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)

Author: beautysirenblog

UK beauty blogger, writer, marketer, cosplayer and lover of sparkly things.

11 thoughts

      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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