Friday, August 19, 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in "Miranda May" & "Secret Salma": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For Fall 2016, Charlotte Tilbury has a brand new lipstick collection with 12 gorgeous shades inspired by and created in collaboration with some of the hottest female celebrities in the world. The Hot Lips Lipsticks ($38 CAD each) are available now in stores and online and today I have swatches of "Secret Salma" for Salma Hayek and "Miranda May" for Miranda Kerr to share with you. To read on, click.......
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipsticks
The new Hot Lips Lipstick from Charlotte comes in the same tube as the Matte Revolution & K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks. The package has a shiny rose gold finish and there are decorative ridges running along the length. The lipstick tip has a very sculpted, squarish shape. It looks super cool but not great for a precise application; I had to go in with a lip brush to make sure all my edges are nicely lined. Lastly, the lipsticks have a cute smooch etching on the side.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipsticks
Both shades I have here feature a satin finish. Unlike the Matte Revolution range, though, the formulation of these are a bit sheer and thin. The silicone-y texture is not great at masking fine lines either. For the swatches below, I had to use quite a thick layer to prevent my lips from looking crease-y and dry.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipsticks
The formulation doesn't feel drying but the color is simply not as cushioning as I would prefer. "Miranda May" is a bright coral with very subtle golden sparkles and "Secret Salma" is a lovely rosy mauve. Interestingly, because the pigmentation of the lipsticks isn't super opaque, "Secret Salma" appears quite warm on my lips as my natural lip color peeks through. Overall, I really didn't love these as much as I did with the previous Tilbury lipstick ranges. The colors are lovely but the texture is just not as cushioning or as pigmented as I would have liked.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in "Miranda May"
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in "Secret Salma"
Charlotte Tilbury is available online and in stores at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom.