Looking for a special makeup gift or glamorous look for an evening out or party, then you will love my Charlotte Tilbury Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow and Pencil Review 🙂

I find that Charlotte Tilbury is such a beautiful cosmetic range.  This product is suitable for all ages and skin tones.

I purchased my set from Net-A-Porter.com, I love their service, packaging and delivery is amazing, I chose “The Next Business Day” and it was delivered by lunch time the day after I placed the order but to be honest “Express” is just as great.


Product:               Charlotte Tilbury Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow and Pencil set.
Purchased From:  Net-A-Porter.com
Price I paid:           £29 ($36) approx
My Rating:             10/10

Product Overview

Trying out a Charlotte Tilbury product was a real first for me, I have always been a devotee of YSL products. The very fact that she has a career as a Makeup Artist strikes a chord in me especially with my Beauty Therapy back ground.

Charlotte Tilbury is a British make-up artist, founder and creator of her beauty and skincare brand, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd.

To-date I have made three purchases from Net-A-Porter.com of the Charlotte Tilbury makeup brand, this product being my first.  (I am quite sure they will not be my last purchases).

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This Set Comprises:

The ‘Rock ‘N’ Khol Black Magic’ pencil and “Silver Leopard” Eye Shadow.

Taking a look at the description, the eye shadow has a “light catching Gunmetal hue” and I would agree with that, it most definitely lends itself to that “Smokey eye look”.

The eye pencil glides over the skin with ease and gives a dramatic affect.

How to Achieve The Look

As with all makeup you need to make sure that your skin is appropriately prepared by applying a “make-up base” to provide a smooth surface to which the finishing touches are applied.  This is achieved by using your foundation, bronzer and blusher before progressing. 

Upper Eye-lid

When applying your eye shadow make sure that you cover under your brow bone into the crease of your eyelid.

Apply to the lid using either your finger tip (ring finger, it has the least amount of pressure) or a eye shadow brush smooth over the whole of the eyelid right into the crease and blend in, don’t add a thick layer though, my recommendation would be to add layers rather that one heavy application.

If you prefer to use your finger, apply a small amount of your eye shadow to your hand. then using your ring finger transport the ‘powder’ to your eye-lid.

Now glide the Eye Pencil, starting from the outer corner of the lid about three quarters of the way across your eye.  If you really want to go all out,  take it right across to the inner corner, for the full on glamour effect.  Again I would recommend that you build up the colour with successive layers until you achieve the depth of colour you are looking for.

Bottom Eye-lid

You can either:

Use the Eye Shadow and apply to the bottom lid, starting at the outer corner again going  half way across the lid, again using either your ring finger or the brush;  Remember to apply a very light touch and build up depth with repeated applications.


Use the Eye Pencil by gliding lightly across two thirds of the way along the bottom eye lid, starting from the outside and moving inwards.  As before apply fully across the lid for for that full on drama.

Just Enjoy and Have Fun

Have a play around with various looks, and trust your instincts as to how much of a dramatic effect you want.  I would take into consideration what your outfit choice may be, the type of function you are attending be it a formal occasion of you just a casual evening out.  here are a couple of options you may wish to ‘trial’…….

Formal Evening Wear: Plain colours: multiple layers heavier application.

Casual Evening Wear: Less layers, lighter application.

The Cat Eye to hypnotise Eye Shadow and Eye Pencil set will most definitely get you noticed and I have no doubt that you will not be short of admirers 🙂

Try a different look, I am sure that you will not be disappointed!

Looking forward to receiving your comments.


12 thoughts on “My Review of Something Special From Charlotte Tilbury Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow and Pencil

  1. So glad to read a review of products like this. A legit and honest one. And I agree, we likely to purchase a product when we trust that the maker has knowledge/expertise about make up specially. It is so important to know if the product is best for anyone’s skin type. Thanks, June!

    1. Hi Sakurah,

      I really do appreciate you leaving me this great comment, thank you 🙂

      I love skincare and cosmetics they are my passion and have been for many years possible from being a youngster. My wealth of experience and training ensure that my reviews will always come from a good place and honesty being essential for me. It is lovely to hear that this message has come through within my posts.

      Most skin types will be sit comfortable with a good makeup brand especially within my age group (50s) but all ages will benefit from a name and design that you can trust.

      Have a great week and please feel free to contact me should you need any advice, I am here to be of help.

