Reality: I’m a religious worshipper on the make-up altar of Charlotte Tilbury. All her merchandise—from her Matte Revolution Lipsticks to her hard-to-explain-yet-completely-necessary Hollywood Magnificence Filter—are simply so good. And by good, I imply they’re straightforward to make use of, have wonderful textures, and usually assist me look extra like I’m a decent grownup who has her shit collectively. Besides, I used to be rather less excited than I’d usually be once I came upon her latest launch was none apart from a concealer. I check and hoard each tinted moisturizer and basis recognized to mankind however regard concealer as one thing I attain for sometimes once I’m breaking out or once I unintentionally stayed up all night time rewatching the complete first season of Laguna Seaside. After all, now that I’m getting older and see luggage, traces, and darkish spots creeping up that by no means existed earlier than (ugh), I discover myself counting on concealer to cowl my sins an increasing number of—however nonetheless. It is boring.
Then, I attempted Charlotte Tilbury’s new Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32) and the whole lot modified. Specifically, all my pores disappeared. I additionally stopped carrying basis. And now I feel I’m obsessive about concealer. This new liquid concealer is available in a smooth wand and incorporates a sponge-tipped applicator with a pointed tip that makes it tremendous straightforward to swipe within the crevices of your face. The very particular factor about this specific concealer, nevertheless, is the components. It’s simply the correct quantity of matte and creamy the place it received’t seem chalky or cakey even should you apply a number of layers. It’s made with one thing fancy known as Persian silk tree bark extract, which has a gummy texture that offers this concealer the loopy stretch capacity it has. I’ve all the time thought the concept of a concealer “stretching” was bizarre and extra advertising and marketing speak than something. What’s my concealer, an ’80s Jazzercise mannequin? Why would I would like my concealer to stretch on my face?
After utilizing this product, I lastly perceive. As an alternative of settling into effective traces or sitting on prime of your pores and skin like a masks, this concealer acts extra like a skinny veil that tightens and blurs the whole lot without delay. The impact is kind of like Spanx or pantyhose, however to your face. (Do individuals nonetheless say pantyhose?) I watched Charlotte apply a copious quantity of this concealer on one hand and couldn’t consider the distinction. Abruptly, each wrinkle had vanished, each darkish spot pale, and all that was left was light-reflecting pores and skin that also regarded like somebody’s precise pores and skin.
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Ever since I’ve began utilizing this concealer, I’ve tossed my tinted moisturizers and foundations to the wayside. Because the temperatures in New York attain sauna standing, my sweaty face needs much less and fewer product piled onto it but in addition will get oilier and, thus, extra annoying. What I like about this concealer is that I can use much less of it than I’d with a blurring basis or tinted moisturizer, and due to its “stretch” capacity, the ultimate impact is extra fresh-faced and pure, and fewer “I wore an excessive amount of make-up and now resemble a melted wax determine.”
I apply it generously round my nostril, on the interior components of my cheeks, brow space between my brows, and chin. The wand makes it tremendous straightforward to swipe on wherever, and then you definately simply mix the components in together with your fingers. The ultimate impact is like should you used Snapchat’s blurring filter IRL, as you’ll be able to see within the picture above. I ought to point out that should you’re on the lookout for one thing to cowl zits or extreme redness or melasma, you could be higher choosing a heavier-duty concealer. However should you’re trying to blur out giant pores (me), brighten darkish circles and spots (additionally me), and assist your pores and skin look naturally luminous and ageless (me me me!), this concealer simply could be your new holy grail. If something, I’ve discovered that it really settles into your pores and skin and appears higher because the day goes on. It provides a extra matte impact after you first use it, then will get a bit dewier a couple of hours later. I can not sing sufficient praises about this concealer, and at $32, it’s really one in every of Charlotte’s extra inexpensive merchandise—and in my view, price each rattling penny.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer shall be out there in 16 shades on CharlotteTilbury.com on August 23 and in shops worldwide September 6. Within the meantime, store a few of my different favourite Charlotte Tilbury merchandise beneath!