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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Palette: “The Spy Who Loved Me”

Get ready for the photo-heaviness of this, because I snapped a LOT of pictures!~

* compared to my iphone 4s

the damage is done T0T (and the colors look “cooler” here for some reason ^^;; )

The good:

  • 5 different color combos available
  • lip color is sheer but build-able, and very comfortable
  • lip color can be applied on itself throughout the day
  • compact is light-weight and super portable
  • lip color can also be worn as a blush

The bad:

  • cream eyeshadow = crease city for me (even with primer)
  • the price tag ($55 T-T)
  • the case is half metal, half plastic (WHY any plastic for the price tag?)

When I heard Charlotte Tilbury had these “mini palettes”, I ravaged the internet with all the swatches and reviews I could find. Pretty much everyone had a great experience with them, so I went for a unique color combo and waited patiently for my order to send from Nordstrom. I’m not gonna lie- half of the reason I wanted this palette was just for the impeccable palette casing. Just like the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette, the insanely gorgeous art deco design pulls at my heart strings and makes my sense of aesthetics sing. Yet when I got it in hand… I was disappointed. While the small compact shape can be seen as a boon for being portable, it almost felt like a let down at the same time. Plus, the casing isn’t entirely metal. It’s actually mostly a dense plastic, yuck! That wasn’t the biggest let-down for this product though. Let’s talk about the eyeshadow. Simply put, it just doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried it with a handful of primers, and without fail is creases on me every.single.TIME. Charlotte boats about a perfect blend of oils and waxes, but maybe this would be more ideal for those with dry eyelids (I don’t even have oily skin and I can’t make it work!). The only saving grace in this palette is the lip/blush color. The shade is STUNNING, and the formula feels absolutely amazing on the lips. From the CT site, “BerryFlux Vita that increases the dermal and epidermal Hyaluronic Acid that drenches the skin with moisture, and a special Microfine pigment technology makes sure your lips colour stays gorgeous all day.“. It does feel moisturizing, but it isn’t super slick like a lip gloss. The bad news? I don’t know if I have fat fingers or what, but this product never stays in my lip lines. I can’t imagine carrying a lip brush on me all day just to apply this, it would kind of defeat the purpose, right?

So in short, I’m digging up my receipt and returning this to my local Nordstrom, since they supposedly have such an amazing return policy. If you’re set on that lip color, it isn’t really that rare- I did a side by side comparison to Bite Beauty’s Luminous Lip Creme in ‘Pepper’, and it was a close match! I’d say pass on this palette, and try something else in her line- I’m a big fan of her cheek to chic blush in the color First Love.


Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go palette “The Spy Who Loved Me”- $55 ; available at,, and





2 comments on “Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Palette: “The Spy Who Loved Me”

  1. briannafee
    February 25, 2015

    Ahh what a shame! Looks like such a beautiful palette but if it doesn’t work, it’s in no way worth that massive price! Thanks for this post it’s super informative 🙂

  2. annie'sbeauty...
    February 28, 2015

    That’s the main reason I kept myself away from these too! They crease like nobody’s business! Too bad though because the colour selection it’s actually very nice!
    Lots of xx, Annie

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