Hi, my name is Kimberly and I鈥檓 a beauty addict. Whew. Feels good to say it out loud. I have shoeboxes upon shoeboxes of products stashed all over my one-bedroom apartment; I have memberships at Sephora AND Ulta and when my girlfriends have makeup crises, I鈥檓 their beauty Dear Abby. I believe 100 percent in the #PowerofMakeup movement. I love the self-care that鈥檚 practiced when I 鈥減ut on my face.鈥 I love the creativity and trial-and-error process when you鈥檙e attempting to nail a new look. I love all of it.

Although every YouTube guru worth their mascara has a five or 10-minute routine tutorial, I鈥檝e never found mine. Instead, I have that one that takes 45 minutes 鈥 and this is true for any occasion. For 2017, I made it my resolution to shave some valuable time off of my everyday makeup regimen. And when Charlotte Tilbury released her Quick 鈥楴鈥 Easy Daytime Chic聽Makeup Kit ($75), I felt like Char (that鈥檚 just what I like to call her 鈥 we鈥檙e on a first name basis) had me in mind.


I snagged the Natural Glowing kit, which came with a lip-and-cheek stick, cream shadow stick, lipstick, mascara and her signature Wonder Glow Beauty Flash all housed in a cute makeup bag. (There鈥檚 also a Quick 鈥楴鈥 Easy Natural Glowing Kit option.)

The streamlined products are perfect if your skin is #flawless, but unfortunately for me (and the mountainous zit that decided to show up around the time of this experiment), that鈥檚 not the case. Wonder Glow provides minimal coverage, so I supplemented with a couple of products in my arsenal. I used IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness ($32) as a base, Makeup Forever Full Cover ($34) in 10 for concealer and Makeup Forever Lift Concealer ($26) for my under eye. Oh, and a light dusting of NYX HD Finishing Powder ($10).


Once my skin was evened out, I applied Charlotte鈥檚 Colour Chameleon pencil in Amber Haze all over my lid, concentrating it closer to my lash line. Then, using my finger (we鈥檙e going low maintenance here), I smudged it out. I applied two coats of her Legendary Lashes mascara to finish. To be really honest, this might be one of the best mascaras I鈥檝e ever tried. And it鈥檚 buildable too, so my scrawny lashes get a serious boost.


Next, I popped some of her Beach Stick in Moon Beach on my cheeks and rubbed it in. It was really smooth and easy to blend with my fingers. I added just a bit of the Wonder Glow on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose as a highlighter.


I finished with the lipstick shade Very Victoria, and I must say, it鈥檚 very creamy, with a balm-like texture. The rose-nude color is flattering but seemed to fade fairly quickly. Also, while I appreciate Charlotte going with a unique shape for her lip color, I kind of missed the sharp points of the classic lipstick because it鈥檚 easier to draw on quickly.

Lastly, to finish my look, I used Senna Powder Brow Styling Pencil ($22) in Taupe Brown, because I鈥檓 almost positive Charlotte wouldn鈥檛 want me leaving my house with no brows on.


Total time? Seven minutes. Okay, okay. So It鈥檚 not quite five, but hey, it鈥檚 a serious improvement from 45, amirite?


Here鈥檚 another look at my quick handiwork. Also, Charlotte filmed a tutorial for my particular kit. Check that out below.

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