Sunday 26 April 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

Hello Lovelies, 

If you're a regular reader of my blog you will have seen that I received some Charlotte Tilbury products for both Christmas and my birthday and I also treated myself with some of my birthday money to something from the brand too. Since then I have been letting you know my thoughts on the products I have, and today I am going to let you know my thoughts on the Charlotte Tilbury foundation. 

I have the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in the shade 3 Fair, Simon surprised me with the foundation for my birthday but in January I had had a sample of shades 2 and 3 to try and to be honest I could wear either shade but 3 was the best match for me. The foundation comes in lovely packaging as all CT products do, it is housed in a box with the CT logo on the front and inside is a plastic bottle with a rose gold lid with Charlottes name on it. 

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation £32 (40ml) 

Charlotte describes this foundation as the "holy grail of foundations" she says it illuminates, smooths, hydrates, minimises pores and reduces wrinkles to give you perfect skin. 

Application & My Thoughts

The foundation applies beautifully, I like to apply it with either my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge or my fingers, it is lovely to apply and sinks into my skin nicely. The coverage I would say is a light to medium coverage, if I blend this into my skin with my fingers it gives a nice light coverage but patted onto my skin with the RT sponge it gives more coverage. In the spring I like to change my foundations up a bit and go from wearing a pretty full coverage foundation, my usual choice is the Illamasqua Skin Base (read my review here) to a less coverage foundation, and for the last couple of years I have chosen MAC Face & Body I much prefer a less heavy coverage in the spring.

I have very dry and dehydrated skin and because my skin is super dehydrated it brings with it awful and extremely unwanted fine lines, especially around and under my eyes and on my forehead. I also have very visible pores on my nose, chin and around my nose, all this sounds very attractive doesn't it? The CT foundation as I said applies beautifully but it also doesn't settle into my fine lines and I find it hydrating too, it does a good job of concealing my pores too and covers blemishes well although if it were a particularly angry looking blemish, concealer would be needed. My skin looks smooth and I do think it looks illuminated too,  I haven't noticed a difference with it reducing wrinkles I'm afraid but it doesn't settle into any lines I have so that is a definite bonus. 

Me wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation (shade 3 Fair) 

Overall Thoughts & Would I Re Purchase?

Overall I really like the foundation, it applies well, feels nice on my skin, doesn't settle into any fine lines I have, smooths and illuminates my skin and feels nice and hydrating, so I'd say apart from reducing the wrinkles it does exactly what it says on the tin. 

Another thing I like is that there is 40ml of product and usually with a foundation there is only 30ml so you're getting an extra 10ml which is good. The light wonder foundation can also be used to cover imperfections on the body although I haven't actually tried this, it contains an SPF of 15 and is suitable for all skin types. I would definitely recommend this foundation if like me you prefer a lighter base in the spring or summer months or you prefer a lighter coverage in general. It's a lovely product and looks and feels lovely on the skin. 

If you would like to try the foundation you can find it on line at the Charlotte Tilbury website or Selfridges priced at £32 on both sites. 

What is your go to foundation for the spring? Let me know in the comments and I'll reply asap. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always, 

Zoe x

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