“Whether you like it or not, you are judged by the state of your skin," says makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. "You can tell so much about a person’s age, exhaustion, lifestyle and health from it. It’s your biggest beauty area. I have created the confidence of perfect skin in a bottle so that you can have it every day.”
It may be five years in the making but her Magic Foundation (available in September) is still leading the vanguard in skincare/makeup formulas. Promising to not only conceal but actually improve problem skin, it contains a potent cocktail of ingredients that you are more likely to find in your favourite face cream than your foundation. Among the most exciting is a concentrated mushroom extract called Laricyl, heralded by French medics as an elixir for longer life, hyaluronic spheres which fill with moisture and even-out wrinkles and super-charged vitamin C which feeds the cells and boosts collagen.
What also sets it apart is the range of 15 shades, from the palest to the darkest, all of which are applied with the new Magic Complexion brush, which you buff over imperfections to enhance the flawless finish.
"I conducted a survey of non-doctored before/after visual trials on 15 women with differing skin concerns and age ranges to prove how my new magic formula can cover any skin problem from mild to serious," Charlotte explains. As for the results, well, you can judge for yourself: