Charlotte Tilbury airbrush foundation- Honest opinion

I am more of a light to medium coverage fan due to the heavy feeling that full coverage products often leave but as I was drawn to the Charlotte tilbury airbrush foundation after reading it’s description, I thought I might as well give it a go.

So I ended up purchasing it and recorded my favourite aspects as well as anything I wasn’t too keen on.

Here goes!

Shade selection

Charlotte Tilbury airbrush foundation

One thing that I like about this foundation is that it has a great range with over 40 shades, I think around 44 shades to be precise. What’s even more cool is the inclusion of all undertones, cool, warm and neutral.

Usually with other foundations, I would have to purchase at least two different shades and mix them up to get the closest matching tone however this definitely wasn’t the case with the Charlotte Tilbury airbrush flawless foundation.

The fairest shade of them all is a cool with pink undertone called 1, and the richest is shade 16 in neutral undertone with all other shades being in between.

The shade 5 fair medium with cool undertones is the best suited for my skin.

Application/ blendability

I applied the foundation using a beauty blender by dabbing it and then blended it with a foundation brush. Application was super easy as was blending.

I take quite a while to blend so I’m quite impressed that the formula didn’t dry or stick to my skin. It blended smoothly even after a good few seconds of me just dabbing.

Using a primer beforehand, for sure gives you a much easier canvas to work on!

Heavyweight or lightweight

Charlotte Tilbury promises that this full coverage foundation is weightless but is it actually?

Well I can say it does in a way stay true to what it states. When I first apply the formula it definitely felt light however after a good few hours it started to feel a little tight. I’m not sure if it’s due to me not being used to full coverage foundation or it actually is.

There was one thing I noticed which I didn’t really like. It started to oxidize once I opened it so the best thing to do is to get a shade that’s a little lighter than your usual.

I have combination skin which means I’m likely to experience large pores from the oiliness whilst the rest of the areas are dry, signaling it needs moisturizing.

This particular foundation claims to moisturize for up to 24 hours, which is quite a time and according to the website, 95% of the people surveyed agree that their pores were reduced.

But how did the experience go for me?

On my t zone areas, where I’d sometimes have visible pores, it did seem to cover it up well and the dry areas also showed no signs of dehydration, so a win for my skin then.

The coverage was great too, I was able to hide my spot marking as well as redness caused by them. The dark mark just under the eye was able to disappear with just one layer too.

How long does it last?

I can’t seem to find specifically on the site how long this foundation is ment to last apart from the ‘stay all day’ phrase. But judging by this, I would consider a product as an all day wear if it lasts over at least 9 hours.

This foundation, with primer and setting powder, got me through well over 9 hours so it definitely ticks the ‘stay all day’ box.


Overall I rate this foundation an 8/10. I like that there were no cakiness, no transferring, it lasted long and blends easily.

The thing which I think can put me off is the pricing and a little of the oxidization.

Do you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to drop them down below!

Or if you want more then click here for a review on the Charlotte Tilbury magic foundation or here for Charlotte Tilbury brow lift!

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