I think we can all agree that TikTok has the power to make or break beauty products—especially foundations. And one that I see on my For You page all the time is the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation. It’s gone viral so, of course, I just had to try it. Here, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this trending product.
According to the Charlotte Tilbury website, Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation is a buildable, medium coverage, hydrating foundation that promises to make your skin glow instantly. It’s formulated with rose complex and hyaluronic acid to help brighten, hydrate, smoothen, and even out your skin with each wear. If you’ve seen its packaging, it actually has a crazy amount of claims, including boosting skin’s radiance by up to 285%. Basically, it promises to give you *beautiful skin.* It also promises up to 16 hours of wear and defense against pollution. The foundation comes in a squeezy tube and a pump, making it a great option to travel with.
The foundation comes in 30 shades, but only 8 of them were labeled warm. This made it extra hard for me to find my shade since there was a lack of shades with yellow undertones in the light-medium spectrum of the range. Thankfully, the neutral shades skewed more olive than peach, and I settled with the shade 6 Neutral. I can’t tell if it looks dark on me or if I’m just not used to the undertone, but I can make it work.
The first time I saw this foundation, I thought it would be more like a skin tint. That’s just the vibe I got with its packaging and knowing that skin tints have been super popular lately. But this is a foundation through and through, and it packs a lot of coverage. It claims to have medium coverage, but I feel like it looks more full on my skin. Granted, I don’t really have acne or dark spots to cover, so I’m not sure how well they could conceal those. It does even out redness really well, though.
It has a runny consistency and one pump is enough to cover my whole face. As for its finish, it’s really radiant, but it doesn’t give your skin a wet look. It quite literally looks glowy on the skin and I actually love how it makes my complexion look. Since it’s so radiant, I find that it kinds of highlights the pores on my nose and cheeks. This isn’t something uncommon with dewy foundations, but this foundation claimed to not do that.
I definitely do have to set it to blur those pores and keep myself from looking overly glowy. If you intend on setting it, I suggest testing it with different powders. When I set it with the One/Size Ultimate Setting Powder, it highlighted texture I didn’t know I had between my eyebrows, but I didn’t have this issue when I set it with the Shiseido Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Matte Powder.
It lasts pretty well for 8 hours, but I had to blot my skin after around 3 hours of wear. Not really a big deal but the foundation did have claims of decreasing the look of oiliness and shine. I definitely suggest setting it and using a setting spray if you plan on wearing a mask.
Overall, I enjoy using the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation. Its radiant finish is really beautiful and it’s a great pick if you love dewy bases. Though I will say its claims are kind of outlandish and exaggerated, but if you can look past that, then I think you’ll really love this viral base.
Check out the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation in action on my TikTok!