So Charlotte Tilbury seems to be taking over makeup halls around the country and I couldn't be happier. At first, you could only buy Charlotte Tilbury makeup in the likes of Selfridges and Harrods, but now it's just recently launched online at John Lewis too. HELLO NEW BEAUTY BUY.
I'm not going to pretend it's not pricey - you don't just go and buy a load of Charlotte Tilbury products on a whim. I've been after this particular lipstick for about 8 months now and the waiting has only sweetened this glorious feeling of "YOU ARE MINE" (think of me doing my best Gollum 'my preciousss' and you got it)
Ever since Kylie Jenner hit the beauty headlines, I've been after a grown up version of the nude, polished pout that doesn't look like I'm wearing foundation on my lips. Also, my skintone is lacking that golden Kardashian klout which is great for accompanying a neutral pout.
How to wear nude lipstick? Paler skins will need a creamy, flesh toned lippie - which has warm undertones. If it's too light, too blue or too matte, there is a strong risk you will end up looking like a corpse. Or like you've been out on an all night bender. Whichever is worse for you...
Here are my new nude lip heroes.
First up is the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect £23! FIESTY ONE YOU ARE.
So K.I.S.S.I.N.G is Charlotte's signature range of 10 lipsticks which contain a secret ingredient called "the Lipstick Tree" - some sort of tropical plant from America which is an anti-oxidant that protects lips from UV damage, resulting in soft, hydrated lips.
The lipstick also has fancy light-diffusing pigments which actually leave lips with a great luminous finish. So it makes your lips look bigger and more voluptuous - WIN.
And I'm using it with theLip Cheat in PILLOW TALK £16 - basically a rich, creamy lip liner which I use to overline my lips and make them look bigger. TOP SECRET, don't tell anyone they don't naturally look like this..
The Final Result?
I've done a bit of extra over-lining here so you can see the effect. But using these products together, my lips are bigger, smoother and more moisturised too. SUPER PLEASED with this new beauty buy!!
Really can't wait to add more Charlotte Tilbury products to my collection... just need some more cash now. Hmm.
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