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