Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips - Miranda May and Very Victoria

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Charlotte Tilbury just launched a new lipstick collection titled Hot Lips. The shades are inspired by various celebrities and the collection includes a few repromotes of previously released shades. The lipsticks have one of two formulas - K.I.S.S.I.N.G., which is a cream, or Matte Revolution, which is, as the name suggests, matte. I already own a Matte Revolution shade (Bond Girl), so I wanted to purchase a couple of colors in that formula since I already know that I love it. I chose the new shade Miranda May and also one of the repromotes, Very Victoria.

It was very hard to narrow down from the selection - all of the colors really are beautiful. My one complaint is that the shades appear very different on the Charlotte Tilbury website and press photos than they do swatched anywhere else. For example, the Super Cindy shade looks like a brownish nude on the CT website and is described by CT on her Instagram as a 90's Nude, but all of the blog swatches I have seen have described the shade as peachy and it appears that way in photos (see Temptalia, Beauty Professor, and The Beauty Look Book). I wish that the shades appeared more as they really are, as I really wanted some of the colors based on how they looked on the CT site (Super Cindy, Kidman's Kiss, and Secret Salma), but decided to pick up different choices based on real swatches.  If you are looking to purchase these, I highly suggest you do not go by the press photos and instead look at blogger pictures.

As I said, I really do like the Matte Revolution formula. It is not a matte in the sense that a lot of mattes do not have any shine or luminosity to them at all. These give the lips a nice glow despite not being a shiny product. I also like that they are not drying, as I tend to have drier lips and cannot wear ultra matte shades. I do prep the lips with a little bit of balm so that they go on smoothly and lasting power is decent (3-4 hours depending on how much I eat/drink).

Swatches in full sunlight:

Swatches in shade:

Lip swatch of Miranda May:

Lip swatch of Very Victoria:

Ingredients list:

Overall, I am happy with my two picks and think I may also purchase Secret Salma (even though it is not the exact shade I loved in the CT photos, I do still really like the color). The lipsticks retail for $32 each and are available at Charlotte Tilbury, Beautylish (where I got mine), Selfridges, and Nordstrom. $2 from each purchase does go to the charity Women for Women International. Have you bought any of these? Do you have any other Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks?

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