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Best of Charlotte Tilbury

August 7, 2020

Best of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup | The Beauty Look Book

Charlotte Tilbury has been one of my favorite beauty brands for years and I’m excited to partner with them to share a look at my top picks for an effortless everyday polished look. So many of the products in her line have become tried and true staples for me. I think she’s created a great range of flattering colors for a natural or glam look.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Pencil | The Beauty Look Book

Best Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Magic Cream

The Magic Cream is one of their best sellers and I can see why! It’s a great versatile everyday kind of moisturizer to balance and hydrate my skin. I like that it helps noticeably smooth, plump skin and hydrate the face without feeling too heavy or thick – I use it as a foundation primer too. I’ve repurchased multiple jars over the years. It has hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C + E to give you a nice glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream | The Beauty Look Book


Base Makeup

For foundation my favorite formula from her line is the Magic Foundation for a demi-matte, long-lasting, buildable coverage formula that creates a flawless, perfect-looking finish. It blends in nicely with the skin and evens out everything without feeling heavy. She recently expanded the shade range and my perfect match is 6.75 (neutral undertone). I’ll often add a little of her Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 4 to highlight and add a natural glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation 6.75


Long-time readers know the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium 2 is my holy grail pressed powder. It has a smoothing effect with natural coverage to set foundation and blur fine lines. It truly does give the face a subtle airbrush kind of look and I cannot live without it. It’s so popular that they now sell one every minute! They recently expanded the shade options to include Tan and Deep.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder Medium | The Beauty Look Book


Lip Favorites

I’ve been obsessed with all of the Charlotte Tilbury lip products for as long as I can remember. The Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk is my go-to everyday pink rose color that goes with everything. For her traditional creamy lipstick in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick formula Bitch Perfect (pretty soft nude pink) and Stoned Rose (warmer rose) are my most-worn shades. For a neutral peachy pink, the Hot Lips 2 In Love With Olivia is another favorite. And of course her classic Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is a great everyday pink rose color I think everyone should own.

From top left clockwise: Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, KISSING Lipstick Bitch Perfect and Stoned Rose, Hotlips 2 In Love With Olivia and Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Favorites | The Beauty Look Book

Below wearing: Magic Foundation in 6.75, Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium, Cheek to Chic Blush in Ecstasy, Luxury Palette in Bella Sofia, Hot Lips 2 In Love With Olivia, everything set with the new Setting Spray to finish the look

Charlotte Tilbury Hotlips 2 In Love with Olivia


The Best Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Bella Sofia

The Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palettes are some of the best ones out there for a glam look. She has a wide range of colors to choose from with different finishes and textures. If I could only use one palette the rest of my life it would be The Bella Sofia. It has the perfect mix for a warm copper bronze smokey eye. You can wear it for an easy everyday look or intensify the deeper colors to dress it up a little more.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Bella Sofia

Below wearing Eyeshadow Palette in Bella Sofia and KISSING Lipstick in Stoned Rose

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick in Stoned Rose


Charlotte Tilbury Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Favorites

That wraps up my current Charlotte Tilbury favorites for the summer season! If you’re new to the line and are looking few select products to start exploring the brand I hope you found this post helpful!

You can find all the products featured at Charlotte Tilbury. Shop my favorites below:


Many thanks to Charlotte Tilbury for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

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New Charlotte Tilbury: Airbrush Bronzer, Air-Brush and Desert Haze Quad

May 28, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer, Air-Brush + Desert Haze | The Beauty Look Book

I’m back with a new Charlotte Tilbury haul post featuring the new Bronzer, Retractable Brush and Eyeshadow Quad. I ordered everything online from Charlotte Tilbury as they had an early product launch. The products are now starting to appear on other retail sites like Nordstrom, Sephora and Beautylish. I also have a swatch lineup of a couple other products by popular request as some colors have now appeared at Sephora, Nordstrom, etc.


Airbrush Bronzer

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Fair and Medium | The Beauty Look Book

There are four shades of Airbrush Bronzer in Fair, Medium, Tan and Deep. These are large refillable matte bronzing powders (pans are magnetic and there’s a hole on the bottom to pop out the pan). Online they have shade recommendations based on your Charlotte Tilbury foundation match. I am a match to the Airbrush Foundation in 7N and 7.5N (when I’m not as tan, reviewed here) so the best bronzer shade for me according to Charlotte Tilbury is Medium. I also ordered Fair out of curiosity also because often times “fair” isn’t always truly light in color, but rather just a light tan.

Formula-wise these are easy to blend and very smooth. There’s no patchy texture and it is easy to layer for a truly natural blurred bronzed look or soft contour. Lasting power is good – it stayed put without oxidizing or looking muddy.

Fair 1 Airbrush Bronzer

The Fair 1 Airbrush Bronzer is a close match to the Medium 2 Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. On my skin the Fair Bronzer looks like powder. I was hoping because of the size that it would be a good alternate for the Pressed Powder since I hit pan frequently on the setting powder (it’s one of my holy grails!). I tried it as both a bronzer and setting powder since the ingredient lineup is pretty similar. The formulas are very similar in the fact that they blend well. The pressed powder is a little heavier in coverage on my skin while the bronzer seems a tad bit more lightweight. Color-wise the Fair 1 Airbrush Bronzer has a bit more cool tones with more olive so on my skin it looks a little more olive/greenish when applied all over the face. It works as a setting powder, but I prefer the regular pressed powder for all over.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder vs Bronzer

Wearing below:

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Fair 1 | The Beauty Look Book


Medium 2 Airbrush Bronzer

The Medium 2 Airbrush Bronzer is a truly natural looking soft matte bronze. Normally I think I might be able to go one shade darker but there seems to be a huge jump in between colors so the next shade up will most likely be too dark for me.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium | The Beauty Look Book

Same beauty breakdown as above except with Airbrush Bronzer in Medium and Lip color combo is Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Medium 2 + Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk on top.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches next to the Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palettes in Fair-Medium and Medium-Dark.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Fair Medium vs Filmstar Bronze and Glow swatches

Also swatched next to a couple Fenty Sun Stalk’r Bronzers and Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer in Terra.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Bronzer Fair Medium vs Fenty and Tom Ford


Air-Brush Retractable Bronzing Brush

Charlotte Tilbury Air-Brush Retractable Bronzing Brush Review

The Air-Brush Retractable Bronzing Brush is a super soft plush white fluffy brush for the bronzer. It’s well made and I think it’s perfect for packing in your makeup bag since it has a cap. I do worry it might be a bit tricky to wash but I really like it and think it’s worth the splurge.


Desert Haze Luxury Palette Matte Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Desert Haze

The Desert Haze Luxury Palette Matte Eyeshadow Quad is yet another warm eyeshadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury. It has all matte shades with a beige cream, matte orange brown, deeper warm matte brown and terracotta. Pigment on this one is amazing and when applying it from light to dark I thought it was for sure going to be too orangey. The deepest shade however pulls it all together for a more complete warm smokey sunset eye look and I really like it! Pigment is really smooth and easy to blend with a rich finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Desert Haze makeup look

If you can’t do warms but want a good matte neutral palette I think Tom Ford Mink Mirage is the best one available right now.

Swatches below next to Charlotte Tilbury’s The Sophisticate and Transformeyes (currently discontinued, but it has made a comeback a few times, hoping it might return someday)

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quads in The Sophisticate, Desert Haze and Transformeyes


Collagen Lip Bath

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

The Collagen Lip Bath is one of my favorite lip plumpers that doesn’t have an intense tingle. I wanted to swatch all of them side by side for you since all the colors are now available at Sephora and Nordstrom! (Pillow Talk was previously exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury.) Also added a couple other neutrals from the Lip Lustre formula lineup which I also love.

Left to right: Collagen Lip Bath Refresh Rose, Peachy Plump, Rosy Glow, Pillow Talk and Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk and Sweet Stiletto

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath swatches


Beauty Light Wands

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least is another look at the Beauty Light Wands as the two Pillow Talk Light and Pillow Talk Medium colors have finally arrived at Sephora. I don’t think I’ve done makeup looks with all of them on the blog, but you can see Spotlight on the face here. Pinkgasm on the face here.


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer, Air-Brush + Desert Haze | The Beauty Look Book

That wraps up my Charlotte Tilbury bronzer haul! Hope you found this helpful. I really like the things I ordered. The bronzing powders are smooth and easy to blend for a natural look. I don’t know that Fair will show up as a bronzer even on truly light/fair skin tones as it looks pretty light to me. If you are fair and tried it let me know what it looks like on you! Medium works for a natural bronzer on me right now. As the summer progresses I know I will get more color from the sun so I’m not sure if it will still show up in a month’s time. As much as I don’t like warm or matte eyeshadows I was surprised to find I really love the look and finish of Desert Haze quad. It’s one I think I’ll reach for a lot this summer!

You can find all of the new beauty launches now online at Charlotte Tilbury. Some retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora and Beautylish have the bronzers. I haven’t seen the quad pop up anywhere else yet but I suspect it will launch at other retailers eventually.


Accessories in the post: Beach Towel Tory Burch / Sunglasses Tom Ford / Clear Zip Pouch The Daily Edited (similar here) / Nail Polish OPI Samoan Sand on Tips and Chanel Coralium on Toes

Have you tried the new Charlotte Tilbury launches yet? What did you think?


Hauls Nordstrom

New Beauty Launches to Put On Your Radar

January 16, 2020

New Spring Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

I’m excited to share my first beauty haul of the year! I’ve been testing out some new products that recently launched at Nordstrom and I’ve partnered with them today to share my thoughts plus a new year beauty look. Nordstrom is truly one of my favorite places to shop for beauty – I’m constantly checking their New Arrivals page alongside their Gift With Purchase section. I hope you find today’s haul post helpful! Everything featured in this post are items I purchased myself.

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

One of the newest launches from Charlotte Tilbury is her Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette. There were several limited-edition quads over the holiday but I found them too warm for my complexion. Queen of Glow has a better mix of golds and champagnes for my complexion without the red tones. There are 3 shimmers and 1 matte. All the colors are ultra pigmented, smooth and long-lasting. I think it’s gorgeous!

Closer look wearing: NARS Tinted Glow Booster in Simos + Tangsi mixed, Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector Medium, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder Medium, NARS Blush in Tempted + Orgasm X Mixed, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown, Cle de Peau Liquid Eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Queen of Glow, Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss in In the Buff

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector

Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector Medium

I also ordered her Magic Vanish! Color Corrector in Medium which isn’t new, but new to me. It has a brightening peachy look to it and it’s super opaque. I found it a good color for my medium olive tone skin – a tiny little dab on the fingers patted under the eyes conceals any darkness and it blends without caking. Do note that a little goes a very long way so you don’t need a lot. I use this instead of concealer on days I need extra coverage or brightening. It’s very peach in color – it doesn’t match the skin. The colors are designed to counter darkness and pigment in the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector in Medium

New NARS Blushes

New Nars Blush Orgasm X and Tempted

above left: Orgasm X, right: Tempted

There are some new blushes from NARS this season. I wanted to order all of them but limited myself to 2 colors in Orgasm X and Tempted. Orgasm X is a deeper brighter version of Orgasm and has that peachy gold shimmer to it. It’s quite opaque but easy to blend. Tempted is a pretty soft nude shimmer, on my medium olive skin it looks like a neutral highlighter with a bit of depth. It makes my skin glow! If you’re fair and are looking for a good nude blush to wear, I highly recommend looking into this one!

NARS Orgasm X, Orgasm and Tempted Blush swatches

Wearing Tempted + Orgasm X mixed together

NARS Blush Orgasm X + Tempted

New from Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss

For the lips I picked up some of the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses in In the Buff (soft nude pink, one I’m wearing in this post), New Romantic (soft mauve) and Wild Card (bright coral peach). They’re sheer so the color is subtle. They feel wonderfully smooth with a cushiony feel and glide on the lips nicely. I find them hydrating but not heavy.

YSL lip love

YSL Rouge Volupte Rock n Shine

YSL also launched a new formula called Rouge Volupte Rock N Shine and as a huge fan of the original Rouge Volutpe Shines I knew I had to try some of the new ones. These have a silvery shimmer in the center in the shape of a star. The shimmer is visible and noticeable making the overall color look a bit lighter and more shimmery than what you see in the tube. 1 Nude Solo is a pale nude pink, 3 Pink Flow is a soft baby pink, 10 Pink Bass is a deeper rose pink. They’re glossy with a high shine finish. Pigment is sheer-medium.

NARS Tinted Glow Boosters

NARS Tinted Glow Booster vs Ginger Concealer and Vanuatu Foundation

Last but not least is my first look at the NARS Tinted Glow Boosters. There are four shades total and I picked up the two middle shades in Simos (medium) and Tangsi (medium-dark). My foundation match in their Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is usually Vanuatu, but I’ve lost my tan this season and wear Punjab. My best concealer match is still the Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger. The Tinted Glow Boosters sheer glowy skin-toned bases with a very slight shimmer to them. The shimmer is very subtle and almost disappears on the skin.

I’m the closest match to Simos right now, but I tan very easily and to add a bit more color I’ll mix in a few pumps of Tangsi to blend all over.

Below left, one pump of Simos (top) and one pump of Tangsi (bottom)
Below right on the face, Simos

NARS Tinted Glow Booster in Simos + Tangsi

You can use these a number of ways but I like it best mixing Simos and Tangsi together then applying with a beautyblender all over like you would a sheer foundation. It offers minimal coverage and glow, almost like a tinted moisturizer without the moisturizer aspect.

I have mixed in equal pumps of the Tinted Glow Booster with foundation like the Armani Luminous Silk (I wear 6.5) or NARS Natural Radiant Foundation to give it a more translucent look. I have some swatches below to a few other shades. It’s thicker in texture than the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, it’s not nearly as luminous or opaque as the Hollywood Flawless Filter.

NARS Tinted Glow Booster swatches Simos and Tangsi

Nordstrom Beauty Haul Picks via The Beauty Look Book

I hope you enjoyed this haul post with some of thoughts and swatches! Have you tried any of these new launches yet? What did you think?

You can find all my haul picks now online at Nordstrom.


Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

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Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette + New Superstar Lips

November 22, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette New Superstar Lips

I have a beauty haul roundup review today featuring her new Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75) along with some newer shades of her Superstar Lips ($34 each) . I’ve tried every one of her Instant Look palettes, there have been hits and misses in the past and I think this is the best one she’s launched to date! Thoughts, swatches and more on each item below.


Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette Review

The Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette is such a pretty easy to wear palette I think it should be permanent! The formulas in this palette itself are much better in pigment and color payoff significantly compared to the first ones she launched. It’s still a very natural looking but I think colors are deep enough for even medium tan skin tones. It’s neutral in undertone to me making it a lot more wearable than her previous Beauty Glow Palette from 2017. Colors are soft but buildable, I think with the texture it’s easy to blend and impossible to overdo.

The three shades at the top of the palette are eyeshadows which includes:

  • smooth metallic champagne pink
  • smooth medium coverage shimmery plum brown
  • smooth matte neutral-cool reddish brown

The bottom four shades are for the complexion:

  • soft satin light brown (very slight shimmer)
  • soft smooth pale pink highlight
  • soft medium rose blush
  • sheer cool pale highlight

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette swatches

Wearing below:

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette look Sabrina

When I previewed shopping the palette in store a lot of you asked how it compares to The Dolce Vita quad (now renamed The Bella Sofia), swatches below. There are definitely similarities in two of the shades, I find the individual quad has more color payoff on the eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing vs The Dolce Vita


New Superstar Lips

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips

I reviewed the Superstar Lips formula last year here. I had mixed feelings because of the price and size of the product. I still do for this reason, but the formula is really nice, especially if you like a glossy lip. Three new shades caught my eye in Glow Kiss, Princess Kiss and Everlasting Kiss (the first two of these are exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury’s website). After hauling all three I decided to give the shimmery ones a try in Pillow Talk Diamonds and Lucky Diamonds as well.

