Charlotte Tilbury's new Walk of Shame eyeshadow palette is being called out for "slut-shaming"
13 August 2019, 17:21 | Updated: 13 August 2019, 17:28
"I sadly cannot support/purchase any product with such sexist labelling."
It's 2019 and we're all about sex positivity here, so when Charlotte Tilbury launched her latest eyeshadow, the name was deemed a pretty controversial choice. The British beauty brand is receiving backlash for "slut-shaming" by naming their new eyeshadow and lipstick range Walk of Shame.
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In case you don't know, the walk of shame is the walk from another person's abode to your house wearing the clothes from the night before, usually after a sexual encounter. The phrase is typically directed at women in a derogatory way to make them feel guilty about having casual sex, while men are celebrated for their sexual conquests.
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I love this WALK OF SHAME how-to with my niece @sofiaschwarzkopftilbury and the SEDUCTIVE beauty @chloelloyd!! Using my NEW! Luxury Palette!! If you missed it, you can watch it NOW saved on my highlights!!! 💄👁📸🌹 #GetTheLook: ✨COMPLEXION ✨ Magic Cream Airbrush Flawless Foundation shade 7.5 Warm – COMING SOON! Magic Away Concealer shade 5&7 Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder shade 2 Filmstar Bronze and Glow Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight 👁EYES👁 Magic Vanish Colour Corrector in shade 7 – COMING SOON! Brow Lift & Legendary Brows in Super Model NEW! WALK OF SHAME Luxury Palette Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Eye Cheat Full Fat Lashes Mascara 💋LIPS💋 #HotLips 2 in Enigmatic Edward Lip Cheat in Walk of Shame Matte Revolution in Walk of Shame 💖CHEEKS 💖 Cheek to Chic in Love Glow. Exclusive to CharlotteTilbury.com, shipping to North America & Europe – we hope to ship this incredible new palette further soon darlings! - - - #CharlotteTilbury #WalkOfShame #Eyeshadow #LuxuryPalette #MatteRevolution #NEW
The palette features pink, champagne and berry tones and people were gushing over the wearable shades when the new four-pan palette was posted on Instagram. However, the name started a debate in the comment section.
Disappointed in @CTilburyMakeup new collection ‘Walk of Shame’ which names comes from a derogatory phrase which exists to publicity humiliate someone for their sexual interactions and to brand them as ‘sluts’, predominately women 👎🏻 pic.twitter.com/J8QBduApLc— abby (@bee_gail_) August 8, 2019
I love Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics, but I sadly cannot support/purchase any product with such sexist labeling as "walk of shame."— Melissa (@MJSammy3) August 12, 2019
No, the idea of a 'walk of shame' was invented by women in order to slut shame other women.— 30-50 Feral Slytherin (@mikesaysthat) August 11, 2019
"The name of this palette bugs me," one user said. Another commented: "Pillow Talk and Glowgasm, OK. But why Walk Of Shame?" a third added: "The name of this gorgeous palette is a real oversight," while a fourth continued: "Walk of shame? That's supposed to be a good name for a palette?"
Charlotte hasn't commented on the name of her palette but Walk Of Shame is actually nothing new. Charlotte Tilbury's Walk Of Shame lipstick and matching lip liner have been available for around five years.