5 April 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter is Amazing!


When I first saw this, I was really excited that Charlotte Tilbury was coming out with a new foundation.. and then I realised, it's not a foundation. :(

I was super upset, seeing as her Magic Foundation is my holy grail.. and realised this was some sort of highlight in a bottle or something?

It's called the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter 'Complexion Booster' & here's what the website says:

'Discover a brand new REVOLUTIONARY category in face makeup with the Hollywood Flawless Filter. This MUST-HAVE customisable complexion booster has the versatility of a face primer, with the mega-watt glow of a highlighter and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter. Choose your level of GLOW with filter makeup to illuminate your skin just where you want it for a radiant complexion.'

The first thoughts of mine were, nah not going to work. I'm mega mega oily - I produce my own damn glow, this is totally not going to work. Although I assumed this would be pretty good for normal to dry skin?

A lady in the Covent Garden gave me a sample for the shade 5, but I asked for 4, as I had swatched them and shade 5 was very orange toned - I'm very olive, so I instantly knew that would give me some sort of orange hue. Shade 4 was slightly lighter than my normal shade, but because it's not a foundation and has an olive tone, the shade worked well. Here's the link for the Flawless Filter.

So, the way I've been using this, is like a primer, instead of a primer. I have many lovely highlighters that I use for my cheekbones, so I wasn't really interested in it as a cream highlight, but rather underneath my foundation, because I've never been wow'ed by a primer before.

I applied it with a foundation brush, which I found was the best way.. and the whole time, I was preparing myself to take it off due to my own silly preassumption. But oh my god, as soon as I applied it I fell in love. I can't even explain what this product does properly, because I actually think it's magic lol. It gives some light coverage and a 'healthy' glow even WITH my oily skin. I'd honestly wear this on a no make up day with nothing else, just to look a bit more awake.

Then I started applying my foundation, and yep.. it just made my foundation go on so much better than it ever has. It helps the foundation sink into your skin and blend really nicely. Just FYI, I've used all my favourite foundations with this (except my Huda Beauty foundation as that's very orange for my winter skin ATM), and all my foundations have improved with this. This includes my CT magic foundation, Hourglass foundation stick, L'oreal True Match and Makeup Revolution foundation stick.

So once applied, I did look very shiny, but that was easily fixed by setting my foundation (as I always do) with powder.

So here's some NON FILTERED PICTURES with the foundation and flawless filter applied:


This one is with the CT Magic Foundation.


This one is with my Hourglass Foundation.

So a few things I noticed the flawless filter did was:
- Smooth my skin.
- Give my skin a healthy glow.
- Make my foundation look flawless for longer throughout the day.
- Just make me feel overall fab huns.

Ya, this product is pricey, however.. theres 1oz of product, so it will last a good 6 months to a year, so
I totally think if you've not ever found a primer that shows you a visible difference.. get this. You will not regret it.

I LOVE and appreciate how there's 7 shades to this. This product is SO unique, and I'm so glad Charlotte realised one shade wouldn't work for everyone. I'm so loyal to Charlotte Tilbury, I can't believe I was so ready to dismiss this product, but of course, she does it again! Thanks darling (see what I did there?).

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