Make-up | Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Review

Beauty blogger and make-up artist reviews the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Beauty blogger and make-up artist reviews the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
So if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen I purchased the infamous Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette not so long ago. I must admit, I was initially too scared to even touch the pretty rose gold packaging. I didn’t use it for nearly a fortnight after buying it. Fellow bloggers, you know the golden rule of not touching any make-up until it is photographed…
But of course, I did eventually photograph it,
which meant I could then allow myself to have a play. I had lusted after this
palette for quite some time, especially after seeing the beautiful Megan from
Thumbelina Lillie wearing it in her post here. I had high hopes, very high
hopes
indeed.
So do you want the bad news or the good news
first?
Let’s get the bad news out of the way. As always
this platform is a place of upmost honesty, and my first initial feeling, an
honest feeling, was that of disappointment. I think I had put this palette on
such a high pedestal that it was bound to come crashing down. On my really fair
skin, this was just a touch too orange for me. A product that is promoted as a
great palette for sculpting cheek bones, is actually just a really lovely
bronzer, not one that a fair skinned gal like myself could use to contour. The
bronzer is actually quite shimmery which I found rather strange, considering it
comes with a champagne shimmery highlighter too? I would have preferred it to be more matte.
First impressions and the bad news out the way. I
do have good news. I went on holiday. I got a little bit of colour to my skin. I actually look alive and healthy now. This slight change in my skin
was actually quite a huge transformation in terms of what make-up I could then choose to use. The Tilbury Bronze & Glow, instead of looking silly on my skin as it did
before, actually now looks beautiful. The warmth adds depth without looking
over the top, and the highlighter looks really subtle. My favourite of the two is definitely the highlighter, simply because it is so soft and brightens the face in such a delicate way. The ease of application and lightweight texture of the powder feels great on the skin and of course blends like a dream. 
What I am trying to say is, this palette is
not necessarily for everyone. It will look wonderful on some skin tones,
incredibly flattering actually, but on others it will just be a little bit
bleurgh.
Is it worth the £49 price tag? I’m not so sure. Maybe just for the sheer fabulousness of the packaging you could justify spending this amount. 
Beauty blogger and make-up artist reviews the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Beauty blogger and make-up artist reviews the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow