From their packaging to the delicately vanilla-scented formulation, Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks have a very glamourous vintage vibe. They feel super-light on your lips and contain reflective pigments that make your lips look poutier and fuller.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. in Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground is a bright hot pink. It has slightly purplish undertones when applied on my lips. The formula is very moisturizing, but it is so light and non-waxy, that it doesn't even feel like you have anything on!
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Lost Cherry - Lost Cherry is a muted orange that looks red on my lips. I was impressed that it's so matte yet leaves my lips feeling hydrated- no dry patches at all! The Matte Revolution lipsticks have square shaped bullets that replicate the shape of a lip brush. I love this feature as it made it possible to bring the lipstick right to the border of my lips, for the most coverage possible.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Blondie - This was the star product for me. I mainly use lip gloss on the center of my lips, to add moisture and dimension - and Blondie is the best gloss for this. It is so dense with gold pigments that you only need the smallest dab to add a shimmering highlight. While I prefer pairing it with brightly colored lipsticks, in this picture I layered it over a nude lipliner.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk - The Lip Cheat liners are creamy and waterproof - making it easy to "cheat" and make your lips look super plumped by lining outside of your natural lip shape. Pillowtalk is THE most popular shade, but unfortunately, the color is too light for my lips (I had to apply a concealer under it for it to show up in this photo). I do love the formula - but I think I'll need to switch to a darker shade - perhaps Hollywood Honey.
For comparison with possible dupes, I swatched the Charlotte Tilbury lip products next to some popular MAC shades. Velvet Underground is rosier than MAC's Girl About Town, Lost Cherry is more muted than MAC's Lady Danger, and Pillow Talk is lighter and pinker than MAC's Soar and Spice.
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If I had to pick a favourite from these products, I'd choose Velvet Underground topped with Blondie gloss. The lipstick is so saturated and rich, while the gloss helps make my lips look fuller - I'm wearing both of these products in this photo.
Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury Makeup? What is your favourite product?
DISCLAIMER: Charlotte Tilbury products were sent to me by PR, but I selected the shades I wanted to try.