Charlotte Tilbury Just Released A New Highlighter & It's Worth The Hype

January 12th, 2023 at 10:00am

When it comes to makeup products that give the ultimate glow, Charlotte Tilbury is the blueprint. Brand founder, Charlotte Tilbury herself says, makeup is all about playing with the power of light to enhance your beauty. Her best selling products, from the Wonderglow Face Primer to the Hollywood Flawless Filter, bottle light to give beauty lovers a glowing, radiant finish. Charlotte Tilbury’s newest release, the Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter is no exception.

The new highlighter just launched on Jan. 3, so you’re going to want to get your hands on it while you still can. Charlotte Tilbury is no stranger to creating cult favorite products, and this new release may just be on its way to the leaderboard of bestsellers. The brand is currently dominating the beauty space, from TikTok #GRWMs to professional MUAs. Some current, viral Charlotte Tilbury favorites include Charlotte’s Magic Cream, The Hollywood Contour Duo, The Beauty Light Wand, The Pillow Talk Lip Kit, The Hollywood Flawless Filter, and now, of course, The Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter.

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The Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter is inspired by the glamorous lighting tricks of Old Hollywood cinema, according to the brand. From its sleek, mirrored packaging to the star detailing in the pan, this highlighter channels the magic of Hollywood. The product is infused with light flex technology and smoothing emollients which give a soft-focus finish that will brighten and blur your skin better than your ring light ever could.

Charlotte Tilbury products have the beauty community in a chokehold, because they look and feel good on the skin. This pressed powder highlighter gives the luster of a liquid product, but feels like a lightweight second-skin veil. All thanks to its hybrid flex gel technology, the Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter seamlessly glides onto your face and will stay in place all day long. It’s also built with silky mica and squalene derived from olive oil, which means it delivers an even, satin finish that won’t get dry or patchy.

The new highlighter is currently available in seven shades: Moonlit Glow, Champagne Glow, Pillow Talk Glow, Gilded Glow, Sunset Glow, Rose Gold Glow, and Bronze Glow. Not sure where to start? For an incandescent ivory, opt for Moonlit. A sparkling champagne? Champagne Glow, of course. A neutral pearly pink, go for Pillow Talk. If true gold is more your speed, Gilded is for you. To stay golden with a hint of copper, choose Sunset. Rose Gold is exactly what it sounds like. And, Bronze Glow will give you a kiss of golden-bronze.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter

Meet your new favorite highlighter. $48.

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Lily James: The Face of the Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter

Thought the Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter couldn’t get any more luxurious? Think again. Charlotte Tilbury just announced that modern Hollywood icon, Lily James is the face of the product. If you saw James on the Golden Globes red carpet this week, you know she epitomizes glamour. The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress and star of Pam & Tommy, Cinderella, and Downtown Abbey often sports a full face of Charlotte Tilbury products on the red carpet.

Lily James says Charlotte Tilbury is the Queen of Glow. She loves the Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter because it smooths her pores, puts everything into soft focus, and plays with light to make her look illuminated and lifted from every angle, she says. James says the Glow Glide texture is unique to any product she’s used before, and it has an incredible sculpting effect on her cheekbones and jawline.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Glow Glide Guide

To achieve maximum radiance, try these placement recommendations according to the Queen of Glow. For a brow and eye lift effect place the product beneath your brow bone. For the appearance of bigger, brighter eyes use it in your inner corner. To define and contour your nose, place it on your nose bridge and tip, For fuller looking lips, put it on your cupid’s bow above your pout. For a visibly sculpted jawline, use the highlighter below your contour line. And, for the ultimate glow and lift effect, apply it to your cheekbones. Now, go get your glow!

Shop Other Charlotte Tilbury Favorites

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Beauty Light Wand & Hollywood Contour Kit

A bestselling, must-have cheek combo. $108.

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Hollywood Flawless Filter

The secret to a perfectly glowy face base. $46.

Pillow Talk Lip Kit

The ultimate lip combo of the moment. $52.

Featured Image via Charlotte Tilbury. Design by Her Campus Media/Cindy C of Unsplash.


  • Kyra Surgent

    Kyra Surgent was the College Fashionista Edit Lead. When she's not working with the CF community, you can find her growing her small fashion business, eating chocolate chip pancakes for every meal, and obsessing over insta-famous pugs. Follow Kyra on Instagram to keep up with the fun @ksurge 💌