17 January 2016 25 comments


It's hard to believe that, before this point, I hadn't picked up any Charlotte Tilbury eye products. So I ventured onto Net-A-Porter (any excuse to shop from this website, their service is amazing) to grab a few pieces.

I've been looking at the holiday collection duos for ages, to-ing and frow-ing between The Huntress and On The Prowl, until finally plumping for The Huntress/Amber Moon duo (limited edition) along with the Colour Chameleon eye pencil in Dark Pearl.



The Huntress shadow is described as a 'smoky golden-bronze' and in all the swatches I've seen it looks amazinggg, one of those complex, unusual colours I like to fill my collection with. I'd actually say it's a smoky, grey-taupe with a warm brown undertone, and a glint of something olive green and very occasionally a cool plum about it, depending in which light you're in. And it's a lot darker than I thought it would be. Golden bronze says to me... something closer to Urban Decay's Half Baked? and this is certainly not like that. I was so excited to try this, I've got to admit I'm disappointed with the colour, I just don't think it suits me..



The formula is much more dry than I expected, I wouldn't call it a buttery shadow at all, like my Marc Jacobs palette or some Sleek, but the colour payoff is excellent. It goes on smoothly, and blends beautifully, (as I'd expect with a Tilbury shadow) leaving you with a metallic sheen speckled with fine gold and silver shimmer. It's at least a good 6 hours before the shadow starts looking a bit ropey, the formula is fab.


The Rock N Kohl liner in Amber Moon is described as a 'rich amber shade'. I'd actually describe it as a dark brown liner with a amber/bronze metallic pearl/shimmer, but the overall colour is dark and the shimmer is very fine. I have to say I actually prefer the colour of Pixi's Bronzebeam.. The texture of Amber Moon is super smooth though and it has a great lasting power.



The Dark Pearl Colour Chameleon stick is a gorgeous taupey-mauve with subtle undertones of brown/plum and a glint of rose gold in the light. Now this one is really up my street. Unlike Champagne Diamonds, Dark Pearl is not so much glittery, but has a gorgeous, soft sheen finish that's easy to wear day or night.


I don't think it looks half as pretty in photos as it does in real life. The texture is similar to Amber Moon, very creamy, silky, blends effortlessly when it's wet and doesn't budge once it's dry. And it's the complex colour I wanted that looks different in different lights. You can literally go in with the one product and it looks like you've done a whole eye look.

I'm so sad that The Huntress just wasn't my cup of tea.. hopefully there's someone out there who feels the same way about On The Prowl and we can swap(!) But Dark Pearl really is a winner.

Have you tried any of the Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise or the Colour Chameleon shadow sticks??? What did you think? And what do you think I should do with The Huntress duo?!

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  1. Everything you've purchased looks absolutely beautiful! I recently picked up my first ever CT products and I can't wait to get my hands on even more. Lovely photography as always beaut.

    Isabelle | www.isabellekategm.co.uk ♡

  2. These look amazing! I definitely am thinking about purchasing the The Dark Pearl Colour Chameleon stick! It's such a good mauve colour. Been obsessed with that colour shade for months! Does it last long?

    Anna from here

    1. A really long time! Once they set they stay for around 8 hours of wear for me xx

  3. I've never used CT before, but it does look amazing! It's a shame you weren't happy with The Huntress :( but I'm really glad you liked Dark Pearl, it looks amazing on you! The colours all look amazing so I might be tempted to try the brand out...

    ~Gail www.sherbet-aurora.co.uk

    1. I'd recommend it if you want to splurge a little :) xx

  4. I think I'm in love. CT is beautiful - her packaging is gorgeous! I definitely need some of her products and "The Huntress" looks stunning...like nothing I've seen before
    Jess www.beautifulbreakable.com

  5. I still haven't ventured into CT, mainly price wise but there are so many things on my list from there! Dark Pearl caught my eye completely it's stunning! Great picks! xx


  6. Oh my goodness they look amazing! I'm a total sucker for anything Charlotte Tilbury so I may have to give these a try!

    Absolutely love your blog by the way, such stunning photos - have given you a follow over on Bloglovin'

    Bry x

  7. Awesome post. Those makeup products look super pretty.


  8. Give me a second to mop up my drool. I totally adore the Charlotte Tilbury packaging. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    1. Haha tell me about it! You should check out Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's new range, I've got a first impressions post up! xx

  9. I love the shades! Wow! I better check out this brand. Thank you for sharing!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  10. I've been itching to get more Charlotte Tilbury makeup! Especially the matte lipsticks! But these eyeshadows are tempting me now!!


  11. I so need to get some Charlotte Tilbury products. It's definitely top of my list for brands I want to try this year. This post makes me want to get some even more!
    Christina x www.beautyboundblog.wordpress.com

  12. I have never tried anything from CT but my the products you've picked up look so good ♥


  13. It's good to know I'm not the only one who hasn't tried Charlotte Tilbury yet (still feel so shameful saying it out loud) It looks so lovely on, it's not too much and you could definitely wear it in the day time too!

    Albana Janjeva | Stylist | January Swimwear of the Month

  14. I basically want all of these products now! Charlotte Tilbury is just dreamy

  15. oh wow, Charlotte Tilbury make up is so amazing! Love this post, so helpful! Happy Monday .x


  16. I think that dark pearl looks absolutely gorgeous on you. Sad you don't like the huntress as much still debating on a purchase or not!! Beautiful photography darling xx
    Lisa xx

  17. Your photos are beyond beautiful! How gorgeous is that eyeshadow? It's such a pretty colour xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  18. These shades are stunning! I love the look of Dark Pearl in particular :) xx


  19. The Colour Chameleon is super pretty! I just got my first CT quad and love it!

  20. I'm about to do a CT haul as soon as I'm back to The UK so this has been so useful! Gosh those shades are so pigmented, it's a dream!



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