A few months ago I stopped into Nordstrom to pick up a few samples of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I love that there is a counter just a few blocks away from home, allowing me to delight in trying all the latest products from one of my absolute favorite makeup artists. My wallet, however, maybe doesn’t delight in this fact as much as I do.
While getting color matched – I am currently a 4 – the lady helping me casually mentioned that Charlotte Tilbury herself would be coming to the Seattle Nordstrom that coming week! I’m positive that my friend thought I had won the lottery, as I was maybe a little bit too excited at this news. I quickly made an appointment to have my makeup done, and to meet Charlotte at her personal appearance.
I stopped in early for a makeover appointment, and had my makeup done loosely in the style of “The Ingenue” but with a few changes to better reflect my personal style – a bit more depth in color for the eyeshadow and black eyeliner on my tight-line to better blend in my lashes (one of my favorite tricks for creating a natural false lash look).
After the appointment, it was time to line up to meet Charlotte. I was so pleasantly surprised by how lovely she is – she took the time to speak with everyone in line and recommend specific techniques and products from her range. To have an elite makeup artist like her compliment your eye color and lashes was just beyond exciting… Especially considering that earlier that week, Charlotte had been in New York at the Met Gala, doing the makeup of one of my ultimate style icons – Blake Lively.
I ended up purchasing the 5 Minute Face On the Go Palette and received a mini size of the new Legendary Lashes Mascara as a gift. I can say that I love the palette, but can’t quite get on board with the mascara. It has the habit of running down my face and is so strongly perfumed that I can smell my eyelashes for hours after application (which is super bizarre in my opinion). Next time I head to the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Nordstrom, I’ll definitely continue to pick up the ever-trusty Full Fat Mascara instead.
Do you have any recommendations for new products to try?