CT ‘The Gift Of Pillow Talk Lips’: Review & Swatches

Few months ago, Charlotte Tilbury launched a limited edition gift set. It includes:

  • A Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (3.5 g / 0.12 oz)
  • A Mini Lip Cheat Pencil in Pillow Talk (0.8 g / 0.02 oz)

I purchased this gift set few weeks back for 35$ (USD). In my opinion it was  a wonderful deal to try the ‘fan favorite shade Pillowtalk’ not only in the pencil form but also in the form of lipstick.  I ordered this gift set directly from the Charlotte Tilbury online shop. Here’s how it looks:


Both the lipstick and lip cheat pencil comes within this beautiful gift box. When you first open the box, you see two sections where both the lipstick and lip pencil are securely placed. The lipstick is cased in the usual luxurious rose gold packaging as you can see below:

My Thoughts:

* Mini Lip Cheat Pencil in Pillow Talk lipliner was my first ever purchase from this brand. Before buying this gift set, I already had the Pillowtalk lipliner in my collection. This particular shade is a very beautiful ‘pinky nude’ in color which in my opinion isnot too pale, not too pink, and not too nude. It’s just a perfect mixture of all. The texture of this lipliner is very creamy and smooth. It’s completely matte but non drying at the same time. Even though it has a matte finish, it doesn’t tug on my lips.It feels very light on the lips. Having that said, I do suggest to exfoliate and prep your lips before for a better experience. The best thing I like about about this lipliner is that’s it’s light enough to wear it under your lipstick without feeling too much going on, and its pigmented enough to wear it on its own without needing the lipstick, as the pigmentation level is incredibly rich and opaque. For me particularly, the shade of this lipliner somewhat matches to the natural color of my lips. So whenever I wear it alone, it feels like my lips but better!

* Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Revolution is a muted, medium pink lipstick with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. Unlike the Pillow Talk Lipliner, It has an added sheen to it which makes is more hydrating and non-drying on the lips. It has a medium, buildable color coverage with a velvety, smooth finish. It comes in the form of slightly rectangular bullet.


Here, in the top I am wearing the lipliner alone and in the bottom I am wearing the lipstick alone on both lips!

Here, in the picture below, I have ‘lipliner only’ on the top lip and ‘lipstick only’ on the bottom lip. You can notice how similar both shades look with a slight sheen in the lipstick (bottom) and with a bit more matte in lipliner (top).

And just above, I tried to kiss on my hand to see how much both products transfer, you can hardly see the lipliner on my hand as compare to the lipstick.

The picture below shows the different times during the day. I first wore both the lipliner and lipstick together at 1 in the afternoon. Then I had lunch and you can see a slight wear off. Around 5, it actually started fading but still there was a good amount of product left on my lips. And then around 8 after having dinner, it was almost gone!


Charlotte Tilbury ‘Pillow Talk’ gift set didn’t disappoint me. Why? I’d like to start with the price. The price of original Pillow Talk lipstick is 34$ (USD) and full size Lipliner costs 22$ (USD). While in this set, you’ll get the same amount of lipstick with an additional mini lipliner just for 35$. Isn’t that an amazing deal?!

Next, I’d like to talk about the shade itself. When I first wanted to buy this particular shade in the lipliner, I was a bit skeptical if the shade was going to compliment my skin tone or not? But to my surprise, I didn’t only end up loving this shade but it has become one of my top favorite shades in my lipstick stash. 

Now let’s talk about the quality of the product. I find the texture of both lipstick and lip liner are very pleasant.The quality is spot on. As I discussed earlier, both of these products feels very light and not so drying on the lips. I didn’t feel any weird smell or taste in them either. 

From longevity point of view, the lipliner lasts a bit longer than the lipstick itself. For the lipstick alone I can get around 3 hours and then after eating something I feel the need to retouch. And for  lipliner alone I get around 4-5 hours of wear but if I combine both of them together, the color stays longer for about 7-8 hours on my lips even after eating or drinking something. It fades evenly throughout the day and don’t leave any stains behind.

I am sure you’d definitely want to know if both of these lip products are transfer proof or not? So, here’s a good news and a bad news. The good news is that the lipliner does not transfer much, but comparatively, the lipstick transfers on the cup or a glass every time I sip something! Hence, here’s another clue to use this lipstick in combination with this lipliner for better results, instead of using it alone.

Last but not least, I want to say that I’m so happy to have both of these lip products in my collection. Its almost amazing to get both of these for such an amazing price! But if you’re on a budget and don’t find this deal anymore anywhere, I would definitely suggest to get the lip liner first! 🙂

Have you tried either of these yet? Don’t forget to share your thoughts ❤

See you soon in the next post! Until then…

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