Hello Airbrushed Skin with Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder

Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in Fair

A few weeks ago, I did a bit of a sneaky purchase on Beautylish. It was late; I was bored, there was nothing good on the telly and I had the iPad with me. Somehow the fingers typed “Beautylish.com” and *ahem*, a couple of Charlotte Tilbury items went into the cart and about a week later, hello beauty haul!

I know. Late night “window” shopping? Very dangerous.

Anyway, it was my first time shopping at Beautylish.com and I must say, I love how they packed my items! Every item was, literally, a brown paper package tied up with string! Suffice to say, Beautylish, I’ll be back!

Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in Fair

I’ve been wanting to try products from Charlotte Tilbury for ages and when Net-a-Porter started stocking them, I was very tempted but never did take the leap (mostly because I wasn’t keen on paying for shipping). It was almost a year later that Beautylish started to stock the brand too that I jumped on it. At the time of writing, Beautylish offers $25 off your first purchase of US$150 and if your order is over US$100, shipping is free.

Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in Fair

Alrighty, let’s get back to the subject at hand. One of the items I bought from Charlotte Tilbury was the Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder. Oh boy, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? For the sake of my not needing to type the whole name out, I’ll refer it to the pressed face powder compact because that’s what it is.

Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in Fair

I’ve seen a lot of photos of Charlotte Tilbury products online so I knew what I was getting. The compact powder comes in shiny rose gold packaging. It doesn’t come in a velvet pouch like a lot of high-end brands do. That doesn’t bother me at all because really, those are just a waste of resources. The compact is a huge fingerprint magnet which I’m not a big fan of. Other than that, it looks pretty darn sleek.

Let’s talk about the actual powder and I’ll say it right now; it’s the most finely-milled compact powder I’ve ever felt. The quality of this setting powder is absolutely spot on. It’s perfect for oily to combination skin folks; it mattifies the skin while setting foundation below but it’s not overly matte that it cakes up around the nooks and crannies. I remember gasping quite loudly when I first swatched the powder and when it went on my face, it gives a matte yet not too-matte finish on the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in Fair Swatch

The swatch makes the powder appear dry but that’s because I piled on many layers for the shade to show. You need only a light sweeping of powder on the face.

A part of the description of the powder says “soft focus nano-particles blur away lines and imperfections, and sit like a soft micro-fine cashmere veil on top of your skin” and it’s right. It gives my skin an airbrushed finish and the powder really does sit like “cashmere veil” on top of my skin. I’ve used it all over my face but these days, I prefer to concentrate on just the T-zone. I wouldn’t say it’s excellent at controlling the oil on my T-zone because at around the second hour mark, I’d need to blot with facial blotting papers.

I must say, I’m very impressed with the setting powder. Given the price for a setting powder, it’s luxe all right but the quality makes up for it. It’s become a fast favourite for setting powders.

Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in Fair

Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder retails at US$45.00 and is available on Beautylish.com. You can also get Charlotte Tilbury on Net-a-Porter.

What I like about it: High quality, very finely-milled pressed face powder. Leaves an airbrushed finished on the skin. Keeps the skin matte without caking around the creases and fine lines.

What I do not like about it: The outer shell is a huge fingerprint magnet.

Have you tried this powder or anything by Charlotte Tilbury? Any recommendations? I’ve heard good things about their lipsticks!*

*Which I’m not supposed to buy because I do have a lipstick graveyard situation. Bugger.

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21 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    DON’T.BUY.LIPSTICKS. Ooh.. I love luxe powders like that. I have enough of compacts to powder my whole body. This does look so lovely <3

    1. Tine

      La la laaaaaaaaaa!!

  2. Allisonl

    Gorgeous-looking powder and compact, fingerprints and all! I’ve been wanting to try something from Charlotte Tilbury. One of these days!! I’m glad your late night shopping turned out better than mine. I was watching HSN and fell for a product from Adrien Arpell that turned out to be a clone of L’Oreal’s Miracle Blur that didn’t work on me at all. And neither did this. Just sent it back, and I’m happy to report with the shipping costs, it cost me $15 not to own this product 😉
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    1. Tine

      Aww that sucks Allison! I made that mistake once too with ASOS. Bought $60 worth of clothes, didn’t like any one them once they arrived and I tried them on, paid $30 for shipping to return them for a refund. I basically paid $30 to try on crappy ASOS clothes.

