Face off #2: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

January 26, 2020

The best thing to happen in Singapore last year was the arrival of Charlotte Tilbury, and my first purchase was of course the new Airbrush Flawless Foundation!  I excitedly bought and shipped Charlotte Tilbury makeup from the UK when the brand first launched years ago, but was never able to try out her foundations in person to get a proper shade match.  And with a whopping 44 shade range, I really had to experience it in person.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation is a full coverage foundation that is unlike anything I’ve ever tried.  The texture itself is lightweight and easy to blend, such that a tiny dot can be easily worked over an entire cheek or half face, making the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation really adaptable.  The finish is velvety, and I love that it does not sink into my pores nor fine lines.

Even though the brand is better known for its makeup, Charlotte Tilbury insists on adding skincare properties into her base products for that element of luxury, and as a practicing makeup artist she understands the importance of good skin.  So the Airbrush Flawless Foundation comes with a proprietary peptide complex to reduce wrinkles and firm up skin, an anti-pollution defence, and moss extract to maintain skin’s hydration level.  Full list of ingredients may be found here.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation comparison**Please click on image to open in a new window to zoom

At first look, it appears the shade that I picked 3-Neutral is a little lighter than I’ve gotten over the past months (thanks to several sunny vacations!) but is still a nice one for me.  The finish is markedly more matte than the Sisley foundation (reviewed here), but it get softer as the day progresses.  There is also a perceptible luminoscity to the finish, that looks more natural and velvety than other matte foundations.  Most importantly, Charlotte tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation truly lasts all day without any noticeable excess shine on my face after 12 hours’ wear.  At the same time, it does not dry up my skin, but remains comfortable all day.