I discovered the majesty that is British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s collection about two years ago and I was hooked. If you haven’t tried her blushes, do yourselves a favor and get yourself one. Or two. Or all of them.
That being said, my favorite product is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick ($32). I remember hearing about them in 2014 and not being able to buy them stateside until 2015–almost 7 months later. It was torture waiting to get my hands on those beauties. As with other Charlotte Tilbury products, these lipsticks were worth the wait.
They’re matte, but they’re anything but flat and boring. These mattes are magnificent, y’all! Their luminous 3D pigments make your lips appear fuller, they’re moisturizing and feel buttery on, and they wear all day. These are the anti-matte matte lipstick. I quickly collected a handful of shades that I’ve worn to death this past year.
Imagine my delight of the brand new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips collection, which includes 12 NEW shades of Matte Revolution lipsticks. No seriously, imagine it.
The Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips collection consists of 16 shades in total: 12 new and 4 favorites*, inspired by celebrities:
Electric Poppy–cerise cherry; Poppy Delevingne
Miranda May–pinky coral; Miranda Kerr
Hot Emily–1970’s coral; Emily Ratajkowski
Secret Salma–deep rose plum; Salma Hayek
Hel’s Bells–magenta mulberry; Helena Bonham Carter
Super Cindy–1990’s warm taupe nude; Cindy Crawford
Carina’s Love–screen siren red; Carina Lau
Kidman’s Kiss–rose petal pink; Nicole Kidman
Liv It Up–rosebud; Liv Tyler
Bosworth’s Beauty–1950’s retro pink; Kate Bosworth
Tell Laura–geranium red; Laura Bailey
Kim K.W.–palest nude pink; Kim Kardashian West
Penelope Pink*–pink nude; Penelope Cruz
Nude Kate*–perfect nude; Kate Moss
Sexy Sienna*–golden coral; Sienna Miller
Very Victoria*–cool taupe nude; Victoria Beckham
I ended up splurging on Miranda May, Super Cindy, Secret Salma and Hel’s Bells. All are gorgeous against my pale skin/dark hair, but the real MVP here is Hel’s Bells. It’s an extremely flattering deep plum berry shade that lasts pretty much all day. We’re talking, it survived meals and coffee breaks and I still had an excellent stain by bedtime. It’s probably one of my favorite lipsticks of all-time, ladies. That’s high praise if you know anything about my stash.
(Hel’s Bells is) one of my favorite lipsticks of all-time, ladies. That’s high praise if you know anything about my stash.
If any of these new shades tickle your fancy, try to get these in the next 2 months–$2 from each lipstick will go towards the charity Women for Women International, which assists female survivors of war, during the first 2 months of sale. Not only can you look good but you’re doing good!
we heartsters, have any of you tried Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipsticks? Which Hot Lips is on your wishlist? Let’s hear about it in the comments!
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush