Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette.

by - 17:04:00

I've had this for a little over a month now so I thought it would be a good time to share my thoughts. For those of you not in the know Charlotte is a world renowned make-up artist and has been tending to the faces of the rich and famous for years. She has used that expertise to create a line which has been lauded by beauty editors far and wide for being fantastic. But is it really? In short, yes. 

I've been lusting after this palette for a good while now but could never justify it (does anyone genuinely need another eye shadow palette?). £38 for four shadows seems pricey when compared with the fact that the Naked palettes now cost £37 and contain 12 shades. This gem came home with me on a day that I was having a bit of a YOLO moment in Selfridges. I was there, the palette was in stock and the rest is history. And I'm glad I let my impulses get the best of me because I love it and it's worth every bit of hype it's been given. 

First just a point to make clear, this is absolutely not a must have palette. I'm sure the shades within can easily be duped but the combination and convenience make it a foolproof palette. I don't know about you but I sometimes find the Naked palettes a little bit overwhelming. I know there are only 12 shades but sometimes I feel like I'm staring into the abyss. Just me? With this one having just four shadows and a tutorial to boot there's no excuse to fluff your eye look. Enough with the bumf, onto the product.

The product comes in a maroon plastic compact featuring rose gold detailing. Inside there is a generous mirror and again four pans within rose gold plastic. I'll admit the packaging is a bit of a let down. For the price I expected it would feel a tad more luxurious but I guess packaging isn't everything. The product quality however is fantastic.

The 'Prime' shade is a lovely shimmery, champagne colour that works perfectly at brightening the eyes and evening out the complexion. 

The top right is the 'Enhance' shade which is my favourite out of the bunch. It's a gorgeous burnt, reddy, bronze shade and I can honestly say I don't own anything quite like it. If you have green eyes you need this palette or a shade like this in your life. Nothing has brought out the green in my life quite like this shade has. Amazing. 

Directly underneath you will find the 'Smoke' shade which I haven't actually used all that much. It's a dark, shimmery, coppery, brown which darkens the outer v and crease nicely without any of the harshness you'd get with a black shadow. It's lovely and I'm hoping I'll have more occasions to use it in the near future. 

Last but not least is the 'Pop' shade which I haven't used at all. This copper, gold, glitter is meant to be popped onto the middle of the lid with a finger to add the finishing touches to a dramatic disco eye. Suffice to say I've had no calls to use this as of yet but I'm itching to whack it on. It's so sparkly and pretty in the pan. As soon as I get to be an all out Dolce Vita goddess I'll be sure to stick a picture on this post so you guys can see the finished effect. 

In short you don't need this but it's a lovely item to have in your make-up bag (if you're interested find it here). The quality is fantastic and it's so easy to use that anyone can get a great result. I'd highly recommend this particular palette and I can't wait to delve into more of the line so I can see whether the other products are just as good. In the mean time feel free to let me know your experiences with the line and other products. All recommendations welcome.

Kirstie x

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