Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow palette & blush review, photos, swatches

There were four words that came out of my face when I first laid eyes on the two new products from Charlotte Tilbury – “Can’t cope, won’t cope”. Say hello to thePillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette and Pillow Talk Blush.  Are you able?  Because I’m not.  See I’ve loved the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, along with the Pillow Talk lipstick and now, well now I get to Pillow Talk my whole face!  This duo is available exclusively on the Charlotte Tilbury website now and I’ve no information on it coming to shops soon, so my mission in this post and in my Instagram video is to show them to you in action so you can make an informed decision on whether they’re worth picking up for yourself.

I’m not even going to apologise for the slightly Christmassy photo above.  I felt like twinkles were the way to go with these.  I own three of Charlotte’s Luxury Eye Palettes already and one of her blushes (along with many other bits which I’ve bought with my own money) and while these were sent to me, there is no doubt in my mind that I’d have bought them myself as soon as they launched. Let me show them to you in detail.  When I was playing with them over the weekend, I was like a giddy child because these shades are me.  So me.  The Pillow Talk Eyeshadow palette (£39) is quite pink toned in the palette, but on my eyes, it definitely leans more peachy taupe and makes for the perfect every day palette, one that I’ll get loads of wear out of.  (This is the best kind of justification when it comes to luxury makeup isn’t it?) Inside the palette is the shimmery champagne shadow that Charlotte calls the Prime shade and recommends using it all over the lid up to the brow bone.  I did not do this in the look below.  Call me a rebel, but I didn’t want it to add shimmer to the darker shades when I layered them over it.  But it’s a beautiful colour to add brightness to my lids and is definitely a great shade as a wash of colour if you didn’t have time to do anything else.  Bit of mascara and you’d be out the door. The Enhance and Smoke shades are both velvety soft and have an almost satin finish to them.  Not shimmery but not matte.  And as for the Pop shade, Charlotte says that’s for night-time drama but I’ll be rocking that all day Char.  Allllll actuallllll dayyyyyy.  It works best applied with a finger, as with all of the Pop shades I’ve tried in her palettes and while there’s no fall out initially, as the hours pass, it does fall onto my cheeks a bit.  But I ain’t mad at that.  I’m still left with loads on the lids and I think it looks better on my eyes as the hours go on, kind of like a sparkly sheen. Swatch time!

For those that want a soft, easy to wear look, this palette is perfect.  For the look below, I applied the Enhance shade into the crease (thats the second swatch from the top), then I took the Smoke shade into the outer corner, applied the Prime shade on the lid and then pressed the Pop shade all over the lid.  And I love the finished look.

It’s easy to do, takes minutes with minimal blending and gives a polished finished look.  If I was going out and wanted a bit more drama, I’d smoke out a liner along the upper lashes and be good to go.

Let’s have the chats about the Pillow Talk Blush (£30).  I own one other Cheek to Chic blush in First Love, a more neutral shade, but Pillow Talk has my heart.  The concept is that you swirl your brush around the outer darker part of the blush and sweep that up along your cheeks before dipping your brush back into the centre part of the blush and applying it to the apples of your cheeks. From what I can see of the other blushes, the outer ring seems to be lighter in colour than the centre of the blushes, but in Pillow Talk, it’s the opposite.  That centre part gives quite possibly the most gorgeous sheen to my skin that looks seamless, flawless and I’m just not able for my own face.  The outer ring doesn’t have a huge amount of colour payoff, so I won’t have to worry about being too heavy handed (something I do pretty much every day of my life!), but what it does do is give me cheekbones, definition and glow.  Oh the glow.  N’able for the glow.

I’m not wearing highlight in the photo below, just the blush.  I’ve used it since with a smaller brush to focus more of the darker shade on my cheeks and it just looks beautiful.  If you love neutral taupe-y blushes, you’re going to love this.

In the photos here I’m also wearing the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk.  All Charlotte needs to do is bring out a Pillow Talk gloss and I am sorted!

If you’re looking to treat yourself or need a little makeup pick me up, you know what to do! 

The Pillow Talk Palette is £39 on the Charlotte Tilbury website and the Pillow Talk Blush is £30on the Charlotte Tilbury website.  If I hear about it coming to counters in Ireland, I’ll let you know!

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