Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette Review Swatches

Daydreaming of Fountain Bathing with Charlotte Tilbury’s The Dolce Vita Luxury Palette

‘…the water is freezing, but I’m so taken by the beauty of my surroundings that I don’t really notice it. I don’t even care that my black designer dress is getting completely soaked… I feel like I could bathe in this fountain forever…’


Sorry, folks, but the palette I’m sharing with you today got me daydreaming! Charlotte Tilbury’s The Dolce Vita instantly brings to mind Federico Fellini’s homonymous movie and the iconic scene where Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni bathe in the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

[Side note: Make sure you add ‘going to the Trevi Fountain at night’ to your travel bucket list, if you haven’t already. I’ve only done it once so far, almost 10 years ago, but I’ll never forget it. I remember hearing the sound of the water and feeling the anticipation growing while I was walking in the narrow alleys leading to the fountain. Then, when I suddenly reached Piazza di Trevi, a scene of breathtaking beauty laid out in front of me: the fountain, the lights, the sound of the splashing water and the couples staring lovingly into each other’s eyes were such an emotionally moving sight it made me wanna cry.]

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette Review SwatchesLet’s set movies and monuments aside and focus on Charlotte Tilbury’s bestselling quad. So, first things first: do I regret dropping 60 euro (yep, SIX-TY – 50 + 10 for shipping) on a tiny little palette?! Honestly – not in the least! The shadows in The Dolce Vita quad are everything you hear they are: pigmented, easy to blend, buttery and long-wearing.

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette Review SwatchesEven though there are no matte shades, I think you can still use the palette on its own, as the two browns are not overly shimmery when sheered out in the crease. The bottom left shade is a beautiful glittery top coat that you’re supposed to press on the center of the lid with your finger. The sparkles are so fine that they give an almost wet look to the shadows beneath. SO. FREAKING. BEAUTIFUL.

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette Review SwatchesOn the lips I’m wearing KIKO Glossy Dream Sheer Lipstick in 201 Beige Rose, which I reviewed here.

For today’s look I applied the top right shade all over the mobile lid and blended the bottom right shade in the outer corner and in the crease. Then I applied a black kohl pencil on the waterline and smoked out the lower lashline with the bottom right shade. Next, I pressed the glittery shade on the center of the lid using my finger and lined the eyes with STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (my favorite!). To finish off the look I should’ve highlighted my inner corner with the top right shade, but I forgot! 😉

Have you ever tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury’s range? I have my eyes on the Rock Chick palette now… :-/ And have you ever seen the Trevi Fountain at night? If not, are you tempted to go?

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    February 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    gosh this is rather gorgeous!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    February 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    The shades are so pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    February 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Just so frwaking beautiful 🙂 I am in love with her quads and its on my wish list for this year 🙂 I’m sure I’ll snap it at some point 🙂 love the look, such a pretty daytime to evening X

    Love, D x

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    Trishna Patel
    February 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, these shades are heavenly! They’re perfect everyday wear and Carol, could your eyeliner be anymore perfect haha ♥

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    Alyssa Monique Bustillo
    February 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I agree its so freakin beautiful!

    Styleccentric Fashion | Current post >> Baby It’s Still Cold Outside | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

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    February 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I have only seen the Trevi Fountain by day and when we were in a rush, so no magic movie moment for me. But I was in Rome practically by accident, so I plan on going back and really enjoy it someday.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    February 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Ahhh, you are such a beauty. STUNNING! I honestly have no words how perfect these shades are and how beautiful your makeup is, hon! You are so inspiring. I got Magic Foundation by CT about a month and half ago and will be reviewing it soon <3
    xox Nadia

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    February 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    What a beautiful palette! It would probably not be my own choice in terms of colors, because of that very red brown, but it looks really beautiful on you.
    I’ve been to the Trevi fountain by day a couple times, but I don’t think I ever saw it at night. I have to put that on my bucket list. Of course it would have been a lot easier and cheaper to cross that off the list when I lived in France. Oh well, hopefully I’ll have an opportunity to travel soon!

