Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter

Sunday, December 01, 2013

So I have a bit of a thing for highlighters. I suppose some girls love shoes and handbags, some love lipstick but me I like highlighters. By the way, just so we all know, I am talking about highlighters for the face not the Stabilo Boss highlighter in your pencil case kind. Okay so now that's cleared up, it was no surprise that when I saw that Charlotte Tilbury was releasing a new highlighter for her make up collection, I had to have it. Although it was pretty pricey, after passing my driving test (it was a long time coming trust me) I thought it was a fitting enough excuse to buy the bar of gold. And hasn't everyone always wanted their own bar of gold? I think I watched way too many game shows when I was younger. Fort Boyard still disturbs me to this day.

Okay so after making the splurge, the bar of gold arrived. Sadly it was delivered by a postman, I was kind of hoping for a Wise Man to come knocking at my door, I mean it is almost Christmas. Now I have to admit, I didn't do a lot of reading into this product before I bought it, I saw the words highlighter and Charlotte Tilbury that was enough for me. Now I may of missed the 'metallic paper' bit of the description, so when it arrived I was somewhat disappointed with the packaging. It was a lot smaller than I imagined, and the packaging looks a little shoddy dare I say. I feel like it's been wrapped up like a Operation Shoebox that you sent to Africa at Christmas time in Primary School. However the product itself is a lot more impressive than the packaging thankfully.

The highlighter itself is very pretty, gold toned with quite a lot of glitter. It's very pigmented, and a little goes a long way. I would say though that it is very shimmery, I mean I will happily wear a glittery eye in the daytime, but sometimes I think this highlighter is maybe a bit too much for the day. It's perfect for nights out or special occasions, but I feel it's a bit of a waste to just use when I'm going to work and dealing with grumpy customers. They don't deserve the Charlotte Tilbury highlighter. Don't get me wrong I think this is a very pretty highlighter but unless you go out a lot and you're a real highlighter enthusiast you probably don't need it in your collection.

What's your favourite highlighter? Any I need in my life?

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  1. That's a shame it looks really pretty in the packaging but I'm really not one for glittery highlighters. My favourites are the becca shimmering skin perfector and the kevyn aucoin highlighter x