Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette



Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette

When talking about the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Instyle magazine said CT created “the only makeup palette you’ll ever need.” But did she, really?

I have been dying to try a few products from Charlotte Tilbury, but where do you start? As soon as I saw the limited edition Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette ($75.00), I thought *needs it and I needs it now*. I mean…. one, stunning palette that has pretty much everything you need to create a natural, glowing makeup in 5 minutes? Umm, yes, please!


Here’s what Charlotte Tilbury says about this palette:

An all-in-one, beauty palette that EVERY WOMAN NEEDS in her beauty kit for DAY TO EVENING makeup! You don’t need to give me an hour to feel the full force of my makeup magic. Just give me 5 minutes in the wing mirror of your car and I can show you an instant, naturally gorgeous look. I have been working on this look for years and use on clients for anything from the runway to the big day. It is the perfect chic, effortless look on the go.

The formulas are SO easy to blend. The palette colors are SO harmonious. The format is SO easy to use and follow. 

Including 7 of my makeup secrets for a natural-looking You-but-Better:

1. Eye Brighten: A youthful brightening eye shadow in a color correcting, brightening pale rose hue to prime the surface of the eyelid for an all day application.
2. Eye Enhance: Adds a dreamy dimension to the eye lid in a natural glowing champagne shade that illuminates the eyelid.
3. Eye Smoke: For softly defined eyes in a universally flattering taupe shade, that can be built up to a very natural smokey eye. 
4. Face Bronzer: To define the cheekbone hollows, jawline and nose shape in an all natural, all skin tone bronze color in my best-selling Filmstar Bronze & Glow formula.
5. Cheek Swish: For a healthy, happy glow in a tea rose hue to be applied on the apple of the cheek and blended out. 
6. Cheek Pop: For a natural lit-from-within glow, an uplifting pretty pink to be applied to the apple of the cheeks.
7. Face Highlighter: Candlelight for the skin in a candlelit shade to be applied to the outer C-section of the cheekbones, down the nose, on the bow of the lips and inner corners of the eyes.

charlotte-tilbury-instant-look-in-a-palette-swatchesEye Brighten, Eye Enhance, Eye Smoke, Face Bronzer, Cheek Swish, Cheek Pop, Cheek Highlighter. 

What I like about this palette:

-perfect for traveling
-the colors work great with my fair skin tone, the bronzer isn’t too warm and has cool tones to it
-the formula of these powders and shadows is easy to work with, love the consistency and how smooth they feel on skin
-it’s perfect for anyone who loves natural makeup (which is what I love on most days)
-the palette itself is beautiful, the packaging is sturdy, it comes with a large mirror
-this palette has pretty much everything you need to create an entire day-to-night look (add some eyeliner, mascara a lippie and you’re good to go!)
-great to use on the go
-this palette would be really nice for someone who’s just starting to use makeup and I think that these powders/colors would also work really well with mature skin

What I don’t like:

-this palette is said to be a palette that EVERY WOMAN NEEDS in her beauty kit, but I honestly don’t see this working with deeper skin tones. So no, this will not work for every woman. These colors are light and delicate and I don’t see them “showing” on medium-tan-deep skin- especially the eyeshadows
-if you’re a makeup lover and have quite a large collection, this palette won’t really offer anything new or groundbreaking for you. You’ll probably have a lot of similar products already in your makeup bag, but it is nice to have all of these in one, handy palette


Here’s the thing about this palette: she’s a beauty and the main reason why I decided to get it was because I haven’t tried any Charlotte Tilbury products yet and thought this would be a great place to start. I love going for natural makeup on most days so I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use from this palette and these colors work really well with my skin tone. This palette is absolutely stunning.

As beautiful as the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette is, it’s not one that’d be universally flattering and I only see this working well with fair/lighter skin tones. I think that it’d be amazing if this palette came in at least two versions: Light to Medium and Tan to Dark/Deep. With that being said, Charlotte Tilbury does have two different tutorials up on her YouTube channel using this palette on models with two different skin tones- here and here.

I think this palette would make for a great gift for someone who’s just starting out with makeup or someone who likes VERY natural makeup. If you haven’t tried any Charlotte Tilbury products, the Instant Look In A Palette is definitely a nice way of trying a few of her products. Like I said, she’s a beauty, but she isn’t for everyone- personally, I love this palette.

What other Charlotte Tilbury products should I try next? Do you guys have any favorites?


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