CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE Seductive Beauty Review

If you follow me on Instagram, you’d know that Charlotte Tilbury is one of my all time favourite brands.  I particularly adore her lipstick ranges.

Last year, I gave the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Natural Beauty a miss.  The reason?  I am not always blown away by Charlotte Tilbury’s eyeshadows.  My recent much more impressive experience with the Legendary Muse palette has piqued my interest a little more with the release of the new and limited edition Seductive Beauty palette.  So I ordered the palette to try, knowing it would probably sell out again.  You know I’d love a good face palette!

Let me introduce you to Seductive Beauty:

What Charlotte Tilbury says:

Following on from the sell-out success of the ‘Instant Look In A Palette: Natural Beauty’, comes Charlotte’s NEW ‘Instant Look In A Palette: Seductive Beauty’! It’s all you need to dramatically enhance, seduce and mesmerise with your eyes all year round. Perfect for evening dates and glittering parties, this is makeup MAGIC to transform you from dusk ‘till dawn!

Containing 7 of Charlotte’s most loved and iconic shades, this all-in-one beauty palette gives you a sultry, sculpted complexion and signature smokey eye in 5 minutes! Whether a makeup pro or a complete beginner, this is an instant SEDUCTION look for every woman at every age!



The palette contains 3 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter.  The shades are numbered and labelled for ease of application.

  • Shade 1 EYE Brightening: warm shimmery soft beige
  • Shade 2 EYE Enhance: warm shimmery taupe brown
  • Shade 3 EYE Smoke: warm, shimmery medium bronze
  • Shade 4 FACE Bronzer: medium reddish-brown with gold shimmers
  • Shade 5 CHEEK Swish: pinky coral with gold shimmers
  • Shade 6 CHEEK pop: rosy coral with satin finish
  • Shade 7 FACE highlighter: light peachy gold with luminous sheen

All shades are pigmented and blendable.  They feel very soft and silky to the touch, with the Smoke eyeshadow shade being the driest.  There is a little powder kick back with all shades but the finish of all applications are smooth and flawless.

Being a face palette, Seductive Beauty palette is very convenient to have at hands, especially on those rushed mornings.  The blush pans are quite small but you only need to pick up very little product so it has proven not to be a problem.  The highlighter is a little understated but I don’t mind that for a natural day look.  The bronzer is quite pigmented so you need to remember to pick up little product at a time and build up to the intensity you desire.  Although there are shimmers in the bronzer, they don’t translate on my skin.  All shades last well on my oily skin, 7 hours before I notice any fading.

I thought it would be interesting to compare the bronzers and highlighters in The Seductive Beauty palette and the Filmstar Bronze & Glow Duo Light to Medium since many Charlotte Tilbury fans probably would have this in their existing collection.As you can see the Bronzer in the Seductive Beauty palette is darker. The Highlighter in the Seductive Beauty Palette looks slightly pink next to the highlighter from Filmstar Bronze & Glow Duo.  They are definitely not the same and the Filmstar Bronze & Glow Duo would be a safer option to use for a natural makeup look if your skin tone is fair to medium.

The eyeshadows are very dupable but work well together.  You can definitely achieve a beautiful, healthy look with minimal effort using the Seductive Beauty palette.  My favourite shades from the palette are the blushes, I love the silky texture and the lit-within luminous finish.

Overall, I adore Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Seductive Beauty.  It is very easy and convenient to use.  The packaging is slim and chic making it a fabulous travel companion.  The palette is a perfect way to try a range of Charlotte Tilbury products.  If you gravitate towards face palettes like me, you would really enjoy Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty palette.

Is Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty palette on your radar? Is Face palette your thing?

Much love as always,

Sandyxo

6 Comments

  1. Cat L
    16th January 2017 / 4:06 am

    This palette is absolutely breathtaking!!! I’m still currently deciding whether I should grab it or not, but as you also mention in your post, I do tend to gravitate toward face palettes. And if you add my obsession with anything Charlotte Tilbury makeup into the mix, then I guess we have our answer! I need!!!! Very detailed and thorough review, Sandy! Love the photos!

    ~ Cat L.
    http://www.CatsDailyLiving.com

  2. 16th January 2017 / 4:36 am

    This looks like a good travel palette, if not a little too safe. I find the 2 cheek shades to be too similar to each other? I would have liked to have seen a rosey nude shade as one of the blushes, and keep pinky coral as the other.

  3. sassypout
    17th January 2017 / 1:16 pm

    You’re always tempting me Sandy!!! This palette is amazing & I want it (but don’t need it because I already own the first one & so many other stuff from CT)

  4. Edra
    17th January 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Oh i did not consider getting this palette until I read this blog post.?.You truly are my biggest enabler Sandy.Amazing post darling ??

  5. 17th January 2017 / 6:45 pm

    That palette looks so pretty here and on IG too 😉 I just won a CT lipsitck and I’m so in love with that I ordered 2 others ! Now I want to splurge more and this palette is on my radar ! Thanks for the swatches ! xoxo
    Kédidja

  6. 18th January 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Love your swatches as this has really helped me to decide as I was wondering how it faired against the FSBG so this has been so helpful! Thanks Sandy, great review! Kelly xx
    http://www.KELLiLASH.com

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