CHARLOTTE TILBURY UNISEX HEALTHY GLOW.

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The weather has been glorious here in the UK recently, it's been so lovely to spend time in the garden (in the shade!) and enjoy the outdoors a little. And I've really been shunning makeup completely, other than perhaps a tinted moisturiser of sorts. Which is why today's review is so apt! I haven't posted a standalone product review here on BTB for what feels like ages, but there is so much hype surrounding the new Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, that I feel I've got to allocate it it's own space. So, the big question - is it worth the hype? Let's find out.






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The Unisex Healthy Glow (purchased as soon as it launched, because I'm not on their PR list, boohoo!) is a colour-adapting tinted moisturiser that supposedly morphs to your own skintone to provide a hint of imperceptible natural tan, and for both sexes, although F wouldn't let me near him with this ;)

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Straight out of the bottle, it's a grey-ish white cream with little bitty flecks in it, which turns a terracotta shade (it looked pretty pink-toned on my olive/yellow undertone skin) once rubbed in, thanks to the 'bronze', (these look more ochre-yellow to me), tan and black pigments in the formula.  This instantly reminds me of the L'Oreal Nude Magique CC cream from years ago, that had the same colour-morphing technology.

As far as ingredients go, there is the inclusion of humectants and antioxidants like glycerin and vitamin E but I can't say I'm not disappointed to see fragrance and parabens fairly high up the list. It doesn't contain any sunscreen either, which annoys me for a product I'd want to wear on it's own.

So far, I have to say, this is all sounding a little underwhelming...

...but we're yet to talk about the finished result.

The truth is, I can't get away from how much I like this product! Once I'd got it onto my bare face, and spent a few moments blending, because that's crucial, it gave my skin the most lovely hint of summer glow, like a soft veil of natural tan colour. I'm not sure how this would look on a very pale skintone, but on my Chanel 30 skin, the red/tan pigments in the formula matched the natural tan on my arms perfectly. What's more, I really noticed a smoothing effect, like a good primer, and felt my pores looked smaller, which is all good news for someone with combo skin and tricky skin texture. I wouldn't say there's any real coverage, but it perfects your skin enough to be worn alone - Mr Goss describes this as an Instagram filter, and I can't say I disagree.

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With a healthy, radiant finish, it's very similar in my mind, to the Estee Lauder EE cream (an absolute favourite), which is one of my go-to bases for summer off-days. The tanning effects are subtle, as you'll see in my before and after, so this won't be replacing your facial self-tanner if you use one, but for the face-filtering, glow effects - I'm in love!

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26 comments

  1. I always worry about the colour morphing products because I'm so pale! They don't seem to be able to morphe to my shade haha!

    Jaynie Shannon*

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    1. It's definitely a concern, I'm not sure how well it would match me at my palest! It's such lovely product though so well worth trying it first if you can! xx

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  2. I've really been getting into Charlotte Tilbury products, this sounds so dreamy for summer!

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

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    1. Definitely! I'm not sure how this would work for me in the winter when I'm pale! xx

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  3. This look so pretty on the skin, definitely made me tempted! xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I'm so glad you like how it looks, I love that it's so light and I can wear it alone! xx

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  4. LOVE the result... oh god CT makes me go broke..

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. Doesn't it just? I splurged on the Instant Look palette, now this! I generally haven't been disappointed by her products though :) xx

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  5. I have a sample of this that I'm looking forward to trying - anything that acts like an Instagram filter sounds good! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Would love to hear your thoughts once you've tried it! It's lovely to wear alone in summer xx

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  6. I've never tried any color morphing product before, it should be what picked me but it's the instagram filter thing got me hooked. Sounds like a lovely product for fuss-free summer, tho I don't think the unisex thing is necessary, there're other way to market this for men, I'm sure ;)

    Selene Addicted

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    1. Haha absolutely, I don't think F will be shopping at Charlotte Tilbury anytime soon! It's definitely going to get much use during these warmer months! xx

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  7. I always read good review of CT skincare products - I wish I could try them first with samples because they are super expensive!!

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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    1. I would definitely see if you can pick up a sample first! Even try eBay for samples perhaps? It's a lovely product though :) xx

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  8. Ooh, I haven't heard anything about this product yet, but it does sound lovely for the summer months! I might have to pop to a counter and see how the tint looks on my skin- I'm pretty fair haha.

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

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    1. Definitely go in and try it out, it'll be lovely for the warmer weather! xx

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  9. I love Charlotte Tilbury so I already know that I am going to love this!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. It's great having that security in a brand isn't it? I don't think I've bought a CT product I didn't like! xx

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  10. WOAH! I watched Wayne Goss talk about how much he loved this product and this post makes me want to buy it. IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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    1. Thank you so much Laila! I'm so glad you like how it looks! I'm loving light, summer bases at the moment xx

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  11. Love how subtle this is!

    - Greta
    www.mintyfrosting.com

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    1. Absolutely, there's nothing good about brashness in a base! xx

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  12. This sounds wonderful! I really want to try more of CT base products so I will start with this :) xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. You should definitely check it out if you can, it's a lovely product! xx

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  13. This sounds pretty awesome but I'm one of those people with super pale skin and I worry that I'm so pale it just can't morphe to my skintone...

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  14. This looks like a really interesting product! Great post!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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