There are very few products that can rival the popularity of Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Pencil, the hype that one lip liner generated is frankly unrivalled and I can see why. A creamy formula in the a hue of the most perfect nude-pink, allowed it to instantly rocket to best-seller and then cult-like status. A shade so iconic, that not only did it spawn waiting lists and fans worldwide but a matching lipstick shade and then a cosmetic range to boot. Your (other) favourite lip liner could never.
What’s next? A sleepy yet sensual fragrance or maybe more sultry lip shades in a range of finishes, who knows? Until then let me share the two latest additions to the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk range and tell you why one has surpassed my love for the original lip pencil.
Swatches above – left to right: deeper outer shade, light centre shade and the two shades combined.
Now admittedly as much as I do harp on about the virtues of Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk in all its various guises, I do have to be entirely objective and state that the Cheek to Chic Blush just doesn’t do it for me. The warm, almost ruddy tone of the main powder, coupled with the pale, frosty centre that can emphasis enlarged pores et al, translates to a muddy, almost dirty streak of colour on my pale complexion. However I do think that this is a case of you can’t win them all and on medium to deeper skin tones, this would be nothing but beautiful. All is not lost though, I do enjoy wearing the lighter colour of two as a highlighter (I target it with a small brush) and on occasion have been known to wear both segments as eyeshadow.
Speaking of eyeshadow if you enjoy slightly warmer nude toned hues then I do consider the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Luxury Eyeshadow Palette to be an absolute essential. Yes I went there but with four easy to blend, apply and wear eyeshadows all of which have been created to enhance all eye shapes and colours – it is easy to see why it has quickly become a firm favourite of mine and of so many others too. What I personally enjoy about all Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quads is that they are beyond user friendly; on the back of each compact you will find each shadow numbered with a brief description of how and wear to apply, making expert application a complete breeze. Again to be completely unbiased, I do find that the “pop” or more commonly referred to glitter shade doesn’t have the best colour pay-out and as such is best layered over other eye products to really make the most of the formula.
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