Is This $14 Charlotte Tilbury Dupe as Good? We Put Both Products to the Test

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…another must-have beauty dupe!

On the latest episode of PureWow’s YouTube series What the Dupe, Creator Matthew compared the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand ($40) with a similar drugstore product, Flower Beauty’s Spotlight Liquid Highlight ($14).

In the episode (see above), Matthew explained why he’s searching for a highlighter dupe. “Charlotte Tilbury’s highlighter wands are a fan favorite,” he said. “This one in particular is really good because it’s a rose gold. It’s impossible to get your hands on.”

He also confirmed that the products look very similar. “The name, bottle and applicator are almost identical,” he added. “Isn’t that suspicious?”

Matthew applied one highlighter to each side of his face and immediately noted the consistency of the Charlotte Tilbury product, saying, “It’s super lightweight. I definitely don’t feel it on my face. It’s definitely not sticky. It kind of just sits there and seeps into the skin at the same time.” Watch the full episode above to see the results and keep scrolling for details on each product.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand in Pillow Talk


  • Very lightweight
  • Buildable


  • Less product
  • More expensive

2. Flower Beauty Spotlight Liquid Highlight


  • Slightly more product (0.47 oz)
  • Cheaper


  • Same consistency, but more “wet”
  • Doesn’t blend as well

Greta Heggeness

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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...
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