I hope that you are well this week. I have been attempting to deal with an ever increasing 'to do list', which is now become an almighty 'list of lists'. By this I mean that my 'to do list' has several themes, or people for whom I need to do things for. I have had to start this 'list of lists' because I have found that I keep forgetting to do things, important things, that cannot get forgotten!!!
Anyway enough of lists, here's a review about an eyeshadow palette from the new Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics range, which launched on the 2nd September in Selfridges. I was in Paris when the range launched, but when I was in London (having a haircut) the other week, I thought that I would swing by the CT counter in Selfridges and have a wee peek at the new range...
I ended up buying the palette, called 'Rock Chick'.
There are 8 palettes in the CT range, whose names correspond to some of the 10 individual looks that Charlotte has created for the launch of her range.
Before visiting the counter I had watched some of the videos here and liked the 'Rock Chick' look in particular. This video also shows the 'Rock Chick' look in action, but on a different model.
There are few reviews of the Luxury Palettes, and even fewer swatches available online, so it was important for me to see and swatch the eyeshadows in person.
The packaging is sleek, light and very shiny. Perhaps I should have cleaned the outside palette before taking the shot below...but then I thought that I would show you how easily marked the palette is when you are using it with make up covered fingers!!!!LOL!!!
All the palettes have the same idea of 4 colours called, prime, enhance, smoke and pop rather than individual shade names. The lightest (top left) is the prime shade which worn with the enhance shade next to it, makes for a great daytime smoky rock chick look. If you want to smoke it up or add some 'bling' then the bottom two colours are used too.
Shall we have some swatches???
|Top left: Prime, Top right: enhance . Bottom right: smoke. Bottom left: pop (All swatched dry over TFSI.)|
OK, so these eyeshadows are very smooth, very well pigmented, although the pop shade is meant to be a sparkle top coat not a colour in itself.
The shadows are very easy to apply and most importantly wear really well... I am talking a good 10+ hours!
I am not an expert on high end make up, but I feel as if the palette lives up to my idea of high end quality and how I expect a costly palette to perform. I say costly as it's £38.00. I haven't spent that sort of money on a quad, ever!
I have tried the palette over several different primers, by far my favorite being the MAC paints tube in 'bare canvas', which seems to work really well with this palette.
There's a tiny amount of fall out if you use the enhance shade with a fluffy brush, which can be minimized by sweeping the brush on your hand first, before you apply it to the lid/socket.
I have worn this in the look below, using the prime and enhance shades, with a Milani liquid eyeliner pencil and a little of the smoke shade patted over the pencil.
In terms of uniqueness in my eyeshadow collection, I have to say that of all the eyeshadows in my stash, I do not have a dark, matte grey until now.
This has lead me on to finding dupes for the palette...but I'm saving that for another post!
Would you like to see dupes for the CT 'Rock Chick' palette?
Have a great day!
Your BBFF xxxx