A proclamation of love for the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review

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

The swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review swatches

The look

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow review review

Soft, romantic birthday look featuring Charlotte Tilbury & Shu Uemura (with some mini reviews)

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation

My birthday was this weekend! To celebrate, the boyfriend took me to one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver to celebrate. I put together a soft romantic look for the occasion, featuring products from Charlotte Tilbury and Shu Uemura.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation

On face:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to prep
  • Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Primer to smooth
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in 2 to cover
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

On eyes:

  • Shu Uemura Shu:Palette in ME Medium Brown 856 on inner corners and 1/3 of eyelid, M Soft Brown 851 on rest of eyelid, M Dark Brown 895 to smoke out the look on the upper and outer lower lashline
  • Paul & Joe Liquid Eye Liner to line the upper lash line
  • Anna Sui Mascara Primer & Top Coat, with one coat Length & Separation Mascara and topped with one coat of Curl & Volume Mascara
  • False lashes from Daiso
  • Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03

On cheeks:

On lips:

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation

Some mini reviews

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is seriously amazing, especially when used with Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Primer and Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation. Magic Cream is very thick and great for dehydrated or dry skin (like mine); it just melts into the skin, and if you give it a minute to soak in, it will give you a plump, smooth canvas to apply makeup on top of. Wonderglow primer works very well with Magic Cream because it is silky in texture, blends in very well, and leaves skin looking glowy and healthy.

Light Wonder foundation in #2 is a good match for my NC25 skintone. Coverage is light to medium, and it’s extremely buildable without ever looking cakey or feeling heavy. It doesn’t really do a good job at covering imperfections or spots, you’d definitely need a separate concealer for that, and it’s just okay in covering redness (I built it up around my cheek area where I’m the most red). The texture of Light Wonder is where the magic lies, so if you have relatively good skin (not much redness or spots), then this foundation would be good for you. Compared to other foundations I’ve used, this one is more like a BB cream than a true foundation, but the light, watery texture is just really great for those hot summer months.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect is the perfect pink nude for my skintone. It works amazingly with Pillowtalk lip liner in that they just complement each other so well. Texture, again, is very creamy with great coverage in just one swipe. I absolutely love Charlotte’s lipstick formulas, and I can’t wait for her Matte Revolution lipsticks to make their way across the pond.

What do you think of this look?

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Light Wonder foundation