Tested on animals:No
Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil comes in luminous, metallic hues intended to make specific eye colors pop. Some may find the recommended shade pairings helpful, but what really makes this eyeshadow pencil standout is how impressively well it wears—even on those prone to oily eyelids and creasing!
Smaller than a standard "chubby" stick but larger than an eyeliner pencil, Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil offers fast and easy application. The pencil has a gel-like creaminess that goes on ultra-smooth and rich. While the formula can be smudged out, you have to be swift because it starts to set around 30 seconds in and doesn't budge thereafter—but that's part of what makes this eyeshadow so great. You can get a solid workday's wear out of this formula without it creasing, flaking or fading!
Shade-wise, Tilbury recommends "Champagne Diamonds" or "Black Diamonds" for blue eyes, "Bronzed Garnet" or "Amethyst Aphrodisiac" for green eyes, "Golden Quartz" or "Smokey Emerald" for hazel eyes, and "Dark Pearl" or "Amber Haze" for brown eyes. At the time of this review, CharlotteTilbury.com also launched a few more shades exclusive to their site, including a matte black shade. For the most part, the recommended parings are good, though you can certainly switch things up based on your own preferences.
Keep in mind that if you're trying to downplay crepey eyelids, the metallic finish will work against you. If you don't fall into that category, the finely-milled luminous pigments add a beautiful glow to accentuate eyes. By the way, we found layering powder shadow over Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil also worked beautifully, with even longer-lasting results.
On the downside, we would have preferred a self-sharpening design as opposed to this old school pencil style, which requires manual sharpening (and doesn't come with a mechanism to do so). We were also a bit annoyed by the cap, which had a hard time staying put when tossed in our makeup bag (judging by other consumer reviews it sounds like this is a common complaint we hope the brand will fix).
The bottom line: While anyone can easily use Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencils, we're especially excited for those prone to oily skin and relentlessly creasing shadows—the longevity is that damn good! We did have to drop the rating down a notch due to the packaging not being up to par, but considering there is so much else to love about Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil, this still a beautiful option to consider!
- Easy-to-apply, fragrance-free pencil has a gel-like creaminess that goes on smooth and rich.
- Recommended shade pairings can be helpful.
- Impressive longevity that resists flaking, fading or creasing.
- Luminous, metallic hues add a beautiful pop of glow.
- Packaging isn't on par with the price. (Not self-sharpening and the cap persistently falls off.)