The beautiful Charlotte Tilbury counter at De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam never ceases to amaze. When I was there last week, I couldn’t resist trying out some items that were on my wishlist for a long time. The arrival of the new Hot Lips collection made for a good excuse to shop anyway so with the help of the lovely Eva, I chose some other items to take home with me.
Since the Hot Lips lipsticks are limited editions, I had to choose one. Initially, I chose two but when I tried Hel’s Bells, I wasn’t convinced. In the bullet, it looks like a stunning plum but in the end it was too purple for my complexion. Secret Salma on the other hand, right up my street! Matte but comfortable and in the beautiful rose gold packaging like we love it.
The other lipstick I picked up was one I never thought would be for me, the KISSING Lipstick in Coachella Coral. I’ll always look for the pink instead of the orange hues, but this one seems the perfect balance of the two. It’s a coral with a pink tone to it and it looks stunning! It’s super comfortable to wear and it really suits my darker hair I think. Eva, who helped me out, wore it too tho’ and she’s beach-babe-blonde, so it’s a rather universal one.
Something I’ve been clicking in and out of my online basket, was the Beach Stick in Ibiza. When I saw it though, I adored the formula even more but the colour wasn’t for me. So I checked out the others and fell in love with Las Salinas, a beautiful gold infused pink. It’s a very pigmented product but it’s so blend-able, that you can build it up to your liking. I prefer it as a blush, but I’m definitely wearing as a highlight on top of Coachella Coral.
Another item I’ve been eyeing up for quite a while was a powder blush, a Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop blush in Sex On Fire. And of course, the legendary Powder & Sculpt Brush couldn’t be left out with that one. I’ve used them once already and I’m amazed. I don’t know if I’ll keep using the brush for blush as I want to try it out for the Bronze & Glow palette too, I’ll keep you posted.
Last but not least, I’ve picked up two things for the eyes. Since Charlotte Tilbury makes the best eyeliners, I picked up a colour I haven’t used yet: Rock ‘n Kohl in Bedroom Black. It will go along an item I’ve ordered later online at De Bijenkorf as it was sold out in Amsterdam, the Legendary Lashes mascara. Love love love for this.
The more I try out, the more I think Charlotte Tilbury could be the answer to the question: “If you could only wear makeup by one brand, what brand will it be?”. She does a solid lineup and the formulas and packaging are as luxurious as I would expect for this price range. Keep your eyes peeled as I have one last thing that I regret not having picked up, the Brow Definer in Cara D. It’s a great colour to match with my hair right now and Eva showed me there’s a highlighter in there, who knew? As Charlotte is launching her first fragrance this month, my pre-order has already been made and this one might be in there too. Anything else I should try to complete my collection?