You may wonder why I’m writing a blog post on the Charlotte Tilbury Palette of Pops (ok, there’s 2 of them but Palettes of Pops didn’t work), when they are sold out. It’s because they’re bloody beautiful and deserve to be shown!
I’m the proud owner of every single Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow and I knew that I needed these, but I was too slow and Supersonic had sold out. The team at CT had kindly sent me the Starlight quad, but Supersonic eluded me. I ended up going on Depop and ordering one, but whilst I was waiting for it to arrive, it came back in stock on the CT website for a hot second and I grabbed another. The fact I have two of each palette doesn’t make me mad as they’re limited edition and I don’t know if they’ll ever be in stock again.
The palettes were launched as part of Charlotte’s Christmas collection and they are gorgeous. They’re glittery, fun and perfect for any parties you may have (I have none but I’ll rock them anyway).
Supersonic was the quad that I was lusting after and didn’t rest until I had it.
I love the warm tones of it and knew that it had to be in my collection. The shadows are so soft with a glistening texture that will make your eyes sparkle and look stunning. The shades are exactly what I love and I was surprised at just how pigmented they are considering the glitter in them. Unlike Starlight, you can easily wear these on their own and they blend nicely and create a beautifully festive look.
There’s a rose gold, an orange bronze, a gorgeous crimson and a burnished gold and they contain multi-reflecting pearls and glossy Ester. The pearls help to reflect light, leaving you with transparency and lustre, whilst the glossy Ester adds intensity and vibrancy. If Charlotte wanted to make this a permanent product then I’d be extremely happy.
To offset the fiery hues of Supersonic Girl, there’s Starlight.
For me, these work better as a topper over a light matte shadow as they are not as intense as Supersonic Girl. I’ve found using my finger is sometimes easier than a brush with them as they are quite loose, but they also work well wet. This quad doesn’t make my heart as happy as the other, but it is still beautiful and I like that Charlotte has gone for something a bit different. Usually with her quads you get one Pop shade, so I’m liking having more of them to play with.
The shades include a light golden beige, a soft taupe, an olive green and a medium taupe. You could wear these alone if you were going for a very glittery look without a lot of colour, but I prefer using them with other shadows.
Did you manage to pick up either of the Charlotte Tilbury Palette of Pops?
* The Starlight Quad is a PR sample