When it comes to makeup, there’s one gal doing it right (hint: her first name is Charlotte and her last name is Tilbury).
She’s not only known for her acclaimed Pillow Talk collection, either — the one that nearly broke the internet for universally matching every skin tone. The iconic makeup artist built her namesake brand from the ground up and continues to hold its place as one of Sephora’s best-selling beauty counters nationwide.
Add to that; she’s all over TikTok. So, we reviewed 20 of her best-selling products to give you a full-bodied account of why they’re worth it.
“I always work with world-leading laboratories and my expert skincare scientists to create the best products with the best ingredients,” Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur, exclusively told the New York Post. “I innovate in skin care and in makeup — from the first product I ever created, my award-winning, celebrity-loved Magic Cream, an instant results moisturizer with high-performance ingredients, to my iconic, universally-flattering Pillow Talk icons, which instantly flatter, enhance and make everyone feel and look their most beautiful!”
What’s more, Tilbury has been inspired to foray into the beauty industry since she can remember.
“As a makeup artist to the stars, I saw a gap in the market for skincare and makeup that was easy to choose, easy to use and easy to understand,” she explained. “I set out to de-codify my backstage beauty secrets so that everyone in the world can have that same confidence-boosting experience as celebrities and supermodels when they are in my makeup chair.”
Though Tilbury can’t choose one favorite product, she highlighted some of her favorites (so you can grab them and use them to their fullest potential).
“I never leave the house without at least three of my best-selling beauty icons — I’m known for my signature bronze-y smokey eye, so I always carry my Luxury Palette in Bella Sofia to take me from day to disco,” she highlights. “Along with my Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder — the powder in every red-carpet clutch! To complete every look, I always use my Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk (it’s everyone’s perfect shade!).”
And we can’t forget Pillow Talk — Tilbury’s prized line that everyone continues to rave about.
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Charlotte Tilbury Review
1. Charlotte’s Magic Cream Crystal Elixir, $80
If you want dewy, instant hydration on your skin, you need Charlotte’s Magic Cream Crystal Elixir. Truthfully, my skin felt like it took a nourishing bath, much ado to its vitamin C count and polyglutamic acid anti-aging serum to help target fine lines and dark spots.
2. Daily Glow Toner with Niacinamide, $55
As one of Charlotte Tilbury’s newest launches, the Daily Glow Toner with Niacinamide is a home run. It serves as the gentle cleanser and makeup remover hybrid you need and is excellent if you have large pores. Not to mention, I got all my family and friends hooked (and they love it, too).
3. Magic Cream Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid, $100
Drumroll please (🥁) for the star of Charlotte’s show: her Magic Cream Moisturizer. It’s infused with hyaluronic acid to help boost the livelihood of your skin and feels so decadent. A $100 purchase is undoubtedly a splurge, but its rich texture is just divine for all skin types — especially sensitive.
4. Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation, $44
As one of the best mature skin foundations, the Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation is in a class of its own. Specifically, it balances and moisturizes your skin (while covering any imperfections) and is one of my favorites to wear to weddings and other special events. You need this in your life (buy now, thank us later).
5. Beautiful Skin Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid, $44
If there’s only one thing to buy from this list, it’s the Beautiful Skin Foundation. It feels like skincare for your face and is, without a doubt, my most-used makeup product. After using the Wonderglow Face Primer ($55), I apply a bit of this, and my skin looks picture-perfect every time. Plus, it doesn’t sweat or smudge off.
6. Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, $32
The makeup product I always have handy is the tried-and-true concealer. Charlotte’s brand-new Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer is one of the best for covering up blemishes and smoothing pores (which, before my facial, I desperately needed). You have to try this product at least once — and then you’ll be hooked with its noticeable brightening and coverage effects like I am.
7. Wonderglow Face Primer, $55
Face primers are one of those makeup products you use because they’re recommended (we’ve all been there), but sometimes, you can’t see their effects. Well, the Wonderglow Face Primer gives your skin a natural glow like no other. I often apply it throughout the day (after my makeup is already on) for a quick refresh, and it looks incredible each time.
8. Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder, $45
Whether you’re a teenager or living your best life over 50, the Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder is one of the most beloved products that my family and friends use IRL. Not only is its shade selection vast, but it’s incredibly lightweight, comes in beautiful gold packaging (like most of CT’s products) and doubles as a bronzer if you pick up a few shades darker.
9. Hollywood Complexion Brush, $42
I’ve never loved a makeup brush more than the Hollywood Complexion Brush. Though $42 may be steep for a simple tool, its double-ended nature comes in handy for applying liquid products like concealer (and I’ve never used a concealer brush before). Its compact size is also great for traveling.
10. Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Cream Bronzer, $56
Though I’m not the biggest fan of cream products, I can see why people are — they make your skin’s surface appear plumper, are easy to blend and last a long time. With the Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Cream Bronzer, your skin will have a healthy glow. Though personally, I find myself only wanting to use this in the summertime.
11. Cheek to Chic Blush, $40
The Chic to Chic Blush is one of the biggest blessings Charlotte graced us with. Its bashful, flushed look is totally in style right now, and I love applying this to the apples of my cheeks and upwards for a soft, healthy glow. Some blushes can look clown-y, but not this one.
12. Beauty Highlighter Wand, $40
You don’t really need a highlighter if you’re doing a full makeup routine with Charlotte Tilbury products (after all, her face products make your skin naturally glowy). But, if you do crave an extra boost, the Beauty Highlighter Wand is top-notch. Namely, its applicator is simple and allows you to apply as much or as little as you desire.
13. Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow, $34
As mentioned, I’m not a big fan of cream products. But, I’m beyond obsessed with the Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow (and not just for the rhyming name). A simple swipe of this highly pigmented product on your fingertip is all you need to give your lids a softly sun-kissed look. Pro tip: pick up the new “Amber Gold” shade.
14. Feline Flick Volume 2 Liquid Eyeliner, $32
Liquid eyeliners often come with a learning curve — but not this one. I achieved a perfect cat eye with the Feline Flick Volume 2 Liquid Eyeliner. Choose from brown or black and appreciate that precise tip applicator. It also comes in handy for on-the-go use.
15. Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara, $29
Truthfully, the Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes Mascara is more lengthening than volumizing, but that’s not a dealbreaker. If you love elongated lashes that define your natural ones, this less-than-$30 product is for you. And, when used with the eyeliner, it’s *chef’s kiss.*
16. Brow Cheat Refillable Hair-Like Eyebrow Pencil, $25
The Brow Cheat Refillable Hair-Like Eyebrow Pencil is beyond fabulous, whether you have thin or thick brows. Like most on the market, it comes with a spooly brush to fine-tune your hairs, and its pigmentation isn’t lacking — in fact, it’s impressively buildable.
17. Lip Cheat Lip Liner, $24
All hail Charlotte’s famous Lip Cheat Lip Liner. It’s probably the most-talked-about lip pencil in the nation (and we’re not exaggerating). I don’t wear lip liner often, but I resort to this one quite a bit. I’ll occasionally fill in my entire top and bottom lips using this product, and with the Collagen Lip Bath Gloss ($35), it’s the perfect combo.
18. Matte Revolution “Pillow Talk” Lipstick, $34
Do we even have to explain why Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution “Pillow Talk” Lipstick is so revolutionary? It works on all skin shades, has a buttery smooth feel (which is simply unheard of for a matte lipstick) and comes in gorgeous gold packaging that makes you feel like you’re on the Red Carpet. For less than $35, it’ll be one of the best purchases you’ll make.
19. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, $35
After reviewing more than a dozen setting sprays, Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray has a unique charm. Namely, it leaves the faintest sparkle (without looking like a Malibu Beach Barbie, don’t worry). Plus, it’s one of the most refreshing ones I’ve used and lasts a full 11 hours before reapplying.
20. Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, $22 to $80
Cap off your Charlotte Tilbury experience with one of the Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Masks. Whether you pick up the five-pack at CharlotteTilbury.com or the single sheets for less than $25 at Sephora, your skin will thank you. It’s equally as soothing as it is brightening.
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