Thursday, 11 June 2015

Bronze and Glow

Sculpt and highlight like a filmstar...I was in Selfridges beauty hall (aka beauty heaven/the most dangerous place for my bank balance) a few days ago and I just couldn't resist it any longer... I had to have the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in my makeup collection. I do love a bit of contouring and after reading all the glowing (see what I did there) reviews about Bronze & Glow, I just knew I had to try it for myself. I can't believe it's taken me this long to try this cult favourite amongst the beauty world.

Firstly, I just have to stop and mention the b-e-a-u-tiful packaging: a gorgeous rose gold vintage-inspired compact that looks straight out of The Great Gatsby. I love it. It just looks so luxurious. This compact has the added benefit of a mirror so it's great for travelling/applying your makeup on the go. 

Okay, so I'll start with the highlighter shade first as I'm a bit of a highlighter fanatic. What can I say? I like to get my glow on, y'know. The highlighter shade in Bronze & Glow is very subtle but it creates the most gorgeous natural-looking glow and when it hits the light - ah, it's flawless. It's a beautiful champagne colour with just a hint of shimmer. It's so finely milled and has a buttery-soft texture. It is quite possibly the best highlighter I've ever used. Yep, it's that good. 

So, moving on to the sculpt shade now. As a fair-skinned, dark-haired girl I've had my share of issues with bronze shades: too dark, too orange and too fake looking. So, I'm always a little skeptical when trying a new bronze shade but I needn't have worried. The sculpt shade appears quite taupe on my skin (which I love) and it creates cheekbones in an instant - the perfect shade to define the hollows of your cheeks. The hint of shimmer also just accentuates this definition and emphasises the glow in the highlighter. The sculpt shade has the same buttery texture and applies like a dream (yep, that old beauty blogger cliché). The shades work together perfectly: this is a serious wonder product in the contour department. Yes, it is a tad on the expensive side but it is 100% worth it. 
 photo Untitled2_zps345240c9.jpg


  1. I NEED this in my life. I have been umm'ing and ahh'ing for a few months now! I haven't seen a bad review.

    jenna - Beauty And The Style

  2. I was exactly the same, Jenna! I just HAD to have it - it was definitely worth the wait.

    Julie-Ann xo

  3. I may have just ordered it.... My bank balance is going to hate me!

  4. oh it is so worth it - I'd love to know what you think about it when it arrives. I hope you love it.

  5. I hope I do too. Which brushes do you use with it or did you buy the CT ones?

  6. I use the Real Techniques 301 Flat Contour from the Bold Metals Collection x

  7. Ah I'm so jealous that you finally have it! I'm so glad it lives up to the hype though, it's going straight on my wishlist! :)
    Becki |

  8. the charlotte tilbury packaging is to die for, this sounds incredible

    lillies and lipbalm



© Our Dreams of Fashion | All rights reserved.