So what is this. A foundation? A primer? A highlighter? I would argue that this is magic in a bottle, but exactly what kind of product ti is is a bit hard to define. The brand describes it as a primer-highlighter hybrid, which I guess is suitable. But it sounds kind of weird right? Something that’s both the very first step of your routine and one of the lasts steps in one product alone. they are right in their description though. It works as both!
Lets go through how it works. As a primer it gives your skin a very nice glow. Not glittery or shimmery, it just looks like a very natural dewy finish. It also blurs out the skin and makes it look much more even. If you are like me and don’t have a lot to cover or even out, I think wearing just this one all over the face, together with concealer under my eyes , along the nose and in the center of the forehead and chin, with just a little bit of translucent setting powder on top gives a stunning look. Be ware that this is not a foundation or BB Cream and it does not actually cover up anything, but if you don’t have much to cover anyway it gives a beautiful natural look to the skin. That’s been my favorite way to wear this.
It does a nice job underneath foundation as well. Foundation sits very good on top, and as a primer it gives a nice luminous finish to the foundation as well as it helps blurring out the skin in advance.
Finally you can use this as a highlighter on top of foundation. This does not give a glowing metallic look. This is a highlighter you can use more generously because it does not really look like you are wearing highlight, it looks like you just have glowy skin! So this can be used quite generously on all the high points on your face, and gives the most beautiful youthful, healthy glow. If you want a bit more on your cheekbones you can just layer a powder highlighter on top. It looks good either way!
As you all know Charlotte Tilbury is not the brand if you are on a budget, and this product has a hefty 44$ it’s not your cheapest option. The heavy duty glass bottle with luxurious rose gold details also tells that this is not a cheap product.
The thing I don’t like about this is the applicator. I would much prefer a pump or squeezy tube because I find these applicators to be a bit unhygienic. So for me that’s the drawback of this product, but I have to say, it’s the only drawback I could find.
The overall verdict is that this is a beautiful product that I have nothing else alike. It has quickly become a staple in my routine, so if you are into that natural glowy skin I would highly recommend checking this out!