Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My favourite look, without a doubt, is golden/bronze eyes.

My mum is definitely my inspiration for this, as she's made it a part of her everyday make-up for as long as I can remember. We both have similar colouring  blue eyes and pale skin with freckles, although unlike me she actually gets a tan in summer.

Gold and bronze tones, she always tells me, warm up the complexion and make blue eyes pop. This was in fact the first piece of beauty advice she gave me and it's stuck, although we have different ways of creating our respective looks.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Dolce Vita

Anyway, I thought it was about time that I invested in a high-palette that would allow me to create this look. I was only using two of the shades in the palette I owned before and I wanted something where every shade would be worn and appreciated.

The Dolce Vita swatches
Swatches: Prime, Enhance, Smoke, Pop
Enter Charlotte Tilbury's Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita. At £38 it's not cheap and not justifiable on a student budget; it was swiftly added to the top of my Christmas list and luckily Santa delivered.

It has four shades, each with a different function  a pale champagne pink (prime), a copper (enhance), a shimmery mid-grey (smoke) and a glittery gold (pop) that is so beautiful that it took me a while to use it because I didn't want to spoil something so perfect!

The Dolce Vita swatches (with flash)
Swatches (with flash): Prime, Enhance, Smoke, Pop
The shades can be used in different combinations depending on the situation  there's a video on Tilbury's YouTube channel with instructions to take you from day to night.

I've got photos of my own attempts but it's well worth watching the how-to video, both for this and for other make-up looks (the feline flick is a favourite of mine!)

The Dolce Vita (on eye)

Texture-wise the eyeshadows have the most beautiful consistency, they're almost like cream eyeshadows but because they're powder they blend beautifully.

All four shades are incredibly pigmented, although I find that the pop shade (that amazing gold) needs a couple of layers applied with a finger to be really noticeable. The rest of the eyeshadows all work best with brushes.

Lastly, can I just say how good it is to own a palette that doesn't come with those awful sponge brushes that never get used?! This palette is a holy grail product, for sure.

The Luxury Palette by Charlotte Tilbury is available here, and I also believe that you can buy it at Selfridges. There are eight combinations to choose from, including The Dolce Vita.


  1. Hi Beth, the palette look really nice and yes i agree with you as well how the golden/bronze eyes look is the best.

    1. Hi Anna, it's a lovely palette and yes I think it suits everyone :) xx

  2. I have blue eye and pale skin too and I love these colour ! they are all so pretty.The look you created is amazing I just love it !

    1. They're perfect for that sort of colouring :) thank you! I copied the Charlotte Tilbury tutorial :) xx

  3. Ooo, so pretty! I don't have lovely blue eyes like yours, but I'll still check them out :)

    1. I think the shades would suit other eye colours too :) xx

  4. The colours are so beautiful! They look so amazing and make your eyes look stunning <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. They're lovely shades! Thank you :) xx


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