Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that can basically do no wrong. Launch after launch is like a fast track to the top of the lust list. Latest on the Tilbury launches are a couple of new additions to the skincare side of the brand, so I thought now would be a good chance to do a little over view of the Charlotte Tilbury skincare products I’ve tried to date and a few thoughts on each of the ones I’ve tried so far.
On the skincare front there’s a few products, all with some pretty big names that make you want to try them. Magic Cream? If it’s magic then it must be good – get on my face. Goddess Skin? Yes please. Miracle glow? Don’t mind if I do. The names exude the same sort of charisma and confidence that Charlotte does in person – I swear she could sell me air if she wanted to. Of the skincare range I have tried the following products:
Charlotte’s Magic Cream (Net a Porter £70) – The hero cream that she and many a MUA swears by. Contains SPF 15 and delivers moisture by the bucketload.
Multi-Miracle Balm (Selfridges £45) – A cleanser, mask and balm all in one.
Magic Eye Rescue (John Lewis £40) – The eye cream addition to the magic cream family. Promises to help with all eye related issues (bar eye sight…) lines, dark circles, puffiness.
Magic Night Cream (Net a Porter £100) – The night cream member of the family. A balm like texture that promises deliver better skin whilst you sleep.
Goddess Skin Clay Mask (John Lewis £45) – A clay mask, but not as you know it. Promises to take away impurities without drying out skin. Leaving it baby soft and deeply cleansed.
Lip Magic (Selfridges £25) – The lip balm of the family. Debatable if it technically falls into skincare or not but I vote yes. A hydrating propolis balm that’s good alone or as lip colour prep.
But on to the reviews…
Charlotte’s Magic Cream (the almost empty pot in the photos) – I really do like this. I was sceptical at first, but the fact that this pot is the one that is about as close to empty as it could be says that it is indeed a favourite. I’m eeking every last drop of this one which is my second pot of the stuff. The fact I did indeed shell out for one of these after I had a sample that I used up says a lot. It’s one of those products that I’ll probably never know why it’s so good, but if my skin is dehydrated and I need it fixed quick then this is my favourite option. It’s quite a thick texture, but really lovely to use and if you have dry skin it really will just drink it up.
Multi-Miracle Balm * (the biggest pot in photos) – This multi-function product is one that I think deserves a whole lot more buzz than I think it has. If i thought that the Magic Cream was the quick fix, this is the over night wonder product. If I have a dehydrated patch or generally dull/dry skin I pop this on as a night treatment and sleep in it and wake up with perky looking skin that is really hydrated and glowing. I used this as a mask on my wedding day too – awesome prep for make-up and a great all rounder if you have dry patches (not just on your face) you need to fix.
Magic Eye Rescue *(the small pinky toned product in photos) – This is one of the newest products to join the lineup. I went along to the launch and could not get this on my face quick enough. It does really freshen up, plump and hydrate the eye area instantly. I have really dry under eye area that is prone to a few lines – that are more visible when dehydrated – so this works a treat for me. The one thing I would say about it is that at times when I’ve used this over night I’ve found my eyes a touch puffier than usual when I wake up. This could very much be down to my tendency to apply more product at night so when I toned it down it didn’t happen. So just a word of caution that this is quite potent so no need to over apply!
I mostly like how this (like the night cream) has a sort of balm/cream hybrid feeling formula – it feels like it has some substance to it, but soaks in rather than sits on top of skin. The results are instant so I find it makes great pre-make up prep.
Magic Night Cream * (the yellow toned product in photos) – This is the product that will most likely be a love or hate product for many. The texture being quite unusual for a night cream from all those I’ve tried, I don’t think I’ve tried anything that feels quite like this. It’s sort of like a cross between a balm and a cream-gel. It feels thick and has a bit of stickiness to it that I think will be the biggest opinion splitter. When you first apply and have to get used to that slight sticky feeling, but when you sleep in it and you can wake up with really soft glowing skin. It really is one you need to try – as with all skin care it is very subjective – but I could tell you until the cows come home how much I like it, the texture might be a deal breaker for you. What I can say is that it’s very much worth a try and I love how my skin looks and feels when I wake up after using this.
Goddess Skin Clay Mask * (in tube) – This is the first of the skincare products that really made me sit up and say WOW when Charlotte demonstrated it at the launch. The results were pretty astounding – not only immediately (we tried on the back of one hand to compare with the other) but even following that, I headed out for dinner and when I got home one hand was still noticeably softer and smoother feeling than the other. If you know how parched my hands are, then this will make sense to why it blew me away. A mask that offers an instant feeling of softness, with the satisfying feeling of a clay mask without the associated dryness afterwards. Plus doesn’t take ages to dry nor is it tricky to remove.
Lip Magic * (the smallest pot in photos) – Does this one technically count as skin care?! In my mind it does. This is a propolis lip balm that was launched around Valentines day last year along side a scrub that was a limited edition product (please bring it back, it was ace!). They were designed to be a two step way of getting perfectly smooth lips and worked a treat. The Lip Magic balm is still available and feels very thick and balmy and does have a sort of ‘sits on top of’ lips feeling at first, but give it a little while and it soaks in and leaves lips feeling hydrated and plump. My tip is apply to lips either pre-bed or at the start of your make-up routine to give it time to do it’s thing either over night (a pretty hefty dose works a treat whilst you sleep) or to prep lips for lip colour.
So there we have it, a little run down of the bulk of key Charlotte Tilbury skincare products! If there was one product from the bunch I would recommend above all others… this is a tough one. I think it would have to be the Multi Miracle Balm. With the Magic Cream and Mask being close contenders… but the Multi Miracle Balm is just such a good all rounder, no matter how you use it.
*PR sample or gift