Good evening beauty fam! For Christmas I received the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation from one of my good friends. I’ve heard of the foundation before but I didn’t really want it until I Safira told me she used it in one of her photos…and om her skin looked flawless. So I asked my friend to buy it for me and now here we are! I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I have a few things to say about it, so here is a review!
You cannot fault Charlotte Tilbury for her packaging. I have her lipstcks and Instant Look palette, both have amazing packaging. It’s sturdy, it’s beautiful, it’s exactly what you want when you’re paying top dollar for high-end cosmetics. With that being said, I love the packaging of the Magic Foundation…even the box it comes in is so pretty! It’s a pastel, light pink box with the signature rose gold and burgundy colour palette. There’s a really detailed list of ingredients, instructions and small description of the product which I find really helpful…really clear and concise! And when you open the box, your eyes are graced with the presence of this gorgeous, matte glass bottle, gold cap…AND IT HAS A PUMP #godbless. Glass bottles might not be travel friendly but I do really really like it…so pretty.
As soon as you pump out the product you’ll notice it’s quite thick. You’ll definitely notice when you try to blend it out, it doesn’t spread as easily as other foundations I’ve tried. And I think it’s because of the Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide ingredients (might not be photo-friendly either!). These ingredients give the foundation an SPF of 15 and I think they’ve given the foundation a sunscreen-like texture. I recommend using a primer under this to help spread the product evenly. I have the shade 3.5, it appears to be quite yellow toned but once I blend it out with a makeup sponge it matches my skin tone really well. I would consider this to be a medium-full coverage foundation. With one layer it evens out my skin pretty well but I do like to go in with a little more product to cover my dark circles. After blending it leaves the skin with a dewy finish which is great for those with dry skin. If you have oilier skin, definitely set with a powder!
After completing my rest of my makeup, my face looks flawless. My skin just looks really smooth and spotless. Depending on the powder you set with, this can either look glowy and dewy or soft and matte…the choice is yours! Now, I did use primer and powder so maybe that helped it to last longer. But I did wear this in incredibly hot weather conditions and I was surprised with how well it stayed on my face. I would wear this all day, be out and about and the foundation stayed put. Plus I loved that it has the physical sunscreen ingredients to further protect my skin during our Melbourne summer heat. By the end of a 8-10 hour day, my blush, highlight and bronzer are all still in place which tells me that this foundation hasn’t gone anywhere!
All in all I really like this foundation! It took me a while to get use to the thick texture but I’m really impressed with how this worked with my skin…especially skin I heard some mixed reviews about this product. Let me know if you’ve tried the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and if you found it a lil too thick as well. I’ll be replying in the comments! I’ll see you all next week! xx
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