Heather Shimmer and I had a close personal relationship back in the 90’s. It was the shade of a generation, that universally flattering brown hue with a slight metallic undertone, but as tastes changed we swapped those chocolatey browns for bold pinks and Ruby Woo Reds. For years I could only get on board with a nude that had a pinky undertone, for fear of looking like a 90’s throwback, but according to the catwalks and fashion houses (and to be honest, Topshop) nineties influences are back in a big way – so it’s about time I embraced them. The new Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Super Nudes (£24.00) have been created to nod to this trend, offering three super flattering neutral tones inspired by the iconic lipstick looks of the 90s supermodels that never seem to go out of style.
The rose gold metallic casing of her lipsticks has become somewhat iconic, but its her ability to interpret trends and tap into celebrity culture that really puts Charlotte Tilbury on the map; these new limited edition lipsticks prove just that. Choose from Super Nineties (a deep tawny brown that’s very Kim K,) Super Model (a wearable delicate pinky-nude that will suit practically every complexion) and Super Sexy (a red-brown nude that warms the skin but keeps the focus on your pout.) Honestly, I’d happily wear all three of these Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Super Nudes.
Unlike the lipstick formulas of the 90’s that I remember being dry, dragging along the lips and wearing away as soon as you as much as looked at a cup, these have been developed with comfort and longevity in mind. They do last, they’re not at all sticky and they don’t leave lips feeling parched or tight. Although I’m not the biggest fan of a Tilbury lipstick (I find them pricey and not as comfortable as many other brands – despite these being a definite improvement on the first lipsticks she launched!) I know many of you are utterly obsessed with them and will love everything about these new shades.
If you want to update (or backdate!) your look this springtime, these provide a simple and elegant way to do it without the faff. You don’t need to stock up on lycra, cropped tops or pinafore dresses, instead just letting an understated makeup look and a powerful nude lip do all the talking – which to be honest, is great news for any of us who can remember the decade’s fashion faux pas from the first time around. The 90’s supermodels were celebrated for their natural beauty, elegance and understated charm; if you could bottle that and make it into a lipstick, this would be the result.
If you’re ready to embrace the 90’s all over again, you better act fast…
These Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Super Nudes are limited edition and are sure to sell out quicker than those colour changing tees from C&A.
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