Pat McGrath & Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner Swatches

charlotte tilbury pat mcgrath lip liners

If you love variations of neutral lips, I’ve got you covered today with some awesome lip liner swatches! I’m comparing some of the most popular Charlotte Tilbury lip liner shades to some Pat McGrath lip liner shades and sharing my thoughts on the formulas.


Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat lip liners were my favorite formula until I discovered Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils. Both are smooth, long-lasting, and perfect if you like to overline your lips.  Since they’re both ultra-pigmented, they do the job without looking obvious. But the Pat McGrath lip liner formula has a creamier consistency that seems to smooth the lips even moreso than Charlotte Tilbury. They’re also waterproof. While The Charlotte Tilbury liners last a long time, the Pat McGrath lip liners have even better lasting power. They’re comfortable and can be worn in place of a lipstick and look really nice.


These are all fairly common or popular shades from each brand. They’re also great nude (or variations of nude) lip liners for many people.

  • Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Buff is a warm pink nude
  • Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Done Undone is a light pink nude with a slight sheen
  • Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Contour is a beige brown
  • Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Bare Rose is a soft muted pink with a slight sheen
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Iconic Nude is a beige nude
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk is a warm pink nude
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Love Trap is a warm rose pink with brown undertones


lip liner swatches on hand
(L-R) Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude | Pat McGrath Contour • Done Undone • Buff
Bare Rose | Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk • Love Trap

You can find Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils at Sephora or

Shop Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheats at Sephora or Beautylish.

You can find Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick swatches here and here on the blog.



  1. Sissy
    July 26, 2022 / 2:23 pm

    TYFS, I appreciate you, Love PML, and CT, I’m STILL trying to find a concealer that tops PML, Let me know if you have one

  2. October 2, 2020 / 1:48 pm

    Love the shades. I want one in each! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Becky J Neemann
    September 22, 2020 / 11:02 am

    I have one CT liner in Pillow Talk and it feels so dry that I thought maybe I got a bad one. It pulls my lips when I try to put it on. The PMG sound like they are a bit creamier so I’ll give them a try. Thanks for the swatches!

    • Maria
      October 5, 2020 / 12:50 pm

      Yes I agree same thing with me as well. Thought is was a bad one so I exchanged for another, nope same thing. Pillow Talk liner for me is to light even though I’m fair skinned.

  4. September 22, 2020 / 8:44 am

    I trend to lean towards the Charolette Tilburry lip liners they have a little more pinky nude in them. I love them. Have you tried the Chanel lip liners for fall yet? Thank you!

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