First Impressions: Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation VS Nars Light Reflecting Foundation

If you’ve used any social media platforms this month, then you’ve probably noticed that everyone is talking about two new complexion products: the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation and the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation.

Although I already own far too many foundations, I couldn’t resist purchasing them both and putting them to the test for you.

Charlotte Tilbury

+ dewy finish
+ light but buildable coverage 
+ a more thick consistency that works best with multiple, thin layers
+ offers a true glow, making my skin look more hydrated and youthful 


+ lit-from-within, skin-like finish
+ light-to-medium, buildable coverage 
+ a more liquidy consistency 
+ blurs and smooths the appearance of pores, texture and other imperfections 


Based on first impressions, I absolutely love both of these foundations.

They are perfect for a natural and glowy ‘my skin but better’ look and feel very lightweight. I used a more dense buffing brush to apply these and then blended them out and added additional product where needed with a damp beauty sponge. They blend and layer beautifully and work well with the rest of my makeup. I wore each for over 8 hour and although they looked a little too shiny at the end of they day, I didn’t experience any issues. 

If I absolutely had to choose one, I prefer the NARS foundation for now because it does a better job of minimizing the appearance of my breakouts. If I had more clear, even skin, I think I might prefer the Charlotte Tilbury one. I would recommend both for normal to dry skin types.

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