September 16, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Shadow Quads: The Rock Chick, Fallen Angel (limited edition), The Uptown Girl

Hello, Beautiful!

While trying out some Charlotte Tilbury items, I knew I had to try an eyeshadow quad. I ended up purchasing three. Don't you hate it when that happens?! Seriously though, I only intended to buy one - The Uptown Girl quad - and then kind of forgot I'm not made of money and bought two more. Two of the quads are from her regular line of Luxury Palettes, and one is a limited edition Luxury Palette with a wet/dry formula.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Info & Review
Cost: $52.00 each (0.18 oz full size) -- $65 for the limited edition palette
Availability: Available on the Charlotte Tilbury website, at Nordstrom and everywhere else Charlotte Tilbury is sold.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Kisses


Each palette contains four harmonious shades that offer a complete "desk to disco" eye color wardrobe and an easy to use application ritual that is fail-safe to follow.

The limited edition palette is her first Luxury Palette with a breakthrough formula for a wet and dry finish. Either use dry for a rich and buildable layer of color, or dampen the brush with water for three times the color intensity and an irresistible liquid metal reflective finish.

Currently available in 8 quads, plus the limited edition quad.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette
Shades: The Rock Chick, Fallen Angel, The Uptown Girl
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual shade.

The normal palette packaging is shown above and below with the first and third quad. The middle quad, Fallen Angel, is the limited edition palette. It has a pretty scattered star print on the front and the pans of the palette also have star embossing in them.

Here is what the front and back of the box looks like; this box is for The Rock Chick palette. You can click on them to view larger. The back of the box has the ingredients listed.

 And here are all three quads swatched out and shown against the color in the pan. There are even more swatches in this post so keep scrolling through!

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette
Shades: The Rock Chick

This palette is a gray taupe eyeshadow lovers dream. It has the perfect mix of gray taupe tones with a gorgeous gray/silver sparkle shade that takes this palette to a gorgeous sparkling look.

Here are several swatches to show how they look at various angles.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette
Shade: Fallen Angel (limited edition)

This is the limited edition Fallen Angel palette. It has a different formula than the other two; this one is wet/dry, and honestly they look gorgeous either way. Wearing them wet definitely intensifies them to make them more metallic, but they are pigmented on their own.

One let down for me is when I received this palette one of the pans is loose in the compact. For a $65 quad I expect it to be perfect. Sure, I can super glue it back in if it falls out, but I shouldn't have to.

This palette is described as the ultimate smoky eye palette. It combines a hypnotic blend of pale golden pearl, antique silver, velvet black, and molten metallic bronze to create a gorgeous smoky eye that looks amazing on every skin tone. The top right shade is my favorite!

Here are various swatch pics to show you how it looks in different light, as well as how it looks applied dry and applied wet.

First, here the swatches are applied dry....

And now here they are swatched wet...

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette
Shades: The Uptown Girl

This palette is my FAVORITE of the three. It's so pretty - when worn together or using just one or two shades on their own.

This palette is described as a beautiful quartet of champagne, oyster and smoky gray hues that work together to conjure a wearable, subtle smoky eye with no effort involved.

The bottom left shade is a GORGEOUS glitter topper that looks gives your eyes a gorgeous day-time sparkle if worn alone. It has a slight pink undertone but mostly just shows up as gorgeous sparkle on your eyes. I don't experience any fall out either with these shades, even when applied with a brush. When applied over the darker shades, it really makes a dramatic, gorgeous, hypnotizing look. Love it!

Here are several swatch pics showing them at various angles.


I think these palettes are a splurge at $52 a piece ($65 for the limited edition palette), but the quality is nice. The shades are smooth, soft and buttery. They blend easily too, and the palettes really do create some very pretty eye looks on their own but I like to mix in some other matte shades.

The glitter/shimmer shade (the "Pop" shade) in each palette really is a nice formula where it transfers well and doesn't give you any fall out. I have read reviews that said they had some fall out, but I have not experienced any. They're one of the best I've tried.

The limited edition palette is a bit more money (which I didn't realize until I wrote this post), but I still think it's worth it only because the shades are so wearable and you can wear them wet or dry. It's a palette I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of.

There are other quads available that I'm curious to try out, but I'm certainly not in any rush to get any more. Do I think these are worth the money? Yes. Do I think you need these in your collection? It depends on your taste. If you're not into sparkle, then no, you don't need these (although there is one all matte palette that I heard is wonderful). You can also find great shadow formulas that are more affordable - like Lorac and Urban Decay.

What it comes down to is price per shadow; they are $13 a pan ($16.25 a pan for the limited edition palette) and when you put it that way, it doesn't sound that bad. I've really been liking the Charlotte Tilbury line and I think these shadow quads are one of her better products for sure!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these quads? Which is your favorite? Have you tried these, or would you consider adding them to your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below!

xoxo with love & beauty,
Crystal Valentine


  1. AHHH! You seriously have the best swatches...I wish I could just accidentally end up buying three palettes instead of just the one I intended on getting!! I now know I NEED the rock chick or the fallen angel...!


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