A “lit from within” Glow

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No one can do a beautiful dimensional face palette quite like Charlotte Tilbury. I’ve been a fan of the brand for years, and as soon as I saw this new palette launch on a promotional e-mail I got, I immediately clicked through to learn more.

It ain’t cheap. Most of her products aren’t cheap. But it’s a truly beautiful palette with such pretty shades that could make it that one palette you use for everything except your eyes.

I love that the highlighters have some reflection but aren’t overly glittery or super shimmery. They just add a glow to the skin.

The blushes can be mixed together or used on their own, and the contour shade is subtle enough to add some dimension to the face, without looking muddy on the skin.

Here is a before, my eyes and liquid foundation (+ concealer!) is on, but no other powders.

And here is the after:

It added warmth, glow, and dimension to my face and everything was in one palette.

Charlotte Tilbury products are some of the most reliable makeup products I’ve used. I’m currently loving the Magic Away concealer (it’s what I used in these photos) and have enjoyed the Magic Foundation as well! While they are a bit more expensive than products I typically talk about, they really are worth the investment if you want to just find one thing and use it until the product is gone.

Her Instant Look palettes are a great place to start (this would make a great Christmas gift!).

P.S. Here is a tutorial I did about basic contouring tips!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 10.23.18

I always see people working wonders with Charlotte Tilbury’s palettes! Still just a dream product for me, though, until I can save up, hah! 🙂

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Allie says · 10.23.18

I love all her products. The formulas are just so great – they add so much flow and blend so well. Her foundation brush is my all
Time favorite too.
You look beautiful! xAllie

Ruth Kelly says · 10.23.18

Love love love CT products wasn’t sure if this was worth it though as I use the film star bronze and glow

Rachel @ Rachel, Striving says · 10.23.18

I definitely need to watch a few of your full-face tutorials… I have a blush palette I like from It Cosmetics, but always find it really daunting to know how much to put on!

Angela says · 10.23.18

Beautiful palette! Love that it could work on my pale skin. Most palettes now seem geared to warmer skin tones.
Angela | BlushandPearls.com

Clare says · 10.23.18

I really like the Charlotte Tilbury palette you used in this post, colors are lovely! Do you know of any ( more budget concious) dupes or could you post of any in the future? Thanks so much, love your blog!

AA says · 10.23.18

I just clicked the link for the contouring tutorial and I realized that your curls/hairstyle that year matched my hairstyle that year, and same goes for now haha. I have used so many of your tutorials that I can actually see my hair transition in yours :). Anyway, thanks for the great content always!

Eva says · 10.23.18

These colors are lovely on your complexion! I’ve been meaning to try CT for a while but I just haven’t needed any new products. I’m dying to try some of her lip colors too!

Eva | http://www.shessobright.com

Lisa DeAngelo says · 10.24.18

I have been wondering about CT and if it’s worth the splurge. I just indulged in the new Hourglass face pallet in the pink case…I love them for the same reasons you like CT…soft glowing skin, no shimmer, no glimmer just soft and ethereal.

Megan says · 10.25.18

I really want to try the Hollywood illuminating stuff you mix in your foundation <3

Karli says · 10.28.18

I remember you had a post awhile ago about maskcara beauty. Do you still use it.? And what are your thoughts on it? Is it worth the investment?

Kate says · 10.29.18

I’m not currently using it. If you search the hashtag for the makeup on instagram youll see examples of how beautiful the makeup blends together and makes a face look dimensional and glowing!

Miranda says · 10.30.18

I’ve been so curious about that concealer!

Do you have any primer recommendations for someone with large pores? I find my foundation (it cosmetics cc cream) tends to settle there and look like polka dots. I think it’s time to try the luminous silk foundation and maybe the tatcha primer?


Beatrice says · 10.31.18

Love the look of this palette <3 I'm quite obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury products, I love how they enhance your natural beauty instead of covering it up and this number screams 'bonne mine' makeup, which is my favourite for everyday. x

Beatrice | Strawberry Makeup bag

Sheila says · 10.16.19

There are some great CT Christmas Gift packs at Sephora right now. I’m really tempted by the “Pillow Talk” lip set.

Diana says · 03.28.21

Great blog. Absolutely LOVE the lipstick you’re wearing….. can I ask what it is please?

Many thanks 🙂 x