My First Charlotte Tilbury Purchase

When I saw the launch of the new Hot Lips collection from Charlotte Tilbury, I knew (at least) one of them had to be mine. I spent hours searching through swatches of each colour, and my initial choice was actually Nude Kate (available previously on the site). However, I realised that I wanted something bolder and a bit more of a risk, rather than always going for a safer option.


Enter: Miranda May.

This colour is described as a ‘Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick’ in a ‘fresh, pinky coral’ colour. I’m also sceptical when it comes to ‘matte’ finishes on lipsticks, as the ‘retro matte’ finish from MAC dries my lips out so much I never reach for the shades I have in this formula anymore (I’m still grieving over this).


I’m glad I took a gamble, though, as this lipstick is literally incredible, and it’s now my go-to colour to wear on a night out, to perk me up or to wear every. damn. day.



Purchasing this product then encouraged me to purchase my second Charlotte Tilbury product, the Lip Cheat Lip Liner in ‘Pillowtalk’. I over-line my lips with this (so easy to do and doesn’t make you look like you’re a three-year-old who got in your mum’s make up bag) and then apply Miranda May all over.


The formula isn’t drying, it lasts forever and it looks incredible against a pale skin tone. It’s not too pink and not too orange, it’s just right (Goldilocks would be proud).

I can’t express how much I love this lip colour, all I can say is, if you’re blonde and verging on the pale side, this colour is for you.

Next up, I either want Secret Salma and The Golden Goddess Palette. C’monnnn lottery win!

Thanks for reading,
S x


  1. Laura

    September 17, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I loved reading this because I’m such a big fan of Charlotte’s eye and lip ranges. Sorry to be an enabler but I have the Golden Goddess palette and it’s absolutely gorgeous, I use it every single day! I am brunette and my favourite lippy is Bond Girl for this time of year. Have you noticed that they smell insanely good too?

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    1. Sophie

      September 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      I’ve heard the golden goddess palette is amazing so I’m very jealous. Is the colour payout good? Have you tried Red Carpet Red? I’ve heard its a universally good red for everyone xxx

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