Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G COACHELLA CORAL

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G COACHELLA CORAL

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.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G COACHELLA CORAL

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?

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G COACHELLA CORAL
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
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  1. September 13, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Quite interesting review. I have never tried CT lipsticks but i love Chanel ones, so why would i bother really?! I ain’t fixing anything that’s not broken.
    I think your post is the first review i’ve read that talks about the pigment change. I must admit, i notice that on some Dior ones i own.They tend to go deeper in shade as the day goes on. I never noticed it with Chanel lipsticks in any of their formulas, not that i’m recommending them because it just may be the pH in my lips works incredibly well with this brand..
    I am not into hypes on latest brands either, such as CT or TF. I sort of noticed that my Estee Lauder Modern Mercury gelee highlighter i bought a number of years ago and love, is very much the same texture and shade as the current Tom Ford duo that is selling for £56.00 and Estee Lauder do happen to own TF. Interesting!!!
    Anyhow, great review and when CT do produce more consistent products, i will probably buy them. There are so many mixed reviews but that is the first one i read about the lipsticks which is actually revealing.

    • September 13, 2015 / 6:28 pm

      Hi Mandy,
      The colour it ‘changed into’ was definitely more like the shades shown on blogs/websites (although not on Charlotte’s – I don’t recommend anyone going by her swatches, they’re mostly not a true representation of the shades). It’s just that it WAS perfect on me for that one day. Maybe it was my PH that turned the colour the next day? I just remember being really disappointed.
      I know your love of Chanel make up and I’ve always worn Chanel lipsticks. I’ve finally found a replacement for the discontinued Chanel Escapade in Chanel Monte Carlo Rouge Coco Shine, although as you know, it’s very sheer and it’s longevity is poor.
      I do love Charlotte’s Lip Cheat lip pencil, Champagne Diamonds pencil and the Rock n Kohl nude eyeliner, but I’ve wasted a lot of money on duds.
      Plus, the products are really expensive. Don’t forget, Charlotte produced a budget make up line many years ago called something like My Face. I believe that as her profile rose and with the help of social media and her celebrity clients, she realised she could launch a luxe line of make up.
      Often though, you can see the brand’s more into pushing the glamour and less the mundane, but important aspects, such as accurate swatches.

      • September 13, 2015 / 6:55 pm

        I never knew she had another line. I get the impression she has also been influenced by TF as she does his beauty for him too.
        Yes it is all about the glamour side and i guess that she markets that quite well. Her brand is finally going to John Lewis so it is becoming more accessible. I may try the lip cheat pencil out. Pillow Talk does get rave reviews.

        • September 13, 2015 / 7:01 pm

          I love Coco shines though. Sometimes i like the balm effect they give and the current one i am using 112 Temeraire has great pigmentation with longevity. I still have the Rouge Hydrabase Escapade and i always found this quite balm like too. Rouge Coco shines replaced Rouge Hydrabase, so they stayed close to the formula and removed the parabens as far as i know. So happy you found a replacement. That could have been an expensive session on Ebay otherwise. Take care x

  2. September 13, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    I can definitely see the Tom Ford connection, especially with her packaging of the quad eyeshadows – spookily similar to Tom’s, although £26.00 less.
    I don’t care how amazing Tom Ford’s make up is supposed to be, £64.00 for 4 eyeshadows would kill me!
    That’s interesting news about Charlotte’s line going into John Lewis. I hope that includes the Brent cross branch.

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