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Finding the perfect nude lip color is a different journey — and a different destination — for everyone. It heavily depends on your skin tone, your preference, your budget and oftentimes, just sheer luck. The ultimate goal for most of us, however, is to find a shade with that “your lips but better” kind of subtle magic to it.
Now, this wouldn’t be our first time recommending one of Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipsticks to someone looking for a top-notch nude, but instead of instantly defaulting to the brand’s famous Pillow Talk hue, we’d love to tell you about Very Victoria — a shade inspired by beauty icon and guru Victoria Beckham. It’s allegedly Meghan Markle’s go-to lip color!
It’s been heavily reported that Very Victoria is Markle’s favorite shade. According to Vogue, she even wore it for her engagement photos with Prince Harry. This shade is a taupe, cool-toned nude with a matte finish, but not the kind of matte that shrivels your lips up. It contains ingredients like orchid and lipstick tree (Bixa orellana) extracts to create fuller, softer lips as you wear it!
This lipstick also features a blend of oils, triglycerides and waxes for buildable, long-lasting color for up to 10 hours, and it contains 3D glowing pigments for the illusion of wider lips and a lit-from-within look!
The Very Victoria shade alone has nearly 400 reviews on the Charlotte Tilbury website, and reviewers are also on board with declaring it the “best nude lipstick ever.” Even one who said Pillow Talk was their initial favorite has since “swapped [their] affections over to Very Victoria,” which is similar, but ever-so-slightly darker and a little less pink. Shoppers say this lipstick is “so soft and light on your lips” and that you’ll experience “no dryness with this matte wonder.” One even reported “no transfer of color whatsoever” when they tested it by drinking from a clear glass!
Very Victoria was designed to be an incredibly versatile shade, able to go with simple, nude, everyday eyes, a dark and smokey look for a night out or even a pop of color. Want your lips themselves to have the pop of color? Check out all of the other shades of Matte Revolution lipstick, like the berry-colored Festival Magic or the Red Carpet Red. A few colors are currently sold out though, so you’ll want to claim your faves quickly!
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