A few days ago, just in time to damage your wallet prior to Valentine’s Day, Charlotte Tilbury released two new limited edition lipsticks.I got both of them. 🙂
Pillowtalk is from her Matte Revolution range, the lipstick translation of the hit nude lipliner with the same name. It is a universally flattering shade with medium longwear (for a bullet lipstick) which applies very smoothly and evenly and does not accentuate any fine lines. It stays well put not necessarily requiring lipliner.
Valentine is in my opinion, the more exciting shade. It was released in their K.I.S.S.I.N.G. range which is moderately glossy. A few days ago I reviewed Bitch Perfect which is a similar shade from the same range and the review was unfavorable. I found my Bitch Perfect to bunch immediately and have pretty much no staying power whatsoever. Valentine applies better and does not bunch. The staying power is also short, but it is an incredibly pretty light nudey pink. Great for a pop of color in a nude makeup look. Valentine is more light pink than Bitch Perfect which has more of a coral tone to it.
I am really pleased with both Pillowtalk and Valentine. Both are really nice shades with Pillowtalk being the more universally flattering one and Valentine being a bit more fun. They retail for 32 Euros direct from Charlotte Tilbury’s website. My key question is always would I repurchase? If I could, given that these are limited edition I would repurchase Valentine. Pillowtalk is also a great shade, but there are many other similar shades on the market. Valentine is more unusual.
This the first time I ordered directly from Charlotte Tilbury. Dispatch was fast and the packaging was really good. This also gave me the opportunity to get a whole lot of other lipstick samples and perfume samples directly from the brand.
As I now suspect that my Bitch Perfect Lipstick (bought from a different online retailer) may have been old and that that may have affected the quality, going forward I will always order direct from the brand.