If there's one thing that many of you will know about me, It's that I am a huge fan of lipsticks. MAC are my absolute favourites (that's probably pretty obvious when you look at my ever-growing MAC lippie collection here) but I've also started to branch out a bit into different brands. Lipstick to me is the finishing piece to a makeup look or outfit and it seems silly to say but I can feel a little bare without it. I mostly stick to nude lipsticks but every now and again I like to splash on a bit of colour and brighten up my look. Most recently I've purchased two new lipsticks, one from MAC (surprise surprise) and another from the much coveted Charlotte Tilbury.
When my lovely boyfriend took me to London back at the beginning of February we just happened to stumble across a little shop called Selfridges and of course I could not help myself and just had to go in. I beelined for Charlotte Tilbury and instantly attached myself to one of the sales assistants wanting to try on everything I could. In the end I came away with two products: Matte Revolution Sexy Sienna Lipstick (£23 here) and the Lip Cheat lip pencil in Pink Venus (£16 here). Both combined give such a sultry nude lip that could contest the kind of pout that Kylie Jenner throws about. I absolutely love the Lip Cheat lip liner as it gives the perfect coverage for a lip base and is also brilliant at re-shaping your lips and 'cheating' your way into a bolder look. It glides on effortlessly and covers any imperfections on your lips really well ready for your chosen lippie. I matched it with my Matte Revolution lipstick in Sexy Sienna and my god my lips looked so much fuller! The Matte Revolution lipsticks are the newest from Charlotte Tilbury and are all about giving the lips a lovely coverage with a bit of light trickery to make them appear much more voluptuous than they really are. I am obsessed with this combo and love how moisturising the lipstick and liner are regardless of the fact that they are matte!
MAC Viva Glam Miley (£15.50 here). I don't think there's anyone out there in the beauty blogging world that hasn't been anticipating this collaboration, has there? Before this was even announced I was wishing for the day to come that I got to own this bad boy. Viva Glam Miley is a Hot Pink lipstick with an 'Amplified' finish. Think hot pink limousine. This lipstick is truly Miley in one; out there but loveable at the same time and one that you can't help but try out (or listen to in Miley's case). The Amplified finish gives the lipstick a gorgeous creamy effect and glide effortlessly onto the lips - something that I've struggled with in the past with the likes of MAC's Viva Glam Nicki Minaj which is a Matte. Compared to Nicki's input to VG, I most certainly adore this lipstick more, I find the colour more wearable as well as easier to apply. Viva Glam Miley is the perfect lipstick to add a pop of colour to a monochrome outfit during the day as well as for making a statement on a night out. I've completely fallen in love and really really like that MAC have decided to give everything (less tax) made from the sales of this lipstick to a HIV/AIDS charity. Even more reason to give this one a go yourself - even if you don't particularly like Miley!
I've been a bit obsessive with lipstick buying in the past and as I'm trying to slow down a bit and realise that a collection of 43 lipsticks really is a tad too extravagant, I'm so so happy that I brought these two beauties into my collection. What do you think? Would you pick these up? Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury before?