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Why I love Charlotte Tilbury

If there’s one brand that I love and that keeps me coming back time after time it’s Charlotte Tilbury. Not only do I think that Charlotte is an incredibly emotive and outstandingly talented makeup artist, but her eye for the most beautifully flattering tones that just empower women and make them feel completely gorgeous is just stunning.

I fell in love with Charlotte many years ago when I started my career in makeup artistry. I loved her flame-red hair, the way she spoke and the way she made her clients and models feel – amazing! You could just see how much the people around her loved being a part of her world. From her stunning makeovers to her witty interviews, she soon had a firm place in my heart and in my book of inspiration.

Soon after I felt the love for Charlotte, she launched her very own makeup line. Straight away, I was hooked!

Why I love Charlotte Tilbury | Rachael Divers

I’ve experienced many makeup brands over the years – some high end, some bargain, but there is just something about this brand that draws me in again and again. From the exquisite counters in store that feel like coming home, to the gorgeously packaged products, it feels like there’s a lot of love and craftsmanship that’s been put into these oh-so charming formulas.

Feeling unwell with a terrible bad chest and cold, I took to online shopping to cheer myself up. The store I hotfooted (or hot-clicked it, more like) to? Charlotte Tilbury, of course! I’d heard the hype about Charlotte’s new Genius Magic Powder and thought it would be just the right thing to add to my collection. I wear loose powder pretty much every single day, so I knew I’d get lots of wear out of it. Hearing the words ‘feels like silk on my skin’ and ‘blurring and perfecting’, it took all of 30 seconds to pick my shade (Fair) and add it to my basket.

Idling across the website not wanting to leave just yet, it suddenly dawned on me that I could do with a new lipstick too. Because my huge MAC collection is feeling a little lonely. Ahem. Anyway, my CT Penelope Pink is almost completely used up, and if you’ve experienced a Tilbury treat, then you’ll know there’s nothing nicer than pulling out one of her glistening golden lipstick tubes for on-the-go retouching. It feels like a luxurious experience that requires time and attention to drink it all in.

My favourite look from Charlotte and the products needed to create it – the Dolce Vita! How stunning is this? The kit is on my wish list! | Why I love Charlotte Tilbury | Rachael Divers

After a quick deliberation, I opted for the infamous Pillow Talk in the Matte Revolution finish – a dreamy nude pink perfect for daytime or evening alike. I also added two sample lipsticks to my bag, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range Bitch Perfect (a beautiful muted coral) and in the Matte Revolution Range, I opted for Very Victoria (a taupe, nude matte).

My purchases arrived today in true Tilbury style – encased in their very own box filled with luxurious deep purple tissue paper with the CT signature sealing them inside safe and sound. I love that a manila envelope holds the details of the order – such a classy way to present a shipping receipt.

I’ve had the pleasure of owning a few pieces from Charlotte, the majority of them came from her Book of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar that I got in 2017. There are certainly some products that I much favour over others, but I love the experience of learning about these products as I go and discovering new Holy Grails to treasure along the way.

My beautiful new goodies | Why I love Charlotte Tilbury | Rachael Divers

I have yet to try my new purchases as I’m waiting until I am feeling better so I can fully enjoy the experience. Until then, my new additions will have pride of place on my dressing table right beside the beautiful pink roses and white carnations that my mum bought me to make me smile.

Next on the horizon? The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, of course!

© Rachael Divers 2018.

James cuthbert - August 26, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Hi how much do u charge to do zombie make up

Rachael Divers - August 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm

Hi James!

Prices vary depending on the look and the products used/time needed to apply. Please find my Halloween and SFX page here with the full info: http://www.rachaeldivers.com/halloween/sfx

If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find my PDF brochure which details each look and cost.

Rachael xo

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Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup

Introducing the Zombie Bride! Jilted at the aisle by her star crossed lover, the zombie bride has haunted the churchyard for over 1000 years, exacting her revenge on anybody that dare cross her path. Our Miss Havisham of the underworld with an added streak of malice…

Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers | Halloween makeup in Barnsley

As soon as the weather starts to turn and there’s a faint sniff of autumn in the air, my mind turns to Halloween! I’d been planning on adding a zombie bride to my Halloween character collection since last year, so I went ahead ahead and bought in all the kit that I needed to create my new monster!

Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers | Halloween makeup in Barnsley

I usually model the looks myself, but this time, I enlisted the beautiful Fern to come along and model the look for me. It was the first time I’d met Fern – she’d applied to my Facebook casting call, and I was so glad to have chosen her. She was the perfect model!

Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers | Halloween makeup in Barnsley

After the makeup application, Fern to the set in the Divers Photography studio for her gory photo shoot! You can see the images below.

Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers | Halloween makeup in Barnsley

I absolutely loved creating this character – it was great to get back to gory, SFX work once again ahead of the spooking season!

Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers | Halloween makeup in Barnsley

If you’d like to book with me for your Halloween 2018 makeup application, please do contact me now. Several appointments have already been taken and there is very limited availability.

Zombie Bride Halloween Makeup | Rachael Divers | Halloween makeup in Barnsley

For more information about my Halloween/SFX Makeovers, please click here.

I will be working from my Look Book again this year which you can find by clicking here. 

© Rachael Divers 2018.

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August 2018 Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing

Welcome to the August 2018 Lookfantastic Beauty Box unboxing my little beauties!

This month’s box is a beautifully striking blue and gold combination and is home to some beautiful, premium products.

I was particularly happy to see one certain product from Molton Brown inside the box this month. This particular product has been a firm favourite of mine since my auntie kindly bought me it as part of a gift set a few christmases ago. It’s an absolutely gorgeous bath time edition to the box and one that I couldn’t wait to get in to!

I hope that you enjoy my unboxing video below – let me know what you think of the August box in the comments!

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Lookfantastic Beauty Box
Nails Inc INCredible Glazin Over Lipgloss
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion
Mio Boob Tube + Multi Action Bust Firmer
Blink Brow Bar Mini Brow Build in Indian Chocolate
Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gel in Pink Pepperpod 
Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash*

* Unfortunately I lost the footage of the Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash which I’m gutted about! I only realised in the editing process. The face wash is a beautifully natural face wash that is so gentle and soothing on the skin, It helps to remove all traces of makeup and leaves skin feeling soft, soothed and oh-so smooth! It’s a beautiful product and a wonderful one to try if you love natural skincare.

© Rachael Divers 2018,

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