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As a self-proclaimed mascara addict, I’m constantly looking for a mascara that will just blow me away and give me the lashes of my dreams. Typically, I’m a die-hard drugstore mascara kind of girl because I truly believe the drugstore has some life changing magical mascaras that can rival most high end brands. However, about a month ago, I stopped into Sephora and a high end mascara caught my eye that I just felt like I needed to try. It’s important to note that I’m someone who reads hundreds of reviews online before purchasing anything, and this mascara was brand new, so there were no reviews yet! After using this mascara daily, I’ve gathered all of my thoughts and opinions and I’m here to share them all with you in my Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara Review!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara Review
About the Product:
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara is a relatively new product that was launched by the brand about a few months ago. The mascara claims to give lashes instant and long-last volume, length, and lift with an exclusive “load, comb, and lift” technology brush. According to Charlotte Tilbury, the mascara includes an innovative brush that has a flat side which is meant to load and coat the lashes and a bristle side for combing the mascara through. This innovative brush is meant to grip each individual lash from root to tip. Additionally, the mascara brush has bristles that are diamond-shaped, which follows the geometry of the eye for an eye-opening effect. (Sounds amazing right?!)
Being a high-end brand, this product retails for $29.00 for a full sized tube. The mascara is also available in a mini version for $15.00. When looking at Sephora.com, the pillow talk mascara has 393 reviews with a total of 4.3 stars out of 5. Some of the positive reviews include the love of the packaging, and adoration for the innovative wand. When looking at the negative reviews, users mention how they are disappointed that it didn’t give them the curl that they were looking for, and the application was clumpy and messy. Now, let’s take a dive into the rest of my Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara Review and see MY thoughts on the product itself!
Before we go into the product review, I want to take a brief moment to talk about the first thing we all see when we purchase a product: the packaging! Personally, I don’t feel like over-the-top packaging is what makes me purchase a product. However, I will mention that I’ve noticed that when a product has nice or innovative packaging, it definitely peaks my interest more about the product.
The Pillow Talk Mascara has absolutely stunning packaging. The carton itself is a pretty much standard mascara carton that a lot of high-end brands utilize. It has claims on the front of it, and it also is a very light pink color which is one of my favorite colors of all time. Once you get past the outer carton, you look at the tube and the first thing that comes to mind is pure luxury. The tube itself has a soft matte touch and is also in that gorgeous light pink shade and has a really pretty design on it. The cap is chrome gold and when it comes to the tube overall, it has a pretty nice weight to it. In my opinion, I feel like the packaging is 5 out of 5 stars because it feels so luxe, it isn’t over-the-top, and it still has a gorgeous simplicity to it.
And now, what we’ve all been waiting for, my thoughts on the product and the full Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara Review! When I first opened the mascara, I’m not going to lie, I thought that the wand was a little strange. When it comes to mascara’s, I’ve found that the ones that really give me what I want when it comes to my lashes are brushes that are usually larger in size and have an hourglass shape to them. I feel like a bigger brush with that particular shape adds more volume and really lengthens my lashes. The Pillow Talk Mascara has a straight wand that is very innovative in its shape. It has two sides to it, each having many small bristles on it.
When I first used the mascara, I applied it just like I would any other mascara, and let me tell you, I was honestly a little bit surprised with how much I didn’t like it. I felt like the mascara didn’t lengthen my lashes, and instead, gave me super gloopy clumpy looking lashes. I quickly jumped online to see just how I should be using this mascara because something must be wrong. And yes, something was definitely wrong. Since this mascara has such a unique and innovative wand, there is a tiny bit of technique that goes into using it. As I mentioned in the “About the Product” section, the mascara has two separate sides it, which are meant to do different things. After noticing that the wand had two different sides to it, I applied the mascara just as how it’s described, and I was FLOORED.
“When used correctly, the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara is absolute perfection!” – Simply Beauty BlogTweet
When used correctly, this mascara is absolute perfection. The innovative wand allows you to deposit product onto your lashes, and then comb them through perfectly. The end result? Very elongated clump-free lashes that look so gorgeous, they may even look like you have falsies on! Another major plus of this product is that it lasts super long on your lashes. Once you apply it, it will pretty much hold it’s elongated look all day, no matter what you are doing or the weather. Additionally, the wand is super special because of how it reaches every lash and separates them. Since the wand is kind of long, it has a way of reaching each lash, from end to end, coating them all with product. Along with the length of the wand, the bristles are so tiny and packed which adds beautiful separation to make it look like you have totally full and perfect lashes.
One thing I will mention, is that this product doesn’t provide major curl. Because of the shape of the wand, I feel like this mascara is more meant to elongate, volumize, lengthen, which it does AMAZINGLY. However, if you’re looking for a mascara to really curl your lashes, then I wouldn’t say this one is for you.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara Review – Final Thoughts:
If you’ve been looking to try out a high-end mascara that gives you gorgeous long and voluminous lashes, then I HIGHLY recommend that you try out the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Mascara. Although the product does have a higher price point, I feel like it’s justified because of the innovative wand, cute packaging, and great formula. Would I say it’s my ALL TIME FAVORITE mascara? Probably not. Would I say it’s a mascara that I would purchase time and time again? Absolutely! I love how the mascara delivers on all of the claims that are made and it really makes my lashes look beautiful, point-blank. My final rating for this mascara is 4.5 out of 5 stars! I feel like I would give this mascara a total 5 out of 5 if it just curled my lashes a bit more as well.
Have you tried out this mascara? What are some of your favorite luxury brand mascaras? Let’s talk down below! 🙂
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