Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a duo that features a powder eyeshadow and a miniature-sized pencil eyeliner. This is one of four duos available (I will review the others).

The Huntress is described as a “smoky golden-bronze.” It’s a smoky, gray-ish taupe with hints of warmer brown in its undertone paired with fine gold shimmer and a metallic sheen. The formula is supposed to have rich color payoff with a “metallic effect.” It had good pigmentation, and the texture was fairly smooth, but there was a dryness there that made it harder to apply evenly to bare skin. If I used it damp, it applied just fine, but dry, it didn’t look quite right (and I didn’t see anything on Charlotte Tilbury’s website about using these damp). The color started to crease and breakdown after seven hours. Stila Substance (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Titus (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #444 (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Serpentine (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Charcoal (11) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury On the Prowl (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Full Orbit #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (PiP, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eleganza (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #8 (DC, $25.00) is cooler (80% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amber Moon is described as a “rich amber.” It’s a dark, chocolate bronze with fine gold pearl. The formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich,” “glide on easily,” with a “long-lasting finish.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation in single pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was moderately creamy and glided on without tugging on the lash line. It lasted for nine hours on me before noticeably thinning.
Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Bourbon (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Broque (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Our Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Groundbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Locket Book (DC, $15.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hustle (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Space Cookie (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress + Amber Moon Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise
Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise

Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock 'n' Kohl
Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock ‘n’ Kohl

Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock 'n' Kohl
Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock ‘n’ Kohl

Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock 'n' Kohl
Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock ‘n’ Kohl

Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon Rock 'n' Kohl
Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise in On the Prowl, Silver Leopard, The Huntress

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Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise in On the Prowl, Silver Leopard, The Huntress

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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 quite like the Huntress eyeshadow, I hope CT sells it separately soon. But, I’ll be getting the Sephora dupe for Amber Moon

Um, what the heck? This eyeshadow looks sooo bronzey and stunning in the PAN, but becomes a weird charcoal brown on the SKIN. Wow, what a letdown, Charlotte Tilbury!

The eyeliner, on the other hand, is truly beautiful! But being that I already have Sephora Contour pencil in Cocoa, easy pass on this duo. I really don’t understand that eyeshadow. Just bizarre.

If you look at CT’s you-tube video on The Huntress, it looks like a very complex color- a gorgeous blackened bronze with gold shimmers, think it’s hard to capture in still photos. Or at least that’s what I’m hoping it’s going to look like

She says they used a particular pigment that reflects “pure black”.

I do not have this shade, but the purple and gunmetal ones. They have exactly this promised, slightly weird black undertone.

Also, what I have not tried: This is supposed to really shine in club lighting (at least as demonstrated in her Youtube videos). I hope it does!

I own this and I like it, but I wish the bronze which we see in the pan would transfer the same onto the eye! On me it just looks like a deep grey unless you look reallllly close!

The whole look is really pretty. But, at this price point, I need an “A” performing product. Are the shadows not sold without the liner for less $

Oh thanks SO much for reviewing!! Wow, it looks absolutely stunning on your eyes –these colors were made for you! I must’ve watched Charlotte’s video 3x, as the color reminded me of something, and no wonder, I have Tom Ford Spring but it is darker and less shimmery. If I use primer, I think this will apply more evenly and last longer. This was my fave color in the collection, but trying to decide between this and On the Prowl (aubergine)

Thanks for the review, Christine. I have this one and On the Prowl. I’m on the fence about whether I want to keep them (I’ve tried this one but not the other yet). The colors are gorgeous, but I experienced some fallout, especially in my eyes. I wear contacts, and that really hurts! I’m going to try again with a primer. I can’t get primers to work for me usually, but I’ll give it a try. Looking forward to the other reviews.

Possibly…

1.) too much primer
2.) unevenly applied primer
3.) wrong primer for your skin type

You could try:

1.) patting a translucent powder or flesh-toned (whatever your skin tone) powder over the primer first, then the rest of your eyeshadows
2.) switching primers
3.) layering two primers!

Drooling over Huntress, but not with that rating (for the price). Even if it’s $39 for the set, I’d want the shadow to be pretty stellar. Do you think this would work well over primer, or do you think application would still suffer?

I can’t wait to see the other 2 sets in this line. This one looks so lovely. It’s probably a very good thing that Charlotte Tilbury isn’t available around me and that I have dupes. What I find so strange is that this looks very bronzey brown and yet it swatches and so many of its dupes are more taupey-grey.

I know! In the pan, it looks so much like Inglot 422 and I thought “Oh, it must be an error listing 444 as a dupe” – THEN I saw the swatches! Oh well….I have 444, Substance and several others so I’m okay that I can’t get CT here. But I can’t wait to see your reviews for the other 3 sets.

I found it extremely perplexing myself, Mariella. If it had come out the shade in the pan and had had an A rating, I’d have fallen in love with it, for certain! But I already have UD Pistol and Derailed.

I kept doing a double-take at the swatches/photos and double-checking to make sure I had it right, because it’s way less warm-toned!

Just love The Huntress colour – that grayish taupe is one of my favourites. But I do have Derailed from Vice 2, which is a great dupe for it. It was disappointing that it was hard to use. I wish the rating was better.
Cannot wait to see the rest.

I’m so glad you review these sets. I’ve been looking at this one and the more amethyst one. After reading this review I’ll not buy this set, I hope the others will be better. I do like the liner, not so fond of the eyeshadow, though.

The swatch of The Huntress is very pretty! You didn’t mention the swatch photographed was damp, so I’m assuming it was dry. If so, that’s better pigmentation than I was expecting. I haven’t purchased any products from the Tilbury line, but I’m slightly tempted by this shadow.

Yay! Thank you so much for reviewing these, Christine! I was hoping you would. I’m so tempted to get the one for blue eyes (Silver Leopard, I think), but I want to make sure it’s a worthwhile investment. If it is I could really see myself using it all the time.

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