Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Review

The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow and Sculpt & Powder Brush


The outter packaging of the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Over the last couple of years my love for a good contour has blossomed, leading me to discover this little product that has changed my life (people said it would!) I picked up the  at my local Charlotte Tilbury counter at Selfridges in Birmingham a few weeks ago and have been hooked ever since. According to Charlotte, you can ‘slim, sculpt, shorten, trim and highlight your features’ all with this one product.  I purchased it as part of the ‘Filmstar Killer Cheekbones’ set which also included the  but more on that below.

The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt and Highlight is a game changer.  I’ve waved goodbye to my precious Nars Laguna Bronzer and Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle and said hello to this little duo that satisfies all my sculpting needs.

The inner packaging of the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
First let’s talk about the packaging.  There’s something really luxurious about all of the Charlotte Tilbury packaging but the Bronze and Glow’s is so elegant I think it’s vying for the crown of ‘most fabulous packaging ever’.  With words from Charlotte and tips on how to sculpt on the outer parts, the real beauty comes when you reach the product itself.  Charlotte’s idea was that the packaging should ‘bring magic back to makeup’ and with the gorgeous gold 1920’s cigarette case inspired palette, it does just that.
A close up on the bronzer and highlighter in the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

The shades inside both hit the mark which is impressive as this is only available in one shade.  If you’re like me and your complexion is more on the alabaster side, there is always a worry that contour products are going to be too orange or dark.  Well I can confirm that the Charlotte Tilbury offering doesn’t have a problem with either and sits on my pale complexion perfectly, adding the subtle shape and sculpt I require.  The contouring shade is is the perfect universal blend of pearl and pigment; it offers warmth and bronzes up the face at the same time as contouring your cheekbones which adds depth and definition to the face.  There’s nothing worse than a flat contour colour!  The highlighting shade works in harmony with the contour and adds a delicate shimmer to the skin; it was designed to highlight it’s best features.  I love using it on my cheekbones, down my nose, on my cupid’s bow and occasionally under the brows to lift them.  Both shades are easy to blend and give a luminous complexion even on dull skin days.

To apply my contour I use the ‘Charlotte Tilbury ‘Powder and Sculpt’ brush which has changed my life (look out for a full review and reasons why soon!) and for the highlight I use my Real Techniques Contour Brush.  These tools make the product quick and easy to apply and so far I’ve never been dissatisfied with the result.

Now, the price tag may seem hefty – £49 for the Face Sculpt & Highlight alone or £82 for the ‘Filmstar Killer cheekbones’ set which includes the brush too – but I’m going to say what so many people said to me when I was deciding whether to purchase it or not – THIS PRODUCT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!  The payoff has been worth it and when it runs out, I’ll absolutely be purchasing this again.  Head over to the Charlotte Tilbury website where there is also a tutorial which will direct you in how to maximise use from the product.

Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt and Highlight?  What were your thoughts?