A long-lasting, easy-glide eyeshadow stick that makes eyes dazzle.



When beloved celebrity makeup artist and industry queenpin (we may have just invented that term), Charlotte Tilbury, promised us major glamour in an easy-to-use, one-step eyeshadow stick, we knew this may be the product we had been waiting for. VIOLET STAFFERS quickly fell in love with the impressive color payoff, silky glide, and its killer staying power, plus it gave sparkling depth to all eye colors.


Knowing our Committee of Industry Experts would love nothing more than a chic and impactful eye look that took all of 10 seconds, we quickly sent it off to get their unvarnished opinions.

“I’m a big fan of these creamy pencils. I can use them as liner or shadow by smudging them with my fingers or a brush. Totally bulletproof.”  

– BEAU NELSON, Makeup Artist

“This chubby eyeshadow pencil is the BEST for a quick smokey eye or used all over the lid for a base shadow with staying power. I personally also like to use this along the waterline as it adds just enough sultriness to the eyes without being too harsh.” 

– HANNAH BIDDLE, Makeup Artist

“This formula is great for a quick smokey eye or to use as a primer under eyeshadows.” 

– NIKKI DEROEST, Makeup Artist


One swipe and our testers were more than convinced––they were hooked. Their resounding endorsement means that Charlotte Tilbury’s Color Chameleon eyeshadow pencils are officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and have earned a place on THE SHELVES.


1. Charlotte’s Colour Chameleons are the foolproof, insta-glamour staple in my makeup bag and so many of our pros’ kits—we had to have them at VIOLET GREY.

2.  The ultimate go-to for camera-ready, smokeshow eyes, these hybrid eye liner/shadow crayons are perfectly blendable, but stay put all day (and all night); they’re soft and twinkly and yet they smolder.

3. I think of these as eye lining crayons. The glide-on formula smudges seamlessly into gradient, expert-caliber gorgeousness, and is so forgiving, if you make a mistake, just blend! If I can master a respectable smokey eye with these, I promise, you can, too.

4. Pretty much everyone we know uses these. Makeup artist and VG Committee member Hannah Biddle calls them, “the best for a quick smoky eye or used all over the lid for long-lasting base shadow,” and recommends using the chic jewel-tones and shimmering bronzes along the waterline, “as an alternative to black or brown.”

5. Charlotte created this range of uncommonly-flattering, next-level shades—Dark Pearl! Smoky Emerald! Bronze Garnet!—to complement different eye colors, but I have all of the shades and I use every single one. All the time. Truly. Don’t be afraid of a smoldering jewel-tone!


The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.