Charlotte Tilbury foundations and primers

Charlotte Tilbury Base Products

When it comes to makeup, you know Charlotte Tilbury has some of the best formulas in the beauty industry. I tested all some of her base products and wanted to do a post that could be guide for you to pick the formula you would like to try.

Charlotte Tilbury foundations and primers - Magic Foundation, Wonder Glow, Beauty Flash primer, Hollywood Flawless Filter, The retoucher, Beauty Youth Glow

Newest from the bunch is the Hollywood Flawless Filter which is a hybrid between a primer, makeup perfector and an illuminator. This feels absolutely weightless on the skin and gives a surreal glow without any sight of glitter at all. This customisable complexion booster has the versatility of a face primer, with the mega-watt glow of a highlighter and the perfecting properties of a digital filter. This is an absolute must-have in your makeup collection!

I have shade 4 Medium & 5 Tan and there is quite a difference in both shades. I would suggest choosing 2 shades lighter from your foundation shade if you are going for a lifted highlighted look. I got my hands on this one on the day of launch event and took it along abroad. Believe me or not, I used this every single day since. If you say natural beautiful glow, this is serious business guys. It is just PERFECTION in a bottle and I recommend this to everyone!

This primer has amazing ingredients to give your complexion an instant pick me up and effortlessly dewy look. Skin looks radiant and youthful after applying this primer. This can be used under the foundation or on its own. The primer also has soft-focus effect to blur out any imperfections and large pores. However, I see more of a glow and dewy effect with this one. It makes my skin look healthy and lit from within. If you ask me to pick my top favourite primers, Wonder glow would be one of those perfect ones.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Primer Review

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

For someone with redness on their face, this primer might be a good choice. This colour-correcting, moisturising primer helps to even the skin tone and appear to blur away blemishes. With anti-ageing and anti-redness ingredients including chlorella and Vitamin B3, this brightening face primer is the perfect base for makeup. The primer does not emphasize any imperfections and skin looks bright as well as luminous.

I do not know why this product is not talked about much in the beauty industry but it is actually a miracle product for my dark circles. This concealer doesn’t settle into lines (thanks to thin consistency!) and is richly pigmented (meaning u don’t need much). The concealer seamlessly blends with my skin tone and hides imperfections. Though its perfect for concealing blemishes and slight imperfections, i feel it works really well under eyes too.

Shade 6 is a medium shade with strong salmon undertones which corrects and conceals so I do not need another layer of product to hide my dark circles and blemishes unless I want a brightening product on top.

My skin but better is the best way to describe this foundation. It gives a light buildable coverage with a beautiful glow. The foundation makes your skin look very healthy. This is my everyday pick and is also perfect for holidays when you do not want too much going on your face and just want your skin to look healthy and even. This foundation comes with SPF15 and has some skincare goodness that minimises pores, decreases wrinkles, hydrates, smoothes & illuminates complexion.

Shade 6 Medium is a neutral golden/yellow shade for medium skin with neutral olive undertones. Shade 7 Medium is a neutral caramel shade for medium to tan skin tones with warm golden or olive undertones.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation - Ms Tantrum Blog

If you want that perfect flawless base, magic foundation is the way to go! It gives medium to full coverage depending upon how you apply it and looks absolutely flawless on skin. If you are getting lots of photos taken or going on a special event, this would be right choice for you. I love that Charlotte’s foundations are inclusive of all skin tones and its so easy to find your match online. The brand has an option of choosing samples of products with every order so if you’re not sure of shades, you can try sachet samples first. But Its literally easy to find a shade through her website.

The foundation covers all imperfections giving a perfect skin and it doesn’t sit in your flaws or pores either. The weightless formula is comfortable on the skin and stays put all day. The foundation has an SPF15 which is a plus as it will save an extra product in the morning. This is one of my top picks for special occasion bases. It truly is confidence and perfect looking skin in a bottle. If you have very dry skin, I suggest prepping your skin before makeup

Shade 6 Medium is a neutral golden yellow for medium skin tones with neutral olive undertones. Shade 7 Medium is a neutral caramel for medium to tan skin tones with warm golden or olive undertones.

Charlotte Tilbury Swatches - Magic Foundation shade 6, 7 - Ms Tantrum Blog

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter - Complexion Booster

Charlotte Tilbury Swatches - Wonder Glow & Brightening Youth Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Swatches - Wonder Glow & Brightening Youth Glow - Ms Tantrum BlogCharlotte Tilbury Swatches

Have you tried Charlotte’s any of the base products? If yes, which is your favourite one and if not, which one would you like to try first? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time

Ash xo

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*This post featured PR samples. Opinions are my own and unbiased.


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  1. Thenia says:

    You have such an incredible collection. Thanks for the swatches – Very useful! I really want to try Hollywood Flawless Filter & Youth Glow primer.

  2. Do you happen to know if the primer or flawless filter have silicone? I’m trying to look for a new primer! Also that Retoucher sounds nice!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  3. Candice says:

    Oh wow what a a amazing collection!

    Candice |

  4. Claire Middleton says:

    I love Charlotte Tilbury makeup. Her products are high quality and I really want to try Magic Foundation. By the way I got Hollywood Flawless Filter as you recommended last time and I AM FLIPPIN LOVING IT!

  5. Great products and I. Bookmarking this post for future reference….shade 6 in the foundation looks like a great match for my skintone……I am waiting to buy the light wonder in shade 6 along with done beauty filters Collection….can’t wait to try 😍

  6. Ruchi Verma says:

    I loved shade 6 …such a great collection and awesome review

  7. Angela Nicholson says:

    Okay so I wanted to buy Magic foundation first but now I’m more inclined towards Light Wonder. I feel its a good light to medium coverage. Initially I thought it would be very light coverage like a tinted moisturiser but I am definitely checking thins one out in the store this weekend.

  8. Honestly I am most interested in Light Wonder foundation, the powder and the blushers, have never really been interested in her lipsticks.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  9. Wow! All their products are so unique and loved the swatches. I want to try Hollywood Flawless Filter. Hope it will bring that perfect glow on my skin.

  10. Filters are so in the trend these days. I’d love to try it since it illuminates and beautifies skin.

  11. The finish of the foundations look so flawless . I would love to try out the products from this range.

  12. actually no, I have never tried these products but would love to get my hands on it. the swatches look wonderful

  13. The retouch is the product, I need it badly black circle sometimes does cover up by foundation. This seems perfect for dark circles

  14. Amazing foundations, love their texture and finish. Light wonder shades 6 and 7 are way too compelling for me.

  15. That’d a wonderful compilation of some great products. I’m definitely giving few of them a try.

  16. Charlotte is one of the brands I recently come across my friends and they sure do have some wonderful products for ladies. The info you shared on the Foundation, Glow and other product are useful & will help people pick this brand.

  17. Clara says:

    They have good shades range on the foundation line. I like the overall texture and coverage they give.

  18. Laura says:

    You’ve reminded me how much I want to try more base productsfrom Charlotte Tilbury! The Retouched sounds amazing, and like one of my favourite products that I use from bobbi brown! I want to try CT’s Magic Foundation though, sounds amazing! (Let’s be real I want to try it all…)

    Laura || xx

  19. Toni Robinson says:

    I have only tried her foundations in samples sizes. Loved the light wonder but felt the magic foundation was overpriced for what it did. Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

  20. I have yet to try this brand but the products look so luxurious! I would especially love to try out the primer!

  21. elise says:

    so obsessed with Charlotte!! her primers are my fave!!!

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