Aug 31, 2018

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set review

It doesn't make me look very smart talking about a soldout limited edition from a sale that had happened a month ago, yet here you have it. This was my first foray into the ever popular Charlotte Tilbury makeup. While it wasn't my last purchase (I did buy a few more things later on), it didn't change my mixed feeling towards the brand.

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set swatch

The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set contains two different lipstick formulations in safe neutral colors plus a bestselling lipliner. The set was very well priced ($60) so I assume it was equally appealing to someone like me who wanted to experience the brand and the existing fans who can't get enough of her neutral pinks.

  • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick is sort of a classic formulation that is creamy and goes on opaque. It applies evenly and stays comfortable. The Blushing Dream color is a Nordstrom exclusive but not terribly unique that you'd regret not buying one. This soft warm pink shade seems to sit in between American Sweetheart and Duchess from the same range. Better yet, the timeless classic Revlon Pink In The Afternoon would be an excellent alternative. I've worn Blushing Dream and Pink In The Afternoon together (one on my upper lip and the other on my lower) and it looks like I'm wearing just one color although the latter is a tiny bit pinker.

  • The Matte Revolution lipstick formula lives up to the hype. The balance between the matte texture and the lasting power is rather perfect. It feels comfortable on without accentuating the liplines too much and fades away gradually. The Rose Kiss shade is something I'd call a medium rosewood. It pulls surprisingly warm and doesn't look particularly flattering on me.

  • I was excited to finally try the cult favorite Pillow Talk lipliner but I must say I am a little disappointed. The color is indeed a perfect nude shade that comes in handy in almost any situation, but I wish it applied smoother with less tugging. I don't like that I have to sharpen it, either. Not a bad lipliner, but there is no way I will pay $22 for it. If you have a budget, I'd recommend Rouge Bunny Rouge lip pencils (currently on sale at $12) instead. Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliners are so good for the price as well.

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set swatches

I've put a face together using some of the Charlotte Tilbury stuff I have. I thought about doing a Look Book post but wasn't very happy with the outcome so here we have an overall look photo instead. Scroll further down for the makeup items used for this look.

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set look

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set look

Bottom line good stuff but underwhelming. Charlotte Tilbury has been consistently well-received and even raved by many beauty enthusiasts but for some reason, I've always hesitated.  Despite the obviously nice quality, the color range and the aesthetics of the brand aren't exactly what I look for in makeup. I admit that I am still curious about her eyeshadows but I think I can wait for a little while, maybe till her next limited edition.

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