What’s your favorite high end lipstick?Lipstick is my favorite splurge item these days since it’s so easy to apply and it can change my entire look in just a few seconds. Truthfully, I think long and hard about adding new makeup items to my collection these days because I have SO MUCH of it. The last several times I went makeup shopping I went in with a huge wish list and left with nothing despite really liking everything I tried!
Recently, I got my hands on the Perfect Pink Kiss Lip Trio by Charlotte Tilbury, and it’s really checking every box for me! I love that I am able to add some dimension to my lips when I use the three products together. It’s not often that I take the time to line, lipstick, and gloss up my lips all in the same sitting but it’s worth the tiny bit of extra effort involved. The fact that these three come packaged together also takes the guesswork out of which shade I should buy to line vs. lipstick to fill in my lips.
This set comes with Lip Cheat liner in Pink Venus. It’s a matte pinky nude shade that I have worn on its own and layered. I remember lip liner being somewhat popular in the early 2000s when I was in high school but they’re increasingly popular lately because of Instagram and the Kylie Jenner craze. A lot of people are using a liner like this one to over line their lips and make them look plumper, but that just looks silly on me. I’m using this to line and lightly fill my lips in so the lipstick sticks better!
K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Coachella Coral is the next step. This will be an easy splurge buy for most people because coral looks good on everyone. I find this particular shade to be a perfect coral for me because it’s not too electric, not too orange, and not too pink. It is lightly scented with vanilla and goes on just creamy enough that it leaves my lips feeling soft but not so creamy that it feathers everywhere. It’s pretty long wearing (especially when worn as a trio) and the color is super flattering!
On the center of my lips I am using Lip Lustre Lip Lacquer in Portobello Girl. I like the way wearing this just in the center of my lips makes them look a little more full. Of course when I eat, drink, and talk throughout the day the gloss distributes a little bit but I like the way it catches the light when it’s first applied. This is a milky light pink that doesn’t have as much pigment as the lipstick but it’s very complementary.
The Perfect Pink Kiss has been so much fun to use recently, it’s definitely taken the cake for my favorite high end lipstick recently. I’ve been eyeing some of Charlotte Tilbury’s palettes as items I’d love to spring for next time I have a reason to treat myself. Everything in her line is so pretty and high class!
Do you have a favorite high end lipstick that you turn towards? Now that I pose the question I am already wondering what my next high end lipstick purchase will be. I was eyeing some Marc Jacobs lipsticks and glosses the other day at Sephora and couldn’t quite pull the trigger but that might be my next lipstick purchase! Stay tuned 🙂
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