Charlotte Tilbury Haul Part I: Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, Penelope Pink + Seduction and Portobello Girl Glosses!

Above: Fast becoming a current favorite, the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder comes in a gorgeous rose gold compact.  **Mosaic Mirror by Dawn Mendelson Designs
A couple of weeks ago, I placed my first Charlotte Tilbury order once the line debuted in the US.  It has since arrived (have I mentioned how insanely quick the Net-A-Porter shipping is?) and I am excited to share images of my spoils, which include powder, lipstick and lipgloss!
Kindly scroll on for images, details, swatches and the Bottom Line…

As soon as I read the description (see details below), I knew that the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder was a “must try” product for me.  My affinity for base products is no secret and heat and humidity of late August and early September completely justified this experimental purchase.  I am happy to report that I have absolutely no regrets!  This unscented, ultra silky formula combats shine like a dream but it still has soft, satin finish that isn’t “powdery.” I have been coupling it with my Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation (featured in my Bulletproof Foundation Routine video) and am stunned by how well it keeps my base in place for well over nine hours, even in extreme heat and humidity! 
Above: The full ingredients list.
  • Official details, courtesy of Net-A-Porter: 

    If you struggle with an oily T-zone, or simply want a flawless ‘retouched’ look, Charlotte Tilbury’s skin-perfecting powder is a must-have. “Like the most finely-milled cashmere”, this soft formula blurs imperfections and fine lines without ever creating a cakey texture. Dust a little over your forehead and nose to transform a shiny complexion.
    • Perfect for medium skin tones
    • Apply over any lipstick for a matte finish
    • Infused with hydrating Rose Wax and Almond Oil for a creamy, non-talcy texture
Also available at Nordstrom and Selfridges, the slender powder compact does not come with a puff or brush, so I have been using my retractable Chanel Kabuki to buff it on directly following foundation application and later on in the day for a single touch up.  My skin looks fresh and balanced and the formula in no way has irritated my sensitive skin.  Although it also comes in Light and Dark, the Medium shade is a wonderful neutral beige, perfect for light to medium skin tones and I find that even though this powder is sheer, it blurs pores and imperfections and also evens my skintone in an invisible fashion…absolutely marvelous!
Above: Ultra finely milled, this powder instantly melds with the skin while removing unwanted shine and refining the complexion. 
Above: A heavy swatch of Medium in direct sunlight.
Above: The Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree lip color comes in a signature rose gold metal case.
Next up, the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree lip color in Penelope Pink (also available at Nordstrom and Selfridges).  I initially vaccilated between Nude Kate and this particular shade but I am so glad this won out.  The formula is smooth, pigmented, hydrating and very comfortable to wear.  I get 3-4 hours of lasting power without feeling the need to touch up and the ingredients seem to agree with my perennially dry lips.  In fact, I am quite impressed by how moisturized they feel, even after hours of wear!  
Above: The full ingredients list.
Above: The soon-to-be-iconic Charlotte Tilbury lip color tube.
  • Official details, courtesy of Net-A-Porter:

    A flawless shade of nude-pink, Charlotte Tilbury’s Penelope Pink lipstick will flatter every skin tone. Made in Italy, the velvety formula is enriched with soothing Lipstick Tree extract to nourish while it colors. Wear this subtle shade every day.
Above: Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink, resplendent in the sunshine.
To be frank, Penelope Pink is not very pink at all.  I would deem it a creamy nude beige (no shimmer!) with peachy undertones.  It is pale enough for a nude effect but not so light as to wash out the face…overall, it is utterly stunning!  

Above: A swatch of Penelope Pink in direct sunlight.
Above: Charlotte Tilbury lip color in Penelope Pink.
Above: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre lip gloss in Seduction and Portobello Girl.
Finally, the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Luxe-Colour-Lasting Lip Lacquer in Seduction and Portobello Girl (also available at Nordstrom and Selfridges) are apropos choices for those who love nude and pink!  The gloss formula is plush, pigmented and delightfully non-sticky; it has a subtle candy scent, no discernable taste and decent lasting power.  
Seduction is a marvelous nude beige with pink undertones.  It is creamy and opaquely pigmented and has a “liquid lip color” effect when worn alone while increasing the nude lip impact when coupled with Penelope Pink.  
Portobello Girl is a light baby pink with delicate shimmer; it has a sheerer finish than Seduction but still lends a tender pale candy pink tone to the lips.  It brings out the latent rosy tones in Penelope Pink when worn in tandem with this creamy nude lipstick.
Above: Seduction and Portobello Girl…a pale pink and nude lover’s dream!
Official details, courtesy of Net-A-Porter:

    • “With Lip Lustre, everyone gets to join the Perfect Lip Club!” says makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury of her long-lasting color-rich formula. We love this ‘Seduction’ shade – it’s a sophisticated muted rose that suits any skin tone. Apply it over lip liner or lipstick for a younger-looking, fuller pout.
      • Enriched with Lotus Flower extract to protect, hydrate and soothe
      • Designed to be worn with K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink and Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk

