Summertime….we wait all year for you and the Sunshine you (hopefully) bring. The longer days, lighter evenings and Sunny getaways (non-global pandemic time of course). I love Summer and I love switching my makeup for a more Sunnier, vibrant feel.
My Summer look always leans itself to more bronzed tones, with corals being my favourite go-to for cheeks and lips. I am always on the hunt for my ‘Summer’ Lipstick – the one that will take me through from day to night, from the beach to the beach bar, and one that will work with many different makeup looks and weather climates.
I have found that ‘perfect’ Summer lipstick that ticks all the boxes and more….Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna. This lipstick very quickly became my favourite Summer lipstick over 3 years ago and I’ve continued to reach for it every Summer since. As Spring starts drawing to a close, right through to the beginnings of Autumn, this is what I wear day in day out. In fact it’s one of my favourite lipsticks ever, which as a huge lipstick junkie is a rather big deal.
THE SHADE: This was my first ever Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick and there have been a great many more since. I blame this lipstick for the start of my Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick addiction. Sexy Sienna is named and influenced by the beautiful Sienna Miller and I can see why this shade is influenced by her. Its a gorgeously vibrant shade that’s been created in an easily wearable way. Its a beautiful pink coral that has just the right amount of colour and punch to brighten the face without looking too much or overpowering, and yet it still remains soft enough to wear with pastel colours in the Spring too. Its a shade that really makes my eyes pop too. Its bright without being over the top, its not too pink, not too orange, just that perfect in between Coral shade I love.
TEXTURE: I am never one for Matte Lipsticks normally, preferring more of a Cremesheen or even gloss, but this Matte formula is incredibly creamy and not the least bit drying on my normally dry lips. It’s not cakey like some Matte lipsticks are, instead it just feels buttery and hydrating on the lips that I feel will work for any age range.
LONGEVITY: This lipstick lasts well on my lips, I have other lipsticks that may last longer but this one still performs very well. I find that even when it does fade it fades in an even way that still leaves a decent amount of colour on the lips. It is one of those lipsticks you don’t mind topping up through the day because the packaging is so beautiful, and its a creamy formula that feels light to wear.
PACKAGING: How beautiful is the packaging? To me it screams glamour and luxury something that is so distinctively Charlotte Tilbury. A lipstick that would happily sit on any dressing table and one that you certainly don’t mind pulling out of your handbag to reapply when out and about with it’s shiny rose-gold lipstick holder.
And then the lipstick itself has such a distinctive shape. It has to be the easiest lipstick I have ever applied, especially for the top lip, it just fits the shape of the lips to perfection especially round the cupids bow. The lipstick has the square shaped tip to mimic the shape of a lip brush which makes the application a dream (a no-mirror needed kind of lipstick). The lipstick applies smoothly, evenly and as its highly pigmented you don’t need a lot for the beautiful coral shade to show through. The texture for a matte lipstick was the biggest surprise – hydrating and creamy in a Matte Lipstick…this lipstick had me converted from the first time I applied it over 3 years ago.
OVERALL: At £25.00 I think that it is well priced for a luxury brand, everything about it screams quality to me from the packaging, to the formula, to the lipstick-tip shape itself. I feel like the attention to detail is fantastic and that’s what I love about Charlotte Tilbury products, I feel like there is a lot of thought and love behind each product. As mentioned above I have never been able to really wear Matte Lipsticks before so this is kind of a revelation! Pigmented, hydrating and creamy, I could not be happier with my favourite Summer lipstick.
COMPARING TO OTHER CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICKS: Charlotte Tilbury’s Coral Kiss (which used to be called Coachella Coral) is another big favourite for the Summer. I find Coral Kiss to have a little more of an orange undertone on me and it packs a bit more of a punch of colour on me too, which is great for evenings. A richer shade than Sexy Sienna, Coral Kiss comes in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula which is more hydrating with a bit of a sheen. I loved Sunset Lover too which has sadly been discontinued, but the newer Carina’s Star is another great coral, more of a terracotta shade on me, but another great one if you like your coral lipsticks (and the packaging is beautiful). I would love to know your favourite Summer lipstick shades.
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