Walk of Shame Matte Revolution Lipstick was the first matte lipstick I tried from Charlotte Tilbury. I had heard great things about the formula and when I swatched the formula in store it felt smooth and creamy, quite unlike any matte lipstick formula I had tried before. I originally wanted Bond Girl to be my first matte lipstick purchase from Charlotte Tilbury, but unfortunately it was out of stock when I was in store. The lovely sales assistant at the Selfridges counter pointed me in the direction of Walk of Shame and showed me how similar it was to Bond Girl. Satisfied that the colour was what I was looking for, I happily handed over my card and walked out of the shop with my first Matte Revolution lipstick purchase.
Charlotte Tilbury describes Walk of Shame as a berry tinted rose. On my skin tone it translates as a reddened berry with a hint of brown. It very much reminds me of a ’90s lip colour with a modern twist. The lipstick glides on effortlessly with no tugging, and on the lips it feels creamy and comfortable. I can quite happily wear this formula all day with very little touching up and not end up with dry parched lips once I remove it. It lasts well when eating a meal and can be reapplied on top of itself without bunching up or looking messy. The shape of the bullet is something I have not seen before in a lipstick. The end has been squared off which gives you great control when carving out the cupids bow and the shape allows you to achieve a crisp line around the lips, so no lip liner is required – unless you want to use one of course.
Both formulas from Charlotte Tilbury retail for £23. Now some may feel this is over priced for a lipstick, however I disagree. I feel that the quality of the lipstick is really up there in line with my lipsticks from Chanel and NARS which are at a similar price point. The packaging is also gorgeous and looks beautiful sat on the dressing table.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame retails for £23 and is available here.
I thought I would put together a quick post talking about my favourite red lipsticks. When I was choosing which lipsticks would make it into my top 5 I made sure I chose permanent products just in case any of you like the look of any of these and want to purchase it for yourself. I have not put them in order of favourite to least favourite – I couldn’t choose which was my favourite either – I decided to put them in order of sheer to opaque.
R-L: Revlon Candy Apple, YSL Luscious Cherry, MAC Lady Danger, MAC Brave Red, NARS Cruella
Revlon Candy Apple Colour Burst Lip Butter is a gorgeous glossy red that reminds me of Christmas every time I wear it. It really brightens up my face and as it is a balm it fades nicely and you don’t get left with a red ring around the outside of your lips.
YSL Luscious Cherry Volute Sheer Candy is more of a pinky red that also has a glossy finish. As this is quite a sheer lipstick it can be slicked on without looking in a mirror, so it is great if you are going to be out and about and need something easy to reapply.
MAC Lady Danger is a cult favourite with a lot of makeup lovers and Celebrities. It is a super pigmented bright orange red with a matte finish. It is quite a creamy matte so is easy to apply and it looks great one for when you want to look like you have made an effort with your makeup but don’t want to spent too long doing it.
MAC Brave Red is a bright yellow red and as it is a creamsheen formula it applies smoothly and feels moisturising on the lips. This is quite a recent purchase for me but it has quickly become a favourite.
NARS Cruella is a very recent addition to my collection but I am already in love with it. It is a deep burgandy red with a matte finish. It is a highly pigmented and because it is in pencil form it is really easy to line the lips before hand and them fill them in.
Top: Revlon Candy Apple, YSL Luscious Cherry; Middle: MAC Lady Danger, MAC Brave Red; Bottom: NARS Cruella
There are definitely other reds in my collection that could have made it in to this post but I wanted to choose colours that make me feel really confident when I wear them and all of these definitely do that. If you are worried about wearing a red lipstick I would go for either of the first two. They are both on the sheerer side and do not scream “I am wearing red lipstick” when you wear them but still add that pop of colour that is perfect for this time of year.
What are your favourite red lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below.