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Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

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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Sephora Holiday Bonus Beauty Insider Event 2018 Wishlist

It’s that time of the year again for us beauty lovers. Sephora is currently running their Holiday Bonus Beauty Insider Event for a few weekends, catering not only to their Beauty Insider members of different memberships levels but also to those who are non-Beauty Insider Members.

 

For Rouge Members, you’ll get 20% OFF two weekends of sale access in advance. The first round of sale started last weekend, and the next round will be this coming November 2 to 5. Just use the code ROUGEBONUS

 

For VIB Members, you can still get 20% OFF on November 9 to 12. Use Code VIBBONUS

 

For Insiders or Non-Beauty Insider Members, you can get 15% OFF on November 16 to 19 with the code BIBONUS

 

Aren’t these weekend sales exciting? It’s always a great idea to take advantage of these sales event in order to try some new releases in beauty and skin care or use them to finally get a discount on some products you’ve been wishing and longing for a long time. With that being said, I have compiled a few items that have been on my wishlist for some time and also some newness in beauty that I would love to try. I will be adding another set of wishlist in the following weeks to come.

 

 

Sephora Holiday Bonus Beauty Insider Event 2018 Wishlist

 

 

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($75) – This is such a pricey eyeshadow palette with a very beautiful packaging. I would really like to try this because each color seems to be very pigmented and also, I haven’t really tried a Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow before or even own one, so I’m hoping that this would be a keeper.

 

  1. Beautyblender Sapphire ($20) – Because there is always a reason to buy a Beautyblender especially in every color, LOL. I cannot stress how much of a staple this little sponge is for me and it’s still the most useful tool to apply the foundation seamlessly while looking natural. This newest Sapphire-blue shade is just too beautiful to pass up.

 

  1. BKR Spiked Tutu Glass Water Bottle (Little, 16 oz: $42) – I’ve been eyeing this beautiful eye-catching water bottle for a long time. I like its edgy, unique and spunky design that is not only cool to carry around, its entire aesthetic is just perfect as a decor, plus it makes you wanna drink more water too, ha! It comes in two sizes, and I like the “little” size which is easy to carry. I know it’s kinda silly to wish for a fancy-looking water bottle because, at the end of the day, it’s just really a water bottle, LOL, but this is just so pretty, and on top of that, it looks like something made for self-defense, LOL.

 

  1. Kerastase Reflection Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair (8.5 oz: $30) – I’ve always wanted to try this particular shampoo from Kerastase. I’m a big fan of Sulfate-free haircare, and this one sparks my curiosity a lot. Also, I’ve heard that this smells really great, and of course, it’s gentle not only for colored hair but also for those who’ve had some treatments done on their mane.

 

  1. Viktor&Rolf Magic Liquid Diamonds (Mini 0.30 oz: $30, 2.5 oz: $190) – This is my most favorite scent from the newest Viktor&Rolf Magic Collection of Eau de Parfums, reviewed HERE. I love the clean irresistible floral scent of this and I’m dying to have this in full size.

 

  1. Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette (12 x 0.038 oz: $49) – I’m excited to try this but not quite sure about what to expect of this palette, in other words, this palette is giving me mixed emotions. I’m afraid the shades might be too “bruised” looking for me, but they all look really gorgeous judging from the swatches I’m seeing online. So I’m hoping this would really work for my skin tone.

 

  1. Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick (0.14 oz: $38) – Saw this at my local Sephora and I almost bought a few shades, but I’m waiting for this sale. These lipsticks look really pretty and they have a beautiful elegant red and black case. The texture is a very nice matte and the shades are just gorgeous.

 

  1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation (0.31 oz: $62) – I’ve heard good things about this pressed powder and since I’m looking for a new pressed powder foundation to love, I’m hoping this would be perfect for me. The reviews of this are really good as well.

 

  1. Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick (0.14 oz: $26) – Someone recommended this to me and mentioned that this is such a very good yet understated matte lipstick, and judging from the reviews online, I think I may like this a lot. We’ll see, so far, I really love the shade range.

 

  1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette ($80) – I’m torn between this palette and the other limited-edition new Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 Palette from Hourglass as well. However, I seem to like this Unlocked palette better, at least shade-wise. The Volume 4 Palette looks very much like the Volume 3 which I already have from the last Holiday Season (reviewed HERE). Problem is, this Unlocked Palette is still Sold Out. Hopefully, Sephora will restock this soon before the sale ends.

 

Have you shopped the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event already? What’s on your wishlist?

 

Stay tuned for more of my Sephora Holiday Event Wishlist