Yes that's correct, haul week! I've had some carrier bags of new stuff building up in my beauty room so I decided it was time to get it all photographed so I can actually start using everything! First up is my Charlotte Tilbury haul!
Charlotte Tilbury has finally arrived in Newcastle! It's super exciting and I no longer have to place random Selfridges orders to get my hands on some of her goodies. As part of the launch into Fenwick Newcastle, I was supposed to visit the counter for a makeover but I got ill for the first time in about two years (which I'm putting down to how much junk food I've been consuming since my wedding. 15lb gain. I'll leave it there...) so I couldn't make it. I was so gutted about this considering Charlotte Tilbury has become one of my favourite makeup brands. To cheer myself up I headed to the counter a few days later once I felt better and had a massive swatching session, and of course, massive splurge!
Charlotte's new Magic Foundation has been five years in the making and after seeing a lot of reviews on it, I was desperate to try it myself! I actually managed to get myself a sample of the foundation from Charlotte's facebook page and tried it the day after I bought the full size. I'm shade 1, obviously, and it's such a lightweight foundation for one that gives such amazing, buildable coverage. I find it gives a natural, non-dewy but not too matte finish. It's great at lightening my dark circles as well as covering redness and blemishes.
I hadn't tried any of the skincare before and the product I was most excited to try is the Goddess Skin Clay Mask. It's supposed to give all of the cleansing benefits of a clay mask whilst leaving the skin super soft. That sounds amazing as I hate the stripped feeling I normally get after using a clay mask.
I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to buy it but I finally bought the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. It's one of the most raved about products from Charlotte Tilbury but it's also quite expensive for just one item so I guess that's what put me off a little. Once I saw it on counter, I didn't hesitate to buy it as it's just as beautiful as I thought it would be.
I hadn't tried any of the Colour Chameleons yet so I decided to pick two of those. I went with Charlotte's expert advice and chose the day and night versions for green eyes. The Bronzed Garnet and Amethyst Aphrodisiac colours are a little out of my comfort zone but I think they are perfect Autumn shades so it's time to get experimenting.
Speaking of Autumn shades, I was very intrigued by The Vintage Vamp look as it's shown on a pale skinned model on the photographs so I could kind of picture how it might look on me and I decided to give it the eyeshadow palette a go. I am tempted to go back for the dark lip colours too. I love these eyeshadow quads as they are high quality and you are given instructions on what shades to use where, if you need help with that sort of thing!
I love Charlotte's Lip Lustres so picked up a gorgeous everyday pink shade called Portobello Girl and the sparkly nude, Ibiza Nights. I find the glosses to be amazing by themselves as well as over a lipstick.
My last purchase was a bit of a fail. I decided I wanted a new blush and swatched a gorgeous glowy pink shade of the Cheek to Chic called Love Glow that I loved, so I bought it. When I got home, I realised I actually already owned that one, silly me! So, this has now worked in your favour...I've decided to run a giveaway to allow one of my lovely readers to win this! Check out the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post to enter.
I asked the lovely sales assistant for a sample of Magic Cream as I've been interested in trying it for ages and as well as getting this generous sample, she also gave me sachets of the Multi Miracle Glow and K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick. I love being able to get samples on a makeup/skincare counter.
I left the Charlotte Tilbury counter feeling very happy with all of my purchases and now that I've photographed them, I can't wait to start using them!