Charlotte Tilbury‘s launch in Canada has created a whole new list of products that I really want, and that are now finally accessible. On the top of that list is Filmstar Bronze & Glow, which I quickly acquired on the first day of their e-commerce launch. This purchasing decision was quickly influenced by a free shipping promotion, as well as a free gift with purchase (mini Magic Cream) for the first 150 customers.
Even though it’s touted as a bronzer and highlighter, I actually use it as a contour and highlighter (like most people). The sculpt (i.e. bronzer) colour is a beautiful warm medium brown with a smooth, satin finish. It’s not too orange, and it’s not too grey; it’s just perfect to use as a contour on my Asian skintone. I prefer using a neutral to warm contour because I find the cooler contours almost too editorial-like, which is great for when you want that big contrast in photos, but might look a bit deathly in person. Even though most people say ideally you want a matte contour, but the satin finish of the sculpt shade still works beautifully on the skin to create that subtle contour, without sacrificing the skin’s natural luminosity, especially in the summertime when you want that natural-looking glow.
The highlighter shade is a shimmery warm champagne that doesn’t have noticeable shimmer or glitter particles on the cheeks, just a beautiful warm glow that looks incredible all year round, especially in the summer. The highlight also looks great in photos, helping to blur out any imperfections and create a more flawless look.
The texture of Filmstar Bronze & Glow is smooth, very finely milled, and just pigmented enough so that you can control where you apply the colour, but not too pigmented in that you will easily overdo it. I apply this with a small tapered face brush (currently loving the Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush), which will help deposit the colour precisely where I want it, and also blend it out so that it looks natural on my face.
In summary, you need this because:
- Super natural looking contour
- Contour colour is great on Asian skintones that’s a bit warmer, but not orange (and not too cool either).
- Amazing glow that just looks like your skin is lit from within
- Highlight colour blends in really nicely with the skin, with no visible shimmer particles
Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow to contour and highlight, with Charlotte Tilbury Swish & Pop Blush in Sex on Fire on cheeks. On eyes, wearing Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Amber Haze on lids and Full Fat Lashes Mascara on lashes, and Paul & Joe Liquid Liner to line.