Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Foundation Review


Could it be magic now.. Whoops! I’m sorry, but whenever I think of the Magic Foundation from Charlotte Tilbury, Take That just pops into my head. Anyway, back to the blog post. I was a bit late to the Charlotte Tilbury party, but after finally finding my way to my nearest counter, I’m hooked.

This foundation received mixed reviews, some loved it and some people said it just didn’t work for them. Bloggers I know were so excited to get their hands on this, but then tweeted their disappointment when it didn’t work for them. So, before parting with £29.50, I plucked up the courage to ask for a sample in Harvey Nichols. Is it just me, or does everyone else struggle to ask for samples because they are terrified of rejection or being judged? Luckily for me, the ladies on the Charlotte Tilbury counter are lovely and they gave me a selection of samples in the shade fair, so I got to try the foundation for a week before parting with any cash.

When I bought my first bottle, I couldn’t remember which shade of fair to get and I went for fair 4, which ended up being on the darker side, but I managed to get away with it during summer the summer months. So as you probably already know, this is described as a full coverage foundation and I’m inclined to agree. I never thought I would find a liquid foundation that I like better than Nars Sheer Glow, but for me the Magic foundation blows it out of the water. It gives excellent coverage, but still gives that little glow that I love. Another great thing about this foundation is that on my skin, it lasts all day. I don’t have to re-apply or carry it around in my handbag, I can trust that once it’s on, it’s staying all day.


One thing we can call agree on I’m sure, is that the packaging is beautiful. I love the box and the bottle is beautiful. I have heard the top is a bit temperamental, but I’ve not had any problems.

For Autumn/Winter I’ve picked up a new bottle in the shade Fair 3 and I think I will struggle to find a liquid foundation that beats this one. Having said that, I have got my eye on the Light Wonder foundation from Charlotte Tilbury and it would be rude not to give it a try.

Staying in my makeup bag for Autumn is obviously the Magic Foundation, the Filmstar Bronze & Glow (also from Charlotte Tilbury), Velvet Teddy from MAC and I’m on the hunt for some lovely eyeshadow shades for autumn.


Have you tried the Magic Foundation and if you have, how did you get on?



  • I hate asking for samples too! I feel they look at you as if we are cheap or something haha but when paying that much for a foundation you want to know it works. I haven’t tried this, I have been torn between buying this one and the Too Faced one! I am a foundation junkie I own around 30.. oops

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  • I’ve been thinking about trying this for a while, Iv actually heard nothing but good things about it! I think I’ll try a few samples like you to see how I get along with it.

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