Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
This palette came out in Aug 2013 and if you are a makeup junkie like me, then you would know that Charlotte Tilbury is the crème de la crème of the makeup artist world. So when she launched her own brand I really really really wanted to try this palette. Yes, the price did give me sleepless nights but every penny spent was totally worth it! This palette has 2 compartments. One for highlighting and the other one for contour/bronzing. The packaging is really unconventional. It’s doesn’t come in a regular box like other palettes do. The box has 2 layers. You have to slide the top layer in opposite direction going outwards which reveals the box inside that charmingly unfolds like a present. So top marks for that CT! You guys totally aced the packaging.
Now let’s talk about the stuff inside the box. For me it was love at first sight! The product is set in a rose gold box metal palette. It’s just so beautiful and classy. The product itself was also something I instantly took a liking to. I just LOVED how subtle and natural the contour looked on my skin. I’m of Indian origin so I have a strong yellow undertone. For reference purposes I’m generally a NC35 in Mac and NC40 during summers. On my skin tone this bronzer looked really nice. It’s one of those shades that doesn’t give you an intense contoured look that you would notice straight away. The colour is taupy brown with a purple-ish tinge in it. Some can find that it may look muddy on the skin and honestly I had doubts too when I first saw it but nope, it looks very natural and gives a shadow effect.
Now lets talk about the highlighter part. The highlighter is really pretty. It’s a satin cream colour with fine gold specs that give a beautiful iridescent sheen. The texture is so finely milled that it blends beautifully. It doesn’t leave any harsh lines or streaks. I have always used this palette for special occasions. It truly does make me feel all model-ish and glam minus the long legs! 😀
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronze & glow is available in select departmental stores. (Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in the UK, Nordstrom in the US. Sadly it is not available in India as of now). It sells at $68 in the US and £49 in the UK.
I use the Luxie lush 504 angled brush to apply this bronzer. CT does recommend to use this palette with her signature brush Powder & Sculpt brush for a better contour but of course any angled or a dome shaped brush will do. For those interested, CT Powder & Sculpt brush sells at $49 in the US and £35 in the UK. Although pricey, I must admit that it is one of the brushes that is totally on my wish list! 😉