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Charlotte Tilbury | Filmstar Bronze & Glow

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filmstar bronze and glow CT Filmstar bronze and glow bronze and glow1 Charlotte tilbury filmstarA couple days ago whilst getting ready I went onto YouTube and switched my usual Lisa Eldridge video choice to Charlotte Tilbury, in specific the Amal Clooney wedding day makeup look and the Filmstar Bronze and Glow made an appearance – it looked so beautiful on the model, at this point I remembered I actually own this! But I’ve never actually used it, so I pulled it out my MUJI acrylic draws and took my Charlotte Tilbury Sculpt and Powder brush and began to apply. Charlotte Tilbury is one of the few women that I admire, from her product line it’s evident that she’s trying to aim towards the ‘everyday working women’ and pursues to make women feel glamorous and make it really easy a lot of her make-up products are simple yet effective and easy to apply.

Now when Charlotte Tilbury talks about this product she says that it’s contouring made easy – for me I definitely found this to be more of a bronzer than a contour. In some parts of her video she would refer to the Filmstar Bronze & Glow as a bronzer and contour in other parts. To me contour is a completely different type of art than a bronzer. Contour is an art of creating shadows on the face to help create definition – for which you should usually use a cool toned neutral shade, I found taupe coloured eyeshadows best for this. Bronzer on the other hand is more of a ‘glow’ giver, something to warm up the skin to make it look like you’ve had a few hours at the beach and caught some well-needed sun. How can both concepts be embedded in the same product? For me the sculpt powder is definitely a bronzer as opposed to a contour shade but a lovely one at that. It is so finely milled, really buildable and I really enjoyed using it. The highlighter shade is my favourite out of the two. I love a good bit of a healthy golden glow and again this is really finely milled, feels really creamy but is a powder. A few people said the highlighter wasn’t day appropriate for them but I’ve worn this to work and it’s beautiful, doesn’t come across as being overly ‘golden’ for £49 it is on the pricey side but you’re getting two products so it’s slightly justified, right? 

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Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

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Seriously, the foundation angels must be smiling down on me because every foundation I have tried in the past year have been nothing but amazing. Today I bring you Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation. It’s awesome and that is all. This (along with 10 other products) was on the top of my to get list. Pay day arrived and I got the tube at 6pm on a Friday evening down to Bond Street, during rush hour, what the hell was I thinking? Made my way swiftly to Selfridges and headed towards the Charlotte Tilbury counter and can I just add as a side note that normally beauty counters in Selfridges (not that counter itself, more so the staff) can be really uncomfortable however the ladies at CT are so nice! Either that, or I was just to in awe with the products that nothing phased me. I was colour matched to no.8 a medium olive tone – it’s a perfect skin match, which I was actually pleasantly surprised, I imagined the foundations to be more pink toned but there is a nice balance of yellow & pink tone foundations. I applied it when filming my favourites video which is up today- subscribe here so you don’t miss out. The formula is so light-weight that it didn’t even feel like I was wearing anything at all but it still manages to give me a beautiful medium coverage. I used the Wayne Goss brush in no.1 to apply which is one of my favourite foundation brushes, the angle and the small head allows me to get into the corners of the nose and it helps to buff in the foundation seamlessly. It’s very rare that I wear a foundation and my husband compliments me – and he even said my skin looked great! You’re left with ‘lit within glow’ so perfect for the winter weather! There’s SPF15 but I didn’t get a flashback when taking photos but I am yet to test it still. I wore this for about 5 hours and it pretty much stayed put. I definitely see the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation creeping up to be my most loved one! There’s a selfie just to show what the foundation looks like – it’s love. 

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