Charlotte Tilbury Makeup...

shellygrrl

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No worse than how Sephora is handling shipping to here tbh.
Maybe so, but there are several UK-based brands/stores that offer much lower (or even free!) shipping outside the EU than what CT is offering, and that is why my opinion is what it is. Just like there are US brands that would offer lower shipping to the UK than Sephora US does.
 

Icecaramellatte

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I was happy to get this email but then when I went onto the site it said Magic Cream can't be shipped to US. I really want to try that stuff.
 

shellygrrl

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Regrettably we are currently unable to ship the following products to the USA; Light Wonder Foundation, Charlotte’s Magic Cream and all gift sets containing Charlotte’s Magic Cream – Gorgeous Glowing Youth, 5 Minute Skin Revolution, Youth Boosting Candlelit Skin, Can’t Live Without It Kit. The above products have been formulated to provide SPF15 (Sun Protection Factor) and 1/3 UVA. All products containing SPF are classed as OTC (Over The Counter) in the USA and therefore can only be brought to market after going through a New Drug Application (NDA) process. These products are currently undergoing the aforementioned tests and we hope to be able to ship them later in the year.
Source ~ http://www.charlottetilbury.com/help/delivery/
 

Ingenue

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My first CT shipment arrived today. Shipping is actually pretty fast, considering it's coming from across the pond. Illamasqua used to mess around and make me wait a MONTH. I got this order in 7 days. I'll post pictures as soon as I get home. I've heard wonderful things about quality. We shall see.
 

sarabeautime

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My first CT shipment arrived today. Shipping is actually pretty fast, considering it's coming from across the pond. Illamasqua used to mess around and make me wait a MONTH. I got this order in 7 days. I'll post pictures as soon as I get home. I've heard wonderful things about quality. We shall see.
What did you ordered? I am curious :)
 

Ingenue

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What did you ordered? I am curious :)
I got the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, the Sculpt & Highlight Brush, Full Fat Lashes, and Lipstick in Stoned Rose. I like everything a LOT but the brush. Too light... handle is supposed to be wooden but feels more like cardboard. I believe I've been spoiled by Hakuhodo. I expected the weight of a Tom Ford brush, but this one is much lighter than I expected. I think the wood on the handle is hollow or something.
 

sarabeautime

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I got the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, the Sculpt & Highlight Brush, Full Fat Lashes, and Lipstick in Stoned Rose. I like everything a LOT but the brush. Too light... handle is supposed to be wooden but feels more like cardboard. I believe I've been spoiled by Hakuhodo. I expected the weight of a Tom Ford brush, but this one is much lighter than I expected. I think the wood on the handle is hollow or something.
Oooh I can't wait to hear what you think of Bronze & Glow!
Yes I have heard that the shape of brushes are great but grip is somehow not so good.
 

Ingenue

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Oooh I can't wait to hear what you think of Bronze & Glow!
Yes I have heard that the shape of brushes are great but grip is somehow not so good.
Love the Bronze & Glow. I'm warm-toned... and it's VERY subtle on me. But just when I rolled my eyes and thought that it wasn't showing up, the light hit the side of my face... total Kate Moss cheekbones.


Now, to be honest, Chanel's Notorious works MUCH better on me. This is just a darker, cool toned powder with a shimmer (WTF Charlotte... shimmer?), but it's very subtle. The glow part is amazing. It's a warmer champagne color and is totally flattering on me.

The packaging for this compact is exquisite. I love it. That and the lipstick (utter perfection) are my favorites. I just need Hakuhodo to make a version of that sculpt brush (which looks like a giant crease eyeshadow brush) because the head is perfect. But I'm not a fan of the handle. It's light and cheap feeling. Not worth the $$ in my opinion.

