Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad

Diva Lights

Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow QuadCharlotte Tilbury Diva Lights Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow quad that features a wet/dry formula that felt more like a gel-powder type to me. It felt more baked and tended to look a little more metallic and slightly darker when applied damp over dry. I didn’t find that dampened application was vital to getting opacity, though, so it was easy to use with either application method as the formula was blendable and had a tendency to “melt” on skin for a particularly seamless effect.

The weight of the palette is half the size of past quad releases, though the gel-powder kind of formulas tend to take up similar volume (so the quad itself/pans appear the same size and depth) as traditional pressed shadows but weigh less, so it wasn’t a total surprise.

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Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Prime) Eyeshadow

Diva Lights (Prime)

Diva Lights (Prime) is a medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff applied dry as well as with a dampened brush, while the eyeshadow had a moderately firm, denser feel, but it wasn’t overly thick and still picked up well with a dry brush and blended out without difficulty. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

MICA, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, SQUALANE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 20, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN), XANTHAN GUM, SILICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499)].

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Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) Eyeshadow

Diva Lights (Enhance)

Diva Lights (Enhance) is a rich, medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented applied dry as well as damp, though the latter application method yielded slightly darker, richer color with a stronger sheen. The consistency was soft and smooth to the touch with a moderate density–no powderiness–and did require a slightly heavier hand to pick up product evenly but was very blendable on my skin. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

MICA, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SQUALANE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, GLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 20, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN), XANTHAN GUM, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SILICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499)].

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Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Define) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Define) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Define) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Define) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Define) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Define) Eyeshadow

Diva Lights (Define)

Diva Lights (Define) is a soft, charcoal black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation applied dry and more opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, dense and firmer but not stiff to work with, so the powder remained blendable on my skin. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

MICA, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SQUALANE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, GLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 20, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN), XANTHAN GUM, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SILICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Smoke) Eyeshadow

Diva Lights (Smoke)

Diva Lights (Smoke) is a medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The dampened application yielded slightly deeper color and a stronger sheen. The consistency was moderately dense and on the firmer side, but it was not stiff or difficult to work with. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

MICA, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SQUALANE, GLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 20, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN), XANTHAN GUM, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SILICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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This has a very similar vibe to last year’s (now ironically titled) Celebrate in Gold 5 pan. This is pretty enough but there isn’t a single colour in this that I feel I “must” have or don’t already have, if that makes any sense.

This new formula looks very similar to Pat Mcgrath’s blitz formula (blitz brown, blitz emerald, blitz bordeaux, blitz blue etc).

I don’t find this new formula to be anything like the PMG blitz shades. The PMG shades are much more shimmery/glittery. The new CT formula reminds me of the Tom Ford wet/dry formula.

The way these apply, almost molton, reminds me a bit of a few truly great quads. And yet, I hesitate with this one to call it such. I’m not even sure why either, considering that you did get a stunning eye look using both quads.

Is this similar to Tom Ford’s wet/dry formula as far as effect slightly melted in look on the eyelids? I honestly haven’t been attracted to CT in the past (too neutral and her color stories don’t include enough dark tones for me) and this has been the first one I’m seriously considering. Thanks!

It’s certainly good quality, but the addition of the black shade really, to me, throws this quad off. It just seems out of place with the two warmer shades. The cooler toned Smoke shade is lovely and maybe a darker toned neutral shade would have been better – or an olive shade.

I really like the black, but agree with you, not in this palette. Blacks are tough, and need to be ‘soft’ as this one is described, if you have deep set eyes. Suspect I have a lot of undented blacks in palettes. Funny, when black is only a hair away from gray, which is my favorite.??

Yep, I had similar thoughts regarding the black. Just don’t need a black at all, let alone in a quad of warmer shades like this.

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