The One Worth Waiting For: Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson

Okay, so chances are you’ve already seen this collection land on a few of your favourite websites already, but don’t click disappear on me just yet! Makeup bags and exclusive collectors boxes are being pushed aside today, because as exciting as they are, it’s the products that have really wowed me here.

Before we get started, it’s very rare that I like everything from a new collection, especially a summer one as there is always something totally unwearable and in your face. It’s even more rare that I LOVE the majority of a collection too (some call me fussy, I’m not totally sure why). But the Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection is incredible. I’ve separated my loves and likes below, because otherwise choosing a must buy could get real difficult!

LOVES: If you buy one thing… the COLOUR OF YOUTH LIP & CHEEK GLOW is my favourite of the bunch. A creamy blush formula that glides over the skin, with a super bright peachy pink pigment that means you only need a dab on each cheek. Not only does it look beautiful blended over cheeks for a dewy flush, it sits so comfortably on the lips too. Add a dab of highlight to the cupids bow and centre of the lower lip and things start to look a lot more plump! Could it get better? Oh yes, it smells like a MAC lipstick which makes application ten times more dreamy. However, if cheek products aren’t your thing, two new MATTE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK’s will be showing their faces this summer, and both are beauts! Miss Kensington is a warm nude (see it here), whilst 1975 Red is a beautiful coral/orange/pink/red. A lot of colours rolled in to one lipstick and the result is a universally flattering red. I’m hooked.

LIKES: The DREAMY GLOW HIGHLIGHTER and FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW are two that I like, but can’t quite pin point as a “must buy”. If you already own the original bronze and glow, a purchase of it’s new cream counterpart may border on excessive and despite being an eternal lover of cream products I still prefer the original as it’s bronzing properties are much better (however the cream version is much better for contouring). Following on from that the Dreamy Glow is a more subtle and rosy highlighter in comparison to the Filmstar Bronze & Glows, it’s stunning and much more appropriate for everyday wear. Although I really like it, I can’t quite pin it down as a “must have” in my makeup bag. But go, swatch, make your own mind up!

LOOK OUT FOR: Yes, there are a few new treats not party to the CT x NP collection that are rather fancy. The EYES TO MESMERISE are creamy, mousse pots of eyeshadow goodness. There are a few similar versions by other brands (including Maxfactor) so if you’re on the hunt for something a little more purse friendly you are in luck! But then we have SOMETHING SECRET that I can’t really talk about other than the fact that it is a truly stunning base product. EYES PEELED LADIES. EYES PEELED.



  1. 25 Mar 2015 / 12:14 pm

    I've never tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury before but I heard so many amazing things about her products! It's made me want to save up for one of her products, maybe the bronze and glow? x


  2. 25 Mar 2015 / 12:35 pm

    All the collection looks amazing…I just want Charlote Tillbury to sell in Mexico πŸ™ I'm dying to try their stuff!

  3. 25 Mar 2015 / 12:40 pm

    I have never tried any off the stuff you show here but now I want especially the lipstick immediately πŸ™‚
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  4. 25 Mar 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Ahh the collection is stunning, love their Matte Lipsticks πŸ™‚

    Serene xoxo

  5. 25 Mar 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Red lips really suit you!

    Anika |

  6. 25 Mar 2015 / 12:44 pm

    This is a stunning collection! I love the sound of the Colour Of Youth Lip & Cheek Glow. The red really suits you too! I've still not tried the original Filmstar Bronze and Glow, although I usually prefer cream products so this might just be the one for me.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  7. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I must get my hands on 1975 red. I think it is essential to my everyday happiness!
    Lovely post.
    Sophie xxx

  8. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:08 pm

    All these sound lovely and I just adore the lipstick and really want one. I love your makeup too and the lip color looks amazing on you.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  9. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Oh my…that cream blush is a gorgeous colour! Perfect for Summer!

  10. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:20 pm

    the packaging is so pretty!


  11. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I've never tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury before, and I had to literally avoid the counter in Selfridges the other day because I'm so skint, but everything here is so dreamy! That resolve may not last long…

  12. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:21 pm

    It great to hear that the products live up to that gorgeous packaging, but then again would we expect anything less from Charlotte Tilsbury????

  13. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:23 pm

    The lipstick looks ahhh-mazing! ❀

  14. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I am in love with that cream highlighter and haven't even tried it yet… that's my next purchase for sure!

  15. 25 Mar 2015 / 1:48 pm

    that colour of youth lip and glow sounds amazing! love all the packaging πŸ™‚

    Rachel // Style Soup

  16. 25 Mar 2015 / 2:02 pm

    I like the look of the cream eyeshadows and the red lipstick, I'll probably pick up those two as soon as they launch in the US and hopefully they will.

  17. 25 Mar 2015 / 2:09 pm

    This looks stunning, I hope Charlotte Tilbury will be available in my country soon πŸ™‚

  18. 25 Mar 2015 / 2:09 pm

    All of the products look gorgeous, particularly the Colour Of Youth Lip & Cheek Glow and the Dreamy Glow Highlighter πŸ™‚
    Claire x

  19. 25 Mar 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Oh my god it all looks so gorgeous! // UK Fashion Blog

    p.s. you could win a pair of thigh high boots in my giveaway!

  20. 25 Mar 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Drooling over all these products! Might have to eventually breakdown and buy some CT things!

  21. 25 Mar 2015 / 3:03 pm

    She's killing it packaging-wise! Wanna try this brand for so long now <3

  22. 25 Mar 2015 / 3:23 pm

    It all looks so beautiful!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  23. 25 Mar 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I really love how you broke this all down! Definitely snagging the lip & cheek glow and the red matt revolution!


  24. 25 Mar 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I always think Charlotte Tilbury looks so luxurious! The lipstick really suits you!

