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Pillow Talk by Charlotte Tilbury is the lippy celebs swear by for the red carpet. Here's why.

We’ve got a lot of time for Charlotte Tilbury’s bestselling nude lipstick, Pillow Talk. It’s one of those iconic beauty buys that really lives up to the hype.

Created by leading UK makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, the lipstick has reached cult status – one tube is sold worldwide every two minutes, no less.

You can put that impressive statistic down to two things: it’s a true nude that flatters almost any skin tone, and the formula is as luxe as the gorgeous gold case it comes in. It has a velvety smooth texture, glides on easily, and stays put – delivering a look you can wear for day or night.

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Pillow Talk has long been a staple in the beauty artillery of celebrity makeup artists, who tend to favour the colour for their A-list clients during awards season. It’s a lip shade that’s not going to compete with a gown – rather, it echoes the tone of a natural lip (only better.)

And at the Golden Globes, we saw further proof this little gold tube is as popular as ever. Here are just a few of the celebs that chose the subtle shade for the big night.

Michelle Williams


Busy Phillips

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Salma Hayek

On her Instagram, Tilbury revealed the shade is set to be released in a new Medium shade – a warm berry pink – as seen below on Salma. It’s already racked up a waiting list, naturally.

 

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Darlings, I had the MOST amazing night last night at the @goldenglobes!! It was so fabulous getting this BEAUTY and my dear friend @salmahayek red carpet-ready & painting the town PILLOW TALK with my NEW! Collection!! Head to my Stories Highlights or #linkinbio for a SNEAK PEEK! Get Salma’s gorgeous, glowing look: ???? COMPLEXION ???? Charlotte’s Magic Cream Airbrush Flawless Foundation 9 Cool & 8 Warm Magic Vanish shade 2 Magic Away Concealer shade 5 ???? EYES ???? NEW! PILLOW TALK Instant Eye Palette – Dream look (coming soon! #linkinbio) NEW! PILLOW TALK Eyeliner (coming soon! #linkinbio) ???? LIPS ???? NEW! PILLOW TALK Lip Cheat in Medium (coming soon! #linkinbio) NEW! Matte Revolution PILLOW TALK Lipstick in Medium (coming soon! #linkinbio) My ???? :@vampireswife Salma’s ????: @gucci ????????‍♀️: @jennifer_yepez #CharlotteTilbury #SalmaHayek #RedCarpet #MakeupLook

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Side note – we asked a makeup artist how to stop lipstick from sliding off your face in the video below. Post continues after video.

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Just as beloved as the Pillow Talk lipstick is its sister product, the complementary lip liner Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. It’s a bona fide secret weapon when it comes to volumising and perfecting a nude pout, without a trace of feathering (or the dreaded visible liner situation).

Lip Cheat was worn on the night by these beauties.

Violetta Komyshan

 

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Darlings, the gorgeous beauty @violetta HYPNOTISED the #GoldenGlobes red carpet wearing the NEW, magical world of PILLOW TALK!!! Created by my talented niece @sofiaschwarzkopftilbury, this is a dreamy Pillow Talk look with a rock’n’roll twist!!! The perfect high-gloss, HIGH-GLOW skin with a contoured, pink smokey eye and FLASHES of DIVINE, FUCHSIA to beguile the world!! #CharlotteTilbury #PillowTalk @goldenglobes #GetTheLook: ✨COMPLEXION✨ Charlotte’s Magic Cream Magic Eye Rescue Airbrush Flawless Foundation in 6N Magic Away in 5 Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in shade 1 Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight Pillow Talk Cheek to Chic blush ????EYES???? NEW PILLOW TALK Instant Eye Palette – Dream look (coming soon! #linkinbio) NEW PILLOW TALK Rock N Kohl Liner (coming soon! #linkinbio) Full Fat Lashes Mascara ????LIPS???? Pillow Talk lip cheat #HotLips 2 Lipstick in In Love With Olivia

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Grace Van Patten

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Both products have been a mainstay for all the parties and events in the lead up to awards season. We’ve rounded up a few of our fave looks incorporating the nifty liner and lippy – and if you’re in the mood to treat yourself, you can shop them at the links below.

Sienna Miller


Olivia Palermo

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Suki Waterhouse

 

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Getting @sukiwaterhouse makeup ready for the @brits #BRITS tonight ❄️✨ using all @ctilburymakeup ???????? assisted by the amazing @sarahjhealey ???? ???? : Jean eyes to mesmerise pot all over the eye with the exaggereyes eyeshadow pop on top , enhance shade for under the eyes and smoke shade to define & full fat lashes mascara _???? : Pillow talk lipstick & pillow talk lip liner _???? : Pillow talk blush & Hollywood beauty light wand _ _ _ _ _ #Beauty #SukiWaterhouse #Highlight #Photoshoot #Backstage #contour #Glow #Eyeshadow #lips #lipstick #love #highlighter #MakeupGuru #Goddess #Golden #Gold #Dewy #Dewyskin #Liquidliner #freshmakeup #glowingskin #beautiful #brows #goldmakeup #freshskin #summermakeup #youthfulskin

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Stella McCartney

 

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Congratulations to my INCREDIBLY INSPIRING friend @stellamccartney on her well deserved award honouring her outstanding leadership in sustainable fashion at last nights #GreenCarpetFashionAwards #GCFA in Milan! ???????????????????? I LOVED Stella’s look, alongside the stunning @ambervalletta and beautiful @letitiawright!! ????✨???????????????????? Makeup by #TeamTilbury. #GetTheLook Stella: ????EYES???? Instant Eye Palette in Starry Eyes to Hypnotise – Love Glow Full Fat Lashes Mascara ????LIPS???? Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk #HotLips 2 Lipstick in JK Magic #GetTheLook Amber: ????EYES???? Instant Eye Palette in Starry Eyes to Hypnotise – Happy Glow Full Fat Lashes Mascara ????LIPS???? Lip Cheat in Hot Gossip NEW! Superstar Lips #COMINGSOON #GetTheLook Letitia: ????EYES???? Legendary Brows in Super Model Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette ????LIPS???? Lip Cheat in Foxy Brown NEW! Superstar Lips #COMINGSOON – – #CharlotteTilbury

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Get the look

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, $49.

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Image: Charlotte Tilbury.

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner Pencil in Pillow Talk, $35.

Image: Charlotte Tilbury.
Image: Charlotte Tilbury.

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