I actually had a different Makeup Revolution launch to write up today but when these arrived on my doorstep I had to make way. I feel like I’ve spent the last three days swatching lipsticks (more posts to come!) but having just spotted these online this morning I couldn’t wait to get in to them.
The formula is pretty consistent from colour to colour, creamy and opaque (although I don’t have every one here) and the only shade I feel would really benefit from a good lip liner base is Exempt – but very deep colours do tend to be on the streaky side no matter where they’re from. Classic is a beautiful poppy red, Lifelong fits in to my mid-berry staple category but Greatest is, well.. the greatest. As soon as I saw it I suspected it might be a dupe for my all time favourite nude and I can’t believe what a close match it was. I couldn’t have asked for a more similar colour if I’d commissioned it myself!
Faux is by far my most worn nude shade (and possibly lip colour in general) so this is a very exciting discovery for me but I will do a little experimenting with liners etc before giving the final verdict as to whether it really lives up to the original. Greatest has a much creamier texture and glossier finish, Faux is a satin and that’s part of its appeal for me but we’ll see.. if you’re into a creamier lipstick it may be the better choice for you!
The packaging it very retro, I would say it’s a direct Charlotte Tilbury copy but Lauder did it well before She did.. it’s not a new idea, just a trendy one right now. I didn’t particularly love the packaging when CT did it so it’s not a selling point for me BUT it’s a huge step up in packaging for the brand who usually rely on plastic. The metal tubes gives a much more expensive feel and it’s just another move away from feeling like a budget brand.
There are 20 shades in the collection and they’re currently only available online at Superdrug (early release) at £4 a tube