Whenever Charlotte Tilbury launches a new eyeshadow palette, there’s always a frenzy on social media especially as they tend to be limited edition launches such as the Stars in your Eyes Palette and Instant Eyes Palette. Team Tilbury know how to get their fans excited, and by making something limited edition it’s guaranteed to whip up excitement for the launch and their most recent limited edition launch is unlike anything else they’ve done so far.The Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Eyeshadow Palette has just touched down on the Charlotte Tilbury website and on a waiting list over at Cult Beauty and it’s £55 for twelve powder eyeshadows, all of which contain two grams of product which is very generous for a eyeshadow palette. The Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palettes are quite pricey, but with shades as large as these I think £4.58 isn’t bad at all for a luxury eyeshadow formula.
The outside of the palette has a mirrored, rose gold effect with a pair of eyes, and a blue, white and blue lightning bolt between the eyes. There’s absolutely no doubt that David Bowie was the inspiration behind the palette’s design which suits the Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Eyeshadow Palette name very well, as let’s face it Bowie was an icon and a legend. Charlotte Tilbury previewed this palette at both the Brit Awards and The Oscars and now it’s available to purchase on the Charlotte Tilbury website right now for £55 with free delivery.
“Iconic star power in a palette, these 12 intensely-pigmented shades are designed for every occasion and every mood! Inspired by the spotlights, rock stars and dancers Charlotte partied with at the Ku Club in Ibiza, these multi-coloured, multi-use shades glide across the eyes, lips and cheeks like silk-satin, and the rich molten textures can be used wet or dry.”
Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Eyeshadow Palette
• Mix, match and clash a kaleidoscope of colours to suit your every mood.
• The colours and textures look incredible on every skin tone.
• A dancefloor of divine shades that you can dial up or down to alter their intensity.
• Wear the shades wet or dry! When mixed with water, they give a silk-veil effect to the eyes.
• Rich in pigments and emollients for a velvety-smooth, soft finish.
The Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palettes are twelve pan palettes, and they’re all divided into four separate looks; Day Eyes, Date Eye, Diva Eye and Disco Eye, but obviously you can use any shades you want. From the photos I’ve seen online, the formula of the eyeshadows look very similar to the shimmer shades within the NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette and the NARS Ignited Eyeshadow Palette, with an almost textured surface.
The palette is pretty bold compared to their other offerings which did initially put me off, but if you cover the bright blue, it’s actually a stunning neutral palette with a rosy toned theme overall. If you like mattes, the Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Eyeshadow Palette isn’t for you as it’s packed with shimmer and sparkle especially if you use the shades with a dampened brush.
I’d love to know your thoughts of the Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Eyeshadow Palette? Are the shades your kind of shades?