Charlotte Tilbury is officially in Canada! The Bloor Street Holt Renfrew in Toronto had an event yesterday so celebrate the arrival of Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup line to the store with free makeovers and samples. The store was blocked but I did manage to push my way through to pick up a few free lipstick samples. They come in a cute little envelope and the application of these samples is something I haven’t seen before so I thought it would be fun to try out here on the blog.
The lipstick comes on a little piece of cardboard you’re supposed to fold in half and press your lips onto. Like blotting your lips except with this you’re putting product on the lips instead of blotting it off. I went with the bright red colour so we could really see it in action. These samples unfortunately don’t have product names on them so I have no idea what shades these are.
I cautiously pressed my lips onto the cardboard sample because I was a bit scared of ending up with red lipstick all over my face. I was impressed with the colour payoff even if I only managed to get the lipstick on half my lips!
(I forget to take a photo during my first application so I took this after I already had the lipstick on. But, you get the idea!)
After this initial application I used a lip brush to apply the rest of the colour. There is quite a bit of lipstick included in the sample and it was really easy to pick up with the brush. I had to clean up the corners of my lips a bit with some concealer after the initial blot but other than that it went on nicely. While this new application process was fun to try, I would definitely recommend just using a brush to pick up and apply the product.
As for the lipstick itself, I quite like it. It feels really nice on the lips, not drying at all, and the colour is just so beautifully bright and bold. Lasting power wasn’t all the impressive and there was a lot of transfer when I ate dinner but that’s to be expected with a creamier formula. I also picked up a nude-pink sample lipstick which I would have also shown you but it literally didn’t show up on my lips at all.
Are you a Charlotte Tilbury fan? Any recommendations on her products?