Hello beauty fam!
I hope you survived Monday, I’m back today with a very exciting review of some base products from luxury high end brand Charlotte Tilbury. If you follow her on Instagram you will know how gorgeous her makeup is for the models on runway and celebrities for award shows etc. She always uses her own products which are available for us normal folk to buy, I’m game for any chance to look more like Bella Hadid!
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I picked up the Hollywood Flawless Filter, Magic Foundation, Magic Away Concealer & Genius Loose Powder.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
To start the base, and the product I was most excited to try was the Hollywood Flawless Filter, this is marketed as a ‘complexion booster’ but has multiple functions such a primer and luminzer and skin tint. I’m all about that dewy skin since I have dry skin myself so this was right up my street. The packaging is absolutely stunning, luxurious and it feels high end. You apply using a large doe foot applicator by swiping on your face. This comes in 7 shades, 1 fair through to 7 dark as it does give the skin a little tint and and that’s where the ‘filter’ comes in.
I found this super easy to blend out using the warmth of my fingers to really press the product in, this left me with a fresh, dewy soft focus look to my skin and my pores and fine lines had been blurred. I’ve also tried this with a few of my other foundations and it makes them look so damn flawless and keeps me looking dewy all day which I love. If you have oily skin than this product won’t be for you sadly but if you have combination, dry or normal skin than give it a go! This is pricey at £30 for 30ml but I will definitely be buying this again when this runs out! Hello new favourite primer!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Moving on to the the foundation I picked the Magic foundation because it was recommend as the foundation for higher coverage. This comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle with copper detailing and it comes with a easy to use pump. This foundation comes in 20 shades ranging from a pale 0 fair to a deep 12 dark. I picked up the shade 3 fair which suits my pale skin with yellow undertones. This offers a semi matte finish.
I always test foundations with a beauty sponge and a buffing brush to see what works better. I found a brush gives more coverage and finish as the sponge just soaked up all the product and I ended up having to use more. I then gently go over my face with the sponge to make it look even more seamless. I would say this foundation offers a medium coverage so if you have acne or spots then a heavier duty concealer will be needed to spot conceal. This finish is so dreamy, a my skin but better look without looking cakey. It also has collagen in it that reduces the appearance of age spots and acne!.
I wore this on my face for around 9 hours and it still looked amazing by the time I took it off, with the exception of a small amount of wear around my nose but I don’t ever touch up throughout the day. This costs £32 for 30ml and I will definitely be restocking this in a darker shade for the summer when my skins more tanned and I want a little less coverage!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer
To conceal my dark circles and a few spots I had on my cheek I opted for the Magic Away concealer, again as it was the highest coverage concealer on offer. This comes in 16 different shades and I picked up the shade 2 fair. Keeping with the rose gold theme the packaging is as equally luxurious and comes in a twist up tube with a sponge applicator on the top, with a window on the front so you can see how much product is left.
I found the applicator super easy to figure out and apply, it applies a generous amount of product so go careful how many twists you do to pump the product into the sponge. I found this super easy to blend out by either using my fingers or a beauty sponge. It has a thick creamy consistency and it covered what I wanted it to blemish wise but not as high coverage as I was hoping for to conceal my hereditary dark circles, so a colour corrector will be needed in future! I did find that this concealer creased on me throughout the day but that could be that I didn’t set it with enough powder or that the powder I used wasn’t the best but I will continue to try different methods (Baking, different Loose powders) to make this work for me as it cost me £24!
Charlotte Tilbury Genius Loose Powder
To set my base I picked up the Genius Loose Powder as I prefer a dusting of loose powder than a pressed one. This is available in three shades fair, medium & dark. This comes in a standard plastic sifter jar but has the most extravagant design in the lid! It has a twist on lid to keep the product from escaping, I do find it quite hard to actually get the powder out so I can see myself taking the sifter part out so I can just dip in!
This powder is light diffusing to help blur imperfections whilst setting your makeup in place with a matte finish. It has a pleasant scent of rose which I enjoy. The texture of this powder is extremely finely milled with a very soft feel to it. Although it is marketed to give you a matte finish it also offers you a slight brightening effect thanks to it being slightly shimmered. This looks amazing under the eye, especially on my blue toned dark circles!
Wear wise, as you have read above I’m not sure if it was the lack of setting power or the concealer that caused bad creasing under my eye, in general though I love the brightening effect this gives and it sets the rest of my face in place without it clinging to my dry patches! This costs £33 for 13g.
What do you think of this look? Was it worth selling my organs to be able to afford it? Let me know in the comments below!
I will also have a video up applying these products on my Instagram soon so don’t forget to follow for extra content!
Thanks for reading, stay golden!