Did someone say new Charlotte Tilbury shades?
As soon as I saw on twitter that Charlotte Tilbs had released some new shades, I was smitten. Not even just because it's Charlotte Tilbury. These are her matte revolution lipsticks, aka my favourite lipstick formula ever... annnnnd they are limited edition. If that's not a reason to impulse buy, I don't know what is. I don't wear half my CT lipsticks very often but for some reason, I still feel the need to add to my collection? It's almost like when we all used to collect MAC lipsticks... I binned my love for MAC and jumped aboard the Charlotte Tilbury train instead. The new lipstick range is called the Supermodel range, inspired by Charlotte's love for the 90s when nudes were born. The idea behind it is that these shades are 'your lips but better' nudes that enhance your natural beauty. There's three shades in total, Super Nineties, Super Model & Super Sexy. I personally purchased two out of the three shades, Super Model & Super Sexy as I wasn't 100% that Super Nineties would suit me as it's quite a dark brown nude. I am tempted to buy it anyway though... but for now, find out my thoughts on the two shades I have!
The shade I was immediately drawn to was Super Sexy - I have to admit it looks very different in person and on me to what it looked like on the model for Charlotte Tilbury but I still love it nonetheless! I feel like it looks like a muted ruby red on the image and it's much more pink in person. Although it can differ in certain lighting. It's described as a nude-rouge but I feel like that description insinuates it's more red than it is? Maybe that's just me. I know all lipstick shades vary from person to person as we all have different skin tones and undertones. Layered up it can be quite bold so for everyday wear, my favourite way to wear it is to apply a light layer and smudge it out with a bit of lip balm on top. It gives a much more natural flush of colour and looks lovely! If I was going out for the day or to an event and wanted a bolder lip, it would be perfect worn layered up to its true colour.
Super Model is a shade that is definitely nothing like the image online. It looks so nude on the Charlotte Tilbury website and you can see from my swatch that it's way way darker than that! I've worn it layered up on the photos so you can see its true colouring and it's incredibly dark on me. So much so that I'm not sure it suits me! I think it looks better on me when I've got a darker tan but my natural skin tone is too pale for a shade this dark I think. Having said that, I've worn this shade a lot more than Super Sexy as it's gorgeous applied sheer and blended out. I feel like that's the case with a lot of Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks - they're so pigmented that you can apply the tiniest amount, blend it out and you have the perfect "your lips but better colour" as described. You definitely don't get that if you apply it heavier as the pigmentation is so strong that they become very bold. It's a good thing IMO though as it means the lipsticks will last three times as long as most other brands! Super Model is described as a nude-rose colour but I'd say it's more of a mauve tone personally. If you love shades such as Very Victoria and MAC Velvet Teddy then I think you'll love this one, it's incredibly similar to both, just darker. This one definitely represents the 90s well.
Like most lipsticks, I find they swatch differently to how they look worn but I've added a few photos below wearing the two shades so you can get an idea!
WEARING: SUPER SEXY
WEARING: SUPER MODEL
I love the Matte Revolution range from Charlotte Tilbury purely because they are such pigmented lipsticks, they're matte without being drying or uncomfortable, and they're extremely creamy and easy to apply. The new additions to the range are no exception to this, they wear like a dream and last all day long.
WEARING: SUPER SEXY
THE SHADES VS OTHER CT SHADES
Overall I really love both of the shades I purchased, despite them looking different to how they appeared online. I will say that I find them incredibly similar to a lot of other shades in the Charlotte Tilbury line up (as you can see above!) but if you're a bit of a lipstick addict like me then you will see the slight differences and want them anyway. I find them to be more vintage (is that the right word?) in tone than the other shades which I think is exactly how they're supposed to look. They represent the 90s perfectly just like they were made to! If you're not much of an avid lipstick collector and already own some other CT shades then there's probably not much point in picking these up - although you might want to anyway with them being lim edition.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the new shades?