November 7, 2019

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation in 7.5 Neutral - Review and Swatch

I got this new Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation because I am loving everything British these days. My trip to London made me fall in love with the city and everything it has to offer including the lovely beauty products that I have been using for years. I even went to Borough Market for Neal's Yard Remedies! I feel blessed to have experienced the best time with my family in London and I wish the same for you all :o)
Anyways, so you will soon see more of Charlotte Tilbury on my blog as I start posting the holiday gifts and I am sort of juggling with whether this brand is worth the price tag. It definitely has a gorgeous packaging and the formula and fragrance is great but I had some issues with this  foundation. This was also the only liquid foundation that I took on my trip to Europe last month and it makes my skin appear flawless in every single photo, though I wiped it off at the end of the day because it turns into an oily mess in the humidity of Italian cities and London. 
For swatches and more keep reading...

From the swatches below, you can see that this shade is more golden with bright yellow undertones that should not work for my medium-neutral skintone, but some how in the Italian sun it appeared just flawless... I never felt that my neck was another color from my face and somehow it did not appear so yellow on my face. Which is as strange as it sounds! Maybe it oxidized on my skin, or maybe I got a golden glow in Italy...who knows ;o)

Swatched indoors

Swatched in direct sunlight
In the swatch above, my skin does look yellow and matches the foundation as I took this photo under direct sunlight .. so this foundation loves the sun, I believe.

Comparison to my other foundations

Just a quick glance above and you can figure out how light the 7.5 - Neutral shade of this Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation looks on my skin, especially when compared to my other foundations. The golden undertones shine bright compared to my neutral undertone foundations. I am now quite sure that this foundation oxidizes and turns slightly more orange than yellow to match my skintone. It also becomes oily so I can't call it a long-wear foundation. It certainly isn't.

As for the coverage, I love how it's a natural , 'skin-looking' full coverage foundation, that truly covers everything in a few brush strokes. Yes, I use a foundation brush and it blends beautifully, though I felt it blends best with fingers and something I have done when I couldn't find my makeup brushes in my suitcase. It sets on its own but I still used a setting powder for a completely poreless look and also to increase longevity. The setting powder does help to control the oiliness that happens after 5-6 hours. 

I must mention that my skin type is normal-dry which becomes more dry in the fall/winter. Since Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation gets messy in the humidity of Italy and London, I feel it should be great for Calgary which is deathly dry all year long. 

Overall, I am pleased with the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation - it has a great texture, a lovely fragrance and blends beautifully. Its not long-wearing on me and since during my trip, I would literally wipe it off my face with a kleenex, made me want to return it to Sephora on my return. I was disappointed at how it made my skin look after a cruise trip on River Thames but now as I write this blog, I do feel I could have used it for the holidays without expecting my skin to get dry after a few hours. 

Anyways, so that was what I though about this foundation and if you have tried it or planning to purchase, do let me know what you think about the new Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation (C$56 for 30ml).

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