My love for Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks is well-documented. I last filmed my full collection for you last year and I still love the formula by the brand. However, since then I have found that not all Charlotte Tilbury products work for me and the product that instigated that realisation was the Matte Revolution in Lost Cherry. Let me explain.
I want to preface my review by saying that I still think the Matte Revolution lipstick formula is one of the best ones on the market. However, shade range wise I felt I kept going back to my favorites and so I ended up decluttering a lot of my shades in my 2023 lipstick declutter. This shade was included in the declutter pile.
Review: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Lost Cherry
When I filmed my declutter, lots of viewers thought I was brave for decluttering so many of my more expensive products, Charlotte Tilbury included. However, even if I spent quite a bit of money on a product I still don’t feel like keeping it around just because of the cost. If I am not using it, it’s still wasted money. Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks retail for €34, which makes this a luxury lipstick.
What does this have to offer?
One of the reasons why I ended up getting quite a few Matte Revolution lipsticks was the formula and the shape of the bullet. Combined with stunning packaging, this made for such a great experience using the product that I started collecting them.
The square shape means you have no problem getting a precise application. The formula is one of those matte but not flat and uncomfortable ones. This has all the benefits of a matte lipstick but without the horrible dryness that can come with it. This lasts long on the lips and it only needs touching up after about 8 hours of wear time.
What is the shade like?
But I ended up decluttering a whole host of my Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. Why? Not because I don’t like them but because the shade range isn’t great if you have a cool undertone. This lipstick shade made me realize that.
We all know I love a good red and I had hoped this to be a cherry red. But while pretty, once this is on it pulls more coral on me than a cherry. There is just not enough pink in it for it to work for me and I struggle combining it with looks. The brand describes this as a pastel fuchsia but this is just not pink enough against my undertone.
What does this look like in a swatch?
However, if we take this lipstick at face value, you’ll find you’re getting a great coral pink lipstick with a great wear time that gives you a great luxurious experience. That said, I have so many great lipsticks that I had to take a decision on the ones I wasn’t wearing much. Because I can’t keep everything and so I decided to have a good cull and declutter anything I wasn’t wearing.
Should you buy the Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry lipstick?
I think that the answer to this question depends on your skin tone. I think this lipstick shade would be stunning on olive or deeper skin tones. On me, it’s just a bit of a ‘weird’ shade. Yes it’s still pretty, but there’s just something about it being quite muted that makes it not something I reach for a whole lot.
So while this lipstick comes in a formula I really enjoy, I decided to no longer keep this around. The shade was a bit off, pulled super orange on me if I paired it with the wrong things and therefore it just wasn’t quite perfect for me. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be perfect for you. Just be aware if you have a cool undertone this may not work for you.