My first ever foundation purchase from Charlotte Tilbury, so is the flawless filter as revolutionary as it claims?
The Hollywood Flawless Filter in shade 4 claims to have the versatility of a primer, the mega glow of a highlighter and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter.
Sounds amazing right? I couldn’t wait to pick this up after all the talk about how gorgeous it looks on the skin. I’ve never tried a base from CT before so I was sceptical of what shade to get. Shade 4 is a neutral golden yellow for medium skin tones and it’s quite a good fit for my skin, if you see the swatches later down.
So the Flawless Filter applies with a sponge wand and instantly, you can see the illumination on your skin. The texture is creamy like a dewy foundation so you can feel the properties of a primer. The first time I used this I added it as a primer along with my go-to foundation YSL Touche Eclat. I’m not gonna lie, the finish looked as good as I expected.
My face was glowing, but not in an oily way – it just looked healthy.
The Flawless Filter works as a complexion booster for super starlit skin and I couldn’t agree more with this. It’s very possible to just wear this on your own. It gives a light even coverage if that’s your kind of thing but for me, I felt like I needed a little bit of my own foundation just so I had a thicker coverage.
I’d definitely wear this on holiday for a light glow for day time and for the night, definitely underneath my YSL foundation. It dries quite quickly on the skin too which I think is where the primer element comes into play again.
Truthfully, there’s nothing not to like!
The application can take a little longer with the wand rather than a nozzle – if you did want to use this as a base, but a part from that my first impressions of Flawless Filter is it’s a good one to invest in. If you’re like me and love all things highlighter, you’ll love the look of this on your skin. It definitely gives you that Sunkissed / Red Carpet ready kind of look. Which still look effortlessly pretty in my opinion.
A superstar youth glow! Regardless of the powder I’m wearing, I could totally see how the Flawless Filter re-vamped my skin and created a dewy shine to my complexion. It’s a total thumbs up from me and no wonder Charlotte Tilbury was using it on all the models at London Fashion Week. If you fancy a splurge and want to add radiance to your foundation routine – treat yourself!