I'm a sucker for a new foundation release, and I'm also a sucker for all things Charlotte Tilbury; so when these two things combined and Magic Foundation (29.50) was born, I was naturally all over it and bought it straight away.
I don't have any stockists local to me, so I had to choose my shade online which I usually don't like doing as 50% of the time I choose wrong. However, I picked up the second lightest shade and hope for the best.
When it arrived I was instantly in love with the packaging - rose gold lid = ummm yes! It comes in a glass bottle and has a pump so from the outside all is perfect.
I've been wearing it for almost two weeks now and as much as I really hate to say it, it's just not completely bowled me over like I thought it would. As a base, it does tick most boxes in that the coverage is full but lightweight, it's easy to blend and it evens out my skin tone which is always a good thing for me as I get a lot of redness. I love it for all of these reasons and I think it does out do a lot of other bases out there that claim to do the same. The only bad thing for me is that when I'm having a bad skin day and I have some dry patches - it clings to them. This has happened a few times now, so it makes me think that to get the full benefit out of this otherwise lovely base you would be better having more oily combination skin rather than dry. My skin switches annoyingly between the two, and my cheeks are the places to get dry whereas my t zone is always combination. I think this would definitely be the perfect base if you have more oily skin, as the finish is matte with a slight sheen to it.
I'm really disappointed, as this was one product that I was sure I was going to love! I do like it for every other reason, but while I still suffer with dryness I won't be able to use it on a regular basis which is such a shame. However, I totally recommend it if you have more oily skin and want a base that will leave it looking sheer but matte.
Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation? What do you think of it? xx