Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold & Rose Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow

Star Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a coppery bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, lightweight, and more mousse-like texture that was emollient without being too wet or too slippery on my skin. I didn’t have issues with this shade creasing quickly on me, and I was able to apply it was a more opaque shade as well as diffused for a wash of color (which will appear best on deeper skin tones, as this one has a lower-level sheen and more base pigment). It wore well for nine hours before creasing very faintly on me.

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 is a newly released formula that features six shades ranging from neutral to a pop of teal, though five of the six are more neutral/earthy tones that tend to learn warm-toned. It's supposed to be long-wearing, with a "glide-on" consistency with "soft-focus illuminating pigments" that will "smooth over lines and imperfections."

The eyeshadows are absolutely gorgeous applied, and they're very pigmented but are easily blended out for a sheerer wash of color, but they have wear problems.

The formula is emollient enough that the dry down time is on the long side, which makes it prone to creasing as it dries down. I tried smoothing out the color after the initial dry down, but it still faintly creased within a few hours. As they wore on, you could just see where the color has separated at the crease line slightly, but it was just puzzling how quick it was to start creasing but how slowly it progressed after that.

I tried applying a lighter wash of color, so it could dry down more quickly and just have less product available for creasing, but it still creased in a similar timeframe. They worked better as eyeliner, though if you have any fine lines close to the lash line, it may settle or pull into them. The finish is incredibly lovely; it's very summer-sheen and luminous without emphasizing or thickening on the lid--I just wish they were actually long-wearing.

The formula was very reminiscent of Tom Ford's Cream Color for Eyes in terms of texture and finish, but it fell short when it came to wear. What's odd about the formula is that the creasing never got really bad--it was faintly visible but never easily detected, and at a glance, it's barely noticeable for the first six hours or so unless you look closely.

It was such a bizarre experience for me, because usually when something creases--especially so early on--it is a total disaster and goes downhill fast.

The only way I could prevent creasing was to apply an eyeshadow primer and dust translucent powder over the lid, then apply the cream eyeshadow, which held the initial creasing at bay until six to seven hours OR dust translucent powder on top of the cream eyeshadow, which would prevent creasing for seven to eight hours.

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

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua/Water/Eau, Mica, 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, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-):Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Aluminium Powder (Ci 77000), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510)].

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

Rose Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Rose Gold Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light, rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had opaque color coverage but had a very emollient texture that made it hard to apply without inevitably sheering it out. I also couldn’t prevent it from creasing and separating a bit on my inner lid space; I tried less, I tried more, I tried layers, and I tried different tools (fingertips and three different brushes).

The only way I was able to wear this shade without it creasing when applied and blended out all over the lid with fingertips, and I managed to avoid creasing on most of my lid except for the very inner crease area. The product dried down and eventually set, so the creasing didn’t keep going and going, and there was very faint creasing apparent after nine hours of wear.

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 is a newly released formula that features six shades ranging from neutral to a pop of teal, though five of the six are more neutral/earthy tones that tend to learn warm-toned. It's supposed to be long-wearing, with a "glide-on" consistency with "soft-focus illuminating pigments" that will "smooth over lines and imperfections."

The eyeshadows are absolutely gorgeous applied, and they're very pigmented but are easily blended out for a sheerer wash of color, but they have wear problems.

The formula is emollient enough that the dry down time is on the long side, which makes it prone to creasing as it dries down. I tried smoothing out the color after the initial dry down, but it still faintly creased within a few hours. As they wore on, you could just see where the color has separated at the crease line slightly, but it was just puzzling how quick it was to start creasing but how slowly it progressed after that.

I tried applying a lighter wash of color, so it could dry down more quickly and just have less product available for creasing, but it still creased in a similar timeframe. They worked better as eyeliner, though if you have any fine lines close to the lash line, it may settle or pull into them. The finish is incredibly lovely; it's very summer-sheen and luminous without emphasizing or thickening on the lid--I just wish they were actually long-wearing.

The formula was very reminiscent of Tom Ford's Cream Color for Eyes in terms of texture and finish, but it fell short when it came to wear. What's odd about the formula is that the creasing never got really bad--it was faintly visible but never easily detected, and at a glance, it's barely noticeable for the first six hours or so unless you look closely.

It was such a bizarre experience for me, because usually when something creases--especially so early on--it is a total disaster and goes downhill fast.

The only way I could prevent creasing was to apply an eyeshadow primer and dust translucent powder over the lid, then apply the cream eyeshadow, which held the initial creasing at bay until six to seven hours OR dust translucent powder on top of the cream eyeshadow, which would prevent creasing for seven to eight hours.

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

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua/Water/Eau, Mica, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Sodium Chloride, Silica, 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, Laureth-7, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Aluminium Powder (Ci 77000), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510)].

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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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Star Gold looks perfect for a one & done eyeshadow look! I would love it more if I believed that it was as water resistant as a ColourPop SSS, though, and I have a feeling it may not be?

They are both gorgeous shades, a shame that the rose gold shade isn’t quite as good as the Star Gold.
But they are both so dupable and the colours live in lots of palettes.

Hmmmm…love Star Gold but it looks exactly like my Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadow in Uphold Gold which I bought for about $5 (and it really is crease proof, easy to apply, supersaturated, ultra metallic and lasts until I take it off!)

I have not had much success with this formula. I have 3, I believe, including Rose Gold and whether I use primer or not, they crease like crazy on me. I don’t have oily eye lids so not sure what the issue is. They also lose the pigmentation as the day goes by so that lighter shades are virtually non-existent on my lids after a few hours. The colours are pretty so I was hoping they would work for me but they just don’t.

They’re so pretty initially but I’ve definitely had longevity issues with the formula over time (some are better than others).

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