      All the best


  2. This is exactly what I was looking for my mother and my girlfriend ! Is this something you would recommend as a birthday gift ? My mother is around 50 years old but my girlfriend is much younger, can this satisfy both age ranges ? I’m afraid that is not really meant for younger people.

    1. Hi Yunier,

      Great to hear from you and thank you so much for the positive comments 🙂

      I am really touched that you have taken a look at my post regarding the Charlotte Tilbury Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow and Pencil set. I have not doubt that both your Mother and Girlfriend will be equally in love with the purchase of this gorgeous gift.

      Absolutely, this gift will be perfect for them both what ever their ages, all ladies like to feel pampered and with such a thoughtful purchase and you are a very special young Man.

      I would buy the Charlotte Tilbury Cat Eyes set in different shades for each of the special ladies in your life, take a little look at Net-A-Porter.com and you will clearly see the choice of shades.

      Have a great week and weekend and I hope that I’ve been of use to you.

      All the best



  3. I have never tried this brand, but I’m intrigued by the silver eye shadow. This color combo is something that my teenager would love. Do you think this is a set that would be easy for a teen to use? I’m thinking this is a great idea for a Christmas present this year.

    1. Oh the Charlotte Tilbury Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow and Pencil is perfect as a gift for a teen 🙂 It has just the right amount of glamour without looking over the top full on sparkle, Easy to use and have a play around with different looks.

      To be honest this product is the first Charlotte Tilbury makeup product that I had purchased, wish I had looked into this brand before. Charlotte Tilbury has a background as a Makeup Artist and truly knows her line of business and what works perfectly to achieve a flawless finish.

      Please let me know if you have decided to purchase as your Christmas present, I bought one pf the Charlotte Tilbury makeup sets for a friends daughter for her 21st Birthday and she loves it and what’s more Net-A-Porter.com delivered it to her home address and beautifully packaged.

      Enjoy your week.

  4. Hi June,
    I was happy I came across your website. I love the colors that you show on your page and am going to make a purchase. I really like the Smokey eye look, but many of the other products available are way too dark and smudge easily. I am also glad to see that colored mascara is making a comeback because I always thought the colors can really make a person’s eyes pop. I noticed you said you use lipstick every day. I have had a problem with lipstick for a couple of years because it makes my lips dry out and crack every time I wear it which is very disappointing because I love the added color. Thank you for sharing your website I think it was very engaging and well thought out and I look forward to seeing more.

    1. Hi Dana,

      How lovely of you to take the time to leave your lovely feedback for my site, really do appreciate and such a compliment from a very glamorous lady 🙂

      I agree that the Smokey eye look can be too heavy if you are not careful or not dramatic enough it the mix of colours fail to deliver that glamorous feel.

      You are right, Mascaras in bright colours are making a come back and can add just something just a little special for a Spring/Summer evening. Most definitely making your eyes “pop” and sparkle, also great to wear alone without eye shadow if you simply don’t have time for full makeup or needing a day off.

      If you have can try the YSL, Estee Lauder range of lipsticks or the Charlotte or indeed the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lacquer you could find that your lips won’t dry out, I actually find that my lips are more inclined to feel a little dry when I don’t apply lipstick.

      Great to connect with you and you have made my day with all your wonderful compliments re: my site – Thank you so much.

      Enjoy the rest of your week and please do not hesitate to drop me a line if you would like any advice with lipsticks or indeed and skincare or cosmetic product.


  5. I am glad to see such a beautiful products for making eyes look more beautiful in case of women.Also as i came to know from your site that it can be used by women above the age 50.
    Next month I have my moms birthday arriving so I have decided to buy one for my mom and gift one for my wife.

    1. Hi Amit,

      Lovely to meet you and always great to get feedback from a male point of view 🙂

      I am really pleased that I have helped you to purchase gifts for the special Lady’s in your life and I have no doubt that they will be over the moon with your choice.

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance when looking at gifts of either skincare or makeup, I understand that it can be a daunting task, I know that my Husband needs the exact name of the product to purchase for me.

      Have a lovely weekend.

  6. I am glad to see such a beautiful products for making eyes look more beautiful in case of women.Also as i came to know from your site that it can be used by women above the age 50.
    Next month I have my moms birthday arriving so I have decided to buy one for my mom and gift one for my wife.

    1. Thank you once again Amit, great to meet you and thank you for the lovely feedback 🙂

      Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend.

      All the best


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