I've pretty much been watching the Charlotte Tilbury Amal Clooney Wedding Makeup Tutorial on repeat for the last few months, and had had enough of lusting over the Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows and the Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop Blusher Charlotte uses in the video... so last week before I entered the official working world as a junior doctor, I decided to treat myself to a little somethin' somethin'.
First up - the Cream Eyeshadow; I was stumped over which of the 6 shades to go for, but after much deliberation over the gold and bronze hues, I ended up plumping for something completely different... the shade Mona Lisa which I'm wearing on my 'lids in the photos at the top of this post.
True to Charlotte's high-end vibe, the packaging is super luxe, featuring a frosted glass jar and a rose-gold embossed lid to house the product in.
As for that product... well, the texture of this shadow is nothing short of perfection - dreamy, light and mousse-like, its consistency makes it an absolute joy to apply. I tend to apply a light wash across the eyelid with a brush and buff away the edges to create a sultry, yet daytime friendly, smokey eye. I like quite a strong-looking eye, so tend to add a little extra across the lid to intensify the shadow - but it really is only a little extra as the shadow is so pigmented, so a little really goes a long way.
I absolutely adore the colour, and am so glad I chose it over a classic bronze - it's a gorgeous wisteria-hued brown, with delicate shimmer infused into the formula. I think it really frames my brown eyes well, and gives my eyelids a gorgeous, glossy look - I've never seen a shade quite like it.
As for wear, it's a million miles ahead of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar (which I reviewed here), and after road-testing it on a long day at work, I'm pleased to report there was barely a crease in sight after almost 10 hours of wear... impressive, I think you'll agree.
I've worn the Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow every single day since I bought it.... if that doesn't sell it to you, I don't know what will.
The blush is designed for foolproof application, with an outer ring of colour to Swish your brush around, before tapping off the excess and applying along the length of the cheekbone, followed by the inner Pop shade to apply directly to the apples of the cheeks. I like to think this means this is a couple of products in one, as you can pick and choose individual shades, wear them as directed or mix them together. The product is super finely milled, and features Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light for a luminous, healthy looking complexion.
I bought the same shade of Cheek to Chic Blusher as used in the aforementioned Amal Clooney tutorial - Love Glow is a medium, warm-toned pink infused with the finest shimmer I have ever seen. On the cheeks, it's absolutely stunning (again, I'm wearing it in the top photo), and sits beautifully on the skin without looking cakey. Much like the Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow it is highly pigmented, so it's best to apply with a light hand. I've found some shimmery blushers tend to highlight my pores, but the shimmer in this is so delicate, it simply adds a beautiful glow to the face.
Wear-wise, it lasts around 7-8 hours on my oily skin, and even after that long a wear, it doesn't sink into pores or fine lines.
As with the Dolce Vita Palette and the Matte Revolution Lipstick, I'm super impressed with these products and can't wait to try out more from the range... doing everything in my power not to treat myself to an "end-of-the-working-week" Charlotte Tilbury splurge...
The Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow is priced at £22.00, and the Cheek to Chic Blusher at £30.00.