6 Tried and True Favorites
My love for Charlotte Tilbury runs deep. I first discovered the iconic brand back in 2015 and over the years it has become a staple in my daily routine. The brand offers everything from skincare to makeup and honestly, I love it all! Maybe you’ve seen the viral TikTok videos featuring Charlotte Tilbury products – especially the Flawless Filter. Or maybe you’ve heard me rave about them in the past here when sharing my daily makeup routine. Either way, you may be wondering which Charlotte Tilbury products are really worth the hype. Today I am going to share what I consider to be the six best Charlotte Tilbury products, how to effectively apply each, and why I love them!
Why I love Charlotte Tilbury Products
My adoration for Charlotte Tilbury originally started with lipstick – Nude Kate, to be exact! From there, I expanded my selection through trial and error to find the best Charlotte Tilbury products. Now, well over 50% of my daily makeup routine is rooted in products from the brand. I have been consistently using these six products for five years and haven’t had any itch to switch them up! I think this fact alone shows how much I love these everyday makeup items.
Additionally, I’ve found that these Charlotte Tilbury products are all exceptionally high-quality. The formulas are long-lasting, match different skin tones, and allow my skin to look its best, without appearing unnatural. These products wouldn’t be highly coveted and often sold out without good reason. Simply put, they’re amazing!
Best Charlotte Tilbury Products
Over the years, I’ve tried out a few different Charlotte Tilbury products. Most of them I have absolutely loved. I realize they are an investment so I am highlighting the skincare and makeup products I feel are worth the $$$. The six items I’m highlighting today are what I consider to be the best Charlotte Tilbury products. These are the type of makeup and skincare products you’ve seen on my list of all-time favorites and repeatedly as my beauty empties. Here’s why I love each one and some tips for applying them.
1. Charlotte’s Magic Cream
This is probably one of the most well-known Charlotte Tilbury products and for good reason. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is an everyday facial moisturizer that is lightweight, smooth, and effective. I use this moisturizer daily and it is just as great for bare-faced days as it is for full makeup days.
This moisturizer gives me such great hydration and lasts all day without being oily, which is why it made my list of the best Charlotte Tilbury products. It is thick (but again, not oily) and a little goes a long way. I typically use this facial moisturizer at night as well. But, on the nights my face is feeling a bit drier than usual, I switch to the Magic Night Moisturizer.
2. Hollywood Flawless Filter Primer & Highlighter
The Hollywood Flawless Filter Primer and Highlighter was a total game-changer for me. It quickly earned a spot on my best Charlotte Tilbury products list! I love how smooth and even it makes my skin appear while also providing me with a healthy glow.
Some choose to use this product strictly as a highlighter – applying it only to the cheekbones and high forehead – but I like to use it all over in place of foundation. It evens out my skin tone and leaves my skin looking dewy and fresh. I typically wear Shade 2, but in the summer months when I’m a bit more tan, I blend Shade 2 and Shade 3 together. The brand just started making .5 shades, so I am looking forward to seeing how 2.5 works for me!
I like to first use Charlotte’s Magic Cream as a base moisturizer before applying this highlighter. For the best application and most natural look, I would suggest using a large foundation brush. Thanks to this product trending on TikTok, it has become a bit harder to find it in stock (looking at you Gen Z!) If you’re on the hunt, you can shop it here, here, and here.
3. Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo
I am certainly not a makeup artist, so the idea of contouring was originally a bit daunting to me. However, after discovering the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Duo in 2018, I’ve never looked back! I consider this to be one of the best Charlotte Tilbury products thanks to its ease of use. For those of you who are inexperienced at contouring like I was, I promise it’s incredibly easy to apply!
I use the Contour Duo daily in the “light to medium” shade. The angled brush is the key to applying this product flawlessly. Next, I use a larger brush to blend the product for a more natural look. I go into more detail about how to apply the Contour Duo in my daily makeup routine post. This Charlotte Tilbury product is really a foolproof little kit for contouring and it lasts all day!
4. Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette
Now onto the eyes! I typically only wear eyeshadows with warm, brown undertones and shades of nude. This Charlotte Tilbury Easy Eye Palette has quickly become my favorite! It’s all I need whether I want a soft daytime look or a moody, dark evening look. The versatility of this eyeshadow palette is how it secured its spot on my best Charlotte Tilbury products list! Plus, the pigment in this product is excellent. I’ve found that a little goes a long way, allowing a palette to last me an entire year.
I tend to have slightly oily eyelids and I’m so impressed by how this eyeshadow stays put all day. On top of that, it pairs exceptionally well with liquid eyeliner (and you know I love a dramatic cat eye). While almost everything in my makeup bag is Charlotte Tilbury, I can’t quit this liquid eyeliner, which now comes in a duo tip option for even more precision! To learn how I apply this eyeliner, check out my daily makeup routine.
5. Brow Fix Brow Gel and Legendary Brows Tinted Brow Gel
Next up on the best Charlotte Tilbury products list…brow gels! These have become my go-to for creating naturally full brows. I have found that filling in my lighter eyebrows with a pencil looks too harsh and unnatural. Instead, using the Charlotte Tilbury brow gels allows my eyebrows to look fuller and darker, while still looking natural.
I start with the Charlotte Tilbury brow gel to give my eyebrows more shape. Next, I complete the look with the tinted brow gel. Both of these gels have just the right amount of hold to last all day. And I love how the eyebrow tint gives my brows a bit more depth without being overwhelming. I have been using the shade “Taupe” in the Charlotte Tilbury tinted brow gel and it matches my eyebrow shade perfectly!
6. Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
The Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder completes my list of the best Charlotte Tilbury products. Applying this setting powder is the last step in my daily beauty routine. I love how it holds my makeup in place all day and helps to blend everything together once I am done. It also slightly dulls the all-over highlighter I’ve applied, resulting in a look that’s a bit softer. It’s no wonder one of these finishing powders is sold every minute…that’s how good it is!
My Favorite Charlotte Tilbury Products
Like my ever-evolving style, I have been trying new products and trends for years in order to nail down my beauty routine. It really wasn’t until I discovered Charlotte Tilbury products that I felt like I had found a combination that works for me! I occasionally switch it up and try new products and I also tweak my routine based on how my skin is feeling or the weather (my skin hates the bitter cold). Yet overall, these six best Charlotte Tilbury products are the ones I always come back to!
Your Questions, Answered!
Which Charlotte Tilbury products are worth it?
From my experience, everything from the brand is exceptionally high quality and worth the price. In the end, it really depends on your skin type and makeup needs. If you’re wanting to start by trying a few of the best Charlotte Tilbury products, my top three recommendations are the Magic Cream, Flawless Filter Highlighter, and Filmstar Contour Duo.
Is Charlotte Tilbury good for mature skin?
There are specific Charlotte Tilbury products formulated for mature skin. These skincare and makeup products are helpful at keeping signs of aging at bay, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Out of the six best Charlotte Tilbury products I mentioned today, the Magic Cream is recommended for mature skin as well as these other skincare products and these foundations.
Are Charlotte Tilbury products cruelty-free?
Yes. Charlotte Tilbury has been against animal testing since the brand first launched and is now Leaping Bunny approved by Cruelty Free International. This approval is the gold standard in cruelty-free beauty. Additionally, Charlotte Tilbury has a wide selection of vegan makeup and skincare products.
P.S. If you are curious as to what products make up the rest of my daily routine, I like to add this under-eye concealer into the mix when I am looking particularly tired, this foundation when I want to achieve a makeup look that is more “matte” versus glowy, and this finishing spray if my face is feeling a bit drier. You’ll find me wearing this everyday lipstick in the shade “Baci” year-round and I love the smell and feel of this moisturizer in the summer!