I’ve owned two of the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palettes for some time. I actually ended up swapping my Golden Goddess palette a month ago just to end up re purchasing it this last week. I missed that warm grey shade. I have three quads to talk about today: The Sophisticate, The Golden Goddess and The Rock Chick. The compacts are a glossy mahogany color with gold lettering. The outside and inside gold detail does smudge with finger prints. The pans are smaller than I would like for the price, but I never use an eyeshadow fully anyway so I shouldn’t complain.
The Sophisticate was my first palette. It’s the only matte palette by Charlotte Tilbury. It has a light beige, medium neutral brown/tan, a deep warm grey and a slightly shimmery deep brown “pop” shade.
The Golden Goddess is a shimmery palette. It has a light golden champagne, medium warm grey, bronze and a glittery deep brown “pop” shade.
The Rock Chick was my last and most recent addition, it’s a shimmery palette as well. It has a warm light grey, medium warm grey, deep matte neutral grey shade and a medium glittery warm grey “pop” shade.
Charlotte Tilbury quads have a “prime” shade which is the top left shade and the lightest meant for the whole eye. The second “enhance” shade is in the top right. This I use on the lid area concentrated on the outer third and crease, as well as under the lashes. The third shade is the “smoke” shade which is the bottom right shade. This is the crease shade and I apply it under the lashes on the outer half as well. The last shade is the “pop” or bottom left shade. The “pop” shades are meant to add “oomph” to the look such as a night out. They tend to be glittery, but in The Sophisticate palette it is only slightly shimmery.
In general, the shades are silky, not dry in texture, pigmented and blend well. I like the formula. Except for the glitter shades. The glitter shades are drier in texture and harder to work with. Supposedly in her videos you should use your finger to apply the “pop” shade and that does seem to work better than a brush. The glitter “pop” shades I’m not a fan of as I hate glitter eyeshadow. I know it sounds stupid but I’m 36, I don’t go out a lot and don’t have a reason to wear glitter eye shadow anymore. It’s a waste. I hate the same glittery style shade in the Tom Ford quads for the same reason. I prefer single or build your own eyeshadow palettes for this reason. The Sophisticate is great because it’s matte and neutral. The Golden Goddess I love because of that medium warm shimmery grey shade. I can live without using the one “pop” shade as I do use the other two with it as well. The Rock Chick is great it replaces the Tom Ford She Wolf trio I had. The medium grey and deep matte shade are very similar. The Charlotte Tilbury also has a light shimmery shade to add on which I didn’t have in the trio.