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Holiday Magic with Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

Everyone gets a little snap-happy around the holidays, who can blame us when we’re constantly sipping on cocktails with our nearest and dearest while wearing all our most festive and photographable wardrobe pieces?

In preparation for the most-photographed season of the year and to get your face ready to give well, good face, I wanted to introduce you to the MAGICAL world of Charlotte Tilbury.

Created by UK celebrity Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury the brand is known for face-changing products, innovative formulas and silver screen worthy rose-gold casing.

As a woman with a 20+ years span as a makeup artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion and beauty – from the world’s best photographers like Mario Testino and Steven Klein, to A-list celebrities and models such as Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Tilbury certainly knows her stuff.

Every tip and trick she’s learned along the way has shaped her makeup and skin care line.  Famous for making skin look like the Snapchat “pretty” filter  she introduced the world to the concept of a dry sheet mask and has sold out of her instantly iconic Bar of Gold highlighter more times than I can count. Her eponymous range stars high-performance formulas, daring color palettes and the most exquisite, boudoir-worthy packaging. It’s stylish, decadent and fabulously feminine- everything you need to create a perfect holiday look.

I gathered some of my favorites from the brand to give you a quick sampling of the magic that is Charlotte Tilbury.

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Wonder Glow Instant Soft Focus Face Primer

This glow boosting youth infused face primer is truly a magical youth elixer.

It’s a cross between an anti-age elixir and a complexion-enhancing light diffuser to give your skin an instant “spotlight” effect. Collagen-boosting peptides and patented wrinkle-preventing ingredients are fused with light-reflecting microspheres with a fluorescent core that fill in wrinkles and scatter light to blur away lines and flood skin with luminosity.

It can be used underneath foundation, on its own for a easy, effortlessly dewy look or on top of makeup through-out the day to give your skin an instant pick-me-up!

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Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Housed in a gorgeous rose gold palette this this bronzer/highlight duo will help you slim, sculpt, shorten, trim and highlight your features- hello perfect photos! The bronzer is a blend of pearl and pigment to help contour your face and mimic that sun-kissed skin while the highlighter has a golden base to universally flatter any skin tone, with Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light just where you want it creating a candle light glow to your cheekbones.

The ultimate way to give yourself a little just returned from a vacay in the Caribbean look during the winter months!

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Full Fat Lashes

Ok who doesn’t want full fat lashes, right! This best-selling, award-winning mascara will give you it all!  Curl, separation, volume, length and drama! Features ingredients for the ultimate false lash effect lashes. I’m all about the wand when it comes to mascaras and this 5-grooved brush is EVERYTHING!  It deposits just the right amount of mascara along the lash line, pushing your lashes up and out while fine-tipped bristles catch every lash, no matter how short or fine, coating them from root to tip in the glossy black formula! The buildable formula creates voluptuous lashes that don’t dry up and fall onto your cheeks!

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Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red Long-Lasting Lipstick

Not only will this gorgeous lip color last through several cocktails it is also pretty magical for a Matte Lipstick.  While most matte lip colors tend to dry you out Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution features ingredients for plump, hydrated lips in a matte finish formula. This true red shade is perfect for creating a glamorous holiday lip.

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The Feline Flick in Panther

Oh my Kitty Cat eyes!  You all know that I am a liquid liner aficionado and SUPER picky about them.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Feline Flick is my #1 liquid liner recommend for a sexy, cat-like eyeliner in a PERFECT intense black formula!

The ink-rich pen glides on and sets quickly to prevent feathering and smudging and the fine-tipped calligraphy brush applicator gives you ultimate control for a precise line. The tip of the Shodō Pen has been specially crafted to create the perfect angled flick. It glides on so smoothly there is no accidental skipping or catching on your skin! You cat-eye gals out there know what I’m talking about!  Nothing but a straight, even line.

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Luxury Eye Shadow Palette in Dolce Vita

OOOH these colors! Luxurious copper-toned, bronze and champagne shades which create a stunning gilded holiday eye. The 4 shade quad palette includes Prime (upper left): golden peach with a shimmer finish, Enhance (upper right): rusty brown with a satin finish Smoke (lower right): warm chocolate with a satin finish, Pop (lower left): copper bronze with a metallic finish.

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Cheek to Chic in First Love

Since trying this I can’t imagine life without it.

