Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Glowgasm Face Palette Review & Swatches

Lovegasm

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Glowgasm Face Palette ($75.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a new, limited edition quartet of pressed powders that are primarily designed for cheeks but can also be used on eyes. The palette includes a highlighter, highlighting blush (“Multi-Glow”), bronzer, and blush. The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque (and buildable) to opaque, while the texture was smooth to the touch, blendable on my skin, and none of them emphasized my skin’s natural texture. They wore between eight and nine hours on me.

If you’re someone who likes the more gel-powder hybrid formulas, then this is likely to have more appeal; I think that the powders are, on average, a smidgen firmer than is typical for gel-powder formulas, which there are many at this point! They perform best with moderately dense brushes and a moderate hand, but very feathery or barely-there touches aren’t going to yield much pigment. If you haven’t tried this type of formula, you might mull over why it is good, but the asset is in the lack of powderiness and that smoother, but firmer, texture–they tend to sit particularly well on skin and blended out more easily (in my experience) with more of a “melted” look on skin.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Highlight Glowgasm Highlight

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Highlight Glowgasm Highlight

Lovegasm Highlight

Lovegasm Highlight is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage paired with a soft, slightly drier texture that was firmly-pressed and needed a slightly heavier hand to pick up evenly–this gel-powder formula is often more firmly pressed (but has no powderiness), and this seemed a bit firmer than average. The powder applied well to bare skin, blended out nicely, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore nicely for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Pretty Vulgar Sparkling Sass (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Precious Petals (LE, $4.99) is darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Starflower (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is warmer (95% similar).Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar).Tarte Golden Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).MAC Light of the Party (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop Strobe Globe (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar).Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Like to Watch (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol,Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)].

 

Lovegasm Multi-Glow

Lovegasm Multi-Glow is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to my skin and spread out with ease, leaving behind a glowing finish that didn’t accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The powder had a firmer texture, consistent with the gel-powder formula, but it picked up well with a moderately dense blush brush and blended out easily. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before there was visible fading.

Smashbox Rosemantic (LE, $39.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Melt Cosmetics Phoenix (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar).LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Coloured Raine Bourgeois (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Fervor (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Fenty Beauty Sinamon (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470)].

 

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Bronze Glowgasm Bronze

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Bronze Glowgasm Bronze

Lovegasm Bronze

Lovegasm Bronze is a medium brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had very, very fine pearl throughout, and as I buffed and blended the powder on my skin, it had a smoother sheen (without visible shimmer). The consistency was more firmly-pressed in the pan, which was consistent with this gel-powder type of formula, but does work best with denser brushes (the upside is no powderiness). It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Fenty Beauty Private Island (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop CA Dreaming (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced Sunny Honey (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Becca Aloha Bronze (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar).Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Give Me Life (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Alumina, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)].

 

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Pop Blush Glowgasm Pop Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Pop Blush Glowgasm Pop Blush

Lovegasm Pop Blush

Lovegasm Blush is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm, golden shimmer and faint sparkle. The color payoff was semi-opaque but buildable, while the consistency seemed a little softer than the other shades in the palette, though not to the point where it became powdery or messy to work with. The powder applied evenly to my skin and blended out without difficulty. It had a stronger sheen but never emphasized my skin’s texture. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours before it showed signs of fading.

Natasha Denona Golden Peach (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).MAC Peachykeen (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Too Faced Who’s Your Poppy (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Tarte Extraordinary (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar).theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Natasha Denona Alba (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Springsheen (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470)].

 

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