My 5 Favorite Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Long-Lasting Lipstick is exceptional…pigmented, silky and hydrating, it is one of the most exquisite matte lip color options on the market.  I have already reviewed the pale nude Miss Kensington HERE and I mentioned the deep, nearly aubergine Birkin Brown HERE; I even included the peachy Sexy Sienna HERE…I guess my affinity for this lipstick is abundantly apparent!  This post is dedicated to five of my favorite shades in this formula: four shades in the peachy nude family (but of course) and one delightfully bright outlier.

Kindly scroll on for more details, a plethora of swatches and images of the lip color in action as well as the Bottom Line…

I can honestly say that I haven’t encountered a matte lip color formula quite like Matte Revolution.  Simultaneously smooth yet textured, the pigmented color illuminates the lips without looking decidedly shiny.  
I love how creamy it feels upon application and the fact that my perennially dry lips somehow manage to stay comfortable and hydrated over the duration of wear is a minor miracle! Without any further ado, my five favorite shades are as follows:
  • Miss Kensington (also reviewed HERE): A soft, light pinky nude with a satin matte finish…so chic and understated.
  • *Very Victoria: A mid-toned neutral nude beige with slightly gray undertones…terribly on-trend and au courant. 
  • *Sexy Sienna (also featured HERE): A radiant, medium peach for a beautifully warm look.
  • *Lost Cherry: A pastel coral-meets-red that instantly brightens the face while remaining entirely classic.
  • *Birkin Brown (also included HERE): A rich aubergine brown with enough translucence to be wearable; I wasn’t sure if I would feel comfortable in such a deep shade but I am finding myself reaching for it frequently.  It’s a quintessential fall shade with an unexpected edge.
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish:

Create the illusion of fuller, wider lips with Charlotte’s Matte Revolution – for lips that look lit from within. It’s a trick Charlotte uses 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. Available in 10 modern-matte shades for all skin tones – 1 for each of Charlotte’s signature looks. 

IngredientsNeopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Polyethylene, Polybutene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Orchis (Orchid) Mascula Flower Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Ethyl Vanillin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)]

Onto the swatches…
Above: Sexy Sienna…a bright peach.
Above: Very Victoria is a neutral nude beige with moderate depth.
Above: The pastel coral-meets-red Lost Cherry.
Above: Birkin Brown is deep aubergine.
Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.
Above (clockwise from top left): Swatches on the lips…Miss Kensington, Very Victoria, Birkin Brown, Lost Cherry and Sexy Sienna.
Above: Modern classics, resplendent in the sunshine.
Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.
Above: Swatches in sunlight with a flash.
In the images that follow, I am also wearing:
charlotte tilbury miss kensington swatch
Above: Miss Kensington on the lips.
Above: Miss Kensington. 
charlotte tilbury very victoria swatch
Above: Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria on the lips.
charlotte tilbury very victoria swatch
Above: Very Victoria.
charlotte tilbury sexy sienna swatch
Above: Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna on the lips. 
charlotte tilbury sexy sienna swatch
Above: Sexy Sienna.
charlotte tilbury lost cherry swatch
Above: Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry on the lips. 
Above: Lost Cherry.
charlotte tilbury birkin brown swatch
Above: Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown on the lips. 
charlotte tilbury birkin brown swatch
Above: Birkin Brown.
Above: Quite a handful.
Above: Matte lip color, well-executed.
Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Long-Lasting Lipstick is simply divine.  From the ultra-flattering shade spectrum to the silky, moisturizing texture, my lips love this formula and I suspect yours will, too!  
Which Matte Revolution shade is YOUR favorite?
Good things ahead, including a skincare update, a video tutorial and a host of new product procurements…happy Friday, lovelies!
–The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (10)

  • Jan K Reply

    I adore Charlotte Tilbury makeup, especially the lipsticks. I own and love the exact same shades of her matte lipsticks! I find her mattes to be comfortable and three dimensional. No flat, dry looking lips here. I have yet to be disappointed with any of her products.
    I'm waiting with baited breath for her new Miracle Foundation to become available in the US.
    As usual, you are beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful post.

    September 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      That makes me so hapy to read and I completely agree with your assessment, Jan!

      Yes, the Miracle Foundation is definitely on my radar…I may have a little preview to share soon ; )

      Thank you for your super kind compliments…XO,

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:13 am
  • strongestrose Reply

    Incredible!! I have three of these, and now I clearly need more. They all look amazing on you, but Birkin Brown!!! OMG!! It makes your eyes pop!! I have never seen a lipstick do that! I want it!

    September 19, 2015 at 3:15 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, my friend!! I am so glad you are loving this formula as well. Thank you ever so much for the kind words and I do indeed think you need Birkin Brown in your life ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:13 am
  • Robyn Reply

    You look amazing in Birkin Brown. I just got Bond Girl, which is … how can I say this … the perfect Fall lipstick. My first CT lipstick, but definitely not my last.

    September 19, 2015 at 4:42 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Many thanks to you, Robyn!! I am eyeing Bond Girl next and love hearing that you are smitten with it!

      Have a beautiful week…XO,

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:14 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Birkin Brown looks gorgeous on you!

    September 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Sara!!!


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:14 am
  • Krystle Reply

    Birkin Brown. Hands down!

    September 23, 2015 at 9:39 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:11 am

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