February 8, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and Valentine Lipstick Review

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Charlotte Tilbury is my makeup fairy Godmother. The woman can do no wrong, in my eyes. However, her TOP product category (in my opinion) are her lipsticks. Both the KISSING creme formula and the Matte Revolution are my most long wearing, comfortable and flattering lipsticks that I own… with consistent performance throughout the range. Naturally, I was psyched to find out she released two exclusive Valentine’s Day-inspired shades: Pillow Talk (an extension of her iconic Pillow Talk lip pencil) and Valentine. I was extremely lucky to be sent the shade Valentine but had to pick up Pillow Talk for myself, because I have a hoarding problem love of her lipsticks. These are two PERFECT shades to try out if you are new to her collection, so let’s get to my Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and Valentine lipstick review with swatches…

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and Valentine Lipstick Review with swatches | Beauty Blogger

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and Valentine Lipstick Review with swatches | Beauty Blogger

Charlotte has two lipstick formulas – one creme (KISSING) and one matte (Matte Revolution). The creme formula has a beautiful shine, full pigmentation with a hydrating feel that lasts forever on the lips. When I wear her KISSING formula, I can eat a meal and still have lipstick showing through.


If you’ve never loved matte lipsticks before, Charlotte’s will absolutely change your mind – guaranteed! They have a velvet feel on the lips and definitely can give a fuller appearance than a typical liquid/matte lipstick formula. Again, these wear incredibly long and never give that lip liner fade that we all can worry about when wearing matte lips.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and Valentine
For Pillow Talk, Charlotte says:

Darlings, I am so excited to share my incredible Pillow Talk lipstick with you! In a magic Matte Revolution finish, this iconic shade is taken from my infamous Lip Cheat Lip Liner. A gorgeous nude-y pink, it mimics and enhances the natural hue of your lips, so you can CHEAT a perfect pillow-y pout in seconds. Enriched with soothing orchid and Lipstick Tree extracts, lips appear fuller and wider, with a softer, more youthful feel!

I’d say Pillow Talk lipstick is a medium-tone, rose-beige with an extremely subtle satiny matte finish. It’s a great every day, don’t-need-to-think-about-it shade that you can swipe on with absolutely any makeup look, or totally on its own. I can see this being flattering on ALL skin tones. If you’re much fairer than me, it will pull deeper, more rose but if you’re more tan/deep, it will be a great nude shade!

*HINT: would be a beautiful bridal lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick Review and Swatch on NC30 NC35 Skin

For Valentine, Charlotte says:

Darlings, I am so excited to reveal my exclusive K.I.S.S.I.N.G Valentine lipstick! Named perfectly by YOU on Instagram, this gorgeous petal-rose pink gives you irresistibly kissable lips in seconds. Enriched with 3D glowing pigments to give you a fuller, wider pout, this beautifully hydrating lipstick contains soothing orchid and Lipstick Tree extracts!

On me, Valentine lipstick is more of a cool-neutral baby pink. It would be perfect with a more cool-toned, smokey grey makeup look and would be especially pretty on those my skin tone or fairer. The KISSING formula has much more of a shine to it, but it’s buttery and long-lasting. It also stays in place with or without a lip liner (but if you’re going to get one, use this shade with Charlotte’s Pillow Talk lip cheat lip pencil… gorgeous).

Charlotte Tilbury Valentine Lipstick Review and Swatch on NC30 NC35 Skin


For reference, these are the Charlotte lipsticks I currently own:

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Swatches: Nude Kate, Valentine, Bitch Perfect, Pillow Talk, Secret Salma on NC30 NC35 Skin

The great thing about ordering on CharlotteTilbury.com is FREE SHIPPING (no minimum), the shipping was quick (like I got it within 3 days) and so many samples. 🙂

What do you think? Would you try one of these shades and if so, which one is calling your name?

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