How To Apply Pressed Powder

Discover how to apply pressed powder to help set, lift, brighten and finish your magical makeup looks using Charlotte’s brightening, translucent and setting powders.

Darlings, flawless is a feeling! Charlotte has created a collection of AIRbrush complexion icons, including the AWARD-WINNING Airbrush Flawless Finish powder for skin that appears filtered and smooth! Now with the NEW! Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish, learn how to use both of Charlotte’s pressed setting powders like a pro so you can unlock the secret to FLAWLESS, PORELESS-LOOKING skin, reducing and mattifying the appearance of excess shine without dulling your glow!

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Discover Charlotte’s pressed powders, both of which you NEED in your makeup bag to help set, mattify, brighten, lift and perfect the look of your complexion!

AWARD-WINNING! Airbrush Flawless Finish

The original finely milled pressed powder in Charlotte’s AIRbrush collection, Airbrush Flawless Finish feels like cashmere on your skin, blurring the look of lines and imperfections for a soft-focus finish!

The magical formula has soft-focus micro-powders that smooth and blur the appearance of fine lines and imperfections, allowing it to sit on skin without appearing caked on or heavy. Rose Wax and Almond Oil hydrate and smooth the appearance of skin, while light-reflecting ingredients diffuse light as it hits your face for an even, luminous-looking complexion all day!

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Airbrush Flawless Finish is available in 4 flattering shades for EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE: Fair, Medium, Tan, and Deep!

Where to apply: Apply to areas with excess oil and shine, such as your T-zone, the centre of your forehead and your nose, plus any areas you applied concealer to conceal the look of blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Airbrush Flawless Finish powder placement

Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish

Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish is infused with Charlotte’s light-bounce technology, finely milled pearl pigments that bounce out the light for a brightening, blurring lift effect, along with the Brightening Complex to boost radiance under your eyes and on the high points of your face for a BRIGHTER, LIFTED-LOOKING complexion!

As soon as you sweep it on, it instantly targets the appearance of dark circles and shadows to impart a radiant, flawless look that lasts. It's also blended with hydrating hyaluronic acid, smoothing Vegan Collagen and awakening Golden Vitamin C to make your complexion look lifted and feel flawless!


Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish is available in 2 flattering brightening shades: Fair-Medium is a translucent powder perfect for brightening the appearance of fair to medium complexions, and Tan-Deep is a yellow-toned brightening shade suitable for tan and deeper skin tones.

Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish Powder placement

Ways To Apply Pressed Powder

With both her AIRbrush pressed powders now available for the world, Charlotte reveals how to apply powder to create a complexion that appears SMOOTHER, BRIGHTER and LIFTED! Refer to the below graphic to see how to generally use both together:

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How To Apply Pressed Powder to Mattify Shine

To mattify the appearance of shiny areas without dulling your glow, use Charlotte’s Powder & Sculpt Brush to sweep Airbrush Flawless Finish around the nose, T-zone, and any other oily areas after applying your favorite foundation and concealer.

How To Apply Pressed Powder to Brighten and Lift

After applying your foundation, glide Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish powder onto the skin using your Powder & Sculpt Brush. Focus on areas with any darkness, such as under the eyes and along smile lines. To cheat a youthful, lifted look for your complexion, brush your Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish powder over the high points of the face, such as cheekbones, forehead, nose and jawline. The micro-fine powder instantly targets dark shadows! B&A AFF Brightening Powder Fair Medium

How To Apply Pressed Powder to Blur and Smooth

To boost the brightening, smoothing, soft-focusing effect, layer Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish powder over Charlotte’s award-winning Airbrush Flawless Finish powder, instantly reducing the appearance of discoloration and dark shadows and creating an airbrushed veil of light!

How to Apply Pressed Powder to Brighten the Look of Dark Circles

After cleansing skin, glide the cooling metal tip on Charlotte’s Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum to instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness! Next, apply Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer to the inner corners, underneath, and outer corners of the eyes and glide up towards the temple for an instant lift effect! Finally, brighten the area with Charlotte’s NEW! Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish powder using your Powder & Sculpt brush to brighten, blur and lift the look of your entire eye area. Step out the door totally confident and looking like you got eight hours of beauty sleep!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.

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