Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Hello Bunnies!

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette – be still my beating heart! I am trying very hard to resist new launches, but when there was a pre-sale for the palette, all of my willpower disappeared. I’d seen pictures of this for a while and knew that I was going to have to have it. I already own all of her Luxury Eye palettes, and her Instant Look palettes, so there was no point even pretending I wasn’t going to need this.

For me, Charlotte’s eyeshadows are some of the nicest I have tried and I’ve wanted her to do a larger palette for a while. Charlotte describes this palette as a complete eye makeup wardrobe and I can see why. The palette is broken down into 4 colour coded shade trios – each with their own look. Each look offers something different or you could let loose and use the palette as a whole.

Now at first glance, it does look similar to Urban Decay’s Naked, but after playing around with it they are 2 very different palettes. Yes some of the shades are similar, but I feel it’s different enough to warrant owning both.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

PACKAGING TO DIE FOR!!

Charlotte Tilbury’s products are always beautifully packaged and this is no exception. It is stunning … seriously stunning. The palette is housed in a beautiful gold Art Deco style case with a sunburst design. I love the detail Charlotte puts into her products and this is a work of art. I never thought I was a fan of Art Deco designs but ever since I’ve fallen in love with Charlotte Tilbury, I’ve been won over.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

THE LOOKS

So there are 4 different looks in the palette that will take you from Desk to Disco. There is a look for every part of your day meaning that you could get away with having just this palette if you’re a fan of neutrals. This isn’t a bold or bright palette – it is neutral with a good mix of mattes and shimmers, as well as warm and cooler shades. Each trio has a shade to Prime, Enhance and Smoke.

The 4 looks are:

DAY – fresh and natural

DESK – perfect for work

DATE – soft and dreamy

DISCO – dramatic rock chick look

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

THE SHADES

DAY EYE

PRIME – delicate cream matte

ENHANCE – neutral brown shimmer

SMOKE – taupe matte

DESK EYE

PRIME – pink champagne shimmer

ENHANCE – terracotta matte

SMOKE – caramel matte

DATE EYE

PRIME – mauve cocoa shimmer

ENCHANCE – bronzed chocolate shimmer

SMOKE – dark chocolate matte

DISCO EYE

PRIME – gold shimmer

ENHANCE – olive gold shimmer

SMOKE – midnight black matte

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette is beautiful to use. The matte shades are nice and soft and give you an almost soft-focus effect. With the shimmer shades, you get a gorgeous glowing, almost dewy effect and they are gorgeous.

At first I didn’t think the shadows were that pigmented, but you can build them up nicely. The pans appear to have been pressed quite firmly, so there’s not a lot of fallout (hardly any), but it does mean you have to build up the coverage. I love how soft these shadows are and the blending is incredible. They blend perfectly and so easily – it’s like it does the work for you. You don’t need to be the best at applying eyeshadow to get stunning looks from this palette – by keeping it to trios of shades, and the high quality of the shadows, it’s practically foolproof.

GET THE LOOK

The look that I was most drawn to was the Date Eye, so I got stuck straight in every though it’s a Friday and I’m not going anywhere! I’m a big fan of shimmer shades so this one just spoke to me and the shades are beautiful.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

First of all I prepped my skin with Magic Cream as I find this gives me a gorgeous base to work with. I then took the palette and used the Prime shade over the majority of my eye. This was followed by the Enhance shade which I used across the lid and slightly into the crease. I then took the Smoke shade and worked it into the crease before blending it all. I wanted quite a heavy look so I did pack the shadows on, but you can soften it out easily. Then I look the Enhance and Smoke shades and ran them along the lower lash line before using The Classic Eyeliner along my lower waterline.

I then used Filmstar Bronze & Glow to slightly add depth to my cheeks, before using the Full Fat Lashes mascara. Whenever I do my eyes, I like to add highlight in the inner corner and along the brow bone, so I used the Bar of Gold.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

With the eyes finished, I used Wonder Glow and Light Wonder as my base. I set this with the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (it’s the best), and added some blush with the Cheek to Chic in Sex On Fire. I used the highlight shade from Filmstar as I only wanted a subtle glow to my cheeks. To finish, I used Pillow Talk Lip Cheat and Lipstick as I wanted the eyes to be the focus of the look.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

ANY NEGATIVES?

As stunning as the palette is, there is a slight negative … the price. The Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette costs £60.00 … yep, my heart sank when I saw the price too. However, we all know Charlotte’s eyeshadows aren’t cheap. The Luxury Eye Palettes cost £39.00 and that’s just for 4 shadows, so this one is better value for money. If you’re a Charlotte Tilbury fan, then you’ll definitely want this palette … see it as a very lovely treat to yourself.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette will be back in stock on October 5th, so don’t forget to check it out.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

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