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If you’re not on TikTok for the dances, cute kittens, or the satisfying cleaning videos, you have to go for the beauty tips. We’ve been seeing a resurgence for Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick and Dior’s Lip Oil, but if you’ve been online at all recently, you should’ve seen that their latest target is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. Think of it like a sheer highlighter and a primer had a baby: It’ll make your skin glow like you just got a facial, without looking too glittery or fake. For the moment, it’s still available to buy–if you have $44 laying around.
But if you don’t want to shell out that much money, you’re not sure if a glow primer is your thing yet, or your shade has sold out, we’re here to help you find an alternative that won’t break the bank. These dupes are all under $30 and completely customizable to your liking. They can be worn alone to boost your skin’s natural radiance, or under your makeup for a lit-from-within glow. Do you want something a little more subtle? Suitable for your skin type? Blinding like the sun? $12? We’ve got it all. Below, find the 11 best dupes for the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish primer, all for less than $30.
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Best For Skincare Benefits
Healthy Skin Radiant Booster Primer & Serum
Who says makeup and skincare can’t come in the same package? Not only does this serum contain youth-boosting peptides that help your skin look healthy and radiant, but it also contains pearl pigments that leave a subtle glow that makes your skin look even more beautiful.
Best For Dry Skin
Glossier really kickstarted the dewy trend, so it’s no surprise that this glowy liquid is stunning. It contains a blend of hydrating jojoba, grapeseed, primerose, and rosehip oils, squalane, and natural extracts. With all this hydration, it’s basically impossible to not see your glow from outer space.
Best For Oily Skin
This primer has contains fine, subtle glitter in it, that looks radiant on its own but underneath makeup makes your skin look healthy and illuminated. It has a gel finish and dries down easily, making it a great choice for anyone who want a hint of glow without any stickiness.
Best For Blurred Pores
Luminous Complexion Primer
If you combine the best of both primers and highlighters, it would look something like this product. Not only does it have glitzy sheen to it, but it also blurs out imperfections so your base makeup lays perfectly, without settling into your pores or fine lines.
Best For Subtle Radiance
Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter
This water-based gel is incredibly lightweight and packed with skin-first ingredients like squalane, vitamin C, and rosehip oil. If your go-to makeup look can be described as fresh and dewy, this primer/highlighting combo is the perfect accessory.
Best For Uneven Skin Tone
Spotlight Illuminating Primer
This product blends natural extracts with pearly pigment for an intense sheen. You can use this as a highlighter for a hint of a glow, or underneath your makeup. It also blurs your makeup, helps diminish the look of uneven skin tones, and makes your skin more radiant than ever.
Best For Sunkissed Skin
Rodeo Drive Anniversary Primer
To mimic the effects of the glow you get on a beach vacation, this golden, bronzey liquid is a great dupe for that sun-kissed look. With natural extracts and hydrating vitamin E, your skin–and Instagram followers–will thank you.
Best For Intense Glow
Skinlights Face Glow Illuminator
Forget subtle, this is practically liquid gold. It comes in two shades, and you can use it as either a highlighter, primer, or as a cream bronzer if you’re feeling bold. It has a very lightweight, non-greasy formula so you won’t have that cakey feeling, so just enjoy looking radiant all day long.
Best For Clean Beauty Lovers
Everything Primer Glow
Honest Beauty has been at the forefront of the clean beauty movement, but this glowing primer doesn’t make any sacrifices. It contains hyaluronic acid, watermelon extracts, and mica powder to add a healthy sheen to the skin.
Best For Makeup Mixers
Pretty Fresh Hydrating Illuminator
Hot tip: Mix this illuminator into your foundation the next time you’re headed out for a night on the town. It uses pearl pigments, hyaluronic acid, and coconut water for a fresh, glowing finish.
Best For Primer Newbies
Fix & Glow Ultra Glow Primer
If you’re new to the glow primer section of the beauty store, this product is a great introductory product. It has a rosy tone to it that leaves a subtle sheen on the skin, and makes your makeup last all day like a traditional primer would. Plus, it’s low cost, which makes your wallet happy.
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