Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set: Review, Swatch, FOTD

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD
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Let's reverse things today. Normally I would showcase the product first before my FOTD but I couldn't contain my excitement with Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow a.k.a Killer Cheekbones set. If this is the mega secret behind celebrities' ethereal glow and chiseled cheekbones, then sign me up pronto.

I saw. It came. I ogled. How can you not?

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

A Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive, world renowned Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury debuted her line to the US market with a divine palette which aims to transform ol' plain Jane to a ravishing diva off the red carpet. Retailing for $110 (16 g/ 0.56 0z), Filmstar Bronze and Glow features a bronzer and highlighter duo palette, keepsake box, and full-size goat hair brush. So let's play pretend and unbox this bella together.

Woooo.... wow... oooh.... ahhh.... *wipes drool* Major kryptonite right here babe!

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Encased in what I call utter opulence, the rose copper packaging reminds me of old Hollywood glamour ala Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. It has a mirror as big as the palette itself. Both bronzer and highlighter are finely-milled and velvety smooth.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

The bronzer and highlighter have subtle luminosity. While I prefer matte based products for contouring, I embraced the so-called Hollywood cloak-and-dagger and was pleasantly surprised with the sheen and dimension this bronzer imparted. I used the tapered end of the brush to apply and blend it along the hollows of my cheek, temple, and jawline. Ladies with fair skin may have more dramatic result; medium like moi will revel on its subdued tan-ish outcome. The highlighter is leaning more on champagne; it does make my skin glow and look immaculate without the icky-greasy aura. I used the side of the brush to apply it on top of my cheekbones, nose bridge and cupid's bow. I love how both the bronzer and highlighter didn't fade, budge, and migrate for all of ten hours I was road-testing this duo. The contour brush has soft bristles and while it's not holy grail status yet, I am delighted with the overall quality, so much so that it has become my recent go-to for working the magic.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Bottom line, Filmstar Killer Cheekbones is one of the best performing makeup I own to-date and that's saying a lot because I can be critical over simplest things. The lack of shade variety is a tad off-putting because as it is now, this palette only covers light to medium skin tone. I hope when the brand officially launches in the US towards the latter part of this year, we'll get to see more selections catering to different skin tones. The price is definitely on the steep side but if you value quality and favor luxury, this palette is undoubtedly a must-have.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set, Bronze and Glow, Review, Swatch, FOTD

What did you get from Nordie's Anniv Sale? Fill me in!

Kathryne

P.S. Get it before it's gone


45 comments:

  1. you already know that I'm lusting after this entire brand.

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    1. same here. can't wait for the entire line to launch!

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  2. I love this - it looks fabulous on you! I have a feeling this line is going to be one of those lines that I sample a great once in a while because $110 holy cow.

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    1. I think you'll like it Judy. I use and abuse it, not just for special dates.

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  3. eeeekkkk OBSESSED. I am anxiously waiting for mine to arrive today on my doorstep. I cant wait til her line launches in the States, I will be poor for sure. lol... Simply gorgeous on you!!!

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    1. You and I will be poor shopping buddies, haha!

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  4. You totally look like a film star. Job well done, Charlotte Tilbury! That packaging is gorgeous, too!

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  5. I saw your post on Instagram and fell in love ! I can't get over how pretty the results are, and even at the price I would still consider buying it.

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    1. I think you'll like it a lot Betzy. It's one of those you just have to have

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  6. It looks amazing AND it's cruelty free!

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  7. You look Gorgeous! Loving the colors.

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  8. Wow! You look amazing! However the price is a bit high for me:-(

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  9. I had to force myself not to buy this. I'm so pale and bronzers just linger. I add a glow every once in a while but at that price I had to resist. I regret not having the money for it but I will be buying her brand once it comes to town.

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    1. I can't wait to see more makeups too when her line launches.

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  10. awesome look. and that color lipstick is amazing on you!

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  11. Wow, this looks absolutely amazing on you! This seems like a great brand.

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  12. GULP! I'm definitely scared of the price tag, but I'm willing ti shell out hard-earned peanuts for a top notch product.

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    1. It's worth it, and even if you end up not liking it, you can return it to Nordies

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  13. Ahhhh love! I am so looking forward to trying this brand at some point.

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  14. I really wanted this but the price is just too steep and I don't wear bronzers everyday so I couldn't justify it.

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  15. You look stunning! I need this!!

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  16. This really does give your skin a tanned and chiseled glow.. Love it with the orange lippie, too! I only bought a few things from Lorac in the sale - I couldn't resist the Skinny palettes, and then I may have bought a couple of the new Alter Ego lipsticks to get the freebie. Maybe.

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  17. So luxurious! I love this look on you.

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  18. That is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have got to get that.

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  19. It's gorgeous...but what's your lip color??

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  20. this brand is new to me but i love the look it gave you! I must try :)

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  21. I want your lip color! Such a great orange

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  22. My poor wallet! Your blog is bad for my bank account :p

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