Charlotte Tilbury has launched her brand new Magic Away Concealer (24 GBP or $40.18 CAD), made in Italy and available in 16 shades. I purchase shade 7 (although I wear shade 6 in her foundation and found that the corresponding concealer in 6 looked too light and ashy on my skin). Shade 7 is described as a ‘golden sand for medium skins with neutral and warm undertones’. There seems to be 2 ‘true medium’ shades in the line (shades 6 and 7) with everything before being for fair skins and everything after for tan to deep skins.
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer claims to be full coverage, long lasting and multi use (to be used under the eyes, over discoloration and any marks on the face). The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer is enriched with 3 main benefits:
- Persian Silk Tree Bark Extract: acts as age- defying skin conditioning and rejuvenating agent and improves the appearance of dark circles and puffiness
- Extract of Wild Indigo: helps to enhance the skin’s luminosity and brightens the under eyes
- Palmitoyl Glycine: helps the skin retain water and makes the skin look bouncy, fresh and young
While I just purchased my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer today, I cant comment on the benefit claims as I image it would become evident after persistent use, I can update you if you’re curious.
The concealer is housed in a twist up wand that has a transparent part at the front, which I love so you can see how much product you have left and what the colour is. The rest of the component is Charlotte’s classic vintage gold graded packaging.
The concealer twists up from the bottom into a triangle sponge dispenser that I’m not the biggest fan of because (1) the sponge gets dirty very fast and the OCD in me wishes I could clean it up every time I look at it, (2) the lid is just barely big enough to go over the sponge but often what happens is the sponge hits the sides of the lid, transferring the concealer onto it making a mess and (3) the sponge sheers our the product too much. While the consistency of this concealer is thicker than I would have imagined, having it come out of a sponge absorbs a lot of the product so I have to keep twisting the product up and layering the concealer on my face to get my desired application, wasting a lot of product.
When applied, the concealer really does brighten up the skin, which is why I bought a shade darker than my foundation. All of my deep skin beauties will need to help me understand if the range goes deep enough considering how brightening the concealer is once applied. Due to this, I wonder how many skins the lighter shades will appeal to.
Although the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer claims to be full coverage, I’d say its a bit lighter than Tarte Shape Tape but certainly full coverage in the world of luxury makeup. Often higher end brands offer more natural/ light makeup so to have Charlotte Tilbury put out a full coverage concealer, I’d say it’s one of the fullest among the luxury brands that I have come across. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer does not layer very well – I’d say the amount of coverage I get upon first application is as heavy as it gets (medium to full coverage). I still need to use a colour corrector underneath my concealer (as I do with all concealers to cancel out the darkness under my eye) but once applied, this sets quite well but does need to be dusted with powder and takes baking well. When I tried to layer this concealer over makeup, it did not sit well on my skin at all and created texture.
Shade 7 definitely has some peach tones to it that can turn orange for people with fairer skin. I wish this had a bit more yellow to it as it’s almost a bit too orange for my liking.
Overall, the concealer formula is nice. It delivers good coverage, is not overly drying, lasts all day and brightens up the skin. I do think there are inexpensive alternatives that I would reach for interchangeably with this and once I’m done (my current favorite is the KKW concealer kit, which has a brightening powder and baking powder that I love) because it delivers a similar effect for less.
Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer? What are your thoughts? Do you want me to keep you posted as I use this more?