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Charlotte Tilbury Vamp
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After a long absense I should apologise and promise to never do it again but friendship means never having to say you’re sorry. That’s a lie, friendship usually means at one time or another both people apologising for being wieners but on this occasion I think honesty is the best policy and I (try to) never make promises I can’t keep.

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand I’ve only been aware of for the past year but their palettes are covetable. Especially Vamp, which I have been eyeing up.


Those rich wine colours with that seductive, grown-up, gold called to me. They describe the colours on the back as Prime, Enhance, Pop and Smoke in order of left, right, left, right. However, whilst the colours look different, once applied the two berry colours blend into not much difference. Their own swatches show there’s little in it. The lighter shade is more flat whilst the deeper one has a dark red sparkle to it.


In terms of how these apply Vamp Prime has a lot of sparkle to it. It applies like a dream and is a mixture of cream and powder. Essentially it feels creamy to apply but looks like a powder once on. Vamp Enhance is a rich Marsala with almost no fallout. I tapped my brush and barely anything fell. What a disappointment, when I was most looking forward to using this shade, is Vamp Pop. It’s difficult to apply and most of the large glitter particles ended up on my cheeks. What did go on my lids refused to adhere for long and for £38 I should not have to foil on the colour. Finally Vamp Smoke ties it all together but as I’d already said its so similar to Enhance that I would have preferred something with perhaps more brown or a bronze.

The colours, excluding pop, blend well as you’d expect from a high end brand and I would be a happy girl if only Pop hadn’t let me down.

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