Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette Review & Swatches

01/07

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes three eyeshadows, two cheek colors, one bronzer, and one highlighter.

Most of the shades were soft, blendable, and long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. The bronzer would have been more blendable, which was the worst “con” of the palette; all four cheek products were quite pigmented but those formulas are marketed as buildable, so they were rated lower accordingly.

Worth noting, the two blush shades are smaller pans–the size of a typical eyeshadow pan–and so they are harder to apply with medium and large-sized blush brushes.

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01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 Eyeshadow

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #1 is a soft, rosy peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that felt lightly creamy in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CHLORPHENESIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, DIMETHICONOL, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 Eyeshadow

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 is a muted, medium brown with soft, warm undertones anda a pearly sheen. The texture felt smooth to the touch, so there was no powderiness, but it wasn’t too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to pick up with a brush. It applied evenly and had opaque coverage that could be blended along the edges without losing its intensity. This shade stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before I noticed fading.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, DIMETHICONE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SILICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, ALARIA ESCULENTA EXTRACT, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

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01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 Eyeshadow

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 is a medium-dark burgundy with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was soft, velvety, and had a touch of powderiness in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

TALC, ZINC STEARATE, MICA, DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SILICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)].

01/04

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 Filmstar Bronze

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 is a medium, orange-leaning brown with barely-there gold micro-sparkle over a more semi-matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, despite the formula marketed as having more buildable coverage.

The texture was soft in the pan without being too powdery, but it didn’t blend out as effortlessly as I expected; it wasn’t overly challenging to blend out but noticeably more effort was necessary compared to other shades I’ve tried in this formula. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

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01/04

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 Cheek to Chic Blusher

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #5 is a medium-dark, pink-peach with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a soft, almost cream-like texture that felt silky and smooth to the touch. The cheek color applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The opaque coverage might be a bonus for some but kept it from being buildable as described–though you could use it with a very light hand. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

01/04

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 Cheek to Chic Blusher

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #6 is a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and fine, golden shimmer woven through a more matte finish. The blush applied evenly and blended out well to reveal a more semi-matte to satin finish that wasn’t overly shimmery. It had opaque color payoff where a little went a long way, rather than being buildable as described. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

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01/04

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 Filmstar Glow

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #7 was a soft, pale gold with warmer undertones and a natural sheen. It had rich color coverage paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t powdery at all but remained blendable and easy to work with. The “downside” was that it was quite pigmented rather than buildable. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is the very first CT Instant Look palette that I’ve ever considered buying. Finally has slightly richer shades that make it wearable and flattering on those even up into the tan range. [email protected] reviewed this and it did show up beautifully on her, but she did make the disclaimer that it probably wouldn’t show well on anyone much darker than herself. I’m a few shades lighter, so I’m sure it would work out fine if I take the plunge.

I purchased this gorgeous face palette from Cult Beauty a few weeks ago. I don’t mind the smaller blush pans – they make me reach for brushes that I should use more often, like the Smith 157 and 103. I would have preferred a bronzer that didn’t have an orange lean. (The bronzer in the Lovegasm palette did as well, and it suited me better as an eyeshadow.) I find these palettes so handy. I’d like to see more shade variation within and across the palettes.

This would make a really pretty basic palette for work or travel. I actually quite like it. The bronzer is too orange for me, but I like it as blush on you, and would wear it that way. I’ll have to think about this one.

Sort of ho-hum for me. Pretty, nice to have the shades in one palette, performance relatively good and not a totally out there price. I wouldn’t use the bronzer except as an eye shadow and I have a ton of these shades including some that are in smaller, inclusive palettes, though not necessarily the same small palette, so this will be a pass for me.

I would find those blush pans really difficult to get any product out of too Christine. They are so tiny and the larger bronzer shade is really a waste (in terms of quality and shade) because it would only suit some skintones. It’s orangey undertones could be offputting.
The eyeshadows themselves are nothing special, all found within CT’s quads and palettes.

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