When discussing this cheeky product Charlotte says (yes I’m just calling her Charlotte now because at this point I feel like we are besties) that she’s “always seeking to re-create that shimmering, youthful flush of excitement you get when you’re in love, she calls it the ‘love glow’”. It’s a 2-step application which instantly brightens dull skin and gives your cheeks a glow.

To get the look Charlotte suggests you swish the brush around the outer shade and tap off the excess. Run the brush flat, up the cheekbone starting from the apple of the cheek, to structure the face. Then, to make your cheeks pop, take the pointy end of the brush, dip it in the centre colour and tap off the excess. Apply to the apples of the cheeks to make them pop and glow. Blend seamlessly together.

The perfect creamy, color-rich texture in a gorgeous peach shade to enliven dull skin.

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Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect

Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk

Charlotte swears that you can  “cheat your way to the perfect lip!” And the solution lies in her lip liners.

Pillow Talk is the MOST iconic of her liners.   A muted pinky-nude that delivers what I can only describe as a ‘cushiony’ effect. It softens the somewhat drastic contrast between my skin and the natural rosiness of my lips, blurring away the edges of my mouth in a very flattering way, Think nude lips à la Angelina Jolie and Brigitte Bardot.

The rich, velvety formula helps reshape and resize your lips for a perfect pout. Pillow Talk is a barely-there nude shade that will suit all types of skin tones.

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect

A perfect pairing with Pillow Talk, this luxe formula features ingredients for hydrated, cashmere soft lips in a peach-toned nude lipstick is perfect for every day wear or layering with your favorite lipgloss!

This is truly the perfect nude.

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Charlotte’s Magic Cream

This iconic formula is a cult classic fashion week backstage secret adored by models and celebrities, it contains a “secret mix” of patented anti-aging ingredients that hydrate skin while lifting and transforming dullness so skin is flooded with moisture which in turns leaves you with a glowing complexion. It also fights aging by stimulating collagen production and cell energy while fighting free radicals and reducing the appearance of wrinkles restoring hydration and elasticity so skin looks smoother.

The thick formula absorbs quickly and a small amount goes a long way! Don’t waste this magic by over applying!

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To experience the Charlotte Tilbury Holiday Magic for yourself visit or if you are in Las Vegas their brand new beauty counter at Nordstrom Fashion Show.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Last week I attended the most fa-la-la-tastic holiday event hosted by Fashion Show Las Vegas and Nordstrom.

BIG NEWS!  Nordstrom at Fashion Show has just undergone a HUGE store remodel and it’s, well, nothing short of epic.

Myself and 30 Las Vegas Influencers were invited to a festive holiday brunch in Nordstrom’s new chic event space “The Champagne Room” where we received a masters class in holiday gifting, all the details on the new store design, the 411 on make-your-life easier services and the full list of all the exciting new brands Nordstrom now hosts.

After we all spend about 30 minutes taking photos of our food- ’cause that’s how bloggers do it lol- we ate, chatted, sipped our mimosas and bellinis, got a breakdown on the new store services and then received a guided  VIP tour of the remodeled store.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

There was so much to see that I’m going to have to space it out into a few blog posts but the thing I am the MOST excited about is the revamped beauty department!

It’s had a full makeover! The beauty department now has 28 new brands including Tom Ford, Fresh, Sisley, Space NK, Le Labo and my FAVORITE  Charlotte Tilbury!

And that’s not all… the beauty department is now also offering Nordstrom exclusive services such a custom foundation mixing at Lancome to get your “perfect’ match and coverage, a brow bar at Anastasia Beverly Hills where you can have your brows done by their experts and their Beauty Concierge program- where experts can help you shop and share tips on all brands.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Tom Ford.  Need I say more.

Known for their luxe innovative scents, Tom Ford beauty delivers a singular vision of modern glamour, an embodiment of 21st century sex appeal, timeless elegance, and superior workmanship.

Insider Tip: Tom Ford’s latest scent “Lost Cherry” is MAGICAL!  It has sold out faster than they can get it on the shelves.  If you see a bottle grab it!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

One of my personal favorite brands, FRESH is now at Nordstrom!  yay!

Famous for transforming everyday routines into sensorial rituals that are as indulgent as they are effective. Fresh fuses effective natural ingredients, time-honored rituals, and modern science into a sensorial experience with undeniable results that is completely unique to Fresh.

Insider Tip: If you haven’t tried their Sugar Lip Treatment go get it now!  Thank me later.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Nordstrom added a little Ooh la la to the beauty department.

