worth the hype?

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powderctshade1

I struggle with powder. For reference my skin is super dry and dehydrated so basically most powder’s cake up on my skin and make me look like I’ve literally set it with flour. Not a cute look.  I work for roughly 9 hours a day minimum in South Beach,FL so I need something to make sure my makeup isn’t melting off by lunchtime and will last throughout my entire workday. I’ve tried numerous brands from high-end to drugstore and still hadn’t found my holy grail. Needless to say I’ve been on the hunt for a good setting powder for quite a while.


Then the clouds parted and out fell Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder (0.28 oz for $45 USD). I have Shade 1 and Shade 2. I couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I used it, this is the most finely milled powder that has ever graced my face. It’s barely detectable on the skin and so lightweight, even in the swatches pictured below I had to really press into the pan get it to show up. When I apply it I use a setting brush (currently the E.L.F Blush Brush) and set my t-zone, my chin also under my eyes. I don’t typically like to take powder over the face entirely because I’ve been preferring more of a glowy “natural” skin look. This magical powder doesn’t settle into my fine lines and most importantly it doesn’t cake up. The powder contain’s hydrating ingredients like rose wax and sweet almond oil and just leaves me feeling luminous courtesy of “light diffusing nano particles” and most importantly keeps my makeup set throughout my long hot day.

Shade 1 (left)                     Shade 2 (right)

I’ve purchased from Charlotte Tilbury in the past so I’m familiar with her stunning rose-gold art deco inspired packaging. I have the “Film Star Bronze and Glow” which is the prettiest everyday bronzer and highlighter along with the “K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in “Bitch Perfect” which is a perfect pinky/peachy/nude color and “Lipcheat Lipliner in Pillowtalk which is a neutral nude pink I’ve practically used down to a nub. All of which I highly recommend.


What I Like: blurs skin, doesn’t cake, texture of product

What I don’t like: price point, limited shade range

Neon makeup look I did, set with the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder.


So is it worth the hype IMO?


I haven’t met a setting powder that rivals this. It keeps my make-up in tact without emphasizing dryness. So have you tried it? Have you tried anything else by the brand? Leave me a comment down below and tell me what your favorite setting powder is I’m always seeking recommendations!

xx Taryn

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