I haven’t been the fan of Charlotte Tilbury brushes from the very first instant. They have grown over me as I have used them more and more in these past few months. They have these gorgeous rosewood handles and rose gold ferrules. The bristles are made of natural hair. The handles are a bit angular and make for a real stable hold. The rose gold ferrule looks gorgeous and gives a luxurious look to the brush.
Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush Brush:
USD 49/INR 3350 approximately.
My Powder and Sculpt Brush is fantastic for any facial sculpting or highlighting, to create your ideal facial framework. The tapered end allows you to shade the hollows of your cheeks or temples and highlight your cheekbones, nose or even the bow of your lip. I also use it as a precision powder brush to avoid overloading the face with powder. It will deliver just the right amount of product to your T-zone and nose area. This brush is a must-have for a truly professional finish.
Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush Brush is a medium-sized lightweight brush. It’s a tapered brush that makes it excellent for contouring. As I mentioned previously, I have grown to like this brush more as I have used more and more of it. The tapered end makes the placement of contouring colour just right. The best part is that even if you are a newbie, you can do perfect contouring with this brush because it just fits right and does not flare too much. It is a soft brush but I feel it has gotten softer with regular use and washing. It, by no means, is the softest brush and just by the look of bristles, they don’t look of the highest quality. I definitely have better brushes in my kit. That said, I have definitely gotten addicted to using this brush. I barely use any other brush for my powder contouring.
The tapered end also helps in picking just the right amount of product without going overboard. I feel that it is a small brush as far as powder goes. You can use it as a powder brush for setting your concealer and especially around the sides of the nose, but as an overall powder brush, it is not the most ideal one. I have washed it many times and it has not shed bristles. Nor have the bristles lost their shape. This brush has only gotten better with time.
Would I Recommend Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush?
Both yes and no. Yes, because if you are still struggling to find your holy grail contouring brush, this could be the one. And no, because at this price point, I was really wanting to be blow away especially with the quality of bristles. It feels more like a great utility brush with a luxury price point.
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Smudger Brush:
My Eye Smudger Brush is great for applying colour to add definition in the eye socket area, or for a more smoky eye. It works well with the Enhance and Smoke shades of my Luxury Palette of Colour-Coded Eye Shadows, to add colour to more targeted areas such as along the socket line or even along the lashline. I couldn’t live without this clever little brush!
USD 34/INR 2300 approximately).
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Smudger Brush is a thick, dome-shaped, pointy pencil brush. It’s quite thicker and chubbier than MAC 219 pencil brush or Sigma E 30 brush. This is also a natural bristle brush and the bristles are soft. I’d say that it is a borderline soft brush but they are not at all scratchy.
The brush has enough bend to smudge your eyeshadow or eye pencil easily but is stiff enough to keep the placement very precise. It’s a great brush for applying eyeshadow on the inner corner and also just on the crease to create depth. If you are a fan of everyday smudgy kohl eyes, it is a great brush. You would make a good use out of it. A must have? No! A good one to add in a kit? Yes!
Overall, I am not really blown away by Charlotte Tilbury brushes. I have grown to like these brushes over a period of time, but at the price point, I feel I have an option to pick brushes from many other brands that are out there. If the same brushes were prices a little cheaper, I would have definitely added more to my collection, but I guess I’d stop here. These should have been real luxurious brushes, especially in terms of bristles, but they are more utility brushes.
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