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Product Review – Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow

I have been lusting after this Charlotte Tilbury face sculpt and highlight duo for ages!  The reviews were pretty much amazing, and lots of my makeup artist friends were saying it was a must have in their kits!


I finally gave in and purchased it online from Net-a-Porter for around $100 – you can buy it here http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/418026/Charlotte_Tilbury/filmstar-bronze-glow-16g


After the first time I used it I was blown away!!!  No other sculpting powder is as natural and uplifting as this one.  And the highlight is so subtle, yet effective.  I fell in love instantly!!!

You can see an incredible video of how to use it by the sensational Charlotte Tilbury herself here: http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/filmstar-bronze-and-glow.html

There are so many over-the-top contour powders and highlighters (and artists!!) on the market at the moment.  And anyone who knows my style knows I am just not into that OTT sculpting that looks like mud smeared across the cheekbones, down the nose, and across the forehead!  It's all the rage on instagram at the moment, but I think people have forgotten that contouring is not meant to make women look like drag-queens!!! It's meant to softly and subtly sculpt the face… which this Charlotte Tilbury product definitely achieves!  The subtle pearl also creates a lovely bronzing effect for that sun-kissed look!  But remember – less is more!

The highlighter is delicious!!! It has a golden base that flatters most skin tones.  The Light reflective technology captures the light and gives a luminous complexion.  And as you can see from the video, it can be used to highlight not just the face, but the decolletage and parts of the body like the arms. 


I absolutely love this product and I think everyone needs it!!!!

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Rebekah Foxe

Makeup Artistry by Rebekah


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Real wedding: Elisha and Craig – 15 March 2014

Elisha4I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for the lovely Elisha and her bridal party.  Elisha and her friends and family were such a pleasure to deal with, and I wish her and Craig all the best for their future together as husband and wife!

Elisha writes about her wedding, including her Sydney wedding suppliers:


Our theme and vision:
Choosing the theme for my Wedding was a little difficult. l wanted it to have some meaning that reflected who l am as a person.

l ended up choosing a 'Bling' theme, with a black and white colour theme as l thought all these three aspects would work well together. l wanted my wedding to be modern, romantic and elegant, so l went with fresh flower arrangements as the centrepieces for my tables. Along the front of the bridal table l had glass mirrored boxes filled with fresh cream and white flowers and l chose glass cylinders filled with water and floating tea light candles as my bridal backdrop, to create the romantic atmosphere l was after.

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Why l chose Rebekah to do my makeup:

l chose Rebekah to be my bridal makeup artist as her work is natural yet beautiful. l didn't want to be a bride covered in thick makeup on my wedding day.  l wanted a more natural look, which Rebekah seemed to specialise in.

Rebekah is so professional and has a lovely personality, she knew exactly what l wanted from the start. I was so happy with my makeup trial, feeling absolutely beautiful at my Bridal shower.  I knew l had picked the perfect makeup artist for my upcoming special day.

Rebekah takes her time and doesn't make you feel rushed or hurried. She is very hygienic, which l think is very important. My mother and bridesmaids were just as happy with Rebekah as l was.  You could really tell Rebekah enjoys her job, and is so experienced in what she does.

l was truly blown away with my wedding makeup and felt like an absolute princess, just like I had dreamed of.

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Why l chose the venue:

My ceremony and wedding reception was at Doltone House- Jones Bay Wharf in the loft http://www.doltonehouse.com.au/doltone-house/choose-your-venue/jones-bay-wharf, which is a two story reception room.  The dance floor and bar are located downstairs, and the formal dining area is upstairs. Choosing the wedding venue was a very challenging task as we looked at so many beautiful places, but we wanted to have a wedding reception venue that was a little different and unique. When we saw our room at Doltone House for the first time, we looked at each other with a big smile and knew this was the room. The loft had a beautiful outdoor balcony with views of the Sydney harbour bridge in the background. We just fell in love with this venue !


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Decorating/flowers/bouquets/wedding cake/candy buffet:

l had only one supplier for all of this and that was "Bling Events" www.blingevents.com.au.

One thing l didn't want was to have to deal with lots of different suppliers.  Rather,  l wanted to deal with the one person, who knew my theme and taste and knew exactly what l wanted.

My bouquet featured white roses, phalenopsis orchids, and dusty miller, with a diamonte handle and bling sticks scattered in the bouquet.

For my centrepiece's l had preston bailey vases with real white floral arrangements on a mirrored plate with two tea light candles.

Dealing with Bling Events took the stress out of planning my big day without breaking the bank!!


List of our suppliers:
Makeup: Makeup Artistry By Rebekah www.makeupbyrebekah.com.au
Hair: Anastasia's Hair Design
Photography: Paeonia Wedding Photography and Filming www.paeonia.com.au
Venue: Doltone House- Jones Bay Wharf (Loft) http://www.doltonehouse.com.au/
Wedding dress: Two Birds Bridal www.twobirdsbridal.com.au
Flowers: Bling Events www.blingevents.com.au
Wedding Cake: Bling Events www.blingevents.com.au
Bridesmaid dresses: Peter Trends Bridal www.petertrends.com.au
Wedding Cars: Pure Limousines (Chrysler 300c) www.purelimo.com.au
Bridal Jewellery: Peep Toe
Photobooth: Bright Box Photo Booths www.brightboxphotobooths.com.au



Hygiene is the most important thing when it comes to makeup, and is definitely one thing everyone should look for in a makeup artist.


I can't begin to tell you the amount of horror stories I hear from client's and colleagues relating to "makeup artists" who don't use disposables and who double dip things like mascara and gel eyeliner!  Not to mention applying lip glosses straight from the tube! YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Disposables are SO important, especially when it comes to mascara.  Mascara is a haven for bacteria, which is why you should NEVER double dip mascara or share your mascara with anyone. I only use disposable mascara wands – one dip and once the product is used the wand is thrown into the bin.  The last thing I want is to potentially spread an eye infection from one client to another.


All brushes and beauty blender sponges should be cleaned and sterilised between clients as well.  I always factor in 5 or 10 minutes of time between my clients so that I can clean all my brushes with an alcohol-based cleaner which kills any bacteria and makes the brush sterile for the next person.


Makeup artists should also use a medium like a tile or palette for decanting products before application.  If the back of the hand is used, the hand must be cleaned and sterilised with a product like Aqium.  I personally use a tile, so some product is decanted onto the tile using a spatula, and then the product is applied to the face using the necessary brushes and sponges.  Once that client's makeup is finished, the tile is washed and sterilised using medical-grade steri-strips ready for the next client.


Fingers should never be placed into a makeup product, like a cream foundation or blush.  Your fingers contain bacteria that will then contaminate the product.  Always use a spatula to decant, even when you are just "testing colours".  I use beautician sticks which look like paddle-pop sticks, as it's easy to just throw them in the bin once the product is decanted.


As far as personal makeup goes, of course you can be less stringent, but brushes should still be cleaned and sterilised often to prevent the growth of bacteria.



Rebekah Foxe
Makeup Artistry by Rebekah