18 Sept 2014

The Ultimate Sculpt & Highlight Duo | Filmstar Bronze & Glow

There's nothing that I love more than a bit of illusion... especially when that illusion can give you cheekbones that you never knew you had! Hello Angelina Jolie! Haha. Filmstar Bronze & Glow may well be one of the most sought after products from makeup maven Charlotte Tilbury's line, which just hit the shelves at Brown Thomas, Dublin last month -  you MUST check it out.

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the product, I might as well bite the bullet and hit you the bad news first. It costs €65 - yes I treated myself.
But now that that's out of the way, I can tell you why it's worth it.

I was actually lucky enough to see this stuff in the flesh and watch it in action previous to it's launch last month. I'm not even going to lie, as soon as I held it I knew I needed to own it. With Charlotte's brand packaging is everything, if it's not luxurious it's not relevant. The compact itself is that exactly... compact. It isn't one of those bulky bricks that lurks around in your makeup bag leaving no space for those 4 lipsticks that are completely necessary to have with you at all times - it's slim and even has a great sized mirror for touch ups! Winning!

But what about the product itself? ...

Honestly, I've got nothing but positive things to report! The sculpting powder does exactly what it says on the tin - it takes what yo' mama gave ya and enhances it! But what really makes this duo special is it's highlight.
If you've read any other reviews on this stuff, you probably already know that by now - but dear God, that highlight! Now that's something to call home about! The same day that this stuff came into my hands, I Instagramed a makeup look that included this highlight and I can't tell you how many people asked about it! Sometimes I find that highlights can have a grainy consistency or be too shimmery but this is perfection. It's silky smooth and knows exactly how to reflect light and give you perfectly chiselled cheekbones!

I was kinda lucky that 1. I was in the market for a cool toned contouring powder and 2. I really wanted this miracle highlight - so it made sense for me to buy this compact instead of bagging 2 separates from MAC that would end up costing the same price anyhooos! For that reason, it was totally worth the mini-splurge!

But I'd love to know what you think!
Would you shell out the cash for this luxurious duo just to have the cheekbones of your dreams?
Let me know in the comments below!

You can find CT's Filmstar Bronze & Glow in stores and on Brown Thomas' Website.

XO, G.

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