I love Charlotte Tilbury as a brand.  I dig the Rose Gold packaging and admire the products the brand offers to empower us ordinary women.  When Charlotte Tilbury announced the Hollywood Lips Liquid Matte Lipsticks, I knew I had to try some. Charlotte Tilbury and liquid matte lipstick? A match made in heaven in my book!

Charlotte Tilbury releases 10 shades of the Hollywood Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks.  As usual, deciphering the shades online for me was quite a task.  So I had to wait until the line was readily available at the counters to check them out.  I did some serious swatching at the counter:)  Personally I found some of the shades run very similar on my skin tone and mostly have warm undertones.  I was drawn to a few shades, the ones with names as I took mental notes of them.  I decided on Best Actress to try.

What Charlotte says:

Darlings, contour your lips in one single swipe for a fuller, velvety soft Hollywood pout!My Hollywood Lips inBest Actress has all the anti-aging ingredients you need to create high impact colour with a second skin feel. This buildable, soft creamy brown shade glides on seamlessly like a gloss yet feels completely weightless–like lingerie for your lips! This shade is a soft, creamy nude brown, ideal for everyday glamour.


· Weightless, long-lasting formula

· Beeswax protects your lips against drying out – providing nourishment & a comfortable feel

· Anti-ageing sea lavender, hyaluronic acid & collagen boosting actives slowing down signs of ageing for smooth, plump lips

· Buildable formula can be dialed up from a soft matte look to a gorgeous, pigmented lip without caking or cracking

· Hug applicator to bottom lip to cover completely and use the thinner tip to define and trace your upper lip to cheat a wider top lip. Crescent applicator mimics the natural curve of your lips for a contour effect.

• Fill: 6.8g.

This is my first experience with a ballerina doe-foot applicator and it’s a good one.  The applicator hugs and moves with your lip curvatures offering a smooth and precise application. You can use the flat end to outline and shape your lips.

Now let’s take a closer look at Best Actress.  She is a flattering peachy brown with a warm undertone, a perfect easy everyday shade.  I love the pigmentation of Best Actress, opaque in one wipe.  The texture was smooth, creamy and a mousse-like.  Best Actress glides and spreads across my lips effortlessly.  The finish is a soft matte.  Best Actress doesn’t dry down completely nor is transfer-proof.  It feels light and comfortable on my lips.  It has a creamy feel on the lips, you would love it if that is your preference.  The longevity of Best Actress is pretty good.  I get a good 4-5 hours of perfect wear.  You can re-apply Best Actress without it looking un-even or patchy.  As expected, the lip product wears away with any drink or food consumption.

Due to the mousse-like and thicker formula, when you pull out the applicator from the tube, the product tend to gather on end of the applicator.  Make sure you take off the excess, remember a little goes a long way!  I find the best way to apply is to spread a thin coat then layer up if desired.  This will ensure a smooth finish without the product depositing into the lip lines.

So there you have it, Charlotte Tilbury Best Actress is a fabulous winner in my collection.  I look forward to checking out the shades at the other end of the colour spectrum from the collection, Screen Siren and Dangerous Liaison.

You can find Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks online, Cult Beauty or John Lewis.

Have you picked up anything from Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood collection?

Thank you for being here today!

Much love always,



  1. 16th September 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing your review as well as swatches on these newbies. Love the shade you had chosen and feel confident enough that there might be a shade or two that caught my eyes. Thanks for making me spend more Sandy 😘

    • Sandy
      16th September 2017 / 5:17 pm

      I did opt for an easy shade to try first. Nevertheless, Best Actress can definitely add some glamour to my everyday life lol Can’t wait to see what you would choose. Thank you for stopping by Anxhela! Happy weekend!xo

  2. sassypout
    17th September 2017 / 2:02 pm

    This is really pretty shade but I’m more interested in pinky shades on your hand swatch (pinky nudes or mauvy shades look better on me)

    • Sandy
      18th September 2017 / 10:11 am

      They swatched really nice! Hope you have a chance to check them out!xo

  3. 17th September 2017 / 4:21 pm

    CT is one of my fave lipsticks brand ! Really amazing ! And Dangerous Liaison as Screen Siren caught my eyes ! Thanks for the review ! xx

    Kédidja |

    • Sandy
      17th September 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Dangerous Liaison and Screen Siren are fabulous! Perfect for Fall! Thanks for reading lovely!xo

  4. 17th September 2017 / 10:28 pm

    I am curious about the mousse like texture now!! And the tip looks great as well! Might have to try! Thanks for sharing Sandy!

    • Sandy
      18th September 2017 / 10:10 am

      I adore that doe-foot applicator! If you like non-drying liquid lipsticks, these are definitely worth checking out! Thanks for reading Lyna!xo

  5. Sandra Heleno
    20th September 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Love the shades u picked up 💖

    • Sandy
      20th September 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you! It’s a flattering nude! Thank you for stopping by!xo

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