Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette | Review

Recently my makeup collection has definitely become a lot more high end, I have stopped impulsively buying makeup and only buying things I have had my eye on for a while, or my faves. Don’t get me wrong I still love a good drugstore product, but I’ve been finding myself more drawn to trying high end products to see if they are worth the hype. I see far more high end things as beauty guru’s holy grails than drugstore. One of those is Charlotte Tilbury. I have seen so many people rave about her products, so the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette finally made it’s way into my collection.

I have the palette in Fair/Medium, and for £49 the palette is described on Cult Beauty as:

One of Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘flagship’ products, Filmstar Bronze and Glow sets the standard for contouring products – effortlessly lending light to ‘high points’ of the face (and collarbones), while emphasising hollows to create the illusion of enviable, Kate Moss-worthy bone structure. With specialist light-reflective particles to grant skin a beautiful, ‘lit from within’ look, just use the darker shade to intensify shadows (beneath the cheekbones, along the jawline and down either side of the nose), then use the subtle, pearlescent powder to ‘bring out’ your favourite features. And can we spare a moment to appreciate the packaging? The beautiful, rose gold palette befits the most beautiful boudoir – vintage-inspired with a generous mirror, you’ll want to whip this out at every opportunity…

I ordered mine from Cult Beauty as I don’t live near a store that stocks Charlotte Tilbury. It’s pretty pricey at £49 for a palette that has a bronzer and highlight in. When I opened the palette, the packing was boujee. The powders come in a beautiful rose gold packaging with a decent sized mirror.

However when I first used it I wasn’t wowed. The bronzer is very pigmented, which I found out the hard way and ended up with a mud stripe down my cheek. I always apply a little as I find it goes a long way, plus I can build up the pigment until I’m happy with it. I like the bronzer but I find it looks better when I have a full glam look compared to an everyday look at it can come off as too strong with minimal makeup.

Using the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, with Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlight underneath the CT highlight for an extra pop

The highlight on the other hand isn’t a blinding one nor subtle, it’s a happy in between which I like for both an everyday look and a glam look. It gives a beautiful glow on the cheeks.

Overall I like this palette, it is super handy for travelling as it’s really sturdy and the mirror is a good size. Would I repurchase, I’m not sure I prefer my Becca highlights to this one, but I do like the bronzer for when I’m going glam. Do you have any good bronzer/highlight recommendations, what’s your go to bronzer/highlight? Thank you so much for reading, until next time


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