This week I was kindly invited by the Charlotte Tilbury team to head to the Selfridges Birmingham counter for a Tilbury Transformation. As someone who does their makeup daily, it’s not very often the roles are reversed, with someone doing my makeup instead, so I was intrigued to see what the transformation would hold.
Having just launched a new collection and with a masterclass due that evening the counter was a buzz with excitement. I arrived a little early and one of the girls took my name and invited me to take a seat whilst my artist Charlotte gathered the tools.
We talked through which items of Charlotte Tilbury id previously used, items I wanted to test out and then we got onto the set looks that the team can provide.
Charlotte Tilbury has carefully curated a makeup wardrobe consisting of 10 looks, from golden dewy skin in the Dolce Vita to glamorous impact in the Vintage Vamp. These looks and the makeup collections that are offered with them, are the perfect solution for those wanting a complete look without the hassle of trying to find all of the right products.
After some discussion me and Charlotte opted to try “The Sophisticate.” I have to admit when it was first suggested to me, I wasn’t convinced. I don’t often wear nude lipsticks in that shade and had arrived convinced I was going to go for my usual red lipped signature look, but I told Charlotte I trusted her and so she got to work.
We started with skincare, with Charlotte first applying the amazing Magic cream all over my face. She explained that the wonder cream is not just a face cream, but a serum too which means it gives skin a plumper, more radiant glow.
After selecting our perfect skincare we discussed building the base, using Wonder Glow to create a glow from within. When selecting a foundation, I remembered I’d seen the Magic foundation on a few people and thought their skin looked, well magical, so I opted for that.
As Charlotte carefully built my base and moved onto my brows, I started to see the look come together and couldn’t believe how my blended brown eyeshadow popped against my turquoise eyes.
She went to work and built up the look step by step, explaining each of the makeup products and tools as she went, using the full “The Sophisticate” look, which says classic and bombshell without being too “look at me.”
As the makeover drew to a close, Charlotte handed me a mirror and I was in awe. That was not me, the makeup free potato that had walked in just 40 minutes before had been transformed and I suddenly felt disappointed I had nowhere to take the makeup for a whirl.
If you’re ever looking for some new makeup inspiration, be sure to head to your local Charlotte Tilbury counter and try out one of their looks, it’s the perfect way to bring yourself out of a makeup rut.
You can find the full collection from The Sophisticate here or pop and see the collection at your nearest counter.
Until Next Time