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Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette, Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Review & Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty swatch

 

During my busy travels, I found myself constantly needing to downsize the amount of makeup I packed. Not only for space-saving reasons, but also because whenever I travel, I tend to not travel for pleasure. Most of the time, I’m running around doing errands, so I barely have any moment to put some colors on my face. Yep, the struggle is real. Add that with jet lag, and that’s when I start to fumble around, sleepy, disoriented, trying to decide which eyeshadow would look best (given the number of minutes I have), and that’s if I haven’t lost them somewhere already.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Review

 

So, I made it a promise to myself to pack light and to carry beauty products that are more compact. You know, the all-in-one type. Luckily, with the Sephora Holiday Bonus Sale that happened a while ago, I was able to score some compacts that are made to be for full-face makeup. One of them is this Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette in Gorgeous Glowing Beauty (75 USD). A lot of us fell in love with the Instant Look In A Palette since the time it was first released because it allows us to create an almost full-face makeup (sans lipstick, brow enhancer, and eyeliner) in a small handy palette. 

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty complete face

 

The shade for this holiday season is the limited-edition Gorgeous Glowing Beauty. It’s got a combination of matte and shimmery shades for the face, cheeks, and eyes. The compact itself is cruelty-free and it has five shades at 0.07 oz each, and two shades at 0.21 oz each.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty holiday 2019

 

1 Eye Brighten: shimmery rose gold, brightening/priming 

2 Eye Enhance: slightly shimmery coppery bronze, adds dimension 

3 Eye Smoke: matte maroon, adds definition to the eyes, and can create a smokey eye look

 

4 Face Bronzer: medium brown

 

5 Cheek Swish: shimmery champagne pink

6 Cheek Pop: slightly warm rose-pink, for the apples of the cheeks

 

7 Face Highlighter: shimmery luminescent gold

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Review

 

This palette will definitely be overused pretty soon. I love the whole look of it and I can truly get a complete makeup look with just this handy compact. Also, I can create different looks with this, going from a natural look to a nighttime glam. The shades may seem to be not as pigmented at first glance, but it is definitely pigmented upon swatching. The colors do somewhat vary in tone once applied to the skin. For example, the #6 Cheek Pop blusher is definitely much more pigmented once on the cheeks, and the #1 Eye Brighten seems to be quite shimmery and has a slight pinkish tone that tends to blend with my skin, so, with that, I use the #7 Face Highlight as my inner eye brightener. The #2 Eye Enhance is definitely well pigmented and enough to define the eyes or even create a smokey eye look. The #5 Cheek Swish seems to slightly blend with my skin tone as well and is quite close to the #1 Eye Brighten, so it doesn’t show as a blush on me, but it’s more of a cheek highlighter which I like to put on top of the #6 Cheek Pop for a nice subtle glow.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Full face complete face

 

Overall, the look of this palette can go from natural to very glam. The tones are earthy yet dramatic, beautiful, and totally wearable. The shades stay for the whole day on my skin without using a primer, and there are no fallouts from the eyeshadows. This is one of those palettes that you’ll be constantly reaching for, and it’s also ideal for traveling, which is just what I need.

 

This palette is limited-edition and is still currently available at Nordstrom and at charlottetilbury.com

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Gorgeous Glowing Beauty

 

Have you tried this already? What are your favorite beauty compacts for traveling?

 

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Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Review

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palettes

 

Hello you guys. My apologies if I’m MIA lately. I’m traveling a lot nowadays and life is pretty hectic here on my end. However, I’ll do my best to share with you some of the stuff I’m up to especially when it comes to makeup and beauty.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette review and swatch

 

One of my favorite beauty finds and is a star of my travel makeup pouch is the Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette (0.39 oz: 30 USD, mini: 18 USD). This blush duo palette features complementary shades that are packed with very good pigment. The shades are velvety smooth and they blend easily. I love how they last the whole day on me with just a few light strokes of a fluffy blush brush on my cheeks, using the EcoTools brush you see in the following photos of this review. Each palette is dermatologist-tested, talc-free, gluten-free, and it contains Vitamin E – per Jouer’s description. There are several duo palettes to choose from that cater to different skin tones. Also, most of these Jouer blush compacts come in the regular 0.39 oz/11 gram size, but there is also one shade (Rose Gold) that comes in mini size, which is a very good starter blush palette if you want to try one of these Jouer blushes in the future.

 

I got three palettes of these blushes and check them out below.

