Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 collection, review & swatches!

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Sometimes, when I've nothing else to be doing, I like to think about what it would be like to have a lipstick named after me.  What would she look like?  What would she be called?  Would she be glossy or matte?  And would I be able to use a swipe up link to sell it? #affiliate #ad #sp #wishfulthinking

While that will never happen, I've got the Hot Lips 2 collection from Charlotte Tilbury to distract me and keep me busy.  Inspired by 11 incredible icons, none of which are me, Charlotte has created a whopper collection with some nudes, neutrals and some packing a bit more of a punch.   Charlotte has teamed up with Women for Women International and has pledged £1,000,000 from the Hot Lips 2 sales to this charity.



I've got a lot of photos to show you and have a video at the bottom of the post showing all of the shades in action on my lips and on my hand, hopefully helping you decide which of the shades might be the one!  Some of the lipsticks have the KISSING formulas while others have the Matte Revolution formulas.  All feel dreamy and creamy on, some are more glossy while others have a more matte finish, but none are drying or cakes.  Let's get stuck in shall we?



Dancefloor Princess was inspired by Kylie Minogue and is described as being a pretty, cool-girl pink.   I must not be cool because I think this is a bit pale for my complexion, but it's really comfortable on and is one for those who love their nudey pinks.


Angel Alessandra is one for the peachy nude lovers and is lovely and warm on me.  I think it would look better on me with a tan or a bit more bronzer, but no matter what, I'll never look remotely like Alessandra Ambrosio, but that's ok.


I'm in love with In Love With Olivia.  Inspired by Olivia Palermo, this is a really flattering pink to wear.  It's got elements of mauve and has a dusky hint to it, and it's one of my favourites.


If you're after something a bit more daring, channel your inner Susan Sarandon, and rock Red Hot Susan.  This is wonderfully opaque, feels lovely on the lips and is a great one for red lovers this summer.


JK Magic is described as a nude-rose lipstick, but on me, it's just nude.  Nudey McNuderson wingardium leviosaaaa.  It looks paler in real life compared to the photo below and I think it's a shade  I'd have to wear with a liner, just to give my lips a birra definition.  But I love the creamy finish on it so I do.  PS It's totally inspired by JK Rowling in case you didn't get it.


I'm being very gracious here when I say that I don't hold it against Sofia Vergara for marrying my future husband Joe Manganiello.  Her lipstick, Viva La Vergara is a grand shade of wine and will be rocking my world in the autumn no doubt.  But is she really happy with Joe, that's what I want to know.


Carina's Star is inspired by Hong Kong actress Carina Lau and even though I don't know who she is, I think we could be pals because she has great taste in lipsticks.  This shade is a wearable and not too in your face peachy coral that was made for me.


Glowing Jen was inspired by Rachel Green.  Or Jennifer Aniston, whichever.  I think it's my favourite of the whole collection because it's a wearable tawny rosey browny shade that's really hard to describe but will be a permanent fixture in my handbag.


I knew I was going to love Amazing Amal, inspired by Amal Clooney, as soon as I saw it in action on Charlotte's instagram feed.  It's a shade that instantly makes my eyes look greener and if you love your berry lipsticks, you're going to love this one.


I love that Patsy Red was inspired by Charlotte's Mam and I need to investigate this Patsy some more because she must be great craic if she was turned into a red lip!  This is more of a true statement red compared to Red Hot Susan.


As I type out this post, I realise that I never took a photo wearing Enigmatic Edward, inspired by Vogue's Editor in Chief Edward Enninful.  It's a hydrating lip conditioner that feels comfortable on and has shea butter, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera in it, everything that my poor scaldy lips need!

And there we have the photos.  Click the video below to see me applying each shade to my hand and lips and I talk you through my four favourites from the range.  Each of the lipsticks are €35 each and refills are €23 online only.

Which is your favourite?

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