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An Ode to: Bronze & Glow

CharlottetilburybronzeandglowOh, this duo is the talk of the internet – and rightly so. It’s worth the $68 price tag, from the beautiful packaging to the unique shades to the formula. It’s a crowd pleaser for a reason, so keep reading for my ramble on this utterly amazing palette. Bring on the Filmstar Bronze & GlowLet start off with the obvious, the rose gold art-deco packaging. It’s the most striking thing about this palette, the hefty metal outside with the design is a true unity piece. Inside there’s a nice big mirror, so it’s great for taking away or touching up during the day. The ‘Sculpt’ pan is a bit bigger than the ‘Highlight’, which makes sense as you use more of the sculpting powder than the highlighter.

filmstarbronzeandglowThe sculpt shade is more of a reddish-greyish bronzer, and while you can contour with it the hint of shimmer woven thought it means you can’t get those deeply hollowed cheekbones like with other powders. It’s amazing at adding definition and warmth to the face, if you love a bit more of a contour I’d suggest using this with a grey-based contour. The highlight is glow like pow! bam! in your face, it’s a slightly yellow-gold shade that’s pretty much universal but might be strange on someone super pale who like a more pinky highlight. If you like your highlight you can use this for daytime, but those who shy away from a strong highlight would probably only use this for going out.

bronzeandglowvsstreakI thought it’d be nice to see what I’ve got that’s similar, and the most warm-reddish bronze, that’s not orange, that I’ve got on hand is the Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Streak bronzer and the highlighter is not quite the same but it’s a comparable-ish palette.You can see that Streak is a lot redder in the bronze, and more peachy in the highlight. So they aren’t really comparable, but on the face I think you can get away with it.

If you’re looking for a very, very luxe purchase for the Charlotte Tilbury line – but will only get one thing I’d get The Filmstar Bronze & Glow. It really is that good, a purchase you won’t regret.

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