They say all that glitters is not gold, but this highlighter from Charlotte Tilbury sure is!
So from what I understand, this illuminator was released for holiday 2014 and was SO popular, that they brought it back for holiday 2015. Unfortunately, I missed it again, but I must have done something to get in the favor of the Makeup Gods, because I was able to score it a couple of weeks ago when it popped up again on Beautylish!
The package was waiting for me when we got back from Austin, and I was so excited that I tore into it right away! Like you may have seen other reviewers comment, I was surprised by the cardboard packaging. I mean, it doesn’t even get its own box. Why, Charlotte, why? I won’t be traveling with it though, so it’s not like it really needs a hard case. I just feel like at that price point ($42) for the size of the product and prestige of the brand, customers deserved at least plastic packaging.
Cardboard woes aside, this baby is beautiful. As a neutral-to-cool super fair-skinned person, I most often shy away from anything too golden. This highlighter, though, is more of a white gold than a yellow gold, and will work for a variety of skin tones. It’s super-pigmented, silky, and glides over pores and fine lines. That means it’ll emphasize your cheekbones, not your flaws. It stays in place so that you’re free to slay all day!
You all have been with me through lots of firsts, and once again, this is my first foray into Charlotte Tilbury! I’m smitten so far ? There are several more products on my Charlotte bucket list though. I just need to make it over to Nordstrom more often!
At the time of publishing, this is no longer in stock on Beautylish. Don’t be let down though – I have a feeling we’ll see this product pop up again in the future! I’ll be sure to keep you updated.
PS – I’m sorry reviews have been coming up so slowly. I know there’s always an excuse, but I’ve been super sick with strep and can barely walk from one room to the next. Forgive me if you can! No worries, as soon as I’m 100%, I’ll give you all 120%. Stay pretty!