|Above: 3 versions of the brilliant Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.|
|Above: A shade and formula for every individual.|
- Features a darker-toned sculpting powder–a beautiful deep brown–that also seems to have a bit more luminosity than the light-medium shade.
- The highlight shade is much warmer–almost a light bronze–than the neutral champagned toned highlight in the light-medium shade.
- This option will work well on N/NW/NC 35+ skin tones
• The highlighter is built up from a golden base that flatters any skin tone, and uses Light Flex Technology to capture light and radiate it out for a luminous complexion.
• Colour-rich pigments are rolled into elastomer pearls that smooth & buff the skin for excellent blendability & perfect colour uniformity
- Has a creamy, true brown sculpting shade with no apparent shimmer. It swatches with remarkable opacity but looks entirely natural once blended into the skin. I used my Jenny Patinkin All Over Face Brush in the contours of my cheeks and along the perimeters of my face to apply.
- The highlighting shade is a radiant gold…not as warm or deep as the Bronze & Glow powder in Medium-Dark but definitely a touch more pigmented than the pale champagne of the Bronze & Glow powder in Light-Medium. I love the ethereal light it imparts on the face.
- This formula will work well for light, medium and perhaps medium-deep skin tones…absolutely beguiling!
The compact features a Norman Parkinson photograph of Jerry Hall on the beach in Jamaica in 1975. It is an iconic Vogue cover and a reference Charlotte returns to again and again. Jerry has long been a global beauty icon with her pools of crystal blue eyes, luscious lips and flowing golden locks, and I really wanted to celebrate her as a Parkinson muse.
|Above: CT x NP Bronze & Glow and the Bronze & Glow Medium-Dark edition.|
|Above: Two cases of unique and unparalleled beauty.|
|Above: The Bronze & Glow cream version in direct sunlight.|
|Above: The Bronze & Glow in medium-dark in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches of all three Bronze & Glow formulas in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Which formula will you choose?|
|Above: Three cream formulas in my rotation.|
- Becca Highlight/Lowlight Perfecting Palette (reviewed HERE)…the lowlight portion is lighter in depth than the CT x NP and the highlight portion is more champagne (vs. the gold of the CT x NP) in tone.
- Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Intensity 01 (reviewed HERE)…the shade portion is of similar depth to the CT x NP with slightly more yellow leanings and the illuminate portion is more pearl white rather than the luminous gold of the CT x NP.
- Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Bronze & Glow
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Five formula juxtaposition.|
|Above: Swatches of all five formulas in direct sunlight; I intentionally placed the light-medium “bronze” and “glow” shades (labeled B&G 1) side by side with their medium-dark counterparts (labeled B&G 2) for extra contrast.|
|Above: All products used the look below.|
- *Make Up Forever HD Ultra Foundation Stick #123 (to be released and reviewed soon!)
- *Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow…I buffed the contour shade along my cheekbones and perimeter of my face with the Jenny Patinkin brush listed below and stippled the highligting shade along my upper cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.
- Jenny Patinkin All Over Face Brush to apply the CT x NP (reviewed HERE)…perfect for seamlessly blending cream product on the face.
- Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Beige (reviewed HERE and also available at Clé de Peau Beauté)…tapped under my eyes to banish dark shadows; this formula has cult status for a reason!
- *Charlotte Tilbury blush in First Love (reviewed HERE)…one of my favorite neutral cheek options, this peachy nude shade brings life to the cheeks while still being entirely subtle.
- Chikuhodo GSN 04 Brush (reviewed HERE)…my “go-to” tool lately for blush application; it’s super soft and evenly distributes powder like a dream.
- *Gucci Magnetic Eye Color Quad in Crystal Copper (reviewed HERE)…a spectrum of pigmented, warm bronzes for a neutral eye with amazing impact.
- Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara (reviewed HERE)…a gorgeous tubing mascara for lush lashes that weather heat and humidity without smudging or flaking.
- *Mirenesse Forbidden Ink Lipliner in Natural Nudes…I used the lighter side of this dual ended liner to create a soft nude base for my lips. The formula is creamy and long lasting!
- *Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Bright Coral (reviewed HERE)…although bolder than my normal pinky nude staples, this lushly color-saturated shade adds a fabulous cloak of color that eminates the ease of summertime.
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Makeup for a warm and glowing look.|
|Abve: Simply cannot get enough chambray.|
|Above: Last look.|