Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette ($53) is a gorgeous rose eyeshadow palette that’s sold out the first time it launched on Charlotte’s site and again, when it was re-released a few months ago. I picked this up the first time it launched but I didn’t review since it’s rather frustrating to review a palette that no one can buy if they end up liking it you know? Thankfully enough, the re-release of the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette is looking good because so far it’s staying in stock.
Let’s check out my thoughts, review, and swatches on this super popular palette!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a small brown compact that holds four eyeshadow shades with a total of 0.18 oz total weight. For a high-end palette the packaging is fairly simple and the most glam thing about it would be the mirror inside that has a tiny little star etched into it. Like Charlotte’s makeup the packaging is simple yet elegant.
I actually have a love hate relationship with the Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette. I LOVE how it looks on my eyes but I hate that the shades all run together. I think the palette is much warmer than it appears in the get-the-look video that’s used to promote this palette and I do feel like the shades run together very easily versus the contrast they seem to achieve in the video. The eyeshadow palette and the blush in that video all appear a cooler pink when in reality these are brown-based pinks that are much warmer. That’s not really my issue though as I don’t mind brown in my pink!
What bothers me is I have a hard time getting any contrast with the two main matte shades (the pink on the right hand side of the palette and the brown locate below it). Once I start applying the colors they just run together and go a bit muddy. I’ve found a very, very light touch prevents this from happening.
I think the eyeshadows do lack a softer touch. These are fairly dense aside from the champagne beige primer shade. I wish they were a smidge softer especially the sparkly topper which is a difficult to pick up with a brush. They do apply and blend well thankfully although, as I said a lighter touch when blending will get the best contrast.
You ever run across an eyeshadow palette that doesn’t really have the greatest formula in the world but somehow, someway it actually creates really good looks? That’s pretty much the case with Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette for me. I actually somehow like this formula even though it has some mishaps. Not to mention I love how it looks on my eyes. I do wish there brown shade was a touch deeper as this might make the contrast much better overall.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette is certainly not without faults but if you’re like me and looking to overlook them you might find a delightful look in this palette!
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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette is a $52 eyeshadow palette that contains four eyeshadows. This palette’s focus is a warm brown-based pink look that has a slight accent of sparkle. The eyeshadows are a bit dense and not as soft, silky as one would expect from a luxury brand but they still manage to apply and blend well. My main issue with the palette is I felt like the shades ran together so a lighter touch during the blending process was required to keep them from going muddy on my lid. This is a nice palette to accent eyes but doesn’t overpower them with a ton of color. It creates a nice, natural look without being too made up or overly done!
- Great for those look to accent eyes but not overpower them with pigmented eyeshadow.
- Fabulous for a natural look.
- Expensive for the smaller size of the shadows.
- Not enough contrast in shades which can make them go muddy during application and blending.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette isn’t a palette I’d recommend for those who like a powerful, dramatic eye look! This is for anyone looking for a more natural look to accent their eyes.