Having been stuck on the Naked palette for almost a year now, I was excited to switch it up and try out Charlotte Tilbury’s newly released Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows. What had me instantly hooked is how easy they are to apply – they are the perfect product for summer when you want a little makeup but don’t want to spend a ton of time doing it. They can be applied quickly with fingertips and you only need the smallest amount.
The formula is infused with water and vitamin E so it’s hydrating and smooth and has a soft-focus effect (I’ll try anything that says soft focus!) that she says can even be applied sans mirror.
The six shades are named after women who have dazzled the world and inspired Charlotte’s work. I tried two – Veruschka and Norma Jean.
Veruschka is a mossy golden color with shimmer. It goes on pretty sheer but can be layered a few times for a darker, smokey eye. These are really easy to blend out so if you accidentally apply too much, there’s no need to start over. With this one I liked applying it all over my lid then using what was left on my fingertip to sweep under my eye.
Norma Jean is a light champagne color that’s perfect if you want a subtle wash of color or to use as a shimmery base for more dramatic eye makeup. It’s my new favorite everyday shade — just this, a swipe of eyeliner and my new favorite mascara. You’ll also be glad to know the long-wear formulas came off easily with this micellar cleansing water.