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Friday, February 22, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Makeup Collection Review, Swatches, Demo and YouTube Tutorial

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Not Sponsored: Towards the end of last year. Charlotte Tilbury came out with a Limited Edition Pillow Talk Makeup Collection. It not only SOLD OUT, but it sold out FAST! It was very popular. I was so sad, because I've always wanted to try Charlotte Tilbury makeup and this collection made my eyes light up. Well, she decided to bring this collection back! I purchased it and love it (as hinted in my birthday post). Let me share my thoughts, after trying this collection.

Where To Purchase: You can purchase the entire Pillow Talk collection at Charlotte Tilbury. Pillow Talk Blush + Eyeshadow Palette Combo at Charlotte Tilbury. Pillow Talk Blush at (Net-A-Porter, Bloomingdales, Sephora). Pillow Talk Lipstick at (Sephora, Bloomingdales). Pillow Talk Lip Liner at (Sephora, Bloomingdales).

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Eye Shadow Palette - Sweet
This eye shadow palette is described as having golden pink shades. That's so true! Now you guys know I'm not a fan of pink makeup, and the reason for it is because in the past I bought the WRONG PINK MAKEUP...THE WRONG SHADES! Too loud. Too jarring. The wrong of anything will turn you against it. It wasn't until I found the right shades of pink lipstick, that I knew what kind of eye shadow I should wear. Mauves, pinky-browns etc. suit my skin tone. I call them grown-up pinks! LOL I avoid hot pinks etc. This palette contains 2 mattes and 2 shimmers. You get a matte milk chocolate brown & peachy pink shade. You also get a light pink & peachy pink shimmer shade. All really compliment one another. Charlotte Tilbury's eye shadow palettes have an easy number system (1-4). She lets you know in what order to apply the shades. I go in-depth with this in my video. I used and loved all 4 shades (see picture below). I loved my overall look. Very soft. Very wearable (work, daytime, nighttime). Her shadows have excellent pigmentation and blend really well on the eyes. I only had one hiccup with the last shade (pop). I had to apply it several times to show up in the inner corner of my eyes. But I would definitely purchase more of her eye shadow palettes. They're really good.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Cheek To Chic Blusher - Sweet
The pillow talk blush is a blush and also a highlighter. It's described as a two-tone pink and champagne powder blush. Below, I swatched the blush, highlighter and then swirled them all together. Both are so pretty. The colors are complimentary to the collection. They lay beautifully on the skin. My gripe is the layout. They're in this circular format, so if you want to use them separately its rather difficult. You either have to use your finger, a small brush or squeeze your makeup brush hairs as to not co-mingle the two. I'm all for pretty aesthetics, but function is key. I wish the blush & highlighter were separate. See more in my video about this issue and solutions. But the product itself is excellent.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner (Bittersweet
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick (Supersweet)
I've never been big on lip liners and I am the ultimate lipstick girl. With darker shades of lipsticks, I sometimes use them. I pretty much purchased this liner because it was part of the collection. I applied it to my lips (in the video), but the color just blended in with my lips (it was creamy). I just found it unnecessary. I really don't see anyone needing the lip liner. Now the lipstick, I do suggest! Let me just point out, that the shape of this lipstick is absolutely AMAZING! It has a rectangular cut. It's angled. It hugs the lips. It applies beautifully. Fabulous pigmentation. I was worried about it being a matte lipstick and possibly being drying. IT IS NOT! It's creamy. It covers. I love this lipstick. Again, the color is complimentary to the blush & eye shadow palette. The gold casing is also luxurious. Sturdy and not heavy.

Final Thoughts: I love this collection. I would've given it a Supersweet rating, if it were not for those little quirks I mentioned above. If you're interested in this collection, I suggest buying all 3 pieces minus the lip liner. The reason I say this, is because all three will complete your look. They compliment one another. The finished look is polished & uniform. I'm glad I purchased it. I'm impressed with the quality. I'll be using this collection for both Spring & Summer. I also want to mention, that I often see on social media that "certain brands" are not for women of color. I'm black. I'm African-American. This looks beautiful on me. This is another reason, why I like doing makeup reviews. To honestly show what works and what doesn't. To show it on my skin tone. To give everyone a chance. That's why I like trying all kinds and different kind of brands. To see these products in action, check out my YouTube tutorial below.

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