You guys, I have a problem. I have this inexplicable need to own all things Charlotte Tilbury. It's become an issue for my bank account—but my heart is all in. I can't help it. It's all so pretty! Does anyone else know the struggle?
The Glamour Muse Palette is the latest addition to the family. Like all of Charlotte's eyeshadow quads, it comes with a prime shade (in this case, a pinkish, shimmery ivory), an enhance shade (a beautiful, pearly purplish pink), a smoke shade (a satiny grey), and a pop shade (a glittery purple).
The first three shades are classic Tilbury—smooth, buttery and pigmented, and they blend like a dream. The pop shade in this quad is a bit of a letdown because of how hard it is to get it to show up on the lid. I have to pack it on and layer like crazy. It looks lovely when I'm done, but it's a bit more work than her other quads. I got a great pro tip from one of the makeup artists at Holt Renfrew, though: Using a purple cream shadow underneath, such as Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon in Amethyst Aphrodisiac, makes a big difference in opacity and intensity.
If you want a look starring a flash of bold purple glitter, use the cream shadow as a base. If you're okay with a softer purple "pop," just apply the pop shade with your finger to your lid, just like Charlotte's other pop shades. Then do it again a few times. ;)
Here is the look I came up with today:
I swept the prime shade all over the lid, and placed the enhance shade in the crease and upper crease with a fluffy crease brush. With a smaller crease brush, I applied the smoke shade only in my socket. Then I patted the pop shade generously on my mobile lid. To get it to show up, I needed to loosen some of the glitter with a spoolie first. I used a mix of the smoke and enhance shades on the outer half of my lower lash line with a smudger brush.
Overall, although the pop shade is a pain, I do still like this palette. It's beautiful and glamorous with just the right amount of class. And when I want to crank it up—like I did for my birthday last weekend—it really is gorgeous with Charlotte's Velvet Underground K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick, which is a amazing, bold pink. (Have a look at it here.)
What do you think? Have you tried The Glamour Muse? Is it worth the extra work? Any tips on application?
Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.