I’ve been wanting to add this iconic shade to my Charlotte Tilbury lipstick collection for months and after a particularly stressful day, I decided to treat myself. CT is my favourite way to spoil myself, there’s just something about the dreamy packaging and indulgent formulas that make her products feel extra special. We all have that one brand that makes our heart flutter.
The Hot Lips collection was created in collaboration with 12 strong, successful and influential women including Kate Moss, Helena Bonham-Carter and Victoria Beckham. The collection features a beautiful range of shades and formulas that aim to captivate the style and individuality of each leading lady. Kim K.W. is the ultimate nude designed with Kim’s signature pout in mind. Love her or loathe her, there is no denying her makeup is flawless and those plump lips are iconic. I did hesitate to pick this up without having swatched it first, as I was worried I was too pale and it would give me the dreaded 90s concealer lips look. The touch of pink in this light beige lipstick actually makes it incredibly wearable even for those of us with pale complexions. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula reminds me of MAC’s Cremesheen, although in my opinion, it’s far superior. Kim K. W. applies like butter, drenching the lips in pigment from the very first swipe. It’s surprisingly long lasting considering it doesn’t dry down and isn’t transfer proof. It makes my lips look luscious and full whilst feeling very comfortable and hydrated.
Kim K. W. can be a little unforgiving, it clings and highlights cracks which is why I haven’t included a photo of my poor frostbitten lips right now; I feel it wouldn’t do this beautiful lipstick justice. I definitely suggest a lip scrub beforehand when wearing during Winter in Scotland that’s for sure. As you can see from swatches above Kim K. W. saturates the skin in colour and is the perfect addition to my little CT family. The official Charlotte Tilbury site also lets you view the lipstick applied to ten different skin tones if you’re still unsure whether or not you can pull this shade off.
Enjoyed this post? You may want to read: Charlotte Tilbury | Natural Beauty Instant Look in a Palette.