Charlotte Tilbury is a brand known for its luxury-inspired makeup products, and Lip Lustre is the company's take on a high-end lipgloss. It doesn't come with any miraculous claims and is one of the more straightforward products in the line, but that doesn't mean it isn't a worthy option. In fact, thanks to a great formula and excellent performance, it easily earns our highest rating!
Lip Lustre's packaging is standard; it comes in a clear tube with a sponge-tipped wand applicator. The product inside, however, is a standout. This gloss glides across lips with ease, imparting sheer-to-medium color (the shades are not fully opaque) and high-impact shine in a single coat. Its biggest strength is the way it feels—it's incredibly smooth and almost plush-feeling, and is non-sticky without being runny.
Lip Lustre comes in a small but well-edited range of shades that include soft pinks, neutral shades infused with shimmer, and a couple of bolder reds.
The high-shine look lasts about three or four hours (without eating or drinking), after which the gloss fades to an attractive soft shine finish. Once it's completely faded, lips actually feel softer, which is always a bonus!
As for the ingredients, they mainly include emollients and pigments. There is a slight amount of fragrance, which isn't apparent when wearing it (we couldn't smell or taste it), but this is something to keep in mind if you have lips that might be sensitive to fragrance ingredients.
Overall, while this certainly isn't the least expensive lipgloss option available, Lip Lustre's performance and comfortable wear mean if you're willing to spend the money on it, it will be money well spent.
- Easy to apply.
- Smooth and plush feel.
- Non-sticky without being runny.
- Lips feel softer after it's faded.
- Contains a small amount of fragrance.
With LIP LUSTRE, everyone gets to join the Perfect Lip Club! I will always use lip gloss on my clients, no matter their age, to create the anti-age optical illusion of fuller lips. LIP LUSTRE is a super luxe, high-gloss lacquer that gives your lips a brilliant mirror-shine finish, creating the illusion of a 3-dimensional, voluptuous pout. Apply this pure, un-adulterated colour in an XXL creamy texture to your entire lips to plump, boost and coat for an enviable pout to be lusted after...
Charlotte Tilbury At-A-Glance
Charlotte Tilbury's journey into creating her own makeup line began back in her teen years when she discovered the transformative power of makeup. Fast-forward several years and celebrity clients later, Tilbury made a name for herself as a makeup artist who epitomized the glamorous beauty of the supermodel era in the 90s. Along the way, she became a consultant for beauty brands, and eventually decided to create her own line of makeup and select skincare products in 2013.
One of the strong suits of Charlotte Tilburys makeup is her take on color. The woman knows her way around flattering a complexion and making features pop, and you can see that in her shade range. That doesn't mean you wont find some misses along the way, but as a whole, the line offers an impressive selection of color.
Tilbury's skincare, on the other hand, doesn't fare quite as well. Between the use of jar packaging and some highly fragranced formulas, skin is left compromised (see individual reviews for details).
In no small way Tilbury's years of painting beautiful faces has helped shape what her makeup line is today. If you don't mind the $$$ factor, it's worth taking a look at the standouts which earn our highest rating.
Strengths: Excellent color selection; natural-looking foundation and concealer.
Weaknesses: The iconic Magic Cream comes in a jar; some highly fragranced formulas.
For more information about Charlotte Tilbury, call 646-828-7431 or visit www.charlottetilbury.com/us
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