The viral drugstore dupe behind Madelyn Cline’s Critics' Choice Awards glow

Red carpet glam on a drugstore budget

BEAUTYcrew Beauty & Social Editor / January 18 2023

Awards season is well and truly underway. And this year, the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet is bringing old-school glamour back. There’s one star that (quite literally) lit up the red carpet like no other: Madelyn Cline.

The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery star stunned with Hollywood bombshell curls, a bronzed complexion and bold winged liner. And it turns out her entire makeup look was created using products solely from cult-favourite drugstore brand e.l.f. Cosmetics. The star of the show? The Halo Glow Liquid Filter, AKA our favourite Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter dupe.


"We didn't want to overpower the gown with overly bold glam, so we focused on bronzed, glowy skin with her signature liner and pouty lips," celebrity MUA Jen Tioseco said in a press release.

To create Cline’s glowing complexion, Tioseco prepped the skin with e.l.f’s Holy Hydration Daily Moisturizer ($14.57 at iHerb) and Power Grip Primer ($24 at Kmart), before going in with the Camo Colour Corrector in Blue (currently not available in Australia) and the hero product, the Halo Glow Liquid Filter in shade 2 ($30 at ASOS) for a lit-from-within glow.

Tioseco then applied the Hydrating Camo Concealer in Medium Warm ($12.18 at iHerb) and blended in the Luminous Putty Bronzer in Summer Fridays (currently not available in Australia) to achieve Cline’s sun-kissed bronze aesthetic.

As for Cline’s pinky-bronze winged eye? Tiesco started with the No Budge Cream Eyeshadow in Plateau ($9.25 at Beauty Bay) topped with the Bite-Size Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Water ($6.50 at Kmart) for a touch of shimmer. The cat-eye was drawn on with the H20 Proof Eyeliner Pen in Jet Black ($10.76 at iHerb), and Cline’s lashes were coated in the Lash n’ Roll Curling Mascara in Black (currently not available in Australia).

The actress’s fluffy brows were then set with the Brow Lift in Clear ($11.25 at Beauty Bay).

Finishing the look with Cline’s signature pout, Tioseco applied the Satin Lipstick in Dirty Talk (currently not available in Australia) and set it all together with the Stay All Day Blue Light Micro-Setting Mist ($18 at e.l.f Cosmetics).

"It was the perfect balance, to let both the dress and her glam have their own moments while complimenting each other perfectly," said Tioseco.

BRB we’re going hunting for every single one of these products… 

Main image: Getty

Want more red carpet beauty inspo? These are the celebrity-approved updos to try this season.

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).