Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W., Kidman's Kiss, Super Cindy Hot Lips Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky beige with warm undertones and a creamy, natural sheen. This shade is part of the original Kissing formula, so it is much creamier, a little weightier, and has more slip than the Matte Revolution range. It was also hydrating and more comfortable to wear over time, though this particular shade ended up applying somewhat streaky due to the amount of slip and the lighter color. It had semi-opaque coverage that did well into my lip lines over time. On me, it lasted for three and a half hours. MAC MCizzle (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics As If (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Abigail (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Oblivious (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Weirdo (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Shining Peach (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Automatic (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Earthling (DC, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $19.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Calm Heat (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Influentially It (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $19.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Phantom (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It is part of the Matte Revolution formula. It had medium, buildable pigmentation, which is in line with the formula, that goes on without tugging on the lips but tended to emphasize every imperfection on my lips. The color also pulled into lip lines noticeably after two hours of wear, while the lipstick lasted closer to four hours overall. I found it neither drying nor hydrating. Givenchy Nude Cachemire (101) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycrisp (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Lip Priming Balm (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Fresh Coral (309) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Penny Pincher (LE, $8.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Isla (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty River (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Achiote (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Marisa (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Angel Lips (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Heavenly (08) (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nicki's Nude (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC French Silk (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Cle de Peau Lotus Flower (P, $65.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). YSL Corail Intuitive (15) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Sephora Strong as Helle (27) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Pink in the Afternoon (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Laura Mercier Coral Clair (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable coverage that applied easily without dragging or skipping on the lips. The texture had some slip, and as a result, it wasn’t as matte as some shades in the Matte Revolution range, but it was more comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating after the three hours it lasted. Estee Lauder Dreamlike (904) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia #1 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Naked Coral (P, $7.99) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Honey Pink (P, $7.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Kiss (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Raw Seduction (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Flower Beauty Petal Kiss (P, $6.98) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Brun Pale (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #01 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Soccer Mom (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty River (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Zoe (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury In Love with Olivia (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shakedown (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Princess Incognito (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Highway (LE, $40.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Instigator (LE, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) has two variations–the original, Kissing, and the matte, Matte Revolution, both of which are featured in the Hot Lips collection. The Kissing formula is supposed to be pigmented and luminous, while also being hydrating, while the Matte Revolution formula is designed to be matte, buildable, hydrating, and long-wearing in a matte finish. The Kissing range is creamier, light-medium in weight, comfortable and hydrating, and average wearing (three to five hours with most shades). The Matte Revolution formula feels velvety, thinner and somewhat clingy (I find that they can sometimes emphasize the texture of my lips or highlight imperfections), wear four to six hours, and are drying to lightly hydrating. Both formulas have a sweet, vanilla scent with no discernible taste.

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Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick

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Katherine T. Avatar

Yeah, I wasn’t too impressed when I saw some of the initial swatches for the lighter shades in this range -they looked cakey, uneven, and/or settled into lip lines. I know lighter shades are harder to get right, but at this price point, it has to look at least decent.

Mariella Avatar

It’s funny but I dislike the shape of the “bullets” of these lipsticks so much that even if they were readily available where I am and even if they cost less, I honestly don’t think I would buy them. I don’t know what it is but I just really react negatively to the look of the lipstick bullet.

Nancy Avatar

Charlotte Tilbury makes some of the best nude lipsticks out there. I recently purchased Kim KW, and though it is quite pale, is beautiful on warm complexions. This is my fifth CT lipstick, and I appreciate the new squared off tip (similar to the original matte formula design) which makes application more precise.
I love the KISSING lipstick formulation, so much that I use these almost exclusively in my daily rotation! I find them comfortable, long wearing, and not drying at all.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

Not very good results for over $30.00 per tube. The first color is much too chalky for my taste also. Complete pass.

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