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Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Diamonds & Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Lucky Diamonds

Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Diamonds Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, coppery base with lots of gold, copper, and pink sparkle and glitter particles paired with a high-shine finish. The base was more translucent–sheer as described–with a moderate dosage of sparkle and larger glitter pieces.

The product applied fairly evenly with a good dispersion of the sparkles and glittery bits, but it could have been more even, especially as some of the glittery bits clumped up in places (particularly wherever my lip lines were deeper). The texture was creamy, emollient, and a little overly slippery, and I could definitely feel the glitter in the tube when applied and to a lesser degree whenever I pressed my lips together. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top Dupes

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Formula Overview

$34.00/0.06 oz. – $566.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “wash of sheer” color with “mineral-based glitter pigments” that can be used as a “lip topper” or on its own. There have only been two shades released thus far, and they were pretty true to description: sheer to semi-sheer coverage–more translucent bases–and a moderate dosage of sparkle and larger glitter.

If you’re sensitive to the texture of glitter in your lipstick, you’ll want to stay far away as both shades had a noticeable grit/textural element to them when applied. I felt like it was more noticeable during the initial application than it was during wear, but I could feel some of the glitter when I pressed my lips together firmly.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYBUTENE, SYNTHETIC WAX, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRIISODECYL TRIMELLITATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYL VANILLIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, AROMA (FLAVOR), HUMULUS LUPULUS EXTRACT/ HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, BHT, MICA, TIN OXIDE, LIMONENE, CITRAL, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)].

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Pillow Talk Diamonds

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.06 oz.) has a translucent, pale pink base with a semi-sheer to moderate amount of larger gold and pink sparkle and glitter pieces. It had sheer coverage, which was as described, and a healthy dose of sparkle/glitter paired with a high-shine, glossy finish.

The glossy finish was actually what made it harder to replicate in a lipstick formula, as most shades with this much sparkle tended to be more matte or metallic with higher coverage. The product applied evenly across my lips, and all of the sparkles/glittery bits dispersed well across my lips as well. The consistency was creamy with moderate slip and felt quite emollient–more like a lipstick and lip balm hybrid to me–but had decent wear at three to three and a half hours (with some sparkles lingering).

If you’re someone who doesn’t like the feel of glitter/texture in your lipsticks, I’d give this a skip, as it bordered on gritty during application, and I could feel the glitter when I pressed my lips together during wear (not enough to be bothersome to me during wear, though).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top Dupes

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  • MAC Rose Dipped (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sephora Pink Lollipop (109) (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.06 oz. – $566.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “wash of sheer” color with “mineral-based glitter pigments” that can be used as a “lip topper” or on its own. There have only been two shades released thus far, and they were pretty true to description: sheer to semi-sheer coverage–more translucent bases–and a moderate dosage of sparkle and larger glitter.

If you’re sensitive to the texture of glitter in your lipstick, you’ll want to stay far away as both shades had a noticeable grit/textural element to them when applied. I felt like it was more noticeable during the initial application than it was during wear, but I could feel some of the glitter when I pressed my lips together firmly.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYBUTENE, SYNTHETIC WAX, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRIISODECYL TRIMELLITATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYL VANILLIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, AROMA (FLAVOR), HUMULUS LUPULUS EXTRACT/ HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, BHT, TIN OXIDE, LIMONENE, CITRAL, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470)].

Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Diamonds Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, coppery base with lots of gold, copper, and pink sparkle ]]>