At first, I was quite sceptical about the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I’ve read many conflicting reviews so I played it safe and I didn’t buy it. However, recently I got my makeup done by Charlotte Tilbury and the makeup artist used the Filmstar Bronze & Glow on my face. Well, the rest is history. I fell in love with the palette and bought it on the spot. Quite a splurge if you ask me;) However, totally worth it especially if you want to get those defined cheekbones.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow is a contour palette that consists of one contour and one highlighter. It comes in 2 colours, light to medium and medium to dark. I got the light to medium. Obviously!
The contour helps to sculpt and shape your face and to get you killer cheekbones. The highlight adds shimmer and shine to the areas you want to accentuate. The palette is beautiful, inside and out and is in classical Charlotte Tilbury style. The palette comes in a brown/maroon coloured box and the palette is in its trademark gold art deco style. Totally glamorous and I love it:)
Another really useful feature is that it has a nice sized mirror too. This is especially useful if you’re out and about and you want to top up your makeup. I like a brand that thinks of everything!
The palette is small enough for you to take with you when you’re out and about and with the mirror, its ticks all the boxes for practicality.
Using the Palette
My favourite aspect about the palette is that the contour colour is so subtle and natural-looking. I read from a few people that they found the contour too orangey. I have always hated contours that make me look orangey and since I am very pale, most contours do in fact make me look orange.
However, this is not the case with the Filmstar Bronze & Glow.
It does not make me look orange at all. It actually has the perfect colour balance. It’s not orange, yet it still adds great definition.
I find that if you have pale skin this contour is much easier to use than other contours. The colour is so subtle and natural-looking. If you want a stronger, bolder contour then you merely add layers, it is very buildable and blends beautifully with even coverage, there’s no patchiness. Even after wearing it for a good 12 hours.
The Pros and The Cons
There are pros and cons to everything in life, including the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I’ll start with the cons to get them out of the way.
The obvious one is that the palette is very expensive for only the two shades in the palette. But these are Charlotte Tilbury prices. You get quality but it comes with a price. And of course, you are also paying for the name. Charlotte Tilbury is designer makeup, and you’re essentially paying for that.
Another issue I have with the palette is that naturally, I use more of the contour than the highlight, in fact, most people tend to. It’s a shame they don’t sell the shades separately or as refills. A cleverer option is also to have the contour take up three-quarters of the palette and the highlight takes up a quarter. I know it’s not as aesthetically pleasing but it would be more cost-effective for most people. Not that Charlotte Tilbury cares about that:)))
One other minor thing that I noticed with the palette love is that the contour is slightly shimmery. This is a personal preference but I always prefer my contour to be matte, you see I’m more the matte kinda girl. However, I still use the Filmstar Bronze & Glow every day because I think the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages! As you will see for yourself!
There are many pros to the palette. I love love love the packaging. It’s glam and lux all the way.
The contour and highlight are both really nice, generous sizes. The palette will last a while and has lasted a while for me already.
It’s so easy to use, applying the contour is a breeze and practically fool-proof. With the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, I can assure you that you won’t walk around looking like a clown. Honestly, that’s always been one of my biggest complexes with makeup, worrying if my blush and contour are too heavy. With this palette, you don’t need to worry. When you apply your contour it is always
The highlight is a gorgeous shimmery highlighter, although, it’s definitely on the darker side. Being so pale, I prefer a slightly lighter highlighter; however, it’s still a gorgeous shade. It will add a beautiful dazzle to your cheekbones, cupid bow and the tip of your nose- my favourite highlight areas:)
Is the Palette worth it?
It’s a fabulous palette that sculpts the face really well. It gives you the defined features and high cheekbones that you want, without it looking like you’ve caked yourself in makeup.
The Filmstar Bronze and Glow is also perfect for beginners because it’s practically fool-proof. Like seriously, you will not be able to mess up your makeup with it! It’s really easy to use and it’s hard not to love it! So yes, it’s worth every pricey penny:) And don’t forget, it will last you quite a while too.
Let me know in the comments below if you have used the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow? Do you love it as much as I do?
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