The Charlotte Tilbury product has been on my wish-list for a long time, but at £49 I haven’t managed to justify splurging out just yet (stupid wedding). So, I thought I’d do a little digging to see if I could find a dupe that would be a little kinder to my bank balance.
After about two seconds of searching, I came across this very similar looking product from W7 Cosmetics, a budget friendly brand that is known for its dupes and its cheaper versions of well-known make-up products. Now, just because the packaging looks the same, it does not mean the quality will be the same, so I wasn’t sure if I’d like the Hollywood Bronze & Glow, but at just £5.99 (a serious difference to £49) I thought I may as well give it a try.
If you’re familiar with the Charlotte Tilbury product, you’ll be able to see that both products look really similar. The W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow comes with one bronzing powder and one highlight powder. Both shades are shimmery with a golden tone, which I find more flattering on my skin than silvery tones. If you’re very pale, this might be a bit much for you, but if you prefer golden/bronze tones or you wear fake tan, I think this perfectly compliments the skin.
I was surprised at just how much I like this product. I’ve been on a serious highlighter hunt recently, and though I’ve got a box full, I’ve never found ‘the one’. I think I have in this product. I’ve been wearing it everyday since I bought it a few weeks ago and it’s so easy to use, it’s cut down the time it takes me to get ready in the morning.
The highlighter is light enough to be subtle, or you can build it up for a more glamorous look. To get the most out of this product, use the bronzer for contouring the face and neck, and sweep the highlighter over your forehead, down the nose, across the cheeks, on the chin and on your collar-bones. When I have a tan, I also like to brush the highlighter down my arms for an all-over glow.
Overall I am seriously impressed with this product and it’s my current favourite make-up item. I have yet to try the Charlotte Tilbury version, and at £49 I’m not sure I will for a while, so luckily the W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow is good enough for me.
Have you tried the W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow or the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow? Let me know what you think about them in the comments!