The matte lip trend is massive at the moment and Charlotte Tilbury offers a luxury matte experience.
The collection has been exclusively designed using Charlotte’s experience to create the illusion of fuller, wider lips that are lit from within.
Having heard so many good things about Charlotte Tilbury I recently placed my first ever order. I bought two gorgeous red lipsticks and Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold (see the review here) which I was pretty excited to try.
What I loved most about Charlotte Tilbury’s promise, was the fact that it was a matte lipstick with added benefits. Often matte lipsticks can feel quite dry. The lipstick is enriched with Lipstick Tree extract, a natural antioxidant that protects the lips. It also contains Orchid Extract which soothes and hydrates for a soft cashmere buildable finish.
Unlike a lot of matte lipsticks it also has 3D Glowing pigments which gives for a inner glow.
For the purpose of the review I am testing Red Carpet Red, a delectable Hollywood red that any icon would love to grace the Red Carpet wearing. As you all know I love a good red and having loved Charlotte Tilbury Love Bite (also £23) I had high hopes for this lipstick.
It comes in the gorgeous gold bullet that is iconic for Charlotte Tilbury. It has a dark red bullet with subtle glitter infusion. The bullet also has a unique square angled tip to mimic the shape of a lip brush making for easier application. It has a delightful vanilla fragrance that’s quite divine.
Even with the unique shape the lipstick is really easy to apply and the colour goes on quite easily. It is a lovely dark red and even though its matte it has a bit of a sheen thanks to the glitter infusion. Unlike some other matte lipsticks it’s very comfortable to wear and isn’t drying. I also love how it’s managed to make my bottom lip look a lot bigger. The colour lasts a good few hours before it disappears with only a hint of colour left.
A lovely lipstick with strong colour that’s comfortable to wear. It’s a little on the pricey side at £23 so good for wearing on special events.
I give it 4/5
Available for £23 at Charlotte Tilbury
- Has a unique angled tip for easy brush application
- Lovely vanilla scent
- Has glitter pigments for a matte lip that simply glow
- Lipstick tree and Orchid Extract helps protect and soften lips
- A little on the pricey side