08 June 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow Pots Review

The Charlotte Tilbury cream shadow crayons are some of my most used products (Dark Pearl is my favourite, just fyi!). Designed to enhance your natural eye colour, the colours are shimmery multi-tonal perfection and they couldn’t be easier to apply.

So in a way I felt a bit ‘meh’ about Charlotte’s recent cream shadow launch, Eyes to Mesmerise. I mean, she’d already created the perfect cream product, and hey, if it ain’t broke…

But then, I went to an event and tried them – and the rest, as they say, is history. Maybe I don’t need them, but I surely want them madly all the same.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow Pots Review Swatches
One speedy daub of Veruschka worn with this gorgeous lipstick 

So at €26, these are a buck more than the crayons - but you get more product and, as long as they don’t dry out, I’d wager the pots will last longer. There are six colours in the range (versus eight shades of the crayons) and they’re gorgeous.

In terms of ease of use, the crayons just pip these to the post – but honestly, there’s not much in it. The pots are billed as ‘One-Minute No-Mirror Makeup’ and are very quick and easy to apply – as long as you’re happy with it not looking too perfect. And yeah, you're still gonna need that mirror.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow Swatches
Cleopatra (back left) and Veruschka
I make this point all the time about cream shadows, but they’re not the product for a precise or graphic eye look. Want a sexy, smoky, haze of colour round the eye? Bob’s your uncle, or more precisely, Charlotte’s your fairy godmother.

I have Veruschka – described as ‘a dreamy, minky-mossy golden grey-green’ (and named after a 70s supermodel). It’s the type of shade I love; a little bit olive, a little antique gold, and especially lovely, I think, on people with brown eyes. I smudge it on with my fingers, blend it out, and throw on a few layers of mascara while it sets; it does this nice and quickly, leaving a sultry metallic eye that lasts for hours. Love, love, love, love, love...and the bronzey Mona Lisa will soon be mine.

Are you on the Eyes to Mesmerise bandwagon? Sure, hop on and I’ll save you a seat!

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