Charlotte Tilbury: Birkin Brown

Birkin Brown Swatch

Matte Revolution from Charlotte Tilbury is a range of ten shades of matte lipstick.  Although they are matte, the formula is not at all drying and  is long lasting.  I have had Birkin Brown in my possession for a couple of months now – here are my thoughts.

Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown

The packaging is beautiful, boxed in a burgundy with rose gold accent, inside is the rose gold told casing which is a very red rose gold shade.  The bullet is squared off so it provides a defined line around the cupids bow and makes an interesting change from regular shaped bullets.

Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown

Charlotte Tilbury says that the shape means that you don’t need a lip liner – I don’t know that I would go that far but if you can keep the shape of the bullet during use, it will give you a defined shape on the lips.  There is a minty smell to the bullet but thankfully it does not make the lips tingle at all.

Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown

The colour is unlike anything I have in my lipstick wardrobe… which is not difficult as it is a brown and I don’t have many of them in my collection.  There is a definite red undertone on the lips that I dont get when I  swatch it on the back of my hand.  As we all know, the back of your hand is not the same colour as your lips which is why it is so important to try the product on the place you are going to wear it.  This is a brown girl nude in the truest sense. It is a skin tone nude as opposed to a beauty industry ‘nude’ and the opacity of the formula means that it registers as the same colour on both my lips.

Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown

This colour is really easy to wear.  It is very pigmented so I can wear like a stain or I can build it up to full on coverage and it gives a great my lips but better tone which I am not accustomed to seeing myself in with all the statement lip colours I usually wear.  This colour has been a grower on me.  When I first bought it was not convinced but with time I have found it to be a great addition to my makeup bag and a colour that I turn to much more than I initially thought.


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