For the past few years, I have been on a quest for finding the best ‘my lips but better colors’ and I am happy to say, I have found them. These are really easy to use, everyday, effortless colors that you can just apply and go. You don’t have to think about them twice, they WILL look beautiful on your lips!
I have worn them separately and layered on together and I absolutely love the way they look either way.
The Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in ‘Pillow Talk’ is seriously amazing! It’s a matte darker pink lip liner that somehow blends in seamlessly with the natural lip color. When I applied it to my lips, it seemed as though it had enhanced my lip color, making my lips seem just a tad pinker. The formulation glided on like butter and the staying power of this liner is also on point. It doesn’t budge (useless you eat). It didn’t dry out my lips and even made them appear fuller and plumper. This lip pencil is PERFECT to achieve the ‘no makeup,’ makeup look. I usually wear it on its own when I just want to add a little color but make it seem like I’m not wearing anything at all on my lips.
What can say about the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in ‘Sweet Stileltto’ except that its awesome! Let me first start off by saying how beautiful the packaging of the tube is! It’s the perfect size, not too small and not too bulky– it would fit perfectly in a clutch or a large bag, without getting lost. The rose gold color of the tube gives the packaging an instant glamorous/luxurious feel. The doe foot applicator offers easy application of the product. As for the formulation, it’s a high gloss lacquer that gives the lips an impactful mirror shine, making the lips appear larger and fuller. It’s non sticky formula contains antioxidants to hydrate and soothe the lips. I love to combination of this and pillow talk together. I think it’s simply brilliant and makes my lips seem more voluptuous!
The Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in #79 is a great everyday lipstick. It’s a beautiful vibrant pink that again can be worn on its own or over another product. The color looks great in the summer with tanned skin as well! The formulation is super smooth and moisturizing. It doesn’t feel cake-y on the lips even after a few coats. It is a slightly sheer color, with a medium level of sheen that can be built up to make it more opaque.
I wear it over the lip cheat once I have filled in my lips entirely with the lip pencil. You can see a demo of the two in my Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial . My only quibble with this, as with most lipsticks, is that it doesn’t stay on for too long. You do need to reapply it throughout the day. If you want to splurge on a great quality product, the staying power is a small price to pay.
If you’ve tried out any of these products or have other ‘your lips but better’ products to recommend, let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Until next time,