Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette – Natural Beauty | A Review

I have spent years drooling over Charlotte Tilbury products. The packaging, the quality, the amazing reviews…all very up my alley. What was NOT up my alley, was the price tag.

$34 for a lipstick? I’m sorry, what?

But a month or so ago I gave in, and purchased a number of things off the website. One of the main things I wanted to get was one of her Instant Look in a Palettes. I was completely torn between the Natural Beauty and Seductive Beauty palettes, but I finally decided on the Natural Beauty palette. It was the first in the series, and I had a good feeling that the colors would work with my pale skin tone.

Charlotte Tilbury Natural Beauty Palette

It was like Christmas when I opened that package (I also got the Classic Pencil in Audrey, and the Pillow Talk lip kit). Everything was wrapped up beautifully, and I legitimately didn’t want to open anything because I didn’t want to destroy the packaging.

So I had very high expectations for this. I do SO MUCH research before buying a product, and I read tons of reviews that just raved about this palette.

Charlotte Tilbury Natural Beauty Palette

The Good
  • I love how simple this makes your makeup routine. It has everything you need in a neat little compact, and you don’t have to worry about making different products work well together. And the mirror is HUGE!
  • Piggy-backing on the simple aspect, every pan is numbered and labeled, so you know exactly what each pan is and where to put it.
  • I’ve used this almost every day since I’ve gotten it, which is really saying a lot. It’s great for an every-day makeup look (especially if you work in a professional workplace environment), and you can easily use it to transition into a night look, as well.
  • I have yet to do his, but I’ve read that it’s really handy to travel with. It’ll definitely cut down on the amount of products you bring with you.
Charlotte Tilbury Natural Beauty Palette - Swatches
1. Eye Brighten 2. Eye Enhance 3. Eye Smoke 4. Face Bronze 5. Cheek Swish 6. Cheek Pop 7. Face Highlight
The Bad
  • Having VERY pale skin, I feel like the bronzer is a tad too orange/dark for me. I can definitely make it work, but the bronzer in the Seductive Palette looks like it’ll suite me better.
  • The pans for the blush shades are just too damn small. I have to use a not very wide brush just so I don’t get any of the bronzer/highlighter along with it.

In the end, I’m very happy I invested in this and will continue to use this (probably most days!). I definitely have my eyes on the Seductive Palette for my next order!