Monday, September 29, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in B*tch Perfect

As I noted last week, I'm obsessing over pinky nude lips as of late. I'm happy to share with you today one of my new favorites- and my first (but undoubtedly not my last) purchase from Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

Can we just take a second to appreciate that glorious starring from the rose gold tube gleaming in the sun? It's downright angelic!

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipsticks retail for $32, contain 3.5g/0.12 oz, and are made in Italy. Here's a shot of the box:

Normally I'd reach for a bold shade, but with the almost universal love for B*tch Perfect I went out on a limb. It's a perfect rosy nude, although it's lighter than some of my photos would indicate.

This shot makes it look far more pink than it is, but it's the most accurate shot of the rose gold tube.

The tube itself is weighty, embossed with CT on the cap, and just oozes luxury. In the sea of dark lipstick tubes usually rattling about in my bag (NARS, Tom Ford, Chanel), this stands out. I very much appreciate the unique tube. Again, just check out the sun starring- incredible!

One of the reasons I've shied away from nudes in the past is that my highly pigmented lips overwhelm them, or they look unnatural. B*tch Perfect is perfect on me, and is full coverage with a swipe and a half.

Unlike the lighter NARS Audacious lipsticks (reviews to come), B*tch Perfect doesn't require lip exfoliation. I really like the formula- it's easy to work with, creamy but not too slippery, and lasts about 3-4 hours  (unless you're eating or drinking). In short, it's everything you'd want from a $32 lipstick.

Let me share a few swatches with you:

Only one skin swatch for you- in the sun. It looks lovely here.

B*tch Perfect is such a standout on the lips, so I have a few shots for you.

This is the closest to how it wears in the office, and everywhere but in the sun. It's just a perfectly beautiful nude:

In the sun, the peach comes out:

Overall, this is love. I've had it with me on a daily basis since I purchased. I resisted Charlotte Tilbury beauty for a few weeks after launch, and probably won't pick up anything until actual counters launch. Still, the quality is there and this is one of my new favorite lipsticks.


  1. I haven't tried the lipsticks but am not a huge fan of the eye products. A lot of folk love them but I think they are over sold. Do try them in person before ordering. Susan, London

  2. Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately, there's only one store in NYC with a physical presence at the moment. Luckily, I just purchased a number of palettes so I'm good for now. Does your warning include the eye sticks? Those are what interested me the most.


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