Lippies are usually something of a safe bet for me. I also thought I heard someone say/write that her lipsticks are a good place to start. That person may have been referring to the Matte Revolution line but I'm just not a matte lipstick kind of person, you know? And what is it with all these sets? So, off I went to buy a set. Ok, two sets. Granted, these are simply a pair of items in the set instead of the $250 multi-piece kits. I can't remember which one I got first, probably the Filmstar Killer Cheekbones set which includes the Filmstar Bronze & Glow compact and the Powder & Sculpt brush.
|Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set|
I admit that it took a few uses before I appreciated this set. That and a few misfires with other brands (see the Kevyn Aucoin one here). After rotating between a few different products and brushes, I gradually grew to appreciate the way this duo looks like on me when applied. I start with the highlight, like I always do, and I find the highlight shade to be subtle and appropriate for my skin tone. It can be overdone. You just need to watch yourself. I like that it isn't glitter or mega-shimmery. As Goldilocks would say, it was just right.
|Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow|
Then I bronze/sculpt/shape. In the beginning, I did find the sculpting color just a shade too grey. But as I've learned to work with the brush, I found that I could blend it out to the point where it does what it's supposed to do and it doesn't look like dirt, unlike the Kevyn Aucoin one. The brush is indispensable in this case. There is no other brush that I like to use with the Bronze & Glow duo. And although I'm not a fan of all the gold packaging (they get prints and are hard to photograph), I really like the mirrored compact that this comes in.
|Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush|
What comes next? Blush, of course! So let's make it a Charlotte Tilbury day and grab the 6 Shades of Love lipstick and blusher set in Love Glow. In this set you will find the Bitch Perfect lipstick and the Cheek to Chic blusher in Love Glow. Since I ordered this from the Charlotte Tilbury USA website, with it I received the travel size Wonderglow and two sample shades of K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick. I don't think I'm ever going to use the samples. I tried the Wonderglow though and found it too drying as a primer.