Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette: Seductive Beauty ‘Dolce Vita’: Review & Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury just released a new Instant Look In A Palette Dolce Vita for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. I reviewed the original palette here. The Seductive Beauty or Dolce Vita palette is darker and my favorite of the two by far. Sadly it’s currently sold out online, I would check a store near you and keep checking online. I saw it come back into stock online once yesterday morning after selling out.

Per Nordstrom:

What it is: Charlotte’s signature Dolce Vita look in one easy palette. What it does: It creates the ultrafeminine and utterly alluring Dolce Vita look on the go. All you need is five minutes to create a flawless face, a smoldering stare and to finish it all off with chiseled cheeks and luscious lashes.

Palette includes:

– Three Eyeshadows
– Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush
– Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Bronzer & Highlight
– Travel-size Legendary Lashes Mascara 

How to use: Use all of the harmonious shades in this palette to tailor your look, pairing it with the new Legendary Lashes Mascara for full volume and Hollywood flutter.
– Eye Brighten: A base eyeshadow in a color-correcting, brightening champagne hue to prime the surface of the eyelid for an all-day application.
– Eye Enhance: Adds dreamy dimension and illumination to the eyelid in a natural glowing champagne shade.
– Eye Smoke: For defined eyes in a flattering pearlized grey shade, that can be built up to create a smoky eye.
– Face Bronzer: To define the cheekbone hollows, jawline and nose shape with an all-natural, all-skin tone bronze color in the best-selling Filmstar Bronze & Glow formula
– Cheek Swish: For a healthy, happy glow, apply on the apple of the cheek and blend out.
– Cheek Pop: For a natural lit-from-within glow, an uplifting pretty pink to be applied to the apple of the cheeks.
– Face Highlighter: Candlelight for the skin in a candlelit shade to be applied to the outer C-section of the cheekbones, down the nose, on the bow of the lips and inner corners of the eyes.

The retail is $75. It’s a good amount of product for what you get. I’ll do comparison swatches in a separate follow up post.

The one has the same layout as the first. The first palette was a bit dry and chalky, this one is so much better. The shades are buttery soft and not dry, powdery or chalky at all. I love the texture it’s the best textured palette or powders she’s done yet. The Eye Smoke shade is the only one that has a slightly different texture, it’s a touch thinner and less buttery, but it’s still great. The shades are all pigmented, not streaky and apply beautifully. They last at least 10 hours a very good improvement on the last palette which disappeared off my lids after 6 hours.

The Eye Brighten shade is a shimmery warm peachy champagne. The Eye Enhance shade is a medium warm shimmery grey brown. The Eye Smoke shade is a deep neutral to warmer chocolate brown with some shimmer. The Eye Smoke shade is the least shimmery of all the shades. There’s a Face Bronze shade that’s a neutral shimmery bronze, this is not the same as the Filmstar Bronze & Glow shade. This is much more shimmery. Similar in tone. The Face Highlight shade is a shimmery light peachy pink champagne. It’s less gold than the highlight in the Filmstar Bronze & Glow and more shimmery. The Cheek Swish shade is a warmer peachy pink, it has a hint of shimmer and goes on like a satin. The Cheek Pop shade is a brighter neutral to warmer pink, it has hardly any shimmer.

I disagree with Nordstrom’s description a bit. The bronze and highlight are not the same as the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, similar but more shimmery and different tones on the highlight. The Eye Brighten shade has a right description but the other two eye shades are off. I think they meant to have the Eye Smoke description of a pearlized grey as the Eye Enhance. And then the Eye Smoke shade should be described as a brown of some sort. So a little off. It’s also not the Dolce Vita look which is warmer and more burgundy. This is a more neutral palette overall and not the same as the quad. The back says Seductive Beauty not Dolce Vita. I love this palette, it’s a great neutral palette with a great texture. If you’re looking for the Dolce Vita quad and Filmstar Bronze & Glow in one palette this is not it. If you’re looking for a new group of shades from Charlotte Tilbury this is for you.

Top to Bottom: Eye Brighten, Enhance and Smoke; Bronze; Cheek Swish and Pop; Highlight:

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