The royal family is back in action after what seemed like a long period of inactivity. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kicked off the latest round of engagements with their powerful TIME cover, and while Markle has unveiled a number of stylish looks in the days since if your mind is still lingering on her magazine cover ensemble, information on the exact lipstick she wore for the shoot has just emerged.
According to Markle’s beauty artist, Linda Hay, the perfect nude in question is Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk.
Long-time Markle followers will remember the British brand as one of her favorites; Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria, a brown-pink, is another of the Duchess’ favorites. Pillow Talk has a pinker hue and, according to the brand, is a fan favorite – a tube is sold every two minutes.
This statistic is supported by further data demonstrating the popularity of lipstick. On the brand’s website, the recipe has received over 1,200 five-star ratings, while the #pillowtalk tag on TikTok has had 203.2 million views so far.
Pillow Talk has a legendary status, according to reviews on Charlotte Tilbury’s website: “Hands-down the greatest matte lippies out there,” one user says. “I adore the look of matte lips and have experimented with a plethora of them.
Until this method, they always looked chalky and the colors were ‘wrong.’ It’s a little more semi-matte, but it feels wonderful, smells amazing, and pouts the lips. I have six hues in this mix, [and] Pillow Talk is my favorite of them all.”
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Others call it the “ideal everyday lipstick” for “effortless glamour,” a phrase that perfectly captures the look Markle is going for.
Customers of all skin tones praise the pizzazz it imparts to their appearance, commenting that the pink shade adds liveliness without distracting – a tough accomplishment that the best-seller achieves.
“So flattering, very elegant, and put-together without seeming too made up and ‘painted,'” comments a last buyer.
As British royal fashion observers have noted, the monarchy’s design choices frequently have hidden connotations, such as references to Princess Diana’s memory or firms that support women and minorities.
So Markle’s choice to wear a British beauty brand for a high-profile magazine cover could be interpreted as an olive branch to the family — or simply as part of her penchant for excellent beauty choices (her hair on the cover was thanks to Serge Normant’s Dream Big Instant Volumizing line, a Sarah Jessica Parker favorite).
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