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Glow Kiss, Princess, Everlasting, Pillow Talk Diamonds and Lucky Diamonds

My thoughts:

  • Glow Kiss is a sheer glossy beige, it’s super sheer on my lips but gives them a lips but better translucent glow
  • Princess Kiss is a beautiful soft light pink cream, it’s also sheer but gives a lovely pink tint
  • Everlasting Kiss is my favorite (and available at all counters) which is a neutral medium nude rose
  • Pillow Talk Diamonds is a metallic glittery pink gold, even though it has impressive full coverage with a smooth texture (no gritty feel at all) this one was a disaster on my lips! It looks absolutely horrible, I suppose it could be used as a topper but it’s so metallic I couldn’t wait to take it off.
  • Lucky Diamonds is a metallic warm copper, also smooth with full coverage, this one was a winner for me, I think the deeper base makes it a lot more wearable, it’s very shimmery but still very wearable, I wish it came in a plum or rose version

Overall I’m happy with the way all of them look except for Pillow Talk Diamonds. They are very sheer and I find their online stock photos and model photos very misleading. I find they look a lot more pigmented and opaque online than they do in real life – even with heavy lip layering. For the price I’d expect a lot more product at the very least. Still I really like the texture and finish. As much as I like the colors I think the deeper and brighter options I bought last year make for a better buy. I added a swatch of Pillow Talk at the end for reference.

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Glow Kiss_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Princess Kiss_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Everlasting Kiss_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Pillow Talk Diamonds_____________

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Lucky Diamonds_____________


Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette New Superstar Lips

Overall lots to love for easy everyday kind of makeup. I think every color in the Gorgeous Glowing Beauty palette is wearable and great for the more conservative beauty lover or for those who feel like they don’t know how to wear makeup. It’s truly easy to wear with easy to follow steps for a full face look and I do think it’s beautiful! At $75 it is fairly spendy, I bought mine during the Sephora Holiday bonus event for some savings.

For the Superstar Lips I still have the same mixed feelings: love the formula, don’t like the price, still feel online stock/promotional marketing photos are misleading. My dislikes won’t stop me from trying new shades if they’re launched in the future though.

You can find the Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Palette out now. I do believe it’s limited-edition like all of her other palettes. I bought mine at Sephora and it’s sold out there online, but still available at other places like Nordstrom, Charlotte Tilbury, Bloomingdales and Beautylish to name a few.

The Superstar Lips in Everlasting Kiss is available at all Charlotte Tilbury counters. Glow Kiss and Princess Kiss appear to be exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury’s website.



The Pillow Talk shades are still my favorite so I’m doing a giveaway with a Pillow Talk Lip Cheat, Matte Revolution and Superstar Lips. ONE person will be selected to win – all you have to do is enter via the widget below and complete at least 2 of the steps. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter. Runs through 11/25/2019 11:45 PM EST. One winner will be selected within 48 hours after giveaway ends and announced on the widget below. I’ll e-mail them directly and they must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected in their place. I usually ship prizes within one week. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette of Pops + Lip Lustre

October 4, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury added two more products to her Pillow Talk family! She has a new Luxury Palette of Pops in Pillow Talk in an all shimmer eyeshadow quad. I’m also beyond thrilled she finally launched her Lip Lustre Lip Gloss individually. It was originally launched in an exclusive trio from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (reviewed and swatched here). It’s now available individually at Sephora and also in a few bundles on her website.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette of Pops and Lip Gloss

I’ve been such a long-time fan of her Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Pencil and Matte Revolution Lipstick I thought I’d do an updated roundup of all the Pillow Talk products I have. To date I have 7 of the 8 Pillow Talk products. I do not have the Pillow Talk Diamonds – based on what I saw from other swatches I thought it would be too glittery for me. What I have rounded up today:


Pillow Talk Lip Products

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lips

I’m starting with the lip products. I really love her Pillow Talk Lip Cheat and Matte Revolution Lipsticks for the perfect everyday neutral rose pink. They are among the few lip products I’ve used up and repurchased several times (I just recently bought fresh new tubes). The Lip Cheat is a matte opaque rose, it can be a little dry if you apply all over the lips so I usually apply a lip primer or balm underneath first. My favorite is the MAC Prep + Prime Lip for a base. It lasts a long time since it adheres well to the lips and for me it goes with a wide range of lip colors (I love layering Fenty Gloss Bomb on top).

Her Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is one of my most-worn lip colors. It’s a luminous matte so it doesn’t make the lips look dry or flat. I know a number of you have mentioned the undertone doesn’t work for your complexion in which case I’d recommend you check out Tom Ford Indian Rose (not as cool-toned) or Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (warmer) instead.

