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Monday, April 15, 2019

Review: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter & Eyes to Mesmerise

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

One of my goals for 2019 is to have fun with makeup. It may seem silly, but experimenting with new products, formulas, and colours is one of the activities that sparked my interest in blogging way back in 2010. 

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that I've lusted over for years, they're way up at the top with the likes of Guerlain, Chanel, Tom Ford, Dior and Chantecaille. When spending a pretty penny on products from these prestige brands, you want to make an informed decision. Here's my take on the Hollywood Flawless Filter and Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow, two of the brand's standout products.

hollywood flawless filter review

I used the Hollywood Flawless Filter in shade 1 in the following tutorial, along with the Eyes to Mesmerise cream shadow in Cleopatra. See my full routine here:

Charlotte tilbury review


  • Customizable complexion "booster" that soft-focuses, illuminates skin and makes lines and pores appear smoother
  • Versatile: can be worn as a primer or mega-watt glow highlighter, creating the perfect digital filter effect
  • Wear on its own or is suitable with Magic Foundation 1 Fair & 2 Fair, or Light Wonder 1 Fair 
  • Smoothing airbrush polymers and "Glossy Oil" roll over your complexion for a poreless and moisturized glow 
I love a good primer, since my combo skin has a hard time hanging on to foundation and keeping things looking fresh for the entire day. I've also heard some UK gals like Sali Hughes and Anna Newton rave about Flawless Filter, so I had to give it a whirl on my dull, tired complexion. 

It definitely passed the test, providing me with a glorious base over which I applied a thin layer of foundation and powder. I think I'll use this most as a highlighter, since the all-over Hollywood shine enhanced my t-zone oiliness throughout the day. In the summer, I will absolutely wear this on its own with only a hint of concealer to brighten up my face. It's true that you only need to dip in once, because over-application can give you a "Tin Man" appearance, as Anna Newton so eloquently stated. Another big bonus of Charlotte products: they aren't filled with crap! You get what you pay for, and you don't need to overdo it.

If you want to try a similar product at a lower price point, apparently L'Oreal's VISIBLE LIFT Luminous Serum Tint Tinted Moisturizer provides a comparable dose of glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Canada


  • The ultimate foolproof product for One-Minute, No-Mirror Makeup, great for travel or in your handbag
  • Revolutionary water-infused formula has a cooling effect and won’t drag on your delicate eye area
  • Vitamin E hydrates & provides antioxidant protection from free radicals
  • Soft-focus illuminating pigments smooth over lines & imperfections for a visibly more youthful finish
I used the teal colour called Cleopatra in this look, and it was so fun to mix with neutrals and powder shadows. I also swatched Rose Gold and Star Gold at a recent press preview, which you can see here:

charlotte tilbury eyes to mesmerise star gold rose gold
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Rose Gold and Star Gold

The cream eye products from Charlotte Tilbury are honestly perfect. They blend flawlessly, stay on all day, never flake off, and the colours are all highly pigmented and extremely flattering. One of my must-have items in my handbag is Charlotte's Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze, which I either smudge over my lid as a 1-shadow-look, or swipe on the lashline as a quick, bulletproof liner. Not even the heaviest workout or summer oil will break this baby down.

Glowy bronzy makeup look

Here are some of the other products used in this look.

Charlotte Tilbury Review

Charlotte Tilbury Tutorial

Have you ever fallen in love with products from Charlotte Tilbury? Watch out... once you're in, there's no getting out. 

Press samples featured.


  1. Your makeup looks great!

    xo, Elisabeth

    1. Thank you so much Elisabeth! I loved using these new goodies, they worked so well. xoxo


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