  25. 25 Mar 2015 / 4:44 pm

    I literally had a dream last night that I was buying CT products…beauty addict much??

  26. 25 Mar 2015 / 4:50 pm

    I would like to try that lipstick. Beautiful shade!
    Great post!

    Nikoleta, xoxo

  27. 25 Mar 2015 / 4:54 pm

    They all look gorgeous! I want that lip and cheek glow πŸ˜‰


  28. 25 Mar 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Definitely will need to get my hands on the cream eyeshadows and the highlighter looks gorgeous too! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  29. 25 Mar 2015 / 5:42 pm

    I'm still yet to try Charlotte Tilbury products! The lipstick looks lovely!

  30. 25 Mar 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Really want to pick up one of the matte revolution lipsticks! The creamy eye pots look gorgeous too x

  31. 25 Mar 2015 / 6:21 pm

    Still need to try products from this brand

  32. 25 Mar 2015 / 6:38 pm

    AH this looks amazing! I love Charlotte Tilbury products, but these look extra special!!
    Gorgeous post hunni! Love your blog

    Charlotte //

  33. 25 Mar 2015 / 7:05 pm

    The cream blush looks absolutely gorgeous – I'll probably be stalking the website come its release. And I can't wait to get my hands on one of the cream eyeshadows – I have tons of them already but you can just never have enough!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  34. 25 Mar 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I'm convinced that secret pot is some sort of revolutionary tinted moisturiser/bb cream type product! CONVINCED! I think the new bronze and glow looks gorgeous – perhaps she should bring out a full on contour kit with the cream 'bronze' and powder 'glow'? Charlotte seriously never seems to put a foot wrong with her line *insert heart eyed emoji*

    She's So Lucy

  35. 25 Mar 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Her lipsticks are so fabulous, you cannot fault the formula! The cheek glow looks gorgeous too, love the warmth

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  36. 25 Mar 2015 / 8:54 pm

    This makeup looks so fresh and elegant ! Love both lip colours !


  37. 25 Mar 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Lip and cheek products are so notorious for being good for one or the other. Nice to know these are good for both!

  38. 25 Mar 2015 / 9:49 pm

    This collection looks stunning, especially the packaging. The red lipstick looks lovely on you : ) xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

  39. 25 Mar 2015 / 11:02 pm

    That looks SO lovely!

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  40. 25 Mar 2015 / 11:33 pm

    Wow, I love the look of this collection so much a really want to try it out now!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  41. 26 Mar 2015 / 1:12 am

    I love your review and photos of the products! Can't wait to pick these up πŸ™‚

  42. 26 Mar 2015 / 2:41 am

    Lovely colors! Love the nudey pinks.

  43. 26 Mar 2015 / 3:23 am

    The nude-pink lipstick looks fantastic on you. I also loved the look of the whole collection, it looks so dreamy.

  44. 26 Mar 2015 / 8:53 am

    This collection is so, so beautiful. You look stunning with a red lip!

  45. 26 Mar 2015 / 10:20 am

    These are all such pretty products! They look gorgeous on too!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  46. 26 Mar 2015 / 10:50 am

    Wow! The looks are fantastic on you!
    Love from the Netherlands.

  47. 26 Mar 2015 / 11:40 am

    I've only just purchased the bronze and glow! Gutted as I would have preferred a cream version. The lip & cheek glow, however has moved straight to the top of my wish list.

    Courtney x
    Courtney Says What

  48. 26 Mar 2015 / 11:54 am

    Lovely review! Love charlotte Tilbury!

  49. 26 Mar 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I love the red lipstick πŸ™‚

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  50. 26 Mar 2015 / 2:58 pm

    All the heart eyed emojis for ALL of these. Oh I would love me some bronze and glow.

    Emily x

  51. 26 Mar 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Amazing these products look gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  52. 26 Mar 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Spring colours. Love the red lips – girly! <3

  53. 26 Mar 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Charlotte Tilbury really knows how it goes with makeup! I'm so glad for her great taste

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  54. 27 Mar 2015 / 1:02 am

    Ahh definitely not the best post to see while i'm trying to save! Charlotte Tilbury always looks so amazing x

  55. 27 Mar 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Good, good choices! Charlotte Tilbury is top of the tops. And the chocolate… oh, so delicious! Also love the Stylist magazine, a London must have.
    xx Isabel

  56. 28 Mar 2015 / 9:42 pm

    Oooooh lord ! All of these products are looking INSANE. Need those in my life right now please.
    Great photos !

    Lots of love from France, Victoria
    Instagram / Twitter : @victoriamcg06

  57. 29 Mar 2015 / 7:44 am

    Love everything! xx


  58. 29 Mar 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Love all of this, the lipstick is my fave!

    Lifestyle Funxion

  59. 27 Jun 2015 / 1:08 am

    I am so tempted to purchase the Colour of Youth compact, but I have fairly oily skin. Do you think this product has enough pigment and staying power to not fade away? I can use the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges with no problem, but this seems to have a bit more of a gleam to it. Thanks for any help.

  60. 28 Jul 2015 / 11:03 am

    I am so in love with this collection – I really want one of everything.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  61. 02 Aug 2015 / 11:08 am

    Dear Suzie,

    Even your post is a little bit older I have to ask you something. I bought the Miss Kensington lipstick and I had never such a nearly "horror" lipstick? When I swatched it on the back of my hand it looked so pretty but the formula…it did not work with my lips?! I have already a CT matte lipstick and love it (colour and formula). But this one is so annoying. I don't know what to do….it seems that the lipstick won't work with the lips! And it feels so weird on the lips. I already write to the customerservice by email and a normal letter but didn't receive an answer.

    So I wanted to know: do you have any similar problems with this lipstick?

    Kind regards Fiona

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