Is it magical? Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation Medium Review, Swatch, Price

Here's a review on Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in Medium.

PRICE: Around P2,400.00
FROM: Charlotte Tilbury, UK
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available through online resellers locally


I've been wanting to get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury's goodies ever since the Internet became abuzz with her products, specifically Magic Foundation. Someone messaged me on Instagram one time and she asked if there's anything I wanted from the UK (she happens to be a reseller, although she's not very much out there) and I immediately asked if she could get me Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation.

Now here's what I think about this much raved foundation.


According to Charlotte Tilbury, she's worked with her chemist to develop a foundation that's weightless yet provides full coverage to the skin and Magic Foundation is born. It promises to conceal redness, cover imperfections, smooth out pores, and brighten skin while maintaining a second skin look.

Formula is boosted with Laricyl, a mushroom extract that helps tighten pores and provide moisture. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres plump the skin while helping maintain moisture. Finally, Supercharged Vitamin C, a counterpart of Ascorbic Acid, is apparently more efficient in delivering energy and protection to the cells compared to the latter.


What got me hooked on CT's product is the packaging; it's one of the most luxurious I've encountered and I'm loving the burgundy-rose gold errthang concept. Her packaging looks like jewelry.

When I asked to be matched, the SAs at CT UK told me that my shade match in Magic Foundation is Medium. The main seemed okay, but the problem is the undertone is too orange. :/ Medium is a tan shade with rich olive undertone.

Pigmentation is medium to heavy. Consistency is a light cream and true enough, it is lightweight despite the good coverage. Product has no scent.


Bare skin

1 1/2 layers of Magic Foundation

I normally use two layers with full coverage foundation, but this one, since it looks dark for my skin tone, I minimize. Full coverage foundations tend to look a bit darker when it has finally set because of the richer pigment concentration.

I did not use corrector in this photo and it has concealed some of my post- acne scars, thanks to the strong orange-ish undertone, although if I use only one layer, some of my marks are peeping through. 

As for the second skin look promise, I find that to be true. Props to its smoothing effect as well.

I set it with Coty Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage to minimize the orange tone. Finish is soft matte. Staying power is okay at 3 hours, but it can't control oil as much as my faves, Kat Von D Lock It Foundation and Flormar Mat Touch Foundation.

Overall, what I like about Magic Foundation is how easy to blend and use the formula is, how it feels weightless despite the good coverage, and how it smooths out the skin. I'm just a little underwhelmed with the coverage because I was expecting a really impressive coverage, somewhat close to KVD's Lock It; after all, this product claims that it's full coverage, plus it didn't help that the product looks orange on me too. This is for you if you're not into heavy coverage, but still want some form of coverage to improve the skin's look. My advise is research hard on what shade suits you best most especially if you are ordering online because it's not cheap!


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15 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wow! It looks ok and flawless naman sayo Martha! Wala naman ako g nakikitang hint ng orangey sa face mo. It looks very flawless and parang natural lanh yung itsura and hindi halatang naka foundation. I love it!

  2. I wanted to get some product from charlotte tilbury but not this foundation coz with its price id rather get a marc jacobs re(marc)able foundation. Im eyeing on charlotte tilbury contour pallete and lipsticks. It was a great review though 😉
    P.S you always look amazing on everything ms marta 😘

  3. Ang ganda ng coverage nya.. no need for concealer or corrector nga.. but... eng mehel nye! hehehe..

  4. Wow! Ang ganda ng lalagyan at ang pretty pretty mo talaga martha..mejo nabroken hearted lang ako sa presho 😂 love your kilay..

  5. Wow ang ganda ng final look oh my natago talaga lahat ng blemishes napakakinis.

  6. It really does the job very well Ms. Martha in concealing your acne scars with just 1 1/2 pump :) This foundation is really a special one Ms. Martha :)

  7. Ang ganda nga! full coverage tlga a di sya sobrang basa, tama po? kasi ang liquid foundation po kasi sa iba is super basa na parang tubig at ang iba naman ay super lagkit, pero yan po parang natural na creamy foundation ah..I like it! first time narinig at nakita ko po product na yan sa blog mo madam...thanks for sharing!

  8. Napaka informative nito. I'm a bit shock dahil sobrang expensive.I really can't buy that haha. I enjoyed reading your review about it and also I really love your look on that last pic. Your beauty is truly wonderful and thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about that product. So excited to read more reviews here on your blog. Love lots Ate Martha. 😘😘

  9. This is my first time hearing Charlotte Tilbury. Maganda sya ate, though I agree with you medyo orange nga sya sayo. Pero after setting it with Coty Airspun naman, ang ganda na ng look! ❤ It does hide your acne scars kahit wala ka pang corrector/concealer. I think if it's not too orange for you, sobrang ganda ng kalalabasan nyan. 😊 kaso yung price nakakagulat 😂😂😂 As usual ate, I love your detailed review! I didn't know mushroom (extract) could tighten pores and provides moisture. 😍

  10. Ang mahal hehe pero maganda. Okay naman pong tignan kasi parang natural lang ang dating. Parang ang healthy tignan ng skin which makes it more beautiful. Ang madalas ko lang makita dati yung mga lipsticks ng Charlotte Tilbury, ang gaganda. Maganda rin pala yung foundation :)

  11. Ang ganda ng coverage! Kaso super expensive, pero ang ganda talaga eh. Yung coverage yung nagdala na makikita mong may nagbago sa paglagay.

  12. Nakaka fresh ang finish but ung price hindi lol! Looks very good on you, too bad hindi ok ang oil control tsk!

  13. The finish is good! You look great, Ms. Martha! Although it's too pricey, I think it's still a good investment for a lot of people. It looks natural and lightweight, actually :) I hope they'd improve the oil control tho. :)

  14. I really love how honest you are sa lahat ng reviews mo. 😊 It looks good on you Ms.M! And it really concealed your blemishes and acne scars. Ganda! You look fresh. Pero parang di kaya ng bulsa ko to. 😅

  15. First time ko makarinig netong product na toh tapos yong Review mo Madam talagang tutok ako. Sobrang ganda po lalo sa final look. May ganap na glowy natural finish...nakakabilib talaga. Forget the price-- pag maganda talaga at mapapaWOW ka, for sure WOW din ang mahal.


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