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.
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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