E.l.f. Just Duped Charlotte Tilbury's $40 Airbrush Filter And We're Shook
This is your sign to go out and grab the e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter, $14, AKA the official dupe of Charlotte Tilbury’s cult product, the Hollywood Flawless Filter, $44, loved and adored by forever makeup STANS.
Here at HB, we take dupes very seriously – as we should – because, let’s be real, if you can find an almost exact replica of your fave formula for less than half the cost, who wouldn’t? (We’ve even been tempted to try this Huda Beauty New Nude Palette dupe before!) Clearly, TikTokers feel the same way we do, which is why they went wild for this glow-giving complexion dupe. Both formulas appear to blend the same, feel the same, and deliver the same filtered finish, the only major difference is that the e.l.f. dupe costs $30 less. Annnd, that’s why it already has 9.7 million views on TikTok.
Here’s everything you need to know and, of course, the proof to back, back, back it up.
The OG formula: If you’ve yet to try the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, here’s the 411. It’s an ultra-lightweight complexion booster that blurs, smooths, and illuminates the skin helping you achieve that Hollywood flawless finish. It can be worn alone, underneath foundation, mixed with complexion formulas, or used as a highlighter. It’s available in 12 stretchable shades, so everyone can find a match. It’s also enriched with porcelain flower extract that works to hydrate and brighten the skin over time. So, you can see why it’s been a staple in our makeup kit for years – it just gives your skin this effortless glow no matter how you use it.
The Dupe: Just like the Hollywood Flawless Filter, this vegan, cruelty-free formula is a liquid, glow-getting makeup-skincare hybrid that delivers a healthy-looking glow while blurring imperfections and adding a surge of moisture. It can be used in the exact same way – worn alone, over or under makeup, or as a highlighter. Infused with squalane and hyaluronic acid, it helps instantly hydrate and plump the skin for a dewy glow-up.
@yasminsartistry @elfyeah you did amazing sweetie❤️ #elfhaloglowliquidfilter #charlottetilburydupe #flawlessfilterdupe #elfhaloglow ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
Unlike the OG Charlotte Tilbury formula, the e.l.f. versions is only available in eight stretchable shades, whereas Charlotte Tilbury has 12. e.l.f. also says that if you’re unhappy with the shade, you have 30 days to get a complete refund, which is hella impressive.
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The OG VS the Dupe: One of the most (perhaps only) noticeable differences between the two formulas isn’t actually the formula – it’s the applicator. While they both have a doe-foot applicator for quick, easy, and mess-free application, the e.l.f. applicator is almost double the size, which we actually prefer.
@laksmysanchez @elfyeah | OMG WE HAVE A DUPE! Ahhh ! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 | #ShowUrGrillSkillz #elfhaloglowliquidfilter #flawlessfilterdupe ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
While e.l.f. currently carries four fewer shades than the OG, it seems that the most noticeable difference is among the fairer shades. The first five shades of the Charlotte Tilbury formula sit within the fair shade spectrum compared to the first three in the e.l.f. formula. However, we have no doubt most fair skin tones will be able to find a match as the formula is stretchable and adapts to the skin.
@mikaylanogueira ELF COMING FOR CHARLOTTE TILBURY WITH A FLAWLESS FILTER DUPE??? #dupe #makeup #beauty #flawlessfilter ♬ original sound – Mikayla Nogueira
If you see the product in action, there’s honestly no notable difference in the finish. It delivers that famed glow that smoothes the skin and makes you look like a goddess.
@skinfiltrator Testing the Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter on Black Skin in shade 6. Is it really a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter? #elfhaloglowliquidfilter #charlottetilbury #flawlessfilterdupe #blackgirlmakeup ♬ original sound – Skincare | Monique
TikTokers also confirm that it blends and wears the same, so TBH, we’re judging this as a slam-dunk dupe. Just check out the comparisons on TikTok and see for yourself.
Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter or the e.l.f. dupe? Let us know in the comments below.