Hi, everyone! If there's ever a perfect time to indulge and luxury and glamour, it's the holiday season. Whether it's your motivation to treat yourself, look your most fabulous, or distract yourself with pretty things to hide from family drama (we've all been there, no?), Charlotte Tilbury has you covered this Christmas!
Charlotte Tilbury is a brand never, ever lacking in the glamour department, but it's during the holiday season where this aesthetic reaches its pinnacle. Case and point? The Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Charms** set ($55 CAD). The set contains three miniature Matte Revolution lippies that are diminutive in size, but just as stunning as their full-sized counterparts.
The set is housed in the brand's signature mahogany cardboard packaging with gold detailing, including gilded kiss-prints covering the box. The shades included in the kit are printed on the top of the box, as are the ingredients on the back.
To access the products, there is a neat slide-out design that reveals the three adorable lipsticks inside.
The lipstick tubes are golden and circular, with a smooth texture (as opposed to the ridged design of other Charlotte Tilbury lippies). They feature a festive tiny star design as well as the brand's logo and each is topped with a dark plummy brown ribbon- you can truly use them as charms or Christmas tree decorations! (Though mine will be stored perpetually in my purse).
As you can see, they are quite tiny, all nestling easily in the palm of my hand. How adorable are they!? That said, the downside of this set is that it is not a great value, with full-sized CT lippies costing $38 for 3.5 ($10.85 for 1g) vs. $18.33 for 1g in the mini set. As such, it's definitely not a value set, but it is a great way to try three different shades without having to commit to finishing three full lipsticks!
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks are touted as "luminous, modern matte lipstick" that promotes fuller looking lips with a buildable, long-wearing, hydrating formula that doesn't sacrifice the bold finish that matte lipsticks have to offer.
The three shades included in the set are:
Very Victoria- "inspired by Victoria Beckham, a suede taupe-nude for those who buck the trend like Brigitte Bardot"
Red Carpet Red- "a true ruby red to bestow Hollywood-style wow factor- think Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe, or Michelle Williams"
Amazing Grace- "inspired by Grace Kelly, a vintage tea rose for pretty, polished perfection a la Nicole Kidman or Miranda Kerr"
Here are closeups of each:
Red Carpet Red
And here are swatches of each on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone) in natural light:
|Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks in (L-R): Red Carpet Red, Very Victoria, and Amazing Grace|
And here is each in the context of a complete makeup look!
Red Carpet Red
As expected, I am totally smitten with each of these lipsticks! I was already a fan of the smooth, comfortable Matte Revolution formula and luxe packaging that Charlotte Tilbury has to offer, so it was wonderful to be able to receive three more shades from the range that I'd yet to try. Each is beautiful, wearable, and perfect for the holiday season! No, this set is not a good value if we're counting dollars per weight, but it remains a perfect gift for lipstick lovers new to the brand, those wanting to try a variety of shades without committing to a full size, or simply those who love pint-sized glamour!
The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Charms Set** can be found at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Beautylish, or on the Charlotte Tilbury website.
Thanks for dropping by! xo
**These products were sent to me as PR samples for consideration and review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% authentic and my own!