First up let's discuss that makeup porn palette. This is the Luxury Palette Colour Coded Eye Shadow Palette in the shade The Dolce Vita (what a mouthful). Top left you have a light beige 'Prime' shade with a hint of shimmer, top right a gorgeous red/brown 'Enhance' shade, bottom right a super pigmented 'Smoke' shade and finally, that gorgeous 'Pop' shade. A highly pigmented, pressed glitter that, just quietly, may have been the reasoning behind this purchase for me. I can't wait for the night that I can build up a tonne of this for a rather eye-catching bedazzled lid.
All the shades are lovely and pigmented and *insert all those other words you want to hear in the same sentence as an eyeshadow here*. The only thing I would change if given the chance (I feel bad even suggesting this) would be replacing the 'Prime' shade with a matte version. I always find myself reaching for a matte base from one of my other shadow palettes as for me, four shimmery shades in one look is a little too much. I also like to take my base shadow right up to my brow bone to even out any redness and I feel something matte does this much better. That little jip aside, I can't fault this.
On to the Colour Chameleon shadow pencil and I of course broke the rules and went for the Golden Quartz for Hazel eyes even though mine are blue. Naughty naughty but I just preferred the other shade! This thing is seriously pigmented but not the easiest to blend out for something natural. It's not the sort of thing you'd opt for if you're just after a wash of colour but it's beautiful all the same. I've taken to applying a thin(ish) line along my top lashes and smudging out for a slighty smokey look. The small flecks of glitter make things a little more interesting but still something I'd feel comfortable wearing on the daily.
Have you tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury?