Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation, Review
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My Skin: dry/sensitive; light-neutral complexion
My Shade Matches: Tom Ford 1.5 Cream, Dior 1.5 N, Fenty Beauty 150, Lisa Eldridge 7
About the Product
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation (44 USD; Made in Italy) – is described as a long-wearing, medium-coverage foundation with Hyaluronic Acid. This hydrating, pore-blurring formula claims to last up to 16 hours.
Packaging: like most “hydrating” foundations on the market, this one too comes in a squeeze tube with a handy pump (good point: you can easily control the amount of product you use). This design is recognizably Charlotte, and I must say I quite like the look of this foundation. Each tube contains 30 ml/ 1 oz of product.
Formula: Beautiful Skin is formulated for people with normal and drier skin types; hence it is alcohol-free and infused with some skin-loving, hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Apple Fruit Water, Olive Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Coconut Fruit Extract, to name a few. You also get a high amount of pore-blurring Dimethicone and moisturizing Glycerin.
A unique ingredient here is “Bixa Orellana”- a Central-American shrub known in skincare for skin conditioning and sebum controlling powers.
Texture: the consistency of Beautiful Skin is on a creamier side. It is neither thick nor runny (in other words, a good in-between).
Shades: there are currently 30 shades of Beautiful Skin available, split into multiple undertones (cool, pink, warm, neutral, golden, peach, cool rose, warm golden). I chose 3N, described as light-neutral, and it matches me perfectly. Although it does run a hair more yellow (or eggshell rather) for a “neutral”, it is light enough where it still suits my complexion. The shade 3N did not oxidize on me.
Coverage: this is a light, light to medium coverage product. Although it is labeled as “medium”, compared to other foundations in the same niche, I ended up using more product than usual to build up the coverage. I can still see some redness and hyperpigmentation peeking through when I wear it lightly.
I am wearing shade 3N in the photo above; natural daylight
Application: Beautiful Skin proved to be a user-friendly formula, as far as application goes. Feel free to use your fingertips, brushes, or sponges – they will all do the job. This foundation gives you enough play-time and only takes a moment to set fully. You can then use a powder to lock everything in place; something like the brand’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder would be an excellent choice.
What I like about Beautiful Skin is that it can be easily sheered out, which is excellent news for people who want that eye-deceiving “second skin” light coverage. Spot conceal areas that need it and call it a day. Other makeup products play nicely with Beautiful Skin (no lifting, no patching). It did not settle into my pores either.