I know I am late posting this and also late to join the CT revolution, however I could not bring myself to splurge on Charlotte Tilbury before. The brand is quite different from others as it started small with Charlotte herself mixing her products and then over time it turned into what it is today. That should not come as a surprise as she is not the only one who managed to turn her passion into a beauty empire, but still I was quite uncertain on whether the products were really as magical as many claim. Luckily, the Wonder Glow Face Primer by Charlotte Tilbury was day 17 from the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar so I finally got the chance to see for myself whether the product is actually worth the money.
The Charlotte Tilbury is quite a strange product as far as I concerned. I honestly did not think it would do much when I first got a bit out from the tube. I looked at the gold, shimmery looking lotion like substance and I was skeptical so of course I tried it on. The first time I tried it was over foundation just to see whether it would be able to offer me a bit of glow. It did offer me a bit of extra glow and I stress the word little in there. It was nothing spectacular so I tried it underneath foundation as an actual primer – you can apply it in both ways depending on the result you are after. This time however, the results were very different. My face looked like it was glowing and healthy. I looked like a completely different person! That is what made me love the product as until then I was quite unsure as I previously stated.
Besides the obvious effect, the primer from Charlotte Tilbury claims to help with many other things that might be of interest for some people: it helps with elasticity of the skin, it helps perfect the skin tone and makes wrinkles look better among some others qualities. You can read more here. After reading this information, I bought a tube for my mum for her to try. To be honest in her case, the results were not that great and also it definitely did not help smooth the wrinkles, in fact it made them even more visible. Guess it depends on skin type!
Overall, I do not have anything more to add for now, but I do like the product as otherwise I would have not bought a tube. Maybe my mother cannot use it, but I can and I like the way it looks on me. I wish I could tell you that you can go out and buy it and that it will surely make you look great, but more so than in other case I do not have that certainty. Charlotte Tilbury’s products are recognised all over the world for their qualities and they have a huge following, but still I would recommend trying the products before purchasing as they also come attached with a pretty nice tag.