There are lots of glow-makers arriving on shelves ready for spring – or maybe just for right now when glow is at a minimum (I find) so I thought I’d compare the ones I’ve been sent most recently to see how they perform.
First up is Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, described as an Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash, next is Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base and lastly, By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum. They all look quite different as a droplet on my arm, and yet..
..quite similar in tone when slightly spread out. Clarins (centre) is easily the thicker of the three and gives more base coverage a little like a CC cream. By Terry at the end is very loose in consistency so it’s meant for the merest hint on the skin. Charlotte Tilbury, texturally, is at a mid point between the two. The least glowy is Clarins, on first sight.
In the final swatch where they are all rubbed into the skin a bit more, Charlotte Tilbury comes out the most ‘glowy’ with very golden tones, Clarins is a bit more muted and I can’t detect any shimmer, and By Terry is actually the most shimmery – and I guess, the most sparkly. Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion base is meant to be worn alone as a light coverage and definitely does give coverage although I think the glow factor is low. It’s £26 HERE. The other two, I think are more for under foundation or mixed with foundation to give skin more luminosity, but I’ve used Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, £38.50 HERE, just to dab onto cheek bones for a highlighting effect over foundation and it worked very well. By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi Serum hasn’t launched yet but their basic version without the CC element is £75! Yikes. However, there are so many skin care ingredients in By Terry Cellularose products that you have to view it as a make-up/skincare hybrid.
Price-wise, Clarins is £26
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