Christmas with Charlotte Tilbury

Last week, I was very lucky to receive some goodies in the post from Charlotte Tilbury, who have one of been one of my favourite beauty brands for the longest time. They have a selection of Christmas gift sets for this time of year and today I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Gift Set and the Scent Of A Dream  Perfume

This is a very universally flattering gift set; it contains a full-size of the Pillow Talk Lip Cheat, a miniature lipstick in ‘Penelope Pink’, a miniature of the Wonder Glow Primer and a miniature of Charlotte’s Magic Cream. They’re deluxe sample sizes, so you get quite a lot for your money. It’s perfect if you want an introduction to some of Charlotte Tilbury’s products or if you can’t decide on just one cult favourite. It also would make a fantastic present for someone wanting to get into make up and just wanting a luxurious starter kit. It would make the perfect gift because it would suit practically suit any skin tone, so you don’t have to worry about colour matching the person you’re giving it to to a foundation or a concealer. This set retails for £55 which, for what you’re getting, is incredible value in my opinion. 

The miniature lipstick in ‘Penelope Pink’ is a light, brown nude shade and would be beautiful on anyone, in my opinion. However, I have never seen a lipstick this diddly and tiny in my life. When I first opened the gift set I had no idea it was even a lipstick as it is so mini. It’s very cute but I would prefer it to be a bit bigger as it’s not overly practical to apply and I am constantly worried about snapping it. However, the shade is gorgeous and the packaging – beautiful, classy and gold – makes up for it. Plus, it is quite novelty to have a lipstick this dinky in my collection. It’s 100% convinced me to get the full size when this little miniature runs out! 

The two skin-related products you receive in this set are some all-time cult Charlotte Tilbury products. Charlotte’s Magic Cream is something that I have wanted to try for the longest time and I’m so glad I now have this deluxe sample so that I can try it out before committing to buying an entire pot of it. The Wonder Glow is a product that I’ve had a sample of before and fell completely in love with it. It’s such a beautiful, radiant primer that really gives your skin the lift that it quite often needs during these dull, winter days. It makes you look lit from within and looks beautiful under almost any foundation. It’s perfect to add a little festive cheer to your make up.

I think these two products are perfect ones to go in the set as they are some of Charlotte Tilbury’s best-sellers and it’s nice that the gift set provides you with a mixture of make up and skin items. It provides a great variety that some brands often don’t have in their gift sets; they are exclusively make up or exclusively skin care. This is why it makes it a really lovely gift because you can give it to someone really into beauty, like myself, or someone not so much into make up and someone who prefers a more subtle look. The packaging of both of these samples is so luxe that whoever you’re gifting this too this Christmas will feel like a queen as they apply this to their face.

Full-Fat Lashes is a mascara that’s been on my radar for years – ever since I really got into beauty. However, for some reason, I’d just never tried it. But, I now have no excuse as in the gift set you get this fantastically deluxe mini of Full-Fat Lashes. I love mini mascaras because they are perfect for travelling and it means that you get to test out a mascara before you commit to buying. As we are going to travel over Christmas, Full-Fat Lashes will be coming with me and with a few days continuous use I should hopefully know by then if it’s one I want to pick the full-size of up in the January sales.

The most exciting thing in this box is the only full-sized item which is the highly coveted Pillow Talk Lip Cheat. I’ve wanted this lip liner for 3 years and if you’d told 17 year old Chloe, who lusted after it every time she went into John Lewis, that 3 years down the line she’d have been sent one by Charlotte Tilbury’s PR department than she 100% would have laughed in your face. However, that’s what happened and now I have the beautiful Pillow Talk lip cheat in my life. It’s smooth, creamy and like no other lip liner formula I’ve ever tried before. Universally flattering and product that Charlotte Tilbury is well-known for, Pillow Talk was the perfect choice for the Beauty Icons set.

