I think you should always meet your heroes. They have never failed me in any way when I have come face to face with someone I admire. And when it’s someone who has a daily impact on your life, well, that takes the fan girling to whole new levels. I had met Charlotte Tilbury before, but this time was different. Her brand is stronger than ever, the world knows her make up as being one of the leading brands you can get your hands on and she’s on the crux of her new Christmas launches and a couple of new formulas in 2016 which we can’t talk about just yet.
Charlotte is so enthusiastic about her brand, her passion is innate and you can see how involved she is in the making of her products, some of which have taken five years of research and development in her labs until the perfect product can be released. Her energy is contagious and after twenty minutes of chatting all things Christmas and her tips on colours that suit me, I felt empowered. She was visiting Brown Thomas Dublin to do a meet and greet and launch the Christmas range to the press which I tell you won’t disappoint. I’ve already added all of them to my Christmas list.
Charlotte told me all about her trinkets, treats and treasure sets for Christmas that leaves no make up problem unresolved. Trinkets are under €50 and make for the perfect filler on Christmas morning. Top of my list is the Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise which includes an eye shadow (that is so well pigmented by the way) and matching mini kohl pencil. The colours are fabulous and include some pretty gorgeous names like The Huntress and Midnight Seduction.
On the treats list, which are gifts between €65 and €118 you can find the Colour Chameleon Smokey Eye kit (€118), Filmstar Killer Cheekbones (€105) that comes with the cheekbone palette and brush, and my pick of the The Gift of Red Carpet Skin travel kit (€78). As I travel a lot this set of minis is amazing and it does include Charlotte’s famous Magic Cream!
And for the ultimate Christmas gift you can request all the of the Treasures from your nearest and dearest. Top of the list for me is the complete Charlotte Tilbury brush set (€315). Now I already have the brush for applying the Magic Foundation which I can highly recommend for a flawless finish to your foundation. But probably the best idea any brand has come out with, maybe ever, is the sets of entire make up looks. Choose from La Dolce Vita, Rock Chick, Bombshell among lot’s of others. You can see how this is going to please men around the globe when purchasing for the ladies in their lives. The set contains everything you need, and this is certainly a winner for me. I’ll have one of each please.