New In: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick & Lip Cheat

Ever since I saw the release of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks in the UK, I was impatiently awaiting their arrival here in the US. Finally, I got the email that they would be available on her website for the month of April only (I’m so sorry I couldn’t get this post up before it ended), and then officially released in September. I don’t think I even wasted a second before I made an order.

Top: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace. Bottom: Lip Cheat in Crazy in Love with Amazing Grace on top

Top: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace. Bottom: Lip Cheat in Crazy in Love with Amazing Grace on top

Looking back, I really wish I picked up more than one lipstick, but I’m still so happy with what I did get. The first shade that jumped out to me when I first saw them last year was Amazing Grace, a really pretty rose shade. When I noticed this shade was available in a set with a matching Lip Cheat lipliner, I snatched it up right away. 

Like I said, I wish I had jumped at the chance to get at least one other lipstick (Bond Girl would be my next choice) because the formula is just SO nice. It really is a luminous matte. It has no sheen or gloss to it, but it still somehow livens up the lips and doesn’t make them look flat. It’s not drying at all (though it will catch on existing dry patches a little, so you may want to use a lip scrub first), and still has the longevity of a matte lipstick. The color is slightly out of my comfort zone as it isn’t exactly a my-lips-but-better pink, but its brightness is a perfect perky spring color.

The shade of the Lip Cheat it came with is called Crazy In Love (this shade is also no longer available in the US for now, so again I'm really sorry!), which doesn’t totally match the lipstick but complements it really well. It’s much more of a deeper berry shade, but wearing a layer of it all over the lips underneath with the lipstick on top adds such depth and dimension. The formula of the Lip Cheat is lovely too - it feels very waxy, unlike the dry formula of the MAC Lip Pencils (which I still love), so it feels a bit more comfortable on the lips but still has long wearing capabilities. After using it I really wish I had a lighter color, so the shade Pillow Talk may sneakily make its way into my virtual shopping bag very soon.

What do you think of these shades together? Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury lip products?