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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita

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.

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at

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