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.
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!