Over the years Ellis Tuesday has given me so many incredible opportunities. I've worked with some of my favourite brands, discovered new ones, landed several internships and even been in a couple of magazines. But nothing has quite matched the excitement and sheer delight that I experienced this Thursday when I MET CHARLOTTE TILBURY!
It's been a couple of days now since it actually happened and I still don't think it's quite sunk in.
Charlotte was absolutely amazing; everything I'd hoped she would be and more. They say don't meet your idols but I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to. Not only that but I got to have a chat to her one on one and have my photograph taken with her. It was all a bit surreal, hence my rather starstruck expression.
Before that Charlotte took us through one of her latest makeup looks, on the stunningly beautiful model, as we followed along step by step to recreate the Dreamy Look.
To do this we used the incredible Dreamy Look in a Clutch set, which comprises of five absolutely stunning products, two of which are full sized, as well as a little bonus, which I will go on to describe below. You get the Legendary Muse palette which is made up of four of the most dazzling yet really wearable shades, as well as a full sized Hot Lips lipstick in Secret Salma. Then there are three minis; a mini Legendary Lashes, a mini Legendary Eye Liner in Bedroom Black and a mini Legendary Lip Liner in Bitten Kiss.
You can hopefully get a feel for the look from this photograph but it certainly doesn't do it the justice it deserves. Let me know if you'd like to see me recreate it here in a blog post or over on my YouTube channel. The eyeshadow palette alone is something you honestly just need in your makeup bag, especially in time for the impending party season.
I was a little worried when I saw Secret Salma in the bullet that it might be too dark for me and my complexion but as soon as it was applied I was in love.
You also might be able to tell, that I've had a bit of a drastic haircut, having it go from this length to around collarbone length. I'm planning to do an Autumn/Winter outfit post soon so you should get to see it a bit better in that.
It actually made my whole week for Charlotte to say how much she loved my hair and how good the shade of lipstick looked on me. As a fellow redhead, discovering Charlotte and her range honestly changed the way I look at makeup and how I can do my own without looking overly made up.
As mentioned above, each Dreamy Look in a Clutch comes with a little added bonus; a USB stick which comes preloaded with the look tutorial video on it. And isn't it the coolest USB stick EVER?!
This means whoever you gift the kit to, they can see exactly how each product is applied, taking all of the guesswork out of it. This really does make it the perfect gift for a whole host of women. And look at that fabulous leopard print designed box too! I mean, it's like they asked me what my dream packaging would look like and then put it into production.
If you've been on my blog in the past couple of weeks, you will have seen (just over in my sidebar to the right) that the magical mini brush set has been at the top of my wishlist ever since I first saw it. All of Charlotte's incredible Christmas gifts were on display and after seeing the brushes in person I now know that I simply need to have them in my life! It's also a great way to be able to afford some of Charlotte's brushes without having to spend too much to do so and they're the perfect travel friendly size as well. Basically, I can't get enough of them.
And how dreamy is the World of Legendary Parties Advent calendar?
Here it is in a bit more detail. You get some of Charlotte's most iconic products, such as Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Supermodel Body, as well as the exclusive Jessica Red Pocket Pout and much more.
You can also see the exterior of the little clutch bag that comes with the magical mini brush set. Can you tell that I can't get it out of my head?
I'd just like to thank the team at House Of Fraser Glasgow for having me and of course, Charlotte herself for being there and taking the time to interact with us. It was such an amazing day and something I certainly won't forget in a hurry.
Are you a Charlotte Tilbury fan? If so, which product would you recommend that I try next? Have any of her Christmas gifts and sets caught your eye? And would you like to see me recreate the Dreamy Look on here or on my YouTube channel?
You can shop some of my favourites from the Charlotte Tilbury gifting range, as well as all of the components of the Dreamy Look below (you might have to disable your ad blocker to view this).