Last week, Charlotte Tilbury was in Newcastle to celebrate the launch of her counter in Fenwicks. There were tickets available to meet her and even a competition to get a makeover using one of her signature looks and head down the catwalk with the other models. This all sounded fab and then the most amazing email popped into my inbox. I had been invited, along with a few other bloggers and some press, to spend a few hours with Charlotte Tilbury prior to the public event! I honestly couldn't believe my luck! I'm such a massive Charlotte Tilbury fan so this was an absolute dream come true.
On the actual day, we were led to a beautifully decorated room, filled with gorgeous red roses and Charlotte's full range of products. There were posters of her signature looks around the room and it didn't feel real that I was about to meet Charlotte Tilbury!
When Charlotte walked into the room, it was so surreal! After watching her YouTube videos and buying all of her products for the last few years, I was now actually getting to meet her! She was instantly lovely, taking the time to walk around the table, shaking our hands and asking our names. She then went on to spend the next few hours going through every single product in her line and talking us through the ideas behind the products.
I already own a lot of her products, you'll know this if you follow me on Instagram in particular, but now I want EVERYTHING! Charlotte told us that she often spends years developing products and making sure the formulas and packaging are perfect before she releases them. She will not make a product that is satisfactory, everything has to be just right otherwise it's not happening! I love that this really is Charlotte's brand and she hasn't just put her name on something made by someone else.
Charlotte had us all captiviated with her passion for makeup and her own products. She was hilarious too, she had some funny stories to tell us. You wouldn't believe the places some women use her Magic Cream. Yes, really!
Charlotte is everything I hoped she would be. She is an incredible and inspiring lady and I feel so privileged to have met her.
To top this wonderful day off, we were all given one of her signature looks to take home, which was extremely generous! I already own a few of the looks so this time I went for the Golden Goddess look and I'm excited to give that a go!
What is your favourite Charlotte Tilbury product?