Charlotte Tilbury’s globally-adored, Iconic Pillow Talk makeup collection that is perfect for a dreamy, romantic makeup look that can be dialled up or dialled down for every mood, every moment and everyone has new additions to it. In the magical world of Pillow Talk, you are sure to fall in love with the iconic nude-pink shade that’s on everyone’s lips, eyes and now faces – means there are new shimmering, eyeshadow palettes, rosy, glow-giving blush hues, pout-perfecting lipsticks, lip liners, lip glosses and more. I am sure you must be super excited to know more about the launches – I am equally excited too. Please note I am sharing the original Pillow Talk products along with the new launches for comparison and description of all shades that now make it a DREAMY Pillow Talk Collection.
I am going to divide this post into three parts – focusing on lips, face, and eyes. Starting with the lips, the new lip products in the Pillow Talk Collection are Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Pillow Talk Intense Deep, Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Medium and Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Intense, Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk.
Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium is a warm berry pink lipstick shade in a long-lasting, hydrating, pigmented, and moisturizing formula. The lipstick glides on the lips while keeping the lips comfortable during the wear.
K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Pillow Talk Intense Deep is a berry rose shade that gives a luminous, full-bodied pout that captures and reflects light. The formula glides on the lips easily and also conditions the lips.
The Original Pillow Talk Lipstick is the nude pink matte revolution lipstick which is universally-loved, best-selling lipstick launched to give all women what Charlotte Tilbury calls ‘the most beautiful lips of your life’. The moisturizing matte formula nourishing, softening, and light-reflecting.
Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Medium (warm berry-pink) and Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Intense (deep tawny-brown) is a waterproof lip liner that provides a long wear time (5-6 hours) with no smudging and transfer. I have been a fan of the original Pillow talk shade and still love it. The formula glides on smoothly for a seamless line, to resize and reshape the look of the lips for a fuller-looking pout. The original Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk is nude pink iconic lip liner launched to worldwide acclaim and has become a hero product in the beauty industry, sold 1 every 2 minutes worldwide.
Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk is a nude-pink high-shine, sheer lip gloss. The lips are hydrated, defined, feel and look smooth, supple. The formula has a refreshing flavour and cool feeling on the lips.
Lip Lustre in shade Pillow Talk is a light-reflecting, nude-pink gloss which gives the lips a cushiony, velvet lustre finish. The formula is hydrating and comfortable on the lips, can be used alone or over other lip products.
Coming next to the new face products in the Pillow Talk Collection – Beauty Light Wand in shades Pillow Talk and Pillow Talk Medium, Cheek to Chic in shade Pillow Talk Intense.
Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk is a nude pink shade while shade Pillow Talk Medium is Nude peach-pink. If you have used the light wand from the brand before, you might know what I am talking about, it is a beautiful light reflecting product that looks so magically beautiful on the skin. These two new shades look beautiful – perfect additions to the Pillow Talk Dream.
Beauty Light Wand gives a high gloss highlighting effect on the skin which not only enhances luminosity but also provides magical coverage for a translucent, radiant-looking skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and smooth. The texture of the light wand is silky smooth and non-greasy.
Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk Intense is a deep rosy-pink powder blush. The formula is beautiful, smooth, and finely milled – blends in easily into the skin. This deep rosy-pink powder blush adorns your cheeks with a sweeter hue of Pillow Talk and looks extra dreamy on deeper skin tones. The finish is a luminous complexion – the perfect and gorgeous glow.
Cheek to Chic in the original Pillow Talk shade is a two-toned pink and champagne powder blush which is the best-selling blush from the brand. This universally flattering blush adds an instant healthy sheen to the complexion for a gorgeous glow.
If you are not familiar with this blush and why there are two shades on one blush – that is the secret to a glowing, just-kissed blush de-coded into a two-step “SWISH & GLOW” ritual for a flawless-looking finish every time – means you have to first swish the brush on the outer circle and then dip in the middle – means blush + glow.
