The One & Only Lipstick To Make You Feel Like A Legendary Queen

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No other lipstick shade is more firmly within my comfort zone than a bold, opaque red. Women’s magazines have perpetuated the mythological quest for a perfect singular color, but I believe that we can (and should) have many red lipstick loves in our lives. I am passionately in love with my new companion, the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Legendary Queen.

A signature of Charlotte Tilbury’s shades is how flattering they are and Legendary Queen is no exception. Instead of falling into the category of a classic blue-red or warm red, Legendary Queen is a warm wine that feels perfect for fall & winter. It doesn’t have the harshness or vibrancy of Pat McGrath’s Obsessed! or NARS Audacious in Carmen, but what makes it so special is that it’s more of a muted red, which makes it a perfect entry shade for those afraid of red lipsticks, a subdued daytime red, or the perfect complement to a warm brown smokey eye.

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Queen Review

The Matte Revolution formula certainly lives up to the hype. It’s reminiscent of the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes or the Pat McGrath MatteTrance lipsticks in texture with a silicone-heavy slip, but the Charlotte Tilbury formula feels much thinner. It was comfortable to wear all day and doesn’t dry out my lips, which some drugstore versions of this formula tend to do.

If you’re typically afraid of wearing red lipsticks, I highly recommend giving Legendary Queen a chance to ease you into the color. Although technically the shade would be considered a red, I find it to be far more neutral-leaning than any of my other red shades and therefore much easier to wear.

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Bitch Perfect was my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, followed by Penelope Pink, both warm-toned nudes from her K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick range. Inside a care package from my dear friend Briony was Legendary Queen, along with the ultra-coveted Cheek To Chic blush in Pillow Talk.

I received the corresponding Lip Cheat, Walk of Shame, from an influencer marketing agency and although I don’t necessarily feel that the Matte Revolution formula needs a liner. That being said, Walk of Shame matches Legendary Queen perfectly.

For more Charlotte Tilbury reviews, please see my comprehensive post reviewing every product I’ve tried from the brand.

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Truthfully, you'd be hard-pressed to find a matte lipstick superior in longevity, comfort, and pigmentation to the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution formula. Legendary Queen is a beautiful near-neutral shade of warm red that would look beautiful on any skin tone.


Sarah Conley
Focusing on style and self-esteem with her inimitable sass, Sarah has helped change the conversation about plus size fashion. She is a socially connected influencer, has been the star of viral videos, and helped lead an anti-body shaming campaign that earned an apology from O, the Oprah Magazine. With an approach that is more Role Model than Runway Model, Sarah has built a credible connection with the fashion community as a whole. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in TIME, CNN, Teen Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Lucky, and more. As a consultant, her social strategies have been executed by former clients ELOQUII, Undone Beauty, NARS, MAC Cosmetics, David Yurman, Diane von Furstenberg, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, and many more. Currently, she serves as the Director of Marketing for Arkansas’s only cut-to-order cheese shop, Sweet Freedom Cheese in Bentonville, Arkansas. When she’s not educating people on the wonders of artisanal cheese or taking her rescue dog, Blueberry Shortcake Flowers, for a walk, Sarah can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @imsarahconley.

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