Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow

I'm so pale that I constantly glow, but never in a good way - more in the way that Casper The Friendly Ghost has about him, you know that gentle, neon, luminescent glow. For me personally, fake tan has never worked - nor have spray tans, and I burn way too easily (and am way to conscious about skin cancer) to ever consider going on sun beds or getting a sun shower. Still though, I do always wish that there was a bit more of a natural, sun kissed glow to my skin - and so when Charlotte Tilbury offered to send out a Unisex Healthy Glow for me to try, I jumped at the chance - in theory, this was everything I wanted. Glowy! Natural! Strangely named! (isn't all makeup technically unisex?) and so, I put this to the test.

This essentially looks like the the Wonderglow Primer, but in an opaque tube rather than a transparent one, but even hitting the skin this doesn't look world's apart from the aforementioned primer - until you start to rub it in of course, when it explodes into a deep tan colour which, as it's rubbed in, lightens considerably and turns much more glowy (truly, borderline glittery). A small bit of this goes a long way, which is something you want in a product that's going to set you back £35 plus shipping, but is it all it's cracked up to be, and is it worth splashing the cash on in the first place?

Well the answer really depends on your complexion in the first place. Does it make you look slightly more golden and glowy? Yes, it genuinely does - it seamlessly seems to melt into skin giving it a gentle glow which doesn't look patchy (a big plus, as you'll know if you've ever tried a facial tanner before; it's a risky business). Does it work for me though? No, it really doesn't - it makes my skin look disproportionately tanned compared to my neck and my body which just looks strange if I'm not wearing make-up - it's a beautiful product but, like most types of makeup I've tried that are intended to 'mimic my skin tone', this just comes out that tiny bit too dark for me.

Which brings me to my final point which is; I just don't think that this can meld to any skin tone. Presumably, if this is too dark for my skin, it's also going to be much too light for a multitude of skin tones - and I feel like this could easily be resolved by offering a few more variations to cater for some more skin tones. For £35, this definitely isn't the cheapest facial tanner on the market - but for giving such a natural tint with a real glow, this is something I would definitely consider buying for when my skin wasn't awful; only that this one is something that I definitely couldn't get away with with no other makeup on; which sort of defies the object of why I, personally, would be wearing this.

So all in all - this is a good product, and if you would normally fall within the 'medium' range of skin tones, I would certainly recommend this as a nice summer holiday type tint - however, if you're any lighter or darker than that? Probably hold off to find something more suited.

Sammy xo.
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1 comment:

  1. I was hoping that this was going to be a raving review as we've just had a new Charlotte Tilbury counter open very near me, so was going to check it out. I'm really pasty and always the lightest shade of foundation, so I would imagine this will be too light for me as well, so I'm glad I gave this a read. Great, honest post lovely xx

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