The Superstar Lips in Pillow Talk is a beautiful glossy rose. It has a moisturizing feel and beautiful shine but I could not give it a 100% glowing review because of the amount they give you for the price! It’s significantly smaller than her other lipsticks but priced the same. Formula is excellent and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you love glossy lush lipsticks. On me the Superstar Lips pulls deeper and more rosy than the Matte Revolution. Previously reviewed here.

The Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk is in the same color family as her gloss and lipstick but pulls lighter in color. It’s opaque and full coverage on my lips. Easy to blend, stays put, and has a soft vanilla/plastic scent. It’s not unpleasant and doesn’t taste bad – it’s actually subtle so after a few minutes I don’t notice it anymore. Review + swatches also here.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Products

Wearing the Matte Revolution Lipstick below with her Airbrush Flawless Foundation in 7 Neutral, Airbrush Powder Shade Medium, Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk and Luxury Palette of Pops

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk Lipstick


Pillow Talk Cheek to Chic Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk

The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush is among my favorites for a soft natural luminous glow. I own almost all of the colors. Pillow Talk has a soft neutral to warm rose glow on the skin. On me it’s very soft with a subtle glow. If you are one who feel like you cannot wear that glaring highlight or shimmer that’s super popular these days but don’t want to always do a matte blush, her Cheek to Chic Blushes are the best. Previous review here.

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk swatch


Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quads Luxury Palette vs Luxury Palette of Pops

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quads

The rosy warm tone eye look has been super popular for quite some time now and brands show no sign of slowing down with the new launches. I’ve embraced the warm eye look with a few palettes but in general still really like a good neutral eye. The Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad was a miss for me on its own. I found it too pink for my complexion although when combined with other palettes I can make it work. It has a shimmering pale pink, a matte pink, gold-pink glitter and deeper warm rose brown matte. Texture-wise I found the mattes a bit dry and chalky although if I add an emollient cream eyeshadow underneath it’s not too much of a problem. Review + eye look here.

The new Pillow Talk Luxury Palette of Pops looks phenomenal in the pan. It has the most beautiful look to it in the palette. I usually have fun swatching these because it’s often a surprise to see what they look like swatched on the skin. The four shades are super glittery and sparkly. For a single eye look I can make it work but for me it looks like more of a party palette. I think it’s nice as an enhancer palette on top of other shadows to mix and match. It’s beautiful but all 4 glitters on the eye at once is a little much for me. There is fall out if you apply on dry lids or with a brush. I recommend applying over a creamy base or patting on with fingers to help it stick better. It has a sparkly pale rose, a sparkly soft pink, a sparkly warm copper and a shimmering warm red bronze.

If these aren’t your cup of tea (whether it’s too glittery or too warm), you might want to check out her other holiday launches. She just launched a cooler tone Luxury Palette of Pops in Celestial Eyes along with a new Instant Look Palette in Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty. I’m debating whether or not to order them.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quads swatches

Wearing the Pillow Talk Luxury Palette of Pops and Lip Lustre below:

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Lustre and Palette of Pops

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

Overall I think her Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Pillow Talk is the best new addition to her line. I really love all the other lip products and wear them on a regular basis. I think the Lip Pencil is excellent for a good rose lip and goes with lots of other lipsticks and glosses. The blush is a nice soft rose although if you’re darker in skintone than me I suspect it might be too close to your skin tone in which case you might want to check out the color The Climax (deeper in color). Nothing would have stopped me from buying the new eyeshadow palette but I do think it’s super glittery and most likely not for everyone. For me it’s most likely going to be used as an enhancer with other palettes.

You can find Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk products out now. The two latest additions Luxury Palette of Pops and Lip Lustre are currently available at Sephora and Charlotte Tilbury. I suspect they will trickle out to other retailers soon. The rest of the line is available at all Charlotte Tilbury counters.

Have you tried any of the Pillow Talk Colors? Which ones and what did you think?

All products purchased by me.



