Product of the Week // Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Having heard nothing but good things about the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation I was very excited to try it out and see what all the hype was about. Myself and Sarah are collaborating today talking about our product of the week so go check hers out here - link. She has a wonderful blog and deserves so many more followers so give her a follow while you are there! This week I have been infatuated with this foundation, it may have become a holy grail product in my makeup bag already. 
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
When I am looking for a new foundation, I always look at the shade range and what the coverage is like in reviews. Having extremely pale skin, I find it difficult to find a foundation that will match my skin tone, many of the foundations on the high street are far too dark even in the lightest shade options so I tend to go for higher end foundations. Charlotte Tilbury have a great shade range, I am an NC15 and I am shade 2 in the Magic Foundation. I really like that when you order the foundation from the Charlotte Tilbury website that they give you samples of the shade you have chosen and a lighter and darker shade to make sure that you have picked the right colour for your skin tone. 

This is one of the only foundations that doesn't make my skin oily throughout the day, even without primer. Almost every other foundation in my collection will need touching up with powder but with this one I can go all day without touching up, perfect for extra busy days. My skin has a lot of redness which I always needed to cover up with a tonne of concealer but this foundation is all I wear now. If I still have some redness peaking through after applying the foundation I will go in with a little bit more in these areas and I am good to go. A little goes a long way with this foundation so it is going to last a long time, I use almost one pump for my face and use any extra in places I needed to cover my redness. 

I would have to say that the coverage is medium to full depending on what you use to apply it. I like to use the Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush which always gives me a flawless coverage. With this foundation being a higher coverage I expected it to feel heavy on the skin and cake up around the nose and on the chin throughout the day but I was very pleasantly surprised. It feels almost invisible on the skin and doesn't cake up at all. The finish is matte but not flat if that makes sense. The main thing I love about this foundation is the way it looks on the skin. With some high coverage foundations they are easily detectable but this honestly just looks like my skin but better. If you are looking for a good coverage long lasting foundation, this is it! 

The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation retails for £29.50.



  1. Ahhh more Charlotte Tilbury, I need to get my hands on something of hers but everyone's raving about different products so it's making things very tricky! It's so good to hear about a foundation that doesn't make you oily!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  2. This is a potential foundation on my wedding make up list! I want to get a sample of this, Estee Lauder Double Wear and Nars Sheer Glow. Apparently a matte foundation is better for photographs though! Thanks for sharing :-)
    JH |

  3. I absolutely adore this foundation! Best find of 2015 x

  4. I think it's such a good idea that they let you try the samples first. I'm going to read smore more reviews from people with oily, acne prone skin as well.

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  5. This sounds lovely! You mentioned the Zoeva brush as well, I have a set of their brushes and absolutely love their line! Great post doll!

  6. I just bought this foundation today and now I can't wait to use it!

    Rambling Makeup

  7. Fab post! I need this in my life, and the packaging just completes me! X
    Jen |

  8. I want to try this foundation so bad! It's on my list to buy x

    Leanne |

  9. I have oily/combination skin and wasn't a fan of this foundation, although the bottle is simply gorgeous. I wrote a review about it, but I am so excited about her new eye products. The Colour Chameleons look heavenly! Loved reading your review tempted to try this foundation again, because I want to love it so badly.

    Kiran |

  10. I keep hearing such amazing things about this foundation, thinking I need to try it sooner rather than later!

    Parie x

  11. Everytime I read about this foundation, it just makes me want it more and more! It actually sounds like the L'Oreal True Match, but old style, in the way that it's great for oily skin, matte but not powdery matte.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent (formerly Kimamely Beauty)

  12. I have saved this so I remember to pick it up now as I find it really hard to get really pale foundations, love the sound of coverage too xxx


  13. Sounds fab! I've really liked everything I've tried from CT but not tried any of the face bits yet so I will have to give them a go! x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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