Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick & Lip Cheat… Do you need both?

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?

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24 responses to “Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick & Lip Cheat… Do you need both?”

  1. Jessie-Ann Lewis says:

    Great post! This is such a gorgeous shade, and I'm so tempted to get this lip cheat! xx

  2. Laura Kroczek says:

    I'm really considering getting the lip liner over the lipstick now! Thanks for that review Jodie 🙂 Xx

  3. Jennifer Frank says:

    This is such a great post. I love that the liner works just as well by itself because Charlotte Tilbury products can build up to be expensive! Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

  4. Fa nny says:

    Very interesting, especially since I'm not sure if I would like the Matte Revolution lipsticks' formula (I've swatched them once and didn't really like the result on my hand), I definitely think I would only try the lip liner for now! Thank you for the honest reviews!

  5. Charlotte says:

    I hate it when a lip liner drags on the lips it's a pet hate. We all know that having a matching lip liner and lipstick is the best way to go. Now that you've got them both it's not as if you're going to give one away…Perfect duoCharlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  6. Beautylymin says:

    I'm obsessed with both of these! I think everyone needs them in their life! xxBeautylymin

  7. Jenn says:

    I have the liner and have been debating getting the lipstick. This is so helpful – I think I can feel okay about passing on the lipstick for now! Great lip swatches!Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

  8. Leanne Page says:

    I haven't tried either. I really want to see them in person because I think they might be a bit to pink for me, but I don't have CT Counter near me 🙁 I might just by the lipliner at some point soon though xxLPage Beauty

  9. Victoria Goodman says:

    Oh goodness, every time I see posts about CT Pillow Talk, I just want to buy it! It's also such gorgeous packaging too!! Maybe I'll buy the lip cheat to start with (so much cheaper!) xxVictoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  10. NIKA says:

    That's a very nice rose nude shade!!!! NIKA

  11. Grace Kate says:

    I love this shade and this post was super useful because I have been debating whether to get the liner or lipstick but I think you are right, the lip liner seems much more functional!Grace xx

  12. Kate Winford says:

    Great post! I have both and think they are both must haves – I am even considering buying a backup of the lipstick since it is Limited Edition!Kate |

  13. Izzy K says:

    I was so excited to see that they released a pillow talk lipstick! Now I deffo need to add both to my collection haha :)

  14. Katherine Tran says:

    I love the color, it's so beautiful!

  15. Laura says:

    Gorgeous photos and swatches! I really love the lip liner so much, I've just got the lipstick but haven't tried it yet! xxLaura |

  16. Faye Laura says:

    They are really similar, and I'm thinking I should have got the liner first but I love the lipstick too much to ever regret it! It's just so lovely for everyday wear. The photography in this post is stunning as always!

  17. The Makeup Aficionado says:

    While both of these shades do look so similar I am the kind of girl who will by tons of similar nude-ish lipsticks even if they look the same. I got to have them all haha. Great post as

  18. Gemma Louise says:

    I think I'm going to pick up the lip pencil eventually, glad I opted for Very Victoria over Pillow Talk though, it's pretty but VV is definitely more my shade! xxGemma Louise

  19. Charlotte Lane says:

    This shade is so perfect! I've heard the lip liner raved about a lot, so I definitely feel as if it's something I should pick up. I think it's quite nice to have the same shade lip liner and lipstick, as then there's no worry of the lip liner looking an obviously different colour! Gorgeous photo's by the way and great review 🙂 xoChar |

  20. Lucy Alice says:

    Its such a gorgeous colour – the lip liner was so highly raved about, but then again so has the lipstick, kinda want them both haha!Lucy | Forever September

  21. The Makeup Directory says:

    I'm still holding out that it will be here for my birthday, going makeup shopping next week so it bloody better be!!It looks gorgeous and I already have the lip liner so I cant wait to pair the two!The Makeup Directory

  22. Lauren says:

    They are very similar in those photos! Gorgeous shade. Lauren x Huggled

  23. SLovesAutumn says:

    I'm not going to lie, as soon as I read the title I thought, "yes!"I love looking at swatches of pillowtalk. I still don't own it, which is insane, so I need to buy my own soon. I like the practicality of the Lip Cheat, but I'm sure I'll end up favouring the lipstick most, just for the creamy texture.Shanelle || SLovesAutumn

  24. Isobel Celine says:

    I really want to try out the Charlotte tilbury lipsticks as well as every other product they have! I've never tried any of them before and I've read so many reviews and loads of people rave about the brand! Definitely need to try them out!Isobel x New post: Video: :

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