Charlotte Tilbury Light/Medium (3) is a very warm-toned, light gold with a luminous finish. It is a permanent primer that retails for $44.00 and contains 1 oz.
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Charlotte Tilbury Light/Medium (3) Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, orange-leaning gold with warm undertones and a luminous, glowing sheen. This shade definitely had more depth than Fair or Light (both of which were more close in depth), so for all-over use and mixing, it should be most appropriate for light to medium skin tones. I'm light to light-medium, and it warmed up my natural skin tone but not in a way that felt like I had just self-tanned, so I could get away with using this shade all-over for a slightly warmer look overall.
As a standalone highlighter, it gave a dewy, luminous sheen that was a pinch warm but not orange against my skin tone, which I was happy to see as the swatch had me concerned! The texture was smooth, lightweight, and spreadable with a thinner, gel-like feel that was emollient enough to slide well over skin but absorbed quickly and mixed well with moisturizer and foundation without significantly altering their texture or application. It applied well over my bare skin as well as patted on top of foundation. For more targeted application, I like using my fingertips, as I just find I get the best blend and least chance of movement in base products (in general, across liquid and cream formulations).
I also liked taking this particular shade along the perimeter of my face (like a bronzer), diffusing with fingertips or a lightly dampened sponge, and then layering foundation. It'll be key to pick a foundation without full coverage if you want to layer this product underneath it or else the foundation will cover the majority of the effect (if using full coverage, I'd recommend mixing it in with the foundation or applying in top, as it's still drying, and gently dabbing and blending on high points).
It wore well for eight and a half hours well as a standalone highlighter, and as a primer, it didn't extend the wear that I could tell, but it didn't shorten the wear either and definitely made my skin appear a bit smoother and glowier, just as it was marketed to do as a primer.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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Get starlit skin in seconds with Hollywood Flawless Filter, the customizable complexion booster that’s a primer, highlighter, and luminous mixing medium in one. Like a skin-perfecting digital filter in a bottle, Hollywood Flawless Filter can be used in four different ways to blur imperfections, smooth lines and pores, and illuminate the skin with a dewy, soft-focus glow.
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