The Iconic Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection seems to be growing faster by the day. What started as a worldwide beauty favourite ‘Lip Cheat Liner’, followed by the super selling ‘Pillow Talk lipstick’, is now a whole collection with an array of impressive products. The newest of them all is the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara.
I’ve been testing out this new Mascara whilst comparing it with the other two Charlotte Tilbury Mascaras currently on the market…..Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes and Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes 2.
So which is my favourite Charlotte Tilbury mascara out of the three and why?…..Lets delve a little more.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK PUSH UP LASHES MASCARA
Available in the full size 10ml and a travel size 4ml. I love it when brands create smaller size options, as its a great way to try a product without having to splurge straight away with the full size. Having said that, I opted for the full size mascara because I was hoping it would become my new everyday favourite. The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lash Mascara is currently available in just one shade ‘Super Black’.
VOLUME, LENGTH AND STRETCH
Promising volume, length and stretch, this mascara had a waitlist of over 45000 for the pre-sale, which is impressive to say the least. The mascara also claims to have a 24 hour vertical lift effect which should amplify your lashes to allow your eyes to look bigger and more awake. I have fairly short, quite sparse and thin lashes. So I like length but more importantly volume and curl in a mascara, plus I need one that doesn’t irritate, smudge or clump. This mascara sounds like my kind of mascara…if it lives up to its hype.
As far as mascaras go I have to say I love this packaging and its my new favourite in that department. A beautiful pastel pink with Charlotte’s signature rose gold detailing. This is a mascara that stands out, its beautiful, looks glamorous and feels luxurious in true Charlotte Art Deco style.
Diamond shaped bristles that follow your lashes to help fan them out and to (hopefully) avoid clumping. The brush also has a flat side to help fill the product onto your lashes. I have to say that I normally prefer the full fat brushes/bristles as I find they give more volume on my lashes. I’m not usually a fan of these thinner, bendy style brushes, but thats just my personal preference. The performance makes the difference, the brush for me is secondary really.
The wand brush is long, probably one of the bigger brushes I have used in terms of length.
The formula is infused with keratin which conditions your lashes and helps to create a thicker look and feel to the lashes. It feels lightweight to apply and its been produced with a lash lifting polymer to lift and hold your lashes. I found the consistency lovely and smooth and on the lash it feels light, almost like you aren’t really wearing mascara. It didn’t irritate in any way, but having said that none of the Charlotte Tilbury Mascaras irritate my eyes.
To apply, the instructions say to start with the flat side into your lashes and press and wiggle before turning the brush so the bristles touch the lashes as you push your lashes upwards. You can wriggle the brush from side to side to coat each lash. I tried it this way to begin with and I’m not sure if its because I have small eyes or just that I was doing it wrong, but I always ended up with too much product on my eye and it smudged. I also poked myself in the eye the first time I tried too (definitely not recommended!). I found it easier to use the bristle sides first, slowly wiggling and brushing up through my lashes, and then later going in with the flat side to add more definition along the lash line. I found this way the product was more evenly distributed along my short lashes and it was less messy.
The tip is great for applying upwards on the lashes too, this helps to catch all lashes, especially those in the inner or outer corners of the eye if you prefer a more winged look.
I adore the super black shade of this mascara, it is definitely a ‘blackest-black’ shade, which I find I need to help define my lashes, i.e. actually make me appear as though I have some lashes. So a huge thumbs up from me in that department. The brush is taking me a bit to get used to I’m not going to lie. I think its more about finding and practising your own technique depending on your lash type.
I love how it curls my lashes without having to use an eyelash curler and it held that curl all day too. This for me is where it comes into its own. The way it opens your eyes and almost gives you a liner and curler in one. I don’t think I have ever used a mascara that gives me such a pushed up lash effect like this. I love love love it for that.
