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Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation, Review

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation Review

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One of the recent launches that seems to take the beauty world by storm is the new foundation by Charlotte Tilbury called Beautiful Skin. Is it worth your money and attention, though?

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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.

Cruelty-Free 🐇

Texture: the consistency of Beautiful Skin is on a creamier side. It is neither thick nor runny (in other words, a good in-between).

Scent: fragrance-free

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.

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