Sometimes, despite my resolution to start a “No Buy” every year, I fail each and every time. This is my weakness. Spending is my weakness. My silly excuse I use whenever this happens is, I sell other products that sparks me no joy. I Marie-kondo myself every single week! HAHAHAHA
Earlier this month Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl (1,250php from IG: @thefabpanda) piqued my interest. You see, my head says don’t purchase any luxury lipsticks because they just do the job same as mid-range lippies do. But my heart says you only live once, might as well try!
Was it worth it?
Darlings, mimic the sultry, alluring look of the Bond beauties. My Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl has all the ingredients for a lit-from-within pout. This gorgeously chic natural berry shade is inspired by the Bond girls from Halle Berry to Barbara Bach to Olga Kurylenko.
WHAT MAKES MATTE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK MAGIC?
• This matte lipstick has a revolutionary square angled tip that mimics the shape of a lip brush for precise application
• Rich oils, triglycerides and waxes glide on your lips for buildable, long-lasting colour
• 3D glowing pigments create the illusion of wider, fuller lips that are illuminated from within.
• Anti-oxidant Lipstick Tree & Orchid extracts leave your lips looking younger and healthier.
• Ideal for a soft matte finish that won’t dry out your lips.
• Fill 3.5g
• Paraben free
• Carton Dimensions (mm) 23 x 23 x 74
PHOTOS & SWATCHES
If it wasn’t for the shade name “Bond Girl”, I wouldn’t have tried or even bought this lipstick. Can this make me look like one?
Packaging – Pulling this lippie out of your makeup kit sorta makes you feel like a donya, even for just 10 seconds LOL. It comes in a ribbed gold tube that feels sturdy on the hand. Heavy enough to feel expensive (it is!)
Coverage – One swipe gives a semi-opaque finish that still lets your natural lip color show through.
Texture – Velvety, buttery smooth. Despite being matte, which usually runs of dry. Charlote Tillbury seemed to have mastered perfect formulation as it’s matte not flat and never drying. My lips looked and felt smooth the entire time wearing it.
Color – True to its shade description. It’s a natural berry shade that’s great for everyday use. I was a bit misled with my first impression of this lipstick named “Bond Girl”. I was expecting it to run a little darker, stronger. Give off that sexy girl vibe. It didn’t, it gave me office-worker vibes (not that office worker is bad, it wasn’t my peg that day)
Scent – Mmm… smells like chocolate donuts.
Longevity – Well what do you know. Even after eating greasy KBBQ it still left a nice berry stain, and it faded evenly. No harsh edges around the lips.
Price – Are you sure you still want to talk about the price? Hehe
Thoughts – With Charlote Tillbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl, I guess you really get what you pay for. The texture and finish is a pleasure to use! And the muted berry shade of bond girl looks a great MLBB for ladies like me who have light-medium olive complexion.
MLBB can be meant as My Lips But Better, or My Lips But Boring. This is both. It looks pleasant, but doesn’t make you stand out. If I can describe the colour in one word, I describe it as “MEH“. If you want to look low-key healthy and not washed out. A swipe of this lipstick would do the trick.