Charlotte Tilbury is a well known British makeup artist. She is known to work on celebrities and supermodels like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Her makeup collection launched in the US last fall. The only item I have from her collection so far is the Filmstar Bronze & Glow (which I love). I was very upset when her matte lipsticks didn’t launch in the US. After patiently waiting, these lipsticks finally became available! They are only available for a couple more weeks on her website. It took me a couple of days to decide which ones to buy because I really wanted all of them. I ended up purchasing Red Carpet Red and Lost Cherry. She claims these lipsticks can create a fuller looking lip with a “long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula.” They are available for $32.
Left-Lost Cherry, Right- Red Carpet Red
The rose gold packaging is simple yet elegant. I also love how the shape of the lipstick is square. It actually made it a lot easier to apply. The lipsticks are very smooth, creamy, and easy to apply. You can wear these with a light layer as a stain or you can build it up for a richer color.
Left- Lost Cherry, Right- Red Carpet Red
This one is definitely the brightest of the bunch (perfect for spring and summer). It’s described as a “pastel fuchsia.”
Red Carpet Red
This is your typical Hollywood red carpet color. It’s described as a “true ruby red.”
The formula of these lipsticks remind me of the NARS Audacious except the NARS are a lot more pigmented. However, I think these lipsticks were meant be buildable. I think I prefer NARS Audacious lipsticks. I haven’t worn these for over 2 hours so I can’t give you a full review. I don’t want to say I’m disappointed in these lipsticks but I’m not amazed by any means. I prefer more of a matte finish and these feel like a satin/matte. If you love creamy somewhat matte lipsticks then I would pick one of these up! Overall, I am happy I made the purchase. I’m thinking about purchasing Love Liberty. We’ll see how they wear for a full day soon!
Wanna start wearing bright lipsticks but not sure if you want spend money? Or are you on a budget? Then this post is for you! I knew these lipsticks were very affordable so I decided to try some out. I purchased 3 shades (in order of swatches): 965 Cherry Picking, 970 Purty Persimmon, and 908C Sugar Plum Fairy. These lipsticks are super pigmented and claim to have a semi-matte long-lasting finish. I would agree with the semi-matte but not sure about lasting over 4 hours. I’d say a good 2-3 hours. A lip liner can easily expand the longevity. For less than $2, these babies are pretty impressive. They do leave a major stain, but if you like that look you can always apply and then blot. The formula is pretty thick, so they’re tough to apply. The packaging isn’t the best but hey, you get what you pay for.
Cherry Picking is actually my favorite out of the 3. It is a very pretty pinkish red color. It was the most pigmented and easiest to apply. You can get away with not wearing a lip liner. I’d say MAC’s All Fired up is similar except it’s more matte.
Purty Persimmon was my least favorite out of the three. Although it’s a very beautiful red orange, I don’t think it applied well. I feel like it didn’t give an even color so I had to run my lip liner over it. It also seemed a bit clumpy. The closest lipstick I have to this is MAC’s Lady Danger. Purty Persimmon is a lot less matte.
Sugar Plum Fairy
Sugar Plum Fairy is a gorgeous deep berry color. As soon as I saw this in the store I knew it was going to be similar to MAC’s Rebel. A lip liner is a must with this one because it’s not pigmented enough. If you look in the picture you’ll notice how the middle of the bottom lip isn’t as pigmented.
I paired these with the NYX Slim Lip Pencils (which are amazing btw). I used the colors Orange, Pinky, and Deep Purple. They ended up working perfectly with the lipsticks. You could also wear these lip liners alone, just dab some chapstick on your lips first. These run about $3.50 and can be found at Ulta or Target. Wet n Wild can be found at most drug stores. Ulta often has NYX buy 1 get one 50% off. Same with Walgreens and Rite Aid for Wet n Wild. I give these lipsticks a thumbs up for the price!
So get outta your little scaredy pants and put on some bright lipstick! It doesn’t matter what skin color you have these would look pretty on everyone, especially Cherry Picking and Sugar Plum Fairy. Don’t ever think a shade will not look good on you, more than likely you just aren’t used to it. So rock that lipstick and embrace your beauty!
Today’s lipstick of the day is the NARS Audacious lipstick in Charlotte. I’m soooooo ready for Spring but I’m not ready to say goodbye to my dark red and berry lipsticks! This color is described as an “oxblood burgundy.” I don’t really have anything else like it. It’s a nice deep red with a blue undertone.
These lipsticks have a satin, semi-matte finish. They feel nice on the lips and aren’t drying at all. They are so opaque all you need is one swipe! This color lasts a good 5-6 hours and leaves a good stain. Even though the price tag is a bit hefty ($32), I’d say they are worth it! I also suggest trying out Anita.
Oh and no liner needed with this baby!
I FINALLY get to talk about all the lipsticks I wear. This is one of the biggest reasons why I was so excited to start this blog!
Kat Von D- Backstage Bambi, NARS- Costa Smeralda
Today’s lipstick choice is Backstage Bambi by Kat Von D. These liquid lipsticks are by far my favorite formula. They are super long lasting and do not transfer AT ALL. This color is a vivid hot pink with a blue undertone. If you don’t like extra drying lipsticks then try MAC Pink Pigeon.
I lined my lips with NARS Velvet Lip Liner in Costa Smeralda. I was so excited when NARS came out with these last fall because I am such a fan of the Velvet Lip Pencils. These liners are also long lasting and will prevent any feathering. I will say they are a bit tough to apply and can even be a little sticky. It doesn’t bother me because of the color pay off and longevity make it worth it.
I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day. My husband and I decided to go on a mini road trip to Portland! Yay for yummy food and tax free shopping! Happy weekend!