Whoopsie daisy! There I was almost forgetting to give you some content today, but since I have plenty of makeup to chat about, I figured I could review another product from my current Shop My Stash for you. I put the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish corrector in my shop my stash to replace the Nabla ReGeneration concealer when it is done. Because in the summer time, I don’t want a heavy concealer, I prefer my base to be much more natural and easy going. I mean I’m going to be sweaty anyway. And guess what? The Charlotte Tilbury corrector is exactly the product I need to do just that.
Review: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Corrector & Concealer 1 Fair
With Charlotte Tilbury being a luxury brand you know this product won’t come cheap, but at €30 I don’t find this too horribly priced. It does only come with 2.5 grams of product, but since this is a corrector rather than a concealer you definitely have to go in with less product and so I think it is a fair amount of product for the price point. Officially this thing is called the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Under-Eye and Face Cheat for Intense Colour Correction, with is a mouthful so from now on this will be called the CT corrector. I got mine in the shade 1 fair, which is the lightest of the four shades available. I mainly by my Charlotte Tilbury products from my local counter or through the official Charlotte Tilbury website.
What does this product have to offer?
We first have to discuss that this product is a corrector, not a concealer. I bought this because Charlotte Tilbury doesn’t offer much in terms of concealers that spark my interest. Her Magic concealer is one of those concealers that come with a built in sponge and now that I have used up the Nabla one, I am once again reminded why I don’t like that format. So when it came to trying a Charlotte Tilbury concealer, I went with this, because I knew I’d get more use out of it. I have liked several correctors in the past, the Bobbi Brown and Peripera being notable favorites at some point in time. But either those are no longer available or I have moved on from those brands, so it’s good to have something else on hand.
What does this product do?
According to the brand this should brighten, conceal and correct any dark spots or uneveness you may have on the skin. That’s not how I like to use correctors though. My sole area of application for a corrector? My under eye area. Especially this one as it has a peachy undertone and I find that works best with my dark circles. I have quite a lot of purple/ blue pigmentation in my inner corners as my eyes are quite deepset. It’s so dark that many concealers won’t conceal that unless they are very full coverage. However, full coverage concealers look crepey on my under eye skin as I have a fair few fine lines and so the combination isn’t perfect. That’s where correctors come in for me. I will sometimes use them under my light coverage but dewy concealers to give them more coverage without the creasing. This Charlotte Tilbury one though I can use by itself instead of an under eye concealer and it will work.
What does the corrector swatch like?
When it comes to a corrector, you can tell it’s a good one when you barely see it against your skin. The starker the difference the more difficult it is to blend in. This creamy product works well because of it’s light texture and the peachy undertone. The shade means it is perfect for correcting my dark circles while not creasing and looking horrible and dry after a few hours. This is a little bit too dark for me though in the winter months when I am at my palest. This works best for me in the summer time which is great because it is in the summer time that I prefer a one stop shop product that doesn’t add layers and layers of makeup in hot sweaty weather. It also doesn’t work for me on any other area of my face, which is another reason why I like this for the summer time mostly as I tend to not wear as heavy a base in the summer months when I have a bit more color and I tend to just wear a lightweight base over SPF.
How does this corrector apply to the face?
The effect this corrector gives is lightweight. For a full coverage look you will have to go in with a foundation, but I love how this blends in with the rest of my base and in a full face look I feel it does enough for me to correct and conceal my under eye area. I already mentioned that I like this mainly in the summer time. All I do is I put a little bit of this on my fingers, warm up the products between my fingers and then I gently tap it on. This way the warmth of my fingers will help with the blending of the product and it allows me to really press it into the skin, which helps against creasing. The result is a more evened out under eye that isn’t fully covered but still a bit more neutral looking.
My final thoughts
The Charlotte Tilbury corrector in fair is a great addition to my makeup collection. I do think that just 4 shades isn’t good enough to include everyone. As I mentioned this is too dark for me in the winter time meaning that people who are even paler than me won’t be able to use this. I also think that deeper skin tones are left out in the range and the under tones of the correctors are all quite similar. Meaning there are no other shades available like greens, blues or purples to work for different areas on the face or with different skin tones. Therefore I feel the range should be extended to cater to more needs.
Would I recommend the Charlotte Tilbury corrector?
I think this is a great product that I will keep in shop my stashes for some time to come. As my skin becomes paler though, I know I will have to retire this so it will be a while until I use it up. I don’t use much so for me it’s worth it, but I think that for some people this may be a bit steep, especially if you use a lot of product. I would therefore recommend this only if you intend to use it in several targeted areas and if you can make it work with your skin tone. If not, then I think there are other products on the market that might work for you.