Charlotte Tilbury launched two new Instant Look Palettes in her Look of Love Collection. I ordered both sight unseen along with a few of the lip products. Swatches and a closer look today! Available at Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora, Nordstrom and all other Charlotte Tilbury retailers.
- Instant Look in a Palette Pretty Blushed Beauty $75
- Instant Look in a Palette in Glowing Beauty $75
- Matte Revolution Lipstick in Wedding Belles $37
- K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nude Romance $37
- Tinted Love in Santa Euphoria $34
- Tinted Love in Blushed Rose $34
- Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray in White Tea of Bali $35
Instant Look in a Palettes
Her Instant Look of Love in a Palettes comes in two shade variations. They each have 3 eyeshadows, 1 matte bronzer, 1 blush, 1 highlighter and 1 Airbrush face powder. In terms of pigment and color payoff these are among the better ones (I found some of her previous one too sheer.)
Pretty Blushed Beauty is the lighter option with neutral tones for the eyeshadows in a pale champagne glitter topper, medium shimmery taupe grey and soft matte brown. The sparkle shade is best applied in a pressing motion (I like to tap on the eyes as a finisher with my fingers). The medium shimmer shade has super smooth pigment. The matte brown is a really pretty wearable staple color I like to use as a softer contour.
Cheek colors in this palette include a soft matte tan which is on the light-medium side but still shows up deeper than my natural skin tone so I’d call it a soft bronze for me. The highlighter is a pale shimmery champagne with smooth shimmer. Blush is a soft peach on me and the powder matches my skin exactly.
- Foundation Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5 (review here)
- Concealer YSL Touche Eclat Shade 3
- Brows Benefit Precisely My Brow Shade 3
- Powder, blush, eyeshadows to set from Pretty Blushed palette
- Lips Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Nude Romance
- Top from Reformation Julia Ribbed Sweater Tank (recommending sizing up a few sizes, runs small)
Glowing Beauty has deeper tones with a soft peach champagne shimmer, sparkling copper + silver mix of a glitter shade, medium matte plum brown for the eyes. For cheeks it has a deeper matte neutral cool brown for the bronzer, a shimmery peachy color for the highlighter, a deeper warm rose with a hint of shimmer for the blush. The powder is lighter in color than my skin tone but it melts into the skin and I can make it work. Overall cheek tones for this one is deeper and more bronzy, slightly too deep for my medium tan skin but I can make it work.
Below Glowing Beauty palette and Wedding Belles Lipstick
I think the palettes are lovely and easy to wear for a natural glowing look. However as with most palettes I don’t recommend getting them unless you think you will use most of the shades. I do think the selection for the powder shades were an odd choice since there are so many different skin tones and the two featured in these palettes seem limited.
I have four items from this collection swatched for the lips. I think some of these have been launched in the past so if you own a lot of Charlotte Tilbury lip products you may want to shop your stash. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nude Romance is a medium peachy brown nude (also swatched here). This one has full coverage, is super creamy and has pretty good lasting power. The Matte Revolution in Wedding Belles (I think another repromote) which is a matte rose pink. I find it to be similar to Pillow Talk on my lips with the Wedding Belles to be a bit more cool-toned. It’s a really lovely everyday kind of rose pink.
I tried two of the Tinted Love Lip stains in Santa Euphoria and Blushed Rose. I have mixed feelings about these. The colors are lovely when swatched on the hand. They look semi-sheer but can be layered on the lips. On my lips they darkened significantly into a deeper rosy stain that looked nothing like they do swatched straight out of the tube. Color and finish is like that natural just-bitten kind of effect but then my lips looked like they started to look dried out. I could probably top with a clear gloss or balm to help add a bit of moisture. Product itself is not bad, just not quite what I expected but then I am usually not a fan of liquid stains for lips because they almost always darken on me.
Swatches + a few comparisons:
Last a quick mention includes a look at the Airbrush Flawless Scented Setting Spray in White Tea of Bali. It has a really soft pleasant white tea scent. This has a dispenser that sprays a super fine mist and softens the look of powder on the skin. This one comes in the full 100 ml size for $35. You can find the Original Setting Spray unscented option in the 100 ml option for $35 and a Travel Size 34 ml option for $20. It has a similar effect to the Urban Decay All Nighter or the MAC Fix+ for making makeup last. (If you’re shopping for multiple items, I recommend shopping direct through Charlotte Tilbury’s website because she does have bundles with a price break/savings on some things.)
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Have you checked out the collection yet? What did you think about the palettes?