Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Hello Beauties, I hope you're all well! After recently trying the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and being more than a little disappointed, I went on the hunt for my next 'everyday' foundation, which lead me to the new Magic Foundation by Charlotte Tilbury. 

This is my first item that I've purchased from Charlotte Tilbury, and I have to say, the service I received at the counter was pretty sub-par. I understand that it gets busy in London on Saturdays, but I went to both Selfridges and Fenwicks and on both occasions, the staff just didn't seem that interested in helping me or trying to colour match me. That aside, I'm pretty impressed with this foundation, and if you love Nars Sheer Glow, then you'll definitely love this.

Apparently this foundation has been in the making for five years, as it kept getting sent back to the lab until Charlotte was completely happy with the formula. Needless to say, this left me with high hopes for the foundation. Charlotte wanted to add a full coverage foundation to her line, that would cover any acne, redness, scarring, discolouration, etc as well as smooth out wrinkles and give the appearance of more 'awake' skin. As someone who suffers with both acne, redness and discolouration - this sounded perfect for me.

I went with shade 2 which matches my skin perfectly. It's slightly yellow toned which cancels out any dark circles, redness and discolouration and is definitely pale enough for my ghostly complexion. I also found that this foundation dried the same colour as it applied and there was no oxidisation during the course of the day. To say that I love the finish of this foundation would be an understatement. The foundation dries to a matte finish without looking chalky or cakey, which was exactly what I was looking for from my foundation, and the finish also lasts quite a while. I found that the foundation stayed matte for a couple of hours on my oily skin which is something most products struggle with. However, once the oil had started to seep though, my skin quickly became very oily. This wasn't a massive problem for me as I could easily just blot this away with some tissue paper without removing any of the actual foundation, but something to be aware of if you know you're not going to get the chance to touch up.

As for the coverage this foundation provides, this is another big win for me. I like my foundations to have a medium to full coverage without feeling heavy on my skin (easier said than done) and this foundation does exactly that. It manages to conceal any dark circles, acne scarring and breakouts without looking like a mask, almost as if I'm just having a great skin day.

Overally, I adore this foundation. It's not perfect and definitely has its flaws, however the finish and coverage is just unbeatable and I can definitely see this becoming a holy grail foundation for me.

Lots of Love,

Becky xo


  1. sounds like a great foundation and I never would have considered the brand for foundation...just eyeshadows.

    And I know! Every time I step into a MAC store in London, I'm always served by very rude staff..bleugh!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. I LOVE this foundation!! Great review:) The design of your blog and the way you write is SO sweet!! Looks gorgeous:)x

  3. This is on my must-try list and I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  4. Thanks for the review I have been thinking about buying this! I've got a sample which I need to try out first though. Good to know it's ok for pale skin as I am ghostly too haha! x

    Georgina | Rent or Chanel?

  5. This sounds really nice I would love to try her products x

    Zoe Mountford x

  6. This stuff sounds amazing, I really want to try some Charlotte Tilbury stuff and luckily a counter is opening near me very soon so I can't wait! Great review and beautiful photos!



  7. Thanks for the review! I've heard such mixed reviews on this foundation. I think i will give it a go so I know I've tried it out as I too have crazy pale skin xo

  8. I have the same skin type as you and find most foundations don't work with my oily skin but this sounds amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  9. Ooh this sounds really good! Any time you hear the words holy know it is worth a try! Thanks for your review! :)

  10. I really love this too :) I still love my Nars Sheer Glow but this is coming in for the #2 slot! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

  11. The packaging is just beautiful! I love this, as soon as I looked at this picture I was like what is this prettyness! I'm defo going to look up more reviews on this one and purchase ! x

  12. The Leeds counter is brilliant for service! In Harvey Nicks. The Mac counter opposite is horrendous, don't bother! Rude, even if the counter is empty. Charlotte Tilbury girls are brilliant, even on a Saturday, when they are rushed off their feet.

  13. I love a medium to full coverage foundation, this sounds amazing! But I agree with the comment above the counter in Leeds the girls are so lovely and willing to help x

    Gabbi | Bloglovin |

  14. I really want to try this I love the NARS formulation so good to know it's similar but there's too many colours to choose from. Typical there's not a counter within a few hundred miles of me! Boo!
    Wish she would do some sample sachets make it easier to buy online...


  15. That is so pretty and sounds pretty good.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  16. It sounds very promising. I've heard many good opinions about this foundation but I still wanted to but the foundation Wonder Glow from the same brand, but I think I will go for this one:)


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