Lip Cheat: Kiss n Tell
K.I.S.S.I.N.G: So Marilyn
May’s edition of Vogue contains a double page spread from editor, Alexandra Shulman, documenting her journey to find the perfect red lip. Something, which many – like myself – have struggled with for years.
Now, I love red lipstick as many of my posts have revealed but I’ve never found the shade that was just right. I’ve spent hours, and more money than I’d like to admit, on trying to find the perfect red colour – until now.
I am so lucky to have the best friends who always spoil me on my birthday and this year I received the famous maroon/gold packaging of my favourite brand – Charlotte Tilbury.
The kit contains three products to help make the perfect red (I’m saving the lip lusture for another post) and this post is dedicated to the lip cheat and lipstick which I’m obsessed with.
Charlotte Tilbury calls her lip pencils ‘lip cheat’ and the website description says:
The signature rich, velvety lip liner that glides effortlessly over lips and has the power to completely re-shape, re-size and balance your pout.
I don’t know how keen I am on reshaping or resizing my ‘pout’ but anything which literally helps me cheat my way into having the kind of lips I see in beauty adverts is definitely a yes from me!
I add lip products last to my make up routine, roughly about 10minutes after applying some Cocoa Butter to my lips so they’re moisturised but not overly oily and then proceed with the lip cheat. This, I apply to the outside of my lips and then fill in lightly.
CT’s website has many descriptions about the lipstick K.I.S.S.I.N.G but the one description I’m drawing on is:
A special blend of waxes means this lipstick is a dream to use and glides over the contours of your lips. The result is colour rich and buildable, the formula does not bleed outside the lip line.
I really love how this lipstick goes on with a slight gloss to it but stays put all night. It’s revolutionary and the fact that it stayed put while I ate my way through many courses at dinner was a shock to me at the end of the night! Can a lipstick really be this perfect?
I recommend the combination of the two for anyone who wants to find a perfect red lipstick, which stays put, is moisturising and provides a perfect colour in just one coat!