Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that uses a different formula than her other palettes. It is a wet/dry formula that’s supposed to have a “rich and buildable layer of color” when applied dry with “three times the color intensity and … [a] metal reflective finish” when applied damp. The palette is really easy to work with, and the four shades performed well consistently with good color payoff, soft, blendable textures, and long-wear (eight hours). It is true that the color is more buildable (or sheer-able) if you use it dry, whereas a damp brush will yield very opaque results with (seemingly) less product, though both application methods yielded richer color payoff without fuss. Ultimately, applying the shades with a dampened brush does seem to give slightly richer color with more depth and a stronger sheen, but it is a subtle difference–not three times the intensity (I think the third shade had the “biggest” difference, while the first had the least) and not all were metallic when damp. It’s a really lovely palette if you like your warmer, smokier neutrals with a lot of shimmer, but you may want to check your stash for dupes first as these were more dupable shades.

The price point on this is higher than the regular line ($65 vs. $52), while quantity also decreased (0.10 oz. vs. 0.18 oz.), and I wish it was one or the other. This type of wet/dry formula seems similar to ones like Chanel’s recent eyeshadow quads, Tom Ford’s Nude Dip quad (which is similar in color composition, too), Estee Lauder Gelees, NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, and so forth, which all tended to have lower quantities compared to their traditional powder formulas, but it was more of a mixed bag with regards to whether a brand increased the price per ounce as well. For reference, the palette is the same physical size of the regular line, so visually, they don’t seem smaller.

Fallen Angel #1 is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color applied dry, and it was fully opaque applied damp, where it was also a bit more shimmery and brighter. The consistency was soft without being powdery and applied smoothly to the skin, while it wore well for eight hours before fading. Anastasia Blush (LE) is darker. Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is similar. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is a touch cooler-toned. Stila Kitten (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is very similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fallen Angel #2 is a golden taupe brown with a frosted, metallic finish. Applied dry, it appeared slightly warmer and a touch more muted, while applied damp gave it a smoother sheen; the differences are subtle, though. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Resist (LE, $18.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Topaz (P) is less shimmery. MAC Quintessential (LE, $15.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is darker. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is darker, less shimmery, cooler-toned. YSL Saharienne #4 (P) is cooler-toned, darker. NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is more golden. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is darker. MAC Crushed Clove (P, $15.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Shakedown (LE, $18.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $42.00) is darker. Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is similar Urban Decay YDK (LE, $18.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Superwatt (LE, $21.00) is similar. bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is lighter. Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fallen Angel #3 is a warm, bronzy brown with a metallic and reddish undertones. It was opaque both wet and dry, though it appeared slightly darker when applied damp. The color lasted well for eight hours. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is lighter, yellower. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Papilio (P) is less shimmery. MAC Golden Hours #1 (LE, $21.00) is yellower. Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is similar. Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE) is redder. Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $15.00) is redder. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $15.00) is redder. MAC Twinks (P, $15.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fallen Angel #4 is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft, pearly finish. Applied dry, it had a softer look to it and was slightly less smooth and opaque compared to the damp application. This shade also lasted for eight hours before fading. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is similar. Sleek MakeUP 1001 Nights (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P) is warmer. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is similar. MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P) is darker. MAC Dark Dare (LE, $19.50) is darker. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette with Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette with Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I wonder if the weight change has more to do with the density of the powder, rather than you getting less of it? I think it’s a beautiful palette. It looks great on you!

I’m loving this palette. I bought mine off the CT website on Friday and it arrived next day. I think the second shade, the taupe one, is my favorite. When I applied it to my lids I was like, this is a light application of TF Platinum on me, lol.

I couldn’t resist and bought a back up. ( I know, I know, but its sooo pretty!)

My only complaint is that I wish it was same price as her regular eye palettes. I had to go check out why these wet/dry formulas usually end up with less product, but they at least stay around the same price point. (TF, Chanel)

I’ve got favorite shades from each of them! From The Uptown Girl, I love the top right mauve-taupe shade. From The Rock Chick, I LOVE the glitter shade. Glitter is my favorite. I just slap on some TFSIGG and I’m good to go. From this palette, I think my favorite shades are the taupe and the bronze.
Happy Thanksgiving, Christine!

I want it, but definitely don’t need it! I think it’s the packaging and name more than anything else. I’m sure if I spent half an hour, I’d find dupes in my stash.

But it’s just so pretty…

I think the colors are very pretty, and I love the little star design pressed into the shadows. Except with the first color, I don’t see a difference between the dry and wet swatches (may be my monitor).

This is a lovely palette. I do feel like it’s a bit over-priced though. 🙂 Alas, I’ll probably never get to see it in person. Lol. The starry imprint is the best part.

I’m really happy I bought this quad. I knew that it was pricier than the regular ct quads, but, as it wasn’t mentioned on the beautylish site I ordered from, I assumed it would be the same size. It’s significantly less product for more money. Under 3 grams for a luxury eyeshadow quad seems ridiculous. Most drugstore quads weigh more than that.

Yeah, unfortunately, it seems like a lot of the baked kind of formulas are lighter though they seem to fill the same space (volume).

I’m glad that at least the qulaity is there, if they’re gonna up the price *and* decrease the content, LOL! The black shade has a really beautiful softness to it! This looks like a really nice hig-end ‘nude’ palette 🙂 I’m totally still lusting after the Rebel one from CT though (the green one?) 😀

This palette is C$76.75 – not including duties or shipping. That’s pretty ridiculous considering there’s almost half as much product! How disappointing, it looks gorgeous but I can’t justify this price point. Pass!

I hesitated in buying it because it’s definitely dupeable, but I’ve loved everything from CT that I’ve bought so far from the quads to the lipsticks to the blushes to the glosses (The Rebel palette is a staple for me! Blondie! Bitch Perfect!) so I ordered it the second I got the chance. It’s gorgeous for sure, but I’ll admit it killed me a little to ruin that beautiful starry imprint.

It definitely isn’t an astounding difference wet v. dry. That’s either a good or bad thing depending how you look at it. Like you said, the price increase doesn’t really seem justified. I do like the quad quite a bit…but it seems comparable to others.

Those colors look like they were designed for your skin tone specifically; they’re like enhanced versions of your own skin. It’s not as if I was ever going to buy this palette, but the price/quantity thing bugs me too. On the other hand, I love that you do these reviews and swatches — even for the ones I have no intention of buying — because they give me ideas about color combos to try. Thank you for all your hard work!

Aw, thank you! 🙂 I’ll look at reviews for things I’m not sure about, too, and sometimes it’s helpful to know that you have 2389742394 dupes already, haha!

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