Friday, June 26, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection...Available NOW!

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A quintessential blend of gorgeous makeup emblazoned with iconic images, the Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection is now available on  I have professed my love for this stunning beauty line many times over (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) and, completely drawn in by the allure of glowy skin, pinky nude lips and an homage to fashion photography of days gone by, I couldn't help but order a few key pieces this morning!

Kindly scroll on for more images, details on the collection and retailer release dates as well as my personal picks and the Bottom Line...

Before delving into the beauty that is the makeup, here is some contextual information on the collaboration; it's these kinds of details that make this collection that much more intriguing for me:

Capturing the DNA of Norman Parkinson – A collaboration is born...

“I have always been fascinated and inspired by the incredible work of Norman Parkinson. He is a legendary photographer that, in the fashion world, we turn to again and again. As a makeup artist, I share a library of classic visual references with the photographers, creative directors and stylists that I work with on shoots and shows. Norman Parkinson’s work is part of this heritage and is so often featured on the visual moodboards that I create for beauty concepts and behind the scenes. As such, I often post Norman Parkinson images on my Instagram account. His grandson Jake is a close friend of mine and after following my posts, approached me with the opportunity to visit the Parkinson archive. After visiting the gallery of 750,000 negatives and 3,000 original prints, we came up with the idea of creating a limited edition line in homage to his grandfather’s incredible body of work. It is a dream come true to feature his images on this series of compacts and makeup bags. It is something that I never thought would be possible, to feature so many iconic images on my products. I’m so proud of how each piece looks - like covetable vintage compacts that you can be proud to use in public. The makeup bags are like carrying around a mini piece of art in the clutch of your hands. With the collaboration of the archive, we knew that we would honour Parkinson in the best light possible. I’m incredibly proud to be celebrating one of the fashion greats in this way, and bringing his work to life for a new millennial generation.” Charlotte Tilbury

About Norman Parkinson:
Norman Parkinson was active for over 50 years and instrumental in taking portrait and fashion photography beyond the stiff formality of his predecessors, injecting an easy and casual elegance into his images. His impulsive and unstructured style changed forever the static, posed approach to fashion photography, while his enchanting, idiosyncratic persona charmed his sitters and projected an alluring and glamorous public image. He was an eccentric artist, a people person, spontaneous and creative, and has left an indelible mark on the great photographers of today, such as Mario Testino and Tim Walker.  Norman Parkinson worked with every iconic beauty imaginable between the 1930s-80s and on seminal fashion shoots from Pirelli Calendars to Vogue covers, collaborating with visionaries including Grace Coddington and Audrey Withers.  Some of Parkinson’s muses: Jerry Hall, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren, Charlotte Rampling, the British Royal Family (Queen Mother, Princess Anne & Queen Elizabeth all in Royal Blue), Jean Shrimpton, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Iman, Twiggy, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Seberg, Joan Collins, Linda Evangelista, Carolina Herrera, Vivien Leigh and Isabella Rossellini.

Bottling the Youth-Enhancing Light Alchemy of his Lens:

“With this collection, I not only wanted to immortalise Norman Parkinson in makeup form, but also capture the DNA of his vision of beauty: he was an alchemist with light, capturing the sun and the differing effects of mood-lighting on the skin in a really unique way. He also had a beautiful sensibility for colour. He knew exactly how to play with different effects of colour and light in order to create the most beautiful images. Makeup artists use the same concept of colour and light to re-work the facial framework and create a beautiful face on a photo shoot. With this product range, you can literally paint your face in Parkinson’s youth-enhancing light every day. I wanted everyone to feel touched by the magic of his lens!” Charlotte Tilbury 
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The limited-edition collection itself consists of:
  • Two Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Miss 1975 Red (a rich, neutral red) and Miss Kensington (a pale, pinky nude cream).  
  • Official details

    MATTE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK: Charlotte Tilbury breaks new ground with Matte Revolution, the matte lipstick of the future. This unique formula is enriched with new-generation 3D glowing pigments for lips that look lit-from- within and an optical ‘matte-trick’ to create the appearance of wider, fuller lips. Enriched with orchid extract for antioxidant, SPF protection and hydration and seed extracts from “The Lipstick Tree,” a plant extract first brought to market by Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution does not dry the lips and stays put, unlike most other matte lipsticks. It has the feel of a nourishing balm but is power-packed with pigments for a high-performance finish that enables you to build up colour from a stain to a full block of pigment.
    Available in:
    • *1975 Red this classic 70s sunset red embodies the fun, naughty, glamourous time of the era. It is inspired by
      Jerry Hall shot on Montego Bay. This was Jerry Hall’s first Vogue cover and this year marks its 40th anniversary. The tone of this Lichtenstein Pop Art shade is made relevant for today with a modern, fresh and chic matte texture. Partner it with bronzed skin and a summer glow.
    • *Miss Kensington – this shade is inspired by the quintessentially English “haughty but naughty” look of swinging 60s Chelsea & Kensington. It’s a pretty English rose pink that works well on fairer skin tones and perfectly encapsulates that era but with the most up-to-date, long-lasting formulas. 
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  • Two makeup bags in vinyl, the perfect "toss in your beach bag" material! 
  • Official details

    (1) ON CALL’ MAKEUP BAG: The perfect makeup bag to house your summer collection, featuring the iconic Jerry Hall image from Jamaica: Love At First Sight...A Holiday Romance.  JERRY HALL, shot on Montego Bay, Jamaica

    “This is a reference that I return to again and again. Jerry has long been a global beauty icon with her pools of crystal blue eyes, luscious lips and flowing golden locks, and I really wanted to celebrate her as a Parkinson muse. Parkinson’s ability to capture light hugely influences how I think about makeup. As an artist, a lot of my tricks start with a play on light and dark to enhance and re-shape the facial framework. This new cream texture contouring palette is inspired by the natural fall of sun light and shade on one’s face and can help you cheat what I call glowing Holiday Skin, every day.” Charlotte Tilbury 

    (2) THE BATHING BEAUTY BAG: The Bathing Beauty bag has two inner pockets and a waterproof vinyl finish. 

