Charlotte Tilbury Created 12 New Lipsticks Inspired by Your Favorite Celebrities
Charlotte Tilbury has always been a celebrity favorite. She did the makeup for Amal Clooney and Kate Moss on their wedding days. Kim Kardashian is a fan. The list is enormous (and growing!). This Summer, Charlotte will pay homage to her Hollywood clientele with a 12-shade lipstick launch inspired by some of the biggest names in the biz — Kim, Salma Hayek, Cindy Crawford, and more! Plus, four existing shades — Nude Kate (Kate Moss), Penelope Pink (Penélope Cruz), Sexy Sienna (Sienna Miller), and Very Victoria (Victoria Beckham) — will be included. The shades range from '90s nudes to geranium reds.
To top off the fabulousness, $2 from every Hot Lips lipstick sale will be donated to Women For Women during the first two months of the launch. Women For Women is an international organization that supports those affected by war and conflict, providing them with support, tools, and access to learning survival skills.
We met up with Charlotte at an event in NYC to introduce Hot Lips, where she shared her inspiration and personal connection to all 12 celebrities. Keep reading to hear from Charlotte why you need these 12 hot shades in your life.
Everything launches on June 24 at CharlotteTilbury.com and other Charlotte Tilbury retailers on July 1.
The celebrity: Kate Bosworth
The lipstick: Bosworth's Beauty; "It's kind of like a 1950s vintage candy-pink."
Charlotte's inspiration: "What I love about Kate Bosworth is that she looks great in an old-school ballgown, but makes it feel contemporary, cool, and cute. That sort of Grace Kelly-ish funky way. Yet she looks so equally great in a tassled Coachella outfit. She straddles those worlds brilliantly. She has these great blue-green eyes, and this kind of pink retro color just looks so cool and quirky on her. I really wanted to bottle that."
Charlotte Tilbury Bosworth's Beauty Lipstick
The celebrity: Carina Lau
The lipstick: Carina's Love; "When you think of China, you think of this pill-box, bright red. It signifies joy. She really wanted this specific red that we had mixed and worked on, on her. It's very velvety-matte, but has this electrifying red that comes through it."
Charlotte's inspiration: "I met Carina while doing her makeup for the cover of Vogue China and fell in love with her. She's got quite an amazing story. She got kidnapped and raped. I really look up to her after what she's been through and the way she carries herself with so much grace. She's empowered and she has so much strength and happiness, after going through something like that. She's like the Angelina Jolie of Asia, as well. She is such a wonderful spirit and a woman."
Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love Lipstick
The celebrity: Poppy Delevingne
The lipstick: Electric Poppy
Charlotte's inspiration: "Those Delevigne girls are so electric. I've known them since they were like 12 years old eating Kellogg's Corn Flakes and keeping me up like some mad woman. I'll never forget Cara with her big brows saying, 'Kellogg's!' They've always had these very electric, fun personalities — kooky and bright.
"Poppy is always like in jeans and a t-shirt with Ray-Bans and a cherry lip. Or she'll look equally fabulous in a ballgown going to the MET with a statement lip. She straddles those worlds so well, and yet she'll still wear this electrifying color and make it feel cool and young — sort of like a cerise cherry. So that's how the Poppy color [came to be]."
Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy Lipstick
The celebrity: Emily Ratajkowski
The lipstick: Hot Emily
Charlotte's inspiration: "Sexiest woman on the planet. I always think of her as that sort of '70s, American, nothing comes between me and my Calvins sort of girl. A Charlie's Angels woman . . . I came up with this great 1970s retro neutral coral. It looks so fresh and gorgeous on her skin, even though it's a little bit of statement."
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily Lipstick
The celebrity: Nicole Kidman
The lipstick: Kidman's Kiss
Charlotte's inspiration: "Obviously I've always had a slight crush on her, being a redhead. She's always been one of my beauty icons. She reminds me of Pre-Raphaelite beauties. Those amazing paintings, those rosebud lips. I wanted to steal some of that in a Pre-Raphaelite lipstick and give that to everybody. A just-kissed, rose-petal pink. It looks really beautiful on pale complexions. It's one of those great universal colors."
Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss Lipstick
The celebrity: Kim Kardashian
The lipstick: Kim KW
Charlotte's inspiration: "She's so controversial. Listen, you love her or you hate her. I adore her. We've had such an amazing time together. She's been incredibly supportive of me. She's a beauty iconic of today. When I do her makeup, I think of people like Raquel Welch. She really reminds me of those amazing beauties of Italian films, or like Sophia Loren, or even a little bit of Audrey Hepburn.
"She's the queen of the nude lip. I think of her, and I think of the nude lip. It has this retro feel to it. It's so fab."
Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW Lipstick
The celebrity: Liv Tyler
The lipstick: Liv It Up; "It's a pretty rosebud color."
Charlotte's inspiration: "When I think of Liv Tyler, I think of her heritage — being the daughter of rock gods, and at the same time, being this wonderful fairy in Lord of the Rings. She's in this juxtaposition world. She looks great either very fresh with the rosebud lip or with smoky eye and more rock 'n' roll. When I think of the colors I've done on her, [I picked one that] straddled her entire world."
Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up Lipstick
The celebrity: Miranda Kerr
The lipstick: Miranda May
Charlotte's inspiration: "May is actually her middle name. Whenever I look at Miranda, she's got these gorgeous piercing blue eyes and this very fresh complexion. She wears lipstick in this fresh, glamorous way. It never looks too done.
"It's a coraly-pink that's a bit like the sunsets where she lives in Malibu, or Bondi Beach. It makes her piercing blue eyes really pop. When we met she was just like, 'Yes! That's it that's the one!'"
Charlotte Tilbury Miranda May Lipstick
The celebrity: Cindy Crawford
The lipstick: Super Cindy
Charlotte's inspiration: "I'm sort of obsessed with her. She has always been one of my heroes. Those '90s supermodels and their beauty. She's got an all-American fresh face — gorgeous, healthy, sexy beauty. She always has that sort of tawny, nude lip that you always want. I obviously have a crush on her and look nothing like her. This lipstick color — taupe nude — was made ages ago, but it feels relevant again."
Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy Lipstick
The celebrity: Laura Bailey
The lipstick: Tell Laura
Charlotte's inspiration: "It is a matte, geranium red. You can either put it on as a stain or really build it up and have that velvety [finish]. She's this very English Portobello girl. She's a writer, she's a model, and she's got this really eccentric, irreverent style. She's brilliant. She wears mad outfits, and that was a little bit of [the inspiration behind] Tell Laura.
Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura Lipstick
Helena Bonham Carter
The celebrity: Helena Bonham Carter
The lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells Lipstick
Charlotte's inspiration: "She is this brilliant British eccentric. She plays all these mad characters and she is like [them] in real life. She's very gothic eccentric, and crazy wonderful outfits with taft, lace, and net. Crazy colored lipsticks. She always [pulls] this complete madness like a witch off, but is stunning at the same time. This color is really such a magenta-mulberry color. When you put it on you look sort of stark and gothic, but it has this electric magenta that comes through it. It’s beautiful and surprising like she is. It’s very her."
Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells Lipstick
The celebrity: Salma Hayek
The lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma Lipstick
Charlotte's inspiration: "This is a deep-rose, plum color. I love those Latinas who are very sensual and sexy, as well as that beautiful tan Latin skin. They’ve got this wonderful natural hue on their lip that I just find so sultry and Latin and gorgeous. It’s stealing some of that DNA — that sort of sultry lip — [in this color]. It's a really great color that looks fabulous on everyone."
Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Nude Kate Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna Lipstick