With Halloween over and all the stores popping up their Christmas decorations I think it’s finally time I embrace the fact that Christmas is on it’s way. Now to get things out of the way culture wise, I don’t celebrate Christmas because I’m a Muslim and we tend to have our own celebrations later on in the year. That being said I’m not one to say no to all the amazing offers and sets that are available for the holiday season especially when those sets are beauty and makeup based. Huge warning! This post is going to be a long one because I’m going to be going through all of the gift sets that Charlotte Tilbury as a makeup brand is coming out with this year. I will probably do this for other brands as well and I hope these posts help you guys out when it comes to finding things to buy for your loved ones.
I’m going to be starting in order of price because Charlotte Tilbury as a cosmetics line in general ain’t cheap and for those of you who aren’t looking to spend a lot on gifts then you can just dismiss the end of this post all together…if you want…I’m not telling you too! 😛 lolz. I should also mention that for any mini products I will simple be halfing the price of the retail value of the full size product.
First set is the Legendary Party Eyes and this is comes in the form of an actual bauble that you can hang on your tree.
“Darling get ready for show-stealing eyes this party season.”
This retails for 26 euros and contains a Mini Legendary Eye Pencil in the shade Bedroom Black and a Mini Legendary Mascara. The eye pencil in full size comes in at 25 euros making this mini one a retail value of 12.50 euros with the mascara being 16 euros (Full Size: 32 euros) so that would make this bauble a 28.50 euro value set…..Save 2.50 euros.
By popular demand she actually brought back her Mini Lipstick Charms this year! These are great because you can buy one and then split it between three friends or gift each sister one, you get the idea 🙂 . This year because she has her new matte lipsticks she releases these charms in both lipstick formulation. The sets each retail for 40 euros, now a full size lippie retails for 30 euros regards of formulation so it would be that a mini of hers is 15 and because you get three…makes it a retail value of 45 euros…Saves 5 euros.
“Trio of Mini Lipsticks”
The shades that you get in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G mini charms set are Penelope Pink, Bitch Perfect and So Marilyn.
The shades that you get in the Matte Revolution mini lipstick set are Red Carpet Red, Amazing Grace and Very Victoria.
“Trio of Mini Matte Revolution Lipsticks.”
This next kit features her new Paint Pout lip product in the shade Kiss Me Quick. Now this set retails for 44 euros and you get the Paint Pout and the Charlotte Tilbury (CT) Lip Brush in it.
“Easy-to-apply creamy lip kit.”
You can purchase the Paint Pout on its own and it retails for 22 euros. The CT Lip Brush has a retail value of 25 euros meaning if you purchase these products individually outside of the set you’d be paying a total of 47 euros. The kit simply saves you 3 euros.
The set that I’m the most excited about is this next one and it’s the first real Christmas set that makes sense in my opinion. Film Nights Noir is the set that has the new Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Opium Noir and you cannot get this lipstick shade on it’s own, it is exclusive to this set. Meaning if you want this shade you have to buy the set. All her other sets have products that you can buy individually and purchasing them within their sets doesn’t really have a large saving value whereas this set actually makes sense to me.
Besides the lipstick you also get a full size Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner in the shade Bedroom Black and on it’s own this retails for 25 euros. If you were to price the lipstick the same as the others then the set has a retail value of 55 euros but only retails for 47 euros meaning you save 8 euros and get a Exclusive Shade Lipstick.
Brushes are tools that are essential to make-up application and their always very popular for presents at Christmas. I think Charlotte Tilbury figured this out and so she’s released a Magical Mini Brush Set. I should point out that you can purchase her full-sized brushes in a set of their own (you get all 8 brushes) and that retails for 315 euros. In this set you get four of those brushes, simply in mini size, and all for 60 euros plus you get a gorgeous case to store them in.
“No painter can create a masterpiece without the right brushes, and my brushes are like my hands! My magical brush set features four mini-sized essentials from my collection, encased in an opulent Art Deco-style case that embodies Hollywood’s Golden Age of Glamour.”
In the case you get the Powder Brush (Full size : 45 euros), Blender Brush (32 euros), Smudger Brush (32 euros) and Precision Brush (25 euros). Totally would-be value 134 euros. I know their mini but it’s only 60 euros and you get a gorgeous case. If you save 74 euros technically.
Last in the Under 100 euros category are the 6 Shades of Love sets. She’s only done these sets in 2 colour selections and their basically lipstick & blusher combos. They retail at 65 euros each.
First of the two contains the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in the shade Bitch Perfect and the Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Glow
“Which shade of love are you? I have paired one of my 6 shades if love Cheek to Chic blushes with it’s perfect lipstick counterpart. Matches made in Make-up heaven!”