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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit + Easy Smokey Eye Palette

July 17, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives

Charlotte Tilbury has two limited-edition sets for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I posted quick swatches here but have a more detailed look at both today. There’s a Pillow Talk Full Size Lip Kit ($60) and an Easy Smokey Eye Palette Mini ($55 for 6 shades). Both are beautiful and I highly recommend them!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Trio and Easy Smokey Eye Palette

Above wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Eye Palette, Pillow Talk Lip Kit (all 3 layered), Pillow Talk Cheek to Chic Blush, Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 7, camisole from Leith

Pillow Talk Lip Kit

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit Nordstrom

The Pillow Talk Lip Kit has three full size colors of her Lip Cheat Lip Liner, Matte Revolution Lipstick and a Lip Lustre Lip Gloss all in her cult classic shade Pillow Talk. I’ve been a huge fan of her lip pencil and lipstick! I’ve reviewed and featured them many times before and wear both often. Anytime I gift something to a close friend who’s new to luxury beauty or wants a good everyday lip, I give them the lipstick and gloss. It’s universally flattering in my opinion and although it will look different on different skin tones it’s easy to wear for a good everyday rose pink.

The Lip Lustre Gloss is currently only part of this set, I’m hoping it will launch separately eventually. The color matches the lipstick and liner in undertone, but on my skin it pulls about 1/2 to 1 shade lighter compared to the lipstick. It’s still a good neutral that doesn’t wash me out, but since I’m tan now with the summer sun, it’s a lighter nude pink. Coverage of this gloss is opaque full coverage with a high shine finish, yet does not feel thick. It has a slightly tacky feel like many glosses do, but it’s not the stickiest I’ve tried. If you can’t do traditional gloss the smoothest cushiony shines are still going to be the ones from Marc Jacobs or Pat McGrath.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit Nordstrom

I was 100% certain I’d find a dupe, I could not. Swatches of some neutrals I was able to dig out of my boxes while I still unpack below including:

Swatch comparisons neutral lip glosses

Easy Smokey Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Eye Palette Mini Nordstrom Review

The Easy Smokey Eye Palette has six colors in warm rose tones. There’s a mix of matte and shimmer and the pigment is phenomenal. It has an ivory shimmer, rose gold shimmer, matte rose, shimmery rose copper, matte warm terracotta, soft matte warm brown.

Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Eye Palette Mini Nordstrom Review

I compared it to the Holiday 2018 Stars in Your Eyes here and I don’t think you need the one from Nordstrom if you already own the holiday version. They are not identical but are similar.

Charlotte Tilbury Nordstrom x6 Eye vs Holiday 2018 Palette

A few of you asked how this compares to her Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad reviewed here. I think I’m one of the few who did not like her Pillow Talk quad – the colors give me a horrible pink-eye look, it’s worse in real life! I was truly surprised to find the Nordstrom Easy Smokey Eye Palette works because it pulls warmer, but I think it’s the variation in undertone that makes it easier to wear. I love mini 6 pan palettes like this one because it has enough for a full eye look while still being compact and easy to store or travel with. Pigment of the Nordstrom version is a million times better too.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk vs Nordstrom Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Trio and Easy Smokey Eye Palette

Overall I think both are beautiful sets to own. Quality is great, colors are easy to wear, both are solid winners. You can find them available as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Beauty Exclusives offerings while they last. If you’re shopping online don’t forget to check out the Gift With Purchases page.


Have you tried either yet? What did you think?

Charlotte Tilbury Lips

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 + Tinted Collagen Lip Bath

July 11, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 and Collagen Lip Bath Tinted Shades Review | The Beauty Look Book

By popular request I hauled some of the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks ($37 each, 3.5 g/0.12 oz) + the new Collagen Lip Baths in the tinted Peachy Plump and Rosy Glow ($35 each, 7.9 ml/0.26 fl oz). The formulas and colors do not disappoint, I found all the colors flattering and easy to wear. I think they’ll especially nice for those with medium to deep skin tones, I think you’ll find a lot of neutrals that will be flattering and won’t wash out your complexion. For skin tone reference I wear her foundations in shade 6 and 7 mixed (MAC NC35 equivalent).

