Have I found my new favorite lipstick?

Charlotte Tilbury "Pillow Talk" - Have I found my new everyday lipstick?

I’m the first to admit that I don’t vary my makeup as much as I should do. Especially as an influencer, I would probably benefit from trying out a few more different makeup looks.

As a model, I have worn every makeup look under the sun. So it’s not a lack of imagination that is to blame.

The thing is, I play favorites.

When I find something I really like I wear that product to death. All my favorite makeup pens are about a cm long and I can’t even sharpen them with a sharpener anymore and have resorted to using a knife. If I love it, none of it will go to waste.

There are, however, those days when I look at my reflection in the mirror in the morning. And realize the same old face with the same old makeup is staring back at me again. And I get annoyed with how boring I am.

So I go out and get something new.

I have been using the same lip pen and stick by Bobbi Brown for years. I always re-buy the exact same items, and to be fair one of the most common questions I get on my blogs and on Instagram is what I got on my lips (It’s this pen in “ballet pink” and this lipstick in “Blush” btw- adlinks).

I feel almost bad putting it on for yet another shoot… So I decided to find an alternative.

Last week I went to a very lovely event for the  “The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective” in Fenwick. It was a presentation of some incredibly beautiful hats you could choose to wear to Ascot (or royal weddings, if you got any of those coming up…). It was a very elegant affair.

I arrived uncharacteristically early and found myself browsing the beauty counter in Fenwick while I was waiting for the event to start. I remembered hearing good things about Charlotte Tilbury’s own brand and especially the “Pillow Talk” series. I don’t own any makeup by her yet. So I headed over to sneak a quick peek.

I came away with Charlotte Tilbury “Pillow Talk” lip pen and matching lipstick. It’s similar to my Bobbi Brown favorite, but just that little bit darker, slightly browner and … a bit more 90s?

The slightly browner pigments give this combo a more elegant and grown-up feeling than more pink shades.

Charlotte Tilbury "Pillow Talk" - Have I found my new everyday lipstick?

So far I’m super happy with my buy. It’s the perfect shade for me to alternate with my Bobbi Brown favorite for my everyday makeup. I find the lip pen to be just creamy enough and it really stays on too. ( I still have a heart on my arm after taking the photos for this post yesterday).

I’m terrible at shooting swatches by the way. I never seem to be able to get the light to reflect the true color properly. So please imagine the shades on my arm a little bit pinker than they come across in my photo.

The only negative feedback I have is that lipstick is a tad bit too matte for my liking. But with a little dab of lip balm on top, it’s perfect. I don’t like shiny lips anyway,  I prefer mine dewy with a bit of glow.

Now after buying “Pillow Talk” I’m finding myself curious about the rest of the Charlotte Tilbury products. I have heard about an amazingly glow-y primer  (adlink) and most people seem to like the foundation (adlink). Do you have any favorites to recommend? Please leave a comment!

You can buy Charlotte Tilbury “Pillow Talk” lip cheat pen here – adlink. And Charlotte Tilbury “Pillow Talk” Matte revolution lipstick here – adlink

Charlotte Tilbury "Pillow Talk" - Have I found my new everyday lipstick?


  1. The link dosent work 🙁

    1. I’m so sorry, I can see it’s the Bobbi Brown ones that went a bit funny. I have changed the links now, so they should work. Thank you for letting me know!

  2. This is a gorgeous shade!

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