How To Apply Foundation Flawlessly

Discover how to apply foundation flawlessly with Charlotte's NEW! Airbrush Flawless Foundation for a gorgeous natural matte finish.

Flawless is a feeling!

The tools, brushes and techniques used when applying your makeup play a big part in the final, flawless look! Luckily, Charlotte’s fabulous range of makeup and skincare products are notoriously easy-to-choose and easy-to-use, including Charlotte’s innovative Airbrush Flawless Foundation; a stay all day, weightless, full-coverage foundation with a natural matte finish. With 44 flawlessly-matched shades for light, fair, medium, tan and deep skin tones and created with magic skincare science in mind, it’s the ultimate innovation foundation!

Read the guide below on how to apply foundation flawlessly, featuring Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation!

How to Apply Foundation Flawlessly


  1. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

    Step 1: Moisturise

    Before every makeup look, it’s important to prep your skin! Moisturise your face with Charlotte’s Magic Cream, massaging the rich formula onto the skin using upward and outward motions for a hydrated, dewy-looking complexion. Don’t forget to finish application with the Tilbury Tap technique, a pitter-patter of the fingertips across the whole face.

  2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Corrector

    Step 2: Colour Correct

    Next, colour correct the face with your shade of Charlotte’s Magic Vanish cream colour correctors! Apply the buttery, feather-light cream formula under the eyes and on any areas of pigmentation to neutralise of uneven skin and dark circles under the eyes. Use your ring finger to apply, blending out the edges for a seamless, smoother-looking base for your foundation.

  3. Hollywood Complexion Brush

    Step 3: Buff & Blend

    Using the Hollywood Complexion Brush, apply the weightless, full coverage Airbrush Flawless Foundation by buffing outwards from the centre of your face for a flawless, poreless-looking, airbrushed, natural matte finish! Use the large, flat-top head of the dual-ended makeup brush to effortless blend onto the cheeks, forehead and chin before using the smaller, angled brush head to flawlessly blend under the eyes, around the nose and small curvatures of the face.

  4. Magic Away Concealer Charlotte Tilbury

    Step 4: Conceal & Brighten

    Use the Magic Away liquid concealer to brighten and smooth the appearance of the under-eye area. Apply from the magic cushion applicator to tap with you ring-finger to blend this creamy, full-coverage concealer under your eyes, around the nose and any other areas where you’d like that little bit of extra coverage.

  5. Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder Charlotte Tilbury

    Step 5: Set Your Base

    Set your flawless-looking makeup in place with Charlotte’s iconic Airbrush Flawless Finish setting powder to minimise shine and blur the appearance of imperfections; it’s like a silk slip for your complexion! For precision, apply using the Powder & Sculpt Brush around your nose and T-zone for a dreamy soft-focus finish!

  6. Filmstar Bronze and Glow contour and highlight palette Charlotte Tilbury

    Step 6:

    Define and sculpt the look of the face using Filmstar Bronze & Glow contour and highlight palette. Follow the hollow and apply the Sculpt shade to the cheekbones, using Charlotte’s Powder & Sculpt Brush for defined -looking complexion perfection! Amp up your glow by applying the Highlight shade to the tops of the cheekbones, centre of the forehead and cupid’s bow.


Airbrush Flawless foundation product image

With 44 shades to choose from to suit all skin tones and undertones, discover your perfect foundation shade with Findation! On the Airbrush Flawless Foundation product page, select a foundation and shade that you know suits your skin tone and we'll find your perfect shade in Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation!

Shop Airbrush Flawless Foundation and explore the 44 flawlessly-matched shades

Dial-Up Your Makeup Look

After perfecting your flawless-looking base, dial-up your look!

For a natural makeup look, discover The Pillow Talk look featuring soft, nude-pink shades and the iconic Pillow Talk lip colour. For a more amped-up, dramatic look, shop The Vintage Vamp makeup set, featuring a Luxury Eyeshadow Palette with red and purple shades to create a sultry smokey eye look!

Discover Charlotte’s 10 Iconic Looks for more makeup inspiration

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