  3. Stephanie

    Oh! This powder is on my list of products I want to try from Charlotte Tilbury along with the highlighting concealer, bronze & glow palette and the brushes.

    I have enjoyed all the Charlotte Tilbury products I have tried. The blushes are pigmented and finely milled, the lipsticks are super pigmented and comfortable to wear (both the matte & normal) and the eyeshadow pencils are amazing!

    Oh! The mascara is also really good, like big lashes good 🙂
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    1. Tine

      I’ve heard so much good things about the Bronze and Glow palette. I was *this* close to adding that to my shopping cart but in the end I figured I rarely wear bronzers anyway (SHOCKER!) so I decided not to get it this time. But man, I’m still tempted. Oh man, I’ve heard good things about the lipsticks and mascara too! GAH THIS IS DANGEROUS!!

  4. gio

    I don’t use powders often, but this sounds very tempting. I’ll definitely add it to my wishlist.
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    1. Tine

      Add CT ANYTHING to your wishlist. Ahem ahem nudge nudge wink wink.

  5. Jade

    Ooh this does look lovely. I have a massive list of Charlotte Tilbury wants hahah, I have the eyeshadow quad in Rock Chick and it is freaking gorgeous!

    1. Tine

      I was debating hard on adding an eyeshadow quad into my shopping cart. Damn, now I should have.

  6. Paris B

    The irritating thing is that Beautylish doesn’t ship to me in little ol’ Malaysia! Damn frustrating. So I got my CT stuff from NAP when they offer free ship. Didn’t get too much though because they’re so crazy expensive! (while I like what I bought, I can’t say it’s love yet) >.< The powder does look lovely though
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    1. Tine

      Noooo really? I didn’t know Beautylish doesn’t ship to Malaysia! Ish. Also picked up Wayne Goss’ holiday brush (not the white one; that one’s sold out). 😛

  7. Angie

    Ooooh I’m saving for a CT haul from Beautylish and I wasn’t even aware she did this powder (who even am I?) It could possibly be added to the list. I’m hanging out to snap up a couple of the eye palettes and lipsticks. Even though I shouldn’t be buying lipsticks either. But I waaannnttt them 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Hahahahaha yes who are you?? 😛
      They have a new blush palette now on Beautylish. I’d say wait for more to come. 😉

  8. Ash

    Well this looks amazing, wishing I saw this a week ago before I did my order from Beautylish but I’m very happy with my products I picked up nevertheless, can’t wait to see what else you picked up! This one’s definitely going on the wishlist though…
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    1. Tine

      I just saw your blog post and you definitely did much much better than I did! 😛 I didn’t get the CT brush but I did get a Wayne Goss holiday brush with the Beautylish haul. 😉

  9. Fars

    Looks awesome, Tine! I feel like trying CT’s Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow talk, which has done YouTuber amelinaliana wonders….

    1. Tine

      I’m not supposed to buy another lipstick because of my lipstick graveyard. Boo. 😛

  10. helloogieee

    Hello Tine! Finally, I found a beauty blogger who (1) is Asian (2) has combination skin (3) has skin tone similar to mine. 🙂
    I’m curious – what brush do you use to apply this compact powder? I’m contemplating getting this product and am researching my way through.

    By the way, have you tried Becca’s products? Would love to read your review on this brand.


    1. Tine

      Hello hello! I use a big fluffy face brush for this. I have two from Hakuhodo that I reserve just for face powders. I’m afraid I don’t know the range those brushes were from as I bought them at an IMATS convention years ago.

      I’ve only tried a couple of items from Becca, not enough to really form an opinion about the brand just yet. Those liquid blush things that come in a small tube (gah, can’t remember the name. :P) are pretty good.

  11. Gina

    Hi, Tine, so glad to have found a Asian beauty blogger, hahaha. But hey, I just curious what’s your skin tone/shade? Not quite sure which shade to pick up so I want your opinion. I’m of course Asian like you (LOL). I have warm (yellow) undertone and wore MAC NW20-25.

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