Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Dupes

dupes for charlotte tilbury lipsticks

After the success of older posts on MAC Lipstick Dupes and Clinique Drugstore Dupes, I figured I would create another one with a different higher-end brand, and Charlotte Tilbury was an easy choice. Before she created her eponymous beauty line, Charlotte Tilbury was a celebrity makeup artist and creative director. Although all of her products are fairly popular, I’d argue the best products are her lipsticks. She has a few different lip options, which I’ll briefly describe below before getting into the dupe versions of each.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

  • Price: $34.00
  • Finish: Matte, but very hydrating.
  • Shades: 16, including the most popular Pillow Talk.
  • Unique features: 3D glow pigments to help lips appear fuller and wider, made with orchid extract to soothe and protect lips.
  • Shape: Square-angled tip that mimics the shape of a lip brush for a precise application.
  • Shop: Here at Sephora 

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick

  • Price: $34.00
  • Finish: Satin
  • Shades: 11, including the popular Bitch Perfect.
  • Unique features: Protects lips from UV damage, a special blend of waxes to prevent bleeding outside the lip line, and light-diffusing pigments.
  • Shape: Traditional diagonal tip
  • Shop: Here at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick

  • Price: $34.00
  • Finish: Matte and satin – check shades to be sure.
  • Shades: 10, including the popular Kim K.W. (after Kim Kardashian, of course).
  • Unique features: This line features shades named by Charlotte’s favorite celebrities.
  • Shape: Square-angled tip
  • Shop: Here at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Dupes

If the $34 price tag is a little too steep for your budget, I’ve found that there are some great drugstore alternatives (aka “dupes”) to a few of the best-selling Charlotte Tilbury shades. It’s important to note that not all dupes are created equal and none are 100% perfect replacements for the original. I included swatches on the lips to try to give a more accurate representation of the color, since it can look very different in the tube and on Photoshopped product images.

 

charlotte tilbury lipstick dupes

Pillow Talk & NYX Matte Lipstick in Euro Trash (Dupe)  |  Kim K.W. & e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in “Nearly Nude” (Dupe) Very Victoria & ColourPop Lippie Stix in Parker (Dupe) Love Bite & Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Fire & Ice” (Dupe) Super Cindy & Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in “Naked Coral” (Dupe) Velvet Underground & Wet N Wild Cherry Picking (Dupe)

 

Pillow Talk Dupe – NYX Matte Lipstick in Euro Trash

Pillow Talk is Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling lipstick shade that has also been spun off into a matching lip liner and gloss. The color is a nude pink that works on almost all skin tones (I have this and it looks nice on me — I’m pale with light brown hair and dark brown eyes for reference). The NYX Euro Trash is a nice dupe for both color and texture/finish. I’ve found that NYX lipsticks make great drugstore dupes for a ton of higher-end lip shades.

Kim K.W. Dupe – e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in “Nearly Nude”

Kim K.W. is a true nude shade that has a lot of dupes at similar price points (i.e. from higher-end brands similar to Charlotte Tilbury). However, it’s hard to find an affordable/drugstore option. The closest I could find is e.l.f.’s “Nearly Nude”, although the tip/applicator is much different than the original.

Very Victoria Dupe – ColourPop Lippie Stix in Parker

Very Victoria is a taupe nude that’s a bit more brown than Pillow Talk (for reference). A more affordable dupe in both color and application is Parker from ColourPop. ColourPop is another brand that makes great shade dupes for lots of higher-end lipsticks like MAC and NARS. When looking at the lipsticks themselves, the shades don’t look similar, but when applied on the lips they look much more alike.

Love Bite Dupe – Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Fire & Ice”

Love Bite is a bright, warm red, while Fire and Ice is described as a bright red (not warm or cool). I find Love Bite to work better for darker skin tones, while Fire & Ice works nicely on lighter skin tones. Either way, it’s a great dupe and the Revlon formula is excellent for the price.

Super Cindy Dupe – Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in “Naked Coral”

Super Cindy is a descried as a muted nude shade, while Naked Coral is described as well, a naked coral. Even though coral and nude aren’t similar at all in general, these shades are ringers for one another. I find that the Maybelline shade is named poorly, since it’s not really a coral at all and they should totally rename it to avoid confusion.

Velvet Underground Dupe – Wet N Wild Cherry Picking

Velvet Underground is a gorgeous bright fuchsia lip shade. Cherry Picking is a nice dupe with surprisingly strong pigmentation.

3 Comments

  1. I love the consistency of CT lipsticks but also love the ones from Maybelline as well! My friend works at L’Oreal corporate and has said that there is actually no difference in the higher end makeup and the drugstore brands – they all use the same labs apparently LOL!

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