I tried to do all the right things. I applied a swatch from a lovely new tube on display, (loaded a chunk of it onto my own lip brush) and wore it for a while around the shops.
The colour, even though I always think coral is ageing on mature skin, was really lovely, a vibrant deep rose-pink. Much like my photo below – and not the ones on the official swatch on the Charlotte Tilbury site.
I bought a tube, feeling very pleased with myself and applied it the next day with Body Shop’s Beach Lip Liner Pencil.
The lipstick itself is gorgeous, it applies beautifully, doesn’t bleed and has fairly decent staying power – about 3 – 4 hours.
I checked my lipstick after lunch to re-apply, and was horrified to see it had turned a 1950s Avon Lady coral pink. It also made my lips look really thin. It’s happened a few times since, so I sliced the top off and passed it to my mum, who of course, loves it!
Perhaps on very tanned or darker skin, this would look gorgeous, but not for me.
Always use the matching LIP CHEAT Lip Liner in PINK VENUS, for naturally defined lips.
Is it me, or does the recommended lip liner not match the lipstick at all?
Check out Temptalia for the most accurate make up swatches on the net. If I’d seen her page first, I wouldn’t have bought it, even though it looked good on me in the beginning.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G COACHELLA CORAL £24.00