A few weeks ago, Charlotte Tilbury offered people the chance to sample her Light Wonder Foundation as part of her Tilbury Try-On. She recognized that it is not easy to find the perfect match of foundation online, so was offering to send out four sample sachets of foundation in either Light, Medium or Dark shades. I jumped at the chance as I have always wanted to try her Light Wonder Foundation, but have not yet purchased.
I went for the ‘Medium’ shade selection and was sent samples of Medium 5, 6, 7 and 8 to try. I swatches all the samples on my jawline, which is great to be able to do at home as you can look in different mirrors with different light to see which shade is the perfect match. I have just come back from holiday and I have a good tan at the moment, so 7 Medium was a great match for me. I think without a tan 6 Medium would be the perfect shade for me, so I am going to save this sample for when my tan fades and make sure. I think 5 Medium is too pink toned for me and 8 Medium is a touch too dark. It was great to see a range of shades and be able to match perfectly without leaving it chance and ordering the wrong shade. The Tilbury Try-On is unfortunately out of stock now, but fingers crossed she will restock soon.
So after finding the perfect shade, it was time to apply the Light Wonder Foundation. I prepped my skin using none other than the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream which I have a small sample pot of, followed by the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow which I recently purchased before my holiday and have been loving to give a luminous finish to my skin. I have applied the Light Wonder Foundation both with my fingers and also using my Bobbi Brown Full Cover Brush and both do the job well, although I always prefer using a brush to ensure that is buffed into the skin well. I was amazed at how seamlessly this blended into the skin, no streak marks were to be seen and it was so effortless.
The foundation itself is very lightweight in formulation with a light to medium coverage, which I actually thought was going to be too sheer to cover my imperfections, but I was pleasantly surprised. The coverage is spot on, it hides redness and imperfections but looks completely natural and feels as though you have nothing on your skin. I love that it is hydrating so that it doesn’t melt into fine lines or show up any dry patches, which is perfection for my dehydrated, combination skin. It has a gorgeous luminous finish which gives a subtle pretty glow to the skin without being obvious and it just manages to smooth over large pores and fine lines making your skin appear more flawless than it actually is!
I have fallen a little bit in love with this foundation, which I was honestly not expecting, as I always think that lightweight foundations are not going to cover. I am slowly being proved wrong by this thought, firstly by the Burberry Sheer Foundation which I have also been loving and now the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation which I now know I need to go out and purchase. It will make a good base for the summer months when you don’t want anything too heavy and it also comes with an SPF 15 (non-chemical, hooray!) to help protect the skin from those nasty UVA/B rays.
Have you tried this foundation?