Sunday, 14 February 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation | Review

magic foundation Happy Valentine's Day! I was going to do a special post to mark the day but I've been so poorly this week I didn't have the strength to take photos to do the post unfortunately. My husband and I were going to go out today but because of the cold and the fact I'm not feeling fantastic we opted for a cosy day in. We have been absolutely obsessed with Making a Murderer which is a Netflix documentary- if you haven't seen it yet I do highly recommend it (but I warn you that it is addictive!). My husband also got me the two new lipstick shades from Charlotte Tilbury- Kiss Chase and Between the Sheets. I will do a post on them very soon but today I want to discuss Charlotte Tilbury's newest foundation launch- Magic Foundation. As you can tell by looking through my blog I am obsessed with the brand Charlotte Tilbury. I think her products are sophisticated, high in quality and the packaging is to die for. She launched the Magic Foundation last year and claims to have worked with laboratories for five years to create a “hyper-intelligent” formula that gives full-coverage yet feels completely weightless, with all the anti-ageing and protective benefits of a luxury skin cream. It conceals imperfections, glides on like a dream, and literally feels like a second skin. Whether your skin needs just a bit of perfecting, or you struggle with a frustrating issue like acne, melasma or rosacea, my Magic Foundation will give you a perfect looking skin day, every day It retails for £29.50. As you can imagine I was so excited to try this as it sounds like to be a holly grail product!


I bought this foundation at the end of summer last year so I have spent a long time testing it. I have the shade Fair 2 but I do think this is too light for me and I should have gone a few shades darker. To get the product out you need just half a pump as I find this amount covers my face perfectly. The texture is creamy with a floral scent which isn't strong and it fades really quickly once applied. When I bought the foundation I actually purchased the Magic Complexion brush as well because the lady at the counter said that it is specially designed to apply this foundation. I found using the brush and the foundation didn't work for me as it was really hard to buff out the brush lines and the foundation just wouldn't work into the skin (if you would like me to do a separate review on the Magic Complexion brush then let me know). So I switched it up and tried the RT buffering brush- which did the same thing as the Magic Complexion brush! and the Zoeva 104 Buffer did a slightly better job but you could still see the product wasn't completely blended and I could see it still sitting on top of the skin. This was starting to really frustrate me and I finally reverted to just applying the foundation with my fingers and this, by far, is the best method to get this on!

So after the trial and error of how to apply the foundation the result of it never blew me away. It wasn't as concealing as I hoped it would be and it didn't help to perfect my skin from scarring or redness. I just found it to even the skin tone out a little and nothing else really. Through out the day is slid around all over my face so I had to be careful at how much I used (with and without primer). It also caked a little around my chin and forehead. I really wanted this is to be a raving review but I just didn't like this foundation at all sadly. I have normal-dry skin so I'm thinking the Light Wonder Foundation maybe a better match for me than this one.

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