You know you’ve done something right with your face when roughly 12 hours after you’ve applied your makeup, you’re receiving compliments post–sweaty Pilates class. This is a true story, folks, and it goes a little something like this: Once upon a time back in 2012, there was a magical makeup line created by one of the most illustrious celebrity makeup artists in all the land, Charlotte Tilbury. Quite quickly, sparkling members of the A-list, fellow makeup artists, beauty editors, and shoppers aplenty fell under the line’s enchanting spell, declaring their undying love for her wide assortment of cult-loved lipsticks, foundations, palettes, and even a glow-gifting wand or two. Fast-forward roughly eight years, and Charlotte Tilbury’s namesake brand has taken the industry by storm boasting some of the buzziest, most highly applauded products on the market.
And so lies the context for my opening anecdote. The brand, collectively, is known for so many iconic products that my fellow beauty editor, Courtney Higgs, and I decided to do the ultimate experiment to test out the line’s versatility. We put 24 different products to the test, mixed and matched, wore them to work, on the weekends, on dates, etc. Here, we’re sharing some of our photos, rating every single product we tried, and revealing what we did (or didn’t) like. And why stop there? As an extra little surprise, we asked Charlotte’s very own niece, celebrity makeup artist Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury, to tell us a little about her favourite products along the way. Keep scrolling!