The other one has the Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Night Crimson and the Cheek to Chic Blush in Love is a Drug. Individually the Lipsticks cost 30 euros and the blushes cost 39 euros meaning you save 4 euros with the sets.
All of the sets above can be said to retail at a value that’s lower than 100 euros. These next ones are all above that price and some are worth that price point and some aren’t. For the next set it really isn’t. Much like the 6 shades of love gift sets with the blush and the lipstick she’s brought out a Filmstar Killer Cheekbones set which is just basically her Filmstar Bronze & Glow and the CT Powder & Sculpt Brush together in the one box.
“Everyone deserves filmstar killer cheekbones and this gorgeous compact and brush are two of my favourite products. This is a luxurious set for truly killer cheekbones.”
The Filmstar Bronze & Glow on it own is 65 euros, the brush is 45 euros making them a total of 110 euros. The set retails for 105 euros so your only really saving 5 euros by purchasing it. I would pass, buy the palette on it’s own and go get yourself a RT Contour Brush to use with it, definitely more cost friendly. The set is available in 2 shades; Light to Med & Med to Dark.
I think it’s time for a bit of skincare, and to be frank she hasn’t released a lot when it comes to it but I think this set is definitely one to keep an eye out for. Gorgeous Glowing Youth is a kit that contains 3 of her most popular skincare items. The first is her Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser (Full size: 59 euros). Second is her Wonderglow Primer (49 euros) and then you get a mini deluxe sample size of her Magic Cream (15mls). This retails for 110 euros but has a retail value of 133 euros meaning you save 23 euros.
A very popular product within the Charlotte Tilbury range is her Colour Chamelon shadow pencils that can be applied onto the eyelid and then smoked out to create that smoky, sexy look to the eyes. She’s designed these pencils based on eye colour with each colour pencil being made for a specific eye colour. For her Christmas release she bring out all of the shades in the one kit however this is very much an online exclusive purchase.
“Enhance your eye colour. Sparkle with this beautiful colouring box of Colour Chamelon shades. Using clever colour tricks and light flex technology, these bestselling eye shadow pencils can literally transform the natural colour of your eyes and enhance their twinkle.”
In the kit you get 5 full size eye pencils with along with the CT Sharpener. The shades that you get in the kit are:
- Bewitching Black: An Intense Matte Black
- Enchanting Indigo: A hazy-grey Indigo
- Mesmerising Mink: Silver-Mink
- Intoxicating Violet: A Shimmering Orchid & Magenta Hue.
- Gold Digger: A Seductive Gilded Khaki
Separately these pencils retail for 25 euros a piece and so the five together would come together for 125 euros and the sharpener costs 7 euros so the entire kit should retail for 132 euros. The kit’s actual price is 118 euros meaning you save 14 euros.
Sticking with her kits, one that isn’t exclusive to the online store is the Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look in a Clutch. This is a bit of a collective kit in that you can create an entire make-up look using just the products within the kit itself. It also comes with a USB that has a step-by-step tutorial for those who are not experienced with makeup application. Total retail value comes in at 119.50 euros and the kit sales for 120 euros. Your not really saving anything with this kit. You’re simply paying for what you get.
“The Dreamy look in a Clutch makeup kit is everything you need to mesmerise all who behold you.”
The kit has the following products in it:
- Luxury Palette: Legendary Muse
- Mini Legendary Lashes Mascara
- Mini Legendary Eyeliner: Bedroom Black
- Mini Lip Liner: Bitten Kiss
- Hot Lips: Secret Selma
Probably the most anticipated Christmas release that people look for when it comes to the brand Charlotte Tilbury is her Beauty Advent Calendar that she releases every year. Every year the calendar has a new design to it and is filled with minis & full sized products making it great value for money and this year’s version is no different.
World of Legendary Parties: 2016 Holiday Advent Calendar
“Charlotte Tilbury shares her beauty secrets in 12 magical makeup cabinets.”
I’m not going to through what’s in the calendar (it’s written on her website if your interested) in case anyone gets it for Christmas and wants each day to be a surprise but I will say that the total value of it comes to 276 euros. It’s being sold for 195 euros meaning you have a saving of 81 euros.
Last significant Christmas release is also an online exclusive. Her entire range of lipstick in each formulation have been nicely packed together in one box and are being sold for a whooping 285 euros. These are full size and typical retail for 30 euros each meaning you save 15 euros.
Luxury Lipstick Wardrobe K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
Luxury Lipstick Wardrobe Matte Revolution
I know it was a long post but it really showcases all of Charlotte Tilburys Christmas releases. I’ll probably being doing these kind of post for other brands so stay tuned 🙂
-Talk Soon xx
Disclaimer: All Images have been acquired via the CT website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Charlotte Tilbury ™.