Tested on animals:No
Charlotte Tilbury's Luxury Palette Colour-Coded Eyeshadow is the brand's take on a popular eyeshadow concept: A four-shade collection designed to create a complete eye look with just one product. We're glad to say that this gets a lot right! Thanks to great texture, wear time, and overall performance, this easily earns our highest rating.
Each palette comes in a square-shaped compact in Charlotte Tilbury's signature rose-gold packaging. Four color-coordinated, fragrance-free shades are featured: A lighter all-over base shade (which can also be used as a highlight on the brow bone), a crease shade, a lid shade, and a shade for the "outer-v" of the eyes—though of course you can use them as you choose. While these shadows are in powder form, they have an almost creamy consistency that makes them easy to pick up on your makeup brush, and they're easy to apply and blend.
The only minor quibble we have is that the initial application is a bit sheer, but each shade can be easily built up for a stronger color impact.
Where this collection of palettes really shines is in its performance. We found that it did not fade or crease throughout a workday—and this was true of even the glitteriest shades! In fact, the glitter shades were impressive in that they applied just as smoothly as the matte options, with no fallout, even after a full day of wear. We also found that the glitter was on the subtler side, and is workable for a daytime look should you choose to wear it that way.
Charlotte Tilbury offers Luxury Palette Colour-Coded Eyeshadow in a good variety of different color and finish combinations. Among the current options are an all-matte selection of neutrals ("The Sophisticate"), an all-glitter/shimmer option ("The Uptown Girl"), and several palettes that combine finishes for a multi-dimensional look. Even better, all of the options are attractive and range from colors suitable for daily wear to more dramatic nighttime looks.
Overall, though it certainly isn't the least expensive option available, thanks to its exceptional performance and shade variety, Charlotte Tilbury's Luxury Palette Colour-Coded Eyeshadow is certainly a worthy one—and the collection is one we happily recommend checking out!
- Creamy texture makes for easy application.
- Shades can be built up for stronger color.
- Doesn't fade or crease throughout the day.
- No fallout from glitter shades.
- Good color selection and variety.
- Initial application is a bit sheer.