Brace yourselves. Charlotte Tilbury comes to Sephora next week.
If you’re not familiar with the editorial and celebrity makeup artist’s brand, it’s pure glamour.
When it comes to makeup, the textures are rich and the color payoff is vibrant. The skin care products feel luxurious and make for the perfect Instagram shelfie. Charlotte’s art deco-inspired packaging will make you feel like you’re at a fabulous party at Jay Gatsby’s mansion. Charlotte’s worked with clients including Emma Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Kim Kardashian West and Kate Moss. Moreso, Charlotte’s philosophy is that makeup is empowering: “Give a woman the right makeup, and she can conquer the world.” It’s all about celebrating what makes us feel good and I can 100 percent get behind that.
Charlotte Tilbury has been a beauty guru favorite for years and now will be available at sephora.com on Thursday, Sept. 13, and in stores Friday, Sept. 14. As always, you can grab these products at charlottetilbury.com but why not take advantage of your Sephora points?
Here’s a list of the top five products you should definitely try.
Matte Revolution Lipstick
This will be your new favorite lipstick. From the ingenious design (a square tip for the most precise application) to the velvety, creamy formula, this lipstick is a cult favorite. The color payoff is great and, while it’s matte, it’s not dusty. Lips look full and lush but still feel comfortable — never too dry or too slippery. The formula comes in 12 shades that range from perfect nudes to deep berries to fit whatever look you want to create.
Charlotte’s Magic Cream
They don’t call it magic for nothing. Hyaluronic acid in this cream pulls in moisture and plumps up skin while soothing rosehip oil, camellia oil and vitamin E promote a healthy glow. Rose water and aloe vera balance pH and help with skin regeneration, respectively. Magic Cream also contains a peptide complex, which provides anti-aging benefits. While it can be used day or night, it’s thicker and I wouldn’t recommend this for very oily skin. For normal to dry skin, this will quench your skin and leave it soft and bouncy.
It’s tough to find a foundation that looks like skin but this comes pretty close. Alcohols in foundations tend to dry skin out throughout the day but Magic Foundation’s hyaluronic acid keeps skin looking hydrated and smooth, even with a demi-matte finish. Medium coverage, this can be worn light to let your skin shine through or built up to conceal blemishes, rosacea and more. Added benefits include vitamin C to brighten skin, fade dark spots and protect against dullness and damage caused by free radicals. While it’s not as concentrated as a vitamin C serum, this foundation still will help make your skin look just as flawless with nothing on. My only gripe with this product is shade offerings — I wish there was more of a range. I’m hoping that now Charlotte Tilbury is in Sephora, they will create more shades to choose from.
**This contains SPF 15 but you should still wear SPF 30 or higher underneath.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo
We are busy and lazy. Charlotte knows that and that’s why she created these perfect sculpting duos that make us each feel like a celeb with a glam squad. Have you ever looked at your reflection in candlelight? The flame gives this illuminating, warm glow that blurs your skin makes your face look soft but still defined. Somehow, these bronze and highlight duos give that same gorgeous effect. Use the darker shade in the contours of your cheeks and along your hairline for a chiseled look and swipe the lighter shade along the high pint of your face to reflect the light. You’ll look put together in under a minute.
The Look kits
We match how we feel to our makeup and Charlotte knows that. It’s why she created The Look sets. Each kit comes in a makeup bag filled with products including an eyeshadow quad, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipstick, liner and lip gloss, to create one of Charlotte’s signature looks: sultry, smoky Dolce Vita; sunkissed, glowy Golden Goddess; sexy, edgy Rock Chick; chic, sweet Ingénue; subtle, refined Sophisticate; glossy, delicate Uptown Girl; showstopping Bombshell (this is my favorite); classic, alluring Vintage Vamp; glitzy Glamour Muse; and bold, brazen Rebel. It’s basically the Spice Girls of makeup kits. Who do you wanna be? Zigga, zig, ah.