Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/07

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Pillow Talk Pops | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Pillow Talk Pops | Look Details
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad

Pillow Talk Pop

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) is an all-shimmery set of shades that run from a soft, peachy to a coppery brown. If the shades applied like the Prime and Smoke shades, I could see it suiting its purpose well enough, even if the rating might make it seem “worse” than the target buyer might feel it was, but I think that the Enhance and Pop shades are let-downs in comparison.

The brand initially described the formula as having “pearl pigments [that] provide rich color and sparkle,” and then later under “how to apply,” say to “apply the shades wet” for the “ultimate sparkling finish.” Note, the emphasis on the finish, not the pigmentation specifically. When the Palette of Pops first came out, they actually said to use it dry for “intense color payoff” or wet to “unleash the intensity and vibrancy of the shades” (which sounds like the dry application).

Sephora actually described the quad as a “sheer-topper” palette. With this particular set of pops, I actually didn’t find that a dampened brush significantly improved pigmentation–and two shades didn’t need the help–but where it came in handy was in the lay down of product, smoothing it out, and minimizing fallout during application and throughout wear. Fingertips worked well to minimize fallout during application but sometimes didn’t deposit as much sparkle as expected as the sparkles didn’t transfer off my fingertip that well!

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01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) Eyeshadow

Pillow Talk Pop (Prime)

Pillow Talk Pop (Prime) is a soft peach with warm, more orange undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle. It had opaque pigmentation applied dry as well with a dampened brush, and I actually felt like it was more sparkly with a dry application. The consistency felt soft, a little more powdery in the pan compared to other shades, though it didn’t have any excess product that kicked up during use.

The color applied evenly to bare skin with light fallout when I worked with it dry and very minimal fallout when applied, so using it with a dampened brush further minimized the fallout to nearly nothing. It lasted nicely for eight hours with slight fallout over time when applied dry and then had a bit less fallout when applied with a dampened brush.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) Eyeshadow

Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance)

Pillow Talk Pop (Enhance) is a soft, rosy copper with warm undertones and flecks of pink and copper sparkle. It had sheer coverage applied dry, with a dampened brush, or with a fingertip… it was just sheer with no real workaround to make it better. The best I could do was apply one layer with a dampened brush and then go back over with my fingertip and then gently pat dry product on top (for more visible sparkle).

The texture was lightly emollient, more firmly-pressed into the pan, and worked best with a flat, synthetic brush gently pushing at the surface to dislodge product from the pan. It wore well for seven and a half hours (for the underlying color) but had moderate fallout over time.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) Eyeshadow

Pillow Talk Pop (Pop)

Pillow Talk Pop (Pop) is a medium, orange-copper with warm undertones and flecks of gold and gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry and slightly better payoff applied with a dampened brush, though I didn’t feel like it was fully opaque. The consistency felt emollient to the touch, but it didn’t slide around when applied, so I didn’t have any issues getting an even application of color.

I would recommend working with this on the center of the lid with a fingertip or using a dampened brush to avoid some fallout during application and blending. Applied dry (whether with a fingertip or a brush), there was light to moderate fallout during wear, but when I applied it with a dampened brush (with just water!), it had very minimal fallout over an eight-hour span.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

01/03

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) Eyeshadow

Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke)

Pillow Talk Pop (Smoke) is a rich, reddish brown with warm undertones and a lightly sparkled finish. It was the least sparkly shade of the four, though it definitely had some sparkle to it. Unlike the other shades, the sparkle really came forward when applied with a dampened brush. The pigmentation was opaque regardless of application method, but the dampened application made the color appear slightly deeper and warmer overall. The texture was smooth to the touch, emollient without being too firmly-pressed in the pan, and it applied well to bare skin. This shade lasted well for eight hours with very minimal fallout over time (both wet and dry).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow, quite the mixed bag. I wasn’t interested anyway but definitely wouldn’t spend that kind of money on such a poor quality palette. If it was a larger palette and only one or two fussy shades it might be worth it but when you only have four shades they all need to perform well, IMHO. Also, the colour story has been done to death. I feel like this is CT trying to cash in on the popularity of one single product, the ” Pillow Talk” lip cheat name and so she has thrown it into several other products and this palette is just one of them.

Pillow Talk is the British Orgasm, because the Brits are posh and refined, whereas Americans are crass boors. (Or so they’d think. Joke.) But I do find Brits to be more subtle and Americans more direct. Agree totally with your comment. Kind of like brand extension. But you’ll note that many names that are leveraged/ extended often have a sexy tone. But I dislike it when a brand takes their winner and runs it into the ground.

Pillow Talk is the British Orgasm, because the Brits are posh and refined, whereas Americans are crass boors. (Or so they’d think. Joke.) But I do find Brits to be more subtle and Americans more direct. Agree totally with your comment. Kind of like brand extension. But you’ll note that many names that are leveraged/ extended often have a sexy tone. But I dislike it when a brand takes their winner and runs it into the ground.

Pretty enough shades. Looks like 3 out of 4 are workable, but for this amount of money I expect better. Like; I know for a fact I could make TF Soleil Neige work exactly how I want it, this not so much.

This is exactly what I meant yesterday when I wrote about the pros and cons of CT’s eyeshadows – very hit and miss. And this quad, which has lovely shades, is more miss. Apart from the low scoring of half the quad, it just seems like a lot of work to get these shades on your lid. When you are paying the kind of prices that CT demands, and even ColourPop does the shades better, there is something wrong here.
As always Christine, a really beautiful eye look.

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