Name me a more hyped up lip liner than Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk! It’s been a go to lip product for me the past year, and as soon as I spotted Charlotte Tilbury has released a Pillowtalk lipstick, I knew I needed to give it a try. In a nutshell, Pillowtalk is a wearable and classic nude pink shade, and I actually ended up wearing it on my wedding day I love it that much. So, here’s my thoughts and a review of the Pillowtalk lipstick and lipliner, which one I prefer and do you really need both in your collection…
Although it looks like a standard nude pink shade, I honestly haven’t found anything quite like this (if you’re looking for an affordable alternative, 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 I definitely need a help in hand with… Even worn alone with no other product it’s a beautiful shade and actually works well just worn completely all over the lips for an ultra matte finish.
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.
Firstly, I’ve got to cover the CT packaging. The lipstick is cased in the usual luxurious rose gold packaging.It really is one of those lipsticks I look forward to using, and it made the perfect wedding day shade for me. As soon as I saw this I knew I would love it.
The matte revolution formula is amazing. It’s such a comfortable matte shade, and does a pretty good job at hiding any dry lips. When comparing the Pillowtalk lipstick to the lipliner, I have to admit they’re very similar. If you’re on a budget I guess the one thing you notice is that the lipstick is £8 more expensive. 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. I absolutely love the lip liner for it’s ability to make my lips just slightly bigger, and wearing the lipstick alone I just don’t get that.
Worn alone I’ll get around 4 hours wear out of this, with the lipliner that’s extended to 6 hours, so pretty impressive. The lipstick is designed to change slightly based on your natural lip colour, which is why I think on me it comes out slightly darker. So it will look a little different depending on your skin tone. One thing I would say in terms of buying these products is definitely get the lip liner, then if you want the lipstick for a longer lasting finish of the shade to wear over the top then go for it.
I purchased this because I had it in my head that it would be limited edition, but I have heard it’s now here to stay – which doesn’t surprise me.
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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