Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick

So I finally did it. After what seems like years (okay it was months but it seems so long!) of umming and ahhhing, I purchased what feels like the most coveted and talked about lipstick in the blog world. Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Lipstick. The £24.00 (+£3.95 shipping) price tag has been the main thing putting me off. Is a lipstick really worth that much money? I feel like I’ve splurged when I buy a £15.50 Mac lipstick! (Now £16.50 – sneaky Mac) I also disliked that I couldn’t swatch this shade as it, along with K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Valentine, were limited edition to the Charlotte Tilbury website (and the London Covent Garden store). After reading numerous blog posts and googling swatches and watching YouTube videos I finally made the decision, I had to try this lipstick and see if it really was worth all the hype.


As I didn’t pay for express shipping (a major regret!) I sat and (im)patiently waited the 2-5 working days for my beautiful lipstick to reach its new home! Thankfully it arrived safe and sound, three days after I ordered it, in a beautiful box full of samples! I received three of the ‘Hot Lips’ lipstick envelopes in the shades Kim K.W, Miranda May and Electric Poppy, a sample of the ‘Scent Of a Dream’ perfume that I’m pretty sure I tried months ago but can’t remember where it went and a sample of the Magic Night Cream and the goddess skin clay mask.


The lipstick comes in the signature Charlotte Tilbury burgundy purple matte box with rose gold lettering. The lipstick it’s self just oozes luxury with the beautiful, sleek, rose gold packaging. The lipstick has enough weight to it that you can feel the quality without being overly heavy. Pillow Talk is in the ‘Matte Revolution’ range which is described as ‘a cashmere cream texture with a soft matte finish. Enriched with papaya and orchid lips appear fuller, wider & lit from within thanks to 3-D glowing pigments’ no pressure Charlotte Tilbury, but you have a lot to live up to after that statement!



Surprise surprise, I have fallen in love with this lipstick. I regret not buying it sooner and in my opinion it honestly is worth the hype that it’s been given. I still think £26.95 is a crazy amount to have paid for a lipstick but the shade and texture are so perfect that I’m willing to look past that. Pillow Talk is a pinky nude perfect for everyday wear. Being so pale, I find a lot of lipsticks that are talked about as being ‘everyday wear’ are actually still too bright but this lipstick is a perfect ‘my lips but better’ shade. I feel it makes my lips look slightly bigger and more plump. Pillow Talk is also insanely comfortable to wear! I love Mac lipsticks but I find their matte shades for example Velvet Teddy are not the most comfortable on the lips and can be very drying. Pillow Talk though is crazily comfortable for being a matte lipstick! I can barely feel it on my lips and it lasted around 4-5 hours! Overall I feel if you’ve been umming and ahhing like I was about splurging on this gorgeous lipstick, then just do it! You will not regret it!

I hope you enjoyed this review and it helped those of you who weren’t sure whether you needed this lipstick in your collection to make a decision. Do you already own Pillow Talk? What are your opinions on it?

PaleGirlRambling xo


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  1. March 20, 2017 / 9:36 am

    This is a lipstick I am majorly lusting over! I love your review- and I agree with you! The only reservation I have is the price tag! I know it’s worth it as I already have a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick (in shade Bitch Perfect haha), but ahhh, this lipstick just looks amazing! You’ve sold me even more!
    Bisous, Faz

  2. March 20, 2017 / 10:40 am

    This lipstick is absolutely gorgeous and I think I may need to treat myself! Shame about the price though. X


  3. luxblush
    March 20, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I love this lipstick, everything about is stunning! From the formula, packaging and the colour of the actual lipstick!

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

  4. March 20, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    very helpful review! i think i’ll order it!! 😉

  5. March 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    This lipstick looks perfect! It’s definitely on the wish list now xx

  6. March 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    This is definitely going to be on my wish list as it’s stunning xx

  7. March 20, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I have heard so much about the Charlotte Tillbury lipsticks. Literally, it is all over the internet. I have only read positive reviews though. Just like you, I think the price is quite high but if the quality is worth it, then it is justified. I really want to get my own now! xx Corinne

  8. March 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Charlotte Tilbury has such beautiful makeup products!! I’ve heard so much about this lipstick itself, I’ve really wanted to try it out, but I agree that the price is a little over the top 😮

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      You should save up and treat yourself to one! Honestly they’re so worth it! Though owning this one has totally made me want to buy more!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  9. lolitambonita
    March 20, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I dont but I just can not justify spending that much on lipstick! However I love that you got lots of other freebies and samples! X
    Lola Mia /

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      It is so insanely expensive for a lipstick, I feel I’ll get so much wear out of it though that I can justify it(kind of!)
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  10. March 20, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I have been eyeing up charlotte tilbury lispsticks and the biggest thing that puts me off buying it. I might treat myself to one though as a graduation present to myself!
    Abbie |

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Ohhh that’s a very good idea! It would be a great graduation treat!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  11. March 20, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Would LOVE to own that lipstick, not only for the shade but because CT lipsticks are such good quality. Unfortunately I’ll never pay that much but I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it and are happy with it, wish it wasn’t limited so I could save and buy it one day! xx

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      It is such a gorgeous lipstick! I hope you save up and can treat yourself to one some day even if it isn’t this shade! There’s some gorgeous other shades!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  12. March 20, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    CT lipsticks are so gorgeous but the price for one is maddd! But yes, if the quality is worth it then why not, right? I’d actually like to own one. Just need to find the right colour for me. Hehe x (

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      Very mad price! But I think for a treat it’s worth it! I hope you find your perfect colour!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      It is the most amazing colour, I’ve never seen one like it! I think it’s a lipstick well worth the hype!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  13. March 20, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Omg it looks sooooo beautiful, I’d be scared to use it! Xx

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      I’ll be honest I was scared to use it too! But it’s such a beautiful shade it would be a waste not to!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  14. Madeline
    March 20, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    OMG I am in love with this color and honestly I have never heard of this lipstick. After reading the review it really makes me want to buy it. I know the price isn’t ideal but would love to give it a try!!

    xoxo (

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      I’m so glad I could introduce you to it! It’s honestly such a perfect lipstick and for the amount I know I’ll wear it I can kinda of justify the price tag!
      If you want to add it to your collection be quick as it’s going out of stock on the website for good!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  15. March 20, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    That lipstick is absolutely gorgeous. I feel like I’d wear it a lot, but I couldn’t bring myself to swallow the price tag!

