The Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk lipliner has been a go to for the past year, after resisting the Pillowtalk lipstick for a few weeks I eventually caved – but was it worth it? Do I really need both in my collection?
The picture on the left is the Pillowtalk lipliner, on the right is the Pillowtalk lipstick paired with it. As you would expect the shades are pretty much identical, that beautiful dusky nudey pink we all love. The matte finish makes this so more than a ‘your lips but better shade’, it manages to really bring any makeup look together without it becoming too over done – literally perfect for any occasion!
Although it looks like a standard pink shade, I honestly haven’t found anything quite like this (the Rimmel Exaggerate lipliner in East End Snob is close, but not quite as nude). The shade and texture are spot on for me, it has a waxy feel to it that makes slightly over lining the lips really easy, there’s no dragging or clinging to any dry patches – it’s sheer perfection! I also find it to last really well, I usually get around 3-4 hours wear with other lipliners, but I can get around 5-6 hours wear from this alone! As the name suggests this really does help to cheat the appearance of fuller looking lips, which as you can see from the pictures above, I need… It’s a beautiful shade that really when you fill in the whole lip can be worn alone without any lipstick needed.
Cased in the usual rose gold packaging it really is one of those luxurious lipsticks I look forward to using, as soon as I saw this I knew I would love it! However, let’s compare it to the lipliner – add on £8 and you have something very similar except in lipstick form, excluding the ability to line the lips. Of-course with the lipstick you get more of a pigmented and opaque finish and the matte revolution formulation, but if you use the lip liner to fill in your whole lip, there isn’t a whole lot different! Worn alone I’ll get around 4 hours wear out of this, with the lipliner that’s extended to 6 hours, so pretty impressive.
Similar to Bond Girl from the Matte Revolution lipstick range, the Pillowtalk lipstick is really comfortable to wear and isn’t one of those matte lipsticks you’ll be itching to remove. I purchased this because I had it in my head that it would be limited edition, but I’m starting to get a feeling it’s hear to stay.
I’m so happy to have both of these in my collection, however, when you consider the cost of the lipstick and how multi functional the lipliner is, if you don’t have either of these in your collection yet, I would definitely say get the lip liner first!
Have you tried either of these?