So, in the name of the blog, I decided to open my Charlotte Tilbury Book of Makeup Magic Advent calendar early. This is totally for your benefit of course… 🙂 so you can see exactly what you’d be getting should you wish to purchase.
I’ve had The Book of Makeup Magic for a good few weeks now, and I must admit I did initially experience a bit of buyers remorse. I mean £150 for an advent calendar really is crazy money. So I stuffed it away in a drawer, partly so stop my feelings of guilt and partly to stop me peeking in the boxes.
I’m SO glad I’ve opened it up though, I feel much better about my purchase now – the contents are AMAZING.
Ok so the ‘book’ opens up to reveal 12 glossy burgundy boxes. I initially thought these were drawers, but nope, they’re different sized boxes stacked upon one another.
Each box also has the Charlotte Tilbury logo embossed in gold one one side, and the contents printed on the back.
So here are the goods! Eleven mini CT makeup and skincare products, as well as one full sized Matte Revolution lipstick. Now if you want to be pedantic, you could work it out that the lipstick is worth £23, and the mini lipstick is worth £9.66, leaving £117.34 for the rest of the products, making them £11.73 each excluding packaging.
Now if I was buying these individually, would I pay £11+ per mini product? No I probably wouldn’t to be honest. But collectively as a set, it’s such a special thing to have – wether you treat yourself or manage to get someone to buy you one, I do actually think it’s worth it.
Anyway, this is exactly what’s included –
- Goddess Skin Clay Mask, 15ml.
- Charlotte’s Magic Cream, 15ml.
- Wonderglow, 15ml.
- Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow mini in On the Prowl.
- Rock ‘N’ Kohl mini eyeliner in Supernova.
- Lip Magic Balm, 5ml.
- Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink.
- Matte Revolution Lipstick (full size) in Red Carpet Red.
- Super Model Body, 15ml.
- Take it all off Genius Eye Makeup Remover, 30ml.
- Multi Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm, 15ml.
- Magic Night Cream, 15ml.
The full sized Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red is just beautiful. I think I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this over the Christmas period!
Some of the products I’m most excited about trying though are the Rock ‘N’ Kohl mini eyeliner in Supernova, just because I’m a bit of an eyeliner fanatic, and it looks like such a gorgeous deep sparkly purple colour. The Lip Magic Balm because I suffer with dry lips and I’ve heard this is fantastic, and the brand new not yet released Magic Night Cream. This won’t be available to buy until January, so those that pick up the advent calendar will be some of the first to get their hands on it.
I know it was a lot of money, but overall I’m really glad that I bought this advent calendar, I can’t wait to try the products each day! I might do two mini roundups, one half way through and one at the end to let you know my thoughts on each of the products 🙂
So what do you think? Was this a good purchase? I”d love to hear your thoughts.
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx