I have to admit. I have a huge, huge obsession with Charlotte Tilbury and it’s actually thanks to quite a few of Life Unexpected’s readers. A few months ago I shared on social media how my skin is always dry and is starting to look a little bit haggard. I also confessed that my skin care regime was non existent. Mostly because when it came to products, I literally had no idea where to start.

When I asked what other people used, the amount of recommendations I had for Charlotte Tilbury were incredible. But, for someone who doesn’t tend to invest in products, I have to admit, I initially gulped at the price tag of this luxury beauty brand. Not because it’s way too expensive to justify, but for someone who hadn’t even invested in a £5 moisturiser before, I was a little worried about the commitment to a £70 one.

But, I listened to my audience. I closed my eyes and handed over my card. I actually came home with a few of Charlotte Tilbury’s skincare products and I’m not even being dramatic when I say that my skin has been revolutionised. Charlotte Tilbury has worked absolute miracles on my skin. In fact, even my fiancee and friends keeps commenting on how much my skin is glowing and how soft it is to touch.

I was so ecstatic when a couple of weeks ago Charlotte Tilbury asked if I could review their ‘Beauty Icons’ Gift Set. I’ve heard from so many people that this is THE ‘ultimate’ must have for women and I actually squealed when it arrived.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Icons

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

The Charlotte Tilbury ‘Beauty Icons’ Gift Set, is the ideal set for any Charlotte Tilbury fan or for anyone wanting to try Charlotte Tilbury for the first time (honestly, you won’t regret it).

The Beauty Icons gift set features 5 of Charlotte Tilbury’s most loved ‘bestselling’ products – Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink, Full Fat Lashes Mascara, Charlotte’s Magic Cream Moisturiser and her Wonderglow Face Primer.

Four of the products come in miniature and one in its regular size. I’ve been using this set for myself for the last week and my favourite products so far are the Wonderglow primer (my skin literally looks like it’s glowing), the miracle ‘Magic Cream’ moisturiser (goodbye dry winter skin) and ‘Full Fat Lashes’ mascara.

My favourite thing about this gift set, is that even if you eventually invest in the regular sized products, these mini’s are great for travelling or for taking with you in your handbag.

Mini Charlotte’s Magic Cream Moisturiser

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

The first item in the ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ is this mini version of Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream. This is the main product that is fully responsible for my skin makeover. I actually also have it in it’s large regular size. It’s the item that made me fall so deeply in love with this brand and it contains more magic than Harry Potter’s wand. It’s officially my new ‘must use daily’ product and my skin would now be lost without it. 

Magic Cream is one of Charlotte’s most talked about products. It is highly adored and recommended by so many models and celebrities. It has been designed to lift and hydrate dull and tired skin nad I can vouch for the fact that Charlotte’s Magic Cream, is literally ‘magic’.

The cream is quite thick, but once massaged into your skin, it feels instantly soft and looks flawless. Even my fiancee has commented on how different my skin looks and feels since I’ve started using this cream. It has made me look a little more youthful and does wonders for those dry patches I seem to get under my eyes.

Mini Wonder Glow Face Primer

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

A few months ago, I noticed a friend of mines skin was absolutely glowing. She looked fresh faced, had the most minimal make up on and her skin looked incredible. I asked her what her secret was and she just said four words…’Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow Primer‘. I’ve been umming and ahhing ever since about buying ‘Wonderglow’ for myself. After investing in a large ‘Magic Cream’ and it working wonders, I always knew that this was going to be the next item on my ‘to buy/to try’ list. I was so chuffed that it was in the ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ and have to say it is amazing!

If you have one staple ‘go to’ make-up product, you need to make it this. It can be worn before foundation or after, and it’s slightly tinted colour leaves your skin with a gorgeous, subtle bronze glow. I’ve been using this primer on no make-up days and the comments I’ve been getting are so lovely. On make-up days this primer is great to use under foundation and the combination creates a beautiful dewy glow and a flawless base. My fiancee has even commented that my face looks ‘radiant’ with this primer on.

Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick In Penelope Pink

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

Next up in the ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ is this K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink. This mini lipstick comes in the most gorgeous nude shade. Nude lipsticks tend to wash me out (my skin is so pale and pasty), but this one seems to really compliment my skin tone. It’s subtle pink tones makes your lips look full, natural and classy. If you, like me, always tend to get dry lips in the winter months, this lipstick is also very hydrating. It makes your lips look really glossy and they feel moisturised at the same time.

