I’ve been waiting months for Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup line to come to the U.S. She’s worked so closely with Tom Ford that I suspected that she’s going to feature a line of top shelf products.
She’s visionary. I couldn’t resist when this Charlotte Tilsbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set ($110) came up for sale as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This set features a sculpting bronzer, highlighter and brush, lovingly packed together.
Inside, the compact is held in this complex, pretty box.
This box is full of secrets..a cute little touch.
Beyond this complex folded paper is a touch of application advice for the sculpting bronzer and highlighter within.
Inside, the compact is beautifully etched. Who does this so finely? Gorgeous.
Open the compact, and aside from the full-sized mirror are two pans holding the sculpting bronzer and highlighter:
This sculpting powder is an easy-to-use, forgiving shade compared to some of the deep taupes we’ve seen from other lines. Foolproof!t
Here is a comparison of this shade, compared to MAC’s Taupe Shape blush (LE, discontinued), and Chanel’s Notorious.
The sculpting powder is finely milled and leans gold, without any sparkle effect. This goes on very smooth and beautifully.
Here are some swatches comparing Chanel Mouche de Beaute and Chanel Poudre Signee. I found Tilbury’s easier to pick up on a brush (but similar to tone/texture) to Chanel Mouche de Beaute (which is a bit more gold compared to the Tilbury shade). Chanel’s Poudre Signe is more subtle and more ivory compared to Tilbury.
The Tilbury brush is the perfect size and shape to use with these powders, and is included in the set. This is a full-size goat hair brush.
A close-up of the head:
Overall, I’m really pleased with this set. The color suits my Chanel Ivoire/MAC NC15/20 skin perfectly. The brush makes the set incredibly easy to use. These powders are gorgeous–finely milled, perfectly balanced, and worthy of the luxury label. This set is currently exclusive to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
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