I am crazy about pinky nude lip liners. I think I have about 25-30 of them in my collection (don't judge; I'm a beauty
addict blogger ;D). I'm crazy about them as much as I'm crazy about makeup palettes! The newest addition to my stash is one of the most talked-about right now — Pillowtalk from Charlotte Tilbury. :D
The full name of the pencil is “Lip Cheat Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner” meaning you can use this pencil not only to line, but also to “outline” your lips to create an illusion of perfectly shaped (re-shape) and fuller (re-size) lips. I suppose that's why the product is called Lip Cheat!
Pillowtalk doesn't look like a pinky nude on the pencil but the actual color when worn is actually very nude with strong muted pink hues. I find this type of nude universal and may I say flattering on most skin tones. It's not too pale, not too pink, and not too nude. It is light enough that you can wear it under your lipstick without tweaking the lipstick's color, yet it's also pigmented enough that you can wear it on its own without looking too pale. The pigmentation is incredibly rich and opaque; it covers my natural lip color in one pass. Though the consistency is on the drier side, I don't find it to drag or skip during application, provided your lips are conditioned beforehand. Avoid applying directly on dry lips as it can accentuate the dry areas. I like how it manages to even out my lip color beautifully and also provides a smoother base for my lipstick or lip gloss application. The matte finish it leaves is a good, creamy, non-tacky kind of matte and not a drying matte at all.
Lip lining is such a necessary step for me. As you can see in the photo illustration below that my lips are naturally quite pigmented and uneven toned. Lining my lips helps the lipstick to show up truer to its color, provides smooth canvas for the lipstick to hold on to, and extends the lipstick's wear time. My lipstick wears longer for several more hours when worn over Pillowtalk compared to bare lips.
In the photo above, I filled in my entire lips and resized them by lining Pillowtalk slightly outside the edge to create a bigger, fuller lip look. You can clearly see how my lips still look natural and not too made-up at all. It is also evident how my lips look so much smoother and more even-toned in the after picture! :) As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I have a large collection of lip liners! I'm wondering if I should do a big post similar to my huge Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils comparison post? Would you be interested in seeing my collection? :)