Charlotte Tilbury ‘Hot Lips 2 Collection’: Review and Swatches

Hello everyone!

Charlotte Tilbury has launched new Lipstick collection called ‘Hot Lips 2’ a few weeks ago. This collection has 10 brand new shades that include 5 Matte Revolution formulas and 5 K.I.S.S.I.N.G formulas – plus one clear lipstick balm. Each one of these 10 lipsticks is inspired by people that Charlotte considers to be iconic in her life. I also want to mention that the brand took ‘1 million pound’ pledge during the launch with their charity partner “Women for Women International”, which is a charity that works to help women survivors of war to rebuild their lives.

Product Details

Cost: $37.00 (USD) 

Quantity: 0.12 oz

Here’s a list of the names of all the lipsticks in this collection!

The five K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formula lipsticks are:

  • Angel Alessandra –  sunset peachy nude
  • J.K. Magic –  peachy rosy nude
  • Dancefloor Princess –  pretty, cool pink
  • In Love With Olivia –  sumptuous pink
  • Glowing Jen – brownish rose

The five Matte Revolution formula lipsticks are:

  • Amazing Amal – an elegant, soft berry pink
  • Patsy Red – an iconic, statement red
  • Viva La Vergara – a soft wine
  • Red Hot Susan – wearable, tawny-orange red
  • Carina’s Star – a modern peachy soft coral


All the ‘Hot Lips 2’ Lipsticks are packed in a beautiful luxurious case printed with one of five eye-catching printed designs and each lipstick is refillable.

I have one shade to share with you all today and that is: Carina’s Star. As I just mentioned above, it is a matte revolution formula.

To see the swatches and know my thoughts about the formulation, please continue reading!


‘Carina’s Star’ is a homage to Hong Kong actress named Carina Lau. It is a medium peachy shade with a soft coral and warm undertones .

Without Flashlight

It has a satin sheen. The texture is very lightweight, smooth and velvety. The color payoff is medium to semi-opaque and I had to swipe 2-3 times to get the desired color on my lips. It lasted for about 4 hours on me and faded eventually.

With Flashlight

The formula is non-drying, but you have to be real careful about exfoliating your lips before you apply it on your lips as for me, my lips started getting flaky only within 3-4 hours of the application. There is a subtle scent to it, nothing unpleasant. Also, this one is a non-transfer proof formula. You can see the swatches here:

Final Thoughts

If we talk about the shade itself then I think, this one is very wearable peachy shade for summer. Their packaging is gorgeous and I like the fact that they are refillable. But if we talk about longevity, then its not a very good option, I’d say! Also, it transfers easily and fades quickly. And from price point of view too, its quite expensive (hello luxury!). So if you’re one who consider all these things before buying a lipstick or lip product, then I’m afraid, this collection is not for you! But if you’re someone, a lipstick junkie (like myself), who just want to try out every single lipstick in the market 😛 then you should just go and get it for the sake of beautiful shade range and luxurious packaging!

One more thing, if you think (by looking at the swatches), that you really liked the shade of this particular lipstick but you are not ready to spend this much, then I have a dupe for you. It’s by Mac Cosmetics and the shade is called ‘Mull It Over’. This is one of the shades from their Powder Matte Lipstick collection. Bothe of these shades look absolutely similar on me. You can see the swatches here:

If you want to know more about ‘Mull It Over’, then you can find it here:

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you had a great weekend!. Do share if you have checked out this collection yet 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

10 thoughts on “Charlotte Tilbury ‘Hot Lips 2 Collection’: Review and Swatches

  1. thank you so much for this review and dupe review, I have the Mac Mull it Over and I was also attracted to the CT Carina, but seeing the swatches now I don’t think it would add something new.
    greetings from Amsterdam,

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