Last summer, Charlotte Tilbury products finally arrived here in Vancouver, BC. I had always seen amazing things about these products from you fellow bloggers, so I knew I had to try her line! Today I’m reviewing my first Charlotte Tilbury product- the Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara. Normally if I were to blow money on a mascara, I’d make sure I tried a sample size first to make sure it was good. I didn’t get a sample size so I had no idea what to expect from this.
I picked this up at Nordstrom for a whopping $34CAD when they had their “buy 2 get 1 free” mascara event. Charlotte Tilbury is a renowned makeup artist who’s line is super successful in the UK. Her line is definitely luxury, with eyeshadow quads priced at $64CAD, lipstick for $38CAD and her famous Magic Cream for $100CAD. The packaging on all of her products is so chic and definitely matches the prices. This mascara is supposedly an all-in-one product offering curl, separation, length, volume and drama.
-Gives a nice wide eyed look
-Lashes feel soft to touch, not hard or stiff
-Doesn’t add that much volume
-Must be applied with 3-4 coats to be effective
I’m honestly disappointed with this mascara. It’s not the worst I’ve tried, but for $34, applying my mascara shouldn’t take half an hour! This gives a very natural, seperately lash look and is weak in the volume and length department. It really doesn’t do anything until you get to the 3-4 coats mark, and who has time for that?
For the price, this mascara is not worth it and I’ve tried much better alternatives from the drugstore (hello L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes). If you want to get a high end mascara that works, get the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara. That shit is epic.