Saturday, 4 July 2015

Look of the Day: Living la Dolce Vita with Charlotte Tilbury!

Hi, everyone! The weekend is here and I find myself back in my hometown for a visit with my family. Last night I saw my Dad's Beatles tribute band (yes, that's right) play at a local outdoor festival (so, so much fun) and tonight it my niece's baptism, when I'll get to celebrate with a great group of friends and family. My niece is officially the cutest (seriously, it's official) and I cherish every moment I get to spend with her.

This weekend also marks the end of Charlotte Tilbury Week here on the blog, and I've chosen to wrap things up with a makeup look! From the launch of the cosmetics brand nearly two years ago, The Dolce Vita look is the one that called to me most. It hearkens back to '60s Italian screen goddesses like Sophia Loren and is straight up sultry. It's all about warm, smokey lids, dramatic winged liner, a healthy peachy flush, and neutral lips. I created this look to meet Ms. Tilbury herself and I have to say I felt properly glamorous for the occasion! 


For the eyes, I (of course) used the Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Luxury Palette. But before I delved into that beauty, I started with the stunning Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon eye shadow pencil in Bronzed Garnet, a reddish copper shade. I applied this all over the lid as a base, as well as along my lower lash line. I then took the reddish bronze shade from the Dolce Vita quad and applied it generously on my lid, blending upwards and outwards to create a subtle cat eye shape. I then applied touches of the darker, neutral brown shade from the palette on the outer half of the crease for some subtle definition. I added touches of the shimmery ivory shadow on my brow bones and inner corners of my eye as a highlight and for the final piece de resistance, I packed the shimmery copper "pop" shade all over my lid for some serious sparkle. I finished the eye look with dramatic sweeps of Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner in Go Black on my upper lash lines and lower waterlines and coated my lashes with a generous helping of BeneFit They're Real

For the cheeks, I chose the colour that corresponds to the Dolce Vita look, Charlotte Tilbury's Chic to Cheek blusher in Ecstasy, a stunning pinky peach. The final touch was Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Stoned Rose. This is actually the lipstick that goes along with the "Golden Goddess" look, but for my complexion I found it to be the ultimate complement! 


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory

Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)

Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair Matte
Highlighter: Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer #12
Blush: Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher in Ecstasy

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows:  Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet (as a base all over lid and along lower lash line) and Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita (reddish bronze shade all over lid, blended up to the crease, cool deep brown shade on outer corners to shade, ivory shade as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corner, and glittery "pop" shade packed all over the lid)

Eyeliner: Annabelle Stay-Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner in Go Black (along upper lash line and lower waterline)
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real

Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Stoned Rose



And a couple more shots of the look:



This look really channelled everything that Charlotte Tilbury promised: I truly felt like a glamorous, retro Italian screen siren! I was slightly concerned that the reddish coppery tones would wash me out (as shades like this are usually best for lighter eyes), but I was pleasantly surprised with how well The Dolce Vita suited me! This look represents the palette in a more dramatic form, but I look forward to also testing it out in more subtle incarnations as well. Who doesn't wait to bring a touch of the Dolce Vita to work?!

Which of Charlotte Tilbury's Iconic Makeup Looks is your favourite? Is the Dolce Vita a look that calls to you?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for tuning into Charlotte Tilbury Week!

51 comments:

  1. I LOVE this look! You look amazing Jenn! The lip colour is great, but the eyes steal the show!

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    1. Thanks so much, Charissa! The Dolce Vita palette really creates the most perfect eyes :)

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  2. Such a great look on you. I'm more of a vintage vamp myself, but I found the palette didn't work out too good on me - it aged me a fair bit. I did pick up the Fallen Angel palette, though, which I find lives more up to my expectations. Must've been great craic meeting the woman behind it all.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm definitely curious to try the Vintage Vamp as well :)

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  3. Hello Lovely I really love your blog and I have recently nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you would like to accept it please click here for more information on the award -> http://www.onlythebraveblog.com/blog/versatile-blogger-award

    Side note: You look gorg this makeup really brings out the color of your eyes. It's very warm perfect for summer!

    Dominique

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and the nomination! :)

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  4. Exquisite, you look sooo beautiful!!! I so wish I could make Dolce Vita work for me. I shall definitely get that Ecstasy blush now though!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bella! I think Ecstasy would look lovely on you :)

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  5. Wow - that is a stunning look on you! Great tip to use Bronzed Garnet as a base, I will definitely give that a try :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Bronzed Garnet under the Dolce Vita is perfection :)

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous.

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  7. This look is so, SO you (I think)! Everything about it just sits so lovely on your face. I was going to say I love the eyes the most, but then I love your lips and... and... yeah basically it's all awesome. LOVE!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was so happy with how well these coppery shades worked on my complexion- and yes, it did feel very 'me' :)

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  8. That make up looks stunning on you, love the color <3

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  9. That is a super sultry look on you! I've been contemplating CT products since your posts started, and I don't know which ones to pick!

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    1. Thanks so much! I think the Dolce Vita palette is a great place to start :)

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  10. yea you know how much i love this on you LOL

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  11. yea you know how much i love this on you LOL

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  12. Hey Jen, wow what a glamorous look! I really love it on you! I saw that you got a couple of Eyes to Mesmerize cream shadows as well, and I'd like to hear what you think. I am giving up on Mona Lisa here. Unfortunately, this particular formula does not hold up too well on my oily lids :(

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    1. I've used Marie Antoinette a few times now and I really like it! The creasing is very, very minimal and the finish is lovely! Thanks, Sunny :)

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  13. I absolutely loooove this look! One of my favorites that you've created! The entire looks is screaming greek goddess to me! Love!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! I did feel very Mediterranean :)

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  14. You're right, it doesn't wash you out at all. You look so radiant!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca! I was really happy about how flattering these tones were :)

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  15. I love love love that eyeshadow - it looks absolutely perfect on you!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  16. The make-up is beautiful! Well done dear!

    XX

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  17. Awesome! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  18. Beautiful, clean and fresh makeup! I like it so much!!

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  19. I think this is my favourite look you've ever done!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I was really happy with how it turned out- Dolce Vita is as good as I hoped :)

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  20. This is my FAVOURITE look. I know you usually rock some very bold pink lips and whatnot (and you always look gorgeous in pink), but you look super stunning in warmer hues too. Plus, I love that warm smoky eye. Flawless.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I don't mind taking a break from my typical bright lips if it means wearing eye shadows as pretty as the Dolce Vita :)

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  21. Beautiful makeup and you look amazing

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  22. You look gorgeous in this! Very stunning-I've got to try it.

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  23. You look gorgeous in this! Very stunning-I've got to try it.

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  24. what a stunning look! you look so great! i love it, particularly the shimmery eye makeup! I will have to check out charlotte tilbury makeup! thanks for sharing and covering an entire week of her line! xo
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. You should definitely check it out! Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed all the CT features :)

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  25. I love this look on you! There are so many Charlotte Tilbury things I wan to try. A blush and eyeshadow palette are on the top of my list. I just have to decide which ones!

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  26. This looks stunning Jen. I love the way you did the eyeliner with this look! Soooo pretty!

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