We Compared the Sold-Out Charlotte Tilbury Foundation with a $14 Dupe

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The holiday season is approaching, and best-selling products are already flying off the shelves. This includes the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, which has been sold out for so long that customers have been searching for worthy alternatives. *Cue e.l.f.*

PureWow just debuted a brand-new episode of What the Dupe, a YouTube show “where we dissect our favorite beauty dupes and the similarities and differences between them.” In the installment, Creator Matthew compared two products at different price points—e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter ($14) and Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($46)—and shared his opinion on whether the latter is worth the splurge.

In the episode (see above), Matthew revealed that both products are in high demand. He said, “Honestly, this was the dupe that I really have been waiting to film because this product—Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter—has been impossible to get my hands on.”

Matthew noted that the e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter was also hard to come by because the Charlotte Tilbury version is sold out at most locations. As a result, the shades might not match his skin tone perfectly.

“Bear in mind that these shades are not the same,” Matthew explained. “So, don’t pay attention to the shade matching as much as the consistency and finish of the product.”

After performing a “swatch test” on his hand, Matthew applied one product to each side of his face. Watch the full episode above to see the results and keep scrolling for details on both complexion boosters.

1. e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter


  • Budget-friendly
  • Slightly more product (1.06 oz)


  • 8 shades
  • Heavier (but blends easily)
  • Amplifies textured/dry skin

2. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter


  • 12 shades
  • “Very sheer, no scent”


  • Less product (1.0 oz)
  • More expensive


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...