The first phase of the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Filters Collection is here. It’s a staggered launch, so there’ll be two posts. I get so excited when there’s a new Tilbury launch and I’ve wanted to tell you about these products since I went to the party last month.
At the party (aka The Best Day Ever!), Charlotte talked us through the new products and I knew they were going to be good. When a parcel full of the new releases arrived last week I wasted no time in getting them all out and have been testing them ever since.
The Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Filters Collection has been inspired by all of those filters us social media junkies are obsessed with, although if you’re wanting dog ears then you’re out of luck. Charlotte set out to create a range of products that give that flattering, enhancing look of filters – your features will be subtly enhanced so you don’t need to put an artificial filter over your face.
The Hollywood Flawless Filter has been a huge hit since it was launched and these new products will have your heart beating that bit faster too. It’s all about working with what we have and using products that make us look great so we don’t feel that we have to hide behind Snapchat and Instagram Story filters.
As I said, this is a staggered launch and today is the day you can get your hands on the new eyeshadow palettes and the reformulated Legendary Lashes, so let’s start with them.
I adore Charlotte’s quad palettes and it’s been a while since there was a new one, so to get two new ones at once is almost more than my little head can handle. The new Bigger Brighter Eyes palettes give you the illusion of wider, brighter looking eyes which makes my heart happy. We’ve all used a filter to make our eyes look bigger, wider and more sparkling so these are just perfection.
With 4 shades in each one and a simple application process to follow (although I do like to mix it up a bit), you can’t go wrong with these. You Prime, Enlarge, Define and Pop and your eyes will look stunning. As always, the quality of the shadows is high and they apply beautifully. I’m useless at remembering to use an eyeshadow primer and I’ve found that I don’t really need one with Charlotte’s shadows – they stay on all day and always blend like an absolute dream. There’s a bit of kickback on the shadows that I hadn’t been expecting, but it’s no big deal – you just might want to do your eyes before your base.
The theory is that, as with the new cheek compacts, there’s one for those of us with a lighter skin tone and one for those who are darker but I’m pale AF and they both work well for me.
TRANSFORM-EYES – £39.00
PRIME – soft champagne gold
ENLARGE – copper gold
DEFINE – dark chocolate brown
POP – deep brick red
EXAGGER-EYES – £39.00
PRIME – ivory cream
ENLARGE – rose gold
DEFINE – red-brown
POP – transparent sparkle
The Bigger Brighter Eyes palettes are available to buy today on the Charlotte Tilbury website.
Also available today is the Legendary Lashes Volume 2 – yep it’s back with a new formula. Now we all know that I’m a huge Charlotte Tilbury fan and recommend so many of her products to people, but I just couldn’t get on with the original Legendary Lashes. It was too wet, messy and smudged like a bitch. I wanted to love it, I really did, but it always just missed the mark for me.
When Charlotte announced at the party that they’d tweaked the formula you could see the looks of relief on people’s faces. We all want to root for whatever Charlotte does and to know that they’ve listened to feedback and worked on improving a product is one of the many reasons why I adore this brand.
Whilst the new formula is still wetter than the majority of mascaras on the market, it’s not as wet as it used to be. It’s far easier to work with and, after wearing it every day since it arrived, I can confirm that I’ve had no smudging or flaking. The new formula has lost none of it’s drama though – your lashes will still look thicker and full of volume and you can wear it safe in the knowledge that it is resistant to humidity whilst leaving your lashes looking amazing all day. You can literally layer and layer and layer this on depending on how dramatic you want your lashes to be. For me, this has been one of the highlights of the launch as now I finally love Legendary Lashes.
* Volume is increased by 507% after 1 application
* Lash thickness is increased by 108% after 1 application
Legendary Lashes Volume 2 costs £25.00 and is available to buy now from the Charlotte Tilbury website.
The next phase of the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Filters Collection launches on 7th June with the new cheek compacts and the Collagen Lip Oil. I will be reviewing those products, which you’ll love, in a separate post.
* Contains PR Samples