Tuesday, 2 June 2015
[review] Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & GlowCharlotte Tilbury is one of the world's famous make-up artists and have touched faces of famous people such as Kate Winslet (which I am a fan of), Ellie Goulding, and even Kim K. When she finally launched her own line of beauty-stuff, the blogosphere, and the beauty-part-of-the-internet for that matter, went mad.
One of the reasons why I am sooo into these artist-catered or artist-created lines is because they know what we want and they do it well. Having tried multiple products from CT's line, my judgement is that her base products are the best. So, today's I'ma review her famous contouring+highlighting product that everybody raves about.
Firstly, can I just have a moment for the packaging? Not only is the packaging case for the product super chic, but the box that it comes in. *fans self* it's basically packaging porn right there. The golden-renaissance-ish rose-gold packaging looks fab and the box, I don't know how to describe it but it opens in multiple layers. If you have it, you'll know what I'm talking about.
To the product: Both products in the pan feels silky and soft to the touch. When you swirl your brush around, it doesn't just powderfy and go all over into the air so you may save product that way. Speaking of saving product, it is £49 for 16grams. That is a ton of product considering the price if you compare it to its competitor brands, especially since it is so finely-milled.
The Bronze/Contour shade (left) in the palette can be used for both bronzing and contouring as it is a good neutral shade (warm undertones) with a slight greyish hue. It does not contain too much traces of orange or reddish hues that suggests that it is for bronzing, thus this powder is very versatile. Versatile also means dupable, sadly. There are quite a few products out there that is similar to this one. This powder is not matte, it has subtle satin-finish. One more good thing about this shade is it is subtle yet build able. Thus, if you are heavy handed (like me), it is hard to go over the top with this.
These two powders can also be used in multiple ways. For instance I use the highlight shade to highlight the inner conners of my eyes, nose bridge, cupid's bow (upper lip), eyeshadow (both shades), etc.
The brush I use with these two products (together interchangeably or individually) is the Wayne Goss brush 2 and Hakuhodo J5521.
Overall, fantastic palette especially if you want your contouring/bronzing+highlighting products in one portable and thin palette. Also, if you want a fuss-free super easy to use palette. Beauty junkies out there, I would think you'd already have something similar to the shades. If so, then you can probably skip this.
You can purchase the CT Filmstar bronze and glow here for £49.