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Monday, 24 January 2022

Is the new Charlotte Tilbury foundation really worth the hype?

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation Review


I've had mixed experiences with Charlotte Tilbury foundations - I love Light Wonder, but the other two really do nothing for my skin (actually, I think that Magic Foundation has been discontinued now), so I was kind of in two minds about whether or not to buy her new Beautiful Skin Foundation but the description lured me in. So, is it worth the hype?

The claims are pretty out there - skin looks more radiant by up to 285% (how is that measured?!), boosts hydration by up to 166% (again, how is this measured?), skin looks plumper and smoother by up to 181% and skin tone looks more even by up to 210%. I just don't know how they come up with the percentages, but the claims are all ones that I look for in a foundation.

There are 30 shades available, in cool, warm and neutral tones. I chose 6N and it's perfect for my skin (I'm pretty good as guessing what shade will suit me at this stage). I don't find that it oxidises at all. I like that it's in tube packaging with a pump, and has the usual gold and burgundy accents associated with the brand. There is 30ml of product in the tube, which is pretty standard for a foundation.

The texture is that of light lotion, but it isn't watery. One pump will give light coverage and a second will give medium. I have tried several brushes and beauty sponges and my favourite way to apply it is with Scott Barnes Ultimate Brush. Because this is a stippling brush, it works so much better than a buffing brush or sponge, in my opinion, to achieve a streak-free, natural looking finish. It's completely lightweight on the skin.

I must admit that despite almost laughing at the claims (or more the percentages), this foundation does live up to its promises - my skin looks healthy, radiant and plump when I wear it. Basically, it looks like I get at leat 10 hours sleep, drink lots of water, eat the perfect diet and have regular facials and an impeccable skincare regime! I have very dry skin, but when I wear this foundation, it doesn't sink into fine lines, or cling to any dry patches. I pair it with the Charlotte Tilbury UV Flawless Poreless Primer* underneath, and both products combined definitely blur the appearance of pores. 

Overall, I'm in love with this foundation and it's the only one that I've worn since buying it on the release date. I just love that it instantly lifts my complexion and takes it from drab to fab (I'm still very ill and on a pile of meds, so I really don't look so good at the moment!). In terms of longevity, I'd say that the longest I've worn it for is 8 hours and it was completely in tact. There was a little transfer on to my mask, but it was pretty minimal.

So, does it live up to the hype? I think that you can tell that it does? Ignore the percentages - how will you measure that anyway? But, if you want radiant, healthy & natural looking skin, this is for you!

Have you tried this foundation yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.

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