The latest from Charlotte Tilbury is the new Bigger Brighter Eyes addition to her Beauty Filters Collection. The new addition includes two limited edition eyeshadow palettes called Exaggereyes and Transformeyes ($53 each / 0.18 oz – 5.2 g) as well as the new Legendary Lashes Volume 2 in Black Vinyl ($32 / 0.27 fl oz – 8 ml).
The Bigger Brighter Eyes capsule was designed with the eye-enhancing filters of social media in mind to create the illusion of wider and brighter-looking eyes, as well as putting what Charlotte famously calls the “lights-into-the-eyes”. The eyeshadow palettes are expertly curated and decoded into an ease of application sequence with every color having the primary function to Prime, Enlarge, Define and Pop. I ordered Exaggereyes sight unseen after finally having been able to track it down on Bergdorf Goodman’s website – it was sold out everywhere else. After playing with it for a while now I can definitely see why this specific palette keeps flying off the shelves because it’s literally the perfect quad of colors. It’s super rare for me to find a eyeshadow palette that offers everything I need to create an entire eye look, with the exception of liner and mascara of course, especially when it’s this edited with only four shades to choose from. The colors are absolutely perfect for a beautiful everyday look that can easily transform into a nighttime eye as well. The shades are really complimentary and neutral so you can use them for a lot of different occasions. They add the right amount of warmth and depth to the eyes while naturally enhancing them to actually look brighter and really compliments the hazel in mine.
Exaggereyes has a rose gold theme to it. It’s quite a warm palette but not too warm. The shades are very pigmented but easy to blend and build. Texture is smooth and melts into the skin layering so well with one another. The colors are flawless, long-lasting, and don’t crease or fade throughout wear. I use all four colors at the same time following the sequence or mixing it up and each time it provides the perfect amount of definition and glow. Colors include a warm light champagne, a warm rosy bronze, a sheer shimmery silver/mauve, and a medium warm rosy brown.
Swatched on the arm
The Legendary Lashes Volume 2 turned out to perform better than I initially thought it would based on my previous experiences with her mascaras which were not necessarily the best for my lashes and needs. I love how this mascara provides volume, thickness and length without clumping, smudging or flaking. The brush really grabs the lashes and separates them instead of gluing them together. Formula-wise it’s a true black and buildable and gives a nice push-up effect while effectively holding a curl that lasts all day. It leaves my lashes feeling noticeably soft but not brittle or dry-looking.
Bottom line, I love the new Bigger Brighter Eyes collection. The eyeshadow palette is naturally my favorite out of the two because the colors are just flawless in every sense of the word and perfect for everyday wear. Pigment is incredible, texture is top notch, lasting power is excellent, all-in-all, a great staple for my collection. Lately I’ve been growing very fond of the more edited eyeshadow palettes versus the ones that carry more than six colors at a time because they’re just overall easier to work with. I don’t have to think about what colors to combine and use together but instead can just use all four or five complimenting shades and call it a day. It’s less fuss to deal with when on-the-go and I kind of started preferring that over the more larger palettes. I rarely purchase backups but since Exaggereyes is limited edition and literally heaven for the eyes I just bought two backups to hopefully last me a long time!