Completely flushed: Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Youth Glow Filter

I’m not that picky when it comes to blushes.

Hey, if it does the trick, then it does that trick, am I right? Anyways, I am a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup line, I was excited to try out some of her new Pretty Youth Glow Filters.

Available in two shades, these are a cheek duo consisting of a cream-to-powder blush and highlighter duo that is designed to give you a youthful, fresh complexion. The brand was amazing and sent me both shades, Pretty Fresh (coral) and Seduce (pink), and the first thing you’ll notice about these beauties when they are on is that they are very faint.  They also sent along the Cheek Hug brush which is designed to fit the contours of your cheeks, so I’ve been using that with these to create a natural-looking flush.

Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Youth Glow Filter Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Youth Glow Filter

The formula in the blush and highlight is a rubbery wax that blends out to a dry-touch feeling. The colour doesn’t go on harsh, but rather very sheer.  Although the compact for these are stunning, be prepared to get them messy quite quickly due to the formula and the way the you apply them on the brush.

Okay, so I really wanted to love this product, and although I don’t like a harsh blush, I did find the formula to be too sheer for my liking. Since it’s a gel, I found it a bit inconvenient to get it on the Cheek Hug brush. I had to practically dig the brush into the pan to pick up any colour and even then, it seemed to smudge all over the compact.  The highlight in these are even more sheer than the blush. I used my finger to apply the highlight since I found the brush too thick to concentrate the product on the areas I wanted highlighting.

Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Youth Glow Filter close up Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Youth Glow Filter swatch

You can kind of see the product in the photo above, but it’s definitely on the sheer side. Truth be told though, I always go in with a light hand for my blush anyways, so that didn’t really bother me. The part I didn’t love was the actual formula. Don’t get me wrong, it feels amazing, but when it comes to the actual application of it, it was hard to get onto the Cheek Hug brush and I don’t really have another brush that would do it justice.

These retail for C$50 and can be found at high-end department stores like Nordstrom. They are limited edition and the brand does offer up kits with the compact and the brush for $75. I’ve tried a number of products from the brand and although I’ve loved everything thus far, these Glow Filters just don’t do it for me at that price point. I think that if they were a normal powder formula, rather than the gel, they would work a little better. If you are looking for that glow from within look, then these are perfect, but if you want something a little more noticeable, then I would skip them.

Have you tried the Glow Filters by Charlotte Tilbury?

Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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