Charlotte Tilbury is a world-renowned makeup artist, with a fun personality to watch and to listen to. I first saw Charlotte at work thanks to Lisa Eldridge, click here to view the video of Charlotte’s guest appearance on the House of Eldridge.
You probably heard about her Feline Flick signature look, I really wish I could wear this dramatic full eyeliner look at my age but despite her claiming that it is an universal look for everyone I am not 100% convinced I can still pull it off at my age, but I know it’s also a matter of personality and whole attitude or look. I tried to find out how old she was just to see if that would give me enough confidence to wear it, I believe she is around 40 if I understand this article. So age shouldn’t be a too bigger issue since she wears it every day, then of course we don’t have the same job, wearing this look to an office full of geeks is maybe not the most appropriate thing to do… But how can I say that it won’t suit me if I don’t try it… Shall I take this as a challenge and do it for the next review of her makeup products ? I will for sure and I hope it works out !
Watch this video if you want to see what her Feline Flick looks like and let me know if you tried this look already or just go ahead and do it but report back please
Today it’s just a brief review of the 3 brushes I purchased from her. In total she launched 8 brushes made in Germany from natural hair. I thought these 3 would already give me an idea of their quality and performance:
The handles are burgundy coloured wood, the ferrules rose gold, the blush brush feels quite heavy and sturdy since it’s so thick. In terms of weight and handle length, the two eyeshadow brushes are just in between Mac brushes and Hakuhodos placing them approx in the middle of the two brands. She had the idea of faceted brushes to not roll off the dressing table, glad she didn’t decide to put magnets inside the ferrules like Rae Morris did – relief!
I appreciate the fact that her logo is engraved on the handle and not only painted, the logos tend to fade away or disappear and that’s sad specially when the brushes are higher-end, the fact they are engraved will make them last longer or endure a regular usage.
Her brushes perform well, no question about that. In terms of quality it will depend where you come from, if you come from Chanel, Dior, Piccasso Brush, Edward Bess brushes, you may find these CT brushes could be equivalent or even an improvement in some cases.
If you come from Hakuhodo, Koyudo, Chikuhodo, you will suffer a decrease in quality despite the price being equivalent. Take note that I said quality and not performance
“Performance rating” can be dissociated from “quality rating”, it’s not that easy to apply a general unique rating to a makeup brush anyway, too many factors have to be taken into consideration. You can rate the quality of the hair, the quality of the handle, of the ferrule, you can also rate how it performs with delicate skin, or with heavy pigments, how easy it is to work with, and even if you rate the ergonomics, it’s too personal to fit all. A makeup artist will have different needs than a private consumer. My needs are those of a makeup lover with very sensitive skin who is looking for efficiency but with a touch of luxury and of course I am a brush collector if you didn’t notice To be honest with you, for the price, I’d rather use a Japanese hand made brush but I will of course get into details and explain what I like and dislike about this range, keeping in mind that the main idea behind her collection was to create a fool-proof, quick and easy line for busy women -so I understood- and this, she has achieved.