Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Bond Girl Swatch, €30. No press samples featured.
I wanted another Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick almost as soon as Sexy Sienna was in my hands. Now, months on, the treat-yo’-self fund hit the treat-yo’-self target again. After swatching until I had no space left on the left side of my body, I settled on Bond Girl.
The love I have for this lipstick makes Pixar’s Up love story seem like it was lifted from Jeremy Kyle.
The Matte Revolution range is a big bag of contradictions, the best parts of contrasting different lip products. As much as I love the feel, it’s a pain to describe, so we’re breaking it down and taking baby steps today.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Bond Girl Review
Hydration – In spades. I have lip balms that don’t take care of my lips like this does. It’s worlds’ away from traditional matte.
Texure – SO GOOD. It’s reassuringly firm, with a little bit of slip for comfort. It feels non-drying, but there’s not a lot in the texture to indicate the absolute boatload of hydration you get. It’s like the moisture-making ingredients sneak around, working without feeling oily, balmy or wet.
Finish – Softer matte, like Ruby Woo after a good soak and night’s sleep. It reflects just enough light to make lips look fuller, but the overall effect is definitely in the matte camp.
Bonus Magic – It really, really makes my lips look bigger. I read something in the brand material about how this works, but I got distracted by my big-mouthed reflection before I could make sense of it. Super plumping, very flattering.
Shade – The easy one! Bond Girl is rosy brown, emphasis on the rosy. If you like a 90s nude but fear the flatness of proper sepia tones, try this on. It’s a nod to the trend, in a much more flattering, less fad-driven shade.
I’m totally taken with it. Bond Girl and I forever and ever, to the tune of something by Ed Sheeran.