Like everyone I know, I have been utterly smitten with the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick line ever since she launched her first few shades as part of her makeup brand. They are very luxurious lipsticks, so buying one is definitely a personal splurge, but I’ve collected a small handful now so I thought I’d share the shades I have and love in this blog post. I’ve actually since purchased the shade Love Liberty as well, but it’s yet to arrive, so it hasn’t been featured here (but I’m sure you’ll see it in a post sometime soon!). On a side note, my lips are exceptionally dry right now because of Accutane, so I’ve had to apply Vaseline before doing the lip swatches. My lips do look awful right now, but I always prefer seeing colours on the lips as opposed to on my arm, so that’s why I’ve done them anyway!
My most recent lipstick purchase was the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection Lipstick in Super Cindy. This shade is inspired by Cindy Crawford, a beautiful luminous matte nude shade with peach-brown undertones. I like putting a light layer of this on for a really fresh, neutral lip option throughout Spring. It is quite matte, but because I’ve had to put Vaseline on underneath, it does look a little glossier in the swatch.
The next shade is one I love to reach for if I’m in the mood for some pink. It’s the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection Lipstick in Secret Salma, inspired by Salma Hayek. It’s a gorgeous deep, rose pink which compliments so many skin tones and really works with both neutral and dramatic eye looks. Again, it’s more matte by itself but because of Vaseline…well, you get the idea.
I have been raving about the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, to the point where I’ve even bought a backup for when my first tube runs out! It’s honestly my perfect nude lip – a my lips but better matte which works well with everything. I love this shade, and I know that as soon as I’m off Accutane, I will be able to love it even more. I do hope it’s not limited edition because I can see this being a serious long-term favourite. I’m actually giving a brand new tube of this shade away on my Instagram, so if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, check out the post over there.
The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red was my first ever Charlotte Tilbury splurge and I’ve had it for a while. It’s a very classic red, bright, vibrant and a real statement lip. The colour is rich in pigment, it doesn’t fade easily and it wears beautifully. Definitely an evening shade for me, and an all time favourite red.
I love the formula of all of these lipsticks, they honestly are such beautiful pieces that are worth every penny to me. They are definitely a sparing purchase, but I treasure them a lot. I know there are so many more shades that I want to try but for now, I’m happy with the little collection I have, and I feel like each shade works for me. I tend to opt for nudes and pinks because they’re the most wearable shades for me – but in my opinion – whether you’re looking for a bright shade or a neutral shade – Charlotte Tilbury is definitely the Queen of lipstick.
Have you tried any from the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick range?
Which are your favourite shades?