Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipsticks have been on my wishlist for some time now, but with many lipsticks already in my greedy little hands, I decided it wasn’t an urgent addition! Well as you know I returned my Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara and decided to exchange it for one of the Desk to Disco Lipstick Duo’s as nothing else was calling to me at the time of placing the order! They arrived the other day and I thought it was time to let you know what I think of them!
The shades I ordered were Very Victoria, aptly named after one of my all time favourite celebs, Victoria Beckham; I also ordered Birkin Brown named after those gorgeous, lust-worthy bags! Very Victoria is pretty much the exact same shade as Velvet Teddy in my opinion and is a great, neutral everyday colour that is not too brown or too pink. Birkin Brown is a lovely warm chocolatey shade that is a little bit similar to MAC’s Whirl but perhaps a bit warmer.
The shape of the lipsticks is actually pretty ingenious, the end of the bullet has been squared off at the tip to make it easier to get a precise application. As someone who naturally shapes their lipsticks to quite a slant, the bullet is a fantastic shape for applying the colour and is quite a fun change to the regular lipstick shape. The rest of the packaging is, in true Charlotte Tilbury fashion, fabulous! The rose-gold ribbed casing is just stunning and looks very high-end when placed on the dressing table!
The formulation of these is not too bad, I certainly wouldn’t call them matte, maybe satin at a push but 100% not matte! They do have quite a natural sheen to them which makes them a little slippy to apply which is very unusual for matte lipsticks. This also makes the colour pay-off not as good as expected. I do feel like you need to use a lipliner for both of these shades to help the colour intensify as they are a little bit sheerer than I would like. This is most obvious with the darker, Birkin Brown, shade as it can apply a little patchy and these are not very buildable. I have tried the other range of Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range and these are way way more pigmented than the Matte Revolution ones. I would describe those as an amplified formula and the Matte Revolutions as a slightly shinier satin.
On the whole I’m quite happy with these lipsticks, I love the two colours and the packaging is to die for. Despite the lipsticks being incredibly comfortable to wear, I am a little bit disappointed that they aren’t matte when they are advertised as being matte. I do like a matte lip and that’s why I bought these shades whereas i’d have probably bought a couple more from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range instead if I had known. All of the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks retail for £23 each which is pretty pricey seeing that my beloved MAC lipsticks are only £15.50! I do love the shades I have though and I am sure they will get a hell of a lot of use.
Have you tried either of the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick formulas? What did you think of them? What are your favourite shades?