For such a long time now I have been infatuated with Charlotte Tilbury‘s work and her products. Although I had not tried any of her products until very recently, I was always obsessed with them because the packaging is so stunning.
Around three weeks ago I ordered my first Charlotte Tilbury product which was Eyes To Mesmerize in Bette. Because I loved it so much, last week I lashed out and ordered Charlotte’s new Magic Foundation as well as the limited edition Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1975 Red. This post will focus on my first impressions of the Magic Foundation and Matte Revolution lipstick.
I had super high expectations for this product, and because of these expectations I really did not like it at all when I first tried it. The bottle says this foundation is full coverage and demi-matte, so I expected just that – a full coverage foundation that left an almost matte finish with a hint of glow. I first tried applying this foundation with a brush, but that was a mistake. When I applied it with a brush I lost all coverage, the foundation seemed to just rub right off! I then started to panic and began applying this foundation with my fingers. By applying it with my fingers I had a little bit more coverage, but I would definitely say this foundation does not provide me with ‘full coverage’. The Magic Foundation only gives me light-medium coverage and you can still see all freckles, scars and pigmentation on my skin. I do like a light coverage base, so I wouldn’t be bothered if this was marketed as a light foundation. What does bother me though is this is meant to be a full coverage foundation, so I expected just that – a FULL coverage look.
The next thing I didn’t like about this foundation is that it sticks to any dry patches on the skin. So, if you have dry and flaky skin I would definitely recommend you not buy this product. This is definitely suited to more oily skin types. This foundation is completely matte on me, so I can’t use any setting powder at all as my skin is so dehydrated. When I applied a setting powder the first time I used this product, my skin looked seriously dull and lifeless. Without a setting powder though, I can tell that the foundation begins to fade in certain areas throughout the day.
In a nutshell, I was initially disappointed with this foundation because it didn’t meet my expectations – however after using it a couple of times and knowing what to expect, I am beginning to like the product a little more. I do make sure I use an illuminating primer underneath this foundation so that my skin doesn’t look too dull. I wouldn’t recommend this foundation if you are trying to find your perfect holy grail foundation, or if you have really dry skin. If you are like me and enjoy trying out new products or you like a lighter foundation, then maybe give it a try. I will continue using this foundation until it has run out, but just not for special occasions, big events, or days when I need my make up to last a long time.
Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1975 Red
Again, I had very high expectations for this product. In short, I was not disappointed at all with this lipstick! It is matte, long lasting, and so vibrant in colour. Although it is matte, it is not drying at all on the lips. The tip of the lipstick is quite sharp which makes it easy to define and outline the lips. The lipstick looks more orange on me than I expected, however it is still a gorgeous colour that is unlike any other lipstick I own. The rose gold packaging is also so beautiful!
I would love to hear your thoughts on Charlotte Tilbury products!