I think it’s about time that Charlotte Tilbury created a whole collection out of her infamous Pillow Talk Lip Cheat lipliner. When I first heard that she was making an eyeshadow quad based off the lipliner, I was ecstatic.
Next to my MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick, the Pillow Talk lipstick comes a close 2nd to my most used lipsticks and one of the closest I’ve ever come to finishing. I’ve heard many good things about the Charlotte Tilbury quads and was super happy to pick it up to try out.
Prior to this Charlotte Tilbury quad, my only exposure to her eyeshadows were the eyeshadows in her Instant Look face palettes and the limited edition Instant Eye palette that launched last year.
Moving on, I ended up picking up the Pillow Talk Eye & Blush duo as I had already owned the Pillow Talk lipstick and Lip Cheat lipliner. The price for the duo came up to $116 CAD, the quads themselves cost $66 CAD and Cheek to Chic blushes cost $50 CAD. So, there was really no saving between buying the duo together or the two items individually. Likewise, the whole Pillow Talk Look set cost $182 CAD, this set included the lipstick and the lipliner that would cost $39 CAD and $27 respectively. Picking up the set or duo ensured that you were getting all the Pillow Talk collection items in case any of the products individually sold out.
As always, the Charlotte Tilbury shipment department can sense how badly and how soon I want my package because by the time I received the shipping email from them, my order was already waiting for me at home.
Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk
The quad itself is the same size as all the other Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette quads. They consist of a mix of shimmer and matte champagne pink themed shades, easy for you to mix all together or to use individually on their own for an everyday eye look.
One thing I really like about these quads are that they are colour coded from 1-to-4, for you to apply them in to achieve the full eye look. All the eyeshadows swatch beautifully and are very pigmented. I found very little kick-up occurred when swatching, which makes me like the eyeshadows even more than I already do. I was really surprised at how easily the 4th shade swatched, it seemed like it would end up being filled with chunky glitter and end up not swatching very smooth. I can also see myself using the prime shade and the smoke shade both individually as an everyday eye look.
I’m definitely looking forward to trying more of the luxury palette quads in the future! Now, moving onto the second half of my duo set, the Cheek to Chic blush!
Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk
I remember watching Zoella discuss this blush way back when I used to watch Youtube videos. It was always a product that I was curious about from Charlotte Tilbury but could never settle on a shade that I’d be willing to try. It also didn’t help that I’m not super into blush. Fast forward to present day, I’ve begun to start incorporating blush into my routine on weekends when I go out to places other than work. I find that it softens the contour and bronze of my cheeks and makes me look, a little more awake or maybe a little nicer. (You girls with RBF feel me)
With these blushes, it gives an option for the ‘swish’ and ‘pop’ affect that comes in the Instant Look palettes. You can ‘swish the outer shade across cheekbones’ and ‘pop glow onto cheeks’ or you can just mix the product all together for a glowy blush. It’s a blush that I definitely don’t need a heavy hand for to see the affect. I really like that it’s easily buildable and the highlight compliments all skin tones.
I can see myself reaching for this as an all over eye shade as well on the days where I only bring one face product with me. Speaking of lazy day products, I’m going to quickly go through the lipstick because while we’re at it, I don’t recall ever talking about the infamous Pillow Talk lipstick on my blog.
Ah, the product that started it all. The Pillow Talk lipstick is pretty much at cult status and is a beauty award winner. The Lip Cheat liner turned Matte Revolution lipstick is a nude pink shade that compliments any skin tone and enhances your lips to look fuller and gives off that pillow-y pout.
On my lips, the lipstick and lipliner pretty much blend in with the shade of my lips on their own. They provide a little more of a full effect but while my lips aren’t naturally small and thin, they’re also not super full either. The lipstick and lip liner help me enhance the cupid’s bow and make me look a little more put together than I usually am.
All in all, I can definitely see myself gravitating towards the blush and eyeshadow quad almost as much as I already gravitate towards the lipstick and lipliner. I really hope Charlotte Tilbury restocks these soon because they’re definitely something worth picking up!
Have you tried any products from Charlotte Tilbury? What are you favourites?