Not very often I indulge in luxurious makeup but every now and then I feel like treating myself to something from the high shelves. And today I want to share with you swatches and my thoughts on two Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks from her new Hot Lips range I bought recently.
Charlotte Tilbury created 12 new shades inspired by celebrities she closely worked with and teamed up with Women For Women International charity to help to raise awareness and donate £1 from every Hot Lips lipstick sold in the first two months of sales (why only a pound and for such a limited time only??).
I've only tried one Charlotte Tilbury lipstick before, it was Kiss Chase from her Fallen From The Lipstick Tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G. range and I was very impressed with the formula, so this time I decided to pick shades from the Luminous Modern Matte range.
Just like all Charlotte Tilbury products these lipsticks ooze luxury, from the beautiful, rose golden, weighty packaging to the fancily shaped lipstick itself with a cute embossing of lips on the bullet.
Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed with the pigmentation of both lipsticks. I was expecting a full on, opaque in one swipe, colour but I need to build up them quite a bit to achieve results like on the swatches below, and you should agree that they don't look as impressive as the lip swatches from Charlotte Tilbury website, especially Miranda May.
Also, after using each lipstick a few times I noticed that the back of the bullet is getting snicked, almost if the lipstick is too soft, I try to be careful with it and not press it hard against my lips but it's still happening. It's definitely a minor fault but I think it's worth mentioning since we're talking about lipsticks that costs £23 each.
This shade is much sheerer then I was expecting it to be and it contains very tiny silver micro-glitter. I need a few layers to achieve the opacity like in the picture above. The lipstick will accentuate dry skin so your lips need to be in a good condition. It lasts well with only drinking but with any food involved you will need to reapply it afterwards. Having said all that I still like it, it feels very comfortable on the lips, the finish is satin with a slight sheen to it and the colour is a wearable, pretty soft coral. I think this particular shade will benefit from a matching lip liner to make the colour pop a bit more and extend it's longevity.
The pigmentation of this shade is more impressive but I still need to layer it up to achieve full opacity. Its finish is more of a true satin, the lipstick feels very comfortable on the lips and lasts well for a few hours depending how much you eat and drink in that time, it needs to be reapplied after a meal but survives light snacking. Although the shade is quite bright I didn't notice it feathers outside the lip line which is great.
Overall I have a bit of mixed feelings about these two lipsticks from the Luminous Modern Matte range, they feel lovely on the lips, they wear well, they look beautiful on the vanity but I wasn't very impressed with the pigmentation and for £23 I wanted to be. Just like I was every single time when I bought Nars Audacious lipsticks which are in the same price range.
Have you bought any of the Hot Lips lipsticks? What's your opinion on the Luminous Modern Matte lipstick range from Charlotte Tilbury?