Review: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury is one of those indulgent beauty brands that make you feel seriously glamorous after treating yourself to one of their products. The entire experience, from entering their stores, to opening the outer packaging to reveal the exquisite art deco designed product is utterly charming. I recently decided to try a product that has become somewhat of an iconic, brand definer for Charlotte Tilbury, the Pillow Talk lipstick and lip liner.

I would describe the shade as a nude with a dusty pink undertone. It is a subtle colour that allows your overall make-up look to remain neutral and understated – perfect for an everyday look. The texture is smooth and moisturising even though it has a matte finish. An important point to note with this, as well as most lipstick shades, is that the visual appearance of the colour is altered against different skin complexions. Some reviews even describe this as a light brown/mauve, so I would highly suggest trying it on before committing to it.


This product is vegan-friendly and sulfate-free.

Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ethyl Vanillin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/ Peut Contenir (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 6 Lake(CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470)].

For just £25, this is a great & affordable addition to your make up kit. The formulation is packed with quality ingredients such as orchid extract, various fruit extracts, a number of nourishing oils and glowing particles which very subtly enhance the fullness of the lips whilst making them appear healthy and plump. The orchid oil is a potent ingredient that is a source of magnesium, calcium and zinc and offers anti-ageing properties.

The staying power and matte finish is noticeably improved if used in conjunction with the lip liner, however this step is entirely based on your personal preference.

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