Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick swatches, review, photos

Thursday, October 20, 2016


The product: Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick

The formula: The Matte Revolution formula (which I’ll describe the wear of shortly) is a “luminous modern matte” that promises long-lasting, hydrating, buildable colour with lipstick tree and orchid flower extract. It’s available in 10 shades, and it definitely holds up to its claims: it’s easy to build, and it wears very well for a matte lipstick.

These lipsticks also feature a square tip to mimic the shape of a lip brush, which I thought was really cool. (And hey, it works well, too!)



The shade: The Queen, inspired by Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, is a “rich and rosy crown-jewel pink.” It’s a deep fuchsia pink with blue undertones that practically glows, and it’s obscenely beautiful in a matte finish.

Of course, my favourite thing about Charlotte Tilbury is that they simulate their swatches on a wide variety of different skintones–none of that “three skintones covers everyone” business. These are shown on ten models of different skintones, ages, and ethnicities, and the result (which I’ve collaged above) is both helpful and gorgeous!


Wearing The Queen (and otherwise looking a mess)


Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick swatched in indirect sunlight


Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick swatched in indirect sunlight

The wear: The Matte Revolution lipsticks are very pigmented, and they have an even, forgiving matte finish. Though they look like soft mattes, they feel as hydrating as an opaque cream lipstick. I get 3-6 hours of wear with these lipsticks, depending on how much eating I do; today, The Queen held up through an entire coconut milk smoothie with only very minimal fading and was still going strong by dinner.

Optimally, I’d recommend reapplying every 3-4 hours with this formula for comfort, but if you leave it on undisturbed, the vivid colour will hold up for longer.


The verdict?

I really like the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution formula, which is as hydrating and comfortable to wear as a great creme-finish lipstick. I was also totally smitten with The Queen, which is a flattering, eye-catching opaque fuchsia pink.

If you’re looking for a comfortable holiday lipstick, this range is definitely one to check out!

Availability: $32 USD/$38 CAD exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury online.


Charlotte Tilbury packages are always such a treat to open!


“The Queen” up close

The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick ingredients:

Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ethyl Vanillin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Safflower Seed Oil, Corn Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Papaya Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Bht, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide.

(+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 191140), Carmine (CI 75470).

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7 Responses to “Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick swatches, review, photos”

  1. ciannaw, on October 20th, 2016 at 6:39 am said:

    Gorgeous shade! I thought it was a bit more muted according to the swatches on the official website, but the brighter colour is pretty too!

    (Also, you look goddamn gorgeous.)
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  3. esharp1978, on October 20th, 2016 at 9:21 am said:

    I've been considering getting this myself. I think it might be my spring go to.
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  4. This lipstick is gorgeous. I love the color and the fact that that color basically looks good on all the models and you. the bullet shape is so smart. I'm not that into fuchsia because I think it looks terrible on me but! that being said I'd be willing to give this a shot!
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  5. shireenplatt, on October 20th, 2016 at 10:27 am said:

    It looks rosy on the models but on you it's bright red! This is so my kind of shade, do I need another lipstick? No but it's so pretty!!!
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  6. Oh, this colour is gorgeous (in general and on you too). I love the CT Matte Revolution formula and have been fantasizing about buying another since I got my first one two years ago. This may have to be the shade!
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  7. Lily @ChloeAsh, on October 21st, 2016 at 1:12 am said:

    It's so bright on you and you wear it beautifully. I wonder if the swatches on those models are true to color though. I would prefer the muted rose… and the square tip? After using the lipstick for a while, I doubt it would maintain the shape eh? LOL!
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