This is an in-depth review of the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer on Indian skin /olive skin to help you decide on whether you’d like to purchase it or not.
Not long ago, the makeup industry steered clear of exclusivity and diversity. Shades and ranges catered towards women of colour were minimal and restricted.
The scarcity of representation of WOC in the beauty industry whether on the catwalk or in magazines remained prominent.
Fast forward to today the industry has much evolved, however as an Indian girl living in the UK, I can’t help but wonder if certain makeup products will go well with my complexion and skin texture. It’s really a hit or miss.
If you don’t know me, hey I’m Aliah and the purpose of my blog site is to help out WOC especially Indians in the warmer shades on makeup & skincare tips. In this post I’m going to do an in-depth product review of the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in the shade ‘Tan’.
What is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in shade Tan?
A high profile celebrity makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury set out to create her own makeup & skincare line 20 years ago. The makeup & skincare line was a huge success due to the quality of their products and thus today we’re reviewing one of the UK’s favourite award-winning bronzer – the airbrush bronzer.
The airbrush bronzer is said to be a matte bronzer for a glowing, sun-kissed beautifully bronzed complexion. It also claims to be smoothing and pore blurring for a matte finish.
You can find this bronzer in Charlotte Tilbury stores, Sephora and on ‘Cult’ online.
My thoughts on the packaging:
I loved the packaging because it feels like I’m getting my money’s worth. As the bronzer was quite pricey, the packaging gave an overall expensive look & feel to it and the colour of the packaging matched the Charlotte Tilbury signature look.
Overall the packaging and product is visually pleasing and I believe it sets a tone for the product as I now expect a lot from it.
My first impression of the airbrush bronzer:
My first impression of the product was that it was a luxury makeup good so I’m hoping it does exactly as it says on the tin.
I’ve purchased many luxury makeup products in the past and haven’t had the best experience with them. So at first I was sceptical as to whether the airbrush bronzer would look good on my indian skin tone.
The shade itself was lovely when I first opened it and it looked like it would match my skin tone.
I did a swatch to show you how it would look on yellow/olive skin tones to help you decide whether this shade could work for you.
The shade ‘tan’ of the bronzer perfectly paired with my olive skin tone as I noticed the undertones almost match and it created a blended, more natural look.
I anticipated for a bronzer with a strong thick pigment that would transfer easily but I noticed that when I first put it on my arm it was almost non-existent. I tried to see if it were buildable – in which it was 🙂
How much product is required:
Still on the topic of transferability, I explained how only a little bit came off when I used my finger but when I used my brush to swatch the shade, I noticed how it blended into my skin almost instantly.
It all depends on what type of bronzer you’d prefer, one which is buildable to avoid harsh lines, or one that picks up loads of product that is easily transferable onto skin?
Which one do you prefer?
Of course the benefits and disadvantages can be weighed out when it comes to this airbrush bronzer’s transferability but personally I prefer a bronzer that is easily buildable to avoid harsh lines and a more blended, rounded makeup look.
Now for my face, how did it look?
I applied some directly onto my skin without any foundation on underneath to show you how it looked on my skin tone.
It closely resonated with my complexion however I thought that the shade was a bit too dark for me. Nonetheless, I decided to use it as a powder contour to amplify the sharpness and shadows on my face.
I loved the way it seamlessly fell into my skin.
Did it blur my pores like Charlotte Tilbury claimed it would?
Yes. I saw how it sat over my pores creating a smooth look.
What is the texture like?
The texture of the airbrush bronzer claimed to be matte – as it was. As my skin is quite oily, the matte bronzer worked effortlessly on me.
It goes well with a foundation & also without a foundation in my opinion. The airbrush bronzer claims to give a sun kissed look which is what it does.
How long does it last?
The next thing I wanted to cover is its longevity. How long does it last ? I’ve seen that with a setting spray, the bronzer lasted on my face for 8 hours so you can wear this the whole day without having to reapply any more.
However, because my skin is quite oily, the matte bronzer seemed to slowly disappear through the night because my pores were sucking it in. I had to retouch it once.
Does the airbrush bronzer look good on Indian skin
You’re probably wondering – does it look good on Indian/brown skin?
The good news is that yes it does! It matches my skin effortlessly and the bronzer comes in 4 different shades so you can find the right one for you.
Here are the 4 shades you can choose from!
One of the most important features of this airbrush bronzer is that it comes in 4 different ‘hues’ to choose from so you don’t have to worry about it not suiting your complexion. As a WOC, there isn’t one size fits all when it comes to makeup shades. We’re a beautifully diverse race and must embrace it!
The number of compliments I received on my sun-kissed makeup look was vast and fulfilling. Do you think it matches my complexion?
If you have a similar skin tone to this then feel free to give it a try in the shade tan!
Click here to find out what the best lipstick shades are for indian /olive skin.
Does this airbrush bronzer do what it claims to ?
This bronzer did give me a sun kissed, pore minimising matte effect when I applied it and kept to its claimed longevity.
The airbrush bronzer worked effortlessly on my skin matching both my skin and my other makeup products perfectly.
Are you looking for a natural, warm and bronzed look? Look no further because the airbrush bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury works fantastically for me so maybe it will for you!
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My final thoughts:
My final thoughts are positive overall and I look forward to adding this to my daily makeup routine.
A great asset to my makeup routine in regards to the pricing which is quite high but I do believe that it’s worth every penny! This airbrush bronzer works great for indian skin.
What do you think? Do you think it’s worth it? Would you consider buying it ? Let me know in the comment section below & tell me what other makeup products you’d like me to review!