|moi wearing all four shades from Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Palette,
Hepburn Honey lipstick and Filmstar Killer Cheekbones set
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Not too long ago, I shared my “enabler’s opinion” on the Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Fallen from The Lipstick Tree lippies and Filmstar Killer Cheekbones set. Is The Rock Chick Luxury Palette another must-have? Scroll down for more photos, swatches and final verdict!
|look ma no brush but it has a mirror!|
Retailing for $52, The Luxury Palette (net wt 5.2 g/ 0.18 oz) is available in eight thematic quads. I purchased The Rock Chick online relying on mere gut-feel that while this palette does sound edgy, the colors look quite versatile and neutral.
Chic but cheap. Packaging-wise, I like mahogany and rose gold together, it’s chic and demure. Old school but not boring for lack of a better word to describe it. However, I was majorly disappointed with the cheap-looking plastic case. I mean for a palette called luxury, I expected opulence in and out.
From wow to uh-oh. Certified makeup junkies a.k.a people who breathe makeups know that arm swatch or finger swipe does not give you the real story. That’s exactly the case with The Rock Chick. I was over-the-top excited when I first touched and swatched all four colors because they were buttery-soft and impeccably pigmented!
|left to right: shimmer champagne-brown, shimmer taupe-brown, metallic taupe, matte dark brown|
Better when wet. So I have been experimenting with this palette for over a week now, mainly figuring out how to convince myself that this ain’t a bad pricey egg! Applied dry over an eye primer, the result wasn’t a showstopper. I also experienced creasing and fading after four hours. Much as I adore the fine glitters on that metallic taupe, the fallouts had me switch emotions instantly. But I don’t give up on a trivial hurdle, so after all that’s been said and done, the best and only way to like this palette is to apply all colors wet over an eye primer or for more vibrancy, over a cream eyeshadow base. In short, this quad isn’t the proverbial apply-and-blend-and-I’m-done-in-five-minutes. It does require work and technique to get the most out of it… and I’m not even a makeup artist.
Overly-hyped or I’m doing it wrong? If you read between the lines, you can tell offhand that I wasn’t completely floored with this palette. But see there are seven more quads out there so for me to form a solid conclusion based on one isn’t fair and square. However if you’re considering to buy this particular quad, I say save your $52 zilla. Do you own any of the Nakeds? all the more you don’t need The Rock Chick, #justsaying
Have you purchased anything from the Charlotte Tilbury line? I have few more items to review for you so stay tuned!