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.
The only “con” about Beautiful Skin is that it tends to stick to drier areas of the face, accentuating texture slightly. Exfoliate and moisturize your skin well before application to avoid your foundation from collecting around flaky areas.
Finish: perfected natural skin finish with a touch of radiance.
Wear: Beautiful Skin wore well for up to 7 hours on me. It definitely melts into your skin and becomes dewier/more glowy as the day goes by.
who is going to like it
If you are searching for a natural-looking, radiant foundation with a light-medium coverage that makes your skin glow in a way that is very effortless and beautiful – Beautiful Skin might be the “it” girl for you.
I think this formula will be loved the most by beauties with dry, normal skin types. If you have combination skin, you might want to add either primer or powder. If you are very oily, avoid this one.
Although I am not sure what to make of all of the numbers and bold claims made on the box of this product, the foundation itself (in my opinion) is worth the hype. Just remember that the proper skin prep, one that works well for your skin type, is already half of the success. Even with moderate dryness around my chin area (I am battling maskne at the moment), Beautiful Skin still looked amazing. I also like that I can sheer it out, and it still adds some radiance and light, while evening out my skin tone. I appreciate this launch by Charlotte darling and give it an A.
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