As usual, I am late for the party. I’m sure by now you have seen several other reviews about the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Quad. It did appeal to me when it was first released, but I was trying my hardest to resist buying more from the brand. I only have a handful of products from Charlotte Tilbury and while I like all of them, they just don’t hold my attention as much as other products that I have. The quality and performance are there and I do like the packaging, they just don’t seem to rise above other favorites of mine. So, I told myself this one would be no different so I shouldn’t bother spending the money. Then along came a sale and here we are 🤔.
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I have to say, I’m impressed with this little quad. The first thing I noticed was that these eyeshadows are nicely pigmented. They have a bit more punch than I was expecting, but they aren’t so overly pigmented that I have to be super careful. I am a little more careful with the mattes than I have to be with the shimmers, but it is nothing that is hard to control. I’d say Pillow Talk Dreams is neutral, but it definitely leans warm. It doesn’t look as warm as I expected from looking at the shades in the compact. On my warm olive skin tone, it is a pink eye look regardless of which shimmer I use, but again, more of a neutral pink.
Swatches left to right:
- 1 Prime – pearlescent rose (top left in the quad)
- 2 Enhance – matte dusty rose (top right in the quad)
- 3 Pop – shimmering rosebud (bottom left in the quad)
- 4 Smoke – matte berry brown (bottom right in the quad)
All 4 shades are really flattering and smoothing on my eyelids. The shimmers provide a nice amount of shine without accentuating texture on my lids which is something I struggle with more and more the older I get. Shade 4 Pop (bottom left in the quad, 3rd swatch from the left) has fallout both during application and wear. The fallout during wear isn’t terrible, but I like to mention it when it happens. The unfortunate thing is that the fallout isn’t easy to brush away so I like to do my eyes first when using this quad. The matte eyeshadows are buildable and blend very easily. While they are buildable, it is also not hard to get them to show up during the first application. I have no trouble using this quad with both synthetic and natural hair brushes. As usual, the shimmers give more impact when applied with fingers, but they do pick up easily and can be applied with a brush as well.
One thing that may be important for some of you is that the mattes in this quad do darken when they are applied over anything that may still be wet. You can see in the picture below what I’m talking about. So if you are someone who uses a cream base or concealer that doesn’t completely dry down on its own, you’ll see a deeper shade than you may be expecting. That could be a good or bad thing depending on your preferences and needs, so it’s just something to keep in mind.
The Original pillow talk quad has shades that aren’t workable for some people, so in my opinion, this is a needed addition to the Charlotte Tilbury lineup. I personally think the quad is excellent quality and while I understand that $53 for 4 shades is expensive, it is priced in line with comparatively priced brands.
- Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette – $53 for 6g
- NARS Quad Eyeshadow – $52 for 4.8g
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Quad – $58 for 5.95g
I would recommend the Pillow Talk Dreams Luxury Palette if you are someone that enjoys high-end makeup and loves a simple no-fuss eye look.
|Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette – Pillow Talk Collection Pillow Talk Dreams**|
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