Legend has it that there's nothing more instagrammable than a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, legend would be correct.
At Christmas my best friend got my a set of three mini Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks; it was a perfect gift because it meant i got three shades to choose from rather than just one and having never tried them before i didn't yet have a go to shade. After trying these out i instantly fell in love, with the formula, colours and well.. that packaging..
The mini set included the shades very Victoria, Red carpet red and Amazing grace, they're pictured in my what i got for Christmas post which you can view here.
Out of the three shades my favourite was amazing grace, in the pictures it looks a lot deeper than it is but its actually quite a muted pink that still manages to brighten your complexion. I feel like amazing grace is a good middle ground between a deep nude and a pink, its not too pink but its pink enough.. are we on the same page?
I didn't yet have my really "go to" day time shade but after trying the minis amazing grace was that perfect all-round shade, so i took the plunge and got the full size.
I say took the plunge and i mean took the plunge, at £24 a Charlotte tilbury lipstick isn't just something you pick up casually; i see this as both a treat and an investment - a treat because obviously this is a beautiful thing to have but an investment because i really love the shade and the formula, this is going to be something i reach for every morning over all my others.
Ever since i started wearing lipsticks i've been committed to liquid lipsticks and as much as i love the intense colour and matte finish sometimes they just get a bit much; somedays you're prepared for that all day long liquid lipstick maintenance but other days you want a quick application and comfortable wear.
I feel really like this is just the perfect formula, even though this isn't a liquid lipstick you still get a beautiful matte finish that is still somehow soft and nowhere near drying. I'm no longer wondering constantly about what state my lipstick is in, i don't have to think about flaking or drying, i can apply this straight from the bullet and know i have a highly pigmented matte lipstick on without the downsides of a liquid lipstick.
I only have a few traditional "stick" lipsticks and they've all been pretty lacking when it comes to longevity, but i was pleasantly surprised when i first wore the shade "red carpet red" on Christmas day. If you're going to put a lipstick to the test is there a better way than putting it through a whole Christmas dinner? Although this doesn't have the staying power of a liquid lipstick, for a regular lipstick this has really good staying power and the fact that its so comfortable to wear i'd pick this over a liquid lipstick any day.
I am absolutely in love with my collection of Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, although i do still have liquid lipstick days its hard to resist such a creamy comfortable matte formula.
Do you own any Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks? - Maria x
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