    “I have always loved this image – it’s classic 1970s Norman Parkinson glamour. At the time, shooting in the Soviet Union was prohibited, so Parkinson shot Jerry in secret on the edge of the Black Sea, with crowds watching. The shot has an incredible composition which works perfectly on this bathing beauty clutch-come-wash bag. It’s what I call a 24 hour bag perfect to take to the beach in the summer, packed with makeup, skin and suncare, then out to dinner and to party with, and looks just as good in your bathroom the morning after. Your ideal companion to makeup, party, sleep, repeat with! I will wear it out with a dress and killer summer sandals and use it as a clutch – it’s like wearing a work of art on your arm every day.” Charlotte Tilbury 

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Above: "On Call" makeup bag.
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Above: Bathing Beauty bag.
  • The Dreamy Glow Highlighter
  • Official details

    Transition your skin from winter to a golden summer in one easy swipe. Dreamy Glow is a soft, moodlit Youth Highlighter for “peaches and cream,” dreamy skin. It’s the perfect blend of pearl and pigment to enhance your complexion, scattering light and opalescence across your features for a youthful, soft, glow. It’s a softer, more ambient lighting effect compared to Filmstar Bronze & Glow, which has a spot-lit skin look.
    With golden, mother of pearl tones: the highlighting youth powder uses light flex technology to capture light and radiate it out across the skin for a pretty. Dreamy soft-focussed effect.
    Apply to the top of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and on the cupid’s bow with my Powder and Sculpt Brush for youthful, peaches and cream, glowing skin.
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  • The Color of Youth Lip and Cheek Glow
  • Official details

    The Colour of Youth blusher is the colour of love, youth and happiness. It emulates that delicate, rosy hue you see in young, innocent and fresh cheeks, but can be lost with age now with this blusher you can paint the youth back in! It looks best when it is expressed through a tint of a tan. This pretty pink hue for lips and cheeks works with all skin tones.
    • *Berry Flux Vita increases Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise the skin, protecting the epidermis from dehydration.
    • *Microfine pigment technology ensures high colour performance and a long-lasting finish.
    • *It’s creamy, blendable, weightless, hydrating glamour on the go. 
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  • Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Sun Tan and Sun Light...a cream version of the cult-classic Filmstar Bronze & Glow (powder version reviewed HERE).
  • Official details

    FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW IN SUN TAN & SUN LIGHT: Capture the youthful, soft-focus lens of Parkinson’s camera, giving you “Holiday Skin” – a perfect, golden glow that enhances your facial framework. Cream textures are perfect for summer they are fresher and have a dewy, natural finish.
    Modern, creamy SUN TAN BRONZER melts into the skin for a natural tan.

    • *  The formula has a natural luminous finish and coverage is light to medium.
    • *  Refined pigments give a soft-focus effect, whilst spherical polymers allow perfect blendability and
      glide for easy application.
      The warm, golden SUN LIGHT HIGHLIGHTER is an easily blendable cream, so that you can build up colour from a highlighting veil of pearl to a more dramatic metallic effect.

    • *  Soft focus pigments minimise any skin imperfections.
    • *  Apricot Oil adds moisture
    • *  A high percentage of pearls give a luminous finish for that healthy holiday bronzed glow.
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  • The Charlotte Tilbury website is also currently offering two sets--Miss 1975 and Miss Kensington--which feature a full range of the collection products (as well as permanent members of the line) to create a specific look, centered on either the sultry red Miss 1975 Red lipstick or the innocent 1960's mod pinky nude Miss Kensington shade. 
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--Shop the Post--

Bottom Line: The Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection is currently available at and will be available on July 9, 2015 at Bergdorf Goodman and on July 23, 2015 at NordstromNet-a-Porter and Beautylish.  

As an unapologetic nude lips and highlighter lover, I  have already ordered the Dreamy Glow HighlighterMiss Kensington lipstick and purse-sized "On-Call" Makeup Bag! Will feature closeups on BP once they arrive!

Happy Friday, lovelies...good things ahead, including a skincare-meets-style post, a hair-centric piece and a fresh FOTD...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

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  1. Everything in the collection is so gorgeous, I love Charlotte Tilbury, but it's so expensive!

    1. Isn't it stunning, Rachel?! I am definitely smitten ; ) Can't wait for my order to arrive!


      --The Beauty Professor

  2. How annoying. Just logged onto the website but this new collection seems to be blocked for us Australians. It looks beautiful and I'm so jealous!!
    The Beauty Bloss

    1. What a bummer! I hope that you are able to access the collection soon...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

  3. Looking forward to your reviews. I love Norman Parkinson's photos. Can't wait to see this collection.

    1. Hi Petunia!

      Thank you so much...yes, I agree, the Norman Parkinson photos set such a mood. Iconic, indeed! I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of my picks and will post as soon as they get here ; )

      xx and hope your weekend is going well,

      --The Beauty Professor