Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk needs to introduction, it is the nude go-to lip liner for myself and many others for two very good reasons: the shade - the most wonderfully, flattering, lip plumping nude-come-blush pink, coupled with a silky, soft and easy to apply formulation. Now as wonderful as Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk is, due to the pencil format, constant application and of course all but daily sharpening of the pencil, it is not the most economical lip purchase - not that this is an expectation from a luxury brand. If like myself your Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk habit has somewhat become a situation of finical crisis, then the arrival of Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk will be something of a revelation.
What can I say about the Charlotte Tilbury copper, intricate and very much art deco inspired, lipsticks and compacts that hasn't been uttered before? Truthfully not much but I do think it is worth noting that aesthetics aside, the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks - regardless of what shade you choose - have been constructed for ease of use. From the weighted tube, to the chiselled lipstick bullet - everything is for convenience and precision, elements that you don't see all that often within the world of lipstick and the hidden little extras, that enhance the overall application experience.
If you have yet to try the staple pink toned nude that is Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk, the applied shade will depend on the natural hue of your lips - there is a slight blue undertone which can optically brighten the teeth, but can also result in Pillowtalk leanings lightly mauve toned on certain complexions; best described it is a mid blue toned, pink based nude that in my opinion is universally flattering. A few have asked if Pillowtalk is in any way similar to Secret Salma and the answer is no: one is far more blue toned and deeper than the other which you can hopefully decipher from the above photos.
For those familiar with Pillowtalk and perhaps on their third or forth pencil, I can vouch that there is absolutely no differentiation nor discrepancies in terms of colour or tone, between the two forms of the now iconic lip shade - the main difference is the finish and comfort levels. Typically - and I do say typically as how you wear any beauty product is up to you - lip liners are not aimed at overall lip application and as such can be both a little firmer and drier, which can result in a less than enjoyable experience. With the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk, you have the same, pretty, everyday nude shade you have come to know and love, coupled with a by far more nourishing and dare I say slightly more matte finish.
This is what lipstick dreams are made of.
Find the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk exclusively online via Charlotte Tilbury (£24/$36) - link.