Sophisticated Neutral: a Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Who can resist a good neutral eyeshadow palette? I already own quite of few palettes in varying shades of brown, but when I was deciding between all the amazing Luxury Palettes by Charlotte Tilbury I still ended up with The Sophisticate. All of the other palettes looked amazing (Dolce Vita would be breathtaking for autumn), but I felt I would simply get most use out of these beautiful brown based mattes.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

Why don’t we get the bad news out of the way first. Like all Charlotte Tilbury products, The Sophisticate isn’t exactly cheap and will set you back €50/£38/$52. Worth it? Let’s have a proper look at it.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

Charlotte Tilbury packaging is always pretty and this Luxury Palette is no exception. The packaging looks attractive with a simple outside but beautiful rose golden interior. The slimline packaging makes it easy to carry in a handbag and the mirror is large and great quality. I am also happy that Charlotte has gotten rid of the silly brushes no one ever uses in favor of a prettier and sleeker palette.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

The Sophisticate has four colors: a beige primer, a medium brown enhancer, a dark brown pop of color, and a slightly grayer smoke shade. All shadows are matte and very creamy in texture: they are long lasting, easy to blend, and leave little fall out. Essentially everything you want from a good eye shadow making them ridiculously easy to work with.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

I have really been enjoying this palette. The colors are very work appropriate and the long lasting nature means I can be sure my eyes still look just as fresh at the end of the day. You can transition from day to night so simply by adding a bit of definition and smoke, so I often bring this along to alter my look for after work drinks or dinner. Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutralThe high quality of the palette and versatile nature of the colors mean this splurge is definitely worth it for me. I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive after ordering it, since I also love my cheap makeup revolution eyeshadow palettes but the difference is really there. I will be doing a nice smokey eye look with The Sophisticate soon and I am sure this palette will pop up on the blog or my Instagram more often.


Hoe kun je een mooi neutraal oogschaduw palette toch weerstaan? Ik bezit al best wat versies in verschillende bruintinten, maartoen ik probeerde te kiezen tussen alle geweldige Luxury Palettes van Charlotte Tilbury koos ik toch voor The Sophisticate. Alle andere kleuren zagen er ook mooi uit (Dolce Vita is helemaal gaaf voor de herfst), maar ik had het idee dat ik deze mooie matte bruinkleuren toch het meest zou gebruiken.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

Laten we maar beginnen met het slechte nieuws. Charlotte Tilbury producten zijn niet goedkoop en The Sophisticate is geen uitzondering: de verkoopprijs is €50. Is dat het echt waard? Laten we eens kijken.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

De verpakking van Charlotte Tilbury is altijd mooi en dit Luxury Palette is geen uitzondering. De buitenkant van het palette is simpel maar chic en aan de binnenkant valt het rosé-goud meteen op. De dunne verpakking is makkelijk mee te nemen in je handtas en de spiegel is groot en helder. Ik ben ook blij dat Charlotte dat rare kleine borsteltje dat niemand ooit gebruikt heeft overgeslagen om een mooier en gestroomlijnder palette te creëren.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

The Sophisticate heeft vier kleuren: een beige basis kleur, een middenbruine kleur voor het ooglid, een donkerbruine accentkleur, en een iets grijzere smokey schaduw. Alle kleuren zijn mat en heel romig: daardoor zijn ze makkelijk te blenden, blijven ze lang zitten en valt er bijna geen poeder van je kwast. Alles wat je verwacht van een goede oogschaduw en het palette is dan ook heel prettig in gebruik.Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutralIk vind dit echt een heel fijn oogschaduwpalette. De kleuren zijn heel mooi voor je werk en omdat de oogschaduw goed blijft zitten weet ik zeker dat mijn ogen er aan het einde van de dag nog fris uitzien. Je kunt met dit palette ook heel makkelijk van een dag naar nacht look gaan door een beetje definitie en donkere kleur toe te voegen, dus ik neem dit vaak mee om mijn look aan te passen voor een borrel of dinertje na het werk.

Charlotte tilbury the sophisticate eyeshadow palette neutral

De hoge kwaliteit en veelzijdige kleurtjes maken dit palette voor mij echt de prijs waard. Ik moet toegeven dat ik best nerveus was nadat ik het had bestelt, omdat ik ook erg van mijn goedkope makeup revolution oogschaduws houdt maar het verschil was meteen duidelijk. Ik zal binnenkort een mooie smokey eye look maken met The Sopisthicate en ik weet zeker dat je dit palette nog wel vaker op het blog en mijn Instagram gaat zien.

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31 thoughts on “Sophisticated Neutral: a Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

  1. annie's beauty... September 24, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Aaaaa! The Sophisticate! 💕 My first CT purchase! Still love it to bits! 💕💕💕
    And everything went down the hill from then… Oh, well! 😅

    Enjoy it my lovely!
    Lots of xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

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    • Anne September 25, 2015 / 10:12 am

      She is so pretty 😀 CT is becoming a bit of a problem 🙂 Can’t wait for the Christmas collection
      xx Anne

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      • annie's beauty... September 25, 2015 / 11:49 am

        Me too my lovely! Can’t wait for those mini trio of lippies! I’ve missed it last year! 😋

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        • Anne September 26, 2015 / 1:12 pm

          Oh that is SO on my wishlist 🙂 Should have known neither of us could resist that!

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    • Anne September 25, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Oh yes, CT is always worth it, just fast becoming a very expensive hobby. xxx

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    • Anne September 24, 2015 / 10:06 am

      Thanks Caryl. CT is just amazing 😀 If money was no objection I would buy it all (A)

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    • Anne September 23, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Thanks amy 😀

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  2. stashmatters September 21, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    This is the one I am eyeing when I get more CT stuff next year! I love the idea of an all matte neutral palette. So glad to hear it’s high quality and everything GOOD in an eye shadow! 😀

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    • Anne September 22, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Oh it is certainly lust worthy and deserves a place on your wishlist! Next time I travel, this will probably be all I bring on the eyeshadow front 😀

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  3. champagneorlemonade September 21, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I want to try this one sometime! Beautiful photos.

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    • Anne September 22, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Aah thanks 😀 So much easier to photograph pretty products.

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  4. Amelia Vesper September 21, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I really like those soft colors! Perfect for fall 🙂

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  5. Lauren September 21, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Such a gorgeous palette! I can imagine the shades would be so perfect for everyday wear! I really need to get my hands on one of her palettes!

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    • Anne September 23, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Oh the quality is really worth the price. Still a splurge, but a great gift to yourself 🙂

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      • Lauren September 23, 2015 / 6:58 pm

        Everything I’ve tried from CT is gorgeous and so good quality! I really want to pick up the Dolce Vita palette sometime!

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  6. Lifestylebites3 September 21, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Wow! These matte neutral shades are perfect for any occasion either as a daily wear or as a worker too. And, if it is from CT, one can’t get wrong with the quality of the product though. I hope you are having so much fun playing around with it.

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    • Anne September 23, 2015 / 9:42 am

      Oh I am! Have you tried any CT palettes or other eye products? I am also lusting after those eye pencils.

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      • Lifestylebites3 September 23, 2015 / 9:53 am

        Yes, the latest range from CT is in my top of the wish lists.
        Hope to get it done soon.

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