Sunday, July 7, 2019

My Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Choices + a Look at My July Style...Bikinis and Bike Shorts and Slides, Oh My!

Charlotte tilbury hot lips 2 swatches
Introducing Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2
When it comes to lip color, Charlotte Tilbury creates formulas and shades that rank amongst my very favorites. Pillow Talk lipstick and lip liner are handbag constants and her Hot Lips (reviewed HERE) make frequent appearances in my routine. Consequently, I couldn't wait to try her latest release--Hot Lips 2--which features 10 new shades, all named after iconic women (with a portion of the sales proceeds benefiting @womenforwomen) in a bevy of neutral hues that are destined to become go-to's for the summer and beyond. 

I am excited to show you my choices from the collection, along with some other current beauty and skincare obsessions and a summer outfit comprised of heavily recommended pieces! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Charlotte tilbury hot lips 2 swatches
My choices from the *Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Collection.
I love that the majority of the *Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 shades come in the glorious K.I.S.S.I.N.G finish; creamy and opaque with a slight shine, this is the finish towards which I gravitate most often.

I love that this particular launch had so many nude and neutral options and, of course, embraced those hues with wild abandon. 

I chose:
  • Dancefloor Princess: This was the color that initially called my name; it's a lovely pale pink with a nude effect...it's a touch light for my medium olive summer skin (unless I'm going for a "look"), but will be amazing choice in the winter and early spring. 
  • Angel Alessandra: A warm and pale peachy nude; it's the best of the 1960s in a tube. 
  • JK Magic: A creamy pinky nude with approximately equal depth to Dancefloor Princess but decidedly more beige in the mix. 
  • In Love With Olivia: Neutral nude pink with plenty of creamy opacity and a touch of shine, this shade may look similar to the other shades I chose, but once one the lips, it transforms into a near-perfect tone. Not too dark and not too light, it enlivens the face in a single pass...I'm wearing it with gusto in the images at the end of this post! 
  • Glowing Jen: A deeper rosy nude flush, I suspect that this will be a hit with most CT fans; it effortlessly captures the "my lips but better" aesthetic and I'd love to try it on the apples of my cheeks as a blush, too. 
  • Carina's Star: The only matte finish in the lineup below, this radiant coral cream is a gorgeous blend of pastel elements and vibrant energy...this, unequivocally, is a summer shade to pursue. 
Charlotte tilbury hot lips 2 swatches
Swatches of Hot Lips 2 in direct sunlight. 
Johannah contemplating her favorite Hot Lips 2 shade...looks like Glowing Jen is the winner. 
Charlotte tilbury hot lips 2 swatches
The Hot Lips 2 packaging is next-level, no? 
The complete look. 
 // THE COMPLETE LOOK //
  • *Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (reviewed HERE): One pump for lavishly hydrated summer skin. 
  • *Hampton Sun Age Defying SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Creme: 100% mineral sunscreen with an opulent smoothing finish that seamlessly blends into the skin? Yes, please! Now that the sun is in full force in my neighborhood, I applied this lightweight yet nourishing formula liberally and love the way it makes my skin look and feel. 
  • *Natura Bisse The Cure Sheer Eye Cream: My sleep has been severely compromised with the move (to be expected!) and it's taken a toll on my under eye region. This tinted formula softly blurs fine lines while adeptly brightening at the same time...it has a cult following for a reason. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Volumizing Spray: I flipped my hair upside down and sprayed this liberally on my second-day mane for soft fullness and plenty of life. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Instant Eclat Glow Primer (reviewed HERE): A beautifully glowy primer-- especially below powder foundation--I applied a pea sized amount all over my face for a lit-from-within effect. 
  • *Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick: Speaking of lit-from-within, this ultra-lightweight  iridescent stick hydrates upon contact while blessing skin with an ethereal glow. I focus application in the orbital area (outer and inner corners) for the best results. 
  • *La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation Powder in Honey Beige (all shades swatched and reviewed HERE): I adore wearing this powder as my only foundation; creamy with buildable coverage, this simply melts into my canvas, lasting for hours and looking like really good skin. 
  • Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer in Medium 33 (reviewed HERE): Just a single swipe of this seriously pigmented concealer along my under eye region is all it takes to banish any remnants of dark circles and it must be noted that a little goes a very long way. 
  • *Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra (reviewed HERE): This true brown tan bronzer works well to sculpt cheekbones and contour the perimeters of the face while imparting an effortless warmth. So good. 
  • *Flesh Beauty Touch Highlighting Balm in Startle: If one could condense the incandescence of pearls and put them into a convenient stick, I wholly believe that Startle would be the result; dewy for days, this illuminator does wonders for the upper cheekbones. 
  • Tom Ford Cream to Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze: I recently rediscovered this respondent neutral tone (as a creature of habit, Golden Peach is my general go-to) and love the  additional depth this truly neutral (leaning towards radiant taupe) tone is. I applied this as an initial wash of color all over my upper eye lids. 
  • Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadow in Blaze (reviewed HERE): This peachy-pink-bronze  possesses an unparalleled wet effect that never ceases to impress. I focused application on the center of my upper eye lids. 
  • *Decorte Eye Glow Gem in PK 880 (reviewed HERE): I used my ring finger to sweep this luminous violet pink up to my brow bones...the sheer tone and gossamer finish are brilliant. 
  • Mac Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Devotion: My mom gifted me this liner (it's one of her favorites) and insisted I try it in lieu of my traditional black waterline situation. Super long lasting and delightfully deep cool green, this liner makes eye pop in a single swipe...mama's intuition is to be trusted! 
  • Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Chestnut: This is on my brows daily and almost every day, someone asks me what I use for my brows...it's truly a dream product if ever I've encountered one. 
  • *Sisley-Paris So Intense Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for jet black lashes with plenty of impact...oh, and the lasting power is sublime. 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in In Love With Olivia: A quintessential pinky nude with enough color payoff to brighten and flatter a spectrum of skin tones...my absolute favorite from the mix. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Skin and hair. 

The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...

Wearing *Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in In Love With Olivia

The eye look. 




Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // A blend of swimwear and activewear with two summer staples thrown in for good measure. 
  • Retro Green Bikini Top: Reminiscent of all of my favorite beach movies of the early 1960s, this gorgeous creamy green top has perfectly lovely shoulder ties and a flattering cut (I'm wearing it in a size medium) that feels secure in the water. I purchased two and adore the fact that this top can work as a base layering piece (as worn above and below) and as a bathing suit. 
  • High Waisted Black Pocket Bike Shorts: I am in love with these bike shorts (which I am wearing in a size XS). The high waist holds everything in while still allowing one to breathe (necessary) and the pockets are so handy. Get these...you won't regret it. 
  • J.Crew Everyday Chambray Shirt: This denim blouse is slightly oversized, making it equally at home over a bikini top or tucked into some skinny jeans. 
  • Luxe black slides: The easiest way to elevate an outfit while still remaining infinitely comfortable. 
Luxe black slides


Charlotte tilbury hot lips 2 swatches
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the *Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Collection and my current summer product and style discoveries and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell!

Good things ahead, including my shopping guide (and subsequent picks) for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, a fresh video tutorial, a preliminary peek at our new home (all moved in but still in the throes of unpacking!!) and a host of product procurements...cannot wait to share. 

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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