As soon as sneak peeks of the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 collection appeared on Instagram, I’ve been a giddy ball of excitement.
I already own every other lipstick that she has launched so I already knew that these had to be mine. I was lucky enough to be sent 3 of them and then I took advantage of early access and bought the rest. I’ve never swatched and photographed anything so fast in my life! They launch tomorrow so I wanted you all to be able to see the shades and swatches in advance so you could decide which ones you want to buy. Aren’t I thoughtful? Lol.
There are a LOT of photos in this post, but hopefully they’ll give you a clearer idea of the new collection.
There are 11 new shades, with 5 stunning refillable cases and the shades are all named in honour of some of Charlotte’s friends and icons, similar to the original Hot Lips collection. Charlotte has also pledged £1 million to the charity Women For Women, which is amazing of her.
There are 5 different cases, each of which are refillable. Whilst you can’t mix and match the shades and cases to begin with, you can buy refills so then you will be able to customise them to your liking. At £28.00 each they are more expensive than the usual CT lippies, the cases are so stunning that you won’t even mind paying £4 more.
I have bottled the beauty DNA of the world’s most iconic women and men, and created this new collection in homage to them.Charlotte Tilbury
There’s a mixture of Matte Revolution shades as well as K.I.S.S.I.N.G. shades: Matte Revolution – hydrating matte finish; K.I.S.S.I.N.G. – cashmere soft finish.
AMAZING AMAL – in honour of Amal Clooney
An elegant soft, berry pink matte in Matte Revolution. Similar to Love Liberty and works well with the Pink Venus Lip Cheat.
ENIGMATIC EDWARD – in honour of Edward Enninful
A hydrating lip conditioner that keeps lips moisturised for 12 hours, leaving them feeling nourished and loved. I’ve obviously not swatched this one as there’s no colour.
GLOWING JEN – in honour of Jennifer Aniston
A tawny-beachy rose in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formula. It is similar to Stoned Rose and works with the Bond Girl Lip Cheat.
CARINA’S STAR – in honour of Carina Lau
A modern peach soft coral in the Matte Revolution formula. It is similar to Coachella Coral and works with the Kiss & Tell Lip Cheat. Carina also has a lipstick in the original Hot Lips Collection – Carina’s Love.
DANCEFLOOR PRINCESS – in honour of Kylie Minogue
A cool, 60s pop pink shade in K.I.S.S.I.N.G that’s similar to The Duchess and works with the Pillow Talk Lip Cheat.
IN LOVE WITH OLIVIA – in honour of Olivia Palermo
A pretty and luscious pink in K.I.S.S.I.N.G. that is similar to Penelope Pink and works with the Pillow Talk Lip Cheat.
PATSY RED – in honour of Charlotte’s mother Patsy
An iconic statement red in the Matte Revolution formula. It is similar to Tell Laura and can be used with the Kiss & Tell Lip Cheat.
JK MAGIC – in honour of JK Rowling
A peachy nude-rose shade in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formula that’s similar to Bitch Perfect and works with the Pillow Talk Lip Cheat.
RED HOT SUSAN – in honour of Susan Sarandon
A tawny-orange that’s very wearable in the Matte Revolution formula. It is similar to Carina’s Love and can be used with the Kiss & Tell Lip Cheat.
ANGEL ALESSANDRA – in honour of Alessandria Ambrosio
A peachy-nude in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formula that’s similar to Platinum Blonde in the Hollywood Lips range. it can be used with the Pink Venus Lip Cheat.
VIVA LA VERGARA – in honour of Sofia Vergara
A soft-wine in the Matte Revolution formula. It’s similar to Walk Of Shame and can be used with the Crazy In Love Lip Cheat.
Now after all the drama of the recent Jaclyn Hill launch (mouldy lipsticks anyone?), I do need to address something.
My In Love With Olivia shade does have a few holes but you can clearly see that they’re just a few air holes. In no way does the lipstick look old or mouldy and I’ve been staring at it for a while to make sure there was nothing suspicious about it. Sometimes bubbles happen during the manufacturing, but I really don’t think it is anything more than that.
The Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Collection launches tomorrow on the CT website, so hopefully you all manage to pick up some of the stunning shades.