Charlotte Tilburys’ Hot Lips collection is beautiful. You’d have to be blind not to see that. Already having a couple of lipsticks from Charlotte Tilburys’ K.I.S.S.I.N.G and Matte Revolution ranges, my expectations were high. I’d had my eye on a few from the range but as I knew I had a work trip to London coming up, I tried my hardest to hold out on ordering any so I could see the collection in person and swatch them before making my decision. I honestly thought I was going to end up buying at least 4.
However, when I saw them in person a lot of the bright reds were so similar to other lipsticks in my collection and the nudes seemed slightly unflattering on my skin tone… having said that I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding more to my collections after trying the formula. The formula is described as Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick, and it is just that. It’s a matte long wearing formula that doesn’t look matte but doesn’t look moisturising AND manages to keep lips hydrated for hours. It didn’t take me long to realise Secret Selma was the perfect lipstick for me, it’s a deep plummy rose shade which instantly gives my face a lift. The colour is really wearable and would flatter any skin tone, this rich shade is the perfect addition for a simple evening look or when paired with a more dramatic eye it creates a balance where a with a red lip would be overpowering. Secret Selma is like a berry toned lipstick and a nude merged to form a ‘just bitten’ stains, silkier matte formula. Do you feel me?
Secret Selma is available for purchase HERE.