The Perfect Pair – Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow & Magic Foundation

Oh Charlotte Tilbury, you keep making me spend all my money on your beautiful rose gold coloured packaging and easily achievable looks. One day I can be a Vintage Vamp, the next The Sophisticate, and all with a vibrant lip to match. I’ve been slowly building up my Tilbury collection since it launched only two years ago. Since my first purchase, the Cheek to Chic blusher in Love is the Drug, I have got to a point now where I am close to owning most of the products. I just cannot resist. I was waiting patiently for the launch of the Magic Foundation as I found the Light Foundation slightly to sheer for my usual preference, and I thought it would be a perfect pairing with the Wonder Glow. I wasn’t wrong. Let me explain just how good the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow & Magic Foundation really are.

The Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow is by far my favourite complexion product from the whole range. A skin illuminator that can be used alone, under foundation or during the day for instant touch ups, it changes dull and tired skin to a warm, radiance in a flash. It leaves skin looking naturally refreshed, like you’ve had a facial and a good nights sleep, whilst the light reflecting particles blur away imperfections, disguise wrinkles and give skin a lit from within luminosity. In short, it is a total must for your make up bag.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow & Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow & Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow & Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow & Magic Foundation

I had a makeover with Juan a few months ago and he used the Light Wonder foundation on my skin. Although I loved the finish and how he made my skin look, I just need a bit of extra coverage for my liking. I have heard so many mixed reviews about the Magic Foundation and it seems to have a very divided opinion with people saying that it didn’t last very long and it wasn’t good on dry skin. My skin is combination; oily t-zone and dryness and dehydration around my cheeks, chin and under eye so when I got the Magic Foundation, I was really taking a risk by not trying a sample first.
My first impressions were good; the bottle was gorgeous and fitted in the Tilbury-esque design. It won’t be travel friendly for me, with the glass bottle. I would hate for it to break inside my bag but for dressing table, it looks gorgeous. After a few hours of wear, I did notice that the foundation was starting to disappear but I didn’t have any dry, flaky patches where my dry areas were. The next time I wore the foundation, I applied a lot of moisturiser beforehand, which seemed to help with the longevity of it.

The only reason I didn’t use the Wonder Glow under the foundation at first was because of the coverage. I wanted a full coverage, and I like quite a matte finish as opposed to a dewy look and I thought that the Wonder Glow would make my skin look too glowy. Well, I was wrong. Paired together, the Wonder Glow and Magic Foundation work to create wonderful magic. Not only did my foundation sit on my skin smoothly, the Wonder Glow gave a glow under a demi matte finish, and helped with the foundation from absorbing into my skin. Any issues I had with longevity were gone, and because my skin felt and looked so radiant, my problem areas seemed non existent.

Since combining the two, I have been wearing the Tilbury combination most days, and I have even been choosing it over Double Wear for work, which never happens. For my full coverage needs Magic Foundation ticks all the boxes, but I would definitely advise trying it first before buying just to make sure it suits your skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, £38.50 and Magic Foundation £29.50 are available from Selfridges.

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