Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Luxury Palette : Review, Swatch, FOTD

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!

Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Luxury Palette, Review, Swatch, FOTD
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!

Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Luxury Palette, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Luxury Palette, Review, Swatch, FOTD
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!




  1. September 22, 2014 / 7:04 am

    Great to know. I have been holding off on purchasing the line. I wanted to see real reviews from people I trust!

    • September 23, 2014 / 6:09 am

      Thanks mama! I appreciate honest reviews as well!!!

  2. September 22, 2014 / 10:23 am

    What a bummer. For that price I want all around perfection!

  3. September 22, 2014 / 11:25 am

    You look amazing. Bummer about theses shades. The Golden Goddess quad so far is pretty great and the colors actually come on good. These shades look phenomenal bUT yeah if creasing, not enough pigment and fading happen- soooooo NOT worth it. Great honest review… p.s.- I fully agree with the packaging. I expected it to be like heavy and not so plastic feeling. :/

    • September 23, 2014 / 6:10 am

      I'm glad to know yours came out good. That was my second choice, maybe I should try that palette later!

  4. September 22, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Very pretty shades and palette, but Iยดm not sure I would like to spend 52$ on one eyeshadow palette that contains just 4 shades :S

    • September 23, 2014 / 6:11 am

      I get what you mean. For this price, you get better mileage w/ UD Naked

  5. September 22, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Deep smokey colors… too bad they didn't work as well as you'd hoped.

  6. September 22, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    This palette is gorgeous and I love the look that you put together. I just picked up her mascara.

  7. September 22, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    The colors are pretty but I don't think I NEED the palette.

  8. September 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    So far, the HONEST reviews of this line leave me underwhelmed. I'm saving my makeup splurge dollars for brands I trust until further notice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 23, 2014 / 6:12 am

      true that! there are so many fall/winter releases I'm lemming so bad!

  9. September 22, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    Bummer that it wasn't amazing. The colors looks so pretty.

  10. September 22, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    I have the Uptown Girl palette and one shade is very sparkly and has fallout. I will only use it as a top coat for holidays. The rest of the palette, however is fab so maybe you chose a dud?

    • September 23, 2014 / 6:13 am

      maybe I got the dud. So far, I've seen reviews on beautylish and the pop/glitter e/s got the same fallout issue

  11. September 22, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    Wow this is a beautiful palette, I have not seen it! Looks amazing on you girlie!

  12. September 22, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    Looks pretty on you BUT I am holding out for the bronzer and some other goods from CT. I have an order coming from the UK soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. September 23, 2014 / 12:05 am

    *covers my ears* noooo I don't want to hear any bad thingssssss

  14. September 23, 2014 / 2:44 am

    Great review, I thought the swatches were super pretty but I'll hold on to my money.

  15. September 23, 2014 / 3:37 am

    What a disappointment. I had high hopes for this palette but I'll save my money. What a shame

  16. September 23, 2014 / 3:52 am

    I try not to buy high end grays/silvers because I get them in so many other palettes.

  17. September 23, 2014 / 4:17 am

    I saw this brand at TMS NY but didn't pick anything up. Everything looks gorgeous but I think I'd pass on this quad now and pick one of the others to try.

  18. September 23, 2014 / 4:55 am

    You look beautiful Kath. This palette is so pretty… but I can't see myself paying the price for it right now.

  19. September 23, 2014 / 5:07 am

    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear what a disappointment this quad has been. When I saw your photo on Instagram, you looked gorgeous so I assumed all was well with it. It seems from the reviews I've read from you and a few others that CT isn't all it was cracked up to be. Can you return it? $52 is a lot for a palette it sounds like you'll seldom use. I know I wouldn't want to go through all that for 4 hours of wear ๐Ÿ™

  20. September 23, 2014 / 7:38 am

    Well thanks for saving me the moolah! Your lips look fab, though!

  21. September 23, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    For that kind of $$, it should be every kind of fabzilla! What a bummer! Thanks for the honest review!

  22. September 23, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Those colors are GORGEOUS! I don't need another eyeshadow palette but I love the grays.

  23. October 13, 2014 / 11:14 am

    The swatches look lovely, but it's really NOT cool to have a $50 palette feel cheap and have fall out! I am SO glad you've reviewed this and saved me some money.

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