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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Original

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a soft, champagne gold with warm, peachy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had a luminous, high-shine finish on my skin that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture and was somewhere between radiant and dewy–more sheen than glossiness, though. Per the brand, it’s supposed to have an “extreme Hollywood luminous finish … that imparts high gloss, brightening and highlighting effects,” which I’d completely agree with.

The liquid highlighter pushes through a soft, cushioned applicator (which I did not find particularly ideal for long-term storage/use), which certainly worked for depositing and gently diffusing the product on the skin, but it worked just as well with fingertips or synthetic cheek brushes and I didn’t have to worry about getting base products onto the included applicator. It had a fluid, more gel-like consistency that spread easily across the skin and diffused easily along the edges. It does dry down quickly, though I didn’t feel like I had to work at warp speed to get the product blended out but I wouldn’t dilly-dally either. It wore well for nine hours on me with minimal fading.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • ColourPop No Filter Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NABLA Cosmetics Sugar Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Cosmetics Snowberry Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Cosmetics On the Road Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Cosmetics Petra Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Cosmetics Unrestricted Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Marc Jacobs Mocha Choco-lata Enamored Lipgloss Stick

Product Availability

Charlotte Tilbury Original $38.00/0.40 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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This highlighter is one of the nicest on the market but the applicator is so inconvenient and messy that the majority of the product gets wasted! I was thinking to buy a new tube, cut it open and than move the liquid in another container… maybe with a pump!

Thank you for your review! It looks quite beautiful, if I didn’t have so many similar shades already I would have wanted it. But like you pointed out, the cushion applicator is a problem for long term use, I have some products that I really wish didn’t come with a cushion applicator. I don’t even like the twist/click pen brush tips in many highlighters and concealers for that reason too. Other than that, this looks like a solid product. 🙂

This looks like a beautiful option for a cream (or it it more liquid?) option

I agree that the applicator doesn’t look like it will hold up well with use

This is perfection! At least with how naturally glowy and dewy it lays on the skin. That applicator sounds pretty awful, though. It’s a probable future purchase, once I recover from the Aaliyah collection! 💸💸💸

It twists so it allows product to come through or prevent it (“on” and “off”), but I don’t think it twists off. You might have more luck ripping off the fluffy applicator and maybe just revealing plastic but I’m not sure (it doesn’t just come off).

I purchased this to see how it stacked up against CT’s other luminizing and highlighting products. I like it and am neutral about the packaging; convenient for traveling or to throw in my purse to boost my look for evening, and no brush required.

No, I didn’t have any issues with it lifting up my base. I don’t usually find that to be an issue for me – perhaps it’s my application method? but it’s more like the exception than the norm with liquid/cream products.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a single person who likes the applicator on this or the contour wand. It just looks like you’d waste a lot and it certainly isn’t cheap!

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