|Above: My three choices from the LE Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection: The On-Call Makeup Bag,|
After sharing an overview of the LE Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection at the end of June (HERE) and offering a sneak peek of some of my procurements in my June Favorites video, I am now beyond thrilled to be able to share a bevy of images focused on my three must-haves from the collection.
Kindly scroll on for more details, closeups, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Inside the On-Call Makeup Bag.|
(1) The On-Call Makeup Bag (also pictured at start of post) is made of a quality water-resistant material that feels relatively impervious to the perils of makeup stains. The interior has a smart divider for greater organization of products...brilliant!
|Above: The image on the front of the Dreamy Glow Highlighter is stunning, no?|
(2) The Dreamy Glow Highlighter is utterly lovely. The gossamer-smooth and finely-milled powder lends an ethereal luminosity to the skin. This highlighter is incredibly subtle for a believable "lit from within" effect; the powder could best be described as a golden champagne hue...it has a touch more beige than the "glow" side of the Bronze and Glow and creates a gentle warmth that is endlessly flattering. So glad I chose this!
|Above: Back matter.|
|Above: Golden champagne at its best.|
|Above: A swatch of the Dreamy Glow Highlighter in direct sunlight...it is the perfect balance of non-glittery luster and sheen.|
|Above: The Dreamy Glow Highlighter ingredients (click on image to enlarge).|
|Above: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Miss Kensington, resplendent in the sunshine.|
(3) The Matte Revolution Lipstick in Miss Kensington is my first lip color from the Matte Revolution line. The texture is like velvet and it glides onto the lips with little to no drag; although it has "matte" in its moniker, the formula feels light and hydrating while still offering remarkable pigmentation. Best described as a "light peachy pink nude," this is a touch more pale than B*tch Perfect and has less beige than Penelope Pink and Nude Kate. It sum, it just may be my favorite lipstick shade thus far from the Charlotte Tilbury line. Miss Kensington is an imperative procurement for nude lovers everywhere!
|Above: Miss Kensington ingredients (click image to enlarge).|
|Above: A swatch of Matte Revolution Lipstick in Miss Kensington...a peachy pink nude gem.|
|Above: Miss Kensington alone on the lips.|
The following images reflect my Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection product picks in action...
|Above: Orlane Anagenese 25+ Morning Recovery Complex...this|
|Above: A curated collection of products for the look below.|
The products used to create the full look that follows include:
- *Orlane Anagenese 25+ Morning Recovery Complex as an initial revitalizing and brightening base for the skin. More on this skincare multitasker soon!
- Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2 (reviewed HERE) as a moisturizer, primer, and illuminating tint.
- *Clé de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation #030 (also available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE) applied with a damp Beauty Blender for medium coverage with a natural satin finish. Many of you ask what my preferred mode of foundation application is and the Beauty Blender wins, hands down...the cleanser that comes with this set is invaluable (and so easy to work with) as well!
- Clé de Peau Concealer in Beige (also available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE) tapped o
- *Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze (reviewed HERE) applied to the hollows of my lower cheekbones and along the perimeter of my face for warmth and depth. This bronzer is a consistent go-to in my routine.
- Viseart Blush in Angora blended into the apples of my cheeks. This blush may look like a dark gray purple in the swatch below but it adds the most interesting flush of color to the face. Can't stop using this!
- Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Glow Highlighter swept onto the upper cheekbones, upper brow bones, down the center of the nose and right above the Cupid's bow.
- Burberry Wet/Dry Glow Eyeshadow in 002 Nude (reviewed HERE) applied wet on my upper eyelids and swept along my lower lashline for a luminous taupe effect. This shade is my absolute favorite in the Burberry line as it is a standalone shade for an easy neutral eye!
- *Guerlain Maxilash So Volume Mascara (reviewed HERE); just two coats for a false lash outcome.
- Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Miss Kensington applied straight from the tube.
|Above: Swatches of all products used in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of my selections from the Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection. I also plan on picking up the creamy Filmstar Bronze and Glow in Sun Tan and Sun Light next, especially now that it's available on its own! In light of how quickly the original powder version initially sold out, this is taking my "musts" from three to four in a flash.
The Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection is currently available at charlottetilbury.com and will be available on July 9, 2015 at Bergdorf Goodman and on July 23, 2015 at Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter and Beautylish. What do YOU have your eye on?
Good things ahead, including a fresh style-centric post and my comprehensive Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping guide, slated to go live on Thursday, June 9th...in the meanwhile, here are some important dates to keep in mind:
- July 9th-16th: Nordstrom Rewards Members (card holders) get early access to the sale.
- July 17th-August 2nd: Public Access
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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