Thursday, January 12, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury 5 Minute Makeup Revolution- Natural Glowing Makeup

Normally I save my Charlotte Tilbury makeup for special occasions, but they recently released a 5 Minute Makeup Revolution kit that is perfect for every day use! I've been trying to apply makeup on a daily basis before work this year and it usually takes me about 15 minutes. I wanted to take a 5 minute challenge to see how put together I can look using only these products!

The kit will set you back a pretty $95 but is a decent deal considering the price of Charlotte Tilbury makeup. There are 3 full size items included but lets calculate the value!

Wonderglow - sample ~$25
Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze - full size $32
Legendary Lashes Mascara - sample ~$16
Beach Stick in Moon Beach - full size $48
Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria - full size $38

Just the 3 full size items amount to $118! So in total the value is about $159 not including the bag which is a saving of $64!!

With the math out of the way, let's get started!

Step 1: Priming the face with Wonderglow

Let's start off with the Wonderglow. This is what CT always uses in every video, can you hear the: "First, we will apply my magical wonderglow face primer *in a British accent*" 

I like that it's not a silicone type of primer, but I find the formula too glittery! I think it might be better used under foundation, but in this kit alone, I would be way too self conscious to walk around like a disco ball. I applied it anyways all over the face just using my fingertips. 42 seconds

Step 2: Eyeshadow with the Colour Chameleon Pencil

I haven't had amazing experiences with pencil shadows before as I find them too dry to use. This however was such a pleasant surprise! The color was surprisingly flattering too and the perfect shade to use all over the lid. 

I just swiped this all across my eyelid underneath my crease, and used my fingers to blend it up. I think you can also use a brush if you want to have more of a blended look. There is a bit of shimmer in the color and it just gives dimension and life to my eyes! 1 minute and 27 seconds.

Step 3: Open up your eyes with Legendary Lashes

I've been on a good mascara streak recently loving a ton of new ones that I've tried out. This one is no exception! It's a natural bristle brush that's not too wet and not too dry! There are tons of bristles so you won't have to worry about clumping. The color is also very black so you can definitely get a dramatic look. 1 minute and 2 seconds.

Step 4: Add life with Beach Stick in Full Moon

I love looking at coral blushes but they are not always the most flattering on me! This shade is a gorgeous strawberry pink with some gold shimmer. I knew I had to be light handed to not look clown like. I simply dabbed this where I want the color and used my fingers to blend. It was not the creamiest blush stick I've used but I also didn't find any issues with blending.

If you are like me and end up with crazy red cheeks, try applying blush closer to where you would contour. This helps to shape the face a lot more. The glitter isn't that visible once applied and the color definitely brings life back into my face. 59 seconds.

Step 5: Polish your lips with Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria

I don't love matte lips but luckily although this lipstick has the word matte in the name, it actually doesn't look flat on the lips. The color is a beautiful brown nude that is very wearable. The look makes me feel polished and posh, like Victoria Beckham!

The bullet shape makes it easy to apply without a lipliner and I was done this in 19 seconds!

So overall I completed the full look in 4 minutes and 29 seconds which I was pretty amazed about. For an actual every day routine, I would probably swap out the wonder glow and add in a tinted moisturizer. I'd also swap out the beach stick and just use a powder blush.

But other than that, I really love the whole look and it's great to know I can look polished in 5 minutes or less! This kit is a really great value to try some fabulous products from the brand!

Pre makeup with nothing on my face!

Using all 5 products in this kit in 4 minutes and 29 seconds.

Have you tried timing yourself in the morning to see how long it would take? What's your favorite item from Charlotte Tilbury?

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