You might have seen Byrdie's roundup of the best beauty products that we tried in 2018. As we were discussing what those products we've tried and loved should be, one individual beauty buy came out on top. I asked Byrdie editors for their yearly product recommendations, and each and every one of them individually named Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter as one of their favourites of the year—myself included. Why? The lightweight base gives skin such a glow of radiance that you just can't get with other products. There are no obvious glitter particles—just a visible glow. You can wear it underneath or completely in place of makeup and it leaves your skin with a sheen of dewiness.
Keep scrolling to read why three editors would each recommend Flawless Filter to a friend…
"This stuff is pure magic. An illuminator that you apply under foundation or wear alone, it gives skin that enviable post-facial glow."
"I wear Flawless Filter every single day without fail. It's great if you want to completely ditch all your other makeup and still look like you've got amazing skin, or you can wear it under a full face of makeup and people will 100% comment on how great your skin looks. It really is a cult product. There are different shades available. I wear shade three, which gives my skin a warm candlelit glow rather than a pearly white sheen."
"It sounds out there, but Charlotte Tilbury's Flawless Filter legit changed my life. The creamy complexion illuminator makes even the dullest skin look vibrant and glowy, and I can't go a single day without it. Depending on my mood, I either mix it with my foundation for a full megawatt glow effect, or I'll simply dab it on my cheekbones and brow bone for a subtle shine."