In anticipation of Charlotte Tilbury’s US launch of the Magic Foundation, I decided to try out some of my favorite products. I’m hoping the US version closer matches the claims for this foundation. As of now it is a solid medium coverage that cannot be layered to full, does not adequately cover blemishes or discolorations, and fades on my oily skin after 4 hours. What I love about it is the way it bonds to the skin on application, and the absolutely flawless color match to my skin tone (I have #9). I just want it to layer to full coverage and I want it to last. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
I used the Magic Foundation on my hormonal skin (Boo!) and set it with Charlotte’s pressed powder (don’t recommend). I used my ever favorite First Love Blush and highlighted with the ‘glow’ portion of the Filmstar Bronze and Glow. I also used the Bronze and Glow on my eyes, with the Glow portion on my lids and the Bronze portion in the crease. I don’t own any Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadows. I’ve never thought they were worth the hype or the price. Tom Ford does it better in better packaging and bigger pots to boot. That goes for the powder and the cream colors.
The felt tip pen is on my lashline in a modified Feline Flick, and the whole thing is finished with Charlotte’s 5-Star Mascara. I ran the Brow Lift in Cara (named for Delevigne) through those brows, which are in need of a refresh. On the lips… K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Hepburn Honey (top 5 favorite nude) on the outer edges, with Confession in the middle. I finished the lips with Charlotte’s Lip Gloss in Bardot Beige.
Charlotte still reigns supreme in some things, like First Love and Hepburn Honey. And The Retoucher in all of its EPIC EPICNESS. I am nearly at pan on the blush. No joke. Same for Filmstar Bronze & Glow. And because of the amazing learning curve with skin shades and new products… Miss Tilbury will always be one of my favorite makeup Rock Stars.