charlotte tilbury pillow-talk-eye-palette-review

The NEW Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette is here!

There are so many exciting new makeup releases for January 2020, among them the new additions to the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk collection! Charlotte Tilbury is launching ten more products in her best-selling collection, Pillow Talk.

That includes the highly anticipated limited edition, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette! I generally love Charlotte Tilbury’s products, and I’m thoroughly excited about this release. 

If you don’t already know, Charlotte Tilbury is a well-known makeup artist for both models and celebrities for over 20 years. Her products and their packaging are luxurious and sprinkled with elegance, with many of them being best sellers.

Take the Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Palettes & The Hollywood Contour Duo which are just two of my favourite Charlotte Tilbury products!

Back in 2014, Charlotte Tilbury released the highly successful collection, Pillow Talk. This year, she’s releasing more exciting products to add to the line of Pillow Talk! Before we review the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette, let’s first talk about the pioneering products of the Pillow Talk Collection.

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The Pillow Talk Collection

When Charlotte Tilbury first launched the Pillow Talk Lip-Liner in 2014, it was an instant hit. The pink-toned neutral shade liner is perfect for the ‘my lips but better’ look, and it’s a holy grail in many people’s makeup collections. Following the successful launch of Pillow Talk Lip Liners, they released equally impressive matte lipsticks. 

They then continued on with an eyeshadow quad and a powder blusher, all of which sold out in the first few minutes! The first Pillow Talk Eyeshadow in the line is the Luxury Palette Collection.

This features 12 different 4 pans palettes, each with a different colour combination. The palettes are much smaller than the latest release, Pillow Talk Eye Palette which is a full-size eyeshadow palette. 

As the new year approached, Charlotte Tilbury teased us with their upcoming collection for Pillow Talk which features: 

  • NEW Shades for Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Liners and Matte Revolution 
  • NEW Pillow Talk Eyeliner
  • NEW Intense Pillow Talk Blush 
  • NEW Pillow Talk Collagen Lip Bath
  • 2 NEW Pillow Talk Beauty Light Wand
  • and of course, the 12-shade Pillow Talk Eye Palette! 

There will be new shades for the lip-liners and lipsticks which they claim will suit more skin tones, as well as new shades of blush!

The Pillow Talk Eyeliner, The Pillow Talk Beauty Light Wand and The Pillow Talk Collagen Lip Bath are new additions to this collection which we’re all certainly looking forward to. 

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette

The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette made its grand entrance at the Golden Globes, with the likes of Michelle Williams and Salma Hayek, wearing this beautiful palette on their eyes.

The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette has 12 shades that are divided into four sections.

Housed in a long and beautiful gold palette. Once opened, it includes a plastic insert that has numbers and labels on it — 1 for prime shade, 2 for enhancing shade and 3 for a smokey look.

These labels are a guide to make it easier for you when applying shadows, especially if you are a beginner. I think this is really helpful and since they don’t have individual shade names, it is a useful indicator of which shades are which.

That doesn’t mean you need to stick to the guide, mix and match as you wish and let your creative juices flow!

The Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette has 4 different sections with three shades in each section. This sectioning really helps to decide on a look based on what you are going for.

It makes the palette really user-friendly and suitable for all levels of makeup, from beginners to professionals!

This palette has a combination of both matte and metallic shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette

From left to right:


As the name suggests, these are more daytime-appropriate shades. The Day section features peachy and champagne tones that will glam up your everyday.


The Desk section also features shades for the daytime with mattes that blend like a dream! Perhaps they’re called desk because they’re perfect for work, I don’t know, but I think they make excellent colours for work!

The shades are deep peachy and nude shades that you can use as a transition shade and even blend on your crease solely for a more uniform eyeshadow.


This trio features deeper browns, the Date section is perfect for a smokey look. You will be able to add a lot of depth to your eyes with these brown shades. Perfect for a date;)


Pink and pink and pink! The Dream section is a dream for pink-eyeshadow lovers out there. This section is nothing short of stunning. It has two metallic shimmers that are subtle but still sparkly on your eyes. With the dreamy shades, you will be able to create a truly dreamy look, pun intended!

Right off the bat, The Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette shadows are super buttery and creamy as you swatch them. For the pigmentation, the mattes have very little fallout and they are blendable and consistent. The shadows stay intact throughout the day without fading.

The shimmers do have some fallout when you pack them on, just like most other metallic shades. They are also a lot more subtle than the mattes, but they are still noticeable and have a beautiful sparkle to them.

The Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette gives a really romantic and rosy vibe in which you can create multiple different looks, be it a daytime look or a romantic evening look. This palette has you covered!

My Thoughts

Love the rosy tones? Do you want a soft glam look for every day? The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette is a MUST for you! And I suggest that you purchase the palette while it’s available, it’s a limited edition. This palette is perfect for the romantic, neutral, warm and pink-loving girls out there who want high-quality and luxurious eyeshadows.

As for the packaging, it’s beautiful! But it seems quite lightweight, it would be nice if it had a more luxe-weight feel to it, on the other hand though, it does make it easier to travel with!

So far, the Pillow Talk Eye Palette runs along with Charlotte Tilbury’s excellent products. It has superb quality shadows that are creamy and blendable. They swatch perfectly and are extremely pigmented! 

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette can be bought from Sephora

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

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  1. Pentrental says:

    Wow the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eye Palette looks pretty amazing. Don’t sleep through it, hehe, I like that. I like the name of that too, Pillow Talk, which looks like it’s been going strong for over 5 years now. There is some high demand for these products as evidenced by it selling out within minutes. With the eye palette I like how the shades are divided elegantly into sections, allowing for creativity indeed. I like also how the case is not only sleek but also light weight. I think this will make for the perfect gift, so I have saved your post for when it’s soon time to order, and I will also share it with some lady friends. Great recommendation and I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂

    1. Charlotte Tilbury sure makes awesome and pretty products!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. Seriously, this palette is so gorgeous and I like how it divides the shades according to functions. It saves you the time from thinking and having to guess what goes with what. I personally use the Dream section for Dates, simply because I like brighter colors for the occasion. The shades in the Dates look kinda serious – at least that’s what he thinks 🙂

    1. A palette that can save time is definitely a winner!

  3. joshua collins says:

    HI Hollie,

    My girlfriend is a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury and I have been giving her gifts from her brand for years now. I see it has already been released and a few more products are yet to be released. 

    While I don’t know too much about palettes myself I can tell just by reading this that its off very good quality. I will have to think about getting it for valentines day.

    Thanks for sharing,


    1. If your girlfriend is a fan of Charlotte Tilbury then she will love this palette!

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