It’s no secret that I’ve been a huuuuuge Charlotte Tilbury makeup & skincare fan for a long time now. My sister bought be the Dolce Vita eyeshadow quad a couple of birthdays ago and I have been hooked ever since! So, when the lovely girls at Charlotte Tilbury send over a few new things to try I was sooooo excited! I’ve given them all a good & thorough trial now, so I wanted to let you all know what I thought!
I think everyone must have heard of this mask by now, as
it’s all over social media and the blogosphere! I’ve been green with envy
seeing everyone in their mask selfies, so I was ecstatic when the darlings at
Charlotte Tilbury sent it over for me to try a while ago! Before I even begin
talk about the product, I just wanted to give a mention to the super-classy and
chic packaging! As with all of Charlotte Tilbury’s products, they’re always
presented to beautifully! It also makes such a big difference to me when a mask
comes in a tube like this, as it feels so much easier to dispense just the
right amount so as not to waste any!
Now onto my thoughts on the actual product! I’ve always been
a lover of cleansing masks, as my face get really congested easily, especially
in extreme hot or cold weather. Although the mask is clay based, I really didn’t
find it at all drying on my skin! Normally I have to reach for a moisturiser
right away after a cleansing mask, but with this I didn’t feel like that at
all! In fact, I never felt like applying anything afterwards, as my skin was
feeling more and more perfected every time I used it!
I’ve been using this twice a week for almost a month now,
and I have to admit that at first I wasn’t noticing much of a difference (other
than a lovely smoothness that I felt from first wear!), but after the second
week, I’m really seeing that my pores look so much smaller and my face
altogether tighter than usual. And the weird this is it always stays like this
for at least a day afterwards! I love it! I’ll definitely be using this mask for a while to come – it
really seems to agree perfectly with my skin!
Another product that I’ve seen get a lot of positive
attention was Charlotte’s Magic Foundation – it seems to work so well for a lot
people, and I have definitely joined that group! I normally steer away from
fuller coverage foundations, but this one is so well balanced that I don’t get
any of the issues I normally get with a full coverage foundation, like
patchiness, dryness & unevenness throughout the day!
I think it must be because it’s packed with so many
skin-loving ingredience, but I definitely feel like this is a ‘your skin but
better’ product. I’d say the finish on me was satin, on the way to matte, and
really lasted throughout the work day – which was impressive! I’ve tried
applying with both a brush and beauty blender and I feel like there’s little
difference in the application between the two, other than that I felt the BB
was a little quicker – but this is fairly standard for me! It took powder
really well, although I used very little with it, as I really didn’t see
evidence of my usual side-of-nose oiliness! Another massive plus for me!
It left a really flattering blur-effect on my skin, and I
could still see my freckles and natural contours of my face. I absolutely hate
to look too caked, but I didn’t have to worry about that with this foundation!
I was also really impressed that it contain full-spectrum SPF 15, which is just
enough to fight off every-day British sun exposure, without the heaviness and
unevenness that I get with other higher-SPF foundations!
All in all a great foundation with a perfect balance of all
the things I normally look for; not patchy or uneven throughout the day, not
drying or too matte and full of great skincare ingredients as an added
Let’s be honest, we all have days when we get up feeling a
little crappy and the last thing we want to do in the morning is slap on a full
face. Some days I can’t even be bothered with mascara (*ehem* today…)! That’s
when a product like this is perfect for me! If any of you follow me on Insta
and saw my story from back when this arrived, you’ll know I was really looking
forward to it being great for hot or humid days, where foundation is just not
okay to wear! Well, I’m happy to say I can confirm that it’s as good as I hoped
for this! I have to admit, when I was a little put off (I have no idea why…) by
the idea of it being ‘Unisex’ – I think perhaps I thought it would be a little
too subtle, but I was really pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous natural glow
I got when I used it! It’s been an absolute god-sent for weekdays at work, when
my face is being beaten up a really dry, dehydrating office (air-con life)!
I apply it with my fingers, and it blends out perfectly. It
comes out of the tube as a white cream but turns to a beautiful good-for-all
skin colour once it’s on your face (erm, witchcraft!) – How cool is that?! As
it claims, it leaves a beautiful, natural glow that I only had to apply minimal
powder too in my oilier areas. It lasts really well and actually left my skin
feeling fab after removing it at night! This is probably down to the richly
moisturising formula – and I’m here for it all day long! I honestly looked like
I’d just had a facial each time I wore it, and frequently got compliments on
how fresh and healthy my skin looked!
I’d definitely recommend this for someone who likes a little
colour and glow, without the heavy coverage. It’s perfect for lifting dull
skin, giving it a gorgeous, glowing pick me up!