Thursday, 23 December 2021


What it is: The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Serum Crystal Elixir is a "refining serum" that you apply after cleansing and before moisturiser. It can be used day and night and claims to improve the appearance of skin and your makeup application. It's USP is that it is marketed as an "all-in-one" product as it has a plethora of skin-loving ingredients, which seek to justify the slightly hefty price tag of £60.

What it does: The magic serum claims to target dehydration and dullness in the skin whilst reducing wrinkles and texture, leaving you with brighter, smoother and better skin. It has key ingredients such as vitamin C (golden I may add), peptides and niacinamide (an ingredient I have become familiar with in recent years that I have a lot of fun saying). Some other notable ingredients are amethyst powder, quartz powder, ruby powder and gold, not sure what they do but they sound exceptionally bougie. Just imagine someone sprinkling finely crushed gold and crystal powder on your skin, sounds lush, doesn't it?

Pros: The obvious first pro is the packaging. It is a very pretty bottle that looks dashing on a dresser and would make a wonderful gift. I also think the impressive ingredients list (see above) and actual texture of the product are positives. It is silky and smooth to touch and does have an instant glowy effect on the skin when you first apply. I like using it as a primer and in the morning more so than the night, but that is a hefty price tag for a primer. I haven't used it long enough to be able to vouch for the long-term effects. 

Cons: The price is an instant drawback, I did get my bottle 25% off on Black Friday and I am glad I did. I initially purchased it as a gift for someone else but wanted to try it out myself and if I liked it I would gift it to the person I had in mind. I do like Charlotte Tilbury products, but sometimes I do think they are more showy than actually effective. While I think the marketing and aesthetic of this product are great, I am not sure whether the serum itself is the game changer it promises to be. 

First Impressions: It is a beautiful serum that I do enjoy using, due to the price I find it hard to justify and difficult to use consistently. As everyone knows, consistency is key with skincare and all lifestyle habits, so this could be more of a me problem. I would recommend it if you can get it discounted, as it is a lot to pay for a just-okay serum. That is my current impression. 

I will update after I have finished the bottle, as I may feel very differently and be a firm fan. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed and that everyone is looking forward to Christmas this year. Happy Holidays! I am making a stronger effort to post more in the next year as it is something I enjoy and that I have worked hard for. If there are any particular posts you want to see, please let me know. Leave a comment if you have tried the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Serum yourself, I would love to hear your thoughts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay safe and take care, everyone. 

What do you think about the CT Magic Serum


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  1. I'm wanting to try this serum! I love CT's products but haven't tried any of her skincare. x

    Zoey |

  2. It looks beautiful! love CT makeup but havent tried any skincare before! xx

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