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I tried the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (£29.50), and thought I would share my thoughts. This foundation is available in 15 shades; continued use of this product should reduce the appearance of acne, pigmentation, large pores; redness; dark circles, birthmarks and scarring. It is said to be suitable for all skin types and all ages, as well as possessing an SPF 15. I have combination/oily skin, so my biggest fear was that this foundation would look too shiny on me or disappear within a few hours. The packaging, I have to say, is stunning. However, I wasn't sure how realistic it is for one foundation to work just as well on both dry and oily skin. Too good to be true? I am the Shade 8.
The foundation was applied, using the Magic Complexion Brush (£45), by a lovely Beauty Consultant, who assured me that as it is a water-based foundation it should work fine on oily skin. She also spent some time detailing the clever ingredients in this foundation. The main ingredients are: laricyl; hyaluronic filling spheres; and supercharged Vitamin C. These ingredients are natural ways of hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. Vitamin C decreases discolourisation and dullness.
|Swatches from www.thebeautylookbook.com|
- Beautiful design
- Applied really well, blends easily.
- Lightweight formula
- Great colour match
- Buildable, can customise the coverage you want (light-medium)
- Does look a little shiny throughout the day, so for oily skinned girls pack that powder to go.
- Not enough coverage for me, I prefer a medium coverage, and I feel you need to use quite a bit of product to get that, which seems quite wasteful to me.
- Didn't meet my high expectations as I have read so many rave reviews.
Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it. I want to apologise for not having any of my own photos of this foundation. This was something I tried a while ago and I had already posted about it, but took it down as I wasn't happy with the post in general. Apologies for that. If I manage to take any photos of this foundation, I will ammend this post. Please leave a comment. Take care.
What is your favourite high-end foundation?