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I'm honestly a sucker for a cream cheek product, so of course when I saw the new Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sunkissed Glow Bronzer | £42 | I decided to pick it up. I'm reviewing it for you today to see how it stacks up against other cream bronzers I love and I've included a little comparison with the original Airbrush bronzer too...
This is marketed as a face and body bronzer, though I personally only used it on my face because I'll never have time for body makeup. Though this does mean you get a really generous amount of product for the high-end price-tag. The packaging and design is obviously gorgeous; it's a slim compact and the closure is sturdy and functional. It comes in 4 shades and I have 3 Tan, which does indicate to me that they could do with adding a fifth darker option. I do think ideally they should have a few more in-between colours too, because I'd have loved something in-between Medium and Tan.
I did notice even when I was just swatching it that this product that it does have a more 'solid' texture than most cream bronzers I've used before. It's not spongy or emollient, and it has more of a matte finish than is my personal preference. Additionally, the undertone of 3 Tan isn't really as warm as I'd expected; it's kind of a brontour shade (like a hybrid between a warm bronzer and a cool contour), and I think it would have been better off marketed as such. I personally want a product for summer that's not orange but does bring a natural sunkissed warmth to my skin and I don't think this really does.