Finally moving on to the eyes – the new launches in the Pillow Talk Collection – Pillow Talk Eye Liner, Instant eye Palette in Pillow Talk (limited edition).
Pillow Talk Eye Liner is a smokey berry-brown liner for the eyes. It is very pigmented, blends easily, has a creamy matte texture. It can be used as waterline and eyeliner – it did not give me any irritation for my sensitive eyes and looks beautiful – this shade gives depth to my dark brown eyes.
Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk is a dreamy 12-shade palette including champagne & soft pink eyeshadows for 4 Pillow Talk eye glow looks. It is inspired by Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling, globally-adored nude-pink shade that’s on everyone’s lips, this limited edition eyeshadow palette features four eye glow looks that can be dialled up or down for every occasion, from day to desk to date and beyond. The 12 magical shades from the dreamy world of Pillow Talk in a mix of super-soft, intense matte and metallic pearl finishes. The diamond Powder infuses a jewel-like light and clarity to eyes, creating a luminous, natural-looking glow. The matte shadows contain coated pigments with silicones for a silky, luxurious touch and emollient oils for optimized spreadability while the metallic pearl shades contain coated pigments for a soft, cushiony feel and Emollient Esters for comfortable-to-wear glam.
Below is the shade description:
Prime: Dreamy Champagne Pink
Enhance: Shimmering Rose Gold
Smoke: Matte Dusky Pink
Prime: Matte Peachy-Camel
Enhance: Mesmerizing Peachy-Coral
Smoke: Burnt Terracotta
Prime: Magical Matte Taupe
Enhance: Soft, Tawny Brown
Smoke: Warm, Velvety Brown
Prime: Shimmering Rosy Pink
Enhance: Sparkling Sunset Pink
Smoke: Blushed Berry-Rose
Pillow Talk Luxury Palette is an eyeshadow palette with 2 rich matte and 2 satin shimmer golden pink shades. It is a pretty, feminine everyday eyeshadow palette with four shimmer and matte shades – champagne pink, matte dusky rose, soft matte brown and a rose gold sparkle.
Pillow Talk Luxury Palette – Luxury Palette of Pops is a mesmeric quad of sparkling, nude-pink eyeshadows. The original Pillow Talk palette which is a best-selling, globally-loved, nude-pink eye palette, now with a mesmeric sparkle for bejewelled eyes that dazzle, delight and hypnotize through party season. The 4 shimmering, shine-bright, eye-glowing shades go on like silk and gild eyes with an enchanting, metallic pop of Pillow Talk magic.
I have swatched all the products – both the original and the new launches in this post. All the products in Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection are available at Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury Canada, Charlotte Tilbury US, and Holt Renfrew except Beauty Light Wand two new shades that will be available at the end of February 2020.*Press samples
Nars has launched a limited edition customizable complexion enhancer called Tinted Glow Booster. The Tinted Glow Booster smooths skin’s appearance by visibly blurring imperfections and enhancing its natural overall glow. It is formulated with skin-tone coloured pearls to help brighten and illuminate skin for a naturally perfected, individual filtered look, the lightweight and layerable liquid can be worn alone, under foundation, or as natural illumination on the highpoints of the face.
The Tinted Glow Booster contains Nars exclusive Jojoba Complex Hydraglow complex which is a dynamic combination of Jojoba Elixir and Jojoba Gel, it provides immediate long-term hydration. Tinted Glow Booster adds an alluring glow and a soft-focus effect to skin while extending the wear of makeup for up to 16 hours.
The Tinted Glow Booster is available in four shades:
Kalvoya – light
Simos – medium
Tangsi – medium deep
Barbuda – deep
Apart from providing hydration, the tinted glow booster also provides a very natural golden glow – a customized blend of yellow and beige pigments provides a non-ashy, golden glow on all skin tones. The shimmering effect is very natural and gives a polished lustrous finish that is not overdone in any way – can be used everyday alone or mixed into your moisturizer or foundation or tinted moisturizer.