The ‘Scent of a Dream’ perfume is the most perfect gift for your favourite lady this Christmas. Not only is it the most deliciously musky scent but it’s also in the most glamorous packaging which reminds me of 1920’s perfume bottles. It’s so luxe, unique and would make the perfect present for someone who likes their fragrances or just someone who loves Charlotte Tilbury and wants to add this gem to their collection. As perfumes go, it’s not overly expensive at £68 for a 50ml bottle and if you buy ‘Scent of a Dream’ for someone this Christmas then you also get a set of 3 mini lipsticks as a little free gift to go with it so you can treat yourself as well as someone else!

If I’ve convinced you that you should give the gift of Charlotte Tilbury for Christmas this year (either to a loved one or as a Christmas present to yourself!) then you can pick up the Beauty Icons set here and the ‘Scent of a Dream’ here!

*This post contains products gifted to me from Charlotte Tilbury in exchange for an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.*


  1. November 23, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I love my pillowtalk lip liner and have been wanting the lipstick for a long time! I love the magic cream, it’s so hydrating and my skin feels more plump the next day x

  2. November 23, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Oh wow! I am very jealous I must admit! I love the look of Charlotte tilbury products but I just can’t justify the price! I love the look of this gift set – perhaps I can shove it on my ever expanding Christmas wishlist and hope for the best x

  3. November 24, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Great post! I am seriously considering getting the beauty icons gift set for myself now!


  4. November 25, 2017 / 2:09 am

    I looove Wonder Glow – I always say I'm gonna purchase the full size but I've gotten a few minis that have lasted me long enough! I also adore the perfume bottle – it's like a touch of vintage luxury in modern day!

    Cindy |

  5. November 25, 2017 / 8:25 am

    This is the second post I’ve seen about this set, it seems like CT are working with a fair few bloggers at the moment and that’s great to see! It’s such a gorgeous set – very aesthetically pleasing!


  6. November 25, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Lucky you for receiving these gorge goodies from Charlotte Tillbury! I must admit that I've never used any of her products before but her packaging really appeals to me, it's utterly classy and just beautiful! The Magic Cream primer sounds simply heavenly!

    Abbey 💖

  7. November 25, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Your so lucky to have worked with charlotte tilbury! The packaging is always so beautiful! I used to have a lipstick from her brand called Bond Girl which was so lovely! 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  8. November 25, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I'm dying to own anything from Charlotte Tilbury! I definitely have the Pillow Talk lipstick and lipliner on my wish list and the Magic Cream sounds amazing – I know a lot of people swear by this product as well xo

    Char |

  9. November 25, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    The full fat lashes is amazing!! I've been using it practically every day so far and I'm very impressed! x

    Gemma Louise

  10. November 26, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Charlotte Tilbury is my absolute favourite brand and I love so many of their products! You got some fab goodies here Chlo xx

  11. November 26, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    You're so lucky to have received this! I've never actually used any CT products myself but I've heard great things. As you said It's great that you get a mix of beauty and skincare items! x


  12. November 27, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I love this post… I'm yet to try Charlotte Tilbury but I say YET* With a lot of hope haha… I loved your post Chloe. Can't believe how generous CT have been xxx

    Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx |

  13. November 27, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Pillow Talk has been and will always be my favourite shade ever! Both the lipstick and liner are stunning so I agree it's a great addition to the set! Scent of a dreams packaging is to die for, it looks beautiful sitting on my dresser!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  14. November 28, 2017 / 9:58 am

    How amazing that you got to work with CT. What a collaboration. I do really want this gift set under my tree this year, let's hope my husband gets the hint!

  15. November 28, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Well done on this collab girly! That's such a great achievement. This looks like such a great little gift set! x

  16. November 30, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Oh my goodness a huge congratulations on this collaboration!! What a gorgeous set this is, with some amazing products in here!! The full-fat mascara is one on my list to try, and wow the lip liner is just beautiful!

    Sarah | xx

  17. December 23, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Oh wow this set looks absolutely beautiful, and how exciting to get a package from Charlotte Tilbury as well! All of their products always look so dang luxurious!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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