The mascara is basic. I don't know WHAT Charlotte is going on and on about, because the mascara truly is nothing special. Totally on par with drugstore mascara. She needs to use Volume de Chanel and go back to the drawing board on this one. It lengthens and separates, but not in any fantastic fashion. It's just very basic. Good for subtle 'no makeup' looks. Not good for dramatic looks.
 

sarabeautime

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Love the Bronze & Glow. I'm warm-toned... and it's VERY subtle on me. But just when I rolled my eyes and thought that it wasn't showing up, the light hit the side of my face... total Kate Moss cheekbones.


Now, to be honest, Chanel's Notorious works MUCH better on me. This is just a darker, cool toned powder with a shimmer (WTF Charlotte... shimmer?), but it's very subtle. The glow part is amazing. It's a warmer champagne color and is totally flattering on me.

The packaging for this compact is exquisite. I love it. That and the lipstick (utter perfection) are my favorites. I just need Hakuhodo to make a version of that sculpt brush (which looks like a giant crease eyeshadow brush) because the head is perfect. But I'm not a fan of the handle. It's light and cheap feeling. Not worth the $$ in my opinion.

The mascara is basic. I don't know WHAT Charlotte is going on and on about, because the mascara truly is nothing special. Totally on par with drugstore mascara. She needs to use Volume de Chanel and go back to the drawing board on this one. It lengthens and separates, but not in any fantastic fashion. It's just very basic. Good for subtle 'no makeup' looks. Not good for dramatic looks.
Thanks so much for the honest opinion. I don't like warm contours, I can as well go for bronzer in this case. Shimmer?`This is interesting lol
 

Ingenue

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The shimmer is so subtle that it's not obnoxious. But I'm not really sure WHY she'd put shimmer in a contour. Maybe to imitate 'glowing skin' or something. It's a great compact. But I DO want a deeper version of this for us warm toned girls. The idea of this compact is amazing, and everyone deserves to enjoy it.
 

shellygrrl

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The shimmer is so subtle that it's not obnoxious. But I'm not really sure WHY she'd put shimmer in a contour. Maybe to imitate 'glowing skin' or something.
Very likely. Glowing, dewy skin is very much Charlotte's thing. Or she had it done in such a way that it could be used more like bronzer on the high points of the face, as well as in the hollows for contour. Hrm.
 

Ingenue

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Yes, I do believe that's the intention for the shimmer in the contour. It definitely doesn't look bad or obvious in any way... just a little glowy. It's really a 'must have' item if you can match it skin tone wise. It works beautifully, and it works even better with her brush. I need more makeup companies to make contour brushes like that. You'll never go back to an angled contour brush again...
 

Ingenue

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This line is hit and miss. Lipstick = HIT. Bar Of Gold = EPIC.MISS.OMG


I'm getting more lipsticks. Wish I could return the Bar of Gold but I took off the protective plastic to photograph it. Crap.
 

Jaymuhlee

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This line is hit and miss. Lipstick = HIT. Bar Of Gold = EPIC.MISS.OMG


I'm getting more lipsticks. Wish I could return the Bar of Gold but I took off the protective plastic to photograph it. Crap.
Thanks for saving me from myself! I've been obsessing over the packaging for the Bar of Gold but now I know better.
 

Ingenue

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Thanks for saving me from myself! I've been obsessing over the packaging for the Bar of Gold but now I know better.
I asked my sister if people would be offended if I did a giveaway on my blog, since I talked so bad about it. She told me to go for it. Maybe someone else can enjoy it, because it's just going to gather dust if it stays with me...
 

Jaymuhlee

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I asked my sister if people would be offended if I did a giveaway on my blog, since I talked so bad about it. She told me to go for it. Maybe someone else can enjoy it, because it's just going to gather dust if it stays with me...
Oh, definitely! I'm sure someone would be super happy with it, even if it didn't meet your standards. I have a whole bin of stuff that hasn't worked for me that I'm planning on doing a super cheap blog sale with or possible giveaway. Someone's trash is always someone else's treasure!
 

Ingenue

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That's so true! I've gotten a few emails asking about it because despite my review some people still want to try it out for themselves. I'm going to go ahead and do the giveaway.
 

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