Best & Worst of Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks

01/01

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks Swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks Swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes five shades from the KISSING formula and five shades from the Matte Revolution formula for a total of 10 new shades. They’re now sold in refillable packaging and can be purchased as refills, too, though I haven’t seen the case sold separately.

Shades like Glowing Jen and In Love with Olivia show the KISSING formula at its best–creamy, luminous color that’s comfortable and flattering to wear, while Angel Alessandra showed the pitfalls of such a creamy formula.  Red Hot Susan yielded a matte finish that was kind to lips, while Carina’s Star was unflattering applied.

The KISSING formula is supposed to be pigmented and luminous, while also being hydrating. It has a creamier, lightweight consistency that’s comfortable to wear and to apply with a moderately hydrating formula to back it. I find that some of the creamier shades can sit in my lip lines a bit, but it really depends on the shade on how noticeable it is in person. The wear ranges from three to five hours (reds and the like). There’s a faint, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

The Matte Revolution formula is supposed to have “long-lasting color” that’s “buildable” with “glowing pigments” that give the “illusion of wider, fuller lips.” Some shades are buildable while others are fairly pigmented in one stroke. The consistency was more velvety, lightweight, and thin without being clingy or drying over time. I found that some shades were flattering on, as they didn’t emphasize lip texture or get into my lip lines, while other shades gravitated into my lip lines. They wore between three and five hours and were typically non-drying. There was no discernible scent or taste

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Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
5
B
4
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%
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If I do buy one, it will likely be Glowing Jen or something else I have no dupe of, but that graded and performed well. At the moment, I feel lip product burnout, though! LOL 🤯

I’m fighting the urge to buy one of these because of the name. It’s a silly reason to buy a lipstick, especially because I have a good dupe.

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