I have a Charlotte Tilbury holiday haul review today! I ordered almost everything from the holiday launch so far and have swatches, beauty looks and thoughts today. I ordered most of my items from Charlotte Tilbury and a few things from Nordstrom. In today’s haul post:
- Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotise Palette ($75)
- The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette ($57)
- Luxury Palette of Pops in Dazzling Diamonds ($53)
- Jewel Lip Gloss ($32 each)
- Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter ($55)
Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotise Palette
I fell in love with the look of the Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotise Palette while shopping in store at Nordstrom. The store lights made the palette glow and sparkle in the most beautiful way! It has four sets of coordinating eye trios. Each set is designed for a certain look for prime, enhance and smoke placement.
I think this is a beautiful palette for a glam look. You can mix or match the shades but I do think you will need colors from other palettes to give you a complete look. On me there weren’t enough deep shades to add depth or dimension, although you can always just add a liner for a completed look.
- Happy Glow has golden tan tones
- Love Glow has pink and red tones (I’m not a fan of these by themself, they’re much to red for my taste, but I can make them work on me when layered with other colors)
- Dream Glow has pretty plum and mauve tones
- Seduce Glow has pretty neutral bronze brown tones
Eye Looks below featuring Seduce Glow Look (bronze) and also Dream Glow Look (plum)
- Foundation – Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation Shade 7
- Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Pressed in Medium
- Blush – Laura Mercier Blush in Fresco
- Bronzer – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium (review here)
- Highlight – Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Hollywood Glow
- Lips – Charlotte Jewel Lips in Blushed Gold
- Mascara – Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes
Colors are smooth and easy to layer. Lasting power is very good on all colors and the shimmers aren’t too glittery or glitzy if you’re like me and prefer a more subtle sparkle.
The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette
I had such high hopes for The Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette and have mixed feelings about this one. I really loved the Easy Smokey Eye x Nordstrom palette from a couple years ago. This new Super Nudes Palette has a completely different texture. There are 6 mattes but they are almost creamy velvety like mattes that have an odd texture to me. They apply smoothly on the lids although you have to use a dense brush and almost pat/blend/pack it on. I found the MAC 239S worked best for me.
- Soft warm tan
- Medium tan brown
- Warm deep brown
- Matte ivory
- Matte soft grey
- Matte smokey black
The texture is almost like some of the Natasha Denona mattes which are more of a bouncy matte, however I find the ones from Natasha Denona perform much better.
I have mixed feelings about this new Super Nudes palette. I love the shades and think it creates a nice soft smokey eye look. I just don’t love the formula – it’s not bad, but I think it would have been SO much better if they made it a regular matte. I think the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam or Soft Glam II Mini will give you a similar look with a much better texture.
Luxury Palette of Pops in Dazzling Diamonds
The Luxury Palette of Pops in Dazzling Diamonds has four sparkling colors in a sparkling white gold champagne, sparkling soft gold brown, sparkling deeper bronze and sparkling blue-black-grey.
The glitters are beautiful in this one! I think they’re stunning for holiday for a super pretty look although I had trouble getting a good makeup look with this one. I know this one is designed to be a glitzy one with lots of sparkle to make the eyes pop. On my eyes all four were a bit too much for me. The glitter does adhere to the eyes and has minimal fall out if you use a patting method to apply. For me I think this is going to be better when used in conjunction with other matte or satin shades. I am going to keep trying with this one to get a decent makeup look for you in another post.
Jewel Lip Gloss
I am 100% smitten with the Jewel Lip Gloss. These are shimmery glosses loaded with sparkle but the ones I’ve tried are completely smooth and texture free. These have a subtle vanilla scent similar to the MAC Lipglasses. There are three new colors with the holiday collection, I also included two from a previous launch to swatch below. (If you shop on Charlotte Tilbury’s site she has some bundles available with a bit of price break for buying the sets.)
- Champagne Diamonds is a sheer sparkling gold beige
- Opal Magic is a sheer pale pink gold
- Blushed Gold is a pretty neutral pink beige sparkle
- Pillow Talk is a pink rose glow with a soft sheen
- Walk of No Shame is a shimmery deeper rosy color
These work alone, with a liner or on top of a gloss. I think these give the lips the prettiest and most flattering glow I’ve seen in a long time. I highly recommend checking them out! There is one more shade called ROSE JEWEL exclusive to Sephora. The reviews sound pretty bad for this shade but if you’ve tried it and think otherwise let me know in the comments!
Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter
I’m ending with the product I think is the star of the collection. The Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter is one of the prettiest opal glow I’ve seen in a long time. It looks pretty standard when swatched on the arms or compared to other shades but I think it looks so flattering on the skin. If you’re medium tan like me this will look like your skin but more glowing. It flashes peach, pink, pale pink, and opal all in one without looking too frosted. If you have lighter fair skin this will look more peachy on you.
Closer look at different angles shows the complexity of the glow/color:
Swatch comparisons below, the swatches do not do it justice at all!
- Westman Atelier Peau de Rose – review here
- Westman Atelier Peau de Peche – review here
- Chanel Poudre Lumiere – review here
That wraps up my haul post! For me the standouts are her Hollywood Superglow Highlighter (wish this was permanent!) and her Jewel Lips Lip Glosses. I think her palettes are nice, but not must-haves especially if you already own a lot of other shades from her line.
Have you checked out anything from the holiday launch yet? What did you think?
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