5 Must Haves from Charlotte Tilbury for Brown Skin

When it comes to creating that glamorous red carpet look, no one does it better than legendary makeup artist and founder of her namesake line Charlotte Tilbury. So when Broadcast Beauty found out that Charlotte Tilbury was launching her cosmetics line in India (where many of our readers are from) we reached out to community members who had tried various products from the brand and would recommend and review the ones best suited for brown skin tones.   

Enter Smita, former beauty editor, makeup artist and fellow brown girl. In the image below she’s wearing Charlotte Tilbury products on her lips, cheeks and eyes and she’s reviewed them below. You can shop Charlotte Tilbury products exclusively at nykaa.com



Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk 

The Matte Revolution lipsticks are one of the most comfortable matte textures you will ever use. They don’t have that “flat matte” texture some matte lipsticks have. The lipsticks glide on easily and the square tip hugs the contours of your lips so you can apply your lipstick perfectly every time. The formula is hydrating enough that it doesn’t settle into lines and keep lips comfortable while you’re wearing it. The colour pay off of these matte lipsticks is rich enough, that even if you have slightly pigmented lips you won’t need to use concealer or liner to even out the tone first. Over time, the formula doesn’t get flaky or “crack” on the lips. They are long-lasting, but not as long-lasting as say a matte liquid lipstick. 

The shade Pillow Talk’ is the most popular shade in this range. It is a pink-toned nude lipstick that works best for those who have light to medium-light skin tones. If you have a medium to medium-dark skin tone the Pillow Talk Medium shade, which is a deeper, warm berry-pink version of the original, would be better suited to your skin tone. 

The shades all come packaged in a gold tube that feels hefty and looks luxurious and turns (re)applying lipstick in public into a total boss move.  


Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Lipsticks in Pillow Talk

If you prefer sheer lipsticks with a high shine, these have your name written all over it! The Superstar Lips lipsticks are creamy, hydrating and give you that beautiful shine of a gloss without the dreaded sticky feeling. Because of that gorgeous sheen, these lipsticks are especially great if you like to give the illusion of luscious, pouty lips. The tube is just as luxe as the Matte Revolution but lighter and slimmer. However, there are fewer shades to choose from in this range. 



Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Bella Sofia

Another extremely popular product from the brand, these quads come in various colours ways that are coordinated so you can opt for a subtle look or go full glam. Each quad usually has three satin eyeshadows along with one that has a shimmer texture. The quads are about the size of your palm, come with a mirror and convenient to carry around in your makeup pouch so you can use them anywhere. 

In my experience, the satin shades have been pigmented and easy to blend. They are buttery smooth and you don’t need to use a primer under (I don’t have very oily eyelids). They can be used with synthetic or natural-hair makeup brushes or even with your fingers to achieve the look you want. The warms tones of  Bella Sofia works beautifully on brown skin. The shimmer shade is quite subtle, so if you like something low key, this would work for you. 



Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Eyeshadow in Star Gold

Hate using brushes? Hate spending too much time doing your eye makeup? Hate eyeshadows that crease? These little pots of cream eyeshadow are exactly what you need. The Eyes To Mesmerise Eyeshadows are creamy without being tacky and have a metallic finish. I love the shade Star Gold’ and it’s extremely pigmented so start with a little bit, you can always add more. I like to apply these with my fingers and use a fluffy brush to diffuse the edges, but you can also do that with your fingers if you like. These cream eyeshadows can be used alone—with kohl pencil smudged into the lash line for definition—or as a base for your shimmer eyeshadows to give them extra oomph. The formula sets quickly so apply and blend immediately to create the desired look. It is also long wearing and doesn’t settle into lines or smudge (again, I don’t have oily eyelids).  While The shade Star Gold is not available in India, you might want to try out Amber Star.



Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Tan

If you like sporting a sun-kissed glow year-round, this bronzer is for you. I wear the shade Tan‘.  This bronzer is available in four shades this allows you to re-create that just-been-on-a-beach-vacation glow without looking orange. Plus, the formula is buttery smooth and blends easily for a natural, streak-free finish. Even when you build layers to add intensity the finish remains natural and doesn’t look patchy. I prefer to use a large fluffy brush to apply this bronzer on parts of my face that the sun would naturally hit, but you can also use it on your body. Also, the formula is infused with hyaluronic acid so your skin looks great when you wear it.  

If you’re big on packaging, you won’t be disappointed by the gorgeous gold case inspired by old Hollywood glamour.



Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium

I have fairly dry skin so I don’t often use a setting powder… what can I say? I love glowing skin. However, when I know I’m going to be out a lot and there are chances of me looking a bit shiny (versus glowy) I like to use a small fluffy brush and apply Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium’ down the sides of my nose and around my mouth. It’s available in five shades and functions more like a setting powder than to add extra coverage. It’s extremely lightweight, goes on smoothly and helps to blur the appearance of pores (mine are not extremely large for reference) for that filtered skin look IRL.   


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