Monday, 24 August 2015

Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson Collection: My Picks

Charlotte Tilbury's collaboration with Norman Parkinson on the packaging of her latest products has got to be one of the most luxurious beauty collections of the Summer! The collection features photographs taken by Norman Parkinson that have never before been allowed to be used in this way; that Charlotte Tilbury's vintage-inspired makekup collection has been approved for this makes it very special indeed. 

The collection is split into two main looks, Miss 1975 and Miss Kensington, which you can purchase as complete sets, or pick out a few individual items that catch your eye. Both of the items I bought were from the Miss Kensington part of the collection, said to be 'inspired by the haughty but naughty girls of the swinging sixties'! The look draws inspiration Norman Parkinson's muses Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, and his wife, Wenda, whose image is used on the Colour of Youth cream blush compact (not pictured). 

I picked up the Miss Kensington Matte Revolution Lipstick and the Dreamy Glow highlighter for myself - it was so hard to choose, though! But I decided to just get a couple of things that I would get a lot of use out of. 

The lipstick is encased in Charlotte Tilbury's signature rose gold-coloured packaging, and looks so lovely! Miss Kensington is a very wearable pink-toned nude/natural  shade that I find very easy to wear as it goes with everything! It's a matte finish but is surprisingly hardly drying on the lips at all - Charlotte does promise that it has a hydrating formula, but I must admit that I was quite skeptical until I tried it myself, very impressed! Although matte, it has a satin-like sheen to it in some lights when on the lips, ensuring that they don't look flat. 

The Dreamy Glow highlighter is a soft, peach-champagne shade - quite different from the golden tone of the Filmstar Bronze and Glow light/medium (not pictured, but a post on it is in the pipeline!). It adds a lovely, soft-focus sheen to the skin and I find it is subtle enough for everyday. The compact it is encased in is again rose gold, and the lid also features one of Norman Parkinson's photographs: an image of Carmen dell'Orefice. The photograph was taken in the Bahamas and shot by Parkinson for the July 1959 issue of Vogue - the image is beautiful and she looks incredible, and she still does today! This compact is definitely something I'll keep hold of, long after the highlighter itself is gone.

Above swatches L-R: Miss Kensington Matte Revolution Lipstick, Dreamy Glow Highlighter 2 layers, Dreamy Glow Highlighter one layer. 

Below: Miss Kensington Matte Revolution Lipstick on my lips.

I love this collection from Charlotte Tilbury and Norman Parkinson! What do you think?