Charlotte Tilbury Two Magic Miracles

9 November 2015

I think you've all sussed by now, that my love for Charlotte Tilbury makeup is strong - I blame total babe Anna for my obsession, but what's not to love?

I've not worn foundation in years and, when I say years, I'm talking at least most of my twenties. I'm more of a tinted moisturiser gal as I, nor my skin can't stand that heavy feeling you get when you're wearing a lot of makeup. CT's most raved about product to date, the Magic Foundation was something I was very excited about - and the hype seemed to be real, so with Winter coming and my Summer glow a thing of the past it was time to see what all the fuss was about, so off I trudged to Selfridges.  

The details
It's been described as a 'flawless, poreless, long-lasting' formula, with a whopping 15 shades in total. It's £29.50 for 30ml and comes in the most gorgeous glass bottle with a rose gold lid. I mean, the packaging for me was a winner but then again I'm a massive magpie when it comes to all things rose gold. There's a pump application that deposits a good enough amount and although the formula is quite thick, it blends like a dream with the coverage being medium to full. 

As I said, it blends well - I slap on my Flash balm by Elemis before, and use my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage face brush to apply and blend it all in. It lasts most of the day for me, with the odd touch up if I'm staying out past my (usual) bed time. 

The one thing that majorly sold it to me? The finish - It looks natural, feels light on my skin and isn't too matte or shiny. 

Now, this is where I would've ended the post...if it hadn't been for another CT purchase that happened to slip into my basket whilst at the counter. Those Beauty counter gals and guys know how to sell their stuff.

On the same day that the Magic Foundation launched, the Mini Miracle Eye Wand also did. This product was five years in the making, and I'd been thinking about going on the hunt to replace my beauty staple, Touche Eclat for a while now.

This little pen is described as creating the appearance of 8 hours sleep in two clicks by expertly covering dark circles and lines, smoothing out bags or hollows, brightening the eye contour and hydrating the skin’s surface for a dewy, luminous finish.

I wouldn't say it gives me that exact appearance but, it certainly conceals the grey bags under my eyes more successfully than the other eye pen in my makeup bag. Plus, it has an eye cream at the other end of the pen which leaves the under-eye area smooth and soft. What's not to like?

A foundation to suit dry AND greasy skin? An under eye pen that is a potential winner over my must-loved Touche Eclat? CT, you are my new makeup BFF.

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