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      It is so insanely expensive! I feel I’ll get such good wear out of it though, it’s my perfect everyday shade!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  16. March 20, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Love your pictures 🙂 & I’m loving the sound of this lipstick & forever wishing I owned it aha! I think it is a bit pricey but it just looks so beautiful I wouldn’t even want to use it. The colour looks like such a gorgeous shade of pale pink too :).

    Ellie Xx |

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Thank you! It is such a gorgeous lipstick but you’re right it is very pricey! I’ll be gutted when this tube runs out!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  17. March 21, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    God it’s just so pretty 😩 All of their packaging is just so beautiful, it all looks so luxury! The colour is stunning, maybe I’ll burn that hole in my pocket one day…

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      It honestly is the most beautiful lipstick! Be quick if you’re desperate for this shade as it’s going out of stock for good on the website!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  18. March 21, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love lip products! I need to invest in some more and this gave me some ideas! Great post xx

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you! I love new lip products too!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you! Do it girl! You won’t regret it. But be quick as it’s going out of stock for good on the website!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  19. March 21, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    This lipstick is amazing. The color is a perfect shade of nude

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      It is totally a perfect nude! It going to my go to colour for spring!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  20. March 21, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    This is such a lovely colour and I love your pictures too x

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Thank you! It honestly is a perfect everyday colour and so comfortable to wear!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  21. March 21, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    How pretty and perfect for spring! I’ve never heard of this brand before- thanks for introducing me 🙂

  22. March 21, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I really wanted to buy this lipstick! I think your post has convinced me! Xx

  23. March 21, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    My girls have got me this lipstick for my birthday! I’m desperate to wear t but what to take my photos first 🙈 It’s so pretty I love CT lipsticks xxxx

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Ohhh you’re very lucky! I hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I do!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  24. Terri
    March 22, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Her packaging is so gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to make the splurge on these lipsticks for a while now so may have to take the plunge now haha

    Terri –

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Do it! You honestly will not regret it. All of the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are gorgeous! I can’t wait to add more to my collection
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  25. March 22, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    These photos are amazing, lipsticks are one of my favourite things to take photos of! I love Pillow Talk but I’m still unsure for the price, if I don’t find a good dupe soon I may end up splurging on it!
    Zara xx

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you! I think makeup revolution might do a dupe of it? Hope you find one!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  26. March 22, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Great review! I’ve definitely been umming and ahhing about getting this lipstick for a while but I just don’t know if I can’t justify the money! It is so gorgeous though!

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      It’s worth the money honestly, it’s so beautiful and comfortable to wear!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      It really is the perfect lipstick! You won’t regret purchasing it!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  27. March 22, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    This lipstick has been on my wish list for ages and I have been umming and ahhhing for ages. Now I’ve read your post, I’m going to have to get it! It’s a beautiful colour and looks similar to Mac velvet teddy which I love but like you said can be a bit on the dry side. This seems the perfect solution! X

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      Honestly give in and get it! You will not regret it! Be quick though as they’re selling out in the website for good!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  28. March 22, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    That is such a gorgeous shade! definitely going on my wish list lol x

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      It’s the perfect everyday colour! Be quick if you want one as they’re selling out for good on th website!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  29. March 22, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    This lippy looks super pretty, I need to try it out at some point also your pictures are so lovely x`

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you! Honestly it’s the perfect everyday lipstick! If you want to get one be quick as their about to sell out for good!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  30. March 22, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    this lipstick is absolutely beautiful, it’s a dream of mine to have a Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick. Your photos make it look even better which is selling it to me even more. Great post lovely, thank you for sharing xo

    Elle –

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Honestly give in and invest in one girl! They are the most incredible lipsticks!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      It’s well worth investing in! The quality of and formula of Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks is amazing!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 28, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      It is honestly the perfect everyday colour!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  31. April 1, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    that lipstick is live. That shade is amazing

  32. April 19, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I’ve never tried Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, definitely want to give it a try!

  33. May 26, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Ahhh I’ve heard such good things about this I NEED to try it!! 😀 I just wrote a piece about my favourite MAC lipstick if you want to check it out 😀 xx

  34. June 5, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    It’s just the most beautiful brand isn’t it – Glastonberry is my favourite CT Lipstick!x

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Ohhh I really want to try Glastonberry! It looks like a stunning shade!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      I really want to try Glastonberry! It looks like a stunning shade!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  35. July 17, 2017 / 6:47 am

    I’m hoping to pick up Pillow Talk and Bitch Perfect this week – I’ve been wanting them for ages! I have Coachella Coral and Penelope Pink and since buying them none of my other lipsticks have been touched. I admit, the price is on the high side however given that I can put them on in the morning and still be comfortably wearing them at bedtime, I think the price is justified. They wear off and fade evenly which is another big plus. I really can’t be bothered with having to touch up my lipstick numerous times during the day! The packaging is gorgeous too – I love the rose gold, vintage style tubes. It’d be great if there was ever the option to refill her lipstick tubes and compacts like some other luxury makeup brands offer.

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