These two brand new palettes from Charlotte Tilbury have been designed to enhance both your eye colour and size using optical illusion which the brand terms Prime, Enlarge, Define and Pop.
As you can see, the back of each box shows you what goes where – I’m sure there will be a video up on the CT website soon. The palettes have launched HERE – and the mascara (review on Friday) – but no signs of the blush at the time of writing.
I’ve tried both palettes (£39 each) and the lighter shade palette, Exaggereyes, suits me much better than Transformeyes. There’s certainly something about the brightness of the shades that does have an eye-opening effect. The ‘pop’ shade is more of a shimmer wash, but you could easily wear any of these shades on their own if you can’t be bothered with tricks. They’re well pigmented – more than I was expecting and I went in far too hard with Transformeyes dark brown shade – there was no rescuing it so it was a restart!
At the same time, the brand is introducing Pretty Youth Glow Filter blush and highlighter. Since I love a creme blush, I was delighted with these! There are two shades: Seduce and Pretty Fresh (above) and the latter is a natural winner for me. It’s that gorgeous coral pink shade that really enlivens the tone.
I used a stiff brush meant for foundation (bareMinerals to be precise) but application is easy with any densely packed brush, such as an oval brush. The brand has got a specific brush for it that is the perfect shape to go over cheek bones, so if you’re feeling it, it’s called the Cheek Hug Brush and it looks like it can only be bought as a bundle with one of the cheek palettes – both together are £45, individually the palettes are £30. I think that ‘filter’ suggested on the packaging is a bit of a stretch but these do work beautifully. Seduce, by the way, is much lighter than it looks in the palette (it’s the one I’m using in the picture above), so I’d recommend that one for paler skin tones or for directly onto bare skin.
This is Pretty Fresh. These cheek duos aren’t mega watt highlights – they’re more gentle than that and give skin a subtle sheen. If you’re looking for full on unicorn, these aren’t the ones for you.
I mean, I think my eyes look brighter? The product I love most though is the Collagen Lip Bath (£25) that I’m using in this picture. It’s a wash of almost clear gloss, fuelled with collagen, coconut oil, peppermint extract and mustard sprout extract. It feels like a gloss to be honest, but what’s truly lovely about it is the opaque sheen that it gives, that’s milky and light reflective. I love it. It really does draw light to the lips although I didn’t really see any plumping going on. There’s a new mascara, too, but I’ve yet to get to that so it will get a post of it’s own a little later on.
Above is Transformeyes which didn’t suit my colouring at all.
This is Exaggereyes, which does suit me!
First duo is Pretty Fresh, second is Seduce and last in the row is the Collagen Bath although it’s better seen actually on my lips!
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