Gold bars vs. Charlotte Tilbury's Gold Bar Highlight.

Gold bars vs. Charlotte Tilbury’s Gold Bar Highlight.

PD has discussed the wonders of a gold highlight, but with makeup brands bringing in billions of dollars annually, at what point is it cheaper to just get actual gold?

Last month, bougie British makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury released a new trio highlighter palette, dubbed the Bar of Gold.

With Charlotte Tilbury’s Bar of Gold clocking in at $42 for only 7.5 grams of product, how far off is the real thing?

Where Gold Highlight Meets Math

This trio would have fit better as a holiday release.

This trio would have fit better as a holiday release.

As of today’s date, the price of gold is $39.12 per gram, which puts the $5.60 per gram Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold at positively economical.

Of course, the resale value of any highlighter palette does not come close to gold, so perhaps do not put your entire 401K into Charlotte Tilbury investments.

Just sayin’.