Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Look In a Palette Make Up Review


If you’re like me and you’re a bit of a make up junkie then you will understand my excitement over this palette. This is my first Charlotte Tilbury splurge and let’s face it, it probably won’t be my last.

What you see above is the instant look in a palette beauty glow. This combines eye shadows, a bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one palette. I have a tendancy to take my full make up bag out with me so this will certainly free up some room in my handbag.

The palette cost £49 and I purchased this in store. Initially I did think this was quite expensive and I think most shoppers would agree with me but when you realise you are getting 3 eyeshadows, 2 blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter then it probably is good value for money.


Having swatched the colours, I noticed there were a couple that weren’t as pigmented as I hoped they would be. The bronzer in particular was very light but all of the rose gold tones were complimentary of one another and although the colours are subtle, there is something very classy about them.


After I left the shop, I did wondet how I would remember what each shade was used for and when I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were instructions on each one which states what each of them are used for. This is perfect for beginners or first time customers of Charlotte Tilbury. This little added touch simplifies the whole process of applying make up and is revolutionary.

Bronze – When I initially swatched this, I found it to be quite light but once on the face, it really brightened up my skin. It applied like a dream and was so smooth. I did apply this on my whole face for some colour but you can just apply it to your regular contour areas (cheeks and forehead).

Cheek Swish – I applied this to the hollows of my cheeks and a little bit on my temples and forehead. This was like a darker version of the bronzer and was great to apply as it wasn’t patchy or orange.

Cheek Pop – A very subtle blusher and the peach undertone is lovely but I did have to apply it a few times before I could see it on my cheeks.

Eye Brighten – Used to apply over the whole eye. It has a lovely shimmer and is a good base for eyeshadow. I also used this on the tear ducts and it really made a difference to my eyes.

Eye Enhance – Probably my least favourite of the whole palette. I used this on the inner sockets of my eyelid. I had to apply this a few times before it was visible and would have liked it to have been a bit darker but that is just my personal preference as I normally wear dark colours.

Eye Smoke – Does exactly what it says and smokes out the eye. This is best used on the outer corners of the eyes. I also used this under my eyes to give it a pop of colour. Loved this colour as it completed the eyes.

Highlighter – I left the best until last. This was by far my favourite part of the palette. Charlotte is known for her outstanding and glowy highlighters and this does not dissapoint. The swatch and picture do not do it justice as it is perfect. I applied it once on my cheeks, nose, cupids bow and brow bone, and once was all that was needed. I love love love the highlighter!!!!

I would say the whole look is very subtle. If you are looking for a heavy night time make up look then this is probably not the right palette for that. That being said, it was refreshing to not be caked in make up and the palette is so versatile that different shades can be used on both the face and eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury is renowned for simplifying the application of make up and she has certainly achieved this with this palette. Everything you need is included and fits perfectly in any handbag. This look would be perfect either for a daytime look or special occasion such as a wedding. I was impressed with my first ever Charlotte Tilbury purchase and although it is pricey, a little goes a long way!

Thank You for reading and don’t forget to like and subscribe 🙂

Ashley xoxo


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