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Monday 27 April 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks - Walk of Shame, Red Carpet Red, Very Victoria

I was lucky enough to be at the annual CEW awards lunch on Friday, and when Charlotte Tilbury won two awards (Best New Brand - Prestige and overall Best British Brand) the cheering was insanely loud in the room.  It's fairly safe to assume that they were incredibly popular wins!  I have really liked everything I've tried from the brand and thought it was time to show off some of the lip products, as I realised I've only written about eye products up until now.

I love the rose-gold packaging of the lipsticks, it screams old-school glamour, and the contents are even better:

L-R: Walk of Shame, Red Carpet Red and Very Victoria
Walk of Shame is a warm and slightly browned berry shade, Red Carpet Red does exactly what it says on the label, being a beautiful Hollywood red, and Very Victoria is a nude, with hints of taupe, which was specially created for Victoria Beckham. 

The texture, for a matte, is incredibly silky, and they're not as full-on opaque as you would expect - it feels like these have a gel base, and the finish is hugely flattering on the lips, you don't get that heavy, powdery feeling like you can with some matte lipsticks that amp up the pigment at the expense of emollients and turn your lips into rags by the end of the day.  These textures are light, and you can barely feel them on your lips.  I like that the coverage is buildable, too.  Lets face it not every day is a bright lip day, much as you might want it to be.

Walk of Shame

Red Carpet Red

Very Victoria
The colours are fairly complex, as you can see in the close-up pics, there is just the merest hint of micro-shimmer in the formulations, this is undetectable on the lips, but just adds a bit of depth and stops the formula being completely flat in wear.  The squared-off, chisel-shaped tips aid in application too, being small enough to get into all the nooks and crannies your lips might offer.

Top to bottom - my bare lips, Walk of Shame, Red Carpet Red and Very Victoria
All offer good, but not totally opaque coverage, and Walk of Shame is a perfect (for me) easily wearable "not quite nude" shade, and Red Carpet Red is a great statement shade.  Very Victoria is a great nude, but as always, I find these brown/beige/caramel "nudes" incredibly challenging to wear owing to my colouring, but I do wear it occasionally if I'm wearing strong eyemakeup.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks are incredibly well-named, as it's not a texture I've ever come across in a matte lipstick before, and they're all the more amazing for that.  They cost £23, and are available at Selfridges and online at

The Fine Print: PR Samples 
The Even Finer Print: We're not featuring full fragrance reviews on Get Lippie at the moment owing to illness - please see The Parosmia Diaries for more.

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