Swatches of all my Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks
I gotta say Charlotte Tilbury makeup was one of the first luxury brands I ventured into. Back when I was still in Uni and didn’t have much money this brand was so much coveted. It was like an out-of-reach luxury item I that I can only window shop. Finally when I started to work and started earning money, the brand became more affordable. And my collection grew. Not just the lipsticks, her other products are also amazing but in this post I will only write about the lipsticks.
Charlotte Tilbury started as a makeup artist and turned into a brand creator.
This is part of her story:
As a determined young makeup artist, I was persistent. I was constantly building my network of professional peers including photographers, models and stylists – many of whom I still work with today. The 1990s – the era of supermodels who epitomised glamorous beauty and really embraced hair and makeup artistry – were inspiring and formative for me. I believe that every woman wants to feel beautiful, powerful and sexy and that makeup is a great way to achieve this. Makeup gives you INSTANT CONFIDENCE. It’s about feeling as fabulous on the outside as you do on the inside.
Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world.
I mean will you just look at those brand new Tilbury lipsticks! I just can’t resist the feel of new lipstick bullets! GAH
OK let’s start from the matte formula first. At first she came out with the Matte Revolution formula, and later on added the Hot Lips line (lipsticks inspired by celebrities Charlotte has worked with).
Let’s begin with the official description:
Matte Revolution - the words on everyones lips!
Create the illusion of fuller, wider lips with my Matte Revolution – for lips that look lit from within.
It’s a trick I use all the time on photo shoots, using lighting trickery, pigments and powders, and have been working for years to re-create this effect in the slick of 1 lipstick. Now everyone can create this full, matte lip effect in a long-lasting, buildable, hydrating formula – it’s the matte lipstick of the future!
Exclusively enriched with Lipstick Tree extract which protects lips and is a natural anti-oxidant, and Orchid Extract which soothes and hydrates for a soft, buildable cashmere finish. Layer and build the color to create the intensity you want, from a light-as-air matte stain to dramatic full-velvet coverage. Color glides on easily and precisely, thanks to the specially shaped square-tip, inspired by the classic shape of a lip brush.
p.s. I have no idea what the “Lipstick Tree extract” is.
I think this formula is one of the best matte lipsticks on the market. OK I may have some other brands that I love as well, but Tilbury is definitely on top of my list. It glides on smoothly, giving a “a soft, buildable cashmere finish”. That part really is true. It’s matte, but very comfortable on the lips. I’d say it’s a soft matte finish. These also last pretty long too.
This was the description from the website: Sexy Sienna is inspired by Sienna Miller, a golden coral to partner with sun-kissed skin, think Gisele and Veruschka
English Beauty, Pillow Talk, and Legendary Queen are limited edition/seasonal shades that were launched in special occasions, so I could not find the official description of the shades anymore.
OK below are swatches of the four shades I own.
OK next are the Hot Lips! I got 5 shades, all are permanent. All are in the matte formula.
Here’s the official description:
Get a celebrity-inspired lip look with the Hot Lips lipstick collection. Created in collaboration with some of the world’s most fabulous and inspiring celebrity women, these are lipsticks that make a statement! Whether you choose a matte or satin finish, you can find the perfect shade to suit you for a polished lip look every day.
Lipstick is POWERFUL. It has the ability to completely change your state of mind: It can boost your CONFIDENCE, pick you up when you're feeling down, RE-ENERGIZE YOU, add INSTANT GLAMOUR to any outfit and immediately enhance your beauty - there's HAPPINESS in every tube!
All the shades are inspired by women Charlotte has worked with.
Introducing my new collection of 16 HOT LIPS Lipsticks, featuring 4 bestselling favorites, inspired by and in collaboration with some of the world’s most inspiring celebrity women, including Miranda Kerr, Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Kate Bosworth, Laura Bailey, Cindy Crawford, Helena Bonham-Carter, Liv Tyler, Emily Ratajkowski, Carina Lau, Poppy Delevingne, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Kim Kardashian-West.
I have 5 shades:
Kim.K.W. - The perfect nude lip for a kissable pout
Kidman’s Kiss - Rose petal-pink matte lipstick
Super Cindy - Muted nude matte lipstick
Miranda May - Muted nude matte lipstick
Hot Emily - Muted nude matte lipstick
And the swatches! Kim K.W. is not as pale as it looks in the tube.
OK more photos of the matte lipsticks. I just couldn’t resist posting more photos haha.
OK next is the cream formula. Officially named the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipsticks
Here’s the Charlotte’s description:
This is my fail-safe recipe for perfect lips… Enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient, the Lipstick Tree, an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible. Blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that ensure you leave a lasting impression!
K.I.S.S.I.N.G is my signature range of 10 lipsticks curated with modern and classic icons in mind. It is a capsule colour wardrobe of backstage nudes to red carpet reds made to suit any skin tone. Perfect, full, kissable lips really do grow on trees…
These are in a lovely cream formula. I mean I have many cream lipsticks, but these are also on top of my list. There are many shades of m=nude and MLBB shades, so you’re certain to find one that fits. I love using these shades when I’m doing a smokey eye.
I own 5 shades:
Penelope Pink- Nude lipstick with pink undertones
Hepburn Honey - Moisturising light peach lipstick. This is a really leans brown, and kinda made me look old, so I didn’t use it much. I bet it’s great for mature women though.
Bitch Perfect - Nude lipstick with pink undertones. The name does sound a bit controversial right? But the shade really is awesome. I wear it really often.
American Sweetheart - this was a limited edition and so I couldn’t find the shade description. But it is a great MLBB shade.
The Duchess - Nude lipstick with pink undertones
So that’s it! If you’re interested in reading my review of other Charlotte Tilbury products, check out the link below.