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?