It’s very obvious to my friends and family of just how much I love the whole range of products from my Queen – Charlotte Tilbury. Since the day the Tilbury range was launched into Selfridges, I have been picking up key pieces from the line to add to my collection. Last year, Charlotte brought out the original Filmstar Bronze and Glow which has been helping sculpt and define my face. Imagine my delight when I saw, and screamed at, the limited edition Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection hit the shelves back in July. Whilst I was good, and held off buying the entire lot, I did treat myself to the Miss Kensington Matte Revolution Lipstick and the brand new, Jerry Hall covered, creamy and oh so beautiful Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze and Glow.
The collaboration between Tilbury and Parkinson is one that I can only describe as genius. With Tilburys whole range focusing on creating different looks in minutes using ideals such as The Vintage Vamp and The Rock Chick, the Parkinson inspired collection will be one of the most memorable make up collections that we have seen. Norman Parkinsons eye for light and colour has inspired Tilbury to design such products to recreate the softness of Parkinson’s ultimate muse, his wife Wenda, in the form of Colour of Youth Lip and Cheek Glow and Carmen Dell’Orifices classic highlight in the Dreamy Glow Highlighter. The iconic photograph of Jerry Hall, shot in 1975 in Montego Bay has not only inspired the 1975 Red Matte Revolution Lipstick but the brand new, creamy Filmstar Bronze and Glow.
With the creaminess of the product, I have been applying the Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze and Glow with a foundation brush and blending the darker shade upwards and outwards on the face where the sun would naturally hit. As a contour shade, I have been only applying the Bronze and Glow to the hollows of my cheeks. I personally prefer the bronze shade as bronzer rather than a contour, as the shade suits my skin tone better as a bronzer.
I’m a total highlighter whore and when I was deciding whether or not to buy the Dreamy Glow highlighter, I only thought against it because I prefer the highlighter shade in the Bronze and Glow palette. A delicious creamy champagne with pearlescent shimmer, the highlight works so well on tanned skin for a dewy, sun kissed glow. I mean, just look at how beautiful it is.
Although it is a limited edition, it is still available at Selfridges for £55. It’s not the cheapest palette for a contour and highlight but for any Charlotte Tilbury lover, then it’s definitely one for the collection. I must say that I have been reaching for the powder version more than the cream, but I think that it sheerly because the cream is a limited edition and I don’t want it to run out. That being said, when I have a tan the cream version performs better for a natural, dewy glow rather than the powder, which runs slightly too light on my tanned skin.
I cannot wait to see what limited edition items that Charlotte Tilbury is bringing out for Christmas, and I’ve heard a little rumour that the Bar of Gold is making a reappearance. Spending ban? What spending ban?!