Charlotte Tilbury Haul
Finally, a Charlotte Tilbury haul! I had been planning this one for some time, but didn't allow myself to make a purchase until I used up some of the bases already in my collection. My NARS Sheer Glow and a couple others conveniently went off, and the tinted moisturizer I've been forcing myself to use is on its last leg, so...hello rose gold goodness!
I originally wanted to pick up the Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, which includes the Powder & Sculpt Brush, but couldn't justify the price tag (and I'd rather pick up more Zoeva brushes), so I picked up the Filmstar Bronze & Glow on its own.
The packaging is gorgeous and my favorite rose gold. There is a large mirror with Charlotte's signature star in the upper right corner. Both the sculpt and highlight are more neutral in tone than they show in the photos. On me, the sculpt is more of a bronzer than a contour, but it's the perfect shade. (Most bronzers are too warm for me and end up looking muddy.) Unlike most highlighters, the highlight shade in this duo imparts a natural sheen/glow, rather than pigmented shimmer.
The texture of both is more like velvet than powder, and though highly concentrated, they blend seamlessly on the skin.
FOTD:Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation (shade 2 Fair), Filmstar Bronze & Glow in the hollows of my cheeks and above my cheekbones, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Laura Mercier Rose Gold Caviar Stick, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara on top lashes and Lancome Definicils on bottom lashes
It might be too early to say, but I may have found my holy grail in Charlotte's Light Wonder Foundation! First, the color match - not even my beloved Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (shade B20) comes this close. The Light Wonder does oxidize, but that only adds to the bronze from the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. It has a gel-like texture/consistency, and feels like a serum when applied. The coverage is light to medium and build-able. The finish is glowy and dewy, but even on my combination-oily skin, it doesn't get too much more glowy or dewy from application. I tested it without powder while running errands, and it held up for about four hours before needing a powder. I'm in love!
Needless to say, this haul was a massive success, and I can't wait to try more from Charlotte Tilbury! The Retoucher is next on my list...
Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury?