Our Current Lip Obsession: Charlotte Tilbury’s Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm

The category is…lip-care meets glossy lip-colour. And Charlotte Tilbury’s Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balms go above and beyond all, continuing to steal the make-up world’s spotlight in one glamorous swipe. Keep reading to learn more about this ravishing and multitasking lip-product and discover why you, too, absolutely need it in your life and in your beauty bag.

This coming post-Covid period is promising the normalcy of many new and old things and easing your way back into the lipstick game (without the mandatory surgical face mask) is definitely one of the easiest with this Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm from Charlotte Tilbury. The internationally renowned make-up and skincare line created by British Vogue Beauty Contributor and legendary British make-up artist, launched this particular Lipstick Balm this past January 2021, however, we are honestly still downright obsessed with it.

This magic Lipstick Balm serves as a lipstick, a lip gloss, and a lip-care product similar to a lip balm or a lip mask all in one. It nourishes and hydrates your lips like a lip treatment, while giving off a beautiful, highly pigmented colour, and a mega glossy finish. It combines the fun of make-up with the effectiveness of skincare ingredients, that over time give you healthier lips with a guaranteed happy glow. The Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balms feature powerhouse ingredients like: hyaluronic acid that rehydrates and naturally plumps up tired lips, c-peptide which smooths, revitalizes, and diminishes the look of vertical lip-line wrinkles, responsibly harvested hydrating butters from the Amazonian Rainforest that soften and nourish the delicate skin of the lips, luxury glossy pigments that give high-shine and high-colour pay off, super soft polymers that make this formula exceptionally silky and luscious, and sustainably sourced passion fruit seed oil that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and is able to deeply moisturize the lips.

The Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balms also come in a large shade range, that definitely does not keep you longing for more variety or different hues. Our favourite universal shade is the famed Pillow Talk, that is a true nude-pink and adds just the right amount of subtle lip-colour for everyone. However, if you want to punch up the colour a bit more for your specific skin type, we have also got you covered! For darker skin tones we love the shade Passion Kiss, a golden-chestnut colour that instantly perks up and energizes the face, for medium skin tones we recommend Happilove, a radiant, soft-pink that makes your skin glow, and for lighter skin tones we suggest Crystal Happikiss, a sheer pink-berry colour that is perfect for an easy and pretty summer look. All of the ten different shades from this collection can be worn alone or over a lip-liner for a bolder and more defined look, try one of Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat Lip Liners for the ultimate long-lasting look.

And let us not forget, this lip-product comes in an unbelievably mega glossy finish. And we are not talking about former 1990’s sticky, gloppy, and messy lip-glosses, but creamy and smooth modern lip marvels that leaves your pout looking more youthful and even healthier. However, if ultra-glossy lips are just not your aesthetic and you prefer a more muted satin finish, fear not! And do not disregard this product! You can still reap all the benefits and skin-loving ingredients by simply applying one of the Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balms to your lips and then merely blotting it as a final step. This will also beautifully soften the colour, and give you a more naturally flawless look.  
Last but not least, this Charlotte Tilbury Lip Gloss product comes in a clever click-up-twist-up style packaging that allows you to apply the correct amount every-time, just remember a little goes a long way and unfortunately the applicator is not able to have a retractable feature due to the extremely soft texture of this product. For a dazzling glossy look, slowly turn the bottom part of the applicator counter-clockwise and apply the Lipstick Balm on the middle of your lower lip and press your lips together. For a softer look with a more subdued colour and satiny finish, follow the same steps, just adding the final blotting step as mentioned above. This Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm is a true must-have for everyday wear as well as elegant nights out. It is perfect no matter the season or weather and a total year-long favourite, check it out for yourself at your local Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Counter.

By By Marie-Louise Bloch