I know from yesterday’s Persicope interview with Charlotte that there is so much interest in the forthcoming Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. Fusing active skin care into make-up is only going to get more and more popular, and you could say that Magic Foundation is at the front end of where we’re heading for all foundations now. What we’re seeing in terms of skin care ingredients in make-up at the moment is just the tip of the iceberg – this trend isn’t going anywhere.Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
So, what Magic Foundation promises is to instantly tighten pores, reduce shine and longer term, minimise sebum production. Also, to cover redness, rosacea and melasma and can reduce the production of melanocytes (that cause discolouration) over time. As if that’s not enough, it also promises to smooth the appearance of creases in an hour.
Tested on myself, I have to say that I’m not a fan. I know. There’s something about the formula that just isn’t right for me – but if you’re a long term reader of BBB you will know I like my skin dewy and this just doesn’t do the dewy thing enough for me. I did help things along by mixing it with Wonder Glow which helped a lot to give a skin gleam, but on it’s own, it’s not right for my personal taste.
But that aside, and if you like a velvet finish, it does seem to perk up the complexion and give skin a very smooth looking finish. It doesn’t sit in pores or creases, but despite the inclusion of Laricyl and Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, it doesn’t feel all that moisturising to me. I wish I’d moisturised better before applying it. What is quite special, though, in terms of skin care, is that Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation contains Super charged Vitamin C (yes, it’s a real thing) and I believe it’s the first time that the collagen boosting ingredient has been incorporated into a foundation.
I think that if you have oily/combination skin (that Super Vit C also regulates sebum) then this will feel wondorous on the complexion – if you don’t and you like more slip and sheen, try adding a drop of facial oil to it. The coverage is excellent, it does seem to have a mild ‘blurring or perfecting’ effect and if you’re in it for the long run, all the skin care ingredients can do nothing but good. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is £29.50 which seems remarkably reasonable to me. There are 15 shades (two at the darker end of the spectrum) and I believe it launches also in October.
I’m disappointed that this isn’t right for me but that’s purely personal taste – I need a CT BB!
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I think this sounds great for my skin, oily and roseacea, so I think it might be worth trying out x
this does not sound right for me either. I am wondering about the rosacea which is usually sensitive and dry skin?
Sounds perfect for me, I tried a sample of the current foundation and while I really like the finish I was very oily within a few hours had to blot a few times. I’ll try and get a sample first though.
I instantly expected this to fall into the same category as the Tom Ford or even By Terry Foundation! So to see the price, has shocked me ! Sounds like a fab foundation, but maybe not for everyone 🙂 Great review! x x x x
Glad that this is targeted for oily skins though, since the Magic Cream wasn’t really made for that skin type…
Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty
I think out of all the CT new release posts, the foundation (and the new foundation brush- which reminds me of a chikuhodo brush) is the one that I am most excited to get my hands on. It’s actually interesting how skin-care is infused with makeup so that maybe, wearing foundations will have skin-care benefits too. Anyways, Jane, could you please also post the ingredients list for this foundation? I’m terribly curious.
I don’t have it .. samples came as bottles without outer packaging .. so sorry x
Shame about this, but it doesn’t sound right for my skin either so you’ve saved me a few pennies!
Mascara & Maltesers
I like the sound of this. I can’t do matte face, but velvety I can – is it kind of the same finish as Chanel perfection velvet? I have to say though and I hate to say this about a CT product but I quite dislike the packaging. I think a gold or even her signature maroon colour would have looked more luxe.
The Beauty Bloss
I really like the sound of this product and cannot wait to try it out when its released.
Sounds like it will work for me, will have to look out for it once it’s out!
Alice // Sheer Beautiful // Bloglovin’ x
I am yet to try a CT product even though I have seen rave reviews about the brand everywhere. Like you I prefer a matte finish so doubt this will be the product I try from the brand.
Joy to The World
I’m constantly on the lookout for the perfect matte finish. This CT foundation sounds perfect.
I can’t wait to try this. Hopefully we’ll get it in the US sooner rather than later! 😉
Did you have a chance to review the Magic Complexion brush that pairs with the Magic Foundation and was featured in the demo of the Norman Parkinson creamy Filmstar Bronze & Glow Sun Tan and Sun Light?
actually, now you mention it, no. x
I tried this last week in store and hated it initially. It probably didn’t help that the make up artist was a little too liberal with the application and it just looked super oily and shiny. I also felt like it looked like a mask of makeup which is not a look I desire to achieve. Once I managed to get to a mirror and and blot some of the excess off with a cotton powder puff to reveal the areas I didn’t need full coverage it looked so much better. A lot of people commented on how great my skin looked that evening. Approach with caution only use where you absolutely need it as it really is full coverage. Not a day to day foundation probably a good one to have in your arsenal though.