There are only two ways to go around the Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer. Either you hate it or you love it, in my case I love it. This is a high-end product retailing about for $40; yea I know I gasped too!. I bought this product because of Wayne Goss- a youtube/makeup artist and also this is my first ever Charlotte Tilbury beauty product, ever! Anyways, he raved about this product, I had to see what the hype was about.
First off, the packaging is beautiful- white and gold has always been my favorite design combinations. When I first applied it I was expecting something else, too look a different way; I felt confused and angry. I appeared to be orange, discolored and weird! This product is supposed to mimic a healthy glow, sort of like you have been out in the sun all day and had come home with a goddess like tan. Well, that wasn’t the case for me, it was more like a bad spray tan, I was frustrated and confused I just put this aside.
Fast forward a couple of months later, I decided to give it another go, and I realized the key to this primer is to wait. Ah, to wait, why didn’t I do that in the beginning? The longer it stays on the face the more it works it magic, it slowly morphs into a similar shade of your skin. Weird, I know… At first, I came off orange and sunburnt, then you keep on massaging it into the skin it slowly starts to blend in effortlessly and gives you a sweet sun-kissed look. I think maybe about 10 minutes in you will see a goddess-like glow. But I don’t wear it just alone, I apply foundation on top, then all the magical goodness illuminates.
Straight out of the tube the product is white, white! Don’t be deceived my friends- begin rubbing it into skin and it transforms from white to a deep terracotta. My only issue is that it might not work so well on deeper and darker skin tones. Ah, sorry my beautiful dark skinned followers, this product might not be for you. It does work well on pale to mid-tone-middle-eastern-olive-toned skin type of gal. If thats not the case with you, let know.
I am 100% the heat from the skin-to-skin contact helps the product work better. As far as ingredients go, there is the inclusion of humectants and antioxidants like glycerin and vitamin E. So I do use this a primer, it works really well as one. To be honest I don’t see any improvements in the long run but it doesn’t claim that it should- just wanted to throw that out there.
I don’t just wear this product alone, I do apply foundation on top and blend it out with a beauty blender. A sheer coverage is my best option when using the unisex glow; I don’t know why the name of this product is called unisex because most men don’t really wear moisturizers or primers, to say the least. (The ones I know at least)
I love this product, its easy and it’s my secret ingredient to my bridal clients!
Let me know if you have ever used this product and what was your first Charlotte Tilbury Product.