Monday, 5 October 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review


It is time for another beauty post here on my blog and this time it is all about the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. I can remember when I first saw this preview on Instagram and as much as I wanted it, there was some misconception about what this product actually was and that was why I gave it a pretty wide berth for the first few months after the launch. People weren’t sure if this was a foundation with a terrible shade range, a highlighter with a half decent shade range or a primer and then the shades were even more confusing. After seeing people using it and loving it on YouTube, I decided that I would get my hands on it and give it a whirl for myself, it is safe to say that this quickly became one of my favourite makeup items from my collection.


The first thing that I really want to talk about, and it is the first thing that I talk about in all of my reviews and that is the packaging. I think that when it comes to a Charlotte Tilbury product, you know that you are not going to be disappointed when it comes to the quality of the packaging. This fits in with the whole 1920s aesthetic which the brand has going on and it think that it just gives it a really special touch and you feel like whenever you are reaching for it that you are using something super luxurious. I will say that the glass bottle is not always practical and last year I did drop one from my counter top onto my wooden floor and it smashed in two and my entire bottle was wasted, but I get that it is better from an aesthetic point of view.


Next up, I feel like I should mention what this product is and how it can be used. For me, this is a product that I use in order to give me glowing skin. I use it before I go in with my foundation to ensure that my foundation is glowing and looks super healthy on the skin, but I would not say that it is a primer, because it does nothing really to prep my skin for makeup application. I also have friends that use this on top of their foundation in order to add more light to the skin, but because I am oily and I need to powder my skin very well, I don’t find that applying it afterwards does me much good. That being said, I think that this has been a game changer for me and my makeup applying it before my foundation.


There are 5 shades in this Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, and I use shade number 3 which is the perfect shade to highlight and bring light to my medium complexion. I would say that shade 3 is slightly deeper than my face because I exfoliate so often, but it is a great colour match for my body. Because this lovely shade does help to balance out the difference between my face and my body, it is great for using on the days when I want to add a little something to my skin, but I don’t really want to go in with my normal full coverage foundation and I find that when used alone, the glow is not super obvious and it does not make me look like a dazzling disco ball.


I guess that the last thing that I want to mention is the difference between this Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, because I have seen quite a few people asking this on the internet. I will admit that in a morning when I am getting ready to head on our for the day, I use both of these items. I use Wonderglow as a primer and yes it does have reflecting pigments in, but it really hydrates my skin and I think that it is wonderful for makeup prep. On top of that I will then go in with the Hollywood Filter because this is what really brings the glow to the skin and gives me a super healthy flush and some colour. Is it necessary to wear both? Probably not. Will I continue to use both day to day? Absolutely.


There you have it, my thoughts on the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. I really do think that this product is worth the money and I never have any doubt in my head to go ahead and purchase another when I am running low. As always, I will pop a link to this item down below in case you would like to check it our for yourself. Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you have tried this product and what you thought about it.


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