So the latest foundation release from Charlotte Tilbury hit the shops a few months ago now and I have held off posting about it until giving it a thorough testing. Let’s see how the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation fairs up in my foundation test.
I have the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in both my personal makeup bag and also in my professional kit and love it! It’s more of a light coverage, which is slightly buildable and fantastic for anyone that likes a natural, skin like finish and doesn’t need too much coverage.
For some reason I didn’t take to the Magic foundation, so I was excited to try the New Airbrush Flawless Foundation.
I ordered it online so had a browse through their shade range on the site, which by the way is very extensive, and seemed to cover a wide range of tones by offering cool, neutral and warm in most of the shades.
I usually use a 7 in the light wonder but bronze up so I ordered the 7.5N (neutral) as the description on the website was “Golden beige, full coverage foundation for medium skin with neutral undertones”, I also ordered the shade 5N.
First impressions, the packaging is absolutely beautiful but I didn’t really expect anything less from Charlotte Tilbury, and yaye, it has a pump! so I pumped one pump onto the back of my hand and began applying with my real techniques expert face brush.
Initially I thought “oh no it’s too light” however it seemed to oxidise on the skin a little (react with the air and turn darker) and as I continued it blended with ease and with a little bronzer it was actually a good match shade wise.
Now I have quite a yellow/olive undertone to my skin which is a good job as I found this shade quite yellow toned which then made me wonder how the other tones C (cool) and W (warm) would compare.
I asked my daughter to try the lighter shade as she usually wears shade 4 in Light Wonder however it was far too dark and extremely yellow on her, making her look somewhat jaundice, not a good look!
That aside the texture and coverage of this foundation is phenomenal, a little goes a long way, it has great coverage yet feels super lightweight on the skin.
This foundation could easily be sheered out or built up and I would say it has a satin finish on the skin, which I love.
Through the day it wore beautifully on my skin and almost seemed to get better throughout the day. When I first applied it there was a little creasing where I had applied too much product you really only need the smallest amount and it’s better to add gradually and really buff into the skin especially where expression lines, under eyes and sides of mouth, but I didn’t use any powder as I wanted to see how the foundation lasted on it’s own and I am extremley impressed.
It did go slightly more glowy through the day but again I didn’t apply primer or powder and with having quite a dull, dehydrated skin I actually liked the glow.
This foundation retails for £34 which I would quite happily pay as it is a gorgeous foundation and with the pump delivery system and only needing one pump for the whole face for a good medium/full coverage I can see this product lasting a while.
I definitely would consider stocking Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation in my kit and I have been using it everyday so far on myself as I NEVER thought I would say this but I’m actually preferring this over my holy grail Doublewear foundation on my skin.
However what I would say is before stocking it in my kit for my clients I will definitely be going in store to test out the colours and making sure I am confident in the shades and how much they oxidise first and I would suggest anyone thinking of purchasing this foundation does the same and pops in store.
Have you tried this foundation yet?