Hi Guys & Dolls!
Today I want to share with you my swatches and thoughts on the new Charlotte Tilbury Holiday collection. The collection is comprised of a trio of mini lipsticks in the shades Bitch Perfect, Penelope Pink, and So Marilyn, a full sized lipgloss and lipstick in LSD, and Confession and a gorgeous eyeshadow palette called Fallen Angel.
Fallen Angel Palette $65
The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous- the shimmer and pigmentation of Charlotte Tilbury’s eyeshadows never ceases to blow me away! They come out with colors that at first glance seems basic, but load it with beautiful shimmer, excellent pigmentation, and make it buttery smooth. Each eyeshadow has a beautiful star embossing that honestly made me not want to use it at first- it was just too beautiful to ruin! But of course I have used it now and you can watch the tutorial here.
While this palette is fabulous, I’d be careless not to mention that the the price for what you get is basically ridiculous. Charlotte Tilbury palettes are already on the smaller size, and on the pricey/luxury side at $52 for 5.2 gm of product. This limited edition palette is $65 for 2.8. TWO POINT EIGHT! That’s less than a gram per eyeshadow. Dude, that’s $13 dollars more for just a smidge over half the amount of product you normally get. I can understand people who love luxury and are willing to pay more, but for the amount of product to be so much less makes me feel like the consumer is getting the wrong end of the deal. Especially with such an easily dupable palette. The if the $65 price tag is out of your budget, I’ve added a list of dupes.
Shadow 1 is a pink based warm beige/champagne color. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Booty Call is lighter, less complex; Lorac Pro 2 Palette Beige is less peach, less complex; MAC Extra Dimension A Natural Flirt is the closest match, but still peachier, brighter.
Shadow 2 is a brown based silver taupe. it looks to me like a silver-brown duochrome; depending on the angle it will look more silver or more brown. There are a grillion dupes/subs out there, but here’s a few that come the closest: Urban Decay Verve is more silver, layer with a brown for a similar effect; Lorac Pro 2 Palette Silver, Mocha and Snow can be layered for a similar color. MAC Satin Taupe is more mauve, Wet ‘n’ wild Nutty is the closest- and only 2 bucks!
Shadow 3 is a shimmery red based brown with shimmer flecks. Urban decay Snakebite is more golden, Lorac Mocha (pro 2) is lighter and more pink, Urban Decay Factory(naked 3) is slightly lighter, pinker; MAC Mulch is the closest but slightly redder.
Shadow 4 is a soft satin black. Applied wet it’s quite deep, but applied dry is more of a deep gray. Lorac Black (pro2) is the closest, otherwise most blacks are much blacker than this. And now I feel like Quinn Morgendorffer (Daria, do these blacks match?)
K.I.S.S.I.N.G Mini Lipstick Charms $39
My favorite of this collection is the Mini Lipstick Trio, since I adore mini lipsticks and the quality, color and names of these are perfection. At $39 for 3g it’s not a bad value since one full size lipstick is $32 for 3g from the brand- you’re basically paying $7 more to have 3 colors instead of one and I think that’s fair. I already own and love Bitch Perfect and Penelope Pink, so I’ll use those minis as purse lippies, while So Marilyn is a lush new addition to my red lipstick obsession.
Bitch Perfect, Penelope Pink & So Marilyn
Bitch Perfect Lipstick
This is one of my all-time fave lippies, a perfect nude. Smooth Texture. Peachy nude. The Name. I swoon!
Penelope Pink Lipstick
This one is more of a traditional nude one me. It has a beige undertone, so I like to pair it with lipliners like MAC dervish to pink it up a bit for my own tastes.
So Marilyn Lipstick
Is this real life? This cool toned cream red is absolutely perfect. Creamy, smooth, and lush looking on the lips.
Confession Lipstick and LSD Lipgloss
Deeper and shimmery compared to Bitch Perfect. On someone with a golden undertone it would be bangin’! This is the same price as the regular CT lipsticks, $32 for 3g of product.
LSD (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) Lip Luster gloss
I love the name of this lipgloss. LOVE <3 The color is very pretty on the lips- a veil of golden gloss. It would go great with any of the lipsticks here, but it’s also perfect on it’s own like in the above swatch. This is th same price at the regular CT lipgloss, $22.