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MaryJane

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If you’re interested in either of the glowgasm palettes, I highly recommend checking them out in person or waiting for more reviews. My first impression of the lighter palette is that it’s just too light. For reference, I’m an NC20, Armani #4 . The bronzer is so hard pressed that it takes many, many layers to build up any color on the face. The highlighter (upper left) is almost identical to the film star bronze and glow. The two colors on the right give a really nice duochrome color when layered together on the face but, again, it’s all glow and little pigment. By the time you build it up enough to get any payoff it’s so much glow that it emphasizes texture.

I’m trying the darker palette tomorrow. Since those colors are darker and deeper, I’m hopeful there will be more color payoff.
Quick update....wore the darker palette today and it’s definitely more pigmented and blends very nicely on the face. I had the same issue with the bronzer as it required some building up. I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping this. I need to try it out for a few more days. Overall, I don’t think I could recommend either....especially at that price tag.
 

shellygrrl

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The shade range is a vast improvement compared to the other CT foundations (especially Magic Foundation). That said, I cannot tell much difference between 12.5, 13, and 14 Neutral (aside from 14 being slightly richer?), and it could probably do with a few more darker shades (unless they weren't swatched).
 

MaryJane

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The foundation is being released on the CT website this week. Is anyone getting it?
I'm going to check it out when it's released at Nordstrom on the 29th. I got a sample card and, although I don't usually care for full coverage or matte, the finish was beautiful. It erased all of my pores and felt really light weight.
 

Alysse011

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I’m curious about it too. At first it didn’t seem like it was for me (matte, full coverage), but I’ve seen early reviews from a couple people who have similar preferences to mine and they have raved about it. I ordered it yesterday with an early access link.
 

MaryJane

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I got a sample of this from Sephora and am testing it today. So far, I’m very impressed. I don’t normally like matte or full coverage foundation. My normal day to day foundation is CT Light Wonder or the new ABH Luminous foundation. Today, I used just a little, not even a half pump, with a damp sponge and probably got a solid medium coverage. I was very happy to see that it’s not a flat matte, there is a little luminosity to it. I’m going to see how it lasts through the rest of the day and try it for a few more days before purchasing.

A few things to be aware of before purchasing.....on the CT site the swatches show it first applied and then what the color looks like after a few minutes. I found this to be true. Not sure if this is what people mean when they say it oxidizes or that it just takes a few minutes to get the true color. Take the You Tube reviews if this with a grain of salt.....almost everyone I’ve seen, the person is applying way too much and then complaining it looks like a mask. IMO, you don’t need more than a full pump to get full coverage. Less is more with this.
 

Monsy

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Thanks for the feedback! Sephora had the gwp online of this so I am waiting for it to arrive.
 

Mac-Guy

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I got a sample of this from Sephora and am testing it today. So far, I’m very impressed. I don’t normally like matte or full coverage foundation. My normal day to day foundation is CT Light Wonder or the new ABH Luminous foundation. Today, I used just a little, not even a half pump, with a damp sponge and probably got a solid medium coverage. I was very happy to see that it’s not a flat matte, there is a little luminosity to it. I’m going to see how it lasts through the rest of the day and try it for a few more days before purchasing.

A few things to be aware of before purchasing.....on the CT site the swatches show it first applied and then what the color looks like after a few minutes. I found this to be true. Not sure if this is what people mean when they say it oxidizes or that it just takes a few minutes to get the true color. Take the You Tube reviews if this with a grain of salt.....almost everyone I’ve seen, the person is applying way too much and then complaining it looks like a mask. IMO, you don’t need more than a full pump to get full coverage. Less is more with this.
This is my pet peeve for most of the Youtubers. Applying too much of everything and then complaining it is sticky, too heavy, etc.
 

Monsy

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I got sample of 6w. I am usually mac nc15/20 and I think another foundation from her I have is shade 4? will have to check. but this one i wasn't sure so out of sephora options for samples i chose 6w. seems good now for summer because I am tanned (nc30 almost nc35)
 

beautycool

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I finally bought pillow talk last year it pulls more browny on me but then one of my friends bought it when first came out and looks more pinky on bullet.
I bought the clear gloss when it first came out and I must say I love it . Non sticky which love that too
And when the diamond lip stick / shine came out I ended up buying that too I didn’t wait for the reviews etc I bought the pinky one and not the browny type one . I did love it by itself but has glitter type specks in which people aren’t liking . But I tried it with pillow talk over the top and love it it makes pillow talk totally different and pinky .
 

Monsy

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I've been wearing new foundation for about a week... it's gorgeous. satin to matte so I have to hydrate well before and I use her Hollywood filter on almost whole face before I apply the foundation. I have shade 6w which is a bit too dark for me, but I think I will get 5.5 or 5 full size. (6w I have mini from sephora). This foundation does set a bit darker (and more peachy vs yellow) . It is incredible staying power. 10h later looks flawless. The only thing i hate is the scent -only while I am blending it, it has some nasty rancid smell (I wonder if it is the same thing people complained about the powder smelling bad). Once it sets the scent is gone
 

Seven Of Nine

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For me, the new charlotte's foundation is a bomb!🤩
I bought it about a month ago on CH.T. online store, I chose the foundation without testing, based on photos from the Internet, because I had no other option. And I hit. I have 3W and I am NC10 / NC12.
It's true, after about 5 minutes it oxidizes and this is a real shade. It is very durable, has medium coverage, no flat matt, no cakey, the smell is beautiful to me. I love him and how he looks on his face - "wooow" effect🤩
I will definitely buy again.
 
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Icecaramellatte

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Anyone see the Holiday Filmstar Bronze and Glow set yet? I ran in Nordies for a sec and was surprised to see the palette and this set since this particular nordstrom doesn't carry the brand or doesn't have a Charlotte Tilbury counter. They did have a tester of the eyeshadow palette but not the bonze and glow. There was picture on the back and it looked like a brush was included. I'm wondering the price and if it was a regular size brush and if they are selling both shades of the bronze and glow. There was no info in store (store was closing so I didn't ask, I may go back though). I don't see any info online either. Anyone see this? Also wondering if the set has special packaging on the product itself? I know the outside box was blue but I'm wondering about the the case.
 
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