A 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?