Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/13

Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Palette | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Palette | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Palette | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Palette | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Palette | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette

The Icon

Charlotte Tilbury The Icon 12-Pan Eye Palette ($65.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring nine shimmer shades and three more satin-matte shades. The formula can be used wet or dry, though using them wet achieves a “silk-veil effect,” which seems like something Charlotte Tilbury would say, but I’m not entirely sure what that translates to with respect to specific claims. The palette itself is supposed to be “intensely pigmented,” which really depended on the shade–the more shimmery, sparkly shades needed to be applied wet to achieve semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation and to minimize fallout while improving application.

In general, the formula was inconsistent, and the best application depended on the particular shade, so my results were all over the place and made for a fairly frustrating experience. Instead of being easy-to-use, it was a puzzle that I had to play around with and figure out. Shimmery eyeshadows tend to be easier to blend out and use but in this case, it took me twice as long to get a decent result out of the palette.


01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 Eyeshadow

Icon Day Eyes #1

Icon Day Eyes #1 is a bright, pink-peach with a cooler, pink base and warmer, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied wet as well as dry, and the finish didn’t seem to get much more intense when I used it wet. The pigmentation was buildable to opaque coverage with two layers. The texture was smooth to the touch, firmer in the pan but still a thinner consistency overall. It wore nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 Eyeshadow

Icon Day Eyes #2

Icon Day Eyes #2 is a medium-dark, rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had good color coverage applied dry but yielded opaque color payoff when used with a wet brush, though the finish seemed about the same either way. The texture was more firmly-pressed in the pan, though it had moderate slip when I touched it, which seemed to help it blend out on my skin. It lasted well for seven hours on me before I noticed fading.

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #3 Eyeshadow

Icon Day Eyes #3

Icon Day Eyes #3 is a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. Applied dry, it had nearly opaque pigmentation but appeared more faded and lighter compared to the wet application. The texture was more firmly-pressed in the pan, but it wasn’t too difficult to pick up with a brush, though I noticed it had a tendency to look more faded after I blended it out a bit–like it was hard to retain the depth in practice. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before it started to fade.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #1 Eyeshadow

Icon Date Eyes #1

Icon Date Eyes #1 is a bright, medium-dark gold with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had sheer coverage applied dry, which was hard to build up with having at least as much under my eye as on it, and it continued to yield fallout while worn–it was pretty unusable dry (with a brush). This was a shade that had to be used with a dampened brush in order to achieve opaque coverage that adhered evenly and sat more smoothly on my lid without raining down fallout. The texture was drier but still managed to have some slip–like my fingertip detected a “smooth” feel to the product but it acted and looked dry in practice. It wore well for seven hours on me before creasing noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #2 Eyeshadow

Icon Date Eyes #2

Icon Date Eyes #2 is a muted, medium-dark coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation applied dry and had a more low-level pearl sheen, while wet application yielded opaque coverage with a soft, metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable on my skin. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 Eyeshadow

Icon Date Eyes #3

Icon Date Eyes #3 is a bright, medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had more of a frosted finish and less depth when applied dry, whereas the wet application was more sparkly, brighter, and deeper in hue (though actual coverage level remained about the same). It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours on me but had a touch of fallout over time.

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #1 Eyeshadow

Icon Diva Eyes #1

Icon Diva Eyes #1 is a bright, medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a glittering, metallic finish. Applied dry, it had sheer coverage, did not build up, gave me more fallout than product on my lid, and blended out poorly as little adhered to my lid. Applied wet, it was tolerable as it had opaque coverage but was hard to finesse and diffuse along the edge without getting a bit of patchiness, and it emphasized the texture of my skin. It wore well for almost zero hours dry (though very little was there to judge) and seven hours wet (with a bit of fallout over time).

