As a rather lip-challenged person, I am always looking for a way to make them look fuller. IT Cosmetics’s latest lip collection, Pillow Lips Lipstick, sounds like the answer to all my problems. Pillow Lips Lipsticks feature collagen-infused lip color that gives you both saturated color and fuller looking lips. It comes in both cream and matte finishes, and there are 14 shades available.
Pillow Lips ($24) helps with a few lip challenges. The collagen makes thinner lips appear more full and hyaluronic filling spheres plus aloe minimize lip wrinkles and create a lovely texture and slip.
Most of the 14 shades look like warm shades to me, but I haven’t seen the entire collection in person so I can’t say for sure. The five Pillow Lips Lipsticks that I tried are all warm which is interesting for me since probably 90% of my lippies are cool shades, and I tried three of the cream formula and three of the matte formula.
First, I found these lippies incredibly easy to apply. I didn’t have any bleeding and for such POW colors they are a breeze – I don’t even need a mirror and I can get it right the first time. As IT Cosmetics warns, the lipsticks do sort of ‘stick’ when being swiped on lips, but just keep going. The skipping is due to the high pigmentation and you will find that the color evens out beautifully right away.
92% say product has a rich texture that clings to curves of lips*
91% say product has good color payoff in one stroke**
*Results observed in a one-week consumer study on Pillow Lips Matte.
**Results observed in a one-week consumer study on Pillow Lips Cream.
Pillow Lips has very clever packaging, with tube caps that look like fluffy clouds. After applying, the lipstick feels so nice – even the matte shades. They are creamy and smooth, and make lips feel velvety soft. Pillow Lips locks in moisture, so your lips never get dry. Because you only need one swipe for super saturated color, the lipsticks last a long time in the tube as well as on your lips.
This is my favorite of the five shades I have. I love a pearlized lipstick and I love pink – so I guess it’s no surprise Marvelous is my go-to. This lipstick seriously couldn’t be any better. Love love love.
I was hoping for a little more rose and a little more cool in this shade. Wish List actually turns a bit orange on me for some reason. I wear it for a ‘grown up’ look – it is especially pretty paired with a little black dress.
Wink is definitely outside of my comfort zone in terms of the shade although the wear and feel is total comfort, even with the matte formula. Wink is a soft coral which is not something I wear often…I am much more of a pink/red girl. However, Wink isn’t too brown so I really like it and I’m happy to add it to my stash. Every shade comes in both formulas and the color difference is minimal as you can see. I think the cream version of Wink is a bit brighter, but otherwise they are very, very close. I often have problems with mattes making my thin lips look even smaller and wrinkled but Pillow Lips makes them look more luscious.
I think Wistful is my second favorite of my five shades. Even though it is a quite warm shade, I love the muted tone and it goes with everything. I hardly ever wear the brighter shades above primarily because they typically overwhelm my thin lips so even though Pillow Lips accentuates my lips I still feel a little self-conscious with the intense pigmentation. However, Wistful is soft, easy, and lovely.
This is only five of the 14 shades in the collection and each shade is available in both cream and matte. Pillow Lips are really incredible lipsticks with intense color, velvety texture, and long wear. You can find them online at itcosmetics.com as well as at HSN and Ulta. – Lisa
Collagen: Skin-firming protein that supports elasticity for a youthfully smooth appearance.
INGREDIENTS- CREAM: INGREDIENTS: LANOLIN OIL, OLEYL ERUCATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE, ACETYLATED LANOLIN, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL/SESAME SEED OIL, PETROLATUM, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, TALC, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE DABEILLE, PARAFFIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC WAX, ALUMINA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SILICA, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ACRYLIC ACID/ISOBUTYL ACRYLATE/ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, LIMONENE, BHT, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, MENTHA PIPERITA OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER/SHEA BUTTER, AQUA/WATER/EAU, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE [NANO]/SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ATELOCOLLAGEN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TRISODIUM EDTA, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, [+/-: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 15850/RED 7, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, MICA, CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE].
INGREDIENTS- MATTE: INGREDIENTS: ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, OLEYL ERUCATE, SILICA, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL/SESAME SEED OIL, PARAFFIN, PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, DIMETHICONE, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC WAX, ALUMINA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, LIMONENE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, MENTHA PIPERITA OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER/SHEA BUTTER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, AQUA/WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE [NANO]/SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ATELOCOLLAGEN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TRISODIUM EDTA, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, [+/-: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 7, CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, MICA, CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE]. “