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    February 7, 2016 at 5:55 am

    The palette is stunning and YOU are gorgeous! Your eye makeup is spot on but I was looking at your skin, so smooth and radiant!

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    February 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Got me dreaming as well, can’t help it!! the palette collection is just awesome!!

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    February 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    What a stunning palette, it is the prettiest! I don’t have any CT products at the moment, but hopefully in this year, I will get my hands on some of the things I’ve been lusting over! And of course I’m temped to see Trevi Foundation, it is on my bucket list!

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    February 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    All the shades are gorgeous <3 Love your makeup, Carol!!

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    February 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This is such a gorgeous palette! I haven’t tried any CT yet but I think her eyeshadows or lipsticks would be top of my list!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    Dora Toubanaki
    February 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Love the look you created! Loving the palette!

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    February 7, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    It looks gorgeous and I love the look on you! Love the part about the fountain, I really have to go there! 🙂 xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    February 8, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Very pretty look! I also love Stila’s liquid eyeliner!

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    February 8, 2016 at 2:11 am

    I’ve only seen the Trevi fountain during the day (and surrounded by other tourists) but I would love to see it at night! I feel like everything just looks so much more magical at night, but I could be biased as someone who’s very much a night owl. Also, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the Dolce Vita palette, but I can’t stand spending SO much money on ONE tiny palette… maybe someday though!

    I love the look you created, you look so pretty 🙂
    Sam |

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    February 8, 2016 at 3:50 am

    To answer your question, I am SO tempted to go now that you’ve painted such a beautiful picture of it. I have to keep that in mind when I plan my honeymoon.

    This palette looks. so. GORGEOUS. I don’t think you even need the inner corner highlight, it just looks so beautiful. Between you and Lulle my buy list just keeps growing!

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    February 8, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Woah this palette makes your eyes POP! I love it! I’ve never tried Charlotte Tilbury, but I know it’s very popular especially among my fellow European bloggers


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    February 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

    This looks amazing, I love all the shades! Great pictures too!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

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    Wendee Isaacs
    February 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    those shades are just gorgeous

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    February 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Such beautiful shades – they really suit you. I must treat myself to one of these palettes! x

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    February 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I love how pigmented and sparkly these are, wow! I’ve never tried any of the Tilburys products, but after reading your review I’m really tempted! This seems like such a gorgeous little palette and I love the look you created with it. 🙂 <3


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    February 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Rome, and seeing the Trevi fountain would definitely be on my list! I love this gorgeous palette, such lovely shades! The swatches look amazing. I really like the one on the left especially!
    xo Kiki

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    February 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    This is such a gorgeous palette, it looks great on you!

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    February 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I haven’t tried anything from CT but goodness does this palette look stunning. I love the swatches and the colors look so pretty on you.

    Thirteen Thoughts

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    Husna Favaz
    February 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    What an awesome review! Loved reading it! I have never tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury’s range, now this is in my wish list!

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    February 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm


    So amazing ! 😀


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    Velvet Blush
    February 8, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I love this eyeshadow look, you can really see the transition between the shades! I haven’t tried anything from her range yet 🙂

    Velvet Blush

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    February 8, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    This is such a lovely and natural look.

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    February 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I love Charlotte Tilbury! These look great on you x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    February 9, 2016 at 3:25 am

    This is a gorgeous look! I’ve not tried any Charlotte Tilbury’s products, nor have I been to that beautiful fountain. Both of these are going on my wish list!

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    February 9, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Oh, I like these shades a lot. The coppery brown and the glitter gold look gorgeous.

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    February 9, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I’ve yet to try anything from CT, but man am I tempted. This is a pretty palette and it looks great on you! And that lipstick is just too pretty.

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    February 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Thia is such a gorgeous palette with warm colors…you makeup is flawless babe..

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    Soumya Midhun
    February 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    i had CT lipliner lipcheat in Pillowtalk in my wish list and you convinced me to add this as well. Good post Carol (thumbs up).

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    February 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I am seriously dying to lay my hands on the charlotte Tilbury products!

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    February 13, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Your vivid description got me dreaming too since I’ve never been. What a gorgeous look, I love the palette.

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