Ah, Charlotte Tilbury. It’s amazing how one line can be so amazing, and how much hype her products have. Lipliner may be the product of 2015, from the mad rush to get MAC’s Soar or Whirl or whichever one Kylie Jenner uses. It seems that liners are back, and bigger than the 90’s – I’d say it’s the formula’s that have changed and the current trend of lips that are larger than life. Here’s a quick review of Pillow Talk.
I’ve never been a fan of lip liners, for dark bold lips I favour the good ol’ lip brush method anyway. For nudes? Why do I even need a liner was usually what I thought. However if you’ve got a bit of an uneven lip line or one that isn’t the most defined you’ll be surprised what a lip liner can do for you. My first foray into nude liners was the No7 pencil made by Lisa Eldridge, it was a good pencil a bit too creamy and not as long lasting as I’d like but also the tone was a bit too peachy for me. Then Pillow Talk came in, and the world went insane, but the price tag was a bit much so I tried the dupe Rimmel’s Eastend Snob. I liked it and so decided to try out the “original” from Charlotte Tilbury.
It definitely helps with defining the lips, on the left is me with bare lips on the right with just Pillow Talk all over the lips. Yes the shade isn’t 100% my natural lip colour, but it’s in the colour-family and it looks super natural. I can get away with overlooking my bottom lip, which is not exactly even and has a much less defined lip line than the top. I really like this on it’s own with a bit of a balm or a gloss as the colour is pretty, or under a nude-pink lipstick. It’s a luxury product, that’s for sure but the formula is long lasting (it doesn’t hold up with super oily food though) and isn’t drying which can happen with liners. It’s a dream to apply, creamy and smooth without tugging at the lips.
If you’ve been curious about it – go a head and get it, you won’t regret it. I’m looking forward to trying out other coloured liners from Charlotte Tilbury, and have gotten recommended Pink Venus by a friend as one to check out.
Have you tried these liners yet? Have a must-try lip liner recommendation for me?