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 Eyeshadow

Icon Diva Eyes #2

Icon Diva Eyes #2 is a light-medium, golden copper with warm, brown undertones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was prone to emphasizing lid texture as it was difficult to really smooth and even out the edge, though it had opaque coverage. Applied wet, it was deeper, more metallic, and opaque but applied more evenly and looked smoother on my skin overall. The texture was firmer, lightly emollient, and needed a moderate-to-heavy hand to pick up decently on a brush. It stayed well for seven hours before I noticed some fading.

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #3 Eyeshadow

Icon Diva Eyes #3

Icon Diva Eyes #3 is a light-medium brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff applied dry, which was hard to build up, while it had full color payoff applied with a wet brush (that also made it appear deeper applied than in the pan). The texture was denser, firmer, though not thick, and a little stiff to work with. The edges blended out decently on my skin but took longer than I would have expected. It lasted decently for seven hours on my skin before there were signs of wear.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)].

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 Eyeshadow

Icon Disco Eyes #1

Icon Disco Eyes #1 is a blackened, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The consistency was stiffer in the pan, drier (both in feel and how it appeared on my skin), and had a tendency to look uneven and patchy on my skin. The more I tried to fuss with it and diffuse the edges or even out the application, the more it wanted to lift away, which was especially noticeable when I worked with the shade dry. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that wasn’t very buildable when used dry, and it was more opaque when applied wet, though it still didn’t improve blendability with a wet application. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before I noticed fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Indigofera Tinctoria Extract, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 Eyeshadow

Icon Disco Eyes #2

Icon Disco Eyes #2 is a blackened, navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It appeared more faded–more blackened–with a softer sheen when I used it dry, though it had still good pigmentation. When I used it with a wet brush, it had opaque coverage and a stronger sheen. The texture was thin, a little drier, especially when applied to my lid as it looked patchy and couldn’t be diffused evenly no matter how much effort I gave it. The color stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before I started to see signs of fading.

Ingredients

Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Indigofera Tinctoria Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)].

01/02

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #3 Eyeshadow

Icon Disco Eyes #3

Icon Disco Eyes #3 is a deep black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation applied dry, though it appeared lighter than the color in the pan and was more prone to sheering out. When applied with a wet brush, it had deeper color and more opaque coverage but was a bit harder to diffuse and blend out without getting drier, more ragged-looking edges. It lasted well for seven hours on me before it started to fade visibly.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, C20-24 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)].

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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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Two F’s on shades that seem like they would be easy to formulate. It always surprises me when brands mess up golds b/c they seem like such tried and true shades that formulating them should be simple.

Well, I thought I’d like the green but it got a really low score and the other shade I like got even lower (F!!!) – at this price, it’s simply inexcusable and there are so many superior dupes out there for all of these shades. I wonder when these “luxury” companies are going to realize just how easy it is to lose that “luxury” cachet and become a joke with sub-par products like this. I mean, it is yet another case of “the Emperor has no clothes”.

It really just seemed like it needed more work/was more finicky than the typical eyeshadow and wasn’t doing anything better/different even with all the work…

At a glance, this kind of reminds me of that beautiful muted rainbow palette that Marc Jacobs put out a couple years ago. It’s a shame this one isn’t very good!

“it wore well for almost zero hours…”

***snickers quietly***

I know there are people that absolutely love her stuff (and I haven’t tried her blush or foundation filter yet) but I personally think Charlotte Tilbury is massively overrated… and palettes like this are exactly why. I spent less than $25NZD on a BH Cosmetics 16 colour palette recently that I used for the first time this morning and I was blown away but how silky and smooth the mattes were and how creamy and pigmented the shimmer shades turned out to be. There is way better quality out there for much more affordable price points and waaaaaaaaay better value and it’s so, so disappointing when high end, luxury brands put out such sub-par rubbish.

I know it’s rough going when after I used it the first time and was like, “Do I have to try the rest?” and sort of felt like I had to gather the “strength” to test the rest.

The colors are pretty. I did think about it for a second, but that’s pricey for me. Sad to hear it doesn’t perform as well considering the price.. I did like the front of the palette makes me think of David Bowie..

