Charlotte Tilbury

My Bronzer Collection


Summer can only mean one thing…  Bronzed dewy skin. I am a sucker for bronzers (and highlights) in the summer time! I’ve had several people ask for a bronzer recommendation. Bronzers can be very pricey but I personally think it’s a product worth investing in. I was only going to mention my favorite bronzers but I figured it would be a good idea to show you my full collection and tell you all about them.

Radiant Bronze Light


I’ll start off with my current favorite, Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light ($50). This is the ultimate bronzer for summer. It gives such a beautiful glow. It’s the perfect balance of orange and brown. It has tiny tiny shimmers when you look closely. I am wearing it in the picture to the right. I also love this bronzer because a little goes a long way. It is very finely milled yet very pigmented.


Tarte Park Avenue Princess ($30) is another one of my favorites. It gives a beautiful natural glow. This one is a little more pigmented than the Hourglass. And it is has more of a golden glow as opposed to micro shimmers. It’s a little more brown as well. I’ve gone through two travel sizes. I should have just bought the full size a long time ago!

too faced chocolate

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil ($30) is my favorite matte bronzer. It has a warm brown tone. I like it because I can use it to bronze my face or even contour. I prefer to contour with cooler tones but this guy gets the job done too. I own a couple travel sizes of this as well.


Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer ($48) is the only cream bronzer product I own. I mentioned this product in my March Favorites and you can check it out here. It’s easy to get intimidated by looking at this product because it looks very orange. Once buffed into the cheeks, it looks very pretty and natural.


Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($68) is another favorite. The shade of the bronzer reminds me of Chocolate Soleil except its a little lighter. The bronzer is very subtle and gives a natural glow to the face. I’m surprised at how natural the glow is because it’s more of a taupe shade. The highlight in this palette is also very nice.

nars casino NARS Casino Bronzing Powder ($39) used to be a favorite of mine but then I discovered the previous ones mentioned. This is the very first bronzer I owned and I used it for years. This is the second one I own (full size). This product looks very dark on the pan but it’s a lot lighter once on the skin. It’s describe as a “dark brown with golden shimmers.” There really isn’t anything wrong with this item. I’d say its in between the Hourglass and Tarte bronzers. I prefer the other two because they are a bit easier to blend.

MUFE sculpting duo

Last but not least is the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo #2 ($39). I’ve talked about this item a couple times. I last mentioned it in this post here. This bronzer is more on the orange side. It’s not my favorite but it’s still wearable. This compact is worth purchasing just for the highlight alone so I do not regret buying it!

I am a NC35 in MAC for reference.



All pictures taken in sunlight.

I also own MAC Cosmetics Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzer. This product came out in a couple of limited edition collections. I wish they would come out with this again because it is a very beautiful bronzer! I had a travel size of the Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer at one point and I really loved it.

What is your favorite bronzer? Do you have any recommendations? I was thinking about trying Make Up For Ever’s new Pro Bronze Fusion.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks- First Impression


Charlotte Tilbury is a well known British makeup artist. She is known to work on celebrities and supermodels like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Her makeup collection launched in the US last fall. The only item I have from her collection so far is the Filmstar Bronze & Glow (which I love). I was very upset when her matte lipsticks didn’t launch in the US. After patiently waiting, these lipsticks finally became available! They are only available for a couple more weeks on her website. It took me a couple of days to decide which ones to buy because I really wanted all of them. I ended up purchasing Red Carpet Red and Lost Cherry. She claims these lipsticks can create a fuller looking lip with a “long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula.” They are available for $32.


Left-Lost Cherry, Right- Red Carpet Red

The rose gold packaging is simple yet elegant. I also love how the shape of the lipstick is square. It actually made it a lot easier to apply. The lipsticks are very smooth, creamy, and easy to apply. You can wear these with a light layer as a stain or you can build it up for a richer color.


Left- Lost Cherry, Right- Red Carpet Red

Lost Cherry

IMG_1216This one is definitely the brightest of the bunch (perfect for spring and summer). It’s described as a “pastel fuchsia.”

Red Carpet Red

IMG_1188This is your typical Hollywood red carpet color. It’s described as a “true ruby red.”

The formula of these lipsticks remind me of the NARS Audacious except the NARS are a lot more pigmented. However, I think these lipsticks were meant be buildable. I think I prefer NARS Audacious lipsticks. I haven’t worn these for over 2 hours so I can’t give you a full review. I don’t want to say I’m disappointed in these lipsticks but I’m not amazed by any means. I prefer more of a matte finish and these feel like a satin/matte. If you love creamy somewhat matte lipsticks then I would pick one of these up! Overall, I am happy I made the purchase. I’m thinking about purchasing Love Liberty. We’ll see how they wear for a full day soon!