Saturday 11 June 2016

Discovering My Inner Rock Chick in Charlotte's Beauty Boudoir

Hi Everyone!

Today is a ridiculously exciting post to bring to you and it is talking about my makeover experience in Charlotte Tilbury's flagship Covent Garden Beauty Boudoir.  

I have very recently fallen back in love with makeup in a huge huge way, I think we can all be guilty of finding a look that works for us and just sticking with it which is absolutely fine but lately I've been pining for a change and wanting to switch things up a bit. This led me over to Charlotte's Youtube channel, which is amazing, I have binge watched pretty much every single video on there and I just fell in love with her style as a person and her products so I just had to go in and give them a try for myself. 

On the website there are various in-house workshops you can sign up for and the cost is redeemable against purchases, so if you are planning to buy something you can basically receive a free makeover and full demonstration on how to use the products to achieve any of her signature looks. 
You have the option to pre-choose the look you think best suits your style or alternatively your artist can advise you on what they think. I wanted to be bold and try something really different so I went for the Rock Chick look which my artist Veronica agreed would be awesome! 



I went in with no makeup on, ready for something special to be created, here is my before picture. In terms of skin I would say I generally have quite clear skin that maybe is a touch dry at times. My usual makeup routine would be moisturiser as a base, Diorskin Forever foundation, maybe a smidge of Collection Lasting Perfection concealer under my eyes, then I layer my mascara starting with Benefit They're Real then putting YSL Babydoll over the top. 

The makeover lasted an hour in total and went through each stage starting with skincare where Charlotte's magic cream was applied as a base. This product was named that by the models Charlotte would use it on backstage earlier in her career as it was her own secret formula and had a magical plumping and smoothing effect on the skin. I fell in love with it instantly. I also had their lip magic applied to my lips at the start so that throughout the makeover my lips could really moisturise and start to feel hydrated. 

I was asked whether I was looking for a natural or more full coverage finish and I always lean to full coverage just because I like that really flawless look so she applied the Magic Foundation in shade 2 which was a perfect match for me. I then had the Retoucher concealer applied to any redness and under the eyes to brighten up that area, the whole face was then set with Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in light. After that I was shown how to contour and highlight using the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette in shade light, it perfectly sculpted my cheekbones and gave real dimension to my face. I absolutely loved the effect and will be trying it out the future. Then we used the Cheek to Chic blush in First Love which gives a really subtle add of peachy colour and glow.

Next we moved on to the eyes. We filled in my brows with the Browlift pencil in Cara D named after the amazing Cara Delevingne who gives me serious brown envy! After this we worked in a clockwise fashion around the Rock Chick Luxury Eyeshadow Palette, starting with the inner corners, the crease, the outer corner and then the centre of the eyelid. We lined my waterline and lashline with the Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner in bedroom black which we smudged out for a really smoky look. My lashes were then coated in Full Fat Lashes Mascara which lengthens and add volume without any clumps and in fact does really well at separating the lashes and coats even the tiny little ones at the edges for a really awesome effect. 

Lastly we did the lips, they were lined using the Lip Cheat liner pencil in Iconic Nude which is a "your lips but better" type shade and really helps make your lips look fuller. On top of this we applied lipstick in Nude Kate, named after Kate Moss as it is that kind of perfect nude colour she is known for. Then we added in a bit of shine and sparkle with Lip Lustre in Blondie. 

This is the end look and my before and after! I absolutely love it and it was easily the best that my makeup has ever looked, I was dying to show my boyfriend but had to send selfies as we were in different parts of London that night.

As a whole, I literally couldn't recommend the experience more, getting to see Charlotte's beautiful flagship store to go shopping, having a makeover by one of her team and getting to learn how to use the products in the best way. For any makeup lover it is an absolute must do experience. 

You will see in future posts the looks I make with the products that I bought and I can't wait to show you guys my interpretation of all the skills I've picked up. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your thoughts below on Charlotte Tilbury products and her Covent Garden store!

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X 

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