A Beachside Story with Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2019 + New Skincare and Pinky Nude Lips Galore

Once upon a time…
Allow me to tell you a story…
Once upon a time, a girl went to a beach with her family on one of the warmest days of late fall and was inspired to shoot an array of new beauty and style launches, including pieces from Charlotte Tilbury,  Dior and Reformation, while frolicking by the seaside. 
Enjoy the true life tale.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line…
Storybook perfection…Victoria Beach, Laguna, CA.
Skincare etc. 
// SKINCARE // Before she headed to the sea, she used this skincare…a few new formulas mixed with classic routine perennials.
For hydrated, bronzy and glowing limbs. 
*Clé de Peau Beauté Synactif Décolleté Cream
Sunlit tide pools. 
The complete look. 
// THE COMPLETE LOOK // Even, glowing skin, burnished features and a pinky nude pout to align with the timeless and resplendent nature of the ocean. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter #4: I use this as a primer before makeup and love the perfecting, lit-from-within look it imparts. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Filter #7.5 Neutral (reviewed HERE): Still one of my top three foundations this year, I strategically chose to wear this formula for a long and windy day at the beach as it wears flawlessly for 10+ hours without even the slightest need for a touch up. One pump and my entire canvas is refined while my skin continues to look like skin (rather than foundation!). 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow: I have many of these palettes in my possession but can confirm that this is my favorite amongst them. The shades are rich and saturated, the formula is exceptionally smooth and the overall composition makes this the most apropos for my normal slightly burnished day to day look. The palette includes a medium tan bronzer (delightfully deeper than bronzers in past Instant Look palettes), a fresh rose blush, a radiant pearl pink blush topper, a champagne highlight and eyeshadows that span the neutral pearl, deep bronze and lush burgundy color families. It’s a quintessential combination of hues that will prove invaluable for every season of the year. 
  • Dior Backstage Face and Body Glow: Intrigued by its description as well as the pure beauty of it in its bottle, I purchased this highlighter without even swatching in advance. Upon testing it for a week, I can confirm that I made a wise choice with this one…the lightweight formula blends easily and wears like radiant second skin, even atop foundation. It dries down in a few seconds but still imparts a dewy wet effect that looks entirely flattering. I love using a dampened beauty sponge to apply it to the high points of my face (as I did in the images that follow).
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops: Already an avid fan of the original Pillow Talk Palette (reviewed HERE), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this all-shimmer version. The four shades harmoniously combine to create the most delicately lovely nude peachy pink eye awash with illumination. The sheer yet buildable shadows look stunning on their own or on top of more opaque shades (as worn in the images that follow) and, should you seek additional intensity, I suggest applying them with a damp. The potency of the effect is breathtaking! 
  • MAC Eyeliner in Devotion (reviewed HERE): This stalwart sea green liner on the waterline is so effective at making eyes pop without overwhelming an otherwise very natural look. 
  • Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for full and fluffy lashes, I recently rediscovered this mascara and forgot how much I appreciate its volumizing properties and lasting power. 
  • Dior Stellair 59mm Square Sunglasses: Reminiscent of the style of the early 1970s (like something Julie Christie would have worn in Shampoo), these mood-lifting peachy pink nude sunglasses are oversized yet incredibly lightweight. They instantly elevate a look and, incidentally, match literally every lip color in my menagerie. 
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow swatches
*Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow swatches
Swatches of the *Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops swatches
The *Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops swatches
Swatches of the *Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops in sunlight. 
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops swatches
The eye look via the *Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow with plenty of *Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops on top.  
Swatches in natural light. 
// LIPS // Pinky nudes to take one through the day, month and year. 
Swatches in natural lighting. 
Lip color lineup. 
Thanks for welcoming us to your abode, Mr. Bird. 
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops + the sea. 
The following images reflect all products in action beachside…
With baby Johannah Elle. 
Dior Stellair 59mm Square Sunglasses

Tide pool sea life. 
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Pared down basics with plenty of subtle flair. 
  • Reformation Indie Bodysuit: I ordered this in a size Medium and love its close fit and scoop neck…it will be on heavy repeat this season. 
  • AGOLDE Dee Shorts: It may nearly November but these shorts are still in full force over here. High waisted and not too short, I suggest picking up a pair of these flattering cutoffs for the next warm day you encounter…you won’t regret it! 
  • Birkenstock Arizona Icy Metallic Stone Gold: These are the kind of shoes that one wears for 15 years and each year they get just a little bit better…I’ll be on year two before I know it. 
  • Topshop Raw Edge Boyfriend Jacket: I am so glad that this super soft oversized blazer is still available. The clean lines and lovely drape make it perfect for work and play. 
Birkenstock Arizona Icy Metallic Stone Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow swatches
*Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow
Last look. 
–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at my picks from the Charlotte Tilbury Holiday Collection 2019–the face palette and Pillow Talk Pops are utter must-haves 
Also, if you’re a Southern California local, don’t forget to save 11/16 as I’ll be hosting special event at the Nordstrom South Coast Plaza Trend Show. Exact time and sign up details to follow ASAP!

xx and more soon,

–The Beauty Professor 
 **PR samples 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.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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  • J Kashi Reply

    One of my fav postings of your’s Rachel. Beautiful products and beach images. I love the last pic of you and Johanna…has a timeless quality. Happy Halloween to team Beauty Professor & readers! ? kashi

    October 31, 2019 at 2:51 pm
  • Uma Puma Reply

    Very interested in this CT Flawless Filter business… You look like a stylish student on spring break! Such perfect skin, dang! Also, hello Mr. Bird!

    November 5, 2019 at 3:36 am

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