The second Charlotte Tilbury makeup post in a row? Yes, please!
I’ve been testing a lot of Charlotte Tilbury makeup goodies lately: the MATTE Revolution lipsticks ( Sexy Sienna, Amazing Grace ), the Colour-Coded eyeshadow palettes ( The Sophisticate, The Dolce Vita, The Uptown Girl ), some of the blushes ( First Love and Love Glow ), and a few other items on which I will upload reviews pretty soon. I was beyond pleased with everything I’ve tried this far and I really think that in terms of luxury makeup, the Charlotte Tilbury really lives up to her claims and it’s definitely a good investment!
So it was only normal to get the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight, one of her most hyped products along with the Lip Cheat lip liner in Pillow Talk ( another one I adore and I’ve used every day since I got it! ).
This is a gorgeous product! Inside AND outside!
Just take a look at this beyond amazing packaging! I really am familiar with the iconic rose gold Charlotte Tilbury packaging, but the attention to details on this one is absolutely glorious! Just… No! I’m not saying anything else! Just look at it!…
And when you open it, that’s when the magic starts to work!
The Highlighter is a pale, champagne beige, a soft golden, ethereal colour which will give you the most natural and angelic glow to you face. It blends effortlessly into the most beautiful luminous satin finish.
I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one though! Some said Charlotte Tilbury should’ve released them separately because the highlighter isn’t as great as the bronzer, because it really accentuate pores and imperfections! That never happen to me, not even once!
It’s such a different highlighter from all the highlighting products I have in my makeup collection and one of my most practicals, up there with my all-time favourite Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette. And that’s mainly because of the excellent bronzing powder that accompanies it…
The Sculpt/Bronzer is a light to medium tan, a soft and smooth warm bronzing colour with the most subtle warm undertones and the most beautiful satin finish. It will never turn orange ( my main concern! ) on you no matter how much you apply. The powder is so soft and it blends into your base like a dream.
I’m not the biggest fan of shimmery bronzing products but the soft shimmer particles you see in the pan barely translate on your skin.
I wouldn’t recommend it for those with medium to dark skin though, because I think that it’s simply too light of a colour for such skin types to show on!
Both the Bronzer and the Highlighter come in the same packaging but cleverly divided so that they can be used without making any mess! They work so well together and you can never go wrong with any of it! So I think this would be such an excellent travel companion. In fact, it will definitely come with me in my upcoming Milan trip!
To make everything look even more natural and flawless, they way Charlotte Tilbury said her products were created for, I use her Powder & Sculpt Brush, a tapered brush made of natural goat hairs, encased in a rose gold barrel and night crimson handle. It is not the softest brush you’ll ever try ( if you’d ask me I would have preferred it a tad softer ), but maybe because of that reason its relatively stiff hairs manage to pick up and distribute the right amount of product to serve your needs! It applies and blends your bronzer flawlessly, making the often times tricky contouring game such an easy step in my everyday makeup routine! The tapered tip is somewhat more loose which allows an effortless and uniform blending for both bronzer and highlight!
Bottom line: I absolutely love the Charoltte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow for all the reasons above and I couldn’t recommend it enough!
See you soon, beautiful!
Lots of xx,