Yesterday I was invited along to House Of Fraser Glasgow to visit the newly opened Charlotte Tilbury counter and to receive a Tilbury Transformation. As someone who's wanted to try Charlotte's range of makeup and skincare for years and years now, I had been anticipating this arrival for quite some time and was absolutely over the moon when it was announced that it would be housed in House Of Fraser Glasgow.
And as soon as I stepped through the iconic House Of Fraser doors, ones that normally take you straight into to the beauty hall, I was instantly blown away by how much of a boutique feel the Charlotte Tilbury counter had to it.
When I saw what instantly reminded me of the mirror from Ru Paul's Drag Race, I felt like I was in heaven and things only got better from there.
My idea of heaven when it comes to interior design btw; stunning and opulent plum velvet pieces, golden and gilded palm trees, a bounty of feathers and Hollywood style light bulbs. Is there any way I could move in?
I was greeted and treated to a glass of champagne (10:30am certainly isn't too early to pop open a bottle of champagne now is it?) and a cascading tower of tasty macarons.
After having a good look through the ten different and distinct makeup looks, I went for the one that instantly stood out to me and my makeup tastes; The Sophisticate.
The whole process started with Charlotte's three hero products; the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Charlotte's Magic Cream and Wonderglow. These are the products that can be used on any individual, regardless of their skin type or colour, before applying any makeup to the face.
I'd heard incredible things about these three products, from fellow bloggers, magazines and celebrities alike and they certainly lived up to the hype.
What I really love about the idea of different looks is the fact that you don't need to worry about which eye or lip products go together or what shades will work well with one another.
The Sophisticate also comes with the unique selling point that it's the only look to contain a matte eyeshadow palette, something I was certainly overjoyed to realise, especially as I'm such a fan of matte shadows.
Essentially, if anyone's wondering what to get me for Christmas this year, I direct you to this very photograph.
I had a feeling that the Tilbury Transformation would be out of this world but I still can't quite get over how much of a transformation it was. For years I've struggled to find base and brow products that match me and my skin tone/hair colour. As soon as the Light Wonder Liquid Foundation was applied it really was like a second skin. If anyone was going to know how to cater for us pale redheads it was going to be Charlotte, now wasn't it? And even though I was wearing the most makeup I've ever worn at one time before, it honestly felt like I had nothing on.
My eyes have never looked bluer, my lips have never looked better and my contour has never been more on point. I felt like a new woman, something that I have never said about a full makeup look on me before. I'm so used to dabbing on a spot of concealer, popping on some mascara and slick a lip balm, when I'm rushing out the door, that to finally find a fail safe makeup look has just blown me away. I have a feeling I'm going to be quite the regular at the Charlotte Tilbury counter.
So what do you think? Charlotte Tilbury has certainly made her arrival in Glasgow!
Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury before? If so, which product or products are your favourite? Which look would you have went for? And what do you think of The Sophisticate look on me?