Why do we suppose that highlighters need to be pearly and bright? Harsh and try hard? Really highlighters should be an atmosphere rather than an explicit statement: ‘Is it my imagination or is that woman slightly ablaze? Is it beautiful skin or captivating charisma? Is it make-up or does it come, somehow, from within? I’m confused. Compelled but confused.’ THAT’S more like it. Forget playful glitters and sensational sparkles for a moment. Let us turn towards gleam; towards the kind of golden diffused glow that Hollywood lighting directors use to bathe people in gorgeous light. Let us turn towards Charlotte Tilbury…
The Beauty Light Wand comes in four shades and BSD’s favourite is Goldgasm because it is neither pale and opalescent nor peachy and ruddy. It is merely candlelit and luminous for a Goddess-y glow that works (with lightness of touch) as a daytime pick me up and can be layered on at night for subtle but impactful glamour as in: let your cheekbones make an entrance.
The cushion applicator is more easily controlled that a squirty pump and the texture is more serum-y than make-up-y for super blendability and frugality of use. It can be dabbed across eyelids and lips for an every-echoing gilded effect and, once applied, won’t move. Oh, how we adore practical magic.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand, 12ml, £29