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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

BEAUTY || Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Offerings.

Charlotte Tilbury is a make-up goddess. Fact. No questions asked. And as a lover of all things beauty and a frequent purchaser of lipstick, I find it near impossible to resist her beautiful selection of products. Back in February, I ventured to her flagship store in Covent Garden and things got spendy in the lipstick isle. Surprise, surprise!
You don't have to tell me that these are two very similar shades - trust me, I know. At face value, these are merely two nude lipsticks. Yet to the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick fanatic, they are two very different products. 
'Bitch Perfect'
First up is blogger-cult-classic, 'Bitch Perfect'. In the online beauty community, it seems like everyone and their mother owns this versatile shade. In fact, if it hadn't been so highly recommended by my most trusted YouTubers, I don't think this colour would have even caught my eye. A honey nude with pink undertones, I'd say this is a universally pretty shade that would suit a variety of skin tones whilst also making the lips look fuller which is supposedly down the 'light infusing pigments' and blend of waxes in the formula. To be honest, I'm not sure how much I buy into these claims - they always sound too good to be true. But seeing as each lipstick retails at £23, you really can tell that you're investing in a luxury product from the subtle vanilla scent to its long-lasting formula. As part of the 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G' range, 'Bitch Perfect'  applies smoothy without dragging on the lips and has an almost cream-sheen finish. Give it a couple of hours and the colour is still there but the lipstick has turned matte which doesn't bother me in the slightest because you still get the overall effect without the constant need to touch up.
'Between the Sheets'
Then there has to be 'Between the Sheets'. Unfortunately, this was a limited edition colour released for Valentine's Day - like I said, this trip to the CT store happened way back in February. But I still thought it was worth a mention nonetheless! This is one of Tilbury's 'Matte Revolution' lipsticks and I just can't get enough of them. They apply like an absolute dream. Like the 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G' range, they go on so smoothly and don't drag - something that matte MAC lipsticks are very guilty of. The best thing about them, however, is that they are so hydrating and you don't end up with dry, chapped lips. The square head also makes the lipstick easier to apply more accurately but I personally wouldn't say that makes a huge difference. As much as I love this lipstick and its pretty everyday colour, it does take quite a lot of effort to build up layers and see how lovely this shade actually is. One or two just isn't enough and any more than that and you end up over-applying and getting lipstick all over the place. Its a shame its not more pigmented but for everyday errands it's still my first choice. 
Left - 'Bitch Perfect', Right - 'Between the Sheets'
In the past year of blogging alone, my taste in lipstick has changed dramatically. Last Summer I was all about those orange and purple shades and I've now settled on more neutral, pretty colours. Who knows, maybe I'm becoming less adventurous in my old age? Either way, Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are definitely an indulgence but oh-so-worth it for their range of colours and lovely, creamy formulas. I'd say they top my list of beauty indulgences that I couldn't bear to part with. My heart will break the day that I use up of all the limited edition 'Between the Sheets' shade, read that as testament to just how fab these lovely lipsticks are! 

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