I have been wanting to expand my Charlotte Tilbury collection for a while now, I am forever lusting after basically everything I see, so when I finally got my hands on this I was pretty happy. I have been after a shadow that would work perfectly as a base or one its own as a wash of colour over the lids, and when I saw Champagne Diamonds I knew I needed it.
I don't know whether it's because I'm planning my wedding, but this shade really got me thinking about my wedding makeup. On my lids this translates as a glittery pearly gold shade, it has a glamorous finish about it because of the glitter that definitely isn't something I would go for on a day to day basis, but for a special occasion or a night out it is a gorgeous shade worn either alone or as a base. This is said to be perfect for blue eyes, but I think this sort of shade is a staple for anyone's collection, regardless of eye colour.
In terms of the formulation and longevity, this works alot better on bare lids or on top of a small amount of eye shadow primer. Over the top of a MAC paint pot the product started to stick in certain areas and clump. I really hate to say it as I usually love CT products, but this lacks the creamy formulation I would expect from a £19 eyeshadow stick. This doesn't glide across the lids aswel as it could, however I will say it does manage to last all day without creasing, which might be due to the drier formulation. When applying eye shadow on top I do find it more difficult to blend them out, so I tend to just use this in the inner corner if I'm using it as part of a makeup look rather than on its own.
Another disappointment with this is the packaging, the lid doesn't stay on and ends up popping off and then damaging the product, and the pencil doesn't sharpen too well. I'm actually scared to sharpen this again as I ended up butchering it last time, as a perfectionist this is more annoying than you would think.
Will I be repurchasing the sticks in any other shades? Probably not.. But I will still use this and try to get on with it as much as I can. Gorgeous shade, just a shame about formulation and packaging.