Charlotte Tilbury Medium (4) Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44.00 for 30.00 oz.) is a light-medium beige with warm, golden undertones and a luminous sheen. This was the least warm-toned shade that I’ve swatched within the formula, so I could see it being more versatile across undertones as a result. The texture was smooth, lightweight, thin, and fluid without being watery (more like a cross between water and gel), which helped it blend well with moisturizer, primer, or foundation or be spread across larger areas (like all over the face). The doe-foot applicator made getting just a touch out easier for highlighting the high points of the face, though it was less useful for getting product for mixing in.
It worked well all-over the skin for a dewier finish that paired well with buildable coverage foundation (full coverage often covered the effect too much), strategically applied to high points of the face (either before or after foundation), and as a primer to help base products go on more smoothly. As a standalone highlighter, this shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours.
- Natasha Denona Light (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
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- Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Tarte Exposed (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar).
- Charlotte Tilbury Original (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar).
- Makeup Revolution Liquid Euphoric Gold (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- NYX Daytime Halo (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar).
- Givenchy African Light Gold (LE, $41.00) is less glossy (90% similar).
- Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (PiP, $44.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar).
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The formula is supposed to be a "customizable complexion booster" that can be used as a primer, highlighter, or mixed with base products. The line includes seven shades, like a more typical foundation or concealer range, but they have sheerer coverage and fine pearl, so there is some flexibility, though for added luminosity (but not altering color) all-over, one would want to choose a shade closer to their actual skin tone.
It has a jumbo-sized, doe-foot applicator, which I preferred for spot highlighting and priming but isn't as functional for mixing in with base products (compared to a pump). I find that the lighter shades look very similar when mixed with foundation or layered under it (I'm wearing Fair mixed with my foundation here).
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