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Written on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hello pretty ladies! Smile

Each time the eminent makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury does her makeup, my heart stops beating and the inner voice keeps on telling me “I want it too!” So currently, I’m filling in my makeup stash with some products by the brand. Today I want to tell you about the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette.

The palette looks rather simple and strict, yet it still has some brand and luxury aesthetics to it.

The compact is made of a deep vinous thick plastic, the top lid opens up to 180 degrees and closes with a click. The palette retails with a branded cardboard box.

Inside there’s a rather big and handy mirror in the palette which has the brand’s logo on it - a small start of Charlotte Tilbury.

The palette comprises of 3 shades of an eyeshadow, 2 blusher shades, a bronzing powder and a highlighter. All the products are neutrally and nude-toned.

The weight of each eyeshadow refill pan, as well as of the blusher is 2g, while the bronzing powder and highlighter have 6 g of the product each.

The palette isn’t actually lightweight, but it isn’t bulky either, so you can be sure that it’ll fit into any purse.

The palette was made in Italy.

Charlotte Tilbury was very wise when she named, numbered and instructed each refill for us not to confuse anything.

So, let’s have a look at each section.

I want to start with the eyeshadow colors. There are 2 satin and 1 matte shade of neutral nude color in the palette.

1 Eye Brighten - satin off-white shade for highlighting and accenting the mobile lids.

2 Eye Enhance - it’s a satin, warm-toned light-bronzy shade.

3 Eye Smoke - matte, warm-toned dark brown color.

I’m absolutely delighted with the shades #1 and #3 from the palette. They are well packed with the pigment, they are fuss-free when it comes to the application and the blending is absolutely fantastic. However, #2 is the color that made me feel really disappointed. It’s very tightly pressed and it isn’t as soft as the previous two shades. This is why it can’t actually show a good color payoff on my skin.

Then, I deem, we’ll speak about the face products. It is a bronzing powder and a highlighter.

This bronzer (4 Face Bronze) is super soft to the touch. It has average pigmentation and it looks gorgeous on my skin. It’s such a right shade of bronzer, you know. There are the tiniest shimmer particles to the formula, which aren’t actually detectable on the skin.

The highlighter (7 Face Highlight) is the softest powder of a champagne shade. The texture is super soft and if you take a heavy brush to apply it, then be ready to face massive dusting from it. There aren’t any shimmer bits to it which can be visible, I can see only a beautiful glow to it.

At first I thought that this highlighter would be very subtle and delicate, but later, I found out that it has build-able formula and you can easily make it pop on your skin if you layer it.

There are also two shade of a blusher in the palette. 5 Cheek Swish and 6 Cheek Pop. Both shades have gentle and silky textures, which show very good pigmentation and the application is beautiful without any streaks and any other woes.

The shade 5 Cheek Swish is very autumn-like for me, though it doesn’t at all mean that it’s less beautiful from that. It’s such a brick-orange shade with red undertones. I apply it as a contouring blusher a little bit higher than my cheekbones. I deem that if you have very fair skin tone, this color might look odd over you then. But if your skin is darker or you’re tanned, then this shade will be a perfection!

6 Cheek Pop is the most versatile shade, which looks peachy-pink and will flatter anybody at any time.

It has a small golden shimmer grain in the formula which isn’t obvious on my skin.

I also decided to do a small comparison with some other blusher shades which I have in my collection.

From left to right:

  • Tom Ford Cheek Color #05 Ravish;

  • Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette 5 Cheek Swish;

  • Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette 6 Cheek Pop;

  • Becca Mineral Blush "Flowerchild";

  • NARS Blush "Orgasm".

As you can see yourself, the Charlotte Tilbury blush in the color 6 Cheek Pop and Becca Mineral Blush "Flowerchild" look very similar and on the skin they are really difficult to tell one from another.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette is a great product to create daytime as well as evening-like makeup look.

Here I used the bronzing powder 4 Face Bronze and the highlighter 7 Face Highlight.

By different lights, which is more cool-toned

The same makeup with the #6 Cheek Pop blusher.

In my makeup I used the shades #1 and 3, as well as the ColourPop Supernova Shadow.

The highlighter is 7 Face Highlight and a flush is done with the # 5 Cheek Swish.

In this makeup look where I used all the shades from the palette, as well as the black eyeshadow from the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette.

The face palette Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette is a perfect option for you, if you are into nude makeups and beautiful soft smokey eyes. You can use it at home, as well as take with you while travelling.

It’s easy to work with, there are amazing shades, it’s versatile and all the products are super long-wearing. All these facts, mentioned above, make the palette one of my most cherished and loved. I use it most frequently above any other face palettes from my collection!

I definitely recommend it for purchasing, especially if you’re a makeup geek, as I am!

Price: $75.

Thanks for your attention to my post and have an amazing shopping spree! Wink

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