REVIEW: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

by - August 01, 2017

When it comes to my luxury Wish List, there are really a lot of things from Charlotte Tilbury on that list. Until now, I hadn't owned anything from the brand because I don't have a local stockist and I like to swatch and test higher end products before I pick them up. However, I've had Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks* in my cart more than a few times in the past, because they've pretty much topped my wishlist for quite some time now. Recently, I finally got the chance to try them out and I'm over the moon excited. 

For more about these lipsticks, keep reading!

One of my favorites things about Charlotte Tilbury's line in general is that the idea of each product is to help you recreate her style on your own face. Cool, right? So the idea of the Matte Revolution Luminous Modern Matte Long Lasting Lipsticks is that "everyone can create this full, matte lip effect in a long-lasting, buildable, hydrating formula." These lipsticks boast a soothing and hydrating formula that can be used lightly for a stain or more generously for a full coverage, velvety lip look. I swear, the description and claims alone were what made me absolutely need to try these.

Obviously, the packaging is absolutely stunning. Is anyone surprised? The rose gold bullet is textured in a way that makes me think of classic Hollywood makeup products that just feel luxe and special. The coolest thing, though, to me is the actual shape of the lipstick itself. It has a squared off end that mimicks the shape of a lip brush and really makes it easy to get a smooth, crisp line on the lips.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria*
Very Victoria is inspired by Victoria Beckham, a suede, taupe nude for those who buck the trend like Brigitte Bardot.

Something I don't think I've ever mentioned here on the blog is just how much I love Victoria Beckham, particularly her makeup style, so I was really interested in this particular shade and it definitely didn't disappoint. I don't think it leans quite as beige as what I'm used to from Victoria, but I think the addition of a little bit more rosiness actually makes it a lot more wearable in general. 

When I heard "suede, taupe nude" I was a little bit worried that this wouldn't work on my fair skin tone because those types of shades can pull quite brown on me, but I found that this had just enough pink in it to work beautifully. For me, this is both a great every day shade as well as a perfect shade to pair with a smoky eye look for a night out - as Victoria tends to do quite often with her makeup. Honestly, I'm a little bit in love with this shade.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk Of Shame*
Walk of Shame is a beautiful, berry tinted rose for antique chic, perfect for Christina Hendricks and Margot Robbie.

I have to admit, I didn't think that I was going to like this shade when I first looked at it in the bullet. Not because it's not a beautiful shade, but just because I didn't think it would really be my style. I literally could not have been more wrong. Because this isn't a shade I would have picked up normally, this isn't something I already have anything similar to in my collection and has become a bit of a staple for me. 

The description "antique chic" is actually really perfect for where this shade falls. I'd say that it falls into a red category, but it's not a typical red. It has those berry tones, which make it really universally wearable in my opinion, but there's a something a little bit warm and a little bit muted about it that gives it something special. I think my favorite thing about this shade is that it has that boldness, but there's a softness to it that makes it really easy to wear whether you go with a bitten kind of stain or with more intense full pigment. 

BOTTOM: Very Victoria, TOP: Walk Of Shame

I would say that this formula is one of the more recent styles of matte bullet lipsticks in that they apply really smoothly to the lips without any tugging and aren't drying on the lips. They feel really creamy as you apply and they really hold onto that moisture. With time, the creaminess does disappear, but I find that it stays comfortable on the lips.  When first applied, you can really see the hydration in the finish, giving lips a full, plumped appearance that looks really healthy. As this dries down more and more, some of that moisture does disappear but I still find this to be comfortable and non-drying.

LEFT: Very Victoria, RIGHT: Walk Of Shame

As I've said in previous lipstick reviews, I'm not the best person to talk about wear time because I do tend to press my lips together a lot and that significantly decreases the wear time of pretty much anything I put on my lips. That said, I do find that this sticks around quite well on my lips and as the product wears down this does evenly fade to more of a stain on the lips. This isn't a budge proof matte lipstick, but I find the transfer to be fairly minimal, particularly once it sets. I also find that this reapplies really well over itself and restores that hydration and pigmentation in one swipe.

If you've read all the way until this point, you know how I feel about this lipstick formula and these shades, but I'll reiterate. I think both of these shades are really beautiful and very, very wearable and I actually find it hard to choose a favorite. Very Victoria should have been the clear winner based on my usual preferences, but Walk Of Shame really brought something different and absolutely gorgeous to the table for me. The formula is gorgeous. It applies and wears really beautifully on the lips and continues to feel comfortable for the duration of wear. I honestly don't think I could say enough good things about this, but the biggest thing I can say is that it lived up to months and months of high hopes on my end - which is actually a huge deal.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks* are available in Canada at Holt Renfrew and online at Beautylish - and they are very much worth the luxury splurge.

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