TGIF, friends! If there’s anything close to being as great as Friday, it’s finding a hella good look for less – so we’re back at it with another edition of one of what is quickly becoming a favorite lil’ series of mine over here: LOOK FOR LESS! Today I’ve got a lookalike for the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick, which is thrilling to me – and hopefully you, too. 😉
Not all lookalikes are created equal, and especially with something like makeup – quality counts. We’re not just looking for a cheap color ripoff here, people – we want the real deal in a different tube for a lot less moolah. 😉 I’m STOKED to share today’s look for less with ya, because it’s exactly that! When it comes to something like lipstick – drugstore lippies can get a bit pricy nowadays. When all is said and done, if you’re spending 13 bucks on something from Target and a full-size MAC lipstick is $19 – sometimes it’s better to just spend on the higher quality name brand that has longer staying power. I mean, if you’re having to re-apply your drugstore lipstick 32 times a day and a tube only lasts a month or two, when a lippy from Sephora is lasting you a FEW months because of longer wear, you might end up spending MORE stocking up on your favorite drugstore lipstick than a one-time splurge on a more expensive color.
BUT. Not today.
Because today, I’m sharing one of my FAVORITE looks for less to date: a $7 drugstore alternate for the cult-classic $34 Charlotte Tilbury lipstick shade “Pillow Talk.”
This is huge for a few reasons.
1.) Pillow Talk is a POPULAR shade. I mean, it feels like every blogger and her mother rocks it on the reg on Instagram. It’s a gorgeous nude shade that looks great on virtually all skin types, and it’s known for being a really buildable, comfortable wear that lasts a long time (important).
2.) The drugstore lookalike is the dang CLOSEST thing I’ve ever found EVER across all consideration verticals (look, feel, formula, staying power, etc)…for $27 less.
That’s a HUUUUGE savings, and especially since I lovelovelove this drugstore formula, it’s so good to have on hand since you can collect multiple colors for different seasons and call it a day.
So let’s talk about ’em, shall we?
First up, the original Pillow Talk. It’s called a “magical” matte lipstick online, with a buildable, hydrating, long-lasting formula. It’s also said to have “3D glow pigments” inside to help make your lips look fuller + wider. Now, if it really does that or what the heck those “glow pigments” are…beats me. It’s what’s called “Charlotte’s secret ingredient” inside, too: Lipstick Tree extract. Also, has orchid extract inside, to be protective and to soothe your lips for a cashmere finish.
I’ve loveloveloved the original shade + formula myself for years. It looks great, it feels great, it lasts great – really, it’s great. I have the lipstick, lip liner, lip gloss – I lovelovelove it all.
BUT of course, if I can find the look for less and a comparable lookalike – you can bet your bottom dollar I’m gonna do it. 😉 Which brings us to…
Now, this specific lippy is no new news around these rosy parts. I’ve sang its praises time and time again, and HERE I AM back at it because it’s just that good.
But this one is the near-exact match for the Pillow Talk shade!
In terms of color, it’s the EXACT same shade. Exact. Zero difference. I also own this shade which is slightly more pinky if you prefer that over more nudey-nude, but this one is the EXACT same as Pillow Talk.
The formula is creamy and applies like a lip balm, but has this special Lasting Ink technology inside to provide up to 8 hours of wear. It’s a matte finish just like Pillow Talk.
And in doing my research for this post, I was today years old when I learned that the end cap of each tube comes off to reveal a BUILT-IN SHARPENER to keep your lipstick tip pointy if you’d like! I mean WHAT! When it’s brand spankin’ new, it does have a tip, which is really helpful in lining your lips before applying the formula all over. So to be able to keep that up easily is a WIN.
And it’s not even 7 bucks! So for less than a fourth of the price of the real deal, you’ll get the same exact color, pretty dang exact staying power, and really comparable formula/feel. WORTH NOTING: Where I linked it online is the best price I’ve seen ever, so it’s worth picking up there while you’re online shopping – especially since not all drugstores or mass retailers carry all shades. I was ONLY able to get this particular shade online and have yet to find it in store shopping – so FYI!
Have you tried this look-for-less of the Pillow Talk lipstick yet?
What do you want to see LOOK FOR LESS next??
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