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Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..

I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.

 

Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge! 

 

Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Smiley Very Happy Thanks in advance!

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@spiderlashes

I'm really Eyeing 😉 The Magic Eye Cream. CHARLOTTE TILBURY - Magic Eye Rescue Cream

 I've read some reviews, I just have a hard time trusting reviews.

 

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@GG84 I've been using this in the evening for a couple months. It's fine - I don't have any problems with it, but I don't have major undereye concerns either. I don't notice a brightening effect to dark circles, which are usually when I'm tired/dehydrated/stressed. But it does seem to keep my skin nicely moisturized without any adverse effects! 

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@GG84 Overall I found it to be moisturizing but it didn't work for my sensitive eyes. It kept making them water a lot (kind of like what happened to me with the DE Vitamin C eye serum). But in the time I used it (i tried to make it work for way longer than I probably should have) I found it hydrating and easily absorbed. I didn't use it long enough though to see if it really effected under eye circles 

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@Kim888

Thanks for the info. I too was sensitive to DE C-Tango, i'm thinking we have the same kind of eye skin (that sounds weird) issues. What do you currently use?

 

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@GG84 I use the Korres Black Pine 3D Sculpting, Firming & Lifting Super Eye Serum as my primary under eye care. I've had a lot of luck with it (this is my second tube). And then I usually just layer an eye cream over it. I used the Farmacy dew it all for a while which worked with my sensitive eyes. Now I'm trying out the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream. I think I'll probably go back to the Farmacy though or try something else when I finish. the Bobbi Brown is really hydrating but not sure if it's different enough to justify the price. 

 

What are you using right now? 

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@Kim888

I had gone on a La Mer kick a few months back. I have the Eye Concentrate but its incredibly rich. I've developed a spot of milia at the far outter corner of my right eye. I was looking to switch to something new. 

 

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Yes, I was very excited and had the launch on my personal calendar, haha! I used one of my $100 Rouge Rewards for this order. Hoping I like some of the items as this is my first experience with this brand:

 

Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder- 1 Fair

Light Wonder Foundation- 2 Fair (When I added this to my cart, it added a Beauty Blender sample oddly enough)

Lip Cheat Lip Liner- Pillowtalk

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick - B!tch Perfect

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick - Penelope Pink

Full Fat Lashes Mascara

 

I also REALLY want to get the Eyes In Your Stars palette. I know Nordstrom's is preordering it, and it comes out w/them next Wednesday 9/19 I think, so I may order it from them to be safe. 

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@nomzCookie, I love the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks, I have several colors.  I hope you love them!

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@nomzCookie wow exciting! B!tch perfect is on my list too! The new palette coming out looks beautiful... I missed out on the pillow talk palette, hoping it will come to Sephora at some point as it looks like something I would wear everyday.

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@nomzCookie sounds like some awesome purchases!!! Hope you love everything

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Does anyone have experience with the lightest CT foundation shades?  I'm a 1Y01 on Sephora's Color IQ, but the site is recommending shade 4 in the Magic foundation for me.  That seems awfully dark based on the picture and my usual experience of being the lightest shade in every range I can wear.  Do these foundations run realllllly pale, or is there just a glitch in the algorithm?

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@sandykat79 FWIW, I always take the Sephora IQ with a grain of salt. It's a tool that can help you narrow down your options, but it is far from perfect and I often find the results to be inconsistent. Part of the problem is that the shade library for the Color IQ is fairly limited, and really could be expanded (e.g. there's no 1R01 result - 1Y01 is the lightest, which is for neutral undertones, but not everyone who is a light shade will want a neutral undertone, as some are warmer and others cooler). 

 

However, in my experience the CT shade range runs fairly light. Have you seen the shade chart from CT? You might find it helpful.

 

You'll notice that Magic Foundation has lighter options that Light Wonder in general.

 

I wear Light Wonder in 1 Fair, especially during the summer, as it's a sheerer coverage so it can work for me. I'd say it's fairly neutral. I found the Magic shades to be a little trickier to match and seemed warmer, but perhaps that's because they're fuller coverage. I haven't tried the new 0 shade, but 1 was my closest match although 2 was doable. 

 

What other foundations have you found that are a match for you?

 

Charlotte Tilbury shade range.JPG

 

 

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Thanks for the info @lachaton  My best colour match is Fenty in 100, and when I'm "tanned" I use Urban Decay Naked Skin in 0.5.  I never entirely trust the Color IQ tool, but it is usually helpful to get an idea of which shades to test.  I have very neutral undertones.

I was looking at the Magic foundation because of the wider shade range, but the Light Wonder is more my desired level of coverage.  I'll probably just have to wait until they start carrying the line in stores and I can test it in person.  Returns in Canada are a pain and a half.

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@sandykat79 Fair 1 might work for you in Light Wonder since it's sheer. It blends well, so I don't have a problem with it looking too dark (and I find it gives me a bit of a healthy glow). I suspect you'd likely be the new 0 or 1 in the Magic Foundation. Something to note - Charlotte Tilbury direct has, in the past, included samples of the foundation when you order it so that you can test the shade first (and often have included another near shade or two so you can compare) before opening up the product. 

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I noticed Magic Away and Magic Powder are for sale online at retailers that carry CT, including Beautylish.

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I thought it was always $45 USD 😮 for the powder. I think I will hold up on order the powder until the smell issue is addressed 

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Has anyone purchased the Genius Magic Powder?  Mine smells SO bad, like it's rancid or something.  I'm not sure if there's supposed to be a scent and mine is just off, or if it's supposed to smell this way?  Otherwise I really like the powder (doesn't look cakey on my dry skin) but the smell lingers after applying and the odor is just horrible...

 

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@seaofcowards Yep, as others have mentioned, CT says that smell is normal. I wouldn’t call it a “waxy” smell... well, unless we’re talking about a candle made of mushrooms, wet earth, and sour yeast. Smiley Very Happy 

 

I bought mine (from Nordstrom) sight unseen and scent unsmelled because I already have and like the Airbrush Flawless Finish pressed powder. I figured a loose powder version would work even better for me. I was right! This powder is almost perfect for my dry, alligator skin under eyes. The only problem I have is the smell. I’m trying to get used to it. It helps that I only wear it under my eyes, so I don’t have a ton of it caked on. (I don’t coat my skin in lots of concealer and then bake with tons of powder.) In another thread, I said I’d try misting it with a pleasantly scented refresher spray to see if that helps. We’ll see. 

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I wouldn’t describe mine as smelling waxy either! Good to know you haven’t had the same problem with the pressed powder though - I had been wanting to try it, but after getting the loose powder I was afraid the pressed would smell the same. 

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@seaofcowards I used up an entire pan of the pressed powder recently and it didn't have any smell at all - completely different from the loose powder! 

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@seaofcowards, @WinglessOne just mentioned the smell on another thread, so it may be the product's actual smell.

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