Hello guys! Hope you’re all having a fabulous day. Oh, how I love Thursdays; we’re so close to the weekend! Although, being on holiday, I shouldn’t complain *cough, cough*. We are going to be talking about a favourite topic of mine today. Lipstick! I promised that I would review and swatch all Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks in my collection for you and I finally got round to doing so. Let’s get ready for some seriously beautiful colours!
If you’re familiar with Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, you’ll know that formulation-wise they’re divided into two categories: Matte Revolution and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. The former are described and marketed as modern, luminous matte and the latter as moisturising and creamy. As such, I will structure the post around these two categories.
Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipsticks are her answer to the matte lip trend that’s been going on for sometime now. In my view, their “luminous matte” description is accurate. Whenever I wear a Matte Revolution lipstick, I definitely end up with a matte lip effect, but one that looks more satin than pure, solid matte. And I love this!
As with most CT products, Matte Revolution lipsticks come with benefits, so that lips feel nourished. They contain a “secret antioxidant” ingredient from the Lipstick Tree and orchid extract in order to prevent dryness and help lips look and feel soft. Matte lip=soft lip is an interesting proposition, isn’t it? I have to admit, most matte lipsticks dry my (already dry!) lips out, but these ones don’t; not to the same extent at least. They aren’t always the most comfortable, especially if I don’t moisturise my lips before application, but they haven’t exacerbated my dryness so far either. Please, keep in mind that my lips can naturally be uncomfortably dry, so I normally opt for super moisturising formulas. The mere fact that I’ve bought a few Matte Revolution lipsticks, which I love wearing, means they’re pretty good for the category they belong in.
Let’s have a look at the shades I have in my collection. I went for shades that suit my NC30 skin well and ones I can combine easily with many different looks:
You have seen me wearing Pillow Talk before here and Very Victoria here. I’ve also reviewed Pillow Talk here. No lip liner used in the pictures above. If I had to choose, Secret Salma would be my favourite. It’s a warm pink berry shade which I love. Bond Girl is more red. Pillow Talk is rose pink and very Victoria is a neutral brown-beige on me.
Charlotte’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks are my favourite ones. They are moisturising and although they include similar skincare ingredients to Matte Revolution (Lipstick Tree antioxidants), they also contain waxes for maximum comfort and hydration. They are wonderfully creamy and quite long lasting too (four hours on me without eating)!
Lets have a look at the shades:
No liner used in the pictures above, so the exact colour can show. Stoned Rose pulls off a bit orange, in a beautiful way, while Bitch Perfect and Penelope Pink are nudes. Hepburn Honey is a warm beige. Beautiful shades and so versatile! These all feel great to wear and the magically soften any dryness I might have on my lips which is an added bonus!
Let’s admire the elegance of Charlotte Tilbury packaging once more:
And when beautiful packaging is combined with great performance and great shades, we have the recipe for success! All Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks retail at £24 and can be purchased online. Check out the Hot Lips range as well, named after and inspired by 12 beautiful and successful women, such as Salma Hayek and Cindy Crawford.
Do you have any Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks? Do you like them? Which is your favourite shade or which one you have in your wish list?
Speak to you again very soon!