Charlotte Tilbury has been launching quite a lot of gorgeous new collections this year, and the Icon collection is definitely one that stands out! The jewel-toned colours, shiny textures and creamy formulas are oh-so-dreamy – so I was very excited to give the products a whirl when they hit the shelves. The line consists of one eyeshadow palette and six super pigmented lipglosses, all inspired by shades worn by the icons.
The Icon Eyeshadow Palette* is the star of this collection, with it’s David Bowie inspired pop art print and metallic sheen. The palette features twelve stunning shadows which all compliment and work together, but are also laid out in a way that present four iconic looks for the makeup beginner. One thing I love about this palette is that it doesn’t come with any applicators – no room is wasted, and instead the palette is filled with an array of shades with each pan holding two grams of product. I’ve been trying out the shadows with my trusty Zoeva eyeshadow brushes and they work a treat – both the buffing brush and the flat-top brush work really well at packing and blending these shadows together for a really beautiful but easy-to-create eye look. The formula can be used wet or dry, but gives a stunning molten sheen on the lid either way. I should mention that there are no matte shades in this palette – they’re all quite metallic – so if that’s not your thing then this one might not be for you. However, I’ve been using solely this palette for over a week now and I absolutely love the different looks I’ve managed to create. I’m yet to be bold enough to rock the blue and green but I’ve used every other shade and the finished looks are dreamy.
The other product in this collection are the Latex Love lipglosses which come in six shades varying from light peachy nudes to bold statement reds. I was kindly sent Dirty Dancer* (a stunning dark nude) and Video Vixen* (a deep, vampy crimson) which I’ve been trying out alongside the eyeshadow palette to create the Charlotte Tilbury iconic looks. My favourite is definitely Dirty Dancer because it’s such a wearable, everyday gloss and compliments my skin tone beautifully – but saying that, Video Vixen is an absolutely stunning colour which looks amazing with simple winged eyeliner. I don’t find the formula sticky, but that varies from person to person so it depends on whether you wear lipgloss on a regular basis! However, I did want to mention that I wasn’t too fond of the scent – but this could just be a ‘me’ thing too – I thought it smelled a little like plants which I wasn’t too keen on. The colour lasts very well for such a shiny formula, but I do think that part of the reason is the actual shine drying down after a while. After a little while, the gloss seems to lose that latex shine… it still looks absolutely beautiful, but just something to keep in mind.
Have you tried anything from this collection? What are your faves?