I recently had the opportunity to get a mini-makeover at the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Nordstrom Fashion Valley. The reason for my visit was to get a sample of the new Magic Foundation. When I am able, I like to get color matched by a professional makeup artist so that I'm not standing around the counter like a bumbling idiot trying to see which shade looks best on me.
Luckily that day, my friend's girlfriend was working at the Charlotte Tilbury counter and did more than color match me. She asked me if I wanted her to do up my whole face and I'd have been idiot to say no. Tracy pulled out all the stops and began with skin prep. I was able to try to a handful of the skincare products, including the Magic Cream.
I was really impressed with the Magic Foundation and decided to purchase one for myself. It is definitely full coverage and needs a primer, but it is so long lasting and hardly ever transfers when blotting. I wore it when I went to the Philippines, in the hot humid weather and it stayed on, without sliding or anything. It has a very moisturizing feel to it and the finish is demi-matte. I am honestly in shock and do think it's worth the $44. I've bought foundation more expensive than that and Magic Foundation has outperformed them. I would say it's comparable to Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation except the Magic Foundation is probably more natural looking.
|Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, close up.|