Tested on animals:No
Charlotte Tilbury is a brand known for its luxury-inspired makeup products, and Lip Lustre is the company's take on a high-end lipgloss. It doesn't come with any miraculous claims and is one of the more straightforward products in the line, but that doesn't mean it isn't a worthy option. In fact, thanks to a great formula and excellent performance, it easily earns our highest rating!
Lip Lustre's packaging is standard; it comes in a clear tube with a sponge-tipped wand applicator. The product inside, however, is a standout. This gloss glides across lips with ease, imparting sheer-to-medium color (the shades are not fully opaque) and high-impact shine in a single coat. Its biggest strength is the way it feels—it's incredibly smooth and almost plush-feeling, and is non-sticky without being runny.
Lip Lustre comes in a small but well-edited range of shades that include soft pinks, neutral shades infused with shimmer, and a couple of bolder reds.
The high-shine look lasts about three or four hours (without eating or drinking), after which the gloss fades to an attractive soft shine finish. Once it's completely faded, lips actually feel softer, which is always a bonus!
As for the ingredients, they mainly include emollients and pigments. There is a slight amount of fragrance, which isn't apparent when wearing it (we couldn't smell or taste it), but this is something to keep in mind if you have lips that might be sensitive to fragrance ingredients.
Overall, while this certainly isn't the least expensive lipgloss option available, Lip Lustre's performance and comfortable wear mean if you're willing to spend the money on it, it will be money well spent.
- Easy to apply.
- Smooth and plush feel.
- Non-sticky without being runny.
- Lips feel softer after it's faded.
- Contains a small amount of fragrance.