    Amplify your pout with Charlotte Tilbury’s plumping lip gloss. This glossy formula has a high-shine finish that stays in place for up to six hours. We think this classic pale-pink ‘Portobello Girl’ shade is especially flattering on porcelain and fair skin tones.
    • Enriched with Lotus Flower extract to protect, hydrate and soothe
    • Designed to be worn with K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Coachella Coral and Lip Cheat Liner in Pink Venus
Above: The full ingredients list.
Above: Seduction has a creamy, opaque rosy nude effect that is pigmented enough to completely cover one’s natural lip tone.
Above: Portobello Girl is a light baby pink with subtle shimmer.  It is sheerer than Seduction but equally lovely. 
Above: Swatches of my Charlotte Tilbury lip picks in direct sunlight with a flash. 
Above: Swatches of my Charlotte Tilbury lip picks in direct sunlight with no flash.
Above: Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Powder in Medium and lipstick in Penelope Pink.
Above: Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Powder in Medium and lip gloss in Portobello Girl (at the end of a long, hot day).
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this image heavy post and are inspired by the beauty that is the Charlotte Tilbury line (available at Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom and Selfridges)!  I have more products on deck (the Color Chameleon eyeshadows) and even more on their way (Blush! Foundation! Magic Cream!), slated for detailed reviews as soon as they are properly swatched, photographed and tested.  Can’t wait!
Up next, an overview of the Neiman Marcus Project Beauty event (including a rundown on what I picked up).  It was so wonderful to meet up with dear friend and blogger extraordinare Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book and to cross paths with lovely BP reader Karen M. at the event…pictures soon! I’ll also be sharing a review (with a copious amount of swatches) of the new Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation! Have you yet tried it?
Have a beautiful Sunday…xx,
–The Beauty Professor

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Comments (16)

  • Elizabete Reply

    I enjoyed this post! Loved lip glosses.

    September 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 18, 2014 at 6:56 am
  • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

    I've been debating whether to buy that powder or not, it's good to know that you liked it. Penelope Pink looks like Hepburn Honey, it's also peachy beige but a tad darker. You look gorgeous as usual.

    September 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Ahh…the powder is very good, Kath! I am still using it daily. Thank you so much for your skind words!


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 18, 2014 at 6:57 am
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Hi B.P Penelope is beautiful. I was also leaning towards nude kate but because if your swatch & how amazing it looks on u, I may order this. I am loving my wonderglow. I have tried it many ways. .Under And mixed in my Foundation. Even though it feels like nothing on the skun, it seems to keep my base in place all day at the salon. Something I haven't found for me in any primer. Her lip liner in iconic nude somehow also lasts longer then any other pencil. I ate a bagel & coffee & the liner remained!!! I'm a liner girl, always liner, pencil and gloss. Her blush is great color but I don't get as much lasting power but that's ok. I am so looking forward to the magic cream and Foundation at the end of this wk. Thanks so much. Xoxo.

    September 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello…you need Penelope Pink, Lynn. I suspect you will love it! I am so glad you are loving the Wonderflow and apprecite some insight into how you like to use it as I am still experimenting with mine ; )

      Thrilled to hear that the lip liner is good, too…next on my list!

      The weekend is almost here…xoxo and talk soon!

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 18, 2014 at 6:58 am
  • Petunia Reply

    I am all about foundation these days and also stuck in humid Southern California. I think I need to try the powder. You look amazing especially in the photo after your long, hot day.
    I still haven't decided which lip products to buy. Triple points at Nordstrom on the 17th, better decide soon.
    Can't wait to hear what you think about the Color Chameleon Eye Shadows! They look beautiful.

    September 15, 2014 at 1:11 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello neighbor ; ) This humidity is unreal, no?!

      The powder is delightfully effective and has really been working well in the heat…perfect for touch ups.

      The Color Chameleon Eye Shadows are very powerful and long lasting as well…will be fully reviewing soon!


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 18, 2014 at 7:02 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi Lovely,
    Long time no comment 🙂 even though I have been enjoying reading your blog of late I have been struggling to find time to comment, all your posts a been reading thoroughly and enjoyed.
    I have been dying to get some of the Charlotte Tilburg products ever since I say the Filmstar cheek palette, now the list is huge!
    I have my on Bitch Perfect, have you tried that? The blushes look amazing
    I just have to decide where to start.

    Take care and talk soon
    Julie xox

    September 15, 2014 at 2:53 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello, dear Julie!

      So good to hear from you! I know how busy life can be and I always appreciate comments, especially since time is at a premium!

      I hope you get the chance to try some Charlotte Tilbury soon…such a beautiful line. I have BP on it's way and two blushes to test as well!

      I hope your week is going well…xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 18, 2014 at 7:15 am
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Hi B.P, so bummed that my C.T foundation is on delay from nordstrom. Was supposed to get it 9/19. Have u ever ordered from beauty lish? I think that's the name. Thanks for your input.

    September 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Me, too! It is extra vexing that there doesn't even appear to be a potential date for shipping now…not good. I haven't ever ordered from Beautylish so I cannot speak to the experience. Let me know your thoughts if you do!


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Hi B.P still waiting. .for CT Foundation! 🙁 Didn't try beauty lish. Figure I can return which color that doesn't work easier at my Nordstrom. Have a great weekend.

    October 3, 2014 at 4:47 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Me too, Lynn ; ( I have no idea why it is taking so long!! Hope we both get it soon!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 4, 2014 at 6:09 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi… This is such a beautiful powder. great post!! you've convinced me to try out the charlotte tilbury foundation in medium 8. thank you for the swatch. With that being said do you think for the medium 8 kind of skin colour, should i buy the medium or dark shade of this powder? thank you so much!!

    July 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Katrin,

      Thanks for the lovely comment! I am glad you like the CT foundation, too. I think that the medium powder should work for you if you are just planning to use it to set makeup and for touch ups!

      I hope that helps…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm

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