Monday, September 15, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette! Swatches, makeup looks and video!

Uh oh.... We are in big trouble folks.  Charlotte Tilbury's makeup range launched in Brown Thomas recently and I fear that we are going to be broke because everything, and I mean everything, is absolutely gorgeous!  I was given a couple of bits to play with and bought the rest, such is my love for everything I came in contact with at the launch.


I asked on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for what you'd prefer in terms of blog posts and a video and the majority of you requested a big video talking about everything.  So over the weekend I filmed this mahoosive video where I chatted about everything, showed all of the products in action with some tutorials and basically tried to explain the absolute love I have for everything.


A good few people requested blog posts too and so rather than rushing things and putting everything in one big post, which might be overwhelming (for me, not you, if you don't believe, me, watch the video!) so I'm going to break it down and talk about the Dolce Vita palette today, the lip products another day and the Colour Chameleons in a third post.  That way I can go into lots of detail and give everything the love they deserve.   Ok, let's do this!

The Dolce Vita palette was going to be first on my list of things to buy and so I snapped it up quick smart.  For €50 (I know...) you get four eyeshadows - the prime shade, a champagne shimmery colour, the enhance shade which is that gorgeous garnet that I can't get enough of, the smoke shade is a bronze shadow with gold shimmer running through it and the pop is that sparkly gold shade.  


I don't think a palette has ever been made for my eyeballs like this one... It's versatile and you'll see below I've photos of just some of the looks I've done with it.  That pop shade is perfect for applying on top of any of the colours to add a bit of sparkle if you're heading out in the evening.  And it works beautifully over the Colour Chameleons which you'll see in the video.


All of the shadows are soft, blendable and it's best to use a flat shader brush to pick up the colour and pat it on, otherwise you'll have some fall out.  But once you tap the brush off before going near your eyes then you'll be grand!  I find that like all shadows, these crease on me if I don't use a primer, so once I lash a primer on, I'm good to go for a good 6-7 hours before creasing sets in.

As I mention in the video, when you're spending €50 on a quad, it's not the time to get experimental. Go with something you know you're going to get a lot of use out of.  And the Dolce Vita palette is exactly that.  I show you how I did these two makeup looks below in the video and both of them took minutes to do.


The look below is the one I wore in the video and you can see how it makes my eyes stand out.  I think this is a palette that would work with everyone's eye colour, but us green eyed bridies will have a kinship with Dolce Vita more than anyone else, mark my words.  This is True Love.


If you're looking to treat yourself or have a birthday coming up, then put this on your wish list.  You won't be sorry!  This has put me into the danger zone because there are at least 2 more palettes I want so time to start saving!

What do you think?  Is Dolce Vita the one for you?
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16 comments

  1. This looks gorgeous on you Karen. Will you be doing a review of the Magic Cream?

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    1. Thank you kindly Yvonne, I will of course do an aul review on the Magic Cream, (shhh but it's fab).

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  2. The Dolce Vita is the one I'm eyeing up and you might just have convinced me! Also your video was hilarious! haha

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. Thanks a mill Jasmine, sure I'm here to enable you and you've picked a winner with Dolce Vita ;)

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  3. Well, shit. I mean I need it, really. Don't I?

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  4. Dolce Vita is on my list! I bought Golden Goddess & LOVE it! CT will have me broke!

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    1. Right well now I definitely have to check out Golden Goddess fully and in depth...

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  5. The dolce vita is the one I really want/need! It looks gorgeous on you. Spending ban be damned!

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    1. Spending ban went out the window here I tell ya!

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  6. Hi dear Karen, this eye make up is simply stunning, love the contrast with your eye colour *_*
    kisses
    Marghe

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