Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter

Light (2)

Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a soft peach with warmer, yellow undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It performed very much in line with what it was supposed to; it worked well as a luminizing primer and helped my foundation apply more smoothly and last a little longer while illuminating the skin as a separate highlighter.

As a spot highlighter, patted onto the tops of my cheekbones, it applied evenly and smoothly with noticeable glow and luminosity and had excellent blendability over base products. It wore well for eight and a half hours as a cheek highlighter. It had medium, buildable pigmentation when I applied it that way, but it was a very fluid product (almost like a very fluid gel, because it wasn’t quite as watery or as thin as a typical, liquid highlighter). It felt like a thinner primer more so than a liquid highlighter.

The product can easily be sheered out for all-over use on the face as primer–and it did smooth out pores and made my skin look slightly more even as light bounced off of it–or mixed in with foundation to add a bit more glow to the foundation’s finish. If using it as a primer, I would do so with a more buildable coverage foundation, otherwise I’d mix it in with a higher coverage foundation to get a visible effect. 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 (Fair, Light, Light/Medium) look very similar when mixed with foundation or layered under it (I’m wearing Fair mixed with my foundation here).

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 (I'm wearing Fair mixed with my foundation here).

Browse all of our Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter swatches.

Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Hydrogenated Didecene, Mica, Glycerin, Propanediol, Squalane, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Isoamyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Glycosaminoglycans, Hoya Lacunosa Flower Extract, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) $44.00/1 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Fenty Universal Gloss Bomb

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Too funny! I ordered this just this morning with a Nordstrom Note I had. I recently bought the foundation and have been happy with it in my rotation. Kind of so-so with the other CT primer I’ve been using – it’s fine but not “stellar”. Happy to see you gave this a good review!

The effect this gives to your face is very softening and lit from within. Really nice effect! If (or when) I ever manage to use up all of my bottle of MJ Dew You Dew Drops….who knows? This could be an excellent option.

Thank you for reviewing this Christine! Do you think it could work as a product you wear all over on its own on a good skin day? I’ve been on the hunt for a lightly tinted product that just gives that ‘healthy’ look to the skin when I don’t feel like wearing a full face of makeup.

You definitely can, but it will make you very glowy… which some may find veering on the border of dewy, you know what I mean? You might try just hitting the high points of the face or mixing in with moisturizer πŸ™‚

Yeah there’s a fine line between a healthy glow and over-the-top shine… maybe I’ll mix it in with a tinted moisturiser or pop over the top as a highlighter. Thanks for your advice πŸ™‚

I’m grabbing the fair shade. I’ve read a lot of good comments regarding this product. I’ve also been meaning to try her setting powder.

I have this in my Beautylish cart and keep hemming and hawing about it, but I think now I’m going to go ahead and get it. I’ve never tried anything CT before!

I’m surprised at how much I like this product. I wear it over moisturizer, before foundation. If I apply it on top of foundation, I place it in areas where there will be no colour applied as I find it absorbs colour products. As a luminizer the effect is beautiful.

Interesting to hear about how it absorbs color products – when you say that do you mean it deepens them or eats them so they aren’t showing? LOL!

Hi Christine, it eats them so they aren’t showing. I literally applied it over blush (experimenting with it as a topper) and I saw the blush shade disappear. At the counter, the MUA applied it to the upper cheek area as a highlighter and when I checked the effect, I noticed the blush near the upper cheekbone has noticeably faded. I love applying it to my cheekbones before applying foundation knowing how gorgeous it will look when I add blush to the area.

Does this differ in any appreciable way from Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (liquid), which you raved about equally when you first reviewed it? That, along with Tom Ford and Becca, is among my most-used highlighter to mix with foundations OR use the exact ways this product is described, although since I use a duo of Becca primers, I’m pretty “glowy” (shiny?) without anything added to my foundations. And some foundations/bases, after all, have shimmer in them.

The finish of this is dewier/wetter looking when applied on its own or on top of product (instead of mixed).

Hi! for a MAC NW 20 skin tone, which shade of this filter would you recommend? the 2 light or the 3 light/medium?
My skin also has a big tendency to redness and irritation.
Thanks a lot! love your website

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