I had to try one 🙂 This is the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in ‘Bette’. I think there is six to choose from and I would have picked them all, but at €26 from Brown Thomas here, I went for the one I thought I would get the most use out of. And so here she is…Ms Bette, as in Bette Davis 🙂
Bette is kind of a burnt gold colour.
Charlotte description of her Eyes to Mesmerise:
‘The clever cream-to-sheen colours form part of my quick and easy ‘Minute Makeup’ range because they’re just so simple to use. Add a wash of colour with your fingertip for a flattering finish for day, then amp things up by applying with my eye blender brush for high-impact, molten smoky lids. The revolutionary water-infused formula with added vitamin E soothes and hydrates the eye area and offers seamless application for super smooth results. It’s the ultimate fool-proof product that forms part of my One-Minute No-Mirror Makeup Revolution: minimum effort = maximum impact’.
I can only speak for Bette, although from swatching the others in Brown Thomas they seemed pretty similar. Bette has a mousse like texture. It is extremely pigmented and glides and blends on to the skin, with no effort at all.
This swatch is from one light push on the product with my finger. It’s quite a wet formula. It does set on the lids but as the lovely bearded dude at the counter did warn me before I bought it, if you have even slightly oily lids you would have to set with a powder. As I do, I was expecting to have to do that. Obviously, that does take away from the colour slightly but it does enhance any colour you add on top which is lovely.
Here it is on my lids with no primer underneath or shadow on top
Overall, myself and Bette are getting along like a house on fire. She is a lovely addition to my makeup collection, and I have been complimented on my makeup every time I’ve worn her 🙂