Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter Review & Swatches

1 of 3
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter

Deep (8)

Charlotte Tilbury Deep (8) Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44.00 for 1 fl. oz.) is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a luminous sheen with very fine, faint pearl throughout. On my skin tone, when applied and sheered out, it looked a bit warmer, but it seemed truer to neutral and was less overtly warm-toned compared to most shades in the range.

It is intended for deeper skin tones, and it is significantly deeper than the previously-deepest shade, Dark (7), so it is a nice extension, but there could be several in-between shades from 7 to 8. The performance and quality of the product was consistent with the formula in general; it was gel-like, fluid, lightweight, and spreadable, which made it easy to use as a standalone product (like a highlighter, or on my skin tone, more of a bronzer) or mixed into foundation/moisturizer for an all-over glow.

It had more flexible coverage; it could be sheerer when mixed and more semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage when used as a standalone highlighter. It wore well for nine hours with minimal fading as a standalone highlighter/cheek product.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$44.00/1 oz. - $44.00 Per Ounce

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, so the shade range is more flexible than it might seem (for some skin tones).

The texture was smooth and lightweight, like a thin gel-based primer in feel, so the product easily spread across my skin for an all-over application (worn as primer, per the brand), and it made my skin look radiant. I can see one person finding that finish to look "oily," and another person to feel like it looks beautifully glowing--it's definitely very radiant on its own, so I'd recommend strategically applying it over bare skin, like a very diffused highlighter, or mixing it in with moisturizer if you're someone who wants glow but not full-on dewiness.

I also liked to gently swiped the product on using the included doe-foot applicator on the high planes of my face, diffused and blended (over a greater area than I would have if using it specifically to highlight my cheekbones) and gently dabbed foundation over it. I recommend using a sheer to medium coverage foundation over something full coverage, because full coverage will work better when it's mixed in otherwise the coverage level will tamp down the luminosity quite a bit.

As a standalone highlighter, it gave me a lit-from-within-glow that was luminous but not tacky or truly glossy, just looked dewy on my skin. It worked as well over bare skin as it did blended on top of foundation for me. On its own, it lasted well for nine hours with minimal fading and no migration as a cheek highlighter. As a primer, it seemed to help my makeup go on more smoothly but I didn't notice any extension of wear (but no shortening either); though the brand made no claim about it extending longevity, only that it would improve the finish and give skin a glow (so I didn't rate it down for not extending the wear).

Browse all of our Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter swatches.



Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.


Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!