This $14 E.L.F. Foundation Is The Perfect Dupe For Charlotte Tilbury’s $40 Airbrush Filter

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When it comes to makeup, finding the perfect foundation is key to achieving a ~flawless~ complexion. But, let’s be honest, high-end foundations can cost more than we spend in a week at Starbucks. That’s why we were excited to discover that the Halo Glow Liquid Filter foundation is a perfect dupe for the Hollywood Flawless Filter foundation—and cost a lot less.

The Hollywood Flawless Filter from Charlotte Tilbury has been a cult favorite among beauty lovers for years, thanks to its ability to give the skin a radiant, lit-from-within glow without a filter. However, at $40 for a 1 oz bottle, it’s not the most budget-friendly option out there.

That’s where the Halo Glow Liquid Filter foundation comes in. At just $14 for a 1.35 oz bottle, this foundation delivers the same radiant, luminous finish as the Hollywood Flawless Filter, but at a significantly lower price point.

So, what makes the Halo Glow Liquid Filter such a great dupe for the Hollywood Flawless Filter? For starters, both products are designed to be used as a primer, foundation, or highlighter, making them incredibly versatile. They also both contain light-reflecting particles that help to blur imperfections and give the skin a radiant, dewy finish.

But while the Hollywood Flawless Filter only comes in seven shades, the Halo Glow Liquid Filter offers a wider range of shades to choose from, making it easier to find a match for your skin tone. The formula is also vegan, cruelty-free, and free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.

In terms of performance, I’ve got to say that the Halo Glow Liquid Filter definitely holds its own against the Hollywood Flawless Filter. Both foundations give the skin a beautiful, radiant finish that looks natural and healthy. And while the Hollywood Flawless Filter might have a slightly more luxurious feel to it, the Halo Glow Liquid Filter is still a fantastic option for those on a budget.

Overall, if you’re a fan of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter but don’t want to break the bank, the Halo Glow Liquid Filter is a great alternative. It delivers the same radiant, luminous finish as its high-end counterpart, but the price tag won’t make you weep. I say give it a try. Your wallet will thank you.


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Shop It: e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter, $14, Ulta



Charlotte Tilbury’s Contour Wand Is Always Sold Out—But We Found A Similar Product That’s *Actually* In-Stock

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Let me just start by saying that I absolutely *love* Charlotte Tilbury products. That said, I don’t love how quickly my favorites sell out. Sure, that only means that the world thinks they’re as bomb as I do, but what’s a girl to do when she needs to restock her favorite contour wand? Get a similar tube to hold her over, of course.

And, because I’m just like you, I’ve found myself  turning over to the same place for my product recommendations now—TikTok. The TikTok girlies are basically giving us one honest review after another (even if it means de-influencing), and when Alix Earle gave Tarte’s Sculpt Tape Contour Wand her approval as a ringer for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Liquid Contour Wand, I knew it’d sell out just as quick. But, thankfully, I was able to get my hands on it before that happened.

For those who aren’t familiar with how these contour wands work, allow me to give you a quick breakdown. They have a fluffy sponge applicator and a dial that turns to get the pigment out. Once you squeeze about a dime-sized amount of product, you dab it in dots across your face (to contour you want to get your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and the sides of your nose). From there, you can use a sponge, such as a Beautyblender or a contour brush to blend it out.

My favorite feature about the Charlotte Tilbury wand is how well it blends, and I was pleasantly surprised that Tarte’s had similar, if not the same power. Don’t believe me? See Alix’s side-by-side video comparing the two formulas below.


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Told you so—they’re practically identical. Tarte’s version is available in five different shades: warm bronze, cool bronze, soft bronze, deep bronze, and rich bronze. All are designed to work with a range of skin tones and matching undertones so that everyone can enjoy the sculpting magic. And you can save some money if you get your hands on Tarte’s contour wand as well, since it’s $35 compared to Charlotte Tilbury version at $42. Snag yours directly at Tarte or at Ulta, before the word gets out and it’s gone. Trust us, your vanity and your newly-chiseled cheekbones and jawline will thank you.

