Charlotte Tilbury Lightgasm Glowgasm Face Palette ($75) is one of two face palettes that launched a few weeks ago as part of CT Beauty’s Summer 2019 Collection. I’ve already reviewed the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette in Lovegasm which I absolutely loved.
These are limited edition and contain a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and multi-glow powder which are a total weight of 0.52 oz. I had discussed in my review of Lovegasm that I purchased them instantly because I love golden pinks and peaches for my cheeks and the Pop Blush in each of these has a gorgeous golden seen! I do think if you want to save a little cash you might want to haul the Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette which is $23 at Sephora.com and does have better performance and better pigmentation compared the Lightgasm Glowgasm Face Palette. I wouldn’t say the color range is the same but it is on the same line as the shades you’ll find in CT’s palette. As much as I loved the Lovegasm shade variation I can’t say the same for the Lightgasm one which performed a bit poorly.
This comes in a thin square palette that’s smaller than a CD case but has a very generously sized mirror inside. For me, one of the key selling points of these palettes as the Pop Blush shades. I do wish at some point Charlotte would release a range of these in individual pans as I’d likely want to buy them all! Where as Lovegasm had a beautiful golden coral pink the Glowgasm Palette has a medium pink with a fine golden sheen.
The formula has the density I experienced from the Smashbox Vlada Petal Metal Highlighters with a gel powder-like texture that’s very smooth and firm. I think this particularly palette was even firmer than the Lovegasm one. I used a fiber brush to pick up color since I was worried I’d apply to much but I think a brush with more dense bristles is key to picking color up as the fiber brush doesn’t do as well. I really had to dig into the powders to pick up colors! They just refused to transfer to my brush! I had this issue on a minor scale with the Lovegasm palette but Lightgasm was very disappointing in this aspect.
Once I did get it applied it wore well without fading and provided a gorgeous luminous glow and color but overall, the firmness really ruined the experience!
If you are purchasing one of the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palettes I would definitely recommend skipping this shade. The density of the product makes for a very disappointing and frustrating application process!
Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palettes are available now.
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Charlotte Tilbury Lightgasm Glowgasm Face Palette is a limited edition $75 face palette that contains two highlighters, blush, and bronzer which is a total size of 0.52 oz. This is truly a gorgeous selection of shades but the formula fails miserably as it’s a bit too firm which means color doesn’t transfer well to a brush and you’re left swiping your brush back and fourth over the powder several times to get a small amount of product on it. Once applied it gives cheeks and face gorgeous color and a luminous glow but the application can be very frustrating!
- Gorgeous assortment of shades!
- Expensive for a mediocre formula.
- Too firm, color doesn’t transfer to brush.
If you have patience with tricky formulas Charlotte Tilbury Lightgasm Glowgasm Face Palette might be for you!