Contrary to my intentions of being a little more frugal and a little less nonessential spending-happy during the month of January, this Charlotte Tilbury palette made it into my online basket on a Sunday afternoon and my financial struggles as a beauty addict on a student budget prevailed. So to somewhat justify my luxe purchase, I thought I’d pull together a first impressions post and tell you all about my initial thoughts, likes and dislikes of one of CT’s much-loved eye shadow palettes; ‘the golden goddess’.
It goes without saying that the mirrored rose copper interior and burgundy case that houses these 4 shadows are aesthetically beautiful. The palette itself isn’t as weighty as I’d imagined it to be which detracts from the luxuriousness of it in some aspects but as they say, it’s what’s on the inside counts. The shadow pans themselves in total, contain 5.2 grams of product (around £7.30 per gram) which is ok but for this kind of price tag, I’m expecting the shadows to be of flawless quality.
This palette features four very harmonious and beautiful shades; a warm yellow champagne, a neutral mink, a warm brown and a golden-bronze glitter. While there is a lot of shimmer running throughout the palette, I found it to be a very fine shimmer that distributed evenly across my lids and I also think these shadows layer and blend really easily and are easy to work with. In each of Charlotte Tilbury’s palette offerings, there is a ‘pop’ shade and in the case of this palette, said shade (golden-bronze glitter) didn’t translate well onto my lids. As suggested, I applied the glitter by pressing it onto my mobile lid with my finger but I just didn’t find it to really amount to anything. As for the rest of the shadows – I found them to be fairly sheer in pigment which I personally favour as it allows for flexibility when building the intensity but if you are after shadows with kick-ass kinda pigmentation, these might not float your boat.
This, for me, is a classic case of a brand with a fantastic marketing strategy that when I look past the exquisite packaging and hype, I’m left with just a good palette. Nothing spectacular but certainly not a bad product by any stretch of the imagination.
Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury palettes? Jess x