There are some makeup brands that release such an amazing product, it’s an instant hit. It sellouts within seconds, it’s on the top of everyone’s wish-list and soon becomes an iconic item in everyone’s makeup collection. Think Nars’s Orgasm Blush, Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, Benefit’s Benetint, BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick. When Charlotte announced she was releasing a makeup collection inspired by her brand’s beloved lipstick, beauty lovers around the world went crazy. The collection immediately sold out during the launch, leaving broken hearts everywhere. Luckily for us, the ones who didn’t get their hands on it, the brand brought it back permanently at the beginning of the year.
Charlotte Tilbury is all about creating that Pillow Talk look, aka, the most beautiful version of yourself possible with this 4-piece collection. It features the Luxury Palette, Cheek to Chic, Matte Revolution Lipstick and Lip Cheat Liner. Of course, no makeup look is complete without a few other necessities, so today we’re creating a head-to-toe look using nothing but CT.
Frist up, the base with Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow. I’m all about a luminous complexion, especially during the hot, sunny summer months. This incredibly creamy primer helps to not only create a brightening effect, but it also helps to improve redness and discolouration by controlling skin’s production of melanin. It blurs away breakouts and blemishes, conceals dark circles and evens out your skin’s complexion. Talk about a magical primer. Of course, it can be used on its own for a subtle glow, but my favourite way of applying it, is under my foundation. Its skin-loving ingredients help to plump up my skin and keep it moisturized the entire day. My skin is left soft and supple and ready for makeup. Although it doesn’t claim to prolong the wear time of my makeup, I’ve noticed it does an amazing job at adhering my foundation to my skin. It retails for $65.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is like a miracle in a bottle thanks to its lightweight, yet full-coverage formula. It instantly helps to conceal all major imperfections, such as blemishes, redness, hyperpigmentation and other dark spots, all while looking and feeling totally natural. Not only does it even out skin tone with a demi-matte finish, it features an array of skin-loving ingredients to help with other skin concerns. Antioxidants help to create a youthful appearance, mushroom extracts help to tighten pores overtime, vitamin C helps deliver that “lit-from-within-glow” and hyaluronic acid helps plump up the skin and keep it hydrated. If that isn’t a magical foundation, I don’t know what is? It has a weightless consistency that creates a medium to full-coverage finish with the smallest amount, its long-last formula stays put the entire day without breaking down or separating and its demi-matte finish looks incredibly natural. It retails for $50.
Much like your signature scent, every girl needs a go-to lipstick. Nothing will provide you with more confidence than a statement lipstick. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, it’s the brand’s most iconic shade, and with good reason…it looks amazing on everyone. From boardroom to night clubs, shopping to a fancy dinner out, it’s the perfect every day pinky nude. It features an iconic square-angled tip that acts as a lip brush, perfectly lining your lips, without the need of a lip liner. It’s enriched with orchid extract and voluminising 3D pigments to not only keep lips hydrated, it gives the illusion of fuller, poutier lips. It keeps lips looking young, fresh and healthy with a cashmere-soft matte finish. This your lips but better nude will immediately update any look and is flattering on all skin tones.
If you’re looking for a slightly lighter nude, may I suggest Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Kim K.W. Another extremely wearable nude with a satin matte finish. It too retails for $39.
Don’t forget to line those lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat. It retails for $27.
Blush is the ultimate pick-me-upper. Nothing livens up the complexion faster than faking a fabulous flush cheek. Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Swish & Glow Blusher in Pillow Talk will instantly brighten up any complexion. One swish around the outer part of the compact provides the skin with a soft pinky hue, whereas the centre part is all about that candlelight glow. Apply the outer to the apples of the cheek for an instant pop of colour, and the centre to the high points of your face. It instantly creates a stunning youthful glow with just a hint of shimmer. You can also swirl both shades together for a slightly lighter contour or run your brush over each shade individually. Either way, both shades blend seamlessly into the skin thanks to its super soft, creamy formula. Both shades are intensely pigmented and create a luminous glow that’s sure to stand out. This two-tone blusher in both dusky pink and champagne shimmer will instantly add a kiss of colour to your cheeks. It retails for $50.
If you’re like myself and sometimes find eyeshadow palettes overwhelming, an eyeshadow quad might be ideal for quick and easy makeup looks in the morning. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Color-Coded Eyeshadow in Pillow Talk is the perfect every day quad when you don’t want to fuss with several different eyeshadow singles. It features 4 butter soft and smooth complimentary colours that all work beautifully together or on their own. In an array of finishes from your basic mattes, satins to shimmers, these eye-popping shades will easily take you from work to play. This ultra-feminine palette consists of a champagne pink, dusky rose, soft brown and a sparkly rose gold. All 4 universally flattering shades blend and buff into the skin seamlessly for a completely flawless finish. Go from a sophisticated daytime look to a sultry, sparkly evening look in seconds. It retails for $66.
A lash defining mascara is an all-in-one product designed to offer both volume and thickness. This is perfect for those unsure of which mascara to try or want a little bit of everything. Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara helps to create both volume, length and drama, while separating and curling your lashes. The tapered brush effortlessly allows you to reach every single lash, even those short bottom lashes for mega drama. It’s the perfect balance between a wet and dry formula that spreads on evenly and helps to separate and comb through each lash. It gives instant volume and thickness in a single coat but can be easily built up to a more intense and bolder look. It retails for $34.
Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick Quick Fine Line Shodo Eyeliner Pen is an intensely black liquid eyeliner that was inspired by Japanese shodo calligraphy pen thanks to its ultra-fine felt-tip applicator. Its precise tip allows for total control, while its intensely pigmented formula creates bold, dramatic lines with ease. From thin, ultra-fine lines, to bold and thick strokes, this multi-task liner allows you the freedom to change your look as often as you like. Classic cat-eyes, smoky and smudgy eye looks, even thin, natural looks can be achieved in the matter of seconds. It glides onto the lid with ease and sets within seconds. Once dried, your line isn’t going anywhere. It doesn’t smudge, crack, bleed or run well into the evening. You can effortlessly define your eyes and achieve bold, stunning looks that will continue to provide a long-last impression. It retails for $35.
Makeup done by Samantha Blatnicky Makeup & Lash Artist using nothing but Charlotte Tilbury products, featuring the Pillow Talk Collection