Now usually in Autumn/Winter I’m all about the matte dark lips and bronzy eyeshadow. Pair that with a fur coat and a big cosy scarf, and that’s pretty much what you’ll find me in between November and February!
For my birthday in October though, I received a lovely new eyeshadow palette from my most beloved beauty brand; Charlotte Tilbury. It was ‘Uptown Girl‘ – the gorgeous blue and grey toned quad with a stunning silver sparkle that could not be more perfect for Winter! As I’ve now managed to collect quite a few Charlotte Tilbury products, I thought I’d do a little winter makeup tutorial based around this new palette and my other favourites.
So read on if you fancy recreating this look!
To start off with, I’ve been priming my face with the beautiful Wonderglow Skincare Primer which I was given as a sample. This is a really lovely balm which creates a very subtle shimmer and glow across your skin. I’m already thinking I may have to repurchase the full size once I’m done!
I currently don’t own any Charlotte Tilbury foundations, so instead I went in with my new IT Cosmetics CC Cream – a lightweight, medium coverage formula which also has an SPF Factor 50 (still important, even in winter girls!). I then concealed and highlighted using the Urban Decay Naked Concealer (still my favourite, after a year’s time!), and set everything in place with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light – review coming soon!
Finally to give my face some dimension, I applied a pop of blush with the Maxfactor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink, then contoured and highlighted with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow. I love this as the contour shade is just in that middle zone of not being too warm for winter, but not being too cool that you need a bronzer shade on top of it.
I won’t bore you with the brow products I used, as I know everyone has a different way of doing this! So on to the eyeshadow itself…
As you can see, the Uptown Girl palette is made up of 4 shades as with all of Charlotte’s eyeshadows. You get a Prime shade to wash all over the lids, which in this case is a subtle shimmery gold. I then apply the frosty blue Enhance shade at the outer corners of my eyes, smudging it outwards to create an elongated effect and into the crease. Next up, I smudged the charcoal grey Smoke shade along my lower and upper lash lines and slightly into the crease to add more depth. And finally, I added the pop of glitter silver Sparkle shade right into the centre of my lid and at the inner corners, before applying a couple of coats of the Legendary Lashes Mascara.
These eyeshadow formulas are just as beautiful and pigmented as I would expect from this brand. They’re very buttery and easy to work with, and I just think the colours marry so well together this time of year! I especially think paler blonde girls like myself will really suit this particular palette.
The final finishing touch to this look was of course to add a coat of lipstick. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect is the ideal peachy pink nude to match the smoky blue tones of the eyeshadow.
You can see just how much I love this lipstick from the picture above! I’ll need to be buying a new one very soon!
I really hope you guys enjoyed this makeup look! What products have you been loving this season? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
Check back in for a new post tomorrow 🙂
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxx