Have you ever purchased an item of make up and when it’s arrived, and you’re ready to rip through the packaging, angels start singing? Well basically this happened when I received the Magic Foundation from Charlotte Tilbury a few months ago. Who doesn’t love Charlotte Tilbury? Swoon! After putting this foundation through its paces in recent months, I finally feel that I am ready to give my 10 pence worth on it. This foundation was years in the making but practice makes perfect and Charlotte Tilbury wasn’t ready to reveal and release the Magic Foundation until it was just right and she was happy with it. If you’re going to put your name to a product then you want to make sure that the product is perfect – right? Charlotte’s Magic Foundation is a full coverage base with a matte finish which is designed to cover a whole host of skincare woes – redness, acne, scarring, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. I personally suffer quite badly with redness across my cheeks and nose and I am prone to oily skin so I do like to invest in a really good, high coverage, matte foundation and the Magic Foundation ticked all of those boxes and then some. It also contains a wide variety of popular skincare ingredients that help moisturise the skin, shrink large pores, have anti-ageing properties, brighten and rejuvinate the skin as well as being a foundation. You name it, Charlotte’s thought of it. I found that this foundation applied like an absolute dream on my skin, it left my complexion looking flawless and velvety soft. As it is a full coverage foundation, it does set quickly and may require some working in to the skin so work quickly. I got the best results using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and then going over it lightly with a damp beauty blender to smooth out any imperfections. The finish was more demi-matte than fully matte for me and I definitely much preferred that. I find that some completely matte foundations can leave the skin looking a little flat but not this one I tell you. I don’t really rely on a heavy, full coverage base for everyday wear (nods to Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder for that job), it’s more for a night out or a weekend base for me because of the longevity and the incredible coverage. It covers my redness with ease and keeps any god awful oil at bay. I can definitely see why the Magic Foundation was years in the making as Charlotte has put so much thought in to it. She has catered to a wide variety of different skin tones and colours whilst thinking of almost every imperfection someone’s skin can possibly have and including the necessary ingredients to combat them. This is what sets the Magic Foundation apart from a lot of other foundations available today. It is a gorgeous base that offers beautiful results. If you are looking for a matte, full coverage foundation that gives you a flawless canvas to apply the rest of your make up on to, then this is totally for you. It has become my go – to foundation for a night on the tiles. I opted for Shade 3 (I am also Shade 3 in Light Wonder for reference) and it is a perfect match.
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