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My Imperfect Life
My Imperfect Life
Naomi Jamieson

I've found the perfect glow-boosting swaps for Charlotte Tilbury's Flawless Filter, and they'll save you serious $$

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When it comes to achieving, glowy skin, one product literally shines above the rest and that's Charlotte Tilbury's viral complexion booster. But alas, such a covetable radiance doesn't come cheap, which is where these Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter dupes come in.

Much like with Charlotte Tilbury's bronzer wand, TikTok has come through with budget-friendly alternatives for the famous glow-giver—from brands including e.l.f, Saie and Glossier. 

So, here are the multi-purpose makeup products to buy to save yourself a small fortune but not sacrifice any radiance...

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter dupes

Charlotte Til's famous Flawless Filter is wonderfully versatile as it can be used as a dewy primer, mixed with your best non-comedogenic foundations for an extra sheen, or as a liquid highlighter—similar to Rare Beauty's Positive Liquid Luminizer

There is one drawback though, the price. A bottle of the liquid glow will set you back $49. So, if you love an everyday, glowy look repurchasing this luxe product might not always be feasible. Hence why we've been on the hunt for some budget-friendly alternatives.

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One of the most popular dupes is e.l.f's Halo Glow Filter, which went viral back in 2021, thanks to its multipurpose uses and skin-loving ingredients—like squalane. It's also just $14 for a 1.6 fl oz and is available in eight shades.

Like Charlotte Tilbury's glow booster, it can be used as a primer, added to foundation and as a spotlight highlighter.

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Another popular alternative is Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-In-1 Glow Makeup and Saie's Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter—though as the name suggests, it's more on the highlighter side than a glowy skin tint. 

Glossier's Futuredew is also a great option, as it can be used as both a primer or mixed with foundation but is also packed with skincare ingredients. It's a hybrid oil, packed with jojoba, grapeseed, evening primrose and rosehip oils, as well as sugarcane squalane, to nourish, moisturize and of course, boost your skin's glow.

Our guide to using glow filters

The beauty of glow filters is that they're super versatile and can be adapted to your preferred makeup routine. You can use them before applying your skin tint, foundations, or concealer as a primer, or mixed with your base makeup and even used as a highlighter.

Personally, we'd recommend applying your glow booster as a primer, with either your fingers or a damp beauty blender, before going in with your foundations.

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