The minute my phone pinged for a new email notification from Charlotte Tilbury, I knew I had to bag myself a new lippy. Instead of going crazy like I usually do and buying too many and spending god knows what, I decided to only order one, just so I can check that the lipsticks work for little old me before I purchase more. Because to be honest, the whole Hot Lips range is right up my street. As you can probably guess, the lipsticks are named after iconic women in the industry and feature 12 brand signature colours which were created in collaboration with the ladies they are named after, including; Kidman’s Kiss, Super Cindy and even Kim K even got one.
Since we’re well into summer I made an effort to pull myself away from the nude shades and went for a brighter colour.. (although, I’ll definitely be buying Very Victoria pretty soon!). This shade is the ‘Hot Emily’ shade, inspired by the beaut Emily Ratajowski, I have similar dark features so I didn’t bother going to stores and swatching as I knew I’d love it. For someone who always tries to find the best cheap alternatives for lipsticks, I’ll admit £23 made me die inside a little. However after testing my lippy I do believe every single penny is worth it. Quality aside, even the packaging is gorgeous and I really admire the detail, especially the little etched kiss mark in the lipstick. As if that wasn’t enough, this particular range donates a pound from every lipstick sold to Women For Women International.. if that doesn’t justify a splurge I don’t know what will.
LTR: Maybelline Colour Sensational in Electric Orange / Hot Lips in Hot Emily / Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in In Love With Ginger
The lipstick is described as an incredible coral colour, so I felt it would be best to swatch the lipstick in-between an orange and bright coral lipstick to show it’s true shade. The lipstick itself is a square, angled tip which mimics the shape of a lip brush and makes it effortlessly easy to apply to them awkward inner lip angles. In the description of the lipstick, it claims the lipstick is enriched with a ‘secret antioxidant’ which creates full-bodied, lasting impression lips and I completely agree. With some brighter lipsticks I’ve tried in the past with application, the colour is lost the minute you apply and takes a few coats to get that bright shade through; however with this lipstick it’s instant and the longevity is great. I wore this all day yesterday and it barely budged which I love! absolutely nothing worse than having to go to the bathroom and top up your lipstick all day.
Overall, I love the new Hot Lips collection and I can’t wait to try a few more shades as the range is so complex I love almost every colour, I’m so impressed by the pigment and a long lasting lipstick is a lipstick you need to grab hold of with both hands and never let go! Have any of you grabbed one yet? if you haven’t – go treat yo lips! 


  1. July 4, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Oh my god, I really want to try out some of the Hot Lips shades! I actually only own one Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in 'Bitch Perfect' and my god, it is my favourite lipstick in the world. The formula of her lipsticks are amazing so no doubt I'll be picking up many more! I'll have to have a look through this new collection! Fab post lovely xx

    Ciara Rose | | Bloglovin’

    • July 4, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      Ah you need too! I've just bought some more haha Xx

  2. July 4, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Oh my god that colour just looks amazing, I'm not sure it would suit me but I want it! I always love to make new blogger friends by the way, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

  3. July 4, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    oh wow, such stunning colours!! I've never quite liked how bright red looks on me but if I were to buy a red lipstick I'd totally buy these! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  4. July 8, 2016 / 6:42 am

    I've never tried a CT lipstick before, but I have got my eye on these. The shade you've gone for is so pretty! So perfect for the summer. I really want the Kim.K.W lipstick xx

    Lauren |

    • July 8, 2016 / 11:29 am

      They are so worth it! Kim K W looks gorgeous! Xxx

  5. July 8, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Thanks for the review, I was eyeing them on the selfridges website yesterday but wanted to see a few reviews before purchasing, I too love a coral so will probably order this one and one of the other red's too. xoxo

    Sarah from iheartcosmetics

    • July 8, 2016 / 11:30 am

      You definitely should it's a lovely shade! Xxx

  6. July 8, 2016 / 11:30 am

    The shape makes it so easy to apply too. treat yoself! Xxx

  7. July 8, 2016 / 11:31 am

    It always makes a purchase a little better knowing you're giving something back! Xxx

  8. July 8, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    this colour is just amazing. right up my street. sadly, germany has no ct counter and when it comes to lipsticks i like seeing them in person. i'm gonna be in london in september so i will treat myself to some.

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