An Honest Review Of Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation

I don’t know what it is about Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation’s, but they just don’t agree with my skin type. My skin is either too dry when I apply them, or the base get’s really oily through-out the day, which I just don’t like.

They are good don’t get me wrong, but they’re not perfect, like my one true love for Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation. In my eyes, nothing has ever beaten that formula.

I honestly want to give this foundation a glowing review, and my other review of CT’s beautiful skin foundation was quite harsh too (give it a read if you fancy). But I need to be realistic.

I’ve been testing this foundation on and off for around three months and here are my thoughts.

The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush flawless foundation comes in 44 shades which covers a variety of undertones. In fact, this is a good shade range so there should be a good match for everyone. The shades are divided into cool, neutral and warm undertones.

The packaging

The packaging is absolutely stunning as is all her other packaging on various items. It has that art deco feel which I adore.

The foundation comes in a lovely luxurious oval-shaped glass bottle with a gold top. It also has a pump applicator and it contains 30ml of product.

The formula

The formula is a medium coverage – with just one pump. A little goes a long way. But can be build-able if you like a heavier coverage.

It gives the skin a semi-matte finish. However, you do need to powder, as without one, you tend to get shiny through-out the day. I did notice I have a few dry-patches when I wear this too, so next time I give this a wear, I’ll use a exfoliater to scrub away dry skin.

The longevity

It does pretty much last for around 8-10 hours!

It claims to be “transfer-proof”, which is true. It needs a really heavy cleanser to be removed at the end of the day. At the moment I’m using Oskia’s cleanser and that seems to melt down the make-up, but I need to do it twice.

Final Thoughts

I’m scoring this foundation a 3.5/5! It’s not a bad foundation by any means, I just don’t think it works very well for dry-combination skin. It would work well with someone who has normal-oily skin. The packaging won me over as per usual, but sadly I won’t be repurchasing, but glad I gave this foundation a go.

Have you tried this foundation – what are your thoughts on it?! Does it agree with your skin-type?


  1. Danielle Beautyblog
    August 7, 2022 / 10:17 am

    My mum got this foundation a few years ago (and was shade matched badly) so I tried it but I thought it was awful, so thick and cakey looking and didnt look good at the end of the day! I have stayed away from her bases since then but I love her other products! xx

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog 

    • zoey
      August 7, 2022 / 10:36 am

      I agree, it doesn’t look good at the end of the day. Me too, I love all her other products I’ve tried but the foundations just don’t work for my skin type. xx

  2. August 9, 2022 / 1:47 am

    I have to say it looks good on you or at least in the photo. I don’t wear foundation anymore just CC creams and tinted moisturizers all foundations look to caky on my skin.

    Allie of

    • zoey
      August 9, 2022 / 7:26 am

      Thanks – it looks ok when you first apply it, but gets worse through-out the day. I think I’d be better suited to CC creams too. xx

    • zoey
      August 9, 2022 / 7:33 am

      Double Wear is the one! xx

  3. August 11, 2022 / 9:37 pm

    I can’t tell you how awful this looked on me! When I first wore it, I was going to the hairdresser and she asked me if I was ill! x


    • zoey
      August 12, 2022 / 5:36 pm

      Omg! Yeah, I forgot to also mention the shade match is slightly off for me. xx

    • zoey
      August 12, 2022 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks lovely. Yes, deffo sticking with Double Wear, but I do like to try other foundations to see if they are as good. xx

  4. Kathryn
    August 23, 2022 / 8:36 pm

    I agree the foundation looked horrible on me. It was dry looking and didn’t blend well for me. I love the other products in this line.

    • zoey
      August 24, 2022 / 8:32 pm

      Yeah, was the same for me too. Such a shame as I adore her other products. xx

  5. Gravja
    November 2, 2022 / 9:59 am

    Thanks for the honest review, w was pondering quite a lot if I should purchase one or not. Unfortunately Double Wear seems to be not a good match for me, I have a feeling like it does nothing to my face to look better. It’s so hard for me to find something that works well on my skin and I’m still in searching of “the one” for me!

    • zoey
      November 3, 2022 / 8:05 am

      I don’t think the CT one is worth it, there are better foundations out there but really depends on the skin type you have. Double Wear has been my holy grail for years, so I’m always a little surprised when people say it’s not a good match. Maybe they need to make more shades? xx

  6. Amy
    December 11, 2023 / 2:09 pm

    Really wish I had seen this review before I bought it because I agree with everything you say. It is awful for my skin. It goes patchy by the end of the day. I love double wear and that is my go to when all else fails but I also quite like bare minerals. Thought I’d try Airbrush and gutted for the first time I didn’t ask for a sample first

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