If you’ve never tried Charlotte Tilbury’s foundations, I almost envy you because you’re yet to experience that special first time of putting on make up that actually works.
I always wondered what the fuss was about, but since trying out a selection of the make up artist’s formulas, I have to say I’ve been blown away.
She earned her stripes as a make-up artist, working with stars like Miranda Kerr, Amal Clooney and Kim Kardashian, as well as to 40 shows a season at Fashion Weeks across the globe. She was the runway show make up director for designer brands like Chloé, Miu Miu, Prada and Alexander McQueen.
Tilbury also worked on launching entire beauty lines, leading creative product development for brands including Burberry, MAC, Tom Ford and Armani, so it’s safe to say she knew what she was doing before she started her own line in 2013.
So which one should you go for? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know.
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What is the most popular Charlotte Tilbury foundation?
If you’re not sure where to start, opting for the brand’s most popular foundation is a good idea.
Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless foundation comes in 44 shades and gives a natural matte finish that looks fresh on the skin, instead of that cakey look I’ve been victim to in the past – but it still offers full coverage.
There’s science behind the magic formula too. REPLEXIUM® reduces the appearance of wrinkles by up to 22%, and MossCellTec™ No. 1 boosts the skin hydration levels by 216%. These are just a few reasons why it’s my personal favourite.
Another popular option is the Beautiful Skin foundation, a natural-looking, glowy base perfect for those who like a satin finish. It’s demi-matte, so won’t look too overdone as it has a skin-like finish. It also has buildable coverage and a long-lasting formula.
How do I choose the right foundation for Charlotte Tilbury?
This depends on both the coverage you’re looking for and obviously finding the correct shade.
If you can, I always recommend going into a store and trying the foundation first, but there’s also a handy tool on Charlotte Tilbury’s website that helps you find your shade.
If you’re looking for a natural finish, opt for the Beautiful Skin foundation. If you prefer full coverage, go for the Airbrush Flawless foundation.
What is the difference between Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter and Flawless Foundation?
Very good question.
The Hollywood Flawless Filter is a foundation booster, and while it can be used on the whole face to give a natural glow, radiance and smoothness, or you can mix it with your regular foundation for a dewy finish. Lastly, try using it as a highlighter.
Is Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Foundation good for mature skin?
The Airbrush Flawless foundation works really well for mature skin. It works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while still offering full coverage.
Alternatively try the Light Wonder foundation for light coverage and a natural appearance. It gives a dewy finish, while evening out skin tone.
This base also contains skin-boosting ingredients that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and contains SPF15 too.
Shop Charlotte Tilbury foundations
Hollywood Flawless Filter, £36 – buy now
Airbrush Flawless foundation, £36 – buy now
Light Wonder foundation, £36 – buy now
Beautiful Skin foundation, £36 – buy now