Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in shades Bitch Perfect, Coachcella Coral: swatches, pics, review

Hello, Beautiful!

I’ve wanted Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick in the shade Bitch Perfect since the first day I saw it online. I finally got my hands on it (from Nordstrom) and have been in love ever since. I also picked up Coachella Coral and both shades are winners in my book! Although there was a formula difference between the two, but I think it’s because I received an older tube of Bitch Perfect. More on that in the review below…

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipsticks Info & Review

Cost: $32.00 each (0.12 oz full size)
Availability: Available on the Charlotte Tilbury website, at Nordstrom, and everywhere else Charlotte Tilbury is sold.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Kisses!


Enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient, the Lipstick Tree, an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible. Blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that ensure you leave a lasting impression!

Currently available in a range of 10 shades, curated with modern and classic icons in mind. Paraben free.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. 
Fallen From The Lipstick Tree
Shades: Bitch Perfect, Coachella Coral
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual shade.

I knew I was buying Bitch Perfect, but I didn’t realize I would also fall in love with Coachella Coral from the videos I saw online. I’ll go into detail on each shade below.

Here is what the box looks like. On the side with the UPC (not shown) the shade name is listed. Click on them to view larger.


Let’s start with my favorite shade, Bitch Perfect…..

Although the packaging isn’t heavy duty, it still looks really nice. A pretty gold style with a hint of rose in that gold tone. Her “CT” embossed on the top of the lid, and the shade name on the bottom.

When buying her lipsticks, I knew I had to get Bitch Perfect. There’s a reason the word “perfect” is in the shade name; to me this is perfect. It’s such a gorgeous nude shade that would look great on nearly everyone.

Judging by how the bullet looks, I think I got an old one or maybe a dud… especially because the formula of Bitch Perfect is much drier than Coachella Coral. 

This shade is so gorgeous. It looks darker in the tube than how it applies on the lips. It’s a perfect pinky-peachy nude shade.

Now let’s talk about Coachella Coral…..

Same pretty packaging.

This shade was a “don’t need” at first, when looking at swatches on the Nordstrom website. But then I saw a video of this swatched and it completely changed my mind.

As you can see, this lipstick bullet is perfectly smooth. I really do think I got an old  Bitch Perfect because Coachella Coral applies like butter! 

I can best describe this shade as a vibrant pinky coral with an orange undertone. It may lean warmer (more orange) on your lips than pink depending on your lip coloring. For me it does lean a bit warmer, but I still see the pink in the orange coral undertone for sure. In person this shade is a bit more vibrant than how it appears in the lip swatches. It’s a really beautiful bolder shade that I think would be the perfect spring and summer shade, too bad fall is here and winter will be here before we know it. But I’m one to wear whatever lip color no matter the season, so I’ll rock this with a simple eye look for certain!


I originally swatched Bitch Perfect first, and wasn’t that impressed by the formula. I didn’t understand why everyone said it was really creamy and had a smooth application. I thought it was a bit dry and didn’t have the smoothest application (it kind of tugged at my lips just a bit). Then I swatched Coachella Coral and the difference was like night and day. Coachella Coral glides on like a dream. So I’m 99.9% sure I got an old Bitch Perfect or a factory fuck up.

In terms of shades, Bitch Perfect (no matter if the formula on mine was a bit drier) is perfection in a tube for me. I love, love, LOVE the shade and think this is a must-have for anyone who enjoys nude shades that have more pink/peach to them and that will compliment the lips and not erase them.

I also really like Coachella Coral. It’s a great one for those that like a pop of vibrant coral on their lips. It is a pretty one!

I’m not even sure what other shades would really interest me from the 10 she currently has. There is one or two from the Matte Revolution line that I’m curious about (Amazing Grace and Sexy Sienna). In time I may treat myself to them.

I do think $32 is a bit spendy for a lipstick but I enjoy these shades and they won’t go to waste. For a high-end lipstick, these didn’t disappoint (other than the formula issue with Bitch Perfect).

Now let me know what you think…

What do you think of this lipstick? Have you tried this, or would you consider adding this to your beauty wish list? What shade do you like better? Discuss in the comments below!
xoxo with love & beauty,
Crystal Valentine