The Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in ‘Pillow Talk’ has become a slightly iconic product since it launched along with the brand just over a year ago. I heard makeup artists and beauty bloggers talking about this ‘must-have’ item but I wasn’t overly interested as I NEVER, ever line my lips unless I am wearing a bold bright lip colour. I then saw Zoe wearing it in one of her ‘about-to-go-out’ makeup photos and her lips looked so gorgeous….so I thought I would infiltrate this ‘perfect nude lip’ gang.
The next time I was in town, I popped along to Selfridges to pick one up. They do other shades of ‘lip cheat’ (5) but this is, for me, the most natural lip-coloured. If you are buying for yourself then check the other shades against you as you may have paler/darker lip so this may not necessarily work for you…Iconic Nude is also a great shade and very popular.
I am obsessed with the texture of this lip pencil, and have not got anything quite like it: they are very soft and waxy, almost velvety in finish. This makes is easy to ‘cheat’ and overdraw your natural lip line and it sits on the skin really well and stays on without budging..it’s transfer proof and waterproof! I already have quite plump lips so I don’t go too overdrawn, it’s more to slightly enhance my cupid’s bow and to also even up my lip shape. Not everyone has a strong lip line so it just gives you a really good starting place when wearing colour or even if you just want to use this lip line and nothing else, that works perfectly.
I tend to use this first all over to line my lips then smudge it in and over my lip to give a stain-like effect. I will then use a really natural no-lip colour colour such as my L’Oreal lipgloss ‘Juicy Rose’.