Prestigious French beauty brand Sisley Paris has been specializing in high-end natural cosmetics and skincare since 1976. A leader in phyto-cosmetology, the company’s top scientists use the finest plant extracts and essential oils to carefully develop a full range of products which target specific areas of concern and deliver undeniable results.

Insider Tip: I am currently obsessed with their Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Eye and Lip Contour Cream which comes with a limited edition ridoki massage applicator to cool, prep and soothe the area prior to cream application. It basically gives you an instant eye lift!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

18 of the new brands are with Space NK.

For those of you not familiar with the brand think of them as the Sephora of the UK. The ultimate destination for beauty discovery – Space NK is home to over 60 stores across the UK and Ireland. Curating a finely honed edit of the most innovative products in the beauty world, including super-charged skincare, cutting-edge cosmetics and game-changing gadgets including brands such as Eve Lom, Laura Mercier, Nars and more.

Nordstrom has brought this little piece of the UK and all it’s brands straight to our door.

Insider Tip: You can find one of the trendiest brands around- Lipstick Queen- in this section.  They made a name for themselves with their transforming lipsticks which look one color but then instantly transform into another: “Frog Prince”  is a bright green which transforms into a fairytale rose shade and Mornin’ Sunshine is a vibrant yellow which once applied becomes a flattering peachy coral.  A super fun gift with a surprise!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

I am so excited about this one!  Niche Fragrance brand Le Labo has finally planted their luxe flag in Las Vegas. This cult favorite brand has become a must have simply by word of mouth- the brand has no paid celebrity endorsers and pretty much no marketing to speak of.  All fragrances are unisex and of the HIGHEST quality.

Le Labo literally means “the lab,” and that’s just what their products look like.  Houses in lab-like bottles with typeface labels each product delivers a chic old-world apothecary aesthetic.

One of my favorite features is the scent names. All of Le Labo’s fragrances feature the name of the principal essence, followed by the number of notes that make up the scent’s composition.

Insider TIP: For the PERFECT winter scent try Le Labo’s newest fragrance TONKA 25, it’s an addictive, dark fragrance with woody notes and a subtle hint of sweetness. 

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

To me this is the Motherland. Charlotte Tilbury has been at the top of my beauty must-have’s ever since I first got my hands on their products.

Created by UK celebrity Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury.

After 20+ years as a makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury knows what works. Every tip and trick she’s learned along the way has shaped her makeup and skin care line.  Known for making skin look like the Snapchat “pretty” filter  she introduced the world to the concept of a dry sheet mask and has sold out of her instantly iconic Bar of Gold highlighter more times than I can count. Her eponymous range stars high-performance formulas, daring color palettes and the most exquisite, boudoir-worthy packaging. It’s stylish, decadent and fabulously feminine.

Insider Tip: Her “Magic Away” concealer and Bar of Gold Highlighter and MUST’s!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

This is pretty dang amazing.

At the Lancome Custom Made Foundation counter you can customize your foundation to match your own skin tone with 8,000 shades, 3 coverage levels and 3 hydration levels to choose from you are sure to get your perfect match!

Your Lancome color expert scans your skin to measure your exact shade.  Then you select your level of coverage and skin type then the machine calculates your unique formula. Your foundation is then prepared right on the spot with your name and complexion ID  labeled right on the bottle for easy refill!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Starting December 1st Nordstrom has brought back Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brow bar!  Hallelujah!

Set an appointment and your trained Brow Studio expert will reshape and sculpt the perfect brow arch using the Anastasia method.

Each and every Anastasia brow appointment is based on the golden ratio.  It’s all about proportion.  The golden ratio is as follows:

  • Brows begin directly above the middle of the nostrils.
  • The high part of the arch connects the tip of the nose with the middle of the iris.
  • Brows end where the corner of the nostril connects with the outer corner of the eye.

Brow Tip: Memorizing the golden ratio above will come in MAJOR handy when trying to obtain that perfect Anastasia brow at home.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

The Beauty Concierge is the ultimate service for those who find the beauty department a bit daunting.

At this centrally located Beauty Concierge destination you can inquire about items for your specific needs with no pressure to purchase. The creation of the Beauty Concierge came after feedback from shoppers who felt overwhelmed by all the choices and needed some no-hassle direction. You can ask questions and benefit from the knowledge of the Beauty Stylists who act as your personal guide through the cosmetics and fragrance department to help find the best beauty products for your needs.

Make sure to stop in and check out the new department and services for yourself!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom