Monday, 11 May 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in 'Love Glow'- Review and Swatches

This may be unpopular to admit out loud, but I have been largely underwhelmed by the vast majority of Charlotte Tilbury products that I have tried since the brand landed in Ireland last year. That's not to say that I don't have my favourite products, and one of my most favourite Charlotte Tilbury products has to be the Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop Blusher in Love Glow. At €39, it was not cheap, and I had high expectations, but I am glad to report that, for the most part, my high expectations were met. My only criticism of that blush was it BROKE on me and I've no idea how that happened or how to fix it. I've squashed it back down into the pan and it seems to be working so apologies for the rather defective looking specimen on my blog today. I can confirm that it still works equally as effectively and I am still swishing and popping. 

There are six shades in the line and each of them are based on this Swish and Pop theory. The easiest way to explain this is that the product is contained in two rings, the inner ring being a matte pigmented colour and the outer ring being a shimmery highlight shade. You're mean to first swish the outer ring along your cheekbone and then apply the darker, more pigmented colour onto the apples of your cheeks for a pop. To be honest, I just run my brush along both colours combined and apply. 

Sigh- doesn't it make you feel sad looking at this poor little blush. I still haven't got a clue what happened to this. The outer ring is more of a coral shade, not sheer enough to be just a highlighter. This is a gorgeous finely milled powder that applies beautifully and leaves a gorgeous candlelit sheen on the cheeks, almost like it just melted into your skin. The pop colour is pink and this is one pigmented little circle of pink- a little of this really goes a long way. 

Pop (inner circle) and Swish (outer circle) swatched

In conclusion, this has been one of my most reached for blushers over the last few months. It is pricey, there is no doubt, but it's a nice treat and I think this is worth the pricetag. Again, I have no idea how it broke because I am SO careful with my makeup so I'm not sure if I will pick up another one, but I will very much relish in using this one.

What Charlotte Tilbury products have been setting your worlds on fire or, on the contrary, have disappointed you? 


  1. It looks gorgeous on you, such a shame that it broke but you did a mighty job of putting it back together again! x

  2. This looks beautiful on you! I have yet to try her blushes, but have my eye on Ecstasy. I've loved all of the make-up products I have tried from her so far, but was really, really disappointed by her Magic Cream. Biggest waste of money this year for me! xx

  3. Oh my goodness. Mine broke into tiny pieces after a small handful of use too! It is broken to the point where nothing can fix it and I can't even use it. It just cracked into a bunch of pieces one day even though I am extra careful with this blush knowing it is soft. I have never broken a powder product before and I own a fair amount of products since I'm a blogger.

    I came across this post after looking up whether or not someone else has had the same issue. Turns out there have been many, including you! I'm so gutted. I contacted customer service about it wondering if this is a common problem and they didn't answer my question, they just became defensive about the quality of their products.

    I don't think I will ever recommend this product to anyone on my blog again, nor will I ever purchase any again. So disappointed as I paid so much for it!! :(

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  4. You can put crushed eyeshadows, bronzers, blushes, etc. back into a smooth, pressed form by pouring a little alcohol onto the smashed area, and with fingers, a spoon or something hard and slick, pressing firmly until the area is smooth again. Keep open and let dry.


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