Back in October, I had the yearly event that is known as my Birthday. It’s normally a small affair in which I start hinting for presents around June time and then give an ‘It’s my birthday’ countdown at least a month before the big day. True story. I love birthdays. This year I was a very lucky girl and received beautiful gifts from my Mom and Sister which were wrapped up in burgundy and rose gold packaging. It could only mean one thing, it was a Charlotte Tilbury birthday. One of my gifts was the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow and I can’t tell you just how much I love it. It’s a lot, by the way.
To me, contouring and highlighting are a staple part of my everyday make up routine. Even if I’m having a minimal makeup day, there will always be a matte brown casting shadows across my face and a hint of shimmer and shine on the planes of my face. Using clever shading you can create the illusion of a more sculpted, slimmer face, whilst adding a highlight will change the shape of your face. I have been a lover of contouring for as long as I can remember and I usually stick to my Anastasia Contour Palette, however the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow has brought something special to the table.
The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow sculpting powder is a great match for my warm skin and when buffed all over, gives a great sun kissed glow. When used for contouring, the bronzer glides on effortlessly and contours seamlessly. The golden champagne coloured highlighter could not be any more perfect for my skin tone. It is reminscent of the Chanel Dentelle Preciouse in colour, which would flatter any skin tone. It leaves my cheeks looking luminous but not over highlighted and doesn’t settle into my pores. The formula of the powders are beautiful. Soft and silky, and very finely milled. Although it is quite pricey at £49, I do believe it is worth the money.
It wouldn’t be a review without drawing attention to the packaging. The cardboard outer is unusual and totally different to the standard boxes that most items come in. It feels luxe and the colours look expensive. I love the story and the instructions on the outer casing and then when you open said casing, it literally draws breath. The sleek, sophisticated slim palette is a nod towards the Old Hollywood Starlets and the 1920s cigarette cases that were de rigour back then. A large mirror inside is always a bonus and the Bronze and Glow looks beautiful on your dressing table.
Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow or any other products from Charlotte Tilbury?