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Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glow Palette – A Review

July 17, 2017

If I start this post by saying Wow, then I think you’d guess that I am loving this palette from Charlotte Tilbury. It has filled a gap in my make up collection, (I know, I know, how can I possibly have any gaps anywhere with my stash).

I am pretty late to the party with the Charlotte Tilbury brand. My first purchase was one of their eyeshadow quads, (it was my first beauty review on my blog, awww,  you can see the post here), and I was impressed, so have always kept a keen eye on what the brand is offering, and their lipstick in the colour Pillow Talk has rightfully earnt its place in my five favourite nudes, again, you can have a nose at that post here if you’d like to.

So, going back to my perceived gap. When I went to London last weekend with my friend I had a makeup bag full of products. We had arranged a pretty full itinerary. We were meeting at lunchtime for drinks, had booked a nice restaurant and cocktail bar for the evening, and the next day was off to the Gay Pride parade. It was a necessary evil to have to cart so much make up about. Modern world problems right there.

‘scuse the rubbish pic but I had to share this photo as they were drinks sent from the cocktail gods themselves, the Hidden Julep at The Escapologist in London. Hendricks, Pimms, lemon, apple, loads of cucumber and mint. Blooming gorgeous!

When I saw this palette in House of Fraser by Charlotte Tilbury, (full details here) I knew it was the one for me. They describe it as an  “Instant Look in a Palette”, and the brand state that its a 5 minute face on the go, and thats exactly what it does. It has 7 pans in it, each bringing something to the party. You have 3 eye colours, one bronzer, two blush and one highlighter. Every single colour is just perfect for my fair skin, and unlike most palettes, there is nothing that I do not love and will use.

With regard to the eye colours, you have a beautiful shimmery beige, which is gorgeous as a base colour. Next, a sandy brown for adding a bit of definition and contour, then a matte darker brown if you want to smoke it up a bit. I used this colour to create a line along my lash line as an eyeliner. I love them all. The bronzer adds a wash of warmth, rather than a deep bronze. It has a sheen in it, but not like a glitter, Im not keen on a glittery bronzer. The highlighter is absolutely beautiful! Im not massively in to highlighter, some of them I think are wayyyy to much, but this is just perfect. Its a glimmer of shimmery light, which I pop along the top of my cheekbones, and under my brow bone. The two blushers that come in the palette are a brown, (so can be used to create a contour) and a soft, pale pink. Again, I used the brown blush as a lower lash liner.

I have not yet mastered the art of taking photos of myself with the make up on, I wish I could as I want to show you. I need to learn how to do that! It never shows up in a photo, not sure if its the light or something. I vow to continue to learn, guides honour…….

As you would expect from Charlotte Tilbury, the quality of the packaging and the product are amazing. The mirror in the lid is a great size, and the palette feels sturdy. I wouldn’t worry about popping this into my handbag like you can with palette’s that feel a bit flimsy.


It is a little expensive, (£49) I admit that, but I am in love with this palette. I think it will be well used and well loved. If you are looking for a versatile, useful palette, I would 100% recommend this one. I will take it on my holiday next month, with just  a mascara and a lippy. Done!

If any of you have any tips for taking photos of make up on the face, Id love to hear! Let me know in the comments if you have any tips. I have a tripod, have a camera, just not the knowledge to be able to get good, clear photos of eye make up!

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22 responses to “Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glow Palette – A Review”

  1. Oh that looks lovely, the colours look right up my street. I love how the names of the area you use it on are printed in (hope that makes sense I can’t describe it haha – too early)
    Heather xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Yes I know exactly what you mean Heather. Its useful as I thought the dark blush was another eye colour lol. Its such a great travel item x

  2. Lise says:

    I really like it when palettes have where the specific colors should be used imprinted into them! I always want to spoil my mother with new products but she never knows where or how to use them so something like this would make a good gift x

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thank you for stopping by xx It would be an amazing gift! I think it is so versatile, so suitable for most xx

  3. Stormy Dormy says:

    That makeup looks beautiful! Honestly, those drinks are so mouthwatering to me right now… Despite it being half 9 in the morning! So thirsty, they look so good!

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      I know! I couldnt not put the photo on could I haha. They were so delicious. Thank you for stopping by xx

  4. Okay you have justctotally sold me on that palette! I love Charlotte Tilbury, I use the filmstar bronze and Glow everyday and Pillow Talk is literally my FAVOURITE lipstick (and I have a lot!) I was nervous this wouldn’t suit pale skin so I’m so glad you think it does! Definitely going to have to treat myself to this! Absolutely great review!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thanks for stopping by xx It is perfect for us pale ladies. The bronzer is just a wash of colour, but a really nice tone. It would seem that we have a similar taste in make up, I feel it will be dangerous when I pop over to your blog later xx (cant wait)

  5. pinkcoma says:

    This palette is so stunning! And the colours are amazing! And it is so versatile!

  6. What a fantastic post and this has now firmly made it’s way onto my Christmas List (along with Pillow Talk)! I’m not sure I will be able to wait that long though;-)I haven’t tried any Charlotte Tilbury products yet but definitely want to and even more so now after reading this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this (and I’d love to hear some tips on how to take pics of make up on as I’m totally useless at it too 😉 xxxxxxxx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Ah thats great, so glad you enjoyed. Im using it every day at the moment, love it. I get frustrated with the photos do you? If I get any tips, I will be sure to pass them on to you x

  7. highstreetbeauty11 says:

    This looks so, so pretty. I bet you will get so much use out of it. Beautiful choice xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thank you so much! It was bought from my tips that I get at work, so I dont feel as guilty spending that

  8. Ughh, those drinks looks to die for! :D. To have a Charlotte Tilbury product is a goal to me! I am pretty certain I would use all the colours, it’s gorgeous…right up my street! I would like tips on how to take pictures of applied makeup as well

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      I promise you, they were delicious! Iv tried to recreate at home, they were ok. If I manage to get anyone to teach me how to tae photos of make up on the face, I will pass the tips on. Its so frustrating isnt it!

  9. Azra says:

    This palette is so pretty and your photos definitely made it even prettier. I also struggle with taking selfies of makeup, camera just washes it out. I would choose an option close up, because it makes it sharp and doesn’t take away the pigment. xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Ah thank you. Thats a good tip, I will try to get my husband to take close up’s for me x Im the same as you, it just seems to wash out. Thanks for stopping by x

  10. mnmlister says:

    Can I just say, I love your blog and your posts. Its stunning xx

  11. gingersnapps says:

    This is such a pretty palette, the colours are stunning and your photographs are really lovely! X

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