I couldn’t let a month go by without adding a new post to my monthly series — The Year of Charlotte Tilbury!
This month I’ll be showing you two of Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils. One that I purchased during an infamous shopping trip in Selfridges, and the other that I bought after the fact. The one that I picked up in Selfridges (Champagne Diamonds) was based solely on my color preference, before I understood that Tilbury had designed the pencils to enhance *specific* eye colors. The second I purchased (Golden Quartz) later to test out the eye-shade specific pencil that Tilbury recommended for hazel eyes. Below you’ll see photos of me wearing both. You’ll have to let me know if Tilbury’s hypothesis is true. Does her Golden Quartz really make my hazel eyes pop more than Champagne Diamonds?
What are Colour Chameleons? (I’m sorry, but I have to ask if anyone else’s brain spontaneously starts playing Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon upon reading Colour Chameleon? ;o) Colour Chameleons are Tibury’s answer to the eyeshadow pencil trend. But, Tilbury always has a trick up her sleeve, and these are no exception. Yes, they’re long wearing, but the real trick is that she has taken the guess work out of picking which pencil will most enhance and “transform” your eye color.
“Cheat your way to intense, bedazzling eye color in the stroke of a pencil! Bring out your eyes’ natural gemstone sparkle with my COLOUR CHAMELEON eyeshadow pencils, infused with synthetic sapphire.”
How do they work? Easy. Run the eyeshadow pencil along the lower portion of the lid and smudge the shadow up and out toward the outer V of the eye. Easy peasy as that. Tilbury’s website claims these are long lasting, and I will give her that, but do they stand up to the nursing-shift test? No. Even with my trusty Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion underneath, Colour Chameleons are significantly creased by the end of a 13-hour nursing shift. Do I recommend them for ease and long-lasting wear under normal circumstances… Yes! They’re terrific!
Like I mentioned earlier in the post, Champagne Diamonds was the first Colour Chameleon that I purchased. At the time I wasn’t aware that Tilbury had designed her eyeshadow pencils to pair with specific eye colors. I’m sure my sweet (and patient) MUA tried to explain to me that Golden Quartz may be a better selection for my eye color, but I had a lot of ground to cover and not a lot of time, LOL. But, despite Champagne Diamonds being designed for blue eyes, I think that it’s really a universal shade that would look beautiful on anyone. What do you think?
Once I became a tried-and-true Charlotte-Tilbury fan, I decided I needed to give her selection of Colour Chameleon for my eye shade a try. I selected Golden Quartz for hazel eyes, though she also has the alternative Smokey Emerald for hazel eyes. I love Golden Quartz, and I do think that it enhances the color of my eyes. After seeing her model’s hazel eyes, however, I see that I have more green in my eyes and I *really* want to try her Bronzed Garnet for green eyes. Do you see how this is fun and just as addicting as her other (goodies, oops, I mean) products?
So what do you think? Are you itching to try Tilbury’s Colour Chameleons now? Are you curious to see if your eyes will pop under her guidance? What do you think about her selection for my hazel eyes? Do you think they pop more under the influence of Golden Quartz than when compared to Champagne Diamonds?
Thanks for checking out June’s The-Year-of-Charlotte-Tilbury post. If you’re still curious about her products check out the following links to learn more, and come back next month for some Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson fun!!
Lots of love,
The Year of Charlotte Tilbury:
January — Filmstar Bronze & Glow
February — PillowTalk Lip Cheat
March — Luxury Palette