So – after the events in my introductory post, I kept reading. The internet is an absolute goldmine of beauty information, and I made the most of it!
I noticed very quickly that an awful lot of bloggers were raving about the same thing – Charlotte Tilbury’s “Pillow Talk”. So on a pre-Christmas trip to Birmingham with some girlfriends, I snuck into Selfridges and came away clutching this glorious thing.
And glorious it truly is. The best description I can offer for the colour is that of a nude rose, I think. For me, it’s like my own lips, only better. When I don’t want a hugely bright lip colour, it works to just finish off my makeup look and tie everything together really nicely.
The formulation is very interesting too. It’s not completely matte in that it never completely dries down in the way some matte lipsticks do. It retains some moisture to it – a couple of hours after application I can still rub my lips together and feel some slip rather than them being sticky. It stays put too – an average work day sees me re-applying it probably only twice. Another lovely thing is the smell – it has a wonderful, sweet, comforting vanilla type smell to it. It’s probably the first time I’ve ever taken the cap off a lipstick, sniffed it and said “Ooh, yum!”
The packaging is, as I’m gradually discovering to be the case with other Charlotte Tilbury products, beautiful. The tube is a glossy, metallic rose gold with the “CT” logo stamped into the lid, and ridges down the side which make it easier to hold and manoeuvre when applying. It looks fabulous on my dressing table (not that I’m shallow…) and when replacing the lid, it closes with a solid, satisfying “click”. I like that.
In case you can’t tell, I absolutely love it. It will be the first time in my life that I’ve ever completely finished a lipstick and bought a new one. Whether or not it would suit absolutely everybody as the marketing claims, I don’t know – but it suits me perfectly and I love it.
Available here – RRP: £24.00
DISCLAIMER: This review is not sponsored by Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Limited, and I have no affiliation with the company. I have not been paid or otherwise compensated for this review, and I (or my very generous husband) pay for every product I review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.