[sample/affiliate] As an out and out best seller for the Charlotte Tilbury brand, Pillow Talk has taken on a life of its own. One of the newest products in the Pillow Talk camp is the Instant Eye Palette, a twelve pan palette split into four different looks. The split only means that the shade quads are sisters but doesn’t mean they can’t get along with their cousins – it’s more for ease but of course, use it as you like and mix whatever colours you feel like.
I’d say this is a very wearable palette and ticks the boxes for subtle looks as well as more dramatic and intense. I love pink eye shadows and the end trio, Dream, is stunning. I’d love to see this in a split version with each trio available separately because like much of the world, I have a lot of palettes and virtually no trios. There are some shades in this I probably wouldn’t wear as often – the very sandy, brickish colours for examples – so it would be nice to have a breakdown.
Pillow Talk looks different in light and shade – you can see from the pictures how it springs to life when light hits it and is probably more representative than the darker pictures.
The Desk and Date sections (middle two) are matte colours – they’re glidey but you do need to give them a proper blend with your brush, while Day (first one) has one matte shade and two shimmers, and the same for Dream.
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Day eye is the easiest eye look you’ll ever do (bar sticks – love a stick) in nude shades that are so plush and peachy that you’d probably be tempted to never move further up the palette. Add a clear gloss on your lips and you’re more or less good to go.
In the swatch, it’s Day and Desk – Desk goes a bit sandy for me – and as you can see there is no problem at all with pigment level!
The intensity deepens going into Date and Dream. At £60, you need to know if it’s right for your tone and helpfully, the website shows it on all tones so you can make a considered decision from there. Personally, I think it’s expensive but works out to £15 per trio, which I probably would pay without thinking too hard! It’s limited edition and you can find it HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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