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

The pink tint is perfect for more ‘natural’ looks, and is great for everyday wear. If nude isn’t your thing though, there are also a whole range of other lipstick colour options to choose from on CT’s website. There are some seriously gorgeous vibrant reds and pinks that all come in this creamy formula and elegant packaging.

Lip Cheat Lip Liner In Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

The Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk is the only large, regular sized item in this ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ and I am so grateful that I’ve gotten to try it out. I have heard amazing things about this lip liner. It is a very coveted lip liner in the beauty world and after trying it I can see why.

This lip liner is so gorgeous. ‘Pillow Talk’ seems to pair easily with so many different lipstick colours and the natural, pinky nude colour is such a subtle, beautiful shade. It should be a staple in every girl’s make-up collection and will define your lips perfectly every time. As Charlotte Tilbury says; with her lip liner you can ‘lip cheat’ your way to perfect lips and we fully agree!

Mini Full Fat Lashes Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

The final item in the ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ is Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Full Fat Lashes’ Mascara. I love that this set has such a variety of items in it. This mascara comes in a mini sample, and I have to say that it is one of my favourite items in the box! I have the teeniest, littlest, stubbiest eye lashes and always struggle to find a good mascara.

I always need to layer and build my mascara so that it looks like I actually have lashes. But, I find that most mascaras end up clumping when I do this. The ‘Full Fat Lashes’ mascara is so dreamy! It adds length and volume to your lashes, without the need to layer and is thick enough to be seen, but not too overpowering that you can’t wear it every day. One to repurchase in full size? Definitely. I am 100% replacing my current mascara with this one by CT.

Scent Of A Dream Perfume

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

This is the new ‘Scent Of A Dream’ perfume! This perfume isn’t part of the ‘Beauty Icons’ gift set, but it came complimentary and was such a lovely surprise. I believe this perfume comes free with any order on the Charlotte Tilbury website at the moment. So, if you’re going to order anything, do it quickly! This perfume typically retails between £40-£90 depending on the size you want and it smells so delicious. The bottle is really beautiful too and would look so pretty on your dressing table.

Scent of A Dream is Charlotte Tilbury’s new signature scent. The floral feminine scent, can best be described as joyful, empowering, sexy and fleurotic. Probably the best way to describe the Charlotte Tilbury brand as a whole.

The Ultimate ‘Beauty’ Gift Set?

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Icons

If Charlotte Tilbury hadn’t sent me this ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’, I would have 100% got it anyway. I have a feeling that my fiancee might be surprising me with another one of her sets too. Probably because I literally cannot stop gushing about Charlotte Tilbury to him.

This ‘Beauty Icons Gift Set’ is a must have. I have to admit, I am absolutely obsessed with this box and have used it every day since I received it. After testing out the products, I will say I’m going to be 100% be investing in the larger sized ‘Wonder Glow,’ the larger mascara and some different coloured Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.

The Magic Cream is something I already own in large and if you’re serious about taking care of your skin then it really is an investment you will not regret.

If you fancy a treat for yourself, or you want to invest in some new make-up you cannot go wrong with Charlotte Tilbury ‘Beauty Icons’. Trust me!

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So…which item is your favourite? Are you a Charlotte Tilbury fan or are you yet to try any of her products? Let me know below!

*I was sent these products to review. All opinions are honest and my own!



  1. December 21, 2017 / 9:46 am

    As you I dont invest a lot of money on skin carr but reaching very soon 40 I have to do something about it before it gets too late! Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons gift set seems like a great way to their products. I will send your post to my husband and hopefully I will get the set for my birthday coming up in a few weeks.

  2. December 21, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Oh wow what an incredible gift set with the perfect range of products in! I love the look of the mascara – must check it out in store 🙂

  3. December 21, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    May be I should look into this range. My skin really suffers with the cold winters here and the biting gusty winds. It’s a mess by spring time

  4. December 21, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    What a beautiful set and the products sound amazing. My eyes are really sensitive to make up, I wonder what this brand would be like. I have to get a more expensive brand because of this

  5. December 22, 2017 / 7:24 am

    I am loving the sounds of the wonderglow, I need a new face primer

  6. December 22, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Charlotte Tilbury products are luscious. And they look so beautiful too. A real treat.

  7. December 23, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Oh! I love the packaging. I have yet to try Charlotte Tilbury products. They seem to be of good quality.

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