New Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks – Pillow Talk and Valentine

It is no secret that I love Charlotte Tilbury and her cosmetics. From the packaging to the formula, I just want to put it ALL on my face.

I’ve written about my love for Bitch Perfect before as well the best selling Pillow Talk lip liner, well shit the bed she’s only gone and released a Pillow Talk lipstick! OMFG! Along side Pillow Talk Charlotte has released a second new shade called Valentine. Obviously I needed them both and ordered them as soon as they launched.

JUST LOOK AT THEM!!

Pillow talk and Valentine Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks

Pillow Talk forms part of the Matte Revolution line. It is a pinky – nude that is a your lips but better colour, combined with the pillow talk lip liner it is an excellent combo to cheat your way to fuller looking lips. Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipsticks are all really comfortable to wear and never feel drying

Valentine is part of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G line, it is a soft petal pink that is so pretty and ethereal. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula is extremely comfortable and feels moisturising. The colour applies well and doesn’t feather into any fine lines.

Pillow Talk and Valentine lipsticks but charlotte tilbury

Below are a some quick swatches – top is Pillow talk and bottom is Valentine. On the Charlotte Tilbury website you can also view her lipsticks on models with 10 different skin tones and hair colours which is just fabulous if you are unsure.

Pillow talk and valentine Charlotte tilbury lipstick swatches

Both shades are currently exclusive to the website which you can find here you always get loads of samples from CT too which is lovely and the packaging they send orders out in is just stunning, the little details are not over looked.

Disappointing beauty products

I like to keep things on the more positive side of things here but recently I seem to have been disappointed by quite a lot of purchases. I’ve given all of these a good few months trial but I just can’t get on with them, maybe my exceptions are too high, who knows.

Disappointing make up and beauty products

We have two mascaras which aren’t cutting it, one high end one high street. I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara so when I saw the new Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara I hoped it would be better than its big sister. I don’t know what it is with this mascara but it just clumps all my lashes together. The product itself is very wet but its possibly the blackest black ever. I think it might be the brush, apparently it has a little reservoir that holds the formula, it just seems to put too much product on all at once. Massive thumbs down.

The second mascara is Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes mascara which is pricey at £22.00. It promises to deliver curl, separation, length, the full works. Well, I can say this does absolutely nothing. I curl my lashes and put this mascara on and the go straight, they don’t look fuller, longer or curled they look like shit. Please don’t waste your money.

charlotte tilbury mascara, maybelline mascara

Moving on to lip products; I had high hopes for the Freedom Pro Melts in Applause the colour is stunning, a shocking pink but I just can’t get on with the formulation. It some how manages to highlight any dry patches while being super sticky and messy. If you rub your lips together you are then left with an odd patchy coverage which looks so strange. The second is a sister brand of Freedom, I heart makeup with their lip sorbet. The product itself, I cant argue with but just look at it! I used it once and it completely fell apart onto the floor. Yes, it was only about £3 but that is beside the point, I should have paid more and picked up one from EOS or Balmi. Maybe I just got a bad one?

make up not worth buying

Last on my list is the Air Mat Foundation from Bourjois. First of all don’t get me started on the shade range, this is a massive bug bear with this brand and there is no excuse to have such limited shades in 2016. I picked up shade 2 Vanilla, which is the closest shade to the shade I am in their other foundations, or so I thought. This has got to be the yellowest foundation ever, I am talking Marge Simpson yellow. It claims to be high coverage, it isn’t, its medium at best. It clings to any dry patches and gives a flat matte finishe. It claims to last 24 hours and that it eliminates shine, if you are oily expect this to last about 6 hours at it’s very best. It also has such a strong perfume scent. Sorry Bourjois, its a no from me. I’ll stick to Revlon Colour Stay for a real full coverage, long lasting high street foundation.

So this has been a bit a rant from me butt I have been brutally honest. I can safely say that these are now going in the bin.

What products do you regret buying recently? Have you tried any of the products above and loved them? I’d love to hear from you if you have.

Thanks,

Claire

xxx

Charlotte Tilbury 1975 red

So I finally got my laptop back from repair and I’ve invested in a fancy new camera which means this post that I had been planning for aaages can finally happen and hopefully the photos will appear (slightly) better than my previous ones however, I’m still not completely au fait with all the settings so I’m sure they are not quite pro looking yet! Anyways enough of me rambling on and lets talk about this beauty………….Isn’t she gorgeous?!
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick 1975 red

I fell in love with Charlotte Tibury products on my first visit to the counter in Leeds which you can read all about HERE

The latest collection by Charlotte is inspired by the iconic images of Norman Parkinson, the 1975 red lipsticks is part of the Miss 1975 collection is a limited edition of the Matte Revolution range and is a stunning orange/red. The packaging of course is chic and glamorous, as all Charlotte’s products are. The texture is quite firm but highly pigmented and lasts for ages. With it being matte I did worry about it being very drying but this isn’t the case at all. I do find however that the shape of the lipstick straight out of the bullet is quite awkward to work with so I do tend to use a lip brush to enable me to get a good clean and precise application.
1975 red
It’s quite pricey at £23.00 but it is limited edition and it is stunning so if you fancy a red lipstick and a treat (you know you deserve one!) then I would recommend you check this one out. Its perfect for summer and really compliments such a wide range of skin tones.

You can buy the lipstick from the Charlotte Tilbury website HERE

If red isn’t your thing I recently reviewed a nude lip colour again from Charlotte for a guest post which you can read HERE.