My review with swatches and comparisons of the NEW Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipsticks in both shades which are now available – Pillow Talk Diamonds and Lucky Diamonds.
Pillow Talk is arguably one of Charlotte Tilbury’s best creations. The best-selling, multi-award wining perfect nude lipstick, that ideal ‘your lip colour but better’ type of shade which launched a whole collection including an eye palette and blush, as well as an army of devoted fans. Extending the Pillow Talk line, Charlotte has just launched a further 2 lipsticks. These are the Pillow Talk Diamond Lipsticks promising to add a shimmer, sparkle and pop to the iconic Pillow Talk.
The 2 new shades are certainly full of shimmer but in a beautiful and totally wearable way. I would never normally think of wearing a ‘glitter lipstick’ unless it was maybe New Years Eve or a special sparkly event, but the way the Pillow Talk Diamond Lipsticks have been designed they seem to really play with the light in a polished way. They don’t look over the top, nor do they look ‘too much’. I don’t feel like a disco ball, despite the wet shine finish (think more shimmer rather than glitter). Somehow Charlotte has managed to produce shimmer and sparkle in such a glamorous, fun but sophisticated way, that I do think these lipsticks will work with many skin tones and ages.
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds launched with two shades:
A rose pink lipstick with a veil of sparkle – I adore this shade already and this is my favourite of the two. I love the golden sheen in this which seems to catch the light in a flattering way. When I swatched this shade I thought it was more transparent but on the lips the pink comes through for sure. I like to wear this over the Pillow Talk lipstick or a more pinky lipstick like The Duchess or Liv It Up, having said that it is also so beautiful to wear alone. Its so pretty with the multi-dimensional pink and gold, that it makes it feel fun to wear whilst still feeling completely appropriate for the office, day to day and especially evening too.
A bronze coral lipstick with a warm golden sparkle – This shade adds a pop of colour to my complexion with its bronze tones. This shade showed up as a much deeper tone when swatched than the Pillow Talk Diamonds. I could see myself wearing this shade quite a bit in the Autumn due to its colour and I really like how this looks over the top of Pillow Talk lipstick, Bond Girl, Stoned Rose or Walk of Shame. Like the Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick above, I just love the golden sparkle, it is just so pretty, especially when it catches the light, it just glistens in a really enchanting way.
THOUGHTS – Whilst there is certainly lots of sparkles in both of these lipsticks and as the lipsticks wear off you can still see these sparkles, but as mentioned above, it never feels or looks ‘over the top shimmer’. The lipsticks themselves feel so soft, hydrating and creamy on the lips, almost like you are applying a lip balm. They are so incredibly hydrating and easy to wear too. From a distance it looks more juicy and glossy, you don’t really see the shimmer either, but up close and in certain lights the shimmer shines through in a multi-dimensional way and the lipsticks just look so pretty. Despite the shimmer they are not sticky at all and glide on the lips like a dream. The lipsticks are mineral based so an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic glitter.
PRICING – Currently priced at £24.00/EUROS/$ each, the lipsticks are beautifully packaged in Charlotte’s signature rose gold. These lipsticks come in the thin tubes much like Charlotte’s Superstar Lips line rather than her regular lipstick packaging. I like the thin lipsticks and the slanted lip product tip as it makes application very easy.
OVERALL – I am really happy to add these to my ever growing Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Collection. Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks are my absolute favourite of any brand, and like her other lipsticks these were highly pigmented. The Pillow Talk Diamond Lipsticks add a little pop of fun, shimmer and shine to any makeup look for both day or night.