Lipstick,  Swatches

Carina’s Star Lipstick Swatches (Charlotte Tilbury)

Do I love it when Charlotte has a free lipstick as a gift-with-purchase option? Why, yes, I do. Carina’s Star was one such promotion that landed in my cart recently. So this isn’t a NEW shade. In fact, it’s was released with the Hot Lips 2 Collection back in 2019. It’s been on my wish list for awhile, and my philosophy is that there can never be enough swatches! So here we are!

The shade Carina’s Star comes in a full size, refillable tube for $37 or you can purchase the refill only for $25.

Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Star Hot Lips 2 refillable packaging
The tube is refillable

Charlotte describes this shade as a “modern peach soft coral”. I thought it would be brighter from the promotional pictures. But the shade is more muted than I thought it would be, making it more “wearable” than I thought it would be. Being in the coral family, I do think it’s very appropriate for a spring or summer color choice.

Swatches

I swatched this both with a set of Charlotte Tilbury shades and then with a set of shades from other brands in my collection that I felt were most similar.

First, the Charlotte Tilbury shades:

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick swatches Carina's Star, In Love With Olivia, Pillow Talk, Catwalking, Gracefully Pink, and Glowing Jen on fair/pale/light skin
Out in the sunlight

Shades Swatched (all from Charlotte Tilbury):

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick swatches Carina's Star, In Love With Olivia, Pillow Talk, Catwalking, Gracefully Pink, and Glowing Jen on fair/pale/light skin
Using the Fluorescent Studio Light

Next set, similar shades from other brands:

Lipstick swatches dupes Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Star, Tarte Weekender, Milani Tropical Nude, Wet n Wild Bare It All, Milani Naturally Chick, Nars Tolede on Fair/pale/light skin
Outdoor lighting

Shades Swatched

  • Carina’s Star, Charlotte Tilbury (Purchase here)
  • Weekender, Tarte, seemingly being discontinued, this lipstick line is slowly disappearing from Tarte’s website, but this shade was SO close I had to show it in case you’ve been looking for a Weekender dupe or already had it in your collection
  • Tropical Nude, Milani (Purchase here)
  • Bare it All, Wet n Wild (Purchase here)
  • Naturally Chic, Milani (Purchase here)
  • Tolede, Nars (Purchase here)
Lipstick swatches dupes Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Star, Tarte Weekender, Milani Tropical Nude, Wet n Wild Bare It All, Milani Naturally Chick, Nars Tolede on Fair/pale/light skin

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