Hello Beautyowls! We all have been there…it’s Monday morning, and you are already so tired from the weekend, that you didn’t hear your alarm go off. Either you partied too hard, or you were running after the kids trying to dodge one tantrum after the other. To top it off, you miss your 15 minutes window of opportunity, to sit down and get ready in PEACE and QUITE before the kids wakeup and start requesting their milk, their pacifier, their bunny, their teddy, moms phone, dads phone…etc. as a result, you end up not having enough time to get ready for your busy workday. Well, in this case, the INSTANT FACE LOOK Palette by Charlotte Tilbury comes to the rescue!

Since this situation happens more than I would like in my life nowadays, I am happy to report back to you and tell you that there is a nice and very convenient solution on the market.

About The Palette

The product I am referring to is the 5 Minutes INSTANT FACE LOOK Palette by Charlotte Tilbury, which you can find here. This palette didn’t receive a lot of hype and got mixed reviews, but I simply believe that this is a beautiful and very convenient product for those of us that don’t have a lot of time in the morning.

Who Is It For

Although I had mixed feelings about this palette at the beginning myself, (too natural) it did quickly become my emergency/don’t have time/don’t want to think about it/looking good, palette. Great for the office and for creating everyday soft natural looks, this palette is not for those that want to make a statement with their makeup creations. Unfortunately, the palette only comes in one version. It would have been nice to also address some other skin tones and make at least one more version like with the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette.

The company claims that you need 5 minutes to create a full face. However, it does take a bit longer than that (at least 10min.), if you want to have everything nicely and evenly blended. The palette is super easy to work with, which makes it perfect for beginners that would like to practice blending, bronzing and highlighting with natural colors and an engraved numbered 1 to 7 steps system on how to apply.

TIP! If you would like to get more intensity out of the eyeshadows (which was my initial Whaaaaat…? Whyyyy…? Moment), just apply an eyeshadow primer and wet your brush.

What Will You Get

This palette contains three eyeshadows  (1x Eye-Brightener 2g/0.07oz., 1x Eye-Enhancer 2g/0.07oz., 1x Eye-Smoke 2g/0.07oz.) one bronzer (Face-Bronzer 6g/0.21oz.) two blushes (1x Cheek-Swish 2g/0.07oz. 1x Cheek-Pop 2g/0.07oz.) and one highlighter  (Face-Highlighter 6g/0.21oz.) and retails for €65 which is a bit up there in price. The pigmentation is quite good, and the textures are very velvety. There is a little bit of fall out but nothing too crazy. The formula does contain talk, (something to keep in mind) in case you are sensitive.

The INSTANT FACE LOOK comes with a mirror, in a very sturdy and cute packaging which makes it an excellent traveling companion (just don’t forget to throw a couple of extra eyeshadows in your bag, to vamp-up your looks in the evening).

That’s it from my side for now. I hope you found this review helpful and I am looking forward to your hear your thoughts and comments about this palette and this review.

Till next time…

xoxo from Zürich,


PS: The palette was also reviewed by TATI and Tarababyz, in case you would like to see some further reviews.




  1. lexilife

    Great post! I love your pictures and swatches in this. I too apply shimmer powders with a wet brush, it makes so much difference!! xx


    • Hi! Thank you so much for your kind comment. It does really make a difference and you can make sooo many shadows work this way 😉
      Take care, Kate

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