Monday, 14 July 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream | First Impressions

My sister bought a pot of the much sought after Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream after a lengthy conversation between the two of us about how incredible it looks. Luckily for me, she not only let me be its official inaugural opener (and therefore photographer) but she also got me my very own very generous sample size pot so I'll show you exactly what it looks like in all it's packaged glory and then what my own first impressions are of using it also.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Firstly, CT knows how to package properly, am I right? Sweet Valley High, that is a thing of beauty right there! Each layer is like a work of art. The art deco style pot itself is also stunning and overall it conveys a feeling of pure luxury. 
The second thing I noticed was the scent, which is a very faint floral- rose to be exact but so delicate and in no way overpowering. 
The cream itself feels thick on your fingers but melts into the skin completely- there was not a trace left after I'd massaged it in but my face felt soft and with no residual tightness that can sometimes occur after cleansing. 
Also, and this could be just a figment of my imagination but my skin looked more polished or something; like I'd happily have gone out wearing just the moisturiser and no foundation because my face had a healthy sheen and the surface of my skin looked that bit smoother. Having said that, I also think it would be a great base for make up; my sister has worn make up over it and it looked completely natural on her and stayed put, so no greasiness either. I know what you're thinking; witchcraft (probably where the magic part comes in) and you could well be right. 
Although this has an SPF of 15, I know that I'd personally be reluctant to wear it every day, purely because of the price but then how do you save a moisturiser "for best"? I don't know, I just know that if I owned this I'd probably be rationing it while stroking it and whispering "my precious" a lot. 
Luckily, my sample size should last me about a month (it's slightly bigger in size than a pot of Nuxe reve de miel) so I'll get a longer term feel for it and let y'all know what I think then but for now, this gets two enthusiastic thumbs up. 

At €90, I know this isn't something that everyone is going to be rushing out to buy but if I could afford it myself, I would be first in line. This may not be actual magic but it is a truly beautiful moisturiser.
XX

P.S, we're also already booked in to get our make-up done when the full range is released in September so I'll report back then when I get all the info on what you definitely need (which will probably be everything).

21 comments:

  1. Oooh even the packaging is stunning. You lucky duck you, and your sister too. Can't wait to make a trip up the Dublin to visit the CT counter once the makeup arrives. Hopefully I'll score a sample of the Magic cream myself then.

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    1. Big sister has also booked us in to get our make up done, excitingly! So there'll be a blog post on that too! Yay!

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    2. Oooh your big sister could give my big sisters some tips. I got the Rock Chick quad and one of the Colour Chameleon pencils last month and will definitely be going back for more. Can't wait to try the lipsticks, it's so hard to pick one online, the photos are misleading cause they're all covered in gloss, I'll need to see them in person to decide on a colour.

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  2. Oooh it looks gorgeous doesn't it.... I think I'll have to try it myself at some point, better start saving now!

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    1. It's fab, it really is. If only we could win the lotto then we wouldn't have these gas bill/€90 face cream dilemmas! ;)

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  3. The packaging is gorgeous! It sounds absolutely fantastic, wish I had a sister who would treat me to even a sample of this :) x

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    1. The packaging is stunning, I couldn't get over it when I was opening it, each layer was just so beautifully made and thought out. Gorgeous product! x

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  4. The price is just ouch, but the PACKAGING - my god, how could anything beat "the magic dew of youth and luminosity in a jar" - whoever came up with that needs....some kind of title! It sounds gorgeous.

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    1. I know! Imagine having that job- "oh I come up with brilliant descriptions to put on gloriously expensive beauty packaging for a living. And you?".

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  5. Looks incredible from the packaging alone!! If you're buying a luxury product, this seems like a stunner!

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  6. I actually tested this out in Brown Thomas last week.. Sweet baby Jesus, it's gorgeous! It feels AMAZING on the skin!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  7. That is so pretty, it'd be too good to use if I had it!!

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    1. I know, I was like- you'll surely have to keep the packaging too! sister thought I'd gone mad!

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  8. Very jealous and the packaging looks beyond amazing. I just don't get using a cream before a big event and that's it, suppose years of skincare loving taught me that the results are cumulative and one, two or three uses wont make a visible difference. I might be wrong, but despite the €90 tag i would use it every day.

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    1. Oh I'd still use it every day i think i'd just feel guilty about how expensive each little bit was, if you get me? Silly, I know!

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    1. No, not at all but I'd gladly receive it as a present! ;)

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