Unless you've been hiding under a rock the past month or so you will know all about a very exciting makeup collection by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury; I didn't even need to see swatches of The Golden Goddess palette before placing my order because I knew that it had Nicola written all over it.
|Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess Palette|
This palette did not disappoint, the design is stunning combining the rich brown almost resin like plastic and rose gold metallic packaging; it feels luxurious in your hands and the quality hasn't been compromised in the slightest.
Of course we can all sit and look at a pretty palette (which I did for a week) without using it but the proof is in the pudding as they say and again I haven't been let down. I cannot describe how soft and blend-able these shadows are, the mere touch of a blending brush will have any harsh lines buffed out beautifully which I couldn't be happier about in the morning when blending is the last thing I want to be doing. The actual shades compliment each other perfectly and you really don't need anything else to complete the look meaning it is perfect for travelling with or if you are going out after work as it's all you need.
The actual shades have no names, (from top to bottom) they're just known as prime, enhance, smoke and pop so even someone not experienced in makeup will know how these should be applied; the prime shade is a lovely base to take up to the brow to highlight and looks especially pretty in the inner corner of the eye to make you look wide awake, the enhance shade in this palette is my perfect every day eyeshadow, its a gorgeous warm taupe shade almost like a more golden Mac Patina, the smoke shade is just a wonderful rich warm bronze and finally the pop shade is a dark bronze glitter to glitz up your eye to take it from a day time look into a wonderful smokey bronze more appropriate for a night out.
My love for these eyeshadows doesn't just end in the packaging formula, and shades; their longevity is something to shout about as well. I usually have to use eyeshadow primer plus a cream eyeshadow to ensure the eyeshadow over the top stays in place all day. Not wanting to distort the actual shade of the eyeshadows in these pictures I applied my shadow at 7:30 am on top of some regular eyeshadow primer and by 10pm it looked perfect not a crease nor smudge in sight. Top Marks!
Priced at £38.00 exclusively to Selfridges (Link) it isn't the cheapest of eyeshadow palettes however it is one I thoroughly recommend and this palette in particular especially if you have green eyes (If you don't there is bound to be one for you in the collection) as it makes them look so intense, if I had to give up all my other eyeshadows for this palette I think I wouldn't find it too difficult, all together a perfect palette.
Have you tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury range? I am seriously lusting after the lipsticks and shadow pencils so they may end up being reviewed in the near future so watch out for them.