Charlotte Tilbury's Beautiful Skin Foundation Lives Up to the Hype

It makes me look like a smooth and glowy cherub.

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There's a reason why Charlotte Tilbury products like the Beauty Light Wand and Hollywood Flawless Filter regularly sell out: they are so good.

But even with the brand's reputation for making complexion products that live up to its claims, I had very high expectations for its latest launch, the Beautiful Skin Foundation. Because if a foundation is called "beautiful skin" I fully expect it to make my dull, maskne-ridden face look like a plump and glowy cherub.

Spoiler alert: It does. The formula offers buildable medium coverage, so it covers my current acne, post-breakout dark spots, and dark circles with just a bit of product. I like to apply and blend it with a sponge, then use my fingertip to tap a little extra on red, inflamed blemishes as needed — no concealer necessary.

The foundation offers a glowy, second-skin finish thanks to a handful of skincare ingredients that improve the look of skin. There's hyaluronic acid to hydrate, bix'activ (an ingredient trademarked by the brand) to control oiliness, rose extract to brighten, and coconut extract to plump. As for shades, there are 30 to choose from.

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation Review

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Beautiful Skin also promises a long-wear finish — up to 16 hours to be exact. This is really important because my one gripe with most foundations is that by the end of the day, they look cakey and oxidize on the lower half of my face where I'm most oily. However, this foundation actually stays blended throughout the day, and since it feels weightless, it's become my go-to on days when I want to wear a little bit of makeup.

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So, yeah, I now fully understand why so many shades of Beautiful Skin have sold out at Sephora since it launched last month. Luckily, all 30 shades are still available on Charlotte Tilbury's site.

Good to Go used to be the column where we'd share the beauty products we can't travel without. But while travel's off the table, we'll be focusing on products that make us feel good at home. This edition, why I'm obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury's Beautiful Skin Foundation.

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