Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches (2020)


The Rebel (2020)

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) Eyeshadow Quad is a new, permanent quad that replaces the original “The Rebel” quad (totally different color story!). The formula was more comparable to the recent 12-pan palettes and a nice upgrade from the original quad formula. The shimmers were smoother, creamier, and richer overall with better coverage and adherence. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with a smidgen of fallout from the fourth shade, which was the “worst” performer.

I don’t think they should have called it “The Rebel,” just discontinued the original The Rebel and gave this one a new name, because while I like the quality and find the formula easier to work with, so I’m happy to see it make an appearance in the quad line-up… it’s just too different from the original!

The Rebel (2020) #1

The Rebel (2020) #1 is a rich, medium-dark gold with moderate, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had an incredibly smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being thick or too firmly pressed into the pan. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

The Rebel (2020) #2

The Rebel (2020) #2 is a smoky, olive green with muted, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in one layer, which adhered evenly to my lid and blended out nicely along the edges. The texture was soft without being powdery, but it wasn’t too firmly-pressed into the pan either. It wore well for eight hours before I noticed fading.

The Rebel (2020) #3

The Rebel (2020) #3 is a light-medium, olive green with strong, warm undertones and golden shimmer throughout. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy without being too dense or too thick, so it was easy to pick up with a brush and still went on evenly to my lid. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before I noticed signs of fading.

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #4 Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #4 EyeshadowCharlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #4 Eyeshadow

The Rebel (2020) #4

The Rebel (2020) #4 is a medium-dark brown with muted, warm olive undertones and flecks of sparkle throughout. The underlying, more matte finish seemed to have enough substance that some of the sparkle actually translated when applied to bare skin, but it was more matte than it was a real sparkly shade. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture felt soft and velvety without being too powdery (nor too firmly-pressed into the pan). It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit and had a smidgen of fallout over time.