24/10/2014

Coup de coeur : Charlotte Tilbury


I have never really talked about my favourite beauty brands before, but there is a first time for everything and rejoice, because today is the day! If you don't already know all about it, let me introduce you to the amazing brand that is Charlotte Tilbury. Although I have often featured it on this blog, I have never really elaborated upon it. But it is so so beautiful (the packaging alone is to die for,) it definitely deserves its own blog post.

Having worked as a professional makeup artist for the past 20 years, Charlotte Tilbury is an expert at making women feel and look fabulous. I had the chance to meet the lady herself, earlier last month, and was met with advice on how to make the most of my cheekbones, big hazel eyes and how to perfect this season's matte pout - all this, in just a few minutes. And the lovely people at Charlotte Tilbury must have been taking notes, because I woke up to a surprise package on my birthday, including everything I need to recreate the look Charlotte recommended: the Film Star Bronze & Glow, the Film Stars On The Go palette and four of the new Matte Revolution lipsticks.

Since I have now had the chance to try them all, I thought I'd give you the low-down: 


c/o Charlotte Tilbury

It's no secret I love a bit (or a lot) of contouring and this product makes it easier than ever. The contour shade is velvety soft and cool enough to stay unsuspected, while enhancing what you already have. The subtle shimmer doesn't really come through, if that is a worry of yours, it just helps create a beautiful luminosity. The highlighter has a buttery texture and complements the contour colour perfectly. It really only took a few uses for me to pop this nifty little duo into my daily makeup stash and call it a holy grail. Yes, it is that gorgeous. If you are only going to invest in one Charlotte Tilbury product, make it this one - you won't regret it.

Also called an 'Easy Look in a Palette,' this is one of the newest additions to the range and consists of a shimmering bronze cream eyeshadow and a soft apricot lip and cheek stain, inspired by Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn's character in the cult movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Cream products are a favourite of mine as my skin is on the dry side and the fact that these two come in a small, 1920s-inspired compact doesn't hurt either. This product probably won't be for everyone, but if you like to keep things natural, sheer and glowy, this is a good one to add to your collection.

Matte Revolution Lipsticks
Lipsticks are my weakness... This new take on the timeless matte lip is no exception. The formula is creamy, long-lasting and applies extremely well to the lips - a dream come true for a lipstick lover like me. Each shade fits in with one of Charlotte's 10 key looks. I personally received The Uptown Girl's 'Amazing Grace', a gorgeous "your-lips-but-better" colour ; The Ingenue's 'Lost Cherry', a rich coral pink ; The Bombshell's 'Red Carpet Red', a classic old Hollywood shade, and - last but not least -, The Glamour Muse's 'Love Liberty,' a darkened raspberry hue, perfect for the colder months and my personal favourite. In fact, I love those amazing lipsticks so much, I am already looking to add a few more to my collection. So, ahem, Santa, if you read this...

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Have you tried any make up by Charlotte Tilbury? What is your favourite product from the range? 

- Elodie x

14/10/2014

Autumn Shade


It is a rather odd thing, thinking about autumn dressing when wearing a bikini top, in 26°C weather but you know that won't stop me from lusting after comfy knits layered over oversized checked shirts, ankle boots and Rose Huntington-Whitely-worthy wooly hats. And because my birthday's in October, let's not forget to add the perfect party outfit to the list of things I'd ideally add to my wardrobe this season. Since coats are not an option for me right now, I'll have to make do with buttery soft metallics, warm shades of tangerine and of course, the perfect pair of winter sunnies - French Riviera problems, right?

Blazer : Topshop | Nailpolish : Essie 'Style Carterl' | Lipstick : Charlotte Tilbury 'Sexy Sienna' | Jumper : H&M | Shirt : House of Fraser | Top : River Island | Skirt : DSsquared2 | Necklace : Ek Thongprasert | Bracelets : Stella & Dot iPhone case : Tory Burch | Bag : Reed Krakoff | Jeans : Paige Denim | Boots : Rag & Bone | Hat : H&M | Sunglasses : Ray-Ban | Shoes : Zara | Watch : Marc by Marc Jacobs | Clutch : Whistles


Ready, steady... SHOP! And if you're thinking of ordering anything off Shopbop, don't forget to use the code 'FAMILY25' for 25% off any item (offer valid until the 16th.)

What are YOU coveting this season? I'd love to know and maybe, get some inspiration! 

- Elodie x