My sister bought a pot of the much sought after Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream after a lengthy conversation between the two of us about how incredible it looks. Luckily for me, she not only let me be its official inaugural opener (and therefore photographer) but she also got me my very own very generous sample size pot so I'll show you exactly what it looks like in all it's packaged glory and then what my own first impressions are of using it also.
Firstly, CT knows how to package properly, am I right? Sweet Valley High, that is a thing of beauty right there! Each layer is like a work of art. The art deco style pot itself is also stunning and overall it conveys a feeling of pure luxury.
The second thing I noticed was the scent, which is a very faint floral- rose to be exact but so delicate and in no way overpowering.
The cream itself feels thick on your fingers but melts into the skin completely- there was not a trace left after I'd massaged it in but my face felt soft and with no residual tightness that can sometimes occur after cleansing.
Also, and this could be just a figment of my imagination but my skin looked more polished or something; like I'd happily have gone out wearing just the moisturiser and no foundation because my face had a healthy sheen and the surface of my skin looked that bit smoother. Having said that, I also think it would be a great base for make up; my sister has worn make up over it and it looked completely natural on her and stayed put, so no greasiness either. I know what you're thinking; witchcraft (probably where the magic part comes in) and you could well be right.
Although this has an SPF of 15, I know that I'd personally be reluctant to wear it every day, purely because of the price but then how do you save a moisturiser "for best"? I don't know, I just know that if I owned this I'd probably be rationing it while stroking it and whispering "my precious" a lot.
Luckily, my sample size should last me about a month (it's slightly bigger in size than a pot of Nuxe reve de miel) so I'll get a longer term feel for it and let y'all know what I think then but for now, this gets two enthusiastic thumbs up.
At €90, I know this isn't something that everyone is going to be rushing out to buy but if I could afford it myself, I would be first in line. This may not be actual magic but it is a truly beautiful moisturiser.
P.S, we're also already booked in to get our make-up done when the full range is released in September so I'll report back then when I get all the info on what you definitely need (which will probably be everything).