The Perfect Coral-Nude? Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick in Bitch Perfect

Let me just get this out of the way – I love Charlotte Tilbury. She is one of my favorite make up artists – right up there with Pat McGrath, Sir John, Lisa Eldridge and Kevyn Acuoin – so when I found out she was releasing her own line of make up, I was EXCITED! She released her first batch of products a number of years ago, but unfortunately, her products are not locally available and the local online stores that carried her products tend to up the prices significantly that I could never justify buying them.

 

Bitch Perfect Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick Range

 

Then about a year ago, a friend of mine came home from New York and offered to be a courier for me and my friends. I normally don’t ask friends to get things for me – to date, I’ve only done this twice because I don’t like being a bother to anyone but I was desperate to get my grubby hands on the Filmstar Bronze and Glow and one of the KISSING lipsticks that I took my friend up on the offer.

 

It was a challenge picking which shade to get – to be honest, I wanted to get them all but the price was a little steep so I had to settle for just one since I also wanted to get the bronzer/highligther palette from her line. I wanted to get a pretty nude shade that would be universally flattering and I had three options – Nude Kate, Penelope Pink and Bitch Perfect. In the end, I decided to get Bitch Perfect because on the photos that I saw online, it seemed warmer than the other two. Cool-toned nudes don’t suit me and for the price, I didnt want to gamble and get something that I won’t be able to use.

 

Bitch Perfect Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick Range

 

WHAT IT SAYS ON THE WEBSITE

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Darlings, lipstick empowers confidence – it’s happiness in a tube! My gorgeous K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks are enriched with a secret antioxidant extract from the Lipstick Tree, a blend of special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that leave a lasting impression!

 

WHAT MAKES THEM MAGIC?

K.I.S.S.I.N.G is my signature range of lipsticks curated with modern and classic icons in mind.

The antioxidant Lip Stick Tree derivative helps protect from UV damage and tackles oxidative stress – the colour from its seeds was originally used by Indigenous American people to paint and protect their lips.

A special blend of waxes means this lipstick is a dream to use and glides over the contours of your lips.

Ideal for a buildable, colour-rich luminous finish that doesn’t bleed outside the lip line.

Paraben free.

 

Bitch Perfect Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick Range

 

Now on to the good stuff: Bitch Perfect is a very pretty coral-nude with a hint of warm pink that I think will work well with many skin tones. It had a very subtle vanilla scent, which wasn’t an issue for me since it was barely noticeable once it was on the lips. The finish is light and luminous, more like a Satin Sheen which made my lips look fuller and smoother. The formula is very easy to wear and applies like a dream – no tugging on the lips and no patchy areas. The packaging is so beautiful – the rose gold color is very chic and I love that she has her logo/name engraved on the tube. There is also a definitive “click” or “pop” when you open and close the tube – definitely one of the sturdiest lipstick packaging I’ve come across in a while.

 

Bitch Perfect Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick Range

 

The only “bad” thing about this product is that 1 – it’s not locally available and 2 – the price. Don’t get me wrong, I love both items that I have from her range and I do think it is worth every penny but her products are expensive and not everyone can afford it. At $32, it’s around the same price as the NARS Audacious Lipsticks and about twice the price of a MAC Lipstick. I’ve seen a few stores that sell these for Php1900 to a whopping Php3200 so I suggest if you really want to get your hands on this, maybe ask a friend or a relative who lives in the US or the UK to get it for you as a pasalubong. On Nordstrom (which was where my friend bought it from), it is currently priced at Php1,683.59.

 

Bitch Perfect Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick Range

 

All in all, I do think that the Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Kissing Lipstick is worth every penny, and if you have the funds, go for it. It’s pretty on the lips and will be pretty displayed on your vanity table as well!

 

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick is not locally available.

Nordstrom – Php1,683.59

Bergdorf Goodman – USD 32.00

Beautylish – USD 32.00

 

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