I know that spring doesn't officially arrive in the UK until next month, but there's something about February that always has me desperate to shrug off my cosy knitwear and rich moisturisers and embrace a lighter approach to layering. When it comes to beauty, in particular, that means a shift towards sheer, featherweight formulations that will deliver some much-needed luminosity to my tired winter skin. So when I heard that Charlotte Tilbury, the queen of glow herself, was launching two new radiance-boosting products, I couldn't wait to try them.
I'll admit that I've already tried basically everything that Charlotte Tilbury has to offer—yes, I'm a huge fan—so I was already confident that these products would deliver just what I needed for the season ahead. However, it's fair to say that they've become instant staples in my beauty bag along with another cult Charlotte Tilbury product from the archives. Trust me—if you're looking for the kind of sheeny complexion that could rival J.Lo, then this three-product formula is all you'll need.
Ahead, keep scrolling to discover my new favourite Charlotte Tilbury products for spring…
#1 Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial
The first step comes courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury's brand-new skincare product that launched yesterday. Described as a "miracle facial in a tube," this is a potent acid-based exfoliator—but unlike any that I've tried before.
"People were always asking me for ‘Charlotte’s perfect skin finish’ and how to get the appearance of that refined, polished, and flawless-looking gleam," explains Tilbury. "But as a makeup artist for over 27 years, I have never been satisfied with the exfoliating treatments on the market. Outside of a dermatologist’s clinic, formulas can be harsh, sensitising, drying, and rough and can cause redness and breakouts."
Using a combination of glycolic, salicylic, and bio agave acids along with Tilbury's exclusive Exfoliactive complex—a cactus extract that reduces the appearance of wrinkles—the Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial (£52), definitely offers up visible results, but it feels so gentle to use. It gets to work in just 20 minutes, and I was immediately impressed with the results. My skin was left baby soft, bright, and with a more even skin tone, but there was no hint of irritation. Basically, my skin just looks a whole lot healthier whenever I use this.
#2 Hollywood Flawless Filter
Next up is a Charlotte Tilbury best seller that I return to time and again, especially in spring when I often use it in place of my usual foundation for a lighter, glowier finish. Hollywood Flawless Filter (£34) is a multipurpose product that's part highlighter, part primer, and part skin tint. It has a huge fan base, and once you've used it, it's easy to see why. The moisturising formulation glides over skin and contains finely milled powders and brightening porcelain flower extract to blur over lines and pores and leave skin looking smooth and dewy.
In the photo above, I've really gone to town with it, mixing it in with a tinted moisturiser for an all-over glow and then patting it onto the tops of my cheekbones for extra sheen. Available in 12 shades, it's the one product that I'd recommend everyone add to their makeup bags right now.
#3 Hyaluronic Happikiss
Lastly, I appreciate that a lip balm might not seem like the obvious product to reach for when you're trying to create a glowy complexion, but I've found that making sure my lips look healthy can make an enormous difference to how radiant I look throughout the day. The new Hyaluronic Happikiss (£25) is actually a lipstick/gloss/balm formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and C-peptides to actually care for your lips while you're wearing it.
"Hyaluronic Happikiss acts like a beautifying filter for kissably soft lips, reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines and deeply nourishing lips by up to 91% over four weeks," explains Tilbury. The formula is so lovely to wear and really doesn't compromise on pigment for nourishment like many other hydrating lip colours. I'm wearing the shade Happipetalin the photo above, and I feel instantly brighter whenever I apply it. Tilbury describes how she "studied the psychology of happy lips" when formulating this lipstick, and I have to say that I think she's nailed it.
Shop my go-to Charlotte Tilbury formula for glowy skin this spring:
Available in 10 wearable shades for a juicy pout that completes any dewy-skin look.
Plus, to unlock more tips, tricks and beauty secrets join Charlotte Tilbury's first virtual masterclass on 9th March. Tickets are free and one attendee will also be chosen for a 1-2-1 video call with Charlotte directly after the masterclass! Book your tickets here.