I’m slightly horrified that it’s coming up to three weeks without a blog post from me, but my Little Man has been through a series of horrifying infections (literally one after the other) so it’s been a trying time and I’m very excited to be blogging again today, especially since it’s to share with you my thoughts on the new Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation – this is a post I’ve been desperate to write as I have so much to say!
Before I launch into the review of the foundation itself, I want to give a quick mention to the foundation page on the Charlotte Tilbury site, which is basically a masterclass in how a foundation guide should be (all other brands should take note!) as you have so many ways to work out your perfect match, a task that is really tricky when buying base products online. Not only are there lots of images for the benefit of comparison, but there’s a “find your perfect shade” pop-up that allows you to put in a few other foundations that match your skintone perfectly, which allows the application to work out which is your right shade. This is such a simple process that makes the world of difference!
The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation is a full-coverage foundation packed full of skincare and available in 44 shades spread across three undertones – Cool, Neutral and Warm. In typical Charlotte Tilbury style, not only does the foundation provide flawless, skin-like coverage, it hosts an array of antioxidant and anti-ageing skincare, but if you’re on the younger side then don’t let the mention of hydration/wrinkle-reduction put you off, as this isn’t an overly rich or creamy product that’ll slide off your skin – this is a long-lasting foundation that really is built to go the distance.
The best way to use the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation is to start off gently and stipple with a sponge. It is a full coverage product, so go in too eagerly and it’ll look mask-like, but I tend to use half a pump which I slowly work around the face, then if there are any areas that would benefit from extra coverage, I go in with a little more on a concealer brush. I very rarely need to use a concealer with this, but on days when I’m very tired and my eyes are looking especially baggy, I might add a little under the eye.
The thing I love most of all about the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation is how it really does leave skin looking poreless and clear – it’s actually quite freaky how much of an airbrush effect it has as it just blends and blurs away all imperfections so skin looks glowy, dewy, fresh and clear. I have a lot of pick scars from previous breakouts and pores on my cheeks, which it doesn’t completely eradicate, but it certainly reduces their appearance considerably. I would say that anyone with extreme skin types (very oily or very dry) will need to compensate accordingly with powder and moisturiser respectively, but most of us can literally just apply and go. I really wasn’t expecting to love this foundation as much as I do, especially since I’ve moved away from full coverage foundations since they often can feel quite heavy, but this is just lovely – it doesn’t feel tacky or like it’s overloading the skin, it lasts for ages, it gives incredible coverage, the range of shades is phenomenal (I’m 2 Neutral that the site accurately describes as “pale beige”) and the fact that it’s also packed full of skincare so it’s doing good things whilst I wear it is the icing on the cake. As a final thought, I also think this would be a total godsend for anyone with spots, as, unlike a lot of other full coverage foundations, it shouldn’t overload the skin and make things worse. It’s £34 for 30ml and as you only need a tiny amount per application, that should last you a good while.