Sunday, 15 September 2013

Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher in Shade 3 - Holy Grail?!

The Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher found it's way into my basket at the last minute. a strange choice for an impulse buy, but it has turned out to be one of my favourite CT products so far!
I need a good concealer to conceal my chronic puffiness under my eyes. This concealer seems to have all the things I love from my other concealers, all in one amazing formula. It has the coverage of my Cle de peau, the lightness from my By Terry, the creaminess of my Chanel Correcteur Perfection and the illuminating qualities of the By Terry Touche Voloutee . I have oily skin that gets dehydrated. This concealer lasted all day with no creasing or patchiness at all!. The easy to use click pen is good for direct application- though I typically place it on the back of my hand. I  use my fingers and have achieved a seamless finish. It can also be used on any red areas of the face and if you choose a lighter shade can be used to illuminate the high points of the face further.
The benefits of this concealer are described on the Charlotte Tilbury site as :
• A hydrating complex keeps skin plumped up and moisturised for a natural, luminous finish
• A black tea derivative, rich in vitamins, fills in hollowed out skin grooves, creating a smooth, seamless surface
• A breakthrough Lipo-Siliconic compound and special elastomer pearls create an invisible plaster over the imperfections, creating a natural, traceless finish

Shade 3

The shade selection runs a bit light . There are only four shades. The first two look quite pink and shade four probably for more latino skins. Darker girls, hopefully she will release more shades soon. Three is perfect for my light/med skin tone. It is slightly lighter than my foundation shades . For reference I am Giorgio Armani 5.5, approx. MAC NC 25, Nars sheer matte in Sante Fe. I was so bedazzled by all the pretty colour in the CT eye quads that I nearly overlooked this excellent product!
What new product have you found lately?


  1. This sounds great, I am really loving my Tom Ford one at the moment but this sounds too good to pass up, now stop making me add things to my CT wishlist ;)

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    2. I was surprised how much I loved this concealer- I was so ga-ga over all the colour products nearly overlooked this - My next is figuring out which shade I am in the light wonder foundation. If the concealer is anything to go by- the foundation MUST be good:)- wish list is growing .......