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.
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!
-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
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