Friday, 11 July 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks- Las Salinas, Es Vedra and Moon Beach

Let me just put it out there I do not like the cold! An african winter pales in comparison to other locations, but boy I just want to hibernate! (that is my humble apology for being lax on the post front).
I had a few products on my radar and pounced as soon as they were released - Charlotte Tilbury's much anticipated Beach Sticks. I stopped myself at three but as soon as I can I will round up my collection with the remaining 2 - these are fantastic! I purchased Las Salinas (warm pink), Moon Beach (peach) and Es Vedra (poppy orange).

L-R Las Salinas, Moon Beach, Es Vedra

The cheek stick are housed in lightweight rose gold tubes - it feels almost weightless. Cute bubbles of colour greet me when I uncap them. Texture-wise they are feather-light and with a few quick finger movements sit softly on my cheeks - giving them a fresh pop of colour. In my experience these have a less silicone feel than the original Nars multiples and they blend easier and sit more realistically on my skin. Blended in these give a great stain effect.
There is a whole press 'spiel' with regard to their naming - each is named after a beach in Ibiza and each shade is meant to mimic the effect after a week in the sun at these exotic locations - romantic notions turned into reality!

Es Vedra, Moon Beach, Las Salinas straight from bullet
These colours are spot on and all work on my skintone. Es Vedra was my answer to Nars Multiple in Siam that I had been lusting after. This gives me a healthy pop and sexy 'sunburnt' glow - huh! Try it and it will make sense. There is no pink undertone here so it does not look like a bad case of hives either. Las Salinas is a pretty coral pink that gives me soft pop of! Moon Beach was described as similar to Nars Orgasm. Not to me - it compliments my complexion much better. This is perfect for a look with a stronger eye, naked glowing cheek. Some have used this as a highlighter shade - for me it is definitly a cheek colour. For deep skintones it would work as such. This shade can be mixed with the others to create a new shade - double duty! All shades have some degree of shimmer (all rose gold) in the swatches, but on the cheek it really translates as a glow. There are also meant to be some long term benefits good for the skin. They are hydrating and last well on my oily skin. You can also use them on your lips- not my first choice , but if you had to ....yes.
Es Vedra, Moon Beach, Las Salinas blended out
So to wrap it up I love these new lovelies from Charlotte Tilbury.


  1. Love the look of these, I will have to pick up moon beach

    1. Get Moon Beach - you will love it! I cannot wait for her other new cream duo's.

  2. Um if you end up with 2 comments I'm sorry. Started typing and then it just disappeared so I'm not sure what happened?!!! Anyway...was saying that Es Verde looks YUMMY!!! I'd love to try something like that bc it's not a color I normally gravitate toward and am so curious to see how it would work on my skin tone. Can't wait until CT launches here! The list grows ever longer...

    1. Only 1 comment appeared:)- the other must have evaporated! Es Vedra is a colour I also did not have in my collection and it was a welcome addition! You are so lucky to be getting CT in the US. I see a few more reviews have been popping up since her filmstar duo became available on the Nordstom's anniversary sale - some not too positive- all I have to say is that people ask me what I am wearing on my eyes of If I am wearing either my Tom Ford or Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows - that must say something for her products! Whats top of your list?

    2. Top of my list were shadow palettes and blushes and wonder glow foundation, but the closer it gets the more I'm like eh about the shadows and blushes. I guess my Chanel experience really got to me! I suppose that's good right? As we talked about even the TF isn't SCREAMING at me anymore, except for the fact that it's LE and I don't want to regret not getting it later :-( Hmpf.