I’ve read so many amazing things about the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palettes, and I love the whole concept behind them that the palettes contain everything you need to create a whole face of makeup within five minutes, making them perfect for those on the go. There are currently three different palettes to choose from with the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glow Instant Look In A Palette being the newest edition which is a new limited edition palette for ‘every woman aged 18-80 and I knew I had to try it as it looked absolutely stunning. Each of the Instant Look In A Palettes are £49 each and they all contain three different eyeshadow shades, a bronzer, two blushes and an highlighter with the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glow Instant Look In A Palette specifically containing glow-giving shades.
I have tried a few Charlotte Tilbury products recently and I’ve been so impressed by the quality which has made me want to try even more. They are are an high-end brand but they’re not in the same league as Tom Ford, By Terry and La Mer however I feel that the Charlotte Tilbury packaging and formula really does rival said brands without the hugely elevated price tag. Yes the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are £24 each, but the Tom Ford lipsticks are now £40 each and I personally would much rather have two Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks than one Tom Ford lipstick. This palette is £49 but it contains seven different products in the one palette so I feel it’s a great starting point if you’re new to the brand as you’re able to try a selection of their products at the same time. Charlotte Tilbury has a fantastic tutorial on how to use this specific palette with a day to night look on the website which I really recommend watching for tips on how best to use the palette.
The palette itself is housed within a beautiful maroon and rose gold compact which is fairly big with a decent mirror within the lid which features a little star in the top hand corner. Each of the seven powders within the palette are numbered and named with how they should be used. The three shadows include 1 Eye – Brighten, 2 Eye – Enhance and 3 Eyes – Smoke to guide you on how best to use the shades which I think is a really clever idea so the palette will work well for everyone regardless of their makeup application expertise. The two blush shades are named 5 Cheek – Swish and 6 Cheek – Pop which are named after the Charlotte Tilbury Chic to Chic Swish and Pop Blushes which have the pan divided into two. Then there is a bronzer and highlighter which are positioned either side of the blush shades. I really like that the powder pans within the palette are quite big so you could use your makeup brushes within them with no issues as some face palettes have tiny pans that you struggle to fit your brush into, but that’s not an issue with the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glow Instant Look In A Palette.
The three eyeshadows include a stunning pale champagne shimmer to “brighten” which can be worn all over the lids as a base shade, a golden bronze shimmer to “enhance” to add luminosity to the lids and the chocolate brown matte to “smoke” along the upper and lower lashlines. The bronzer can be used as a contour or bronzer according to Charlotte’s video tutorial, and it’s a really nice shade for a bronzer as it’s not too warm toned but it’s not super ashy either so it works well for both contouring and bronzing the skin. Charlotte describes the highlighter within the palette as being a candlelight glow which can be used along the cheekbones and temples. For the ‘Swish and Pop” application method for the blushes you apply the ‘swish’ (a dark mauve satin) shade up the cheek bone starting from the apple of the cheek, to structure the face. Then with the ‘pop’ (a luminous peach with a gold shift) shade you apply to the apples of the cheeks to make them pop and glow.
You can probably tell how much I like this palette, but I really do think it’s a very well thought out palette with a decent amount of versatility for seven products. The quality of the powders is absolutely amazing. Every single powder is insanely buttery soft, silky and smooth with very little fallout and wastage product when swirling my brush within the pans, and every single glow infused powder is easy to blend. All of these swatches are without primer from only circling my finger around each pan twice – look at that pigmentation. I know £49 is pricey for a palette but when you break it down and consider the weights of each powder it works out at £7 each which is a fantastic price to pay for products of this quality. There’s nothing not to love with this palette although the is a tiny negative as I feel like these Charlotte Tilbury palettes are like Pokemon, in that you ‘gotta catch ’em all’.
Have you ever tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palettes?