You can always tell the difference when a cosmetic brand is made with the thought process of a beauty industry veteran.
After all, some of the biggest beauty brands today were the brainchild of top makeup artists of their generation.
The eponymous brand of makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury seems set to be a classic beauty brand for years to come.
At least based on the formulas reviewed for this post.
The Magic Cream has legendary status.
Apparently Tilbury uses her special custom-made blend to perk up and firm the tired skin of supermodels and celebrities backstage.
Whipped with shea butter, aloe vera, camellia seed oil, damascena rose, sunflower seed oil, the cream seems heavy at first touch but blends so well into the skin.
No need for an additional serum layer underneath. With SPF15, you don’t even need to layer sunscreen on top (unless you intend to spend long hours under the sun).
As a base for beautifully made-up skin, Tilbury created the Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer.
Use it three ways: under foundation for a lit-from-within glow; over foundation for a seamless finish; or on its own after a layer of the Magic Cream for a long-lasting glow.
The latest offering, the Magic Foundation with broad spectrum SPF, completes the professionally-polished makeup up look.
With a semi-matte texture and medium coverage, the foundation is enriched with hyaluronic acid, laricyl and Vitamin C to moisturise and reduce the appearance of pores.
With the Magic Cream and Wonder Glow layered underneath, the skin glistens.
Charlotte Tilbury is available on Net-A-Porter.