Charlotte Tilbury | Hot Lips 2

How exciting to share the new Hot Lips 2 Collection (C$43.00 each for 3.5 g/0.12 oz) from Charlotte Tilbury today. Charlotte just launched a lipstick in 11 shades in her iconic K.I.S.S.I.N.G and Matte Revolution formulas which were inspired by some strong icons, and those who have made histories such as Olivia Palermo (I absolutely adore her), Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara and many more. I find this collection super hit, the colours are flattering and easy to wear.

I received 5 of 11 shades all ranging from neutrals to hot berry shades. I find the shades are all very flatter on all skin tones and since they have been created with some amazing fashion icons you may refer to their looks. Here is a closer look at the shades I received:

  • In Love With Olivia is a pretty pink homage to Olivia Palermo
  • Angel Alesandra is a perfect nude homage to Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Carina’s Star is a soft coral with some warm undertone homage to Carina Lau
  • Glowing Jen is a medium warm soft rose homage to Jennifer Aniston
  • Viva La Vergara is a matte and pure wine shade homage to Sofia Vergara

Comparison swatches

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Honey Love 
Burberry Lip Velvet in Nude Apricot
Dior Addict in Nude Chill
Dior Double Rouge in Vibrant Nude 
Burberry Full Kisses in Nude

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend
Shiseido Modern Matte Powder in Disrobed
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Color Balm in Amaretto Swirl
MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Please me
Burberry Full Kisses in Nude Blush

Burberry Lip Velvet in Damson
Rouge Dior in Absolute Matte
Shiseido Modern Matte Powder in Exotic Red
Estee Lauder Pure Color
Nars Audacious in Codie
Laura Mercier Lip Duo Rose

If you’re familiar with Charlotte’s lipstick formulas, the cream formula has creamy with smooth coverage with a nice soft shine. Comfortable on the lips and pretty much stays put together for a good amount of time without sliding. And the matte ones also have a soft airy feel to it, they feel light and definitely not drying at all. I feel the matte ones don’t feel like matte, it carries more like stain feel into it and looks luminous. They’re all medium to full coverage with good lasting power. I truly love the light vanilla scent these lipsticks have which picks up my mood every time I open the cap.

I have seen swatches of all 11 shades and I think they all look absolutely beautiful and are wearable. All shades are super easy to wear without giving a second thought. I can’t pick one but if I had to In Love With Olivia and Carina’s Star are my two favourite shades out of the five I have received.

The packaging is quite the most interesting feature of these lipsticks. As many of you know I’m a sucker for a nice and sleek-looking packing. And yet these packaging are so glamorous looking and refillable. I have had used Original Hot Lips in Secret Salma before and it’s still one of my favourite formulas and shade. I found all shades were quite flattering on my skin tone.

You can now find the Hot Lips 2 available in-store and online at, Nordstrom and Sephora.

Many thanks to Charlotte Tilbury’s team for sending over press samples for editorial purposes.