Sunday 15 January 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette

Every time I think I've narrowed down my perfect collection of palettes, another one comes along that is even more ideal than the last. One of my gifts from Mum this year for Christmas was the Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look in a Palette', which includes basically every product you would need for a make up look (three shadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a highlight.) This is the ideal choice for someone who has never tried anything from the brand before, like I hadn't. I am now a complete CT convert!
For me, the stand out in this palette is the set of three shadows, which have absolutely stormed ahead in terms of eye shadow formula; I don't think I've ever tried such buttery shadows, and they are just so easy to blend. The shades create a gorgeous smoky eye, and I've used them pretty much every day since receiving the palette in December. Particularly the 'eye enhance' shade, which is just the most beautiful shimmery taupe shade and looks amazing all over the lid on its own as well. If I was to splash out on another product from CT, it would definitely be a shadow quad after trying the formula of them in this palette.

Eye brighten, eye enhance, eye smoke.
One product that I've coveted for a long time now is the 'Filmstar Bronze and Glow' Bronzer, so I was over the moon to find it in this palette, and its completely exceeded my expectations. It reminds me a lot of a cross between the TooFaced Milk Chocolate Soleil and Nars Laguna; a dreamy, natural bronze. Something I've noticed the most about all of the products in this palette is 100% the blendability (probably a made up word but lets just move forward anyway) - none of these products are scratchy and stiff on the skin, and just blend the way that you would expect luxury face powders and eye shadows to. The highlight is another lovely addition to the palette; even though I've moved on from my love affair with bright and blinding highlight, this soft vanilla version is something I can still very much appreciate.
Whilst the blushes are the product that I'm least likely to use on a regular basis, I've tried them out and I'm pretty impressed. Blushes aren't a product that needs to be super pigmented (hello clown cheeks), so a subtle formula that gives a slight hint of colour is ideal. Cheek Swish is a soft pink blush that I know will suit Springtime make up looks, and Cheek Pop is a lot of a rosier pink with red undertones.
This palette is what I would consider to be a sound beauty investment, particularly if you do a lot of travelling and need to minimise the space that make up takes up in your suitcase/handbag. Luxury beauty isn't something I've really delved into yet, but this gem is definitely an encouraging step; I can't imagine a more perfect palette!


1 comment

  1. What a gorgeous little palette! I love how it includes eye shadows, as a lot of face palettes don't! The highlight sounds lovely too! x


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