The Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleons

Nearly every brand has something to offer by way of eyeshadow sticks, pencils or crayons and a few months ago I shared with you some of my favourites from By Terry and Laura Mercier, see my post on this here.  Like any makeup addict, when I start to use something new, suddenly everywhere I go I start gravitating towards that product and even if it’s just the teeniest bit different in colour, I need it  – does this sound like you too??!

Well, with the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils, the colour range is entirely different to anything I own and in fact what I have swatched from other brands that offer a similar kind of product.  Rather than pencils, these are more crayons in my opinion and you can use them all over the lids, smudged on the outer-corners, as an eyeliner and on the waterline – in short whichever way takes your fancy.  I prefer to use these to line my lower lash line and smudged on the outer corners.

In line with Charlotte Tilbury’s signature style, each shade is recommended for either blue, brown, green or hazel coloured eyes and for day or night, but as you can imagine I don’t like to restrict myself and generally speaking the colours are universal.   Even though the staying power is great, there is enough time to blend the product and with fingers is best but of course being crayons, they are not going to give you any precision but that’s not really what they are designed for so a smoky, effortless look is what these offer.


From left to right: Bronzed Garnet, Black Diamonds, Amber Haze & Golden Quartz

So here is a breakdown of the colours I have:

Bronzed Garnet is a reddish brown and recommended for green eyes.

Black Diamonds which is recommended for blue eyes is a great alternative to black eyeliner or kohl as it has a blue undertone and what I love about this is the silver shimmer running through it – perfect for adding that bit of glam.

Amber Haze, which is ideal for brown eyes is by far my favourite as it’s that unusual golden brown, almost caramel.

Lastly is Golden Quartz which is great for green eyes.  This is a brown with an olive undertone and golden shimmer.  It reminds me of a creamier and slightly deeper version of Mac’s Sumptuous Olive, see my post on this here.

I could so see myself buying a few more and I especially think the shimmers running through these add that uniqueness.  At £19 each they are a bit cheaper than some others I have tried and lets be honest – who doesn’t love Charlotte Tilbury?

So have you tried these before and which colours take your fancy? x

  • I absolutely LOVE Charlotte Tilbury’s collection, but I have yet to try the Eyeshadow Pencils. The pigment looks really nice and rich. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for them.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • I love the look of all four of these shades, they’re so so pretty xx

  • The Sunday Mode

    Oh dear, I couldn’t read the title of this post without thinking of that ‘Karma Chameleon’ song by Culture Club, haha

    These all look absolutely beautiful as well, I love the look of Bronzed Garnet and Golden Quartz. I think these will be added to my wish list!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • I was really unimpressed by their Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows, but I have been meaning to give these Colour Chameleons a try as I heard the consistency is just that little bit less creamy so they tend to last longer. Amber Haze looks gorgeous! I’ll definitely have to add it to my wishlist. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’ | Giveaway

  • I have Amber Haze and you’ve reminded me what a pretty colour it is 🙂 I need to use it more

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Isabelle Collins

    I’ve never used eye pencils before but these look gorgeous xx

  • I really want to give these a go, they seem like my kind of product!

    Danielle xx

  • My friend has these and she loves them. Bronzed Garnet is calling me. I love the butterflies in the photos! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

  • I have black diamond and it’s amazing. I definitely need to pick up some more, they are so easy to use and look good everytime.

    The Beauty Load

  • The colours are stunning, especially Golden Quartz. It is the most gorgeous olive gold shade. I am in love! Great post lovely, thanks for sharing. Your swatches are beautiful xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • These are such pretty shades but Bronzed Garnet is just so gorgeous.

    Ann-Marie |

  • Leanne Crowther

    I love amber Haze. Underneath Eyeshadow it’s an amazing base!!!

  • I love the first shade, the bronze one but they are quite expensive.

  • Beautiful photo’s! I haven’t tried these crayons yet but a couple of the shades have been on my wish list for a while, anything Charlotte Tilbury has my vote straight away and I totally get where you’re coming from with loving a product so much you instantly need it in every single shade & version, I feel this way about all of CT’s lipsticks! You have a really lovely blog 🙂

    Xo Gemma
    Sunday Somewhere

    • Thanks so much for your lovely comments 🙂 I know CT is so luxe and I need to get some more lipsticks too! x

  • amber haze is such a beautiful colour. ct is one of my all time favourite makeup brands and i would love to add one of the colour chameleons into my collection.

    • If you do then this colour is the perfect one to start with x

  • I have Amber Haze and it’s so gorgeous! I find it quite difficult to use as it takes a LOT of blending, however once it’s on it looks stunning and stays on for ages!

    The Makeup Directory

  • These are such pretty shades, its a shame they’re so expensive x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

    • Yes although cheaper than others i have bought. At least I love them though! x

  • I love the rustic vibes of these, they’re gorgeous!

  • Wow these look really interesting, I love these shades and they’re very pigmented!

    Lauren x Huggled

  • Yiotou_La

    Amber Haze is a beautiful colour, I have been wearing lots of colours like this one and it looks so nice on brown eyes.


  • £19 each does sound a little bit cheaper than usual, especially considering it is Charlotte Tilubury! Bronzed Garnet looks perfect for my green eyes, but overall as you said, the entire shade selection looks gorgeous!

  • I think this might be the first completely positive review that I have read of these! I really love all 4 shades you have, but especially Amber Haze xx


    • I know I am surprised at some of the reviews but I really do like these. I think it depends on what you are after – I prefer to smudge things in and not necessarily go for a perfect look and i find less is more x