I almost didn’t buy the Charlotte Tilbury Shanghai Nights Matte Lipstick as I still haven’t forgiven the Charlotte Tilbury Team for making the CT The Queen Lipstick a permanent shade – I mean why bother creating a limited edition lipstick just to make it permanent??!! I want a fricking refund for the emotional distress!! – and no, I’m not being dramatic; shame on you for thinking that! – You guys already know I am a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury and her Makeup line.
I actually remember queueing up outside Selfridges a few years back – and being served HORRIBLE Coffee in a personalised CT paper cup – when she first launched her range so even though I’m making a huge fuss, you and I both know I’m a loyal costumer and I was going to get this lipstick, I just hope that this lipstick stays limited edition otherwise I plan to write a very strong worded email to the CT customer service team . . . and no I’m NOT joking!
The Charlotte Tilbury Shangai Nights Matte Revolution Lipstick – £24.00 via Charlotte Tilbury – is a decadent, deep red lipstick that quite frankly would look great on any skintone. Enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient from “the Lipstick Tree”, the Charlotte Tilbury Shanghai Night Lipstick comes in a matte formulation that is designed to be long-lasting, buildable and hydrating. Even though I don’t tend to find matte lipsticks hydrating at the best of times, I actually think the Shanghai Nights Lipstick is a bit dryer than the other matte lipsticks that I have tried from the Charlotte Tilbury range.
I found that this lipstick had to be dragged a little harder and I didn’t get that initial creamy feeling that I normally get from a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick BUT I think could be because the weather has taken a sudden change for the worse recently and my skin (and by extension my lips) is a bit dryer than usual so the initial performance of this lipstick is a little skewed.
I still think the Charlotte Tilbury Shanghai Nights Lipstick looks very opaque with an even coverage on my lips and I got about 5-6 hours wear from this lipstick.
Charlotte Tilbury Shanghai Nights Matte Revolution Lipstick costs £24.00 and is available to purchase from Charlotte Tilbury