A look into beauty, that doesn't harm our furry friends
Continuing with my Charlotte Tilbury obsession, I found myself longing for an eyeshadow color to create a complete look. I wasn’t sold on the eyeshadow quads because out of the 4 there was always a glitter color that MANY people mentioning to be a dud. And with those retailing at $52 each, I can -not- afford one to be a flop! So then I turned to the Colour Chameleon eye shadow pencils and at first, honestly, I wasn’t too impressed. How was this any different than my Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil I already have? Then it hit me- Charlotte paired specific colors for specific EYE colors that compliment each other best. Furthermore, she made sure each eye color had two different options- one for night and one for day. So of course when I had to decide which of the two I wanted, I went for both. Because that seemed like the most logical option, right? Right.
I also went ahead and purchased the sharpener, which has two different sizes- one for the eye shadow pencils, and one for the lip pencils.
At first I didn’t know if I would be sold on these colors or not, but the internet is a dangerous thing, and lots of people had some amazing photos swatched for my viewing pleasure. I hope I can return the favor, so here’s me wearing Amber Haze, just as a simple wash over the lids with another bolder lining right at the lash roots:
Amber Haze is such a beautiful color, because it just brings out the golden highlights in my brown eyes. I never thought this would really emphasize my eyes, but I think the color choice is fantastic.
Now I will say, I do need a primer on my lids before applying these because they do crease along the inner part of my eye. Also, you have a very limited time to manipulate these colors into place once applied on, so I highly suggest just doing one eye at a time. Don’t feel limited to just using this color as a single-color wash! I’ve seen so many other inspiring photos online- some people sharpened the pencil tip thin enough so they could line their eye with it and even get a subtle cat eye with it. Others have combined the colors, either from one transitioning into another or using on on the top lid and the other to line their bottom lash area. It’s all about creativity here!
I do hope to post pictures of Dark Pearl on this blog post, I just haven’t had success with timing and photos- as soon as I do, I will let you know in my latest blog entry, so stay tuned!
And for the record, these little buggers DID NOT want to come off when I tried wiping them with a wet cloth. I had to get in there with a makeup removing wipe. Trust me, they aren’t a pain to take off your eyes though!
My final verdict on these is that while they ARE amazing colors, the idea itself isn’t too unique. Plus, I feel like I’ve used better formulas than these in the past, so maybe the high price point might not be worth it.
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon eyeshadow sticks in “Amber Haze” and “Dark Pearl”, $26; available online at CharlotteTilbury.com, Beautylish.com, and Nordtsrom.com