Charlotte Tilbury launched her Matte Revolution Lipstick collection back in September 2015. Charlotte announced the collection as something she’d been working on ‘for years’, and was described as having a modern matte finish. One of the shades within the initial Matte Revolution launch was Pillow Talk, which fast became the brand’s bestselling lipstick across all ranges.
Since its launch, Charlotte Tilbury have had multiple Pillow Talk launches like the Lip Cheat Lip Liner and Lip Lustre Lip Gloss. However, they've now launched a whole Pillow Talk collection with ten different products, including the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette.
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette features 12 shades inspired by Charlotte’s best-selling, globally-adored nude-pink shade – Pillow Talk. This is a limited edition eyeshadow palette, which features four eye glow looks that can be both dialled up or down for any occasion.
From the shimmering rose gold, peachy-caramel and dreamy champagne pink eyeshadow shades of the Day and Desk looks to the soft tawny brown, shimmering rosy pink and blushed berry-rose of the Date and Dream looks, create a Pillow Talk gaze that takes you ANYWHERE!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette Claims
- 12 magical shades from the dreamy world of Pillow Talk in a mix of super soft, intense matte and metallic pearl finishes
- Diamond Powder infuses a jewel-like light and clarity to your eyes, creating a luminous, natural-looking glow
- The magical matte shadows contain coated pigments with silicones for a silky, luxurious touch and emollient oils for optimised spreadability
- Metallic pearl shades contain coated pigments for a soft, cushiony feel and Emollient Esters for comfortable-to-wear glam!
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette is £60 and contains twelve powder eyeshadows. If you've never seen one of the Instant Eye Palettes before, they are set out to contain four separate trios, with each of the trios being a different look.
You always have a Day, Desk, Date and Dream trio in every palette, with each of the trios being colour co-ordinated for a flattering look. The packaging is very pretty, with their art deco inspired rose gold sunbeam effect on the lid with a mirror.
Something that really surprised me about this palette is how ridiculously small the amount of product you get for your money. It's shocked me to be honest, as you only get 7 grams. 7 grams of eyeshadows for £60 – making each shade a very measly 0.58 grams so only very slightly half a gram of eyeshadow per shade.
That is a very small amount of product, and really poor value, even for a high-end brand. An example of another similarly priced palette from a high-end brand is the NARS Inferno Palette, it's £56 with twelve shades except you get 1.5 grams of product per shade. So three times more product per eyeshadow than Charlotte Tilbury's palette, and it's £4 cheaper. Just wow.
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette shadows look pretty, but they don't look unique enough to tempt me into purchasing the palette. Especially when you consider the amount of product you're getting for your money.
Not many bloggers talk about the amount of product you get inside beauty products, but I feel it's important so you can make a fully informed decision when making your beauty purchases.
I much prefer the look of the Charlotte Tilbury Easy Eye Palette which is £45 as you get 5.4grams of product with six shades, making it much better value with 0.94g per shade – almost double the product and the shades look beautiful.