‘…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.]
Let’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.
Even 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.
On 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?