Tuesday 14 April 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze And Glow - A Review

Hello Lovelies,

Today I have a review of a product which so far has received a lot of hype in the blogging and you tube world, it is the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.

First of all, can we just take a minute to appreciate that packaging. How beautiful is it? Even the box is nice, it has 2 slide off end pieces that reveal a fold out cardboard casing with gold writing on explaining on each side how to use the product. Then inside the cardboard packaging is the most beautiful rose gold metal casing with a kind of pleating effect and the CT logo on the front. 

Inside the beautiful rose gold casing is the most stunning bronze and highlight duo, the bronzer can be used as contour or just as a bronzer and the highlight is obviously used as a highlight. But they are lovely and it pained me to use this for the first time but since I did I've used nothing else. 

To be honest, I've never really been much of a highlight kind of girl, my 2 favourites were MAC soft and gentle and the Nars multiple in copacabana both lovely, 1 cream and 1 powder but I didn't use them on a daily basis. I've been very lucky over the last couple of years to be sent a lot of products including highlighters and bronzers/contouring products but nothing has thrilled me enough to want to use it all the time, and then Simon bought me the filmstar bronze and glow for my birthday and the rest as they say is history! I am in love, completely and utterly in love with this palette, from the beautiful packaging to the products inside and how they perform (I'm getting to that) I love everything about it. 

My Thoughts

Well I think it's fair to say I love this product, as I said Ive never been one for highlight, and bronzer has never really been my thing at all, I have a couple of the MAC sculpting products for contouring but I don't buy a lot of bronzer/contouring and highlighting products they're just not really my thing and I've never really got excited about them, until now that is. I was lucky to receive some Charlotte Tilbury products for Christmas and had seen the products on line a lot but in early January I was out shopping so I decided to take a look on the Charlotte Tilbury counter and see if any other products in the range caught my eye and there were quite a few but the stand out product was the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, as soon as I saw it in the flesh and swatched it, I loved it so when Simon surprised me with it for my birthday in February I was ecstatic. 

The highlight is a gorgeous golden toned highlight and the bronze or sculpt is great for contouring or bronzer it's not too dark or shimmery, I really don't like bronzers with lots of shimmer in them. Both these products are so extremely pigmented it's unreal, I use a teeny tiny amount of both products and the pay off is amazing, I am going to be uploading a get ready with me of the make up I wore to Alicia's 18th party soon and you will see in that video how little of each product I use and how brilliant the pay off is. Both products apply effortlessly, I use a Real Techniques setting brush for the highlight and a tapered face brush from Hakuhodo for the bronzer/sculpt and both products apply beautifully and look lovely too, I have received so many compliments both in "real life" and in comments on my videos and Instagram saying how well I am looking and glowing recently and it is all down to this palette. 

I am wearing the bronze and glow in the above photographs and I am sure you'll agree the highlight is extremely pigmented, and I honestly used the smallest amount but it's given a lovely glow to my cheekbones and brow bone, I am also wearing the sculpt/bronzer just all over my face, I haven't used it to contour in these photographs (silly me!) but like I said I do have a video coming up of me using both products so you will see in much more detail on that video. But they do give a lovely glowing look to the skin and the overall appearance is lovely and for someone who hardly ever wears highlight and rarely uses bronzer for me to use this product all the time says it all.

Overall Thoughts, Worth The Hype & Would I Re Purchase

I think you know my overall thoughts already but in my opinion there is nothing not to love about this product, the packaging is phenomenal and the products are amazing, I haven't been this excited about a make up product in a long time but this really has blown me away, it's stunning and both products are lovely, they're easy to apply and blend out beautifully, they're insanely pigmented and look lovely and you need to use the smallest amount, I really can't think of a negative but if I had to think of one it would be the price of the palette, £49 is a lot of money but I think as a gift or if you have some birthday or Christmas money left over or if you just like buying high end make up it's a wonderful product to own and I one million percent recommend it, if you've been thinking about buying it I would say go for it, it's beautiful and you won't regret it, and it is in my opinion, most definitely worth the hype and I would without a shadow of a doubt, re purchase it. 

If you would like to purchase the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette, you can buy it on line at the Charlotte Tilbury websiteSelfridges or Net-A-Porter for £49. 

Have you tried the bronze and glow palette? Would you like to? Let me know in the comments. 

For lots of other fabulous Charlotte Tilbury reviews, check out my lovely friend Bunny's blog here

Thank you for reading, much love as always, 

Zoe x

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