November 17, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Jewel Pot Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Jewel Pot is a new gel-to-power eyeshadow that launched in two shades a few weeks ago and is available for a limited time. Honestly, I don’t get the limited edition with this launch because I’d totally buy more Jewel Pots in a variety of shades if they offered them! Contrary to reviews I read I loved the formula and would definitely purchase more if they extended the shade range at some point.

So far, I only have Pillow Talk but I want to add Walk of No Shame to my stash as well!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Jewel Pot ($35 0.1 oz) arrives in a tiny study plastic pot with a sparkly pink lid that gave me Jill Stuart vibes. It’s pretty, princess-y packaging and should appeal to those that love beautiful packaging. The inside jar has a tiny eyeshadow press that protects the eyeshadow when not in use.

This is a light, creamy consistency that applies sheer or builds up for more pop. This formula is softly-pressed so it is prone to a little bit of chunkiness if you press too hard but it’s not a huge deal as it’s easy enough to blend that chunkiness out with your finer tip. I wasn’t personally able to apply using a brush as I felt like I couldn’t pick up color well! I used my finger to gently smooth onto my lid! At first I felt a little disappointed as the color applies really sheer! But you can actually build the color up easily for more pop! A single layer will give you a sheer, sparkly top coat, two layers will give you bolder color, and three will give you tons of sparkle and color. I feel like the product can work on it’s own as an eyeshadow but also, if you want, you can easily use it as a top coat on top of rose, pink, or berry eyeshadows for a bit of pop! I find the formula easy to work with and super easy to blend out. I can easily get all day wear out of the formula without any creasing or fading.

As for the color, that’s gorgeous! Pillow Talk is a rosy nude in the lipstick but this eyeshadow is more of a rosy copper. It’s rather warm with pink and gold sparkly bits. If anyone is a fan of the Japanese brands Lavashuca or KATE this shade is sort of the standard, traditional rose they use in a lot of their pink palettes. It’s very pretty and if you want you can easily pair it up with any other Pillow Talk Palette you own!

All in all, I’m very happy with this purchase and as I said above I’d totally buy more if they decided to extend the shade range.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Jewel Pot is a must for sparkly eyeshadow lovers!

Where to buy

Charlotte Tilbury Nordstrom Beautylish Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Jewel Pot is 0.1 oz in size and $35. It’s presented in a small sturdy plastic pot with a pink sparkly topper and an eyeshadow press located inside to protect to shadow. This formula is best applied with a finger as I struggled a little picking up color with a brush. It’s softly packed and has a creamy consistency that’s very easy to apply and blend with absolutely no fall out issues during application or wear. The color applies sheer on a single layer but a second and third pass will provide more color and sparkle to your look! I find the formula works as either a top coat or an eyeshadow. It wears for eight hours without creasing or fading!


  • Soft, creamy texture.
  • Lovely packaging.
  • Gorgeous color.
  • Doesn’t fade or crease.
  • Easy to apply!


  • Limited shade range.


Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Jewel Pot is a must for any sparkly eyeshadow lover!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      L’Oreal’s is a thicker formula with more pigment. Charlotte’s are more thinner, creamier, and have way more sparkle with less pigment than the L’Oreal version.

      • Katie

        Thanks for the super fast response! Long time reader…first time commenter here πŸ™‚

        • Isabella Muse

          Hey πŸ™‚ my pleasure! Sometimes it isn’t always so fast hahahahaha ;-D Thanks for being a long time reader Katie! That’s very flattering to hear <3!

  • Lottie

    Hi Isabella,

    How do these compare to the Tarte Chrome Shadow Paint Pots?

    I have the shade Froese in the Tarte formula and not sure if these two would be really similar?

    Thank you!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Lottie. Sheerer, less color, thinner, more sparkle, less frost. I find Tarte’s Chrome Paints way more pigmented a bit more frostier than sparkly the way these are, and heavier in texture where as these have a lighter, thinner texture!

      • Lottie

        Thank you! I may pick this one up then – it’s just a shame their limited edition. I’ve noticed quite a lot of Charlotte Tilbury bits are limited edition at the moment which is a shame!

        • Isabella Muse

          My pleasure! It really is! I’m sad she does so many LEs that I end up loving!

  • Felis

    I’m super curious about your take on Walk of No Shame, so maybe you should get it. πŸ™‚

  • Ashley myers

    Gorgeous color pay off indeed. Reminds me of the Hourglass pots eyeshadow, this shade reminds me of Aura. Love the lip colors on u. The pale pink clothing looks great against ur skintone. Very flattering shade for u!