Beauty Review: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 2
The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Complexion Booster is a filter in a bottle. Is it worth it, though? Read on to see my full review and before and after photos.
What is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter?
Filter in a bottle sums it up quite nicely. Essentially, it is a primer and highlighter that you can wear on its own, under makeup or on top of makeup.
There are 7 shades:
- 1 Fair
- 2 Light
- 3 Light/Medium
- 4 Medium
- 5 Tan
- 6 Tan/Dark
- 7 Dark
In the US, they are available at Nordstrom in-store and online as well as on the Charlotte Tilbury website. The cost is $44 for 30 ml of product. It comes in a glass bottle with large doe foot applicator that has a well at the tip to hold product.
Nordstrom has a pretty good return policy. If you don't like it, just bring it back with your receipt for a refund. Just be sure to read the current terms for returns as they may change them periodically.
How to Use the Hollywood Flawless Filter?
It's really up to you how you want to use it, because it depends on the effect you want.
You can mix it with your foundation for an all over boost of illumination, or you can apply it separately.
If you want just an all-over glow without having to put on any makeup, after moisturizing, use the applicator to apply the product on the high points of your face (cheeks, nose, forehead, top lip and chin). Blend it out with a beauty blender.
Before and After (no makeup)
If you want to put a full face of makeup on, the Flawless Filter makes a great glowy base with some slight evening out of the skin tone.
Apply the product as a primer, put foundation over it, and apply more product on top to add extra light.
(filter, powder, more filter on top, eyebrows and mascara)
What they say about the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter:
Do I agree with these claims?
Yes, I actually really enjoy using this product. I like the way it makes my skin look fresh and glowy without looking greasy. It lasts through a normal humid day with temperatures from 80-110 F.
You can use it all over the face too. Keep in mind, it is possible to go overboard, as with any product, but if you use what you need, the desired effect can be accomplished.
What do I think about the price?
The price is pretty high. If you have the spare change, or if you really want it, I'd say go for it. If you're pinching and saving, you can do without it and check out a drugstore alternative.
Cheaper Products that are Similar (not dupes)
While I can't guarantee these are the same, they are definitely worth checking out if you're on a tighter budget:
- Sephora Collection "Radiant Luminizing Drops" 15 ml $8.00
- Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter "Euphoric Gold" 18 ml $9.00
- NYX "Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator" 18 ml $7.50
About My Skin
I have dry skin with fine lines and lots of freckles. My skin uses normally the 2nd or 3rd lightest shades. Right now, I'm N2 Classic Ivory in L'Oreal foundations.
With my dry skin, I find that it is essential to prep skin very well the night before as well as prior to makeup application. I use an oil all over wet skin. Towel dry. Apply a moisturizing gel or cream and allow it to absorb overnight. Repeat in the morning and then apply makeup.
I hope you've found my review of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 2 helpful.