I’m so sad about this because this was the first Charlotte Tilbury palette that has caught my eye and it’s trash. As someone else stated I think her products are grossly overpriced and overrated and I can afford to buy them. For the price I need all A’s period…lol

I really don’t know where to start with this palette!
First of all, as Christine has reported – a number of the shadows are tricky to use and blend out, coupled with lots of fall out. This is a genuine problem with the palette.
Secondly – there are quite a few shades that are really replicates of one another: Day Eyes 3 and Date Eyes 2. Very similar shades once on the eyes.
Thirdly – the quality of the shades – far too many F’s and C’s – when a brand can’t get a gold right, you know they are in trouble.
And lastly, whilst the inclusion of the green and blue shades are good, the shades lovely, they really don’t match much else.
And for $75, it is a rip off.
Christine, your review is timely and your eye looks beautiful.

I’m consistently underwhelmed by CT’s whole line. Nothing to justify the price point. I have tried and given away most of the products I’ve purchased from her line. Just don’t get the hype as I have so, so many “drugstore” products that perform better and with similar ingredients. Thank you for your review.

Even as the reviews began to come out on this palette, I thought to myself that many of the shades ran very coppery, almost to the point of it being a bit too “samey”. So I was very undecided on it. Pretty sure I do have the same or similar enough shades around here, though!

I’ve never been tempted by much from Charlotte Tilbury. She seems to make products for light complexion beauties. This palette didn’t tempt me because of the common color scheme. For $75 the quality should be superb!

When I first saw this palette, I was tempted. Then I took a closer look and decided against it. Nevertheless I’m glad you reviewed it, though reviewing it can’t have been fun, as I don’t have to get the “oh, maybe I should” thoughts I often get.
I have some really nice products from CT, and some I can’t get to look even remotely like the promo photos, and they are single eye shadows, so it shouldn’t be so very hard. I do like her matte lipsticks a lot, and the quad, Uptown Girl is a favourite. At the cost of the products they should all be stellar, and have no grades below A, IMHO, of course.
Thanks for a job very well done, Christine!

Yeah, the CT price point makes so-so (or worse) really hard to swallow! Like you should be able to “count on” decent quality at this price range – and I even mean that with respect to maybe you like and want softer/sheerer looks, but sometimes the actual application/textures leave a lot to be desired. Charlotte Tilbury has some winners for sure (hello, Hollywood Flawless Filter!) but I’ve encountered more duds than I’d like in the range over time!

I’m just echoing the sentiments of many, but Charlotte is laaame. She’s reasonably new yet tries to command $75/palette? And these were her starting prices that haven’t been able to be raised in five years or so…

This one is actually $65! Her last 12-pan was $75, so the system was showing that price – I meant to put in a specific one for this palette but forgot to do so.

I’m a makeup junkie, but I’ve steered clear Charlotte Tilbury’s eyeshadows. Most reviews are half-hearted and state that they’re nice but not anything special. This one looks so disappointing.

My experience with this palette could not be more different. I’ve been using it daily since it was released and did not experience the deficits in the first 3 looks that were highlighted. So surprised that the Date and Diva Eyes #1 shades received Fs, I wore one shadow on each eye yesterday to see how they individually performed. Eight hours later, both remained opaque and hadn’t budged; the Diva eye had noticeable fallout (though no more than first applied.) The Disco trio is where I noticed some differences: the black shadow was noticeably dry, the green built up to only medium coverage, and the blue dominated the look when using that trio of shades.

What I did notice when first working with the eyeshadows is that I had to find a brush that had enough grit to pick up/lay down the shadows due to their creaminess (and slight difference if satin or shimmer shade), and the right brush to blend out. Sometimes they were the same brush; oftentimes they were not. I also had to prime my eyelids, which are oily, though this wasn’t a departure from my norm when using creamy textures.

I’m not a Chartlotte Tilbury cheerleader and I certainly find fault with a number of her products. (Don’t get me started on her naming conventions.) For whatever reason, this palette works incredibly well for me. (The Day Eye was the easiest, most stunning and long-wearing set of shades I’ve ever worn on these aging, hooded eyes.)

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