Charlotte Tilbury seems to be releasing new products at an unstoppable rate.
So much so, I struggle to keep up.
Not that I am complaining, as everything I have tried on the hole I have absolutely adored.
I must say base products and lip products are my all time favourite make-up items, so I was super excited to try the *Limited Edition Latex Love Lip Glosses.
There are six shades in the range, and each is enriched with emollient oils and silicone polymers to create a smooth, glossy, hydrating and lip hugging formula.
They claim to be lacquered lip glosses that create a mirror shine.
The shades are as follows:
- *Dirty Dancer: Described as a currant red when swatched, and when applied to the lips it has a brown undertone.
- *Cannes Tropez: Described as a Coral shade, it is a light warm peachy toned shade.
- *Berry Nude: A flattering dusky rose-pink shade.
- *Belle du Soir: Soft peach-pink shade.
- *Studio 64: Electric striking red shade with a blue undertone. (Teeth appear very white when you wear this)
- *Video Vixen: Deep red/berry shade.
Firstly I really adore the packaging. The lips, lipstick and lightning motif on the wands handle is modern and eye-catching.
The petal shaped doe-foot applicator is really similar to the Pixi MatteLast Lipstick applicator, but it is around half the size and thinner this aspect makes application slightly more precise.
The formula is incredibly pigmented as you can see from the swatches, and the glosses feels smooth and hydrating on the lips.
They have quite a heavy formula for a lipgloss.
But I am not a huge lipgloss fan, so I really like this aspect as the formula stays put and adheres to the lips more consistently, leaving the lips appearing fuller and plumper.
Initially it has a glossy shiny finish, then the formula slowly fades to a matte finish.
There is a slight synthetic chemical scent, which personally I don’t find to be an issue, but some may find it a little off putting.
They fade evenly and leave a subtle even stain on the lips. If I want to intensify the appearance I do have to top up after eating or drinking, but I can safely say this formula is incredibly long-lasting.
Unfortunately the darker shades like Studio 64 and Video Vixen do tend to bleed a little.
I find dabbing the excess off with some tissue helpful, but I would expect a lot less bleeding given the price point and high quality, high-end reputation of the brand.
The range of colours have been well thoughts out, and I feel each shade would suit most skin tones. From a range of pink and brown nudes to a shocking bold red, and sultry berry shade.
But I do have some firm favourites that I can’t fault. I haven’t stopped wearing Berry Nude, Belle du Soir and Coral Cannes.
I find them easy to apply, very flattering, long-lasting and they enhance the shape of my lips in a natural and flattering way.
If you prefer your lipglosses to be non-drying, long lasting, pigmented and leave a matte stain on the lips a couple of hours after application, I can highly recommend the more muted/neutral shades in the Charlotte Tilbury Latex Love Glosses range.
The Charlotte Tilbury Latex Love Lip Glosses cost £24 each and can be purchased on the CT website.
Do you like the look of the Latex Love Glosses?
Which shade is your favourite?
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