And the search of the perfect red continues with the Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick – drumrolls please – I know it’s probably killing you that I started a sentence with the word ‘and’ – my English teacher drummed it into me that this was a HUGE faux pas – but grammar and spelling has NEVER been my strong point; I’m in the blogging game for the pretty pictures, and I’ve learnt not to get caught up in the little things as I get older because they really don’t matter that much.
I absolutely adore Charlotte Tilbury and the CT brand so I’m making in a mini mission to swatch my way through a large selection of their lipsticks before my #365LipstickDays Lipstick Challenge is over. as I know everyone is so obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury Collection at the moment – with good reason, as her products are amazing – so I wanted to take some time to talk about a gorgeous red lipstick from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G core range that I feel is all that AND a cup of tea.
The Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick – via John Lewis – is a paraben free  red lipstick that has been created to resemble classic Hollywood glamour red lips. Enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient from “the Lipstick Tree”, the Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn lipstick has been blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips and forumulated with anti-oxidants to protects lips from UV damage and external pollution.
I feel like the Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn Lipstick is a gorgeous, fuss-free red lipstick. It’s an absolutely dream to apply and feels very creamy on the lips with a 4-5 hours wear time – which is pretty impressive – but I just don’t find it very exciting. I think the MAC Viva Glam I lipstick is very similar in consistency, colour, wear AND is almost £10 cheaper so I think I was expecting something a little more . . . ‘luxury’ from this CT lipstick. I might just be reaching here as I’m such a fan of the Charlotte Tilbury brand but I was hoping that the So Marilyn would be the lipstick to end my hunt for the perfect red lipstick but alas it was not meant to be.
The Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick costs £24.00 and is available to purchase from John Lewis