 

 

Cheeky Summer – Terracotta Sands (shimmering warm bronze) / Hot Coral (shimmering warm coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Cheeky Summer

 

This is a limited-edition duo palette for the Summer, but it’s still available at Nordstrom and Beautylish. This is the first Jouer Blush Bouquet that I own and I totally love it, especially for the pigment. I was a bit wary at first due to the shimmers, but it didn’t really give me that extreme shine. The duos are of medium coral and bronze shades that are still wearable not just for the Summer but all throughout any season.

 

Rose Gold  – Marigold (warm shimmering golden peach) / Rose Petal (cool shimmering light coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Rose Gold

 

I got this in mini because I couldn’t resist its beautiful shades. This size is ideal for traveling and it looks like a good blend of the Adore and Cheeky Summer palettes. The shades are a bit bronzey + coral/peachy. There’s some shimmer on the Marigold shade but it’s not extremely shimmery.

 

Adore – Adore Me (matte warm dusty peach) / Hold Me (shimmering warm pale-nude peach)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette adore

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette swatch

 

I wasn’t quite sure whether I wanted this palette at first since the colors seem to be too light for my skin tone, however, since this is the bestselling Jouer Blush Bouquet compact, I got really curious. Upon trying this, I then realize why it’s the bestseller. It’s because this palette is probably the perfect everyday blush palette for fair to light-medium skin tone, and they are basically matte. The shades are also on the nude peach/coral side. The colors do show on my skin, and it gives that natural flush on my cheeks, but if you’re medium to deep, might as well pick a palette with deeper tones/shades than this compact.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette

 

Bottom line, I would love to have all the shades of these blush palettes. They are very well-pigmented and totally wearable. The lasting power is also amazing, and the whole packaging just a sight to behold. Therefore, I highly recommend that you try at least one of these, but most likely, you’ll end up with a few more of these, lol.

 

The Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Dermstore, and Beautylish

 

 

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Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette Review + Swatch

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette

 

I’ve been looking into some face palettes lately and the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm (4 shades: 75 USD) is probably one of the most beautiful face palettes released this year, so far. I was really stoked the first time I saw it, both by the packaging and the shade of each pan. It has a very luxe and elegant appeal, along with some quirky embossment of each shade. Speaking of shades, there 4 shades on this palette. Two of them are highlighters, there’s one bronzer, and a somewhat shimmery rose lilac (unicorn-ish) blush.

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette review swatch

 

At first, I wasn’t quite sure whether Glowgasm palette I should get, either the Lightgasm or the Lovegasm? A lot of folks find the Lightgasm palette to be too light and too subtle for them. So when I went to Norstrom, I had the palette for warm-dark skin tone in mind, which is the Lovegasm. Upon swatching the two palettes, I find the Lovegasm to be too pigmented for me. Its blush shade made me look like I got sunburned, it was definitely too much for my face. However, I find the shades to be really pretty. When I tried the Lightgasm palette, I felt like it somehow suited well on my face.

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette in lightgasm review swatch

 

 

Since then, I’ve been incorporating the Lightgasm palette for most of my makeup routine. I did find it to be a little too subtle on my face. Indoor, it’s almost unnoticeable on my skin, but it’s quite buildable enough to pack the colors on the cheeks, as well as all over the face. I really love the rosy unicorn blush (#3) of this particular palette, and it’s really stunning to look at. At first swipe, it kinda appears like a light shimmer on my cheeks, but I can pack it with a couple more swipes using my Ulta itbrush in #101

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette swatch

 

Once outdoor, I could see the effect of this palette on my face. It’s subtle but noticeable enough to emphasize and highlight the bony prominences of my face. The nice thing is that you can always use this wet if ever you’d prefer to add more blush and glow on the face.

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette review

 

This palette is also good as eyeshadows, and probably much better if applied wet. So, if you’re looking for a subtle face palette with an au-naturel effect and you have a very-fair to light skintone then you might like the Lightgasm one. You might also be able to pull it off if you have a light-medium skintone. If you’re medium, then you might be better off with the Lovegasm palette. Overall, the new Glowgasm palette is so pretty and definitely a head-turner, however, it’s pricey, so you may wanna carefully examine the swatches online or in-store to find out which palette would suit you best if ever you’re planning to buy one.

 

The Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Palette is currently available at Nordstrom, charlottetilbury.com, Sephora, and Bergdorf Goodman

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette in lightgasm

 

Do you own this palette? What’s your first impression?

 

 

 

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