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Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette + Pretty Pink Lipstick Set Review

July 14, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette and Pretty Pink Lip Set Review

Charlotte Tilbury has a few sets and palettes available for this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I hauled two of the items! I picked up the Glowing Pretty Skin Palette ($75) and the Pretty Pink Lipstick Set ($60). As a long-time Charlotte Tilbury fan I was thrilled to find some new color options for the sale and think both picks are worth checking out.

Nordstrom Anniversary Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette and Pretty Pink Lip Set Review

The Glowing Pretty Skin Palette is a mirrored compact with six powders. Each powder is 2.8 g/0.09 oz and the texture is very soft but pigment is visible and smooth. If you’re familiar with her Instant Look Palettes you know they tend to have sheer/natural color payoff. For many of you her first Natural Beauty was really nice in concept but didn’t have enough pigment or color to show up on your skin (it didn’t show up on me). The good news is that this Glowing Pretty Skin Palette is MUCH better and has everything I want in a face palette.

Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette Nordstrom Anniversary 2018

In this palette you get:

  • Airbrush Powder #2 – a neutral skin-tone matte powder that covers very well
  • Pretty Blush – a soft peachy flush satin
  • Illuminating Glow – champagne soft pink shimmer
  • Bronze and Contour – neutral-cool soft grey tan matte
  • Summer Blush – a peachy coral with a hint of sheen
  • Highlighting Glow – a soft yellow gold shimmer

Both blushes swatch almost identical on the arm. At first glance I felt it was almost a waste to have 2 of the same color in a palette. You will notice a difference on the face though. The bottom one is more shimmery and a tad more vibrant while the top one is more matte. The overall effect is soft but still noticeable on my medium tan skin. By comparison to the Becca Be a Light Palettes this Charlotte Tilbury one runs more neutral in undertone for the powders and the blushes have more color. Texture and finish of course are completely different.

Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette Nordstrom Anniversary 2018 swatches

Swatched next to the Filmstar Bronze and Glow and Filmstar Blush and Glow (reviewed here):

Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette swatches vs Filmstar Bronze and Glow and Filmstar Blush and Glow

Quick side by side comparison for size reference to her Filmstar Bronze and Blush Glow Palette and the Beauty Filters Compact Duo:

Charlotte Tilbury Palette Packaging Sizes

Next is the Pretty Pink Lipstick Set which has three full-sized products in a K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Blushing Dream, Matte Revolution Lipstick in Rose Kiss and Lip Cheat Lip Pencil in Pillow Talk. The lipsticks are new and exclusive shades but the lipliner is a repromote of one of her best selling colors. Texture and formula of everything is really good.

Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lip Set Blushing Dream, Rose Kiss and Pillow Talk

I’ve reviewed her lipsticks many times before but in case you missed the reviews or are new she has a few different formulas. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick is a full coverage, super creamy and very opaque lipstick formula. It can pull on the thick side but all you need to do is blot. They have a natural shine finish and stay put really well. Blushing Dream is a pretty soft pink. She also has a Matte Revolution formula which is one of the few matte lipsticks I love. They’re a luminous matte in the sense they have a matte finish but it doesn’t look or feel dry and they don’t make the lips look like shriveled raisins like some mattes do. I absolutely love them! Rose Kiss pulls very rosy on my lips and on the warm side.


Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lip Set Blushing Dream, Rose Kiss and Pillow Talk from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Swatch comparisons to some of her other lipsticks below:

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick swatches

One beauty look wearing:

Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette and Blushing Dream KISSING Lipstick

Nordstrom Anniversary Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette and Pretty Pink Lip Set Review

Overall thumbs up. I have medium-tan skin and the palette still shows up on my skin in a natural way. If you are lighter than me it will for sure show up and is neutral enough that it won’t pull orangey on your skin. If you are 1-2 shades darker I think it will still show up on your skin but it will definitely be a lot more neutral/flesh toned. I hope she makes more of these because I love the soft natural texture and finish.

For the lips nothing would have stopped me from buying the set, but I do think Blushing Dream is really close to The Duchess (reviewed here). Rose Kiss is warmer than I’m used to but I still think it’s a very wearable pretty romantic shade that has color without being too bold. I already own a few of the Pillow Talk Lip Liners, I would have preferred a new shade but the set is priced at a value price. I’m gifting the liner to a friend.

You can find the Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette ($75) and the Pretty Pink Lipstick Set ($60) both exclusively at Nordstrom for the Anniversary Sale. Early Access for the sale is going on until the 20th and then it opens to the public.

There is also a set called The Gift of Glowing Skin Set ($75) and Supermodel Body XL Shimmer Shape, Hydrate & Glow ($75). Her body shimmer is one of the prettiest ones I’ve tried but since I rarely wear body shimmers I did not buy this one. Also be sure to check the Beauty Gift With Purchase page!

Have you checked out these sets yet? Are they on your radar?


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  • lawler || yvettemypet July 14, 2018 at 8:22 am

    This is so timely that I actually felt relief when I saw this post. I’ve been waffling over that lip set since the catalog came out. What’s funny is that I wanted a shade a hair darker than The Duchess, and Blushing Dream seems to fit the bill. I think I’m going to go for it.

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Hope it’s the color you’ve been looking for!

  • Lisa C July 14, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I’m so happy to hear the palette is so nice! This year’s sale looks promising, I didn’t see too much last year but I’m excited about quite a few things this year.

