Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Look In A Palette

If there's one thing I love; it's easy makeup. I mean, it's just generally makeup at any level, but particularly if it's easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to travel with. So, when Charlotte Tilbury told me they were sending me their new Instant Look In A Palette in Natural Beauty I jumped at the chance to trial it; contour, highlight, blush and eye shadows in one palette that's pretty small and easy to carry round? Count me in for that one. Natural beauty is my every day jam, with a smokey eye if I'm going out but you can't put every possible option into one palette (though there is a second palette here more suited to that look) and so this was a good choice for me to test out.

As you'd expect from Charlotte Tilbury, the colours in this palette are second to none; and we'll start with the most iconic - the Hollywood Bronze and Glow duo which make up the contour and the highlight within this palette. Although these are similar colours to my old favourite contour duo, it's worth noting that these have a lot more fall out than I remember the originals having - and also, they seem a lot more subtle. Both are really good shades, they just don't seems to be the exact same formula that's in the duo, at least as far as I can remember.

The blush is the typical Charlotte Tilbury blush in that it has one lighter pop colour, and a darker swish colour - the idea being that you pop the lighter colour on the apples of your cheeks and swish the darker colour further up to blend into your contour etc. Personally, for me, I just pick one or the other because swish and pop seems like an extra unnecessary step in my already extensive make up routine, however I do like the colours, they're really pigmented and I do like the idea of swishing and popping if I'm ever doing a really heavy, full glam make up look.


Finally, there are three eye shadows in the palette, perfect for a base colour, a crease colour and then a pop in the corner to add a little more depth; in this palette they're neutral pink and brown shades with one champagne shimmer, as you'd expect in a neutral palette. Although they're nothing hugely special, they're definitely nice enough, and if I was travelling this is definitely the sort of palette that I'd reach for, knowing that I wouldn't need too much to pack alongside them. 

This isn't Charlotte Tilbury's best palette by a long run, her quads definitely have a better quality, and so does her original contour kit - however, this really is worth the £49.00 if you can get your hands on it, because the shades are decent enough and you definitely get enough in it to make it worth the dollar.

Sammy xo.
Contains PR samples/items gifted to me by companies however all opinions are my own - please view my disclaimer for more information.

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