Charlotte Tilbury Colour-Coded Eyeshadows | Beauty Review

Charlotte Tilbury Colour-Coded Eyeshadows in glamour muse, golden goddess, and vintage vamp, lying open on a dresser, next to an urban decay eyeshadow brush

I’ve been raving about how much of a Charlotte Tilbury convert I am on my Twitter for a couple of months, now, and in last night’s #bbloggers chat, I couldn’t stop raving about the colour-coded eyeshadow quads…which is around about the time I realised a review was long overdue.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY COLOUR-CODED EYESHADOW in The Vintage Vamp, on a dresser, next to a Smashbox duo eyeshadow brush
 THE VINTAGE VAMP
This was the first Charlotte Tilbury product I ever bought, and it really kick-started my obsession; maybe I’m just a giant blogger stereotype, but anything rose gold has me ready to declare my undying love, and this was no exception; it’s a nice twist on a classic smoky eye, without being so pink that it makes you look like you just need a good night’s sleep. 
CHARLOTTE TILBURY COLOUR-CODED EYESHADOW in The Glamour Muse, next to two closed Colour-Coded Eyeshadow palettes on a dresser; a brief glimpse of Smashbox's duo eyeshadow brush is just visible in the bottom right corner
THE GLAMOUR MUSE
From my first palette to my newest; this gorgeous purple-hued palette is the latest purchase I’ve made, and it’s probably one of the best I’ve made, too. I was a little intimidated by the vivid tones in this selection when I first saw it – I like quite subtle shades, on my eyes (one too many run-ins with the old Barry M ‘Dazzle Dusts’ when I was younger – not cute!) – but having swatched it in-store, it’s a lot more subtle than it looks, and super wearable. Think smoky eye, with a purple overlay.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY COLOUR-CODED EYESHADOWS in The Golden Goddess with two closed Charlotte Tilbury Colour Coded Eyeshadows stacked adjacent on a dresser; the smashbox eyeshadow brush is visible in the bottom right corner
THE GOLDEN GODDESS
Last, but by no means least, my absolute favourite eyeshadow quad, possibly ever. Doesn’t sound like much of a claim, until you see how many I actually own…but trust me, there are a lot of contenders. ‘The Golden Goddess’ lives up to its name, perfectly. It’s not that bright, brassy gold you used to pair with your electric blue mascara during secondary school summers (just me? Oh, that’s awkward), it’s deep gold, verging-on-brown, but with the gorgeous shimmer that’ll take you from day to night, when you need it to. I can’t recommend this one, enough.

OVERALL
I can’t recommend the Charlotte Tilbury colour-coded eyeshadow quads enough. They’re obscenely long-lasting (I fell asleep with my eye make up still on after the work Christmas party, and I was still channeling ‘vintage vamp’ at 7am the next day…whoops), and have really buildable shades. Plus, the back of the palette reminds you exactly what each shade is for (prime/enhance/smoke/pop), which is great if you’re going from work to drinks or dancing. Yes, they’re pricey. Very pricey, when you’re living that #brokelife, like I am, but honestly, I’d rather have one or two of these than all of my Naked palettes, combined.

Charlotte Tilbury Colour-Coded Eyeshadow Quads retail for £38, and can be purchased here.

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