Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that feels really luxurious to me - it's a bit of a splurge for their products, but everything I've tried has been really good! So whenever I see a high-end brand come out with affordable minis, I feel compelled to try them (I don't mind a good splurge, but when I can, I will save some money when I try products!)


Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!
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Charlotte Tilbury released this Hot Lips 2 line of lipsticks earlier this year - it was a line of 11 shades inspired by "strong icons, rule-breakers, record-makers, and history-shakers." I had been eyeing up trying the J.K. Magic shade because it is named after J.K. Rowling and I mean Harry Potter was pretty influential in my life, but I shied away because $43.00 a lipstick is a little steep for me! 


So, I thought this little mini set of 3 new lipsticks was a perfect holiday release for the brand! You can try out 3 lipsticks from the line for less than the price of one full size! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set ~ $30.00 CAN. A mini lip set containing three of Charlotte Tilbury’s bestselling shades from the new Hot Lips 2.

This set comes with 3 lipsticks: Jk Magic, Amazing Amal, and Viva La Vergara. This line was created with two pre-existing formulas: K.I.S.S.I.N.G and Matte Revolution, so it offers two different finishes! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Before I get in to the actual lipsticks and the formula, I will say that these lipsticks are tiny! This set is actually rated lower than I expected on Sephora because of the size of the lipsticks. I have gotten point lipstick items that are similar in size (but I've previously bought the Pat McGrath mini lipstick trio as well and the size is around the same size as those). 

For me, while these are small they are cute and easy to take around - I rarely carry a bullet lipstick around and I have been with these! I would rather save a little money and try multiple shades personally! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

From top to bottom, the shades are Viva La Vergara, Amazing Amal and Jk Magic! Viva La Vergara and Amazing Amal are in the Matte Revolution formula, and Jk Magic is the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formula, so it is a creamier finish than the other two. 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick 2 in Jk MagicA soft, flattering, pink-kissed-with-nude lipstick in homage to JK Rowling

I love that this nude is a little pink leaning - I find it a more flattering shade on me than a true nude, and I do like the creamy finish of this lipstick! This was a dare-I-say magical shade to wear! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick 2 in Amazing AmalAn elegant, soft, warm, berry-pink lipstick in homage to Amal Clooney

This is a really pretty shade - it was a little more pink than I was expecting on me, but it's a lovely shade. I tend to not wear deeper pinks often, but I found this a very flattering shade and I can see myself reaching for this! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick 2 in Viva La Vergara ~ A flattering, soft wine matte lipstick in homage to Sofia Vergara

I never reach for a wine lipstick shade, ever so this is the one shade that I didn't think I would reach for very often, but was I ever wrong! This may be my favourite shade in the whole set and I've worn it a fair bit since I picked this set up! It's really pretty to wear! 

I really liked both of the formulas - I was impressed with how well the matte lipstick formula wore! It was long wearing and I ate, drank and ran around like crazy with minimal re-application! I enjoyed the cream formula too and thought it wore well - it wasn't as long wearing at all, but this shade faded really nicely so it wasn't obvious as it was wearing away! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

I actually really enjoyed this little lipstick set - sure they are small, but you are trying 3 shades in a luxury formula for less than one full size lipstick! This would make an awesome stocking stuffer to in my opinion! 

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