Tested on animals:No
Filmstars On The Go Easy Look In A Palette from Charlotte Tilbury comes with a wax and oil-based eyeshadow, as well as a creamy lip/cheek color and is touted as a "two-minute, two-step pocket-palette for a full eye, cheek and lip look on-the-go." If only it were that simple. The main problem? The eyeshadow is difficult to work with, rendering half of this palette more trouble than it's worth. But first, let's start with the good…
The "Lip-to-Cheek Cream Polish" portion of this palette offers lips and cheeks a glossy wash of sheer yet vibrant color. If you're into a shiny (but not shimmery) finish, this fits the bill and the colors are suitable for a variety of skin tones with hues of peach, pink and berry. As a blush, it can feel slightly tacky at first but wears beautifully throughout the workday for a youthful glow, blending easily with fingertips. On lips, the wear time is less (a couple hours), but it's attractive and moisturizing while it lasts.
As for the eyeshadow, which Tilbury proclaims is the "perfect balance of waxes and oils," it goes on really sheer and takes quite a bit of blending to make it look smooth. If you have oily skin, forget it—expect creasing within mere minutes. An eyeshadow primer helps, but even then, we found it difficult to build color. All in all, the eyeshadow portion is more difficult to use than it should be, and the ho-hum results just aren't worth it. Still, if you're curious, each shade has a metallic finish, and the color options include greenish-brown, champagne, bronze, and rose gold.
By the way, both formulas carry a light scent from the inclusion of the synthetic flavoring agent ethyl vanillin. It isn't overpowering and isn't cause for concern in regards to any potential to irritate skin.
The colors of the eyeshadow + lip/cheek duos pair better together than you might expect by just looking at them in the packaging, but keep in mind that as expensive as this duo is, if you only end up using one of them, it's a considerable waste of money. That's particularly concerning given the eyeshadow's subpar performance may cause you to do just that—hence why we're giving Filmstars On The Go an average rating. For superior eyeshadow options, check out our top picks here.
- Lip/cheek cream adds a glossy wash of sheer yet vibrant color for a youthful glow.
- The colors of theses duos pair better together than you might expect.
- The eyeshadow is difficult to work with and only delivers lackluster results.
- Pricey considering you're likely to only use one half of the duo.