Charlotte Tilbury Moonlit Glow Glow Glide Highlighter Review & Swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Moonlit Glow Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter ($48.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a very light beige with warm, more golden undertones and a luminous sheen.
- Opaque pigmentation
- Smooth, lightly dense texture, not powdery
- Picked up evenly with a brush, blended out well
- Did not emphasize skin texture
- Long-wearing (8 hours)
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Guerlain Electric Look #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- ColourPop Horse and Carriage (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
- ColourPop Counting Sheep (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Pat McGrath Lunar Allure (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Natasha Denona Light (01) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- NARS Tell All (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Becca Berlin Girl Glow (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Looxi Beauty Ever After (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Dior Holo Pink (001) (DC, $56.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Natasha Denona Fair (01) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
$48.00/0.24 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "rich pigment pay-off" with a "skin-gilding satin texture" that does not "crease, cake, or settle into fine lines." The highlighter formula was smooth, slightly dense but not overly firm or stiff, and picked up evenly with a brush. They had mostly opaque to opaque color coverage, which remained blendable and easy to work with, so one could use a lighter hand to get sheerer, more buildable coverage if desired.
A few shades were slightly prone to emphasizing skin texture at higher opacity levels, so it was a formula that is more ideal for smoother skin if one wanted to wear it at semi-opaque or higher coverage; otherwise, it should be suitable at semi-sheer to medium coverage on skin with some texture.
Worth noting, the actual product pans spin in circles inside the compact. The compact itself appears that they are intended to be refillable, as there's a small hole on the back to insert a pin (or similar) to pop out the pan, but it shouldn't be spinning during use since that makes for a more annoying experience to use it!
Browse all of our Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter swatches.
Mica, Talc, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethiconol, Silica, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)].
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Moonlit Glow looks beautiful. It might be the one lighter shade that is different enough from what I already own.
Christine, I was looking at the list of dupes and was curious about the Dior Holo Pink. The broad description calls it a warm-toned light beige with a metallic finish however the detailed description calls it a light pink with warm, peachy undertones and a metallic sheen. Is it a dupe because on the skin it looks beige with a metallic sheen?
As beautiful as this shade looks, it reminds me of my favorite pale beigey champagne highlighter by MAC Double Gleam? I’ll have to check with the side-by-side comparison feature to see.
I have both Double gleam and Moonlit Glow. DG is more gold, very intense glow and does emphasize texture a bit, it can come off as a tiny bit glittery on me. I still adore it.
MG is more white/cool. It’s a much smoother finish with a more buckshot glow. More base pigment as well. If you like Double Gleam, I think the shade Champagne Glow is closer, but more champagne and less gold than DG.
Thank you so much for this well thought out comparison of the two shades, Kristen! On my complexion, DG looks like a very pale beige-hued slightly golden-champagne highlight. But, then again, my MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation match is NW30 during winter.
These highlighters looks so good, but the light ones seems to be too warm for me. How I wish for neutral to cool undertones.
I had hopes for this shade, but no.
Good thing perhaps as I really don’t need any new highlighters. These look so good though!