Another blog post, another Charlotte Tilbury product. Welcome to my vanity.
If you have more self-control than I do and you haven't already emptied your wallet at the Charlotte Tilbury counter, I suggest trying her Instant Look in a Palette products—they're a great introduction. The look I'm going to show you today features the lighter of the two palettes, called Natural Beauty. It features a three eyeshadows, a bronzer, a highlighter, and two blushes designed to be used together (reminiscent of her "Swish and Pop" blushes). All colours are new—even the bronzer and highlighter, which are just a tad lighter than the colours in Charlotte's famed Filmstar Bronze and Glow. The eyeshadows are perfect for a very natural daytime look: A matte, barely-there pink, a champagne shimmer, and a light, soft brown with a satin finish. The blushes are both warm pinky-peaches with satin finishes.
If you've heard of any Charlotte Tilbury products, you've probably heard of Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, which is not only the perfect lip liner formula, but also the perfect nude for lining and enhancing your lips. Friends, it was a good day indeed when Charlotte released this perfect pinky-nude shade in the form of her Matte Revolution Lipstick, which happens to be the best matte lipstick formula I've ever tried—it's matte without looking flat, and it's incredibly comfortable on the lips. If you buy one nude lipstick this year, it should be Pillow Talk. Trust me. I ordered it about a nanosecond after I got the email, and I haven't looked back!
Here's a basic, light look I came up with featuring these two products.
I brushed the light pink all over my lid, from lash line to brow bone. Then I patted the champagne all over my lid and blended the light brown into my crease. I applied some black eyeliner and mascara, and then softened the black line with a bit more of the light brown shade.
I warmed up my cheekbones, jawline, and hairline with the bronzer, and applied the highlighter to the high points of my face. Then I swept the lighter peach blush shade up my cheekbone, and "popped" the darker shade on the apples of my cheeks.
I finished with a slick of Pillow Talk on the lips—no liner or gloss.
What do you think? Will you be giving the Instant Looks in a Palette a try?
Disclosure: These products were purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.