Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna Review & Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna Review & Swatches” is locked Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna

So glad to have finally laid my hands on probably the most-talked about “modern matte” lipstick everyone is raving about at the moment! I had high hopes and so much expectation for it since the reviews have been so great. Did I have such luck with the shade I chose? Let's find out!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick sports the same gorgeous rose gold, Hollywood glam casing as that of the regular Kissing Lipstick. The CT/Charlotte Tilbury logo is present on both the lipstick cap and inner tube. The lipstick itself has a unique angled square tip to mimic the shape of a lip brush for precise outlining and filling in the lips. I actually really like the design and think it works brilliantly to achieve a clean application when the lipstick is applied straight from the tube. There is a vanilla scent that is a little too strong but luckily it dissipates quickly post application.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna

Sienna, inspired by actress Sienna Miller, is among the 12 shades currently available in the line-up. It is described as a “golden coral” shade but on my lips it translates to a somewhat nude-ish peachy coral possibly due to my naturally pigmented lip color.

Up close, the formula contains tiny gold flecks (as seen below) throughout but they are not noticeable on the lips. I suspect that these shimmery particles are part of what the brand calls “3D glowing pigments” that supposedly “create the illusion of lit-from-within lips that appear wider and fuller“.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna

Sienna is incredibly pigmented for such a light(ish) shade. It doesn't need more than 2 passes on my lips to reach its full opacity. It can be applied sheer to compliment a light makeup look or build up to bring out the coral hue to complete a smokey eye look with ease. I don't have a whole lot of corals in my lipstick stash so this is definitely a refreshing and welcome color to my collection.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna; L: built up; R: one pass
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna; L: built up; R: one pass

So yes, the color is gorgeous! What about the formula and performance? Well, as with any matte lipstick, you do need to prep your lips well prior to application! Always scrub and apply a lip balm (or a good lip primer such as the MAC Prep + Prime Lip) underneath, otherwise you'll be asking for a poorly-applied lip look that includes settling into vertical lip lines and catching onto every dry spot. The slight creaminess of the formula as well as the nature of the color has a tendency to settle into lip creases as well. So scrub, balm, and prime away! :)

(From my research, it seems that the other colors in the line-up do perform much, much better, though. It's just this particular color that is a little harder to work with. Can someone please remind me again why I chose this shade in the first place when I'm not even into coral lips that much?! :D)

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna

When lips are in tip-top shape, Sienna applies fairly smoothly and comfortably. It doesn't have that heavy or drying feel like typical matte lipsticks tend to have. My lips don't feel parched during or after wear so I suppose the antioxidant Lipstick Tree extract does work somewhat to keep my lips well hydrated. Just don't expect it to be super moisturizing like a lip balm or non-matte lipstick, though. I'm just saying that for a matte formula, it does pretty well at keeping lips in good condition!

As for longevity, well, it lasts for about 3-4 hours (and significantly shorter if eating or drinking) which is pretty normal for a lipstick but for a matte lipstick like it is, I think it wears quite short! I would have expected something along the 5-6 hours but it could be just this particular color. Luckily it fades gradually into a soft and even, lasting stain on the lips so you still look like you are wearing something at the end of the day.

And here is how Sienna looks on me after 2 passes:

Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna

I guess I can kind of see the “luminous/lit-from-within” lip look from Sienna just a little bit if I look closely! It certainly has a modern matte character as opposed to a full-on flat matte! :)

All in all, if you regularly scrub and prime your lips, and are into peachy coral and modern matte finish, then you're going to love Sienna! I'm a little let down by its short wear time but I can easily fix that with a lip liner. I'll probably try another color or two because there are just so many gorgeous shades in the range. Lost Cherry and Amazing Grace are top on the list and probably will be my next purchase! :)

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28 Comments

    1. says: Jaa

      Ahhh the blue liner. It was a last minute thing. The eye look was looking too plain so I thought I’d spice it up a bit! :D

  1. says: Agata

    This shade is really pretty but I am not sold on the formula. I just saw Temptalia posted a preview of all the shades of these lipsticks and some of them are so pretty.Liberty Love looks gorgeous!

    I agree with Sara, that blue in the inner corner of your eyes is beautiful. What is it?

    1. says: Jaa

      I heard all the other shades perform much better than Sexy Sienna, though. Just my luck to have picked this shade. LOL. The liner is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric! :)

  2. says: Jen

    I am so, so excited to try these! Sexy Sienna looks lovely on you- and that pop of blue you’re wearing on your eyes is super pretty :)

  3. says: Lulle

    I really like the color, but my lips being very dry I think getting it would be asking for trouble. Formulas that cling to dry patches don’t work too well on me!

    1. says: Jaa

      I happened to pick the worst performing shade it seems! Other shades seem to perform much better from what I read! :)

  4. says: Erin

    I like the color on you. It’s very spring/summer. The formula should have lasted longer I think. I like the finish, though. I hate dry looking mattes.

  5. says: Lily

    I think this shade looks beautiful on you, Jaa. I’ve read that the packaging of these lipsticks feel light and cheap. What do you think?

  6. Oh my gosh, Jaa! You look freaking g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! Coral definitely looks good on you, and the eye look is an absolute perfect compliment! I’d love to know what all you’re wearing on your eyes so I can attempt it! The wear time is quite short for a matte, but you made it look worth it, LOL!

    1. says: Jaa

      Awww thank you so much my sweetest friend Kristen!! :) I’m so sorry but I don’t remember anymore what I used on my lids here. LOL! I always forget! But I know for sure the eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Electric! :)

  7. says: Silke Laura

    Such a shame that this particular shade doesn’t last as long on you! If I can recall correctly, Glastonberry lasts longer on me than 3/4 hours. But honestly, it’s been a while that I’ve worn it so I’ll have to test it out again! I want to add Very Victoria to my collection at some point.

    That make up look though.. a coral lip with a baby blue accent on your eyes. Stunning!

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