Warm berry tones are everywhere right now, with the Northern Hemisphere’s seasons going into the cooler Autumn/Fall weather meaning that warm earthy tones are in, and even though it’s headed to Summer in the Southern Hemisphere, were all still eating it up.
I am no different, personally, I sway typically more onto the neutral brown shades when creating an eyeshadow look and tend to use my own bronzer as the base for most eyeshadow looks.
However, when I saw the newest release from Charlotte Tilbury, it was hard to look away. Charlotte Tilbury does the most lust-worthy makeup of any brand I can think of, and I haven’t seen anything from the brand I haven’t wanted all over my face. The ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ palette was no exception, the shades were all really wearable warm berry shades with a couple of champagnes and golds thrown in to make more looks possible.
The palette is so user-friendly and has 4 different eye set suggestions with three shades to each meaning there are 12 shades total, with 5 matte shades and 7 shimmer shades. There is a mirror included, as well as the magnetic closure of the palette making it feel secure enough for travelling and convenient with the mirror.
AVAILABILITY: In Australia, this palette is sadly only available online to my knowledge on the Charlotte Tilbury website.
NET WEIGHT: 9grams.
When swatching eyeshadow palettes, I wouldn’t say that swatches are the best indicator to go off and in regards to this palette, I don’t think they are an accurate indication of the way this palette performs on the eyes. The swatches appear a little bit less pigmented than a lot of eyeshadow palettes, but personally, I think that a little bit less pigmentation can be more user-friendly than a super pigmented palette that has to be blended for an eternity. A couple of the shimmer shades are probably best applied with a damp brush or some setting spray applied to the brush, but all apply well on the eye when applied using a brush or even a finger to pack the pigmentation.
This palette performs beautifully and was my first introduction to Charlotte Tilbury products, thankfully I was not disappointed. The palette is expensive, and that’s not a surprise if you’ve ever looked into the brand, however, the simplicity when using this palette is pretty incredible, and I was really impressed with how simple it was to create looks with, I love the buttery feel to the shimmer shades, and how easy it is to blend the matte shades.
While the palette isn’t cheap, it is clear where the money was spent to create it. I love the shade range, and from what I’ve heard there have been a lot of improvements made in the Charlotte Tilbury formula since the last eyeshadow palette. If like myself you are a chronic makeup lover, who is looking for a stunning warm berry toned palette with some pops of neutral everyday shades, then this palette is a really fabulous pickup.
I haven’t been this impressed in an eyeshadow palette in a very long time, and find that it is probably the easiest to use in my eyeshadow collection, which is saying something considering I feel that I’ve tried the majority of Sephora and Mecca Maxima shadow formulas from brands like Urban Decay, Stila, Too Faced, Ciate, Tarte, Zoeva and Bobbi Brown. I’m seriously impressed by the Charlotte Tilbury to say the least and think it would be a beautiful gift for a holiday or birthday gift for a makeup lover.
Having not tried or swatched the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, I can’t compare the two as they seem the most similar to each other, so maybe check out that palette if you want to swatch shades first to see if they will suit your skin tone.
Thank you as always for reading, and please let me know if you have used this palette and what your thoughts were on the palette.
*All products were gifted by the brand or PR, but I was not required nor encouraged to post about the products as they were only sent for consideration should I choose to use them. All opinions are my own from using the products personally, and I was not required or encouraged to post positive or negative feedback.