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 and Collagen Lip Bath Tinted Shades Review | The Beauty Look Book


Hot Lips 2.0

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 | The Beauty Look Book

The Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks this round are refillable. The lipsticks themselves currently run at $37 each and the refills are $25. Formula has a mix of cream and mattes. I picked up all the neutrals and a couple of the berry colors. There are oranges and reds along with a clear balm. Based on what I’ve seen on a few other blogs the neutrals may pull really warm if you have fair to light skin with pink undertones. I’m already a shade darker than I normally am with the summer sun and would consider myself medium-tan. Color I picked out:

  • JK Magic is a perfect neutral beige nude cream
  • Dance Floor Princess is light neutral pink (probably the coolest-toned of the neutrals)
  • In Love With Olivia is a pretty peach with a hint of pink
  • Angel Alesandra is a beige with warm undertones
  • Glowing Jen is a medium warm peachy pink-brown
  • Viva La Vergara is a matte plum
  • Amazing Amal is a matte berry rose

On my lips the creams have full creamy smooth coverage with a soft shine. They are semi-thick in coverage, are not drying and stay put for hours without budging or sliding around. The mattes have a soft almost airy feel, they’re nice, but the Pat McGrath Matte Trance Lipsticks are superior in my opinion (they have better coverage and lasting power). The Charlotte Tilbury mattes I tried for this formula almost feel like they give the lips a muted stain. There’s a very slight hint of a soft vanilla scent, but I barely notice it after a few minutes.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2.0 in JK Magic, Dance Floor Princess, In Love With Olivia, Glowing Jen, Viva La Vergara, Amazing Amal

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2.0 in JK Magic, Dance Floor Princess, In Love With Olivia, Glowing Jen, Viva La Vergara, Amazing Amal swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips JK Magic Swatch

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Dance Floor Princess

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips In Love With Olivia

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Angel Alesandra

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Glowing Jen

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Viva La Vergara

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Amazing Amal

Comparison swatches, all shades are Charlotte Tilbury unless specified:

Top Photo: Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW, Penelope Pink, Bitch Perfect, Hepburn Honey, Angel Alessandra, MAC Patisserie, MAC Velvet Teddy, Chanel Rouge Allure Extreme in Modern (swatch here), Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy, Tom Ford Sable Smoke

Middle Photo: MAC Faux, Charlotte Tilbury JK Magic, Dance Floor Princess, In Love With Olivia, Super Cindy, Pillow Talk, Very Victoria, Chanel Rouge Allure Extreme in Eternel (swatch here), Pat McGrath She’s Heaven, Sextrology and Christy (here and here).

Bottom Photo: Pat McGrath Blitztrance Flesh3 (here), Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose, Glowing Jen, Walk of Shame, Secret Salma, Love Liberty, Viva La Vergara, Amazing Amal, Hel’s Bells.

Comparison Swatches


Collagen Lip Bath

Charlotte Collagen Lip Bath Peachy Plump and Rosy Glow

She also launched two new shades of her Collagen Lip Bath and increased the size. I reviewed the clear one in Refresh Rose sometime last year and loved the formula, but not for the price and size. The new ones are an improvement and have that same plumping lush finish with a hint of shimmer. Peachy Plump has a little more sparkle and it’s a sheer-medium golden peach. I think Rosy Glow is the prettier option with a finely milled rose shimmer. Right now the tinted options appear to be exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury’s website.

Charlotte Collagen Lip Bath Peachy Plump and Rosy Glow swatches

Charlotte Collagen Lip Bath Peachy Plump swatches

Charlotte Collagen Lip Bath Rosy Glow swatches

All side by side:

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 and Collagen Lip Bath Tinted Shades Review | The Beauty Look Book

Overall some solid winners with the Hot Lips 2 and Tinted Collagen Lip Baths. I think every color I tried works for my skin tone, my favorite is probably In Love With Olivia. If you’re fair or cool toned and find the neutrals pull too warm, I’d recommend you check out the Pat McGrath BlitzTrance shades that just launched. Granted it’s not really comparing similar formulas since the Pat McGrath colors have shimmer and the Hot Lips are creams, but in terms of neutral shades there are a lot of cooler-tones or true neutrals that are easier to wear.

You can find the Hot Lips 2 at all Charlotte Tilbury counters, I bought mine from Nordstrom. The Tinted Collagen Lip Baths are available now online at Charlotte Tilbury, but I’m hoping they will launch at other stores eventually.

Have you tried these yet? What did you think?


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