I tried out the new Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation and I’m obsessed

Since its launch in 2013, Charlotte Tilbury has become a firm favourite in makeup bags worldwide. It’s grown a cult like following with celebrities so it’s no surprise that Kate Moss, Phoebe Dynevor and Jourdan Dunn were the face of the new launch.

Beautiful Skin Foundation follows in the footsteps of the brands original foundation Airbrush Flawless Foundation that debuted in 2019 and is a go-to for those who love a full coverage base. The new formula promises a hydrated, smoother, and brighter complexion with an impressive 16-hour wear time to help you achieve the ‘no make-up’ makeup look. It boasts an impressive 30 shades and offers an online colour matching service with one of their foundation experts.

Phoebe Dynevor for Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation Campaign

The Application

When trialling this foundation I decided to keep my skincare and primer the same as I normally would so I could really test how it works for me and my skin. For full transparency, every day I start by cleansing with the Fresh ‘Rose Deep Hydration Toner’ and then prime using the VIEVE ‘Skin Nova’.

I have a ‘normal’ skin type and like a hydrated, radiant foundation that will last all day, doesn’t sink into my smile lines and is great value for money.

After initially applying two pumps of the foundation directly to my face and trying to blend it out with a brush, I quickly realised a beauty blender would be the quickest way to achieve an even, smooth application. Although the foundation can be applied beautifully with a brush, I did find it easier to blend it out with my beauty sponge especially around my nose and eyes.

Once the foundation had been applied it gave my skin the morning wakeup it needed but still felt incredibly lightweight. It blended beautifully with my concealer and after applying powder under my eyes it didn’t look or feel dry and still gave a very natural look. What more could I ask for?

The Verdict

After wearing the foundation for 12 hours while at work it’s safe to say I was impressed. Not only did it stay all day, but it also didn’t sink into my smile lines or the creases under my eyes. My skin looked naturally radiant and found my whole face of makeup to be practically the same as it was when I first applied it at 6am.

I would go as far as to say that with a slight touch up of bronzer and highlighter, my makeup would be more than ready for a night out drinking with the girls. It really does have an incredible 16-hour wear!

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation Campaign Image


Overall I feel this foundation is worth the money. If you are after a long-lasting, radiant, ‘your skin but better’ foundation this is for you. It’s a great reliable foundation that you can easily manipulate to provide as little or as much coverage as you desire without having to compromise on the longevity or finish. This foundation has become a cult product in my makeup bag and only inspired me to explore more of Charlotte Tilbury’s products.  

By Georgia Hollis

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