The formula claims to be humidity, smudge and transfer proof and whilst I can’t really test out the humidity part in the UK thanks to the weather, it didn’t smudge on me at all day. I wore it on my lower lashes as well to really test this out as that’s where most mascaras would smudge for me and I am happy to say this didn’t smudge at all! There was no flaking either and I really like the lightweight texture.
One thing to be aware of though is that as the formula is quite wet, I find this is prone to smudging whilst you apply it. Once dried it doesn’t budge, but until then I find it quite easy to transfer onto my eye lids by the lash line.
COMPARING TO THE OTHER CHARLOTTE TILBURY MASCARAS
CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK PUSH UP LASHES MASCARA VS CHARLOTTE TILBURY LEGENDARY LASHES 2 MASCARA
I remember being at the launch event when Charlotte spoke about this mascara and so many of us were extremely excited about it. An upgrade on the popular Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes original mascara. I think the biggest issue people found with the original formula was the smudging. The Legendary Lashes 2 certainly fixed that and for quite some time this was my holy grail mascara.
I still think this is a really really good mascara. I have worn this in the height of Summer in Southern Spain and it lasted amazingly. It has a big dense brush and I find it is a fantastic one for volume. It can be prone to clumping on me if I apply too much, so I have to make sure I try and wiggle the brush as I apply it. But it is super long-lasting for me.
I find this to be a wetter formula than the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fast Lashes Mascara which can mean you get a lot of mascara on the brush as you go to apply. Its gives the lashes a good oomph but I have found over time that I think you need to take care a little more with the application of it to avoid the spidery look. I reach a point with it where I know if I continue my lashes will clump quite a bit.
The new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara I feel is an improvement on the Legendary Lashes 2 Mascara. I find this new mascara curls, amplifies and pushes up the lashes more than Legendary Lashes 2 and with a lot less work. It took me 2 – 3 coats of Legendary Lashes 2 Mascara to try to achieve the same effect as I got with just one coat of the new Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK PUSH UP LASHES MASCARA VS CHARLOTTE TILBURY FULL FAT LASHES MASCARA
The Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes is another favourite of mine. I do think Charlotte Tilbury produces great mascaras so there’s none I am not a fan of to be honest. I feel that this is a great mascara. It lengthens well, adds good volume, it doesn’t clump or smudge on me and I love the effect it gives to my lashes. Like a very natural false lash flutter effect really. Its a great everyday mascara that gives your lashes some oomph without looking unnatural or spidery.
I know a few people who do experience smudging with this mascara, but I seem to be fine in that department with this mascara, the same with flaking, all good there for me. I normally use a good two coats to achieve the everyday look I prefer. I also find this gives a lovely curl and its one I love to wear if I am not wearing eyeliner. Its not a very wet mascara so I find it drys the quickest out of all 3 of Charlotte’s Mascaras. I love love love the fat brush as I find it is really easy to apply. Overall this is the one to beat in my opinion as it produces a pretty and fresh look I like.
I found the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes is a more voluminous and lengthening version of the Full Fat Lashes Mascara. Its also easier to get a more defined look with less layering than with Full Fat Lashes. Both produce fluttery lashes but the new mascara curls and holds more using less coats.
I think Full Fat Lashes is more natural looking, but for curling, definition and more oomph then the Pillow Talk Mascara wins hands down.
MY FAVOURITE CHARLOTTE TILBURY MASCARA IS………
I have to say my favourite is this new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara. I feel like it takes the best aspects of Legendary Lashes 2 and combines it with best aspects of Full Fat Lashes to produce a great all round mascara.
At first I wasn’t so keen on the brush and I still don’t love it, but the more I am using it, the more I am getting more used to it, and the quicker I am getting with application. I do think it is a mascara that is prone to smudging on the eye lid especially by the lash line as you apply though, so thats something to bare in mind with application.
The overall look however is fantastic. Especially if you have thicker lashes than I do, then I think the look you can achieve with this new mascara would be amazing.
PRICING AND WHERE TO PURCHASE
Currently retailing for £23.00 for the full size 10ml / £12.00 for the travel size 4ml
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