There’s no better pastime than testing out the coolest new skincare/makeup/hair trends and snazzy innovations in beauty tech from the comfort of your own home. That said, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending upwards of £100 on a new at-home facial system or snazzy pair of hair straighteners, only to find out they don’t *actually* work.
Enter: GLAMOUR Tries, the weekly Instagram series which sees GLAMOUR editors do all of the time-consuming (and expensive) work for you.
Yep, we’ve been busy trying out all of the wacky and wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet (read: TikTok) by storm – from the YSL lipstick printer to Il Makiage’s iconic foundation and even the viral Hair Bedazzler tool from Amazon. These are the products every influencer/Gen-Z beauty sleuth/beauty editor is talking about on the internet – but that you want to be sure about before parting with your money.
Thanks to GLAMOUR Tries, you won’t need to waste your hard-earned pennies on testing these innovations yourself. We’re getting in their first, giving you the lowdown and making sure you invest in products that genuinely work.
And this week, our Commerce Editor Sophie Cockett tried the new e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter, a product that’s gone viral on TikTok after many users have declared it a cheaper alternative to a similar and more premium product on the market that’s also been making rounds on social media.
According to e.l.f. Cosmetics, the Halo Glow Liquid Filter is a “complexion booster for a glowing, soft-focus look.” Think of it as a multi-purpose product that you can use to enhance your skin’s radiance and give you that natural glow. You can use it in many ways: as a base (instead of your foundation) for a natural look, underneath (or mixed with) your foundation for that glow-from-within coverage, or even as a liquid highlighter – you name it. Oh, and it’s also available in eight gorgeous shades, yum! For reference, Sophie uses shade number four.
“It’s got a dofa applicator, it comes in a glass bottle, it’s £14, and it’s got a lovely shimmery glow to it,” Sophie shares as she swatches the shades on her hand. “If this is a match then I’m going to be pretty pleased, and so is my bank account,” she adds.
The video then cuts to no-makeup Sophie as she prepares to give the Halo Liquid Filter a go: “Makeup’s off, she looks a bit ill, she’s got some situations that need sorting,” she notes.
Sophie then proceeds to apply the product all over her face using the applicator and blends it all out using a fluffy foundation brush. “It’s also enriched with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid to leave your skin looking dewy,” she says.
“This is really glowy and good coverage. I’m liking it, my skin doesn’t usually look this good,” she shares once she was finished applying the product.
Showing off the final result, Sophie proceeds to show us her completed look with the rest of her makeup on and she’s looking more radiant than ever. “I feel like you can’t even tell on camera how glowy this is. It’s really really nice, and for £14? Run, honestly, RUN!,” she concludes.
“Would you give the e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter a go? Have you already tried one of them? Let us know your thoughts over on Instagram @glamouruk.