Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation Review
Over the last few weeks, I have been testing out the brand new Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation. As a big Charlotte Tilbury fan, I was super excited when I heard about this full-coverage foundation release.
Description from Charlotte Tilbury
FLAWLESS IS A FEELING! Discover the secret to a FLAWLESS, PORELESS-looking, confident complexion. Charlotte’s ground-breaking Airbrush Flawless Foundation is where makeup magic meets skincare science! A stay all day, weightless, full-coverage formula with a natural matte finish, available in 44 FLAWLESSLY MATCHED shades.
- 44 shades
As with every Charlotte Tilbury product, the packaging for the Airbrush Flawless Foundation is beautiful. It comes encased in a pretty weighted frosted glass bottle with the Charlotte Tilbury classic rose gold lid, text and logo on the front. It both looks and feels so luxurious! This foundation bottle also had a pump which makes it very easy to dispense and ensures you get the most out of this product. I was really impressed with the design of the packaging, it’s definitely the prettiest foundation bottle I’ve ever owned.
I ordered this foundation online which is always a risky move, but with the help of Findation.com, I was luckily able to order my perfect colour match!
The consistency of the Airbrush Flawless Finish foundation was a lot thinner and runnier than I’m used to. I was a little worried it wasn’t going to be as full coverage as I was hoping for. Before applying this foundation I used my Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer as I normally would and then used 1 pump of the foundation to start with. It applied really nicely to my skin and blended out easily, covering the majority of my scarring and blemishes.
I did end up using a second pump for extra coverage and it was easy to build. It felt pretty nice albeit a little tacky and didn’t have any kind of scent to it. Once it was applied I set it with the RCMA No Colour Powder as I always do. I was really happy with the results at first, it definitely made my skin look flawless and poreless…until a few hours in.
Very quickly it started to feel extremely heavy and greasy. I have oily to combination skin and this foundation claims to give a natural matte finish which is what I would tend to go for. I’m used to wearing full-coverage foundations and this one has been one of the only ones where I’ve really felt it on my face.
I applied the foundation around 7am and around 12pm it had worn off in several places, even in places where I hadn’t touched my skin, was looking very shiny and I’m pretty certain it had oxidised a little bit. By 6pm my pores were very prominent as were my smile lines and it looked so cakey. It was not a good look!
I’ve tried this foundation with several different primers and moisturisers but nothing I try makes it stay on for more than a few hours. I absolutely hate how this foundation makes my skin look, I don’t think I’ve ever tried a foundation that’s made me look this bad and honestly I am so disappointed.
No makeup – as you can see I have quite a bit of scarring I want to cover up.
Shortly after I finished applying my makeup. The foundation looked great to start with and my skin really was poreless. (I have not used Facetune on any of these pictures).
At the end of the day. The foundation had worn off so much and I looked incredibly cakey.
I really wanted to like this foundation as I love so many other Charlotte Tilbury products but it did not work for my skin AT ALL! The pictures above really speak for themselves…my face at the end of the day was an absolute mess.
My friend happened to buy a new foundation at the same time, the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation which coincidentally she hated too. So, as we’re the same shade, we’ve done a foundation swap. Strangely enough, the Born This Way foundation works really well for me and the Airbsurh Flawless Finish Foundation works really well for her so neither one will be wasted.
It goes without saying I will never repurchase this foundation again. For me, it is the furthest away from an airbrush flawless finish!
If you’ve tried the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Foundation let me know what your thoughts are in the comments! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog while you’re here. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!