Review: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

Let’s review today my very first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick!

From the website: “Matte Revolution – the words on everyones lips!

Create the illusion of fuller, wider lips with my Matte Revolution – for lips that look lit from within.

It’s a trick I use all the time on photo shoots, using lighting trickery, pigments and powders, and have been working for years to re-create this effect in the slick of 1 lipstick. Now everyone can create this full, matte lip effect in a long-lasting, buildable, hydrating formula – it’s the matte lipstick of the future!

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. Layer and build the color to create the intensity you want, from a light-as-air matte stain to dramatic full-velvet coverage. Color glides on easily and precisely, thanks to the specially shaped square-tip, inspired by the classic shape of a lip brush.

In 10 luminous modern-matte hues there’s a shade to suit all skin tones”.

The packaging is to die for. I must confess that Ms. Tilbury really put great effort into the design and image of her line.

The lipstick tube is a rose gold color and it comes in a burgunday soft cardboard box.

Bond Girl is described as “a chic natural berry for sultry and alluring beauties from Halle Berry and Barbara Bach to Olga Kurylenko.”

I consider it to be a slight plum, soft berry with a matte finish. It is more red-berry than purple-berry.

On me it’s an amazing everyday berry pink.

The second swatch tempts me to refer to this as a very soft, mild red. It’s not, but you can see why I’m tempted to say that.

It applies very smoothly and feels nice on my lips. The texture is actually cashmere-like. I was attempting to find a good way to describe this, because even though it’s matte it doesn’t feel completely matte. It’s not creamy either, but more like velvet or cashmere. It’s definitely softening my lips and it feels superbly comfortable.

It takes a few swipes to build up color. I think this is due to my pigmented natural lip color. Once on, it lasts for about 5 hours without a touch up. If I eat or drink something, it does wipe off.

Pros: Beautiful color, feels comfortable, applies smoothly, gorgeous packaging, lasts for a few hours, doesn’t dry out lips.
Cons: Very expensive.

Grade: A


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7 Responses to Review: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

  1. Great post dear, thanks for sharing!! ❤ –

  2. What a pretty color! I’ll bet you feel quite luxe in this 🙂

  3. I haven’t tried anything CT yet, and for me the packaging is a little OTT, but I can see why some find it attractive.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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