Summertime….we wait all year for you and the Sunshine you (hopefully) bring. The longer days, lighter evenings and Sunny getaways. I love Summer and I love switching my makeup for a more Sunnier, vibrant feel. My Summer look always lends itself to a more bronzed tone, 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 day to night, from the beach to the beach bar and one that will work with many different makeup looks. I have found that perfect Summer lipstick that ticks all the boxes and more….Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna has very quickly become my favourite Summer lipstick and one of my favourite lipsticks ever which as a huge lipstick junkie is a rather big deal.
The Shade: This is my first Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick and now I am so keen to explore more (this could become an expensive addiction!), many of the lipsticks are named and influenced after leading ladies and celebrity women. Sexy Sienna being named and influenced by the beautiful Sienna Miller and I can see why this shade is influenced by her. Its a gorgeously vibrant in an easily wearable way, and one that really makes my eyes pop. Its a beautiful pink coral that has just the right amount of colour and punch to brighten the face without looking too much and yet it still remains soft.
The 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, not amazingly long-lasting it does wear off during the day and I have other lipsticks that last alot longer but it still performs 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 does come off quite a bit when eating or drinking but its one of those lipsticks you don’t mind reapplying because the packaging is so beautiful.
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 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 alot 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…I think I have converted.
Overall: At £24.00 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 alot 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 will definitely be exploring more of the Matte Revolution line, but for now I could not be happier with my favourite Summer lipstick.
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