Saturday, September 30

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillowtalk Lipstick Review

I finally gave in and bought the cult-classic Pillowtalk lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. Worth it or not? Read on to find out! :) 

How gorgeous is this tube!?!

SRP £24.00 ( Php 1,635.97 ) 
Online reseller price Php 2,700

 When worn (Natural light)
Earrings from @bylineph

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillowtalk Lipstick Swatch 

My Review

  • Luxurious and classic packaging
  • Flattering nude pink shade that would suit different skin tones
  • Smooth texture
  • Doesn't tug my lips

  • Not a true matte lipstick
  • Not as pigmented as other more affordable mattes (takes me 3 swipes to build full opacity)
  • Moisturizing at first but then dried out my lips after a few hours
  • Pricey
  • Not as long-lasting for a matte lipstick

Overall Take 

I've had my eyes on this lipstick for quite awhile now but it is usually sold out on the CT website. I found it on a online reseller account and I was cranky at that time so I gave in to impulse and purchased a tube. I love the sophisticated gold tube and unique bullet shape. 

I expected a lot from this lipstick based on its rave reviews but it just did not live up to my expectations. To be fair it is a gorgeous wearable nude pink shade that would suit most skin tones. The packaging is superb but the formulation and pigmentation is quite meh. It is not completely matte for one, I find that it still has some sheen although it did not bother me that much. What bothered me was that it took me a while to build full opacity to cover pigmentation on my top lip. 

For the price, it should have been more pigmented and better formulated than my less expensive matte lippies. There are Mac, Nars, Ofra, Happy Skin and Clio dupes for this shade also and those are more pigmented and long lasting than this. 

I have really dry lips so if your lips are ok then this might work better for you. If I probably haven't tried and fallen in love with the texture and pigmentation of Clio's Mad Matte Lipstick range and Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lippies then I might have loved this solely for its gorgeous packaging and luxurious feel but I'm older and wiser now and I just cannot justify spending £24.00 /P2700 on a mediocre lipstick no matter how gorgeous the tube is. A better luxe option would be Tom Ford or Pat McGrath.

I will still be using this though since I already paid for it but I will definitely be pairing it with my Mac Prep + Prime Lip to prevent this from drying my lips out since they end up looking like my grandma's bottom after 2 hours of wear.

Hope this helps! xx

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