I mentioned in my belated birthday gifts post that I bought the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Bitch Perfect with my Holt Renfrew gift card:
I’ve now had a chance to wear it for a couple of weeks so I can report back on how I like it.
First off, the packaging is just divine with its rose gold casing in a retro ribbed texture – what’s an added benefit about this detail is that the tube doesn’t roll off a table!
The Charolotte Tilbury name is even etched into the upper portion of the casing:
Secondly, the shade name is just so awesome.
Bitch Perfect is a warm nude pink with a hint of golden shimmer:
The official name of the lipstick is K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Fallen From The Lipstick Tree and the formula is supposed to protect from UV damage and contain antioxidant from the “lipstick tree” (Bixa orellana seed extract). I would call it a satin finish, not sheer but not high pigment either:
I’ve worn it alone and mixed with other lip products – my prefered way to wear this is with Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. I find that the formula applies nicely to the lips with opaque colour and feels comfortable upon initial application. As it wears though, I find myself feeling the bits of shimmer on my lips, as well, I do find it progressively drying. When I wear it with the Clarins Lip Perfector, it’s a lot more comfortable through the 3 hrs or so wear time. This is what the bullet looks like after being used for a couple of weeks – see the texture from the shimmer:
In my collection, these are the most similar shades to Bitch Perfect:
L to R:
• Prestige Love & Kisses Lipstick in Kiss Me (LE)
• Estee Lauder Pure Color in #01 Crystal Baby
• Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect
• Guerlain Rouge G Lip Color in #06 Garance
• Buxom Full-On Lip Stick in Amsterdam
Nothing is exact but the Estee Lauder is the closest – it’s more sheer and slightly warmer. For me, out of these, I enjoy the formulas of the Estee Lauder and Guerlain Rouge G over the Charlotte Tilbury – they are just more comfortable to wear all day, even without the use of a lip balm underneath. Part of the reason could be the shade I chose having shimmer – I bet the colours without shimmer would feel a lot smoother. The colour suits me very well though – I even had compliments on my lipstick when I wore it!
• beautifully presented
• light vanilla scent
• wearable flattering colour
• opaque formula
• feels comfortable upon initial application
• lasts for 3 hrs
• slightly drying
• shimmer feels a little gritty
Stash worthiness: 8/10
Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks? What are your thoughts?