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Shop It: Tarte Sculpt Tape Contour, $35, Ulta

How To Copy Kim Kardashian’s ‘Conceal Bake Brighten’ Technique For Under $20

ICYMI, Kim Kardashian dropped the now sold-out KKW BEAUTY Concealer Kits last Thursday. The kits cost 80 bucks (or $18 for each individual item) and include concealer, baking powder, brightening powder, and two brushes to help achieve Kim’s signature three-step concealing method that she developed with her OG makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Beauty bloggers are calling it the “conceal bake brighten” method, and just like anything Kim does, conceal bake brighten is extra but it supposedly really works.

“The three-step process is what Mario and I have perfected after working together all of these years. It’s been our routine, so I wanted to introduce to people how I really do my concealer to cover up my dark circles and spots, which helps me feel and look my best.” Kim said in a press release. Speaking of Mario, the KKW Concealer Kit launch came right before the duo announced that they’re set to drop even more KKW BEAUTY products on April 5th with the KKW x Mario collection.

If you’re sitting there wondering how one could have a three-step process just for concealing, take a look at the bright, blank canvas underneath Kim’s eyes at all times and you have your answer. Then go take a nap because even the thought of requiring three separate steps just to conceal is exhausting. To properly use the kit to cover up even the most sleep-deprived eyes, first, apply the liquid concealer under the eyes and blend with the sponge end of the Concealer Brush I. Then, again using the sponge end of Concealer Brush I, apply the baking powder to set the under eyes and then brush away the excess powder with the fluffy brush end of that same brush. At this point, you may consider popping an Adderall to get through a regimen that is more complicated than my current diet and exercise routine.

To brighten, use the fluffy brush end of Concealer Brush II to apply the brightening powder under the eyes, and finally, use the rounded brush end of Concealer Brush II to apply a more concentrated amount of brightening powder to the inner corner of the eye for optimum brightness. Then go take another nap. JK, you’ll ruin that concealer you just spent hours applying. It is at this point that you wonder if it’s even worth it, before concluding that it probably isn’t but you’ll do it anyway, just because Kim is doing it.

We know what you’re thinking: yet another Kardashian-Jenner beauty product invented for the sole purpose of making that family even richer and you even poorer?? What is money to them at this point anyway? After you get a few million, doesn’t any amount of money after that just feel like an abstraction? Okay, so maybe only I was thinking that. You’re probably wondering if you actually NEED Kim Kardashian’s concealer kit. I mean, we’ll let you Google what Kim looks like without concealer versus with full glam and let you decide for yourself if the products really work.

So if you’re sold on the idea of going from raccoon eyes to bright-eyed and bushy tailed, you can add your email to the waiting list on KKW Beauty’s site so you can be notified when the kits are back in stock. The kits offer a decent range of shades for most skin tones (though it’s no FENTY beauty): 16 liquid concealers, four baking powders and four brightening powders. 

However, if you want to channel Kim’s brightly concealed eyes while still having money for happy hour this week, we’ve rounded up a few cheaper dupes below that work just as well.

To Conceal

NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand

The key to concealing like Kim is to go with a concealer with heavy coverage (she doesn’t hide those dark pigmented under eye circles with light coverage), so opt for a medium-full coverage concealer like NYX’s. This creamy $4 formula goes on smooth so it is buildable without the flakiness.

To Bake

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder Mini

The difference between the baking powder and the setting powder is the baking powder is a silky, lightweight loose powder that is slightly more pigmented, and the brightening powder is an illuminating, velvety pressed powder. For a baking powder to create that smooth, bright under eye at a fraction of the KKW cost, reach for Cover FX’s Illuminating Setting Powder that will leave you with a radiant finish for just 10 bucks.

To Brighten

E.L.F. Prime & Stay Finishing Powder

For a pressed pigmented setting powder with a velvety finish like KKW’s, E.L.F.’s Prime & Stay brightens your look while locking in your makeup. What’s more? This dupe for the final step to makeup Mario’s magical three-step process will only put you back $2, so you’ll have plenty of money leftover to actually show off your flawless face on Saturday night.

Images: Courtesy of Full Picture (3); NYX; Cover FX; e.l.f.