Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise & Sunset Rose Cream Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow

Copper Sunrise

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Sunrise Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones (more a mix of orange and bronze) paired with a smooth, metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the consistency was more like a fluid gel with a lot of glide, so it was easily to diffuse as more of a wash of color and pearl if desired.

It’s critical to apply a thinner layer and let it set before building up (if necessary, depending on one’s application and all that) or else I find the formula is prone to getting into deeper lines as it sets as it has a longer dry down time. I often go back and diffuse the product out of the deeper fine line(s) to smooth it back out, and then it wears well from there (a good eight and a half hours before creasing noticeably again).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.24 oz. - $133.33 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be long-wearing, with a "glide-on" consistency with "soft-focus illuminating pigments" that will "smooth over lines and imperfections." They tend to have semi-opaque to opaque color coverage in a single, but they can be diffused for a sheerer wash of color if desired.

The texture has more of a gel-cream feel; noticeably emollient and full of glide but not as "wet" as one would expect. The formula has good adhesion and doesn't turn patchy as blended, which can be an issue with wetter formulas. It has a longer dry down time, which I find makes the formula more prone to faint creasing during that initial application time period.

In the past, like when the formula was originally released, I had more creasing at application and throughout wear (though always "faint" than disastrous, which I recall being puzzled by!). I've found that with more recently-released shades that it is more limited to creasing initially but once I smooth and buff out the product, it seems to keep from further creasing over the next seven to eight hours.

I eventually get faint creasing--though never that bad: where I can see it's there, but blinking, you probably wouldn't know it--after eight hours or so of wear.

Browse all of our Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, MICA, AQUA/WATER/EAU, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONE/PHENYL VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SORBITAN STEARATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, LAURYL METHACRYLATE/GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CERESIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POLYACRYLAMIDE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, SILICA, LAURETH-7, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

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Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow

Sunset Rose

Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Rose Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a darker, plummy-bonze with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a warmer, reddish-copper base that had more brown tones through it, which gave it more of a muted look, but there was fainter, almost plum/pink pearl that made it appear less warm-toned when worn at higher opacity (see left swatch).

The cream eyeshadow had a smooth, more fluid consistency that was like a gel-cream, so it was lightweight with high slip but didn’t feel that wet to the touch as it was applied to my skin. I find it makes for a very easy-to-blend formula but with a longer dry-down period, so it can settle into fine lines/crease lines as it sets. I buff the product back out of these lines as necessary and then it seems to wear just fine for most of the day from there. It had opaque coverage applied in a single layer but could be diffused to a sheerer layer if desired. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before creasing visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.24 oz. - $133.33 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be long-wearing, with a "glide-on" consistency with "soft-focus illuminating pigments" that will "smooth over lines and imperfections." They tend to have semi-opaque to opaque color coverage in a single, but they can be diffused for a sheerer wash of color if desired.

The texture has more of a gel-cream feel; noticeably emollient and full of glide but not as "wet" as one would expect. The formula has good adhesion and doesn't turn patchy as blended, which can be an issue with wetter formulas. It has a longer dry down time, which I find makes the formula more prone to faint creasing during that initial application time period.

In the past, like when the formula was originally released, I had more creasing at application and throughout wear (though always "faint" than disastrous, which I recall being puzzled by!). I've found that with more recently-released shades that it is more limited to creasing initially but once I smooth and buff out the product, it seems to keep from further creasing over the next seven to eight hours.

I eventually get faint creasing--though never that bad: where I can see it's there, but blinking, you probably wouldn't know it--after eight hours or so of wear.

Browse all of our Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, MICA, AQUA/WATER/EAU, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONE/PHENYL VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SORBITAN STEARATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, LAURYL METHACRYLATE/GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CERESIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POLYACRYLAMIDE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, SILICA, LAURETH-7, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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As much as I love the looks of these, especially Sunset Rose, I’m glad to have dupes within my powder eyeshadows. I have a strong gut feeling that these would actually crease very easily on my very hooded lids that also tend to be very oily in the actual fold crease. Time to bring out my pan of MAC Star Violet!

The shades are beautiful, but the formula is tricky to use if it does set into the eye’s creases. Not such a good look.
Thank you so much for reviewing these so quickly Christine.

I know some readers layer cream eyeshadow formulas or they’ll use a bit of translucent powder underneath or on top to help set it!

They shouldn’t! I don’t think I’ve had any of these dry out on me (though some of the ones I have I wouldn’t use, LOL, ’cause they’re so old!).

Any thoughts on how this formula compares to the Tom Ford cream shadows? It seems from the reviews that settling into fine lines/creases might be the difference.

@Nancy, I have hooded eyes/extremely oily lids and the Tom Ford cream shadow works well for me (with primer). You probably have powder dupes for those, too, though. 🙂

They are very similar in feel, but the Tom Ford ones don’t crease in a similar fashion (they wear really well for me), so the longevity/application is better for TF for me personally!

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