Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection launched a few months back and I finally tried the liquid lipsticks from the collection. The liquid lipsticks are described as Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks that contours lips for a fuller, wider Hollywood pout. These matte contouring lipsticks glide like a gloss, set in soft-focus matte and nurture lips like a cream in a light as air full coverage formula. I have tried two shades of these liquid lipsticks and have my views ready on the formula.
The formula of Hollywood lips is creamy like the consistency of a wet mousse. It could be difficult to apply in the starting but once you get the hold of it, it is not a problem. The packaging is nice, the curved foot doe applicator is very smooth when it touches the lips but you have to be careful in defining the lips unless you are using a lip liner. The formula does not dry quickly, for me it took around 10-15 minutes to dry which is an issue for some but the finish is quite okay. The formula has a fragrance which is very subtle but pleasant. After drying, the formula did dry out my lips which I could feel but not much noticeable when looked at. After more than an hour, the color stayed on well but my lips feel dry for which I had to reach for my clear lip balm to make my lips feel comfortable.
There is a nice range of shades in this collection, I have swatched Pin Up Pink and Best Actress for your reference below.
Best Actress – Creamy Nude Brown (Upper)
Pin Up Pink – Shimmery Coral Pink Matte (Lower)
The formula is buildable and does not cakes or cracks on the lips apart from the drying feel as explained above. I found once dry it appears slightly darker then it looks immediately after application. Overall, the shade range is good and it did not make my lips look flat. I did a review and swatches of few of my favorites from the Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick here if you are interested. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection is available at Charlotte Tilbury Canada, Charlotte Tilbury US, Cult Beauty, and Holt Renfrew.