Review | Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame


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.