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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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
What did you get from Nordie’s Anniv Sale? Fill me in!
P.S. Get it before it’s gone