Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches, FOTD


 

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I had heard good things about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup line, so when Indigo Kir Royale told me that she was going to pick up a few things from Selfridges, I jumped at the chance to do a combined order (haul post here).

The Dolce Vita palette ( £38.00) is inspired by  screen sirens Sophia Loren, Monica Belluci, and Penelope Cruz,  featuring rich burgundy and golden shades that I love wearing in autumn. It is quite a versatile palette if you have a few neutral mattes on hand- you can do a bold editorial styled volcanic smoky eye (a la Gucci S/S 2014), a soft rosy eye look, or a garden variety warm bronzey eye (like I did below).

 

Apart from the glittery copper shade, the 3 other shades in the palette have a lovely buttery texture and blend easily. The glittery shade has a hard texture that is difficult to pick up with a brush- it is  best applied by pressing it on the lid with a finger.

 

Longevity is not amazing. I find that the eyeshadows in this palette do have a tendency to fade after about 5 hours unless I build up the colour with multiple layers- I would recommend priming well before applying to ensure all day wear. Disappointing, but not a deal breaker for me.

 

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches, FOTD

 

Colour (clockwise:

Top left: pale pink champagne in a frost finish and sheer to medium pigmentation.

Top right: bold rusty burgundy in a shimmery metallic finish and full pigmentation.

Bottom right: khaki brown with subtle gold shimmer and medium buildable to full pigmentation.

Bottom left:  Copper glitter on a transparent base. I was hoping that this shade would be more pigmented/ dense (like a pressed version of Illamasqua Ore)

Keep reading after the jump!

 

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette and Laura Mercier Mulberry Lip Stain

 FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

-Burgundy shade from The Dolce Vita palette blended in the crease and lightly smudged under bottom lashline.

– Khaki brown shade applied on the bottom part of the mobile lid, stopping just before crease, and extended outwards towards temple.

– Khaki brown shade smudged under bottom lashline and extended outwards towards the temple.

– Glittery copper patted on top of the khaki brown.

–  Champagne shade applied in the inner corners of the eyes as a subtle highlight.

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line upper lashline and bottom waterline

Cheeks:

Laura Mercier Mulberry Lip Stain

Lips:

Laura Mercier Mulberry Lip Stain

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette and Laura Mercier Mulberry Lip Stain