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Gone swatching: Charlotte tilbury hollywood lips

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I got to check out the beautiful new lipsticks by Charlotte tilbury at a recent trip to Nordstrom. I was really interested in them, because aside from a few Instagram posts I hadn’t seen much about them.

The set of colors are fairly basic– a ton of nudes, some reds, and some deep plum shades. The packaging is beautiful (of course) and the formula seemed like a mousse, and not very drying. It reminded me a lot of the Julep It’s Whipped lipsticks and the Burberry lip velvets. However, this means it’s not going to be smear proof, transfer proof, or very long wearing. If you want a long wearing lipstick, I recommend the Too Faced melted matte lipsticks (see swatches here and here).

The real question I had was if these were going to be different then the other liquid lipsticks available for sale. The liquid lipstick market is so oversaturated, and at this point there’s a color and formula for basically everything. Are these unique in any way, or do they simply blend in?

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Gone swatching: hourglass confessional lipstick

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So hourglass recently launched an extremely expensive line of refillable lipsticks, something I don’t completely understand. I think the point of these is that you buy one base and multiple lipstick tubes and swap them out when you want to use them, or you can buy the whole lipstick.

I think the main thing people were confused about was how the full lipstick retails for $34 and only comes with .03 oz of product. For comparison, the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo costs $32 and comes with .09 oz of product. For the lipsticks in the same price range, Burberry Kisses lipstick costs $34 and has .11 oz of product and the YSL volupté tint in balm costs the same price and has .11 oz of product. What I’m trying to saw here is that this is incredibly expensive for an already expensive brand.

So does it hold up to it’s high price?

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