You Need: Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Look In A Palette


This chap is nearly £50.

Have you clicked off yet?

I reckon I would have.

I’m not a newbie to make-up, and yet, I still never really feel fully confident that I’m using products the right way, or that I’m putting bronzer and blusher and dark eye shadow in the right places.

Which is the main reason I’m a big ADD THIS TO YOUR BIRTHDAY LIST advocate of Charlotte Tilbury’s face palette.

It’s designed to be the ultimate carry-in-your-bag and do yo make-up in five minutes product, and Charlotte’s also produced a video to go with it that quickly teaches you where to put each powder (which is here).

I wish she’d send a DVD to every 18-year-old girl and explain how to use every make-up product ever, it’d have saved me a lot of embarrassing photos and life anxieties.

Anyway, I followed the tutorial to a tee, replacing the products I didn’t own with the closest thing I owned (an Oskia moisturiser, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue and a Seventeen concealer) and these snaps are the results.


I mean, OK these photos have been brightened to within an inch of their life but my cheeks look, so, well, lovely.

There’s no complex contouring or omg want some face with your blusher? it’s just nice and fresh and easy and glowy and healthy. And alright, I have a crush on my own cheeks and what of it?

I like the eyes too. My main difficulty was that not one of my 4745 eye pencils wanted to be drawn on over the shadow – including the higher end ones. So if anyone can recommend a good smudgy pencil for a natural smokey eye plz plz hook a sister up. All the ones I tried felt like I was running a bread knife over my life. Yay.

I don’t want to like this product. I really, really, really don’t. It’s so expensive. But fuck it, I am obsessed and I feel a bit excited as i’m typing this and I want to look at my face in the mirror again and maybe I’ll discuss it with Chris when he gets in from work and see if he listens to more than the first two words.

Shop it here.



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