  • Millie Robinson July 14, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Rose Kiss is a beautiful shade! Charlotte always kills it, love the look of these! x

    Millie |

  • beautygirl24 July 14, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I’m definitely getting the lip set! So gorgeous

  • Sunnykm July 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Sabrina, would you consider reviewing the Laura Mercier Essentials Eye & Cheek palette from the Anniversary sale? Sometines CT colors are too intense for my ruddy skin and the LM palette looks lighter in color. Thanks!


    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      I’m still thinking about it!

  • SoSuSam July 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Wonderful swatches! Thanks so much for sharing them. I thought I’d get the CT lip set, but now that I know how similar Blushing Dream is to The Duchess–which I own but don’t love–I’m less sure. And as you said, Rose Kiss looks very warm. So I’m less sure. But now you’ve got me thinking about the glowing skin palette, which I previously thought I didn’t want! 🙂 Nice to have such lovely things to choose from.

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Definitely swatch in person if you can!

  • Collar Wilson July 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Sabrina. The Matte Revolution lipsticks are the ones that I was talking about. I love them so much that I purchased a backup in Birkin Brown. I love the Charlotte Tilbury packaging. So elegant!

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Yes, her mattes are among the best!

  • Arianna July 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    That face palette is absolutely stunning! I love the look of it 💞

  • Anne Capitant July 14, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Both of these sets are already in my basket but I’m waiting on budget stuff to see if I can afford them. Fingers crossed!

  • Charli Griffith July 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I wasn’t sure about the face palette but thanks to your wonderful review I’m sold. It’s so pretty swatched and on you! I am loving lightly pink highlighters lately and that one with the blushes looks beautiful. Also I haven’t tried her face powder yet, this may be a great opportunity to do so.
    Thanks! I hope you’re having a good weekend!

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      They have a great return policy if you can’t try in person!

  • Marcia Scully July 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    The lipstick set I’ll buy. My kind of colors!

  • theothersable July 15, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Which would you recommend if you had to pick only one between the Becca Be a light and the charlotte tilbury palette?

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      I would say it depends on your skintone and how important blush color is to you. If you want more matte + a true blush go with the Charlotte Tilbury. If you want a bit more glowy and more flesh/finishing powders go with the Becca.

  • Justine R July 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I am so happy that you reviewed both of these sets as they were both ‘on my list’ and now they’ve definitely transitioned to my must-buy! I haven’t picked up any of the Instant Look Palettes but I did pick up the Filmstar & Bronze set from the Anniversary sale last year and it’s one of my most used compacts now. I love the lipsticks too! Now wondering if I should also get the Bar of Gold palette as well… have you picked that up?

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Justine, I have not checked out the Bar of Gold Palette, not sure I will.

  • Eileen July 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    The Glowing Pretty palette is one of the loveliest cosmetic specials that Nordstrom is offering this year. I was able to pick it up during the level 4 access so I’ve had several days to play with it. It is simply the perfect bit of summer glow and color for those of us with light/medium skin tones. I like to use a light, fluffy brush like my Wayne Goss #14 for a soft glow that is flattering on a woman of my age. I would imagine that you younger ladies would probably want to use a denser brush for more summer color and glam. It’s a pretty palette to be sure. As for the lip set, I gave that a miss because I already have the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and I no longer wear matte lipstick on these old lips.

    • BeautyLookBook July 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Nice! Glad you picked up the palette 🙂

  • Kelly July 15, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    So pretty, I’m thinking about getting the palette but I might get the lip set instead since I’m obsessed with CT lip products.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • Eileen July 15, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    The Glowing Pretty palette was amongst the loveliest offerings at Nordstrom and, as you pointed out, it offers plenty of color for those of us with light to medium complexions. I use a fluffy brush (Wayne Goss #14) for a natural glow with a bit of color and it is really gorgeous. For more intense color, I use one of my denser Hakuhodo brushes. I picked it up during the level 4 access and so I’ve had a few days to play around with it. I’m sure to get plenty of use out of it this summer. The lipstick set was a no go for me because I already have Pillow Talk. I’ve worn it for years as my basic, neutral liner and love its texture and long wear quality. Also, I don’t wear matte lipstick anymore–too drying on my old lips. It certainly is a beautiful set, though.

    Off topic: Sabrina, I finally got around to trying Tom Ford’s Waterproof Foundation/Concealer. What took me so long! It’s a fantastic foundation that is so very versatile and it wears well throughout a hot and humid day. I guess I was thinking it would be too heavy because it is advertised as full coverage, but it feels as light as a feather and can be sheered out to provide a beautiful soft glow that is flawless. Wow! I’m glad I was able to be perfectly matched.

  • Jenelle Witty July 16, 2018 at 1:23 am

    The palette colours are so sweet and beautiful on.
    xx Jenelle

  • Caroline Malone July 16, 2018 at 5:53 am

    What an absolutely gorgeous palette, I love the look of that highlighter. I think the bronzer is a really nice shade as well not too orange or grey which I find always a problem in face palettes for my skintone! xx

  • Ellie | PetiteElliee July 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    OMG this palette! HOW GORGEOUS

    Ellie xx

  • Ana Céline July 17, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Oh wow this palette is gorgeous! xx

  • Daisy July 20, 2018 at 10:09 am

    This maybe a good time for me to try out CT, pretty