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Charlotte Tilbury makeover experience

Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite makeup brands. The packaging is just gorgeous and so luxurious. I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to get my makeup done by one of Charlottes professional makeup artists*. I got my makeup done at Fenwicks Newcastle as this was the nearest counter to me. All of these opinions in this post are 100% honest and truthful.

I rarely ever get my makeup done,as I am so fussy when it comes to how I like my makeup applied and the overall look. Spoiler alert! I am really happy with my overall look. So if you are nervous about getting your makeup done, I highly recommend going to a Charlotte Tilbury makeup counter. As the makeup artists are really talented and listen to how you like your makeup.

In all of these photo's I haven't edited the pictures to give a more accurate representation of the way my makeup looked in person.

About Charlotte Tilbury
British makeup artist
Her main aim with makeup is to "give women instant confidence" with the way look and also how they feel on the inside.
"Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world"
Pillow Talk is one of her best selling lipstick shades
She has worked with many celebrities including: Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Natalie Portman etc.
Her makeup brand has won many awards.

The look
There are 10 different looks to choose from these range from everyday looks to more dramatic looks. It was so hard deciding on what makeup look to pick as they are all beautiful. In the end I decided to go for 'Vintage Vamp' as this look to me screams glamour. If you have followed me for a while you will know I love flawless skin, smoky eyes and a bold lip. Which is exactly what this look is.

On Charlotte Tilbury's website this look is described as seductive and glamorous.

Makeup Artist
I had no idea who would be doing my makeup on the day until I went to the counter. The girls at the Charlotte Tilbury counter were so welcoming. My makeup artist was Sarina Kaur, her makeup looked flawless, so I knew I would be in 'safe hands'. She asked me how I liked my makeup to look e.g the type of finish I like my foundation, how much coverage I like, how like my brows to look etc, she also explained how the products worked, how to apply the products etc.
If you are in the Newcastle area I highly recommend Sarina as she is extremely talented and has so much knowledge about Charlotte Tilbury products.

Before the makeover
This is where I sat to get my makeup applied. The makeup area is luxurious and glamorous. The ideal surroundings to get your makeup applied! I went to the counter with no makeup on, luckily for me my skin was fairly clear.

The overall look
I am thrilled with how my make looks, it is exactly how I wanted it to be if not better!
I am extremely fussy when it comes to makeup but I can't fault anything about this look.

As I said previously I haven't used any filter/edited these images at all. The only thing used is the lighting on the Charlotte Tilbury counter. Which is why certain parts of my face have a shadow on them. This picks up the glitter on the eyes, the highlighter and how glossy my lips are.

Products used, prices and mini review on the products used
To recreate this whole look it would cost £165.

Multi Miracle Glow balm
Magic cream
This felt amazing on the skin!
Wonder Glow
Magic Foundation shade 3
I am usually the lightest shade when it comes to foundation but as I had fake tan on I was 2 shades darker.
This foundation is hyped up a lot and I can totally understand why now. It gives you medium/full coverage, makes your skin look flawless whilst still looking natural
Retoucher Concealer shade 1
I like my under eye area to look brighter as I do suffer from dark circles. This made the area brighter and reduced the look of dark circles.
Airbrush Flawless finishing powder
Sarina used this to set under my eyes and t zone to keep those areas matte.
This powder applied really and never made my skin look cakey
Filmstar Bronze and Glow: Light
Sarina applied this on my temples, my cheekbones and blended it up as I like to look bronzed and under my jaw.
This makes you look bronzed without looking muddy.
The highlight was applied on my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, middle of my forehead and cupids bow.
Brow lift: Rita
This product is angled which makes it easier to define your brows. This applied really nicely to my brows and made them look natural but defined.
Legendary Brows: Linda
This set my brows into place. The wand is so small which is good as it can coat every brow hair.
Colour Chameleon: Bronzed Garnet
Sarina used this as an eye base and I am really impressed by it.
The colour applied really easily and created a nice base ready for eyeshadow application
Luxury eyeshadow palette: The Vintage Vamp
Prime shade
Inner corner of my eyes
Brow bone
Enhance shade
Outer corner
Blend inwards towards the eye socket
Lower lash line
Smoke shade
Outer corner
Blend inwards towards the eye socket
Lower lash line
Pop shade
Centre of eye
Rock N Kohl pencil: Black
Applied on my upper lash line:
Creates a smoky effect
Makes lashes look fuller and thicker
Full fat lashes
This mascara added volume and length to my lashes
It was also easy to remove
Cheek to chic: Love is the drug
Applied on the apples of my cheeks and blended up towards my ears
Lip Cheat: Savage Rose
Lined my lips and filled them in with the lip pencil to create a lip stain so my lipstick etc will last longer.
Lipstick: Night Crimson
This shade is so pretty and pigmented! It applied really easily and lasted for hours after (even with eating and drinking)
I am a huge fan of a bold lip and this never disappointed
Lip Lustre: Unleash Me
This lipgloss is one of the nicest lipglosses I have tried.
It's not sticky and feels comfortable on the lips

The magic complexion brush
This brush felt really nice on the skin and gave the foundation a 'airbrush' finish
Bronzer Brush
Powder and Sculpt Brush
Blush Brush
Blender Brush
Smudger Brush

How my makeup looked after 8 hours
This is how my makeup lasted throughout the day after 8 hours of wear. I never touched up any of my makeup as I wanted to see how it would actually last. I am really impressed with how all the products look at the end of the day. Usually I would have had to powder but the finishing powder done a really good job of keeping my skin matte.

My overall opinion about the Charlotte Tilbury makeover experience
Like I said previously I rarely ever get my makeup done as I usually do it myself as I know exactly how I like it. I was abit nervous about letting someone else do it as I've had bad makeover experience in the past, but as soon as I spoke to Sarina she put my mind at ease and I knew I was in good hands. Sarina is so talented at makeup and done my makeup amazingly well! I would highly recommend booking an appointment with her if you are in the Newcastle area. 
The Charlotte Tilbury makeover experience has been 100% positive experience and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to book a makeover.
The CT products are really good quality and most importantly last throughout the day.

On Twitter I asked if anyone had any questions about the makeover experience. Here are some of the questions.
How much is a CT makeover?
Prices range from £35-£55 for a senior artist and it's redeemable on CT products at the end
How much impact did you have in the look you wanted and products used?
Before your makeover you can choose between 10 different looks. Before my makeup application began Sarina asked me how I like my makeup to look, the finish, coverage etc. I felt confident in her to let her get on with the look after she asked those questions.
Would you consider getting your makeup done at CT again?
 Yes I would

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  1. Its probably the same look I would have chosen. Great makeup artist skills because it practically looks like what they advertise and still looks great after hours. Thank you for writting about it.


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