Contouring and Highlighting is the new norm of 2016. These two powder palettes both offer something different to the user. One will make a dent in your savings, and the other will not. I will try to help you decide which one to buy or persuade you to get both!
I was kindly gifted the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette by my girls for my birthday. This was one of my first products from her make up collection and it is one of the most precious and beautiful things I have ever owned.
The engraved words ‘sculpt’ and ‘highlight’ are just everything & the packaging is gorgeous. You get a massive mirror inside so this palette can be used on the go. You also get a ‘how to’ on the back of the packaging in rose gold writing💛. The sculpt shade a quite an ashy brown tone, and gives a golden glow to the skin even though this is a matte powder. The Highlight shade is similar to Charlotte’s Bar of Gold, leaving a luminous Hollywood Filmstar glow to the parts of your face that are hit by the light. This product comes in 2 different shades. One for light and one for dark skin tones.
I have owned this product for over a year now. You only need a small amount as both powders are very pigmented. I think that this item of make-up is an investment piece, kinda like a designer handbag. It should only be used for the most fabulous occasions and will always look amazing when you have it on. This product will also last all day, use a setting spray for extra security. If this product were slightly cheaper I’d give it 10/10.
I would recommend this palette to anyone who has a bit of money to spend on high end make-up. I would say that this is a product for ladies in their 20’s onwards. This product is too much for a young girl (teens) just staring out with make up.
The drug store contour and highlight palette that I would like to mention is the Collection Contour Kit. This palette is less than £5 and it is amazing.
The Sculpt shade is quite a dark, red toned brown so you don’t need to apply a lot on as a contour before your face looks very muddy! The Highlight is very shimmery and illuminating but more white in shade to the CT palette . I use this palette most days, as my go to everyday highlight and contour. I will definitely be re-purchasing it when it hits pan! The only problem with this palette is the lousy mirror which is of no use at all. Its basically a strip of mirror about 1 cm in depth. This is the reason this palette was given 8/10 as it cant really be used on the go without a mirror!
The back of the packaging scores points for me as it shows you exactly where to apply both powders, so no way you can make a mistake girls! I would recommend this product to teenage girls, and girls who are just starting out with their first bits of make up. I would also recommend to anyone who wants to begin highlighting and contouring, but doesn’t want to spend a lot in case its not for them!
I think that powder sculpt and highlight kits are easier to use than cream highlighters. They are certainly easier to correct if you make a mistake and easier to build up. I would recommend both palettes to anyone, they are great make-up pieces to add to any collection.
Also the brush in my photos is the Real Techniques fan brush from their sculpting set. This is a great and affordable set of brushes that make the product look amazing.
Let me know what you decide! Do you want me to do any more High Street vs High End reviews? Has this post been helpful? Let me know in the comments below, on Twitter @beautyanalyst1 or Instagram @thebeautyanalyst