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.
WHAT MAKES HOLLYWOOD LIPS MAGIC:
· 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 Liaisons.
Have you picked up anything from Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood collection?
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