Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad

Green Lights

Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) might have a new name, but it is The Rebel (2020) — the brand actually discloses that in the product’s description (which I didn’t bother to read so fool me once…!). It’s an odd move given that The Rebel (2020) debuted recently, so I don’t know why they wouldn’t have kept it the same, went with the “Green Lights” name, etc., especially since it ended up being nothing like the original The Rebel quad…

I can safely confirm–with a foolish purchase of $53–that this quad performed consistently with The Rebel (2020). I felt like the shimmer in #3 seemed to recede a little more into the base pigment in this iteration, but when applied to the lid, they seemed more similar. #4 seemed just barely warmer-toned in this quad.

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Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 Eyeshadow

Green Lights #1

Green Lights #1 is a rich, medium-dark gold with moderate, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable without being too thick or too dense in the pan. It adhered evenly to bare skin with opaque coverage in a single. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, TALC, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, DIAMOND POWDER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499)].

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Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 Eyeshadow

Green Lights #2

Green Lights #2 is a medium-dark olive green with muted, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The texture felt soft to the touch, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, TALC, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, DIAMOND POWDER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499)].

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Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #3 Eyeshadow

Green Lights #3

Green Lights #3 is a dirty, olive gold with muted, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too dense nor too thick, so it wasn’t powdery but remained blendable on bare skin. It had a lot more pigmentation than typical Pop shades have in the past, though it was less emollient/sparkly as well. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TALC, DIMETHICONE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, MICA, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, DIAMOND POWDER, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #4 Eyeshadow

Green Lights #4

Green Lights #4 is a medium-dark, khaki brown with muted, warm undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well but there was a bit of fallout during application. The texture was soft without being too powdery and maintained its intensity when applied to bare skin. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably, and there was a touch of fallout over that time period as well.

Ingredients

TALC, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, DIMETHICONE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONOL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, DIAMOND POWDER, TIN OXIDE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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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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Since I see nothing rebellious about The Rebel, Green Lights is more fitting name! in fact I’d be willing to buy it with this name as opposed to the name “The Rebel”.
These are the sorts of greenish, goldish shades that bring out the green-gold in the center of my eyes irises.

I know….I know (hand waving frantically!) – it was “The Rebel” because it DOESN’T contain a red or shocking pink eyeshadow and, these days, that is being very rebellious!

This is a really pretty collection of shades that work well together. However, although these olive-y colors don’t look bad on me, they downplay my green eyes, so I think this is an easy pass for me. Plus $53 is a lot of money for four shades, and if I really want to get this kind of look, I probably have dupes.

After trying a few CT lipsticks, I have a deep antipathy to the brand, but the 25% sale at Nordstrom made this enticing enough to get. I have green eyes and I’m hoping this won’t disappoint the way every single nude lipstick from CT pulls orange on me.

I don’t understand why the company didn’t just call this “Green Lights” from the beginning rather than releasing it earlier with the name “The Rebel”, causing confusion because of a previous quad also called “The Rebel”. I do like this quad and that explains why I’ve got way more dupes than is sane for all the shades! It’s $66 here (well, The Rebel one is) so I think I’ll pass, unless I stumble across it in person if we’re ever allowed back into stores!

It is fairly similar to Chanel’s Tisse D’ Automne, that we both have. The exception is that gorgeous gold shade, whereby Chanel’s has a pinky peach. It is equally expensive here too Mariella.

I don’t doubt it is. I wonder if we can barter things like toilet paper and antimicrobial hand lotion for it? (sorry, I shouldn’t joke but this is a time with few laughs!)

How totally confusing from the brand! Anyway, I love this little olive shades gem and though it does remind me of Chanel’s Tisse D’ Automne, it is that bit different. It maybe my only purchase for this year – perhaps to celebrate when this wretched virus is over….

Hi, I should introduce myself. I’ve been a reader of your posts for about 4 months now, but I had not posted before. I just wanted to say, Christine, that I think you are by far the best beauty blogger around. Everything you post is so professional and so useful. Your photos of the colors are very useful and really helpful. You work very hard and I love to read all your reviews. Thanks so much for all you do!!

No matter how lovely and especially on you, I just can’t do ANY CT eyeshadow. So drab and colors that have. I do enjoy some of her lipsticks and the Hollywood Flawless Filter.

I’m disoriented with CT changing names of well known quads… it’s confusing and misleading. This is the second time I noticed this ( dolce vita /Bella Sophia; The Rebel/ green lights) , and I am not even following this brand closely. This Green Lights quad looks stunning, but the price is hefty for only 4 shadows. People always make comments of ND being expensive, but CT quad shadows are double the price (per shadow ) than ND…it is beautiful though and I trust Christine reviews and I am tempted. I love muted green shadows.
Christine, do you think this Green Lights quad will be appropriate for day time elegant office setting wear?
Thank you kindly

I think it could be, but on lighter skin tones, it may seem a little darker (depends on if you go for a smokier eye during the day time).

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