Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick – Worth The Hype?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, I’m sure you’d have heard the buzz around the latest lipstick release from Charlotte Tilbury, Pillow Talk.

The Pillow Talk lipliner is one of my favourite go to lip products, so I was super excited to see it, swatch it, and probably buy it. Then the photos started coming in and I just wasn’t sure. In photos, it looks pretty brown, and I prefer my nudes to err on the rosier sides. I decided to hold off on ordering it until I could see + swatch in store.

As luck would have it, the new Charlotte Tilbury Store has now opened in White City Westfield, so when I was there on Saturday I made a beeline for the store.

Sidenote, if you’re in Westfield or the Shepherd’s bush area, I’d highly recommend heading to this store over the Covent Garden one. It’s less manic, and looks less like the inside of the Moulin Rouge.

Anyway back to the lipstick – I swatched it and all colour concerns went out the window, and before I knew it, my card was in the machine and Pillow Talk was mine.

So, what is it that has everyone going crazy, and is it worth the hype?

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In essence, it’s just a nude lipstick. It’s got a bit of a rosy hue to it, and a very slight golden sheen, not enough to look gold or glittery, just enough to add a little luminescence to the shade. In comparison to the lip liner, I think the shade is much lighter, I find that the liner pulls a little darker and brown-er, but it’s not far off.

It’s a Matte Revolution formula, which I have to admit is one of my favourite lipstick formulas EVER. It’s not a traditional matte in the sense it’s dry, it tugs on the lips when you apply, but stays in place all day, but rather it’s creamy + comfortable to apply and wear, but it has a matte finish. Yes, if you chow down on a dirty burger, you’ll need to reapply, but I think it’s worth it for how comfortable the lipstick is. And despite being pretty creamy, I don’t find that these smudge at all throughout the day, which is a problem I normally find that crops up with creamier formulas.

So, is it worth the hype?

There’s no real yes or no answer here. Sorry to be that gal. Is it a beautiful lipstick? Yes. Is the formula gorgeous? Yes. Do I feel like a princess when I apply it? Yes.

But, at the end of the day, it is just a nude lipstick. And it’s £23. Do you really need it? No. But if you feel like treating yourself – it’s a gorgeous lipstick and you really won’t regret buying it.

Are you a nude lipstick kinda gal?