If you ask any celebrity on the red carpet what their holy grail makeup product is, chances are Charlotte Tilbury would be at the top of the list. After all, the brand’s namesake is a sought-after MUA for stars including Bella Hadid and Lily James and you’d be hard-pressed to find a celebrity face she hasn’t painted.
So it’s no surprise that her products are just as in demand as the woman herself. The latest viral sensation? The Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Pinkgasm ($57 at MECCA).
If you’ve tried this product or seen a video about it, you’ll know what the hype is about. The liquid blush-highlight hybrid blends like an absolute dream, with a radiant, soft-focus finish that will have you looking like a real-life retouch filter (can you tell we’re obsessed?).
And thanks to the TikTok effect, the light wand has followed in the footsteps of the coveted Hollywood Flawless Filter and is perpetually sold out. But don’t panic just yet – we’ve found some A-grade dupes that deliver the same glowy blush effect, sans the price tag.
The best Charlotte Tilbury Light Wand dupes in Australia
Mecca Max Off Duty Liquid Blush in Peachy
Mecca Max's newest blush formula provides a wash of pinky-hued colour to cheeks and a lit-from-within glow that rivals Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Light Wand. However, the budget-friendly option is decidedly more sheer, making it a great option for makeup lovers who prefer a more natural type of beat.
$24 at MECCA
Mcobeauty Highlight & Glow Beauty Wand in Pink Glow
This viral TikTok dupe needs no introduction – so we’ll give our tried and tested review instead. The formula blends like an absolute dream and it’s almost an exact match for the coveted Pinkgasm. Although its staying power isn’t quite as great as the OG, this blush is so gorgeously pigmented you’ll hardly know the difference. Hot tip: the brand’s Instant Contour Cream Bronzer is also a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand but you didn’t hear that from us…
$29 at Woolworths
Makeup Revolution Bright Light Highlighter in Dark Pink
Another Tiktok fave, Makeup Revolution’s highlighter wand offers a slightly pinker shade but once blended the ultra-pigmented shimmer makes this a top-notch Charlotte Tilbury dupe. It’s formulated with real pearl powder to deliver a strobe-like effect that will make your complexion pop.
$16 at Revolution Beauty
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Blush Stick in Peach Bums
For a more subtle option, opt for Wet n Wild’s MegaGlo Blush Stick. You’ve probably noticed that the packaging is entirely different, but it’s the final result that solidifies a great dupe – and this is yet another TikTok-approved Charlotte Tilbury Light Wand dupe. The cream-to-powder formula offers buildable coverage and blends like butter for a flawless day-to-night finish. Not bad for a drugstore beauty dupe
$7.81 at iherb
Rimmel Jelly Blush in Peach Punch
Rimmel’s Jelly Blush is truly one of those holy-grail drugstore finds, and an extremely underrated one at that. The jelly formula is super buildable and, just like the Charlotte Tilbury original, a little goes a long way. Our only gripe is the packaging (there’s nothing worse than product under our nails, right ladies?!) but for a long-lasting finish, we’ll take it.
$8 at Chemist Warehouse
By Terry CC Liquid Blush in N1. Rosy Flash
Okay, so this product is essentially the same price as the Charlotte Tilbury wands but is a great luxe alternative for when the OG is sold out (i.e. always). The formula features barrier-boosting ingredients, making it the ultimate skincare-makeup hybrid for everyday wear. Like anything from By Terry, this rose gold liquid blush will become a mainstay in your makeup routine.
$60.88 at Net-A-Porter
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Georgia Nelson is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty & Social Editor and resident Euphoria obsessee. You'll find her hard at work putting the latest TikTok beauty trends to the test or perfecting her skin care routine. Her latest obsession? Nailing the glazed donut aesthetic (move over, Hailey Bieber).