A Lip Liner called “Pillow Talk Lip Cheat” burst onto the Beauty Scene in 2013 and started a bit of a Pillow Talk revolution. So many customers, makeup artists, celebrities and beauty gurus fell in love with this creamy lip liner that was long wearing, lip enhancing and one of the most universally flattering ‘perfect nude’ shades out there.
A lip colour that wasn’t too intrusive, that worked for all age groups, flattered so many skin tones and just became that ‘your lips but more enhanced and better’ type of product. It quickly became a classic, a staple and a must-have makeup bag item for many good reasons.
Years later Charlotte Tilbury released a hugely requested ‘Lipstick‘ version of the Lip Cheat Lip Liner with the Pillow Talk Lipstick. This creamy, hydrating ‘Matte Revolution’ formula lipstick now gave so many of us the perfect lip kit. Allowing Pillow Talk Lipstick to quickly join the Lip Cheat Liner as many people’s go-to and ultimate lip products.
Fast forward to last Summer and I was lucky enough to be at an event when Charlotte Tilbury herself announced that she was releasing a further two Pillow Talk products to give us a gorgeous Pillow Talk Collection and a whole ‘Pillow Talk Makeup Look‘. There was a huge wave of excitement from everyone in that room.
THE PILLOW TALK SWISH POP BLUSHER
Joining the popular ‘Cheek to Chic’ Charlotte Tilbury Blusher Range. A beige pink blusher shade in the outer circle with a ‘pop’ middle of gold-flecked pale pink/champagne to create the ideal highlighter. I always love the versatility with these Cheek to Chic blushers. You can mix the two shades together, wear them separately or wear the outer shade along your cheekbone and then the ‘pop’ middle on the apples of your cheeks.
THE PILLOW TALK QUAD EYESHADOW PALETTE
a ‘prime‘ shade (twinkling baby pink)
an ‘enhance‘ shade (a matte rose pink)
a ‘smoke shade‘ (a dusky pink-taupe)
and finally a ‘pop‘ shade (shimmer rosy bronze)
All four of these beautiful iterations of blush pink shades evoke, compliment and co-ordinate perfectly with the Pillow Talk Lip Cheat and Lipstick, and I think its still one of the best collections released over this past year by any brand.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
As soon as I saw the collection as a whole not only did I think this will be my go-to for everyday for quite some time, but I also thought this would work so well as a Bridal Makeup Look. The Pillow Talk lip products are already a Bridal Makeup Artists favourite so adding eye and cheek products to this, in my opinion, creates a classic “Bridal Look” to flatter so many. Perfect for younger Brides but I think even more perfect for maturing Brides, or Mother of the Brides.
A LOOK WITH COMPLIMENTING PRODUCTS
These four products do all the hard work for you when it comes to creating a look where the eyes, cheeks and lips all blend and complement each other, as well as providing wonderful textures that sit so well on the skin. The products provide a matte finish whilst still enhancing that luminosity that gives that ‘glow from within’. Plus there are shimmers and highlighters here if a more radiant glow is your preferred choice.
Each item is hard wearing, long lasting and photographs so well, making them altogether the ideal candidates for a Bridal Makeup Look for many skin tones and wedding destinations.
THE GO-TO BRIDAL LIPSTICK SHADE
Another thought to add is that I do think the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick its a great place to start when looking for a Bridal Shade. If you are not sure where to start with a lipstick, try Pillow Talk, from there you can see whether you would prefer to go more pink, more brown, more coral, deeper, lighter, etc. I think Pillow Talk is such a great bench mark for a lipstick and it may just end up being your perfect Wedding Day lip colour too.
TIPS ON CHOOSING YOUR BRIDAL MAKEUP LOOK
Soft tones, enhancing your features and allowing the makeup to help you look photo-ready all day is where the skills of a Makeup Artist will definitely come in.
Whether you have decided to hire a Makeup Artist for your Wedding Day or you are creating your makeup look yourself, here are some tips I think are worth remembering when you sit down for your makeup trial, mood board or Bridal makeup planning….
• How much or little makeup you normally wear day-to-day
• The type of finish you prefer (heavy, light, glowing, matte)
• Your own skintone, facial features, hair colour
• How you will wear your hair on your Wedding Day
• The style, theming of your dress and wedding as a whole
• The colours of your wedding, bridesmaids dresses, your dress and accessories
• The wedding destination and Season (beach wedding abroad, Autumn wedding in a hall, etc)
• Shades or products you know haven’t worked well for you in the past
• Allergies to any ingredients, products or even brands that you know of.
Whichever overall look you decide to go with, making sure the eyes, cheeks and lips all work together and compliment each other is definitely something to think about. I think this Pillow Talk Collection is a wonderful starting point and could even be your ‘ready made ‘Wedding Day Makeup Look’ all perfectly packaged for you.
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