Thursday 2 April 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick In Coachella Coral

Hello Lovelies, 

Today I have a post about a lipstick and if you know me well you'll know theres two beauty products I adore, well I adore all beauty products but in particular, nail polish and lipstick. I have also fallen in love with the Charlotte Tilbury brand recently too so those two things should be a match made in heaven right? Keep reading to find out...

I was lucky to receive some Charlotte Tilbury products for both Christmas and my birthday and I have quite a few products now,  I love the brand and when I received this lipstick in the shade Coachella Coral from my daughters boyfriend for my birthday I was instantly in love. 

The packaging is a rose gold case with the CT logo on the lid and Charlotte Tilbury stamped around the bullet casing, it reminds me very much of the Estee Lauder all day lipsticks.  I really like the colour, I love wearing coral on my lips throughout spring and summer, it's one of my go to colours so I couldn't wait to try this lipstick. Coachella Coral is one of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks from Charlotte's collection, there are 11 shades in total and they are priced at £23.00 each.

What Charlotte Tilbury Says About The Lipstick

This is my fail-safe recipe for perfect lips… Enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient, the Lipstick Tree, an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible. Blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that ensure you leave a lasting impression!
K.I.S.S.I.N.G is my signature range of 11 lipsticks curated with modern and classic icons in mind. It is a capsule colour wardrobe of backstage nudes to red carpet reds made to suit any skin tone. Perfect, full, kissable lips really do grow on trees…
• The Lip Stick Tree loves your lips, protecting them from UV damage and fighting oxidative stress so that lips are left soft, pert, soothed and hydrated. A tropical plant originating from America, the plump yet prickly red fruits appear like pouting lips that blow kisses at you as you walk by. The colour from its seeds was originally used by Indigenous American people to paint and protect their lips.
• Also contains light-diffusing pigments that give lips a brilliant, luminous, multi-dimensional finish - they capture the light across the lips and reflect it back out for a full-bodied effect.
• A special blend of waxes means this lipstick is a dream to use and glides over the contours of your lips. The result is colour rich and buildable, the formula does not bleed outside the lip line.
• Paraben free.
My Thoughts
As soon as I applied the lipstick for the first time I noticed how soft and smooth it felt, it felt very hydrating. I don't have a problem with dry lips, but I would imagine if you do these lipsticks would be nice and moisturising. I applied the lipstick straight from the bullet, it applied nicely and as I said, felt very nourishing. 
Coachella Coral is what I would describe as a dark coral colour and a colour I think that could be worn all year round, it isn't too bright but bright enough for spring and summer without being too bright if you wanted to wear it in autumn/fall too so it's a very versatile colour.
Swatch of Coachella Coral

Me wearing Coachella Coral

As you can see from the photograph of me wearing the lipstick, it has a lovely glossy finish and the lipstick lasted for around 2 hours before I had to reapply it. I like the lipstick, the colour is lovely and it feels very moisturising on the lips and is very hydrating, but there is a but and a disappointing one at that........ 

The lipstick bled on me, I was sooooo disappointed with it, it does claim on the CT website that it won't bleed as stated in the information quoted above,  but it did bleed quite badly and I would have been upset had I worn this out for the first time because it did bleed and it was very noticeable. I have worn the lipstick since and used my Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Liner In Universal which is an amazing clear lip liner.

Rimmel Clear Lip Liner £3.99 available from Boots.

When I wore the lipstick with my Rimmel clear liner it didn't bleed which I was pleased about, but I was both surprised and disappointed that it bled at all,  I suppose I expected more from a CT lipstick. But at least I can still wear it with the lip liner so it's not a huge problem, just one I wasn't expecting and I was disappointed that I needed a lip liner with such an expensive lipstick and especially one that promises no bleeding. 

Overall Thoughts & Would I Re purchase?

Overall I liked the lipstick, the colour is lovely, it is quite pigmented, super glossy and feels nourishing on the lips. The wear time is ok and it looks nice but my negatives would be the fact that it bled without the Rimmel liner and for the price of the lipstick I dot think that's great and it does state in the description on the website that it doesn't bleed. Overall I liked the lipstick but wasn't bowled over. There are some lovely shades in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range but to be honest the bleeding has put me off and for the price of the lipsticks I can find cheaper lipsticks that I know will last longer and definitely won't bleed. 

If you would like to try the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Coachella Coral it is available on line from Net-A-PorterThe Charlotte Tilbury website and Selfridges for £23.00. 

The Rimmel clear lip liner is available on line from Superdrug for £3.99, I highly recommend this lip liner it is a fantastic product and is suitable for use with any lipstick at all. 

Have you tried any of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks? Which shade is your favourite? 

Thank you for reading, much love as always, 

Zoe x

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