Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer – Fair

I promised a blog post on the new Airbrush Bronzer back in May, so here it is (finally)! Better late than never…

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Compact - shade Fair

Perhaps no longer classed as a ‘new’ product in the beauty industry, I still felt like there was a lack of information about the fair shade in Charlotte Tilbury’s newest range of powder bronzers. Despite being very fair skinned, I wasn’t totally sure whether this would even show up on my skin, but I thought I should test and review it for you all – for science!

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer - shade Fair

You can see that the compact is a lot bigger than the pressed powder, and the pans are refillable (refills supposedly coming soon). You get quite a lot of product for the price (£39 for 16g), a nice mirror, and plenty of space to dip a big fluffy bronzer brush in.

With four shades (Fair, Medium, Tan, Deep), although there are some fairly large jumps in between colours, I have to praise Charlotte for providing for a large spectrum of skin tones, which really should be the standard for all beauty brands. From watching other reviews, the deepest shade seems to be one of the darkest bronzers on the market (beating both Fenty and Revolution). Perhaps more shades are needed still, but I’m glad she started with an adequate range. The formula is very buildable, so pretty much anyone can use at least one of the bronzers, and just needs to adjust with a heavy or light hand when applying to make their chosen shade work for them!

I picked up the shade Fair, which is by far the lightest bronzer I own and possibly the lightest I have seen (although unfortunately I don’t have Benefit Hoola Lite to compare). Below are some swatches next to the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in shade 1 Fair, and the sculpt shade from the CT Filmstar Bronze & Glow in light-medium. I still love the sculpt shade and prefer to use it as more of a contour/brontour, whereas I apply the airbrush bronze over a larger area of my face.

Swatches: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer shade Fair, next to aibrush flawless finish powder 1 Fair, and Filmstar Bronze & Glow light-medium sculpt shade. Shade/indoors, no sunlight
Arm swatches in daylight (indoors)

The bronzer powder is very finely milled and blends beautifully on the skin, even over a slightly tacky base. I generally prefer products that are more on the soft matte side as I’m not a huge fan of lots of sparkle all over my face, so I love the finish of this bronzer. I thought it looked very soft and natural on my skin.

Despite seeming very light on the back of my arm, which is probably the lightest part of my body, with a heavy hand and a bit of building it became the perfect bronzer shade for me! It’s warm toned without being orange. I had to build up quite a bit for my camera to pick it up properly, but it didn’t require too much building to be visible in person. You can see the nice warmth and dimension it adds to my face in the pictures below.

Wearing: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in shade Fair

Wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in the shade Fair on my forehead, cheeks, and jawline in the “3” motion. No other cheek products. Also wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation in shade 1 Neutral, her Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in shade 1 Fair lightly dusted in the centre of my face, The Sophisticate eyeshadow quad, and the Hot Lips 2 lipstick in the shade Viva La Vergara.

Wearing: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in shade Fair
Clearly the neutral makeup, unpainted nails, and plain grey t-shirt look wasn’t boring enough for me, so apparently I also decided to forgo wearing earrings.
Bronzer Collection 2020

Here’s a little peak at (most of) my bronzer collection. I have swatched them all on my arm below. You can see that the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in the shade Fair is by far the lightest shade. Marc Jacobs Tantastic bronzer is the second lightest and has more of a neutral undertone versus the warmth of the CT bronzer. I was surprised how much darker Fenty Inda Sun and the Chantecaille HD perfecting powder in the shade Bronze were. The Airbrush Bronzer is definitely not redundant in my collection and gives me a nice option if I don’t want to be too bronze or don’t want to worry about over-applying.

Swatches: Bronzer Collection 2020 including Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in shade fair

I’m staying with family at the moment and didn’t bring my Airbrush Bronzer with me. I’m actually really missing having it on hand, which is obviously a good sign that I love this product! Definitely recommend this shade to all the other pale people out there! Hope this has been helpful to those unsure about the fair shade working for them.


This is not a sponsored post. All products mentioned in this post have been purchased by me.

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  1. Victoria
    July 15, 2020 / 6:03 pm

    Those colours are really gorgeous- the texture looks phenomenal as well!