as much as I love finding great products for a drugstore price, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a high-end makeup item. maybe it’s the fancy packaging, the tissue paper and lovely service you get when visiting a counter or it’s knowing that you were able to buy yourself something nice from the money you worked hard for. maybe you got promoted, finishes a big project or you just deserve to a treat. I am a high-end makeup girl at heart and there are some brands that almost make my heart flutter with excitement. one of them has to be Charlotte Tilbury. I remember walking into Selfridges, so excited to finally own some of her makeup and I loved everything I tried so far. Browing on Twitter as per usual, I saw that Charlotte Tilbury is coming out with an eyeshadow palette for the holidays and I knew I had to have it. Eyeshadow Palettes just make me weak and since I finished the majority of law school I thought it would treat myself. In order to promote her new release, Charlotte Tilbury teamed up with Amelia Liana and Lydia Elise Millen to show the palette online and have a24-hour presale and I couldn’t resist and got the Instant Eye Palette straight away.
CT Makeup always reminds me of some very glam makeup a Hollywood diva would have on her fancy vanity as its just so special and beautiful. The Palette comes with 12 shades which are all themed. We have the day eye, desk eye, date eye and disco eye and whilst some are not as bold, the disco and date eye can be built up quite a bit. It contains warm tones as well as cool tones, matte and shimmers. Obviously, you can use the shadows however you please but I find the looks to be very nice and easy to pull together especially in the morning.
To be fair, I didn’t expect anything but lovely quality. It comes in the signature rose gold packaging with a big mirror and it is very slim and easy to pack away. The eyeshadow pan layout is actually my favourite as I feel like its most organized and looks best. The shadows themselves are amazing. With loads of highly pigmented shadows I feel like there’s loads of crumbling and fall out and it makes me feel like I’m hitting pan way quicker. When I first dipped my brush into the shadows I thought there was nothing on my brush as I felt the shadow didn’t move at all but it goes on the lid highly pigmented and the palette looks like it wasn’t used. The mattes are not chalky at all and again it feels like the shadows are very firm and its a very unusual texture but not in a bad way. The shadows blend like a dream and do not move one bit throughout the day.
To me, CT didn’t disappoint with her new palette and it’s beautiful. Its such a treat and the shadows are right up my street and I’m so happy I treated myself to it. I have been using it every single day since I got it. Have you tried it or are planning on getting it? Let me know.
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