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Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl | Essential Twenty

I really enjoyed Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria, and it’s perfect if I just need to throw something on to last a couple of hours. After over a year of having just one gorgeous Charlotte Tilbury product in my collection, it was about time I added a second and I’ve been looking at the more colourful shades for quite a while. Earlier this year I had an email from House of Fraser offering £10 off a beauty purchase with no minimum spend, so I made the most of that and got Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl for just £14.

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl, just like Very Victoria, is part of the Matte Revolution range and is a warm plum shade. It has a sheer but buildable coverage, meaning you don’t need to be brave and pull off a really intense shade but can if you choose to do so. I was actually a little disappointed as this has a more satin finish rather than being a true matte, and therefore doesn’t really have the best staying power in term of matte lipsticks.

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl | Essential Twenty

I actually wore this lipstick to the Bat Out Of Hell press launch and was pretty impressed with the longevity after trying it out at home and not being sure how it would perform. However this is definitely a lipstick to wear when I have more on my face. I dashed down to London straight from work and didn’t touch my makeup up too much apart from applying this lipstick and it just looked a little out of place. It lasted around four hours which is pretty good going, but I had to top it up before heading to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the evening. Due to the colouring, it leaves a partial stain on the lips which allows you to let it fade a fair bit before topping it up.

I was really hoping for this to be more matte than it is, and it pulls fairly pink on my lips, but at £14 for a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick I suppose you can’t complain. I’m not actually sure if I’ll buy any more lipsticks from Charlotte Tilbury simply because as beautiful as they are, I like a true matte. I loved MAC Velvet Teddy when that was in my collection, and those are the sorts of lipstick I would prefer to wear on a regular basis and spend the money on.

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl | Essential Twenty

I’d just rather Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl wasn’t called a matte lipstick as I was pulled into this thinking it was something that it wasn’t. If you like something a little more hydrating then I think you’ve found the right lipstick for you in Bond Girl, but for me it was just okay (and not worth £24). I think I’d rather buy a bottle of £5 red wine and stain my lips that way. It’s far more entertaining!

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