Guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundations

A Guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundations

 Guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundations

Leave it to Charlotte – she’s got a foundation for all your skin needs. With 3 vastly different options, it was time for a guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundation!

When she originally launched Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics, I was surprised to see there was only one, light coverage, foundation.

Charlotte has made a name for herself in the beauty world as the queen of glam, glowing, candlelit skin and since the launch, she’s added two more bases options. I’ve tried all three thoroughly so I can break down each one and compare the formulas for you all!

Guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundations





Light Wonder Foundation is Charlotte’s first and the lightest in coverage, yet easily most forgiving to texture.

It’s a gorgeous skin-like hydrating formula that can be built up to medium coverage, with a slightly dewy finish. Idea application is brush or hands in my opinion, as a sponge would soak up too much product.

The shade range is the most disappointing in this formula with only 10 options, with more inclusivity needed in darker shades. 

The packaging is fantastic; Slim, squeeze tube that is completely travel-friendly.

The formula would be best suited for dry, normal and combo complexion. 



The second addition to Charlotte’s foundation range is Magic Foundation.

The formula is creamy and blends well with brush or sponge and settles to a slightly radiant satin finish. I feel like the longevity in wear time of Magic Foundation is much longer than Light Wonder, without ever getting cakey. 

The shade range is significantly better with 20 options in a broad range. There isn’t a load of different undertones, but there are options for olive, neutral and yellow mostly. 

The packaging is a glass bottle with a well controllable pump. 

The formula would be best suited for dry, normal, combination or slightly oily skin. 

Guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundations


Airbrush Flawless Foundation is the latest in Charlotte’s range and easily the most full coverage.

While this foundation claims to be ultra-hydrating, I actually find it very, very matte. It sets fast, so working with a sponge or brush in small sections is ideal to get the airbrush finish it claims.

The shade range is most impressive in size with 50 options, but some of the undertones can lean very peach, in the neutral category especially. 

The packaging is a glass oval bottle, that is taller than the other two, with a pump that dispenses small amounts at a time (ideal considering how fast this sets!). 

This formula is best suited for those with normal to oily skin, or aren’t concerned with skin texture in their complexion. 

It’s also worth noting that this has a distinct fragrance to it – almost a bit like tobacco floral. I don’t notice it much once it’s on, but it is definitely something to be wary of if you have fragrance sensitivities. 




Guide to Charlotte Tilbury Foundations

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