Charlotte Tilbury is a British make-up artist, founder and creative director of her eponymous beauty and skincare brand. She is such a genius in her field that the outcome of her talent is the love her products are receiving worldwide. Either it is her makeup or her skincare line, both are loved equally. I was so looking forward to trying her products, I bought few products myself before I was sent some to review. I will be reviewing and swatching the lipsticks in this post. There is a very good thing about the Charlotte Tilbury website that i want to mentioned here is the swatches they provide for the skin tones which is very helpful as you can get an idea how that particular shade of the product will look on you.
I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution The Queen once they were launched as limited edition shades. I was sent Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Bond Girl* and Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Hel's Bells* for review purposes. All the shades are beautiful and compliment my skin tone very nicely.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk is described as Luminous modern matte lipstick with shade nude pink. On the Charlotte Tilbury website, it is described as “This dreamy nude pink is the ultimate celebrity and supermodel lip color for naturally fuller, wider lips. The color enhances the natural hue of your lips, so you can CHEAT a perfect pillow-y pout in seconds. Enriched with soothing orchid and Lipstick Tree extracts, lips appear fuller and wider, with a softer, more youthful feel.” This is a beautiful shade if you want a very natural and matte look for the day, yes it is matte but I did not notice any dryness or clinginess to my lips even after few hours of application. This is more of a creamy formula and frankly more forgiving on the lips. This is launched as a spring shade and it has a very soft romantic vibe to it. This has a medium coverage which is buildable to full coverage. Depending on the light and skin tone, it can look either more coral or warm or neutral nude pink. This lipstick compliments the cult favorite lip liner called Lip Cheat Lip Pencil in shade Pillow talk.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution The Queen is described as a Luminous modern matte lipstick with shade rosy crown-jewel pink. On the Charlotte Tilbury website, it is described as “Exclusively enriched with Lipstick Tree extract which protects lips and is a natural anti-oxidant, and Orchid Extract which soothes and hydrates for a soft, buildable cashmere finish. The Queen is a NEW, rich and rosy crown-jewel pink lipstick in homage to Her Majesty, Elizabeth II.” This shade is the perfect shade of pink that's almost red, but leaning towards like a cherry red but not quite. It's not as warm as a true red, but so unique and so flattering on most skin tones. The texture is very nice and buttery as well, it's not a flat matte, but a silky matte with a lot of depth and dimension to it. It's so beautiful and I am planning to wear it all the seasons.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Bond Girl* is described as a Natural berry red matte lipstick. On the Charlotte Tilbury website, it is described as “Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl has all the ingredients for a lit-from-within pout. This gorgeously chic natural berry shade is inspired by the Bond girls from Halle Berry to Barbara Bach to Olga Kurylenko.” I have a soft corner for berry shades and I have noticed I have been reaching out for this a lot after I got this. This has a staying power of 5-6 hours on my lips and doesn't dry out my lips as most of the matte lipsticks do.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Hel's Bells* is described as a Luminous modern matte lipstick with rich magenta-mulberry shade. On the Charlotte Tilbury website, it is described as “A rich, magical magenta-mulberry inspired by Helena’s quintessentially British style; eccentric and a total one-of-a-kind. Wine-hued lipstick completes her dreamy-gothic, eclectic look.” This is a very nice shade for winters and fall. It has medium coverage and is buildable. Like the other lipsticks from this range, it is matte but hydrating.
From Left to Right ( in natural light): The Queen, Hel's Bell, Bond Girl, Pillow Talk
As per the website, Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks have the below key points that make them unique in their being:
-3D glowing pigments and the Light-diffusing pigments give lips a brilliant, luminous, multi-dimensional finish – capturing light and reflecting it back out for a full-bodied effect
-The antioxidant Lipstick tree derivative helps protect from UV damage and tackles oxidative stress – the color from its seeds was originally used by Indigenous American people to paint and protect their lips
-Triglycerides mixed with a perfect blend of oils and waxes means this lipstick is a dream to use and glides over the contours of your lips
-Ideal for a soft matte finish or buildable, colour-rich luminous finish that doesn’t bleed outside the lip line
Have you tried or own Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick? Which one is your favorite shade which you have or which you want to try next?