So I worked out today that the only Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette I haven't bought is The Rebel, which means I now own 7/9 currently as The Uptown Girl went to a loving home in a blogsale.
I have reviewed 4 so far-Fallen Angel, The Uptown Girl, Dolce Vita, and Golden Goddess and today I am talking about the only all matte palette in the range-The Sophisticate.
I am so on the fence about this palette! If you're a regular reader you probably know by now that matte eyeshadows are really not my thing. I actually find them just a little boring.
But this palette is chocolate box perfect visually. It just screams use me. I really like the way Charlotte has designed her eyeshadow compacts-no pointless eyeshadow brushes, nice flat rectangular pans and the shadows themselves have little fallout. In this palette there is no 'pop' shimmer shade and really is a matte lovers dream.
I found the pigmentation to be good for each of the four shadows although I found the two darker bottom row shades a little bit stiff to work with. I thought the look I did was pretty boring/standard but I got compliments on it at work. And whenever I caught sight of it I thought my eye looked quite contoured/classic/sophisticated.
But I am really on the fence-how much will I reach for this in reality? Would someone else give it a much more loving home if I blog sale it? I am leaning towards the latter right now to be honest but as I only do blog sales when I am travelling home to the UK I have a little time to really decide!
Have you tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury compacts? How are you finding them?
PS-this palette is very very similar in tone to the eyeshadow palette review I have coming up on Sunday from Gucci-if mattes aren't your thing either but you like the tones of this palette, check back in on Sunday