Charlotte Tilbury’s Cleopatra

I’m always keen to try new beauty products and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow, Eyes to Mesmerise. I went for a the beautiful peacock green shade, Cleopatra. It’s a stunning colour but this is not one of my favourite Charlotte Tilbury products. This isn’t to say that it’s not a good eyeshadow, it goes on smoothly and if you want to achieve a gentle wash of colour it’s great. I was looking to build up a strong statement look and it goes streaky if you put on too much. After a lot of blending I achieved the desired effect. It’s has a slightly wet, gel like texture, rather than the creamier, firmer consistency of Illision D’Ombre by Chanel or Cream Crush by Kiko.  If it was by any other brand I don’t think I’d have a problem with it, however pretty much all of the Charlotte Tilbury products I’ve used thus far have been fool-proof. This takes a little skill to apply.

Nonetheless, I was happy with the final look, I added a touch of gold from the Urban Decay Naked Palette, and I lined the lower water line in Jungle Green by Rimmel. I was tempted to add thick sweep of eyeliner and go the full Cleopatra, but I decided that this would be contrived and dated. However, I did some heavy duty contouring on my cheekbones and jaw line as a nod towards the exquisite bone structure of Nefertiti.

Before I started filming I prepped my skin with a of Vitalumière Aqua foundation by Chanel and Vichy Derma Blend.

I think this look would work nicely on a balmy, summer’s evening.

Here’s a list of the products I used:

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Cleopatra

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl in Noir

Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Jungle Green

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow

Eylure Lashes in Natural

Nars Blush in Orgasm

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Pale Pink