Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/07

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad

Starlight

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, limited edition that consists of four, sparkling shades of “pops.” The brand typically launches quads with one “pop,” and the holiday quads feature all “pops.”

The brand recommended to use the formula with fingertips, if using it dry, for “intense color pay off” or wet to “unleash the intensity and vibrancy of the shades.” I found that they very much needed to be used with a dampened brush or fingertips to get decent coverage and application with minimal fallout. You’ll also want to use an adhesive spray to minimize fallout over time, though the sparkles seemed to be flatter and adhere better to my lids compared to rounder glitter particles.


01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 Eyeshadow

Starlight #1

Starlight #1 is a light-medium, golden beige with warm, yellow undertones and a glittery finish. It had nearly opaque coverage applied dry with fingertips and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The texture was lightly creamy, almost “wet” to the touch, that was denser but picked up decently with a flat, synthetic brush. It had a very wet-look shine to it when applied to my brow bone and inner tearduct. It lasted well for eight hours but had light fallout over time, though it wasn’t bothersome to my eyes.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Silica, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 Eyeshadow

Starlight #2

Starlight #2 is a soft, light-medium taupe with warmer undertones and cooler, silver sparkle. It had sheer coverage applied dry with fingertips and semi-opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush–but it was significantly lighter than the color appeared in the pan. The texture felt drier to the touch, and it was stiffer to work with so it had to really pressed and pushed onto my lid to go on evenly. It was easiest to apply with fingertips and accept lower coverage. This shade wore well for seven hours and had noticeable fallout (though less than expected for no adhesive base).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Silica, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #3 Eyeshadow

Starlight #3

Starlight #3 is a medium, olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling, gold finish. The pigmentation was medium when applied dry with fingertip and opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was denser but did not feel “wet” or cream-like, which made it harder to apply evenly on my lid, especially around the edges; the amount of sparkle helped to camouflage the unevenness from a normal viewing distance, though. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit but had light to moderate fallout.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Silica, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 Eyeshadow

Starlight #4

Starlight #4 is a medium taupe-brown with warm undertones and finer sparkle over a satin finish. The texture was firmer but felt like it had a bit of slip, which helped it to adhere more evenly to bare skin, though it looked a little patchy along the most diffused edge in the close-up photo (couldn’t see it in person!). It had good pigmentation when applied dry with a fingertip and was opaque and deeper when applied with a dampened brush. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Silica, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400)].

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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 bought this and I do love it. What I do is rub some mixing medium between my fingers and rub them in the shadow while still wet and press it on the eye. Works fine, maybe a little fall out while applying but none during wear and they last great. #2 the blue color is actually my favorite! #3 is the least dazzling. I wouldn’t try to apply these with brushes so it’s more like a one-all-over color or a finishing touch over a Smokey eye kind of thing.

Am I not surprised…I thought it was weird she released two Pop palettes, considering the pop shades are the worst in her palettes! Dry and major fallout!

What a disaster from CT! This could have been a gorgeous, more cool toned quad if only CT had stuck to shimmers and a matte shade. Using the sparkle element has completely ruined this quad. I am so disappointed.

Wow, so disappointing. I do love her Stars in the Eyes palette, however. Glad I passed on this, & her other pop shade palette, that sold out.

I love the concept and the color story of this quad but at this price tag… I don’t want to bother too much.

Like I will happily use a glitter glue if it allows me a dazzling finish, but it should work on its own. And fallout during wear is a no go for me. I don’t want to have to worry about my makeup while wearing it.

Easy pass, thank you for the review Christine!

These colours look so desirable but they’re so appallingly bad. When companies like CT (or Tom Ford, Hourglass, etc.) with sky high prices, start releasing really sub-par products, I think they often do serious damage to their reputations. I’m so glad I have dupes for these shades. At this price point (and $66 in Canada), I don’t think anyone should have to resort to the sort of faffing around that Ginny detailed in order to get good performance.

I’m disappointed in this palette. I skipped the first palette of pops because I liked the colour story of this one better….but a C+? Don’t think I can purchase it.

Regardless of the review, your eye look is absolutely stunning! Sparkling but wearable, and those two adjectives do not go together often enough for this sparkle-lover. Thank Zeus for dupes, and thank you, so much, for the Looks page, which I use on an almost daily basis!

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