Brand new for summer, Charlotte Tilbury has come out with six stunning cream shadows inspired by beauty icons known for their mesmerizing eyes. I saw the promo videos for these on Charlotte’s YouTube channel and decided I really needed one of these in my life, so I placed an order from Beautylish Boutiques. Finally, a company that will ship Charlotte Tilbury products to Canada!
You can tell this is a popular product, because most of the shades were sold out on Beautylish. I was actually grateful for that, because there were two shades that I wanted, and I couldn’t decide which one to get, so the fact that one of the shades was sold out made my decision easy. I ended up getting the shade “Bette” inspired by the “bedroom eyes of Bette Davis.” It’s a golden amber shade with multidimensional shimmer, and it is DIVINE! It’s the perfect shade for summer.
I would describe this product as a gel/cream hybrid. It’s not as dense as most cream shadows that come in pots. It has a light, slippery texture that makes it very easy to blend. It glides over the skin, so you can really sheer it out if you want to. You can also layer it up for more intensity. I like the fact that you have a lot of play time to blend before it sets. With primer, this lasted all day on me with very minor creasing around the 8-9 hour mark.
The finish of this shadow is what really sets it apart from many others I’ve tried. I’ve long searched for a cream shadow that can really create that glossy, almost wet look that you often see on the runway and in editorial shots. This product comes pretty close to that. The shine it offers really brightens the eye area and offers a lot of drama with little effort. Once the hype dies down and these come back in stock, I wouldn’t mind picking up another shade or two.