Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet: Review and Photos

A look with Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet.

Last week I paid a visit to my happy place. That is, the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Holt Renfrew. Not only do I know my makeup will be STUNNING when I'm done, but the artists there are so fun and kind. They make me feel like I'm hanging with a girlfriend while I get my makeup done. That's a great way to spend a Thursday night—am I right?

This time, the artist, Edel, tried a product I didn't have: the Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eyeshadow Palette for Green Eyes in Bronzed Garnet. If you're not familiar with Charlotte's line, first of all, you should be. Second of all, she's designed everything to be easy. She's made eyeshadow pencils for blue, brown, and hazel eyes. Amethyst Aphrodisiac is her "evening" pencil for green eyes, and Bronzed Garnet is her "daytime" pencil for green eyes.

Don't be fooled, though. There's nothing subtle about Bronzed Garnet. The colour is exactly what it sounds like, and it's deep and complex. Used to create a smokey eye, it's amazing—dramatic, but classy. The formula is pigmented, smooth, and buttery. You apply it right from the pencil for instant BAM colour, and you blend out the edge with a soft brush or a finger. Work quickly, though—one eye at a time—because the product sets quickly! Long story short: I'm in love.

Here are some swatches, shot in both artificial indoor light (top) and natural evening light (bottom).

Interestingly, even though Bronzed Garnet is designed for green eyes, I think it makes my eyes look blue! What do you think?

I added a few other goodies to Bronzed Garnet to make this magic. Here are the highlights:

Charlotte Tilbury's Dolce Vita Palette (full review here). I packed the enhance shade, a rusty brown, all over Bronzed Garnet to make it pop, and patted a little of the pop shade, a glittery gold, on the inner third of my lid.

Charlotte Tilbury's Rock n' Kohl Iconic Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Bedroom Black. I lined both my waterlines and lash lines with this to bring some drama to the look and really make my eye colour pop.

Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Lashes Mascara. I tried this for the first time last week, and Oh. My. Goodness. The stuff is pricey, and a tiny bit prone to smudging if you're not careful, but it's stunning. It really does give a false lashes effect, IMO.

Charlotte Tilbury's Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop Blusher in First Love. I've looked at this shade and yawned a dozen times, but when Edel tried it on me, I had a moment. The brownish-peach shade just comes alive on the face and adds an instant hint of youthfulness. And I don't even like peach blush! Trust me. Try it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown paired with her Clear Brow Gel. Thanks to this duo, my brows FINALLY look full AND stay in place without flopping around. I know $60 seems like a lot for brow products, but it's worth it!

Mary Kay Lip Gloss in Toasted Almond. It's a sheer brown that looks great with every look, but it's discontinued. Sorry!

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and Light Wonder Foundation in Fair 2. This may be by new favourite foundation combo, even though it's not the most long-lasting. It's just so glowy and beautiful.

Have you tried any of Charlotte Tilbury's eyeshadow pencils? What did you think?

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

Charlotte Tilbury's Golden Goddess Palette: An Eye of the Day

A look featuring Charlotte Tilbury's Golden Goddess Palette

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know I have a deep love (bordering on obsession, really) with the gorgeous Charlotte Tilbury and her incredible makeup line. I realized, rather sheepishly, just how much of her product I have a few days ago when I went to the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Holt Renfrew (they were having a GWP, so...you know) in Vancouver and had to think quite carefully about what look I'd ask the artist to do that I couldn't do at home. (It involved the stunning Bronzed Garnet pencil—more on that later.)

It's taken me awhile, but I've finally photographed looks with each of Charotte's eight primary Luxury Palettes. Today I have the Golden Goddess for you. It's a stunningly gorgeous quad with a shimmering cream, a satiny brownish grey, a shimmering warm brown, and glittery gold meant to be patted over your lid for a sheer wash of sparkle. It's one of my favourites from her. The quality is fantastic—par for the course with Charlotte—and it goes with everything. Here's a closer look.

I'm also wearing Charlotte Tilbury's Barbarella Brown Rock n' Kohl Eyeliner in this look. It's become a favourite!

What do you think?

If you're interested in seeing the looks I've done with Charlotte's other Luxury Palettes, look no further. They're all linked here!

Have you tried any of Charlotte Tilbury's Luxury Palettes? What's your favourite?

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

An Eye of the Day Featuring Too Faced's Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette

Too Faced's Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette.

Some palettes just call out to you from the web page. Too Faced's Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection was the first Too Faced palette that I just had to have as soon as I saw it. I knew the mix of rusty browns and purples would make my green eyes pop, and who can resist the smell of peanut butter?! Mmmmm....

Here's a closer look:

The price was off-putting. I even tried to convince myself that the Chocolate Bar Palette was better value (it is) and would make me happier (debatable), and bought that. But when the Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection was released, I couldn't resist. The fact that it was an Ulta and TooFaced.com exclusive didn't deter me, though I did cringe at the total when I factored in Too Faced's exorbitant international shipping and the pitiful Canadian price (a whopping $13 more than the US price). But the heart wants what the heart wants!

I had it delivered to my office and busted it out of the packaging right away so I could admire it—and smell it. To me, it smells decidedly like the peanut butter balls my mom makes. They're a delicious mix of peanut butter, icing sugar and chocolate chips. It's a wonderful scent that fills my nose and my heart with happiness.

Performance-wise, I do quite like the palette. I'd like there to be one more purple for balance, and I'd like the purples to be a tad more pigmented, but I can definitely make them work. Overall I don't mind that I overpaid. Much.

Here's a look inspired by this video:

And EOTD featuring Too Faced's Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection.

  • I started by applying Extra Creamy all over the lid, from lash line to brow bone. 
  • I blended Peanut Butter into my crease.
  • I layered Nuts about U over Peanut Butter in my crease and outer corner.
  • I then patted a little bit of Peanut Butter Cup onto the centre of my lid. 
  • Finally, I added the bright purple, Jelly, to my lower lash line.

Bright colours in general are a little outside my comfort zone, and I definitely don't usually add them to my lower lash line. But I have to say, Jelly was my favourite part of this look. Next time I wear the Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette, I'll work with even more of the purple—I might even add a purple liner.

Sorry to write about a palette that's hard to find. It may still be in stock at some Ulta stores for $36 US, and the Ulta says it's only temporarily out of stock. If you really want it, try eBay—there are definitely some kicking around. Good luck!

If you were lucky enough to get your paws on the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Collection, what did you think? I'd love to see the looks you came up with. Feel free to link them below.

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.