You all know how much I rave about Charlotte Tilbury.
The very unfortunate fact of this phenomenal brand is the cost. Everything (seriously everything) is excruciatingly expensive. The best item of all (magic cream) is the most outlandishly priced product of all, but I have to admit it is 100% worth every penny. I've already used about half of my new jar and I will be repurchasing. I have extremely problematic skin and while many brands do send me their products to try, I am hesitant to stray away from the skincare routine I have perfected over a span of two years. Mario Badescu's Enzyme Cleansing Gel is my ride or die cleanser, but when it comes to moisturizer the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is my number one choice, always. I'm trying to find a dupe, but I don't know that there is one out there. Because these are such expensive products, I want to make sure I do a thorough review for you- your dollars are hard-earned and need to be well-spent!
With most masks, I don't see results instantly. The same cannot be said for this clay mask because my skin feels significantly softer and smoother post use. This mask will pull out all of the impurities and underlying problems your skin is facing, bring them to the surface and be cleared by the time you use a soft warm cloth to wipe the mask away. After using this mask, my skin is bouncy and much lighter in color (which is a great thing for me so my face doesn't look so dark and gloomy.)
The magic cream is my all-time favorite item. OF LIFE. I can't put into words how much I love this moisturizer. Any one who asks me what is the best moisturizer, this is the one. I know moisturizer is a very personal thing to most of us because it's the one skincare item that every single person needs to have in their life, no questions asked. You need to moisturize daily no matter what your skin type is and everyone has one that works for them. Having tried so many different ones, this is the one that's worked wonders on my lackluster, dehydrated, yet oily, sensitive and problematic skin. It is literally magic.
The Wonderglow is a great primer to follow the magic cream as it that keeps the oiliness and redness at bay. It's also quite reflective and makes your skin glow in the best way possible. If your skin tends to be dull, dehydrated and a bit lackluster, this will really shake things up for you because it will bring your skin back to life. It keeps me from looking too dehydrated and tired. This product absorbs and reflects UV rays as luminous light which makes the skin more vibrant. It will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This also adds a bit of moisture to the face so you're essentially double hydrating your skin (moisturizer first of course) which is never a bad thing.
Now after all of that great results and raving about skincare products, we get into the only makeup item: the lipstick. I was disappointed with this lipstick because I've been lusting after these for months, ever since everyone I know received the entire collection of them. While the color range is beautiful and the packaging just swoon-worthy, the formula itself is not swoon-worthy at all. I did get a brighter shade, Coachella Coral, so you can imagine it's a bright and vibrant color. This formula is creamy and feels moisturizing on the lips, but the long-lasting element of it is not there in the slightest. Just a few hours later, there was literally no remaining product and it didn't look like I had even worn lipstick that day. There was no coral remaining, and there was no hydration on my lips. After about an hour of wear, the formula sinks into the lips and brings out cracked elements and looks gross. Remember that with some lipsticks you need to exfoliate your lips first so it doesn't sink into those dry patches but this one simply does not sit nicely on the lips. I do believe this particular color is that way, so a darker shade of this formula may be fine. However this tube of lipstick just did not meet my wants and unfortunately was quite disappointing.