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When I had the idea to write this post, it got me racking my brain to see if I’d ever done anything rebellious. What would even count as rebellion? Defying my parents as a teenager? Getting into trouble at school? Going on an unplanned holiday or even spending a fortune on a designer bag without any regards to how I’ll afford rent the next month?
After trawling through all my memories, I came to the conclusion I’m a pretty mild gal. I don’t even like to cross the road unless it’s at a proper designated crossing and the man is beaming green. The reality is I don’t have a modicum of rebelliousness in me and for a while it felt that writing about being a rebel seemed false.
After nearly resigning myself to the fact that I’m a big wimp I thought hang on a minute, does being rebellious always have to involve danger or a negative outcome? I don’t think it does. You can be a rebel by being adventurous, doing something outside your comfort zone and these are the moments that we sometimes need to develop as a person. It’s what makes life more fun.
So for me, my act of rebellion is going to be experimenting more with my makeup and using colours I would never normally wear. Following a huge search through my collection with many nudes and golds making their appearance, I noticed apart from the couple penny sized pans in a palette I bought for the, yeah you guessed it, gold shades, I had no green eyeshadows.
Not that I ever really needed an excuse to get more makeup but this was the perfect opportunity to dip my toes into the world of Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quads and what could be more perfect to enhance my rebel side than with this emerald beauty aptly named The Rebel.
The Rebel features four colour-coded shades perfect for the brave and bold within us. A collection of olive and peacock greens and teals that can be combined to create a dramatic eye look finished off with that all important sparkle of rose gold.
The packaging is of course the classic Tilbury burgundy with metallic rose trim that adds a serious luxurious element to this eyeshadow quad. The size and internal mirror also makes it ideal for travelling.
Swatch wise, the rose gold and light green shimmer are very pigmented and easy to blend. The dark teal takes a little more time to build up to the same colour payoff and as you may see from my swatch is ever so slightly patchy in places compared to the first two shades. However, it’s actually my favourite out of the four as it really makes my deep brown eyes pop.
The last shade in the quad is not so much a shimmer finish but an emerald green with pressed glitter and golden flecks running throughout. Applied directly I don’t get a lot of pigmentation, so I do prefer to use a damp brush or my finger to press this onto my eyelid to get the full sparkle impact of this jewelled eyeshadow.
At £39 for The Rebel, this palette certainly isn’t cheap and you may need to add it to the list of rebellious activities for you to justify the purchase. I was lucky enough to win a Feel Unique competition last summer and chose this as part of my prize so I didn’t buy this palette with my own money and unfortunately I don’t have the funds to be buying palettes like this on the regular! It’s a gorgeous set of shades that I have never really come across in other brands and that alone may mean you need to include it in your wish list.
Personally, I like to pair this palette with a classic nude lip like the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in the shade Kim K W. I may not be daring enough for a bright lippy but I will channel my inner rock chick with a green smokey eye and glamourous nude pout. Look out world, B has found her rebellious streak and is doing it Tilbury style.