If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you probably noticed my recent obsession with finding a decent undereye corrector. It’s been a frustrating and futile search, as there’s an abysmally small selection available, despite the insane oversaturation of the market. Since the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector had pretty good reviews I figured it was worth a shot.
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector Overview
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector Review
- Cruelty-free and Vegan Status
- Where to Buy the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector
- Final Thoughts
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector Overview
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector comes with 0.08 oz of product and retails for $32. The corrector comes packaged in a slim plastic compact that actually contains a mirror.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector Review
The Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector is supposed to neutralize pigmentation and brighten the appearance of the under-eye area.
Swatching it straight in the pan, the corrector is solid, but melts very easily onto the finger. It picks up in a smooth, very thin layer that feels very slick, almost to the point of being greasy. It’s different however, than say the Jane Iredale Enlighten Corrector. This has no tackiness whatsoever and it doesn’t really add any hydration.
The product applies in a very thin layer and sets really quickly. As you blend it in, you can feel a silicone-like dryness to the product and it leaves a decidedly matte finish to the skin. That being said, I didn’t find that the product overemphasized fine lines or made the undereye area look dry. In addition, I was also able to layer the corrector without it becoming cakey, probably another benefit of the fact that the texture is so thin.
Overall the corrector looked pretty natural on the skin, which I find especially beneficial if you’re layering it under a concealer. Even though it has a matte finish, it’s not a dry cakey matte and it looks fairly flattering on the undereye area.
Coverage[Disclaimer before I discuss coverage: I got the shade Fair 1 because there was no shade labeled Light and Medium 2 looked a bit dark (in hindsight I probably would have done better with it). Unsurprisingly, it’s significantly too light for me which almost definitely impacts the corrector’s ability to neutralize my dark circles. ]
Like I mentioned earlier, this product has a really thin texture. So I’m not surprised that the coverage level isn’t the absolute fullest.
I’d describe the coverage level as capping out at a medium, which isn’t bad for such a thin product. It offers less coverage than say, the Smashbox Peach Color Correcting Stick, and definitely not enough to dupe my all-time favorite Benefit Boi’ing Brightening Concealer.
With one layer my shadows were still visible, though noticeably brightened, and I was able to build the coverage up a bit. There was still darkness peeking through with multiple coats, but I have to wonder if the case would be the same with a deeper shade. While I don’t think it would completely cover the shadows, (the coverage is after all only at a medium level), I think the Medium shade would probably be able to do a better job of neutralizing them.
Layered under a concealer, the coverage still wasn’t completely full, but still slightly better than without the corrector underneath.
The Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector comes in four shades; Fair, Medium, Tan, and Deep. The two deeper shades, which are described as orange and papaya respectively, are pretty much both straight up orange.
I have my reservations about how well colors like pure orange and red work to neutralize darkness; I kind of think you need a neutral base color to properly camouflage the dark shadows so I don’t necessarily think they did the best job with the tones.
Cruelty-Free and Vegan Status
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty states that neither they, nor their suppliers currently test their products or ingredients used in our products on animals. In addition, they do not use third parties to perform any of those tests. Their parent company, Puig does test on animals.
Although Charlotte Tilbury’s products are not sold in physical stores in mainland China where animal testing is required by law, consumers can try some of their display and tester products at a pop-up shop. These display items may potentially be subject to post-market testing in the even that a consumer complain of an adverse reaction to the product.
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector is not vegan as it contains carmine.
Where to Buy the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector
- Sephora – Free shipping and free returns.
- Nordstrom – Free shipping and free returns.
- Charlotte Tilbury – Free shipping and free returns.
- Beautylish – Free shipping on orders over $35 and free returns. International shipping available.
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So as I find myself saying way to often on this blog, this is just a meh corrector for me. The benefits would be that it doesn’t look dry or emphasize undereye texture however the coverage level left what to be desired. It does an ok job, but not enough to justify layering a separate product underneath my concealer.
This is probably one of the top recommendations on reddit threads discussing good undereye correctors but I think that it speaks more to the lack of decent options on the market than this products effectiveness.
- Thin texture that’s easy to apply
- Doesn’t emphasize undereye texture
- Looks fairly natural on the skin
- Not enough coverage to neutralize dark shadows
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