The imperfects on the skin are blurred, skin appears smooth and looks radiant. The finish is dewy luminous skin. From the swatches, as you can see, it blends beautifully and both the medium and medium/dark shades work for my skin for a very natural look while the dark shade I can use on top of my bronzer or even as a bronzer or eyeshadow too.
Pure Canvas Primer Collection has just launched by the creator of the primer category itself – Laura Mercier. I know you might be as excited as I am – Laura Mercier primers are not new to me – I have used it for years. The great thing which always I could relate to was the sub-category or you can see how Laura Mercier created few products (for consumers, although they were available for professional use before) under the name of primer – of course to make something available for different types of skin’s needs and definitely, we can not thank her enough for it, and that was in 1996. I have personally used the illuminating primer and the hydrating primer for a very long time. So trying the newly launched primers from the brand which is a pioneer of flawless face and creator of primer category – it was definitely a top on my list to do.
Pure Canvas Primer Collection is a reinvented range that offers good-for-your-skin, good-for-your-makeup primers with unique, water-based, silicone-free formulas that create a breathable, protective barrier over the skin. The new primers have been given a modern look and feel while offering a multitasking blend of skincare benefits.
The Pure Canvas Primer Collection consists of four primers and a Supercharged Essence, each formulated to address specific skin concerns. They are formulated without silicones, infused with skin-loving ingredients, the products boost priming effects, extend makeup wear, and improve skin over time. They provide a breathable layer that seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier from environmental aggressors.
The Pure Canvas Primer Collection includes:
Pure Canvas Power Primer Supercharged Essence is a primer hybrid, a revolutionary innovation for the flawless face. This milky essence delivers next level priming with a visibly smoothing and ultra-soothing complex. It melts onto the skin and reflects light for a picture-perfect look from every angle while extending the wear of makeup. The skin looks smoother, radiant, firmer, and younger.
Pure Canvas Primer Blurring is a new formula – for the first time, Laura introduces an innovative, oil-free, and oil-absorbing primer that creates an instant mattifying filter and blurs skin’s appearance for a soft-focus effect. It seals in the skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear while helping to control oil breakthrough. It is ideal for oily skin. It is not drying but provides a smoothing, plumping effect so makeup glides on seamlessly, conditions the skin over time for improved look and texture.
Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating is an all-new water-based hydrating primer that locks in moisture and creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. The primer has a lightweight, moisture-rich formula that replenishes skin and keeps it feeling hydrated as well as comfortable all day. The formula helps replenish the skin’s natural moisturizing properties to improve the overall feeling of hydrating without making it oily.
Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating is an all-new, water-based illuminating primer that enhances the skin’s natural luminosity with a ‘glow from within’ effect. The breathable, silicone-free formula seals in skincare and creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. It enhances the skin’s natural luminosity to visible refresh dull, tired skin instantly and visibly improves complexo=ion over time. Skin looks smooth, plump, radiant, and bright.
Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting is the original skin-perfecting primer that created a flawless canvas for makeup application. The silicone-free, water-based formula seals in skin care and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. The modern packaging looks beautiful and fits in nicely with the whole new formula launches for the primers. The formula helps calm and soothe skin while the skin-loving anti-oxidants help minimize the look of imperfections and protects the skin from damaging effects of the sun and the environment.
I have used all the primers for a few days each and definitely my makeup looked and stayed much better than without using a primer. And as far as the specific primer in the collection is concerned, they do work. My skin is combination – more on dry side in the winters but otherwise on the oily side. I love the illuminating, perfecting, blurring, and hydrating primers. The Supercharged Essence is definitely a boost-up on the days I need some extra help with my dull-tired skin. So, definitely based on what your skin’s concerns and needs are – there is one for your skin – go check out.
Laura Mercier Makeup and Skincare products including the new Pure Canvas Primer Collection is available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, and thebay.com*Press samples