Charlotte Tilbury has finally come to little old Norwich. We have a small department store called Jarrold’s, which houses some of the more luxury beauty brands. It arrived in Early September with all the light and glamour that you would expect from Charlotte Tilbury. Following on from the last post all about her Magic foundation here, I made my first in-store purchase from the new stand went for the much talked about lipsticks.
Actually, I made 2 trips. The first time I wasn’t planning on buying anything. But after the store assistant tried nearly every single shade one me, I fell in love with an everyday perfect nude that is called Very Victoria. Both of the shades I picked up are from the Hot Lips collection.
All 12 shades from this range are in collaboration with celebrities for a charity called Women for Women International. I’ll briefly tell you what the charity is about for a bit of background. Established over 20 years ago, Women for Women International help women survivors of war rebuild their lives. They help provide vocational support and training to give them the fresh start they need to be more independent. You can check them out here for more info.
They come in the standard Charlotte Tilbury packaging, which is gold with CT engraved on the top. The tube clicks shut, so there’s no chance of it popping off your your bag. As with all her other lipsticks, the shape of the bullet has a square angled tip supposedly mimicking the shape of a lip brush. I’m not sure if this is actually correct, but the shape does make it easier and faster to apply. Let’s get onto the lipsticks themselves.
As I said, the first shade is Very Victoria. This shade has been developed with Victoria Beckham and to me looks like a warm nude brown. But not actually brown. Because aren’t matte lipsticks, the colour payoff isn’t amazing opaque, but is nice paired with a lip liner and feels really comfortable on the lips. They have reasonable staying power for a lipstick. But the best thing about them is they feel almost like cashmere on the lips and can be built up without going weird.
The second shade I picked up when I fell into the shop was Super Cindy. This is with Cindy Crawford and I would describe it as a lighter version of the Very Victoria. It’s still very warm and flattering, but gives a fresher peachy look instead of nude. When taking pictures of these, I noticed they contain tiny tiny bits of sparkle. This is probably the 3D effect they talk about on the website. But there is none once applied them to my lips.
These lipsticks contains lots of nourishing and moisturising ingredients. So not only are they comfortable, buildable and long lasting. They’re really good for your pout to. I would absolutely without a doubt recommend these. Priced at £23, they’re on the higher end, but totally worth it. I went for more everyday colours to get my monies worth. I mean, when’s the last time you finished a lipstick before it went funky?.. I can’t remember either. You can get them here if you’d like to check them out. The website offers the lipsticks shown on loads of skin tones too. Saving you the journey into stores!
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