You may or may not have seen on my social media, that I recently made some new purchases for my kit. Naturally I couldn't make additions without buying something from Charlotte Tilbury, because quite frankly, I’m obsessed with everything she does! There is literally nothing I don’t want. And since I’ve never been disappointed with a CT product I think it’s safe to say there isn’t anything I wouldn’t love to own.
I’ve been wanting to purchase some new eyeshadow palettes for my brides to be for a while and had toyed with the idea of a couple of others, until a trip to The Bullring (my second home) drew me to these beauties. There are 8 other palettes to choose from, each one as beautiful as the next, but after much deliberation I settled on ‘Golden Goddess’ and ‘The Dolce Vita’ for being the perfect additions to my kit.
The Golden Goddess is everything you would expect from the name. It allows you to create a beautiful golden eye – from the most natural to an absolute smouldering goddess! The lightest golden shade is beautiful and is probably the first I have liked on myself. I tend to steer clear of shadows with too much shimmer, and for me, gold is one of those colours I am extremely picky about. Usually feeling like I look far too OTT when in reality I’m hardly wearing any. But this one is different and is almost more of a sheer glow - it’s enough of a colour to make an impact, but light enough that it’s not obvious. I fell in love with it from the moment I tried it.
The shadows are a very fine pressed powder, which means the colours blend effortlessly and take no effort at all to create a stunning look. Because of Charlotte’s clever colour coding too, you can mix and match the colours to create different looks, and it’s perfect for taking you from work to a night out.
The second palette I bought was ‘The Dolce Vita’ because I wanted something that was a little bit different. I have lots of bronzes, browns etc. because it’s very classic ‘bridal’ but I quite often see brides who want to push the boundaries a little bit – or my clients who are off on a night out and want to make an impact.
The tones of this palette are much more burnt than the golden goddess with underlying copper tones – very on trend and on a whole new level when paired with blue eyes (not that it doesn’t look equally amazing with brown, but if you’re a blue eyed beauty then pairing them with orangey, copper tones will really make them stand out!)
My favourite from ‘The Dolce Vita’ has got to be the burgundy colour. There are very tiny specks of gold, which don’t show up immediately but under the right light, create dimension and a little bit of glam. My kind of beauty!
And of course the packaging is beautiful. I love the brand Charlotte Tilbury has created – this old school luxury, classic and elegant. I did mention I was a little bit obsessed didn’t I?!