It’s not new news that Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Collection has been an epic success. Starting with the lipstick which was the perfect versatile everyday pinky nude that worked for all skin tones, it didn’t surprise anyone when it’s cult status meant that us Tilbury lovers found out we were going to be graced with a whole accompanying collection. The lipstick is one of those shades that every woman should have in her collection because it’s going to allow her to nail everyday nude lips with ease. And the excellent formula in the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks means it’s a luxury lippie that quite frankly, you’re missing out on if you don’t own already.
Even though a matte lipstick isn’t my go-to finish, I’ve had Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk in my range for several years. It’s one of the few matte lipsticks I wear regularly. And when I do wear it, the shade looks brown-nude, but that’s because I have very cool undertones. I’ve seen this worn on others and it looks completely different and very pink – so it’s that lipstick that’s going to work differently for everyone, but it’s equally as versatile. It basically enhances the natural colour of your own lips. When it comes to good nude tones this is what you want – something that’s going to be a statement shade that compliments your whole look, without overpowering it. Bold lips are great and I sport them a lot, but a good nude should bring the dainty, feminine, girly and barely-there looks back.
So having had Pillow Talk as a lipstick in my make up vanity for years, when the new collection came out I swooned. Hard. It was a range I knew I’d be investing in because if the rest of the products were nearly as versatile and universally flattering as the lipstick, then it was sure to be a great addition to my make up collection.
You can now get an eyeshadow quad, a lip liner and matching cheek/blush compact to complete the look. All in the iconic Pillow Talk tones. I now have the eyeshadow palette and the liner to accompany the lipstick. The only reason I didn’t invest in the cheek palette was because there’s a tiny bit of highlight in the centre of it – and I don’t like my cheek products to be anything other than matte. If the blush alone was matte, I’d have snapped that up too as I can imagine it’s so flattering in colour.
The eyeshadow palette was what excited me the most – you guys know I’m a palette girl at heart. The Pillow Talk Palette has four shades and retails for £39. So that’s almost £10 per shadow, which makes it one of the most expensive palettes in my collection. However I have several Charlotte Tilbury quads and when you find the ones that suit your skin tone, you’ll be happy to spend this as a treat because their shadows are brilliant. And Pillow Talk is no exception. There’s two shimmers and two mattes, and it works out for me as one transition shade, one crease shade and two for the lid. Made to compliment the pretty shade of the lipstick, these create a soft and gentle eye look that has ‘just got out of bed’ glam written all over it. The shadows themselves are a powdery formula but it’s one with a good payoff. I like the texture of Tilbury shadows because while powdery they have barely any fallout and the product only goes where you put it, which makes application a dream. The softness of the powder makes blending easy too and you can create some really delicate and pretty smokey looks with this palette by blending the mattes together on the eye.
For everyday looks this palette is perfect. As someone who wears bold eyes and heavy smokey looks a lot, this is a nice alternative when I want to go for subtle but pretty styles. It’s flattering to my skin tone and paired with the liner and lipstick, it gives the most English-rose look to your whole face.
I also got the Pillow Talk Lip Liner to accompany the lipstick. I’d been using another nude liner when I wore the lipstick, but now having the perfect match gives me all the feels. As someone who won’t wear any lipstick without liner, I always try to match my lipsticks with a liner, so this to me just allows me to complete the look while keeping my lipstick looking precise and allowing me to define my lip shape. It’s a really soft crayon texture that glides on without any need to reapply. The joy of all Charlotte Tilbury products is that they have excellent quality like this.
For me the Pillow Talk Collection is one that still excites me weeks after getting it. The shades are pretty and flattering and I feel good when I wear them. The formula of them too means they’re easy to apply and get the most out of. To me, Charlotte Tilbury products will always be worth the splurge for the quality in the ingredients but how highly they always perform.
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