Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick: Hel’s Bells, Walk of Shame & Love Bite

Hel’s Bells($32/.12oz)
Walk of Shame($32/.12oz)
Love Bite($32/.12oz)

Hel’s Bells
Love Bite 
Walk of Shame 

Never one to be rushed I recently tried Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.  I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging so she started off on a good foot with me once I saw those sleek rose gold bullets. I bought Walk of Shame first which I followed up with Hel’s Bells, and finally Love Bite. 

Walk of Shame and Hel’s Bells are described as modern mattes. I found them to be a lot creamier than other self-described matte lipsticks so I’m guessing that is where the modern part comes in. Walk of shame is several shades deeper than a my lips but better color but I would still consider it a neutral. Hel’s Bels inspired by actress Helena Bonham-Carter, is one of those pinkish-purplish colors that I think can do no wrong.  It’s my favorite of the three. 

Love Bite is one of the ten shades in her K.I.S.S.I.N.G. signature collection range. The formula reportedly offers UV protection and light diffusing pigments. The only thing I can vouch for is that it is a beautiful, notice me red that was just the merry and bright I wanted for the holidays.

All three of the lipsticks had a very subtle sugar cookie smell. They all lasted on my lips for several hours with no slipping or feathering and were a breeze to apply. I’m not the most dexterous person so I have to make sure that I’m very close to the mirror, and it’s quiet so I can focus when I’m putting on lipstick(you laugh because you think I’m kidding). And even with all that it might take a couple tries for me to get it just right.  I didn’t have any application issues with these colors. In my humble but albeit late opinion her lipsticks are definitely worth a try if you are into bold pigmented colors that feel great when applied, and are long lasting.

Which color is your favorite?



  1. Mango and Fudge
    November 6, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    (O_O) – I love them all on you !! Oh I've really wanted to try CT hot lips but I've stopped myself because I already have Red Carpet Red – I agree the formula is really nice. Love your review :)

    • Of the comely
      November 7, 2016 / 1:29 am

      Thank you very much Mango and Fudge. Red Carpet Red looks like it would be a beauty. I have a neutral, a berry and a red so I think I'll hold off on anything else for now. Key phrase being "for now" :)

  2. ahhhsoNeo
    November 8, 2016 / 4:31 am

    I love the dark colours. I've wanted to try Charlotte Tillbury lipsticks, but I didn't have any available close to me so I didn't want to buy without trying them so your swatches are fantastic. Hells Bells looks good, i may want to try that one.

    • Of the comely
      November 10, 2016 / 12:44 am

      Thank you Neo. I think Hel's Bells would look great on you.

  3. Nerline Germain
    November 16, 2016 / 1:55 am

    Sugar cookie smell sounds good. I love all three colors on you. I am sure they would look good on me too.

    • Of the comely
      November 20, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      They would look amazing on you Nerline :)

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