So the minute you see “Charlotte Tilbury” you may be thinking of the price tag associated with her products, but hopefully you also think of the quality of the products. I thought of that too and this is the first of my high – high end purchases that I have made. So is it worth it? What do I think?
First, here the description of the Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($68) from the Charlotte Tilbury website:
This is a secret that silver screen sirens have kept to themselves for years – and once I share it – so will you! With FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW you can slim, sculpt, shorten, trim and highlight your features. It’s amazing what clever shading and highlighting tricks can do to your facial framework – it’s an illusion that I use all the time, particularly for red carpet scrutiny, and my clients can’t get enough of it. Take what you were born with and maximize your assets with FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW!
• The bronzer is the perfect universal blend of pearl and pigment to contour features and mimic a sun-kissed complexion.
• The highlighter is built up from a golden base that flatters any skin tone, and uses Light Flex Technology to capture light and radiate it out for a luminous complexion.
• Colour-rich pigments are rolled into elastomer pearls that smooth & buff the skin for excellent blendability & perfect color uniformity.
Another quote describes this pair of products as “fool proof.” I have to admit that I often fall for these types of descriptions – beauty in a quick and easy step that cannot be messed up! Now the question hangs in the air – is it fool proof? Does it look as good as stated above? Will I be sad about having spend this type of money on it?
First of all, it is lovely! The packaging is gorgeous and feels very fancy. It does not stop there either. When you open the duo, you are treated to a beautiful pairing of colors! Upon review, however, you may wonder if the colors will even work of you as they seem so light – granted I purchased the Light to Medium duo. As you can see in the swatches below, the bronzer barely shows up at all on my arm, although my arm is quite a bit darker than my face. The consistency of the powders are amazing – so soft and blendable! They just glide on the skin! No, they actually melt into your skin! I can see how they say they are foolproof because they are definitely not harsh colors!
So do they pack the punch that you would expect from a high-high end product? For me, yes they do because I really wanted an every day bronzer and highlighter that I can use and not have to think too much about in its application. In other words, I wanted fool proof, and I got it! This duo will definitely make it to my everyday makeup routine! The bronzer is a soft color that does not produce harsh lines (on my skin) but seems to just become one with my skin. The highlighter, on the other hand, glows but without harsh sparkles. Definitely not a “I can see you” highlighter but a more subtle but definitely there highlighter. As you can see, this is a no-brainer duo. You could almost use this in your sleep and not look odd or out of place, but I would not suggest applying any makeup product in your sleep!
Here are my ratings for it:
Of course, price is a big piece of this “should I buy” decision! I feel it is worth it as there are two products in one, and they are amazing products! However, you may choose to skip this product if: 1) you are on tight budge; 2) you want a bigger impact from your bronzer and highlighter; or 3) your skin tone is well outside the range of mine or of the one that would work for the medium to dark version.
By the way, I have heard that the Charlotte Tilbury blushes are amazing…
So…let me know what you think! Here is a video review and demo of the pair. I hope you like it and find it informative!