a really precise finish.  As you can see from the image below, my cupids bow is particularly enhanced – and this was all done by applying the lipstick directly from the tube and with no help from a brush.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Amazing Grace Lipstick Review Swatch

The colour is like no other I own. A lovely natural tea rose shade with modern vibrant twist. Charlotte is right when she says this lipstick lights up your face from within, it has really given my face a lovely glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Amazing Grace Lipstick Review Swatch

Do you ever find that some matte lipsticks can be really difficult to apply? They may stick to your lips for most of the day, but getting them there in the first place can often be difficult to say the least! This lipstick glides on effortlessly and has an almost balm like consistency.  In fact, the lipstick kiss below was particularly hard to do for this lipstick. It just didn’t want to transfer onto the paper!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Amazing Grace Lipstick Review Swatch

So, Charlotte Tilbury’s Amazing Grace was todays lipstick of choice, and it definitely got me through an otherwise dull and rainy Monday.  This lipstick is priced at £23.00 and is available from Charlotte Tilbury counters and online nationwide. The packaging is the iconic Charlotte Tilbury vintage style gold packaging, making this lipstick both pretty on the lips and in the tube!

Hopefully next Monday I will have a new lipstick to share with you all, if of course I am able to stop myself applying this one! I can’t promise I won’t be sharing Amazing Grace with you all over again!! Oh what dilemma’s Lipstick Monday brings me…. It’s a hard life being a lipstick addict!…..

Talk to you all soon x

My Charlotte Tilbury Haul!

Charlotte Tilbury Harrods Haul

I only went in for foundation and powder would you believe, but I simply could not resist when seeing them in all there glory!  I am super excited to finally get my hands on these Charlotte Tilbury products.  I have been more than a little obsessed with Charlotte recently, watching her tutorials on YouTube and looking at her website on almost a daily basis! So, on a recent shopping trip I decided to treat myself. And yes, its true; I really did just go in to buy her new magic foundation and powder!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

So lets start with just that. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation priced at £29.50 and Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder priced at £33.00   This foundation is hot news in the beauty world right now, and I simply can’t wait to try it out.  I suffer with an oily T-Zone so decided the Flawless Finish Powder was a must have to compliment the foundation.

I then decided to purchase one of Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Looks’.  Charlotte has created 10 signature ‘Looks’ that enable us to decide who we want to be on any given day! We could be an Uptown Girl on a Monday and a Glamour Muse on a Friday.  I decided the Sophisticate was the look for me.  I thought the tagline for this look was so true ‘Style is always in fashion but fashion is not always in style’.  My makeup goal is to look timeless, chic and classic – so lets hope this set helps me to create just that look!

The price of ‘The Sophisticate’ Look Box is £165 and Included in the box set was:

The Classic Audrey Eyeliner Pencil worth £16

Full Fat Lashes worth £22

Luxury Eyeshadow Palette -The Sophisticate worth £38

Cheek to Chic Sex on Fire Blusher worth £30

Lip Cheat Lipliner in Pillow Talk £16

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Hepburn Honey £23

Lip Lustre Lipgloss in High Society £16.50

Complimentary Makeup Bag (worth £15)

Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Palette Eyeshadow swatch

The Sophisticate Eyeshadow is absolutely beautiful.  The colours are matte and perfect for an everyday look.  The quality is amazing and the shades blend together effortlessly.  The swatches above from left to right include a colour to prime the lid with, then one to enhance, next is a colour to add some ‘pop’ and finally the final shade is to add a smokey look.  I can see me getting lots of use out of this palette, and I can’t wait to incorporate it into my daily routine.

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher Sex on Fire swatch

The next product in the box is the Cheek to Chic blusher in Sex On Fire. This beautiful blusher adds a lovely luminosity to the cheeks.  The brighter colour in the middle is intended to add a pop of colour to the apples of our cheeks.  You can see from the swatch how beautiful this colour translates to the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick Hepburn Honey Swatch Review Lip Cheat, Re-size and Re-Shapr Lipliner in Pillow Talk Review and Swatch and Lip Lustre Lipgloss in High Society

Next up are the products that will give me that perfect lip! K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Hepburn Honey and Lip Cheat, Re-size and Re-Shape Lipliner in Pillow Talk.  To complement these two products is the Lip Lustre Lipgloss in High Society. I am really excited to try these.  The colours are wonderfully neutral and perfect for either everyday use or complimenting a smokey eye. When I came to remove the swatches on my hand they were particularly hard to shift, so I have high hopes for these!  They will no doubt feature in my Lipstick Monday post very soon.  I can’t wait!

Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eyeliner in Audrey review and swatch and Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara

The final pieces to looking sophisticated! The Classic Eyeliner in Audrey.  A classic soft brown eyeliner that glides effortlessly onto my hand.  This will compliment the eyeshadow palette colours wonderfully.  And finally, the 5 Star Mascara in Glossy Black.  This mascara separates, curls, adds volume, length and drama.  The reviews I have read on this product are pretty impressive.  I can’t wait to give it a go but need to finish my current mascara before I try this one out! Never before have I wanted my mascara to dry up as much as I do right now!

All these products came in a lovely makeup bag complete with lipstick kisses of iconic women such as Kate Moss and Charlotte herself.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in  Jean Swatch

The lovely Charlotte Tilbury makeup artist let me have a complimentary Eyes to Mesmerise shadow in ‘Jean’.  This is a lovely long lasting cream  eyeshadow in a sparkling pink champagne colour.  The makeup artist agreed with me that this would look fabulous with a bold red lip.  I can’t wait to try this out.  Not a product I would usually go for but one that I can’t wait to try.

So there we have it.  My Charlotte Tilbury Haul.  The makeup is every bit as luxurious as I hoped it would be and I can’t wait to try some new looks out with all my lovely new products.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all!  I would love to hear from you if you have any of the products I have bought and how you find them.

Talk to you all soon x

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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Bitch Perfect Lipstick – Review

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick

I love lipstick. I also love Charlotte Tilbury. These are the reasons why I am particularly excited to share with you all my thoughts on this lipstick from her K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection in shade Bitch Perfect. For a long time now I have been yearning to try one of her lipsticks.  The beautiful vintage style packaging and the gorgeous colour choices have long made this a personal brand of desire.  So as you can imagine, I was over the moon when I opened up a birthday present to discover this little gem inside!

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect colour swatch

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect colour swatch


The colour I have is shade Bitch Perfect. It is a flattering nude that is simply perfect for daytime use. As you can see from the picture above, one application (top) gives a nice rich shade and two applications (bottom) gives a deeper, warmer shade.  The colour is highly pigmented and gives lips a glossy multi-dimensional finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick


K.I.S.S.I.N.G is a signature range of 10 lipsticks inspired by both modern and classic icons made in a spectrum of nudes to reds and made to suit any skin tone.

The lipstick does leave my lips feeling moisturised however I must say the colour does not last particularly long, but when the packaging is as beautiful as this I don’t mind getting it out to re-apply!

This lipstick definitely lives up to the hype. You can purchase from Charlotte Tilbury online and Selfridges for £23.00.

Can you recommend another product by Charlotte Tilbury? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


What’s in my makeup bag?…. well….come and take a peek!!

My make up bag

My makeup bag

Let me introduce you to my little stash of essential makeup items! Each and every one plays a vital part in making me feel…well, me! I love to take a peek inside other bloggers makeup bags so wanted to open up mine and share it with you all.

My makeup bag

My makeup bag…Opened!

Pictured clockwise from upper left; Urban Decay Naked Palette 3, EOS Coconut Milk Lip Balm, Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick, Chanel Le Sourcil Perfect Brows Brow Powder, Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Pressed Powder Foundation, Hourglass Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta, Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer, Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Crave, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light, Lancome Grandiose Mascara, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, Bobbi Brown CC Cream in Pale Nude and finally my makeup bag is the ‘Fairest of them all’  bag by Alphabet.

Like any other beauty enthusiast these are my ‘go-to’ products that I use on a day to day basis.  I plan to post individual reviews on each item in the near future but I thought this would be a fun post to do.

Do you use any of the products I use? Have you blogged the contents of your makeup bag?  Let me know in the comments if you have as I would love to see!