Makeup + Skincare

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow

2nd October 2017
Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, tinted moisturiser

I’m having a lazy day and am still in bed at lunch time. Living the dream. The new series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is on Hay-U. And pregnancy pains make this the most comfy place to sit. Now I’m on maternity leave, it’s great to be able to take things at a slower pace. It’s all been a bit quiet on the blogging front and I haven’t written anything in weeks. But I’m back today with a new post, about a new skincare / makeup product I have tried (and loved). The Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, tinted moisturiser.

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Healthy Glow

I recently posted about the fact I’m not purchasing any new makeup. This was a replacement for my current moisturiser, which ran out. The Blue Lagoon mineral moisturising cream, which I have used for years. Annoyingly they’ve changed the formula and so it’s pretty bulk standard now. Not worth the expensive shipping and hassle.

The chance to treat myself was a welcome pick me up. So I waddled down to the Charlotte Tilbury counter to try Healthy Glow, a tinted moisturiser I thought sounded perfect. With only weeks left before baby’s arrival, I’ve been on the hunt for time saving beauty hacks. I’ve written before that I only have two modes, full makeup or absolutely nothing. And I want to change that.

Healthy Glow Application

I’m so glad I went to buy this in person, as the MUA showed me how to use it. The product comes out white at first, then once blended orange pigment starts to show. Initially the product is a really bright orange colour. But as you continue to massage it into the skin, the colour tones down and blends with your skin tone.

I use a small amount and apply with my fingers, blending each as I go.

I wear shade 4 of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. And do find this product blends perfectly for my skin tone.

Heathy Glow - 1
Healthy Glow - 2
Healthy Glow - 3


However, unlike most other Charlotte Tilbury products I don’t think Healthy Glow would work well for a lot of people. Anyone with very pale skin would likely find it too orange. And it would be ineffective for darker skin tones. It’s a shame as it’s such a great product, I hope she will extend the shades to suit all.


Healthy Glow doesn’t feel like the most hydrating moisturiser. So I find it works best used after a more heavy duty moisturiser, although I am experiencing dry skin in pregnancy. I absolutely love how this looks on the skin. It brightens and gives the appearance of healthy, naturally glowing skin. Unlike foundation, it doesn’t settle into dry areas or look too heavy. It also feels really lightweight to wear.

On days with a new baby, or when rushing to get out the house, makeup will be an after thought. I love that this is so easy to apply and part of a routine I do every morning without fail. It’s truly effortless. And of all the makeup I wear, I find a base and bit of coverage and colour makes the biggest difference to how I feel. And how awake I look. 

I find that Charlotte Tilbury features heavily amongst my favourite products at the moment. Do you have any time saving beauty hacks or must-try products you can share with me?

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  • Katie
    2nd October 2017 at 9:39 pm

    This looks really interesting! I don’t really understand why it would change color, otherwise it might suit a lot more people.

    • Amy
      3rd October 2017 at 12:56 pm

      It changes colour so it blends to your skintone, which is really good! But only for a range of skin tones. Ideally we could do with a paler option and two darker options, then it would work well for most people I think as it’s only intended to give a tint of pigment. X

  • Amy
    3rd October 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I was so happy when one opened locally, as I had previously bought the Magic foundation online and it wasn’t the best colour match. The downside is, I have a wishlist as long as my arm though! X

  • Yiotou_La
    4th October 2017 at 8:55 am

    I used to have a similar cream from Garnier that changed colour, the shade was perfect for me but sometimes it was too oily. This will suit my skin tone perfectly 🙂


    • Amy
      26th October 2017 at 11:18 am

      I’m enjoying it for lighter makeup days!

  • A Very Sweet Blog
    4th October 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Oh wow! I didn’t even know she had this. Looks great and what a healthy glow it gives indeed. It’s just enough on days when you don’t want to wear full makeup. Glad you’re on maternity leave. Can’t wait for your bundle of joy to get here 😀 Excited!!!

    • Amy
      26th October 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Kim! X

  • Jenny
    6th October 2017 at 1:18 am

    I find it interesting that it’s touted as a unisex product, and I’m wondering what the % of people who use this are men and if it’s higher compared to other moisturizers? Anyways, back to the product, it has a really beautiful glow, great for adding a bit of color to the skin! I love cushions for quick touch ups, so much easier to use than regular bottle foundation!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • Amy
      26th October 2017 at 11:20 am

      Yes I wondered about that too! X

  • Charlotta
    6th October 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Charlotte Tillbury as a brand is super tempting to me. Definitely a luxury for every day life. I’m on a no buy though, so I can just gaze at oher (blogger’s) beautiful products. This sounds wonderful and a tinted moisturizer is perfect, if you don’t have much impurities. 🙂

    x Charlotta

    • Amy
      26th October 2017 at 11:18 am

      I really love her products! X

  • Natasha
    11th October 2017 at 7:06 pm

    This sounds lovely, and the fact it’s a unisex product is really interesting to me too! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Charlotte Tilbury’s products so I’d love to try one of them someday. At the moment, like you, I’m not buying much make-up – out of lack of funds more than anything, but this is definitely something I’d like to try at some point, and it sounds like it’s one you love too! Hope you’re enjoying your maternity leave and that the pregnancy is all going well too. And thank you for all of the lovely comments you left me while I was on my blogging break, they meant a lot! – Tasha

    • Amy
      26th October 2017 at 11:19 am

      Yes I thought that too. I’m really loving her products at the moment but also being a bit more careful about what I buy. Thank you! Anytime X

      • Natasha
        18th November 2017 at 2:55 pm

        Will definitely have to invest in some of these when I can! And I’m sorry I replied to this so late, things have been hectic. Hope you’re doing OK! <3

  • Elena
    22nd October 2017 at 9:09 pm

    It’s an interesting product for sure but when I tried it on me I didn’t find it necessary at all… I went really shiny and unnaturally orange. Olive skin tones would not love that. I tan naturally, so didn’t need it anyway but I have to say it felt very moisturising!

    • Amy
      26th October 2017 at 11:19 am

      Ah that sucks! I think they need a better selection -well, any selection!!- of colours for sure. I wish I could tan haha X