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Sunday, 20 October 2013

charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette

charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette review swatch photo

charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette review swatch photo

charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette review swatch photo

charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette review swatch photo

charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette: £38*

I was thrilled when the Charlotte Tilbury makeup collection launched. She is one of my favourite makeup artists and has Brit chic thing down to a tee. The Colour Coded Palettes was an item that I was immediately interested in. Each palette has its own "Iconic" look associated with the four shades. So in theory there should be one suitable for every girl, From The Uptown Girl to The Golden Goddess. Within the range, there were few palettes that would suit my look and skintone but the one that caught my eye was the Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette. Charlotte describes the Dolce Vita look as "Killer curves, luxe perfume and a sultry smoky eye. You embrace your femininity to conquer the world". That's a look that I could buy into even if it sounds a little more than my usual!

This palette is a quartet of stunning warm toned browns, golds and shimmers. They are all powder based eyeshadows but are so creamy, butter soft they almost don't feel like they aren't powder. I found them to be especially pigmented even without a primer. Each shade applied evenly over the lid with minimal fallout (although the glitter needs to be patted onto the lid, but less than I imagined). The Colour Coded Palettes are colour coded (clue is in the name eh?) and contain a Prime, Enhance, Smoke and Pop shade. This is so you have a rough idea of where each shadow goes when layering them up. The Prime shade is a brightening satin champagne, Enhance is more of a reddish/brown satin finish. The Pop shade is a stunning copper with lots glitter. And finally the Smoke shade is more of a dark brown matte brown.

The Dolce Vita look Charlotte talks about on her website (she has video tutorials of how to use all her products!) is a little too much for my everyday look, but I think I toned it down for a bit more of a day look. To do this I used Prime all over the lid, then using Enchance in the crease and running it along the lower lash line to define the eyes. If I wanted I could have added a little of Pop and Smoke, just to add drama to the look and take it from day to night.

The price is super premium, I'd never usually shell out so much for one single palette. Particularly one with so few shades contained within it. However I cant fault them, They are a dream to use, high quality, and I love how they can create so many different looks. They are right up there price wise with the Tom Ford Makeup line which I think this palette really reminds me of. I've not tried them so I cant compare though! Overall I think its dupable in terms of shades, but I think the quality of this palette is something else. Definitely a luxury item, but so worth it.
What do you think?

32 comments

  1. Looks so lovely for an everyday look!! Definitely a tiny bit scared of the price though - Maybe a present request from the parents for Christmas haha :) x

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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  2. Wow, this palette looks wonderful! The shades are stunning! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. It looks absolutely gorgeous and all autumny! But I'm on a spending ban for eyeshadows right now :D

    Blu Button Box

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  4. I love this look! Perfect for Autumn :)

    http://mathilda2710.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the shades it this, so autumnal, uits your skin really well to :)

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com
    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  6. I popped into Selfridges the other week and had a browse at the CT counter, there was so much I wanted to get my hands on! This palette included!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  7. This pared down look is lovely on you. I'm all for the LLYMLRS-classic eyeliner, but I love this more fresh-faced look too!

    - Tabitha at Scared Toast x

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  8. Oh it looks like lush!

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  9. This palette looks lovely, also I'm loving the more pared down look on you - makes your eyes look brighter somehow x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. i love this palette. it looks very nice

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  11. I've been really getting into wearing eyeshadows in the day recently, something I never used to do before - and I'm now always on the lookout for neutral pallets and colours for a basic and natural look. I've actually just done a post which includes some of my favourite neutral eyeshadows for this season, I'd love if you could come have a look!

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  12. That palette looks like it was made for me! Looks gorgeous with your eyes Lily!

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    xx

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  13. I just love the color Enhance!! It's the perfect amount of rusty brown for me! =D

    xoRosie
    The Austrian Rose

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  14. I love all 4 of those colours ahh I NEED!

    www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  15. The colours are perfect, exactly the ones I'd go for! :) x

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  16. Lovely palette - the shades are right up my street!
    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your makeup and the shades in this palette are wonderful :) Lovely pictures!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  18. What a lovely colors.. Great selection.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Best,
    Katty

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  19. I just reviewed the Uptown Girl palette yesterday on my blog but I also have this one! This looks really lovely on you, the colours really accentuate your eye colour xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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  20. Gorgeous. So subtle yet really effective. I'd never even heard of this brand before! Must've been living under a rock. Lovely post as always. Megan x

    www.littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. the colours look amazing and so pretty on! might have to add this to the christmas list, definitely a palette up my street! amber xo

    www.thebeautyjunk.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. out of all the products i've read reviews of from the charlotte tilbury make up collection, i think this is the product for me! all the colours are ones i would use but don't actually own and all look beautiful! i like how each colour is included for a purpose and not just to add choice because sometimes i find it hard to pick an eyeshadow from a whole palette full! i really do need to go and check out the range in store and have a look at the rest of these palette's as they seem absolutely lovely! :) (shame about the price though - so expensive! ah well nothing wrong with treating yourself ;) ) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. All those colours looks so nice! I really love the look of the palette too!

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  24. Absolutely stunning girl
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    S xx

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  25. Lovely shades for everyday wear!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Gorgeous colours and its quite affordable
    http://cocotulips.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I love a good neutrals palette, looks lovely!

    xx

    bethanymae.com

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  28. I recently picked this up and it's beautiful! x

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  29. Oh that looks like my perfect colors! Especially the copper, I have an obsession for that shade

    x Joanna @ The Treasure Chest

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