Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review

I discovered a love for luxury makeup recently and I’ve bought more from Charlotte Tilbury than I ever have before. I was always unsure of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter because I don’t know where to place this in my makeup collection but I have had chance to play with it and test it out in its many uses as a primer, highlighter and coverage product. Read my review to see what I think.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (2)


The Flawless Filter retails for £34 in the UK for 30ml of product. I always find CT products are just that bit too overpriced, making it difficult for me to fully justify the price and recommend them. If this product was at the £20-£30 mark, I’d be raving about it but at £34, I have my reservations.


Charlotte Tilbury always has stunning packaging and this glass bottle with its gold lid is truly something I would proudly display on my dressing table. I was expecting a product like this to be in pump packaging but it’s actually a large doe foot applicator.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (3)


I have this in the shade 3 which is a kind of apricot bronzey tone. There are seven shades available which I don’t think is too bad considering some brands release foundation with fewer shades than that.  I think I would consider going for the lighter shade 2 depending on how tanned my skin is if I repurchase.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter shade 3


I’ve swatched all the shades from a sample I had below so you can compare

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter swatches


As a multiuse product, this can be used as a primer, highlighter or for added coverage over the top of foundation. If you are using it to highlight, I can see how the doe foot would be useful to dot this product along the high points of your face but it’s a bit harder to use if you want an all-over face primer.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter applicator

This serves as a great convenience product for me if I’m in a rush or just want an effortless look as I can blend it where I want on my face and my skin looks great without having to use a separate face primer or highlight to get the glow I want. I also love using this as a base for powder highlight and I find it makes makeup last longer on me.

Overall, I love this product and I’d love to recommend it if you like natural coverage and glowy products. £34 is a serious investment but I don’t know of anything like it at a cheaper price point and it will last me a long time.

You can pick this up from ASOS here (affiliate link)

11 thoughts on “Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review

      1. I’m the same don’t worry and it’s not that I don’t splurge but I like to do it gradually and since I have to by CT online I’ll have to make a bigger order to get free shipping so that kind of stops me. If we had a store here, I’d have jumped on it ASAP ahah

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      2. Haha that’s true. I’ve actually never seen CT in store but I think it’s just not anywhere local to me so I usually buy online anyway. I used to be all about drugstore makeup though so I’m not too familiar with highend shopping 😅

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      3. I feel like, if I spend that much I want to be able to touch and see the product live, to make sure it’s really the right one for me, you know? I might like one shade online better but maybe the right one is another one

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      4. I know the shopping experience is a bit different here at the moment as we can’t use testers but usually I enjoy that kind of highend shopping where you can go up to the counter and physically look at everything

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    1. It’s not a foundation- more like a highlight primer hybrid but you can use it as extra coverage. I don’t know any other products like it but it CT in general is a little overpriced


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