Tuesday 2 January 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my post on Boxing Day (26th December) announcing the launch of a brand new Charlotte Tilbury product, the Brightening Youth Glow £38.50 it's official launch date was January 4th 2018 but it was being sold on counters from Boxing Day and has launched on the website already, so the launch date must have been brought forward.

Anyway, launch dates aside, I have been trying out the Brightening Youth Glow for the last few weeks and today I am going to let you know my thoughts on it.

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

The packaging of the Brightening Youth Glow is the same as the Light Wonder foundation and the Wonder Glow face primer, the outer box is the usual nude pink with rose gold writing and the CT logo and inside the tube is the same with the product being white, it contains 40ml of product and is £38.50.

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

What Charlotte Tilbury Say About The Brightening Youth Glow 

Darlings, this is a breakthrough in skin-brightening & colour-correcting! My Brightening Youth Glow has all the anti-redness & anti-ageing ingredients to even out your skin tone & blur away blemishes. The most universal skincare wish from women is to have brighter, more radiant skin; this brightening skin potion has pearlescent pigment super powers to give you a gorgeous glow of clarity every day!
• 100% saw an improvement in their skin’s luminosity*.
• 100% agree pores and blemishes are instantly blurred*.
• 100% see a visible improvement in skin discoloration and age spots*.
• Watercress extract brightens your skin by actively blocking melanin production.
• Vitamin B3 evens out skin tone, and brightens complexion by helping to reduce pigmentation.
• Olive Extract plumps and moisturises for supple, more elastic skin.
• Chlorella is a green algae extract that stimulates even pigment distribution across the skin to even out skin tone.
• Pearlescent pigments bounce the light to more flattering angles of the face, helping to soften & blur under eye circles & naso-labial lines. 
• Ideal for colour-correcting skin as part of your skincare routine.
*30 women tested after 4-week use
My Thoughts

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

The instructions on the back of the tube are to apply on it's own or on top of Charlotte's famous Magic Cream. I have one of the luxury sample sizes of the Magic Cream which I have been trying out with some other Charlotte Tilbury skincare so I have been able to use the Youth Glow both on it's own and on top of the Magic Cream and with other moisturisers to test it thoroughly. 

I have very dry and dehydrated skin and while I have been trying out the Youth Glow it has been extremely dry and in particular my forehead is very dry and my pores are quite visible on my nose and chin. 

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

I like that the tube has a long thin nozzle which makes squeezing the product out easy, and I won't be worried about applying too much, I really like the packaging, there is something about Charlotte Tilbury packaging that feels and looks luxurious and very pretty on the vanity. 

The Brightening Youth Glow is white in colour with a pearlescence to it, it has a rose scent to it but it is quite subtle and not over powering at all. The Youth Glow rubs into my skin well and sinks in nicely, as you would expect, it sinks in much faster without using the Magic Cream first and for me it is best if I use it on top of my Magic Cream when my skin is very dry or I want to apply my foundation over the top. 

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

The name of the primer I would say is accurate, it is brightening and gives a glow as you can tell from the swatches. It isn't quite as glowy on the skin as Wonder Glow but it does give a nice subtle glow. The Youth Glow does give me a slight paleness to my skin and I do wonder how it will wear on darker skin tones as it does give me that very slight paleness, so that is something to consider if you have a darker skin tone. 

I have worn the Brightening Youth Glow alone and as a primer before makeup, when I wear it alone my skin looks nice and has a radiance to it, it is ideal for just popping on with some mascara and a lip balm if you don't want to wear makeup. My skin looks nice, it feels soft and has a nice glow but nothing too much, it gives a nice radiance to my skin and my skin looks and feels smooth too. I feel my skin looks best when I wear the Magic Cream underneath or other moisturiser, my skin is extremely dry though especially in winter, but during the summer months I feel I could wear this alone instead of my usual moisturiser.   

When using the Youth Glow as a primer, I wear the Magic Cream underneath, this is something I would do regardless of any primer I use as my skin is so dry, I couldn't ever get away without using a moisturiser before my primer. 

My skin looks nice and bright and glowing when I wear the Youth Glow over the Magic Cream, and my foundation applies really well over the top and stays in place all day, I pay particular attention to my nose and chin areas where my pores are visible and my foundation doesn't sink into the pores with the Youth Glow underneath.

Overall Thoughts

I have really enjoyed trying the Brightening Youth Glow over the last few weeks and my skin definitely looks and feels better when I use it. In summer I think it would be a go to to wear without any base and just a touch of concealer and all year round it is lovely under my foundation as a primer and as a " I need a little help to look better" when I'm not wearing any makeup at all and need to go to an appointment or something so need a bit of something, and the Youth Glow just gives me that touch of something to make my skin look better, brighter and more luminous. 

I think this would be good for all skin types but if like me you are extremely dry, you will need to wear the Magic Cream or other moisturiser underneath. I have worn different brands of moisturiser under it to see how it wore and it is fine, it does work really well with the Magic Cream but for me that is a brilliant moisturiser anyway, it is rich and hydrating for me very very dry skin. 

The Brightening Youth Glow isn't hydrating enough for me to wear alone at the moment as my skin is just too dry but in the summer it will be fine, it gives my skin a lovely luminous look to it and brightens it beautifully, it looks lovely applied under the eyes to brighten the under eye area and I like to pop it on my nose and chin where my pores are visible as it blurs them nicely. 

I don't have age spots and at the moment my skin is so dry I don't have blemishes but I do think my pores look nicely blurred and especially when worn under makeup. I love how radiant my skin looks and how I can pop some on over my Magic Cream with some mascara and still look alive and not like I've been dug up, which is how I look most of the time. I haven't noticed any colour correction when using it though, my skin is quite red and it doesn't correct the redness. 

Is this a product I must have and couldn't live without? I wouldn't say so, no, but if you like a radiant look and something you can just pop on over your moisturiser to even everything out and look brighter and better and use it as a primer under makeup too, then maybe get a sample and give this a try. It isn't something I would rush out and purchase once it has run out and I won't be buying it but it is a nice product and if you're a Charlotte Tilbury fan then you might want to add this to your collection. It's a nice product and my skin looks better when I use it on makeup free days but I don't need it, it is nice to have in my collection and something I will use from time to time but not something I would buy a back up of in case I ran out or purchase when it does run out.

If you want to try before you buy, Charlotte Tilbury counters are brilliant for giving samples and allowing you to try products so I would 100% give this a try if it sounds like something you will like but you're not sure. 

But if you are sure and you do want to buy it, it is available on the Charlotte Tilbury website priced at £38.50 40ml. 

Have you picked this up or tried it? Do you think it is something you would like? And are you a fan of Charlotte Tilbury? Let me know in the comments below. 

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