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4 Ways to Use Halo Glow Liquid Filter in Your Makeup Routine

By Brooke Sager

Glowy skin and makeup is the “it” look that many of us want to achieve. While a hydrating skincare routine is a great place to start for enhancing your skin’s natural radiance, the right illuminating makeup product can do wonders for helping you capture light and nail that bright, soft focus look.

Calling all glow-getters: this is your sign to add a liquid glow booster to your makeup regimen, like our Halo Glow Liquid Filter. This multi-purpose, makeup and skincare hybrid product allows you to brighten the look of your skin and build your glow for that soft-focus social filter effect IRL.

Not only is the unique formula great for dry, oily and combination skin types, but our cruelty-free Halo Glow Liquid Filter is available in a range of 12 flexible shades (fair, light, medium, tan, deep and rich) and undertones (cool, neutral, warm) so everyone can find their perfect match and achieve radiant, healthier-looking skin.

But the best part of this makeup arsenal overachiever? It can be worn in four different ways, making it easy to customize your glow—whether you want to illuminate your bare faced complexion, use it as a glowy makeup base, highlight your best features or boost your go-to liquid foundation.

If a dewy, luminous complexion is what you’re after, we’re breaking down the various ways you can build your ultimate glow using our Halo Glow Liquid Filter.

Wear it Alone

Want it to look like your skin is glowing from within without having to wear a full face of makeup? The ultimate complexion booster, our Halo Glow Liquid Filter can be used on its own to deliver sheer coverage and create a light, filtered glow for your skin.

On the days you want to go *almost* barefaced and rock the no-makeup makeup look, feel free to skip the foundation and use this product almost like a super subtle skin tint. In one step, the formula will effortlessly brighten up your complexion and create that sought-after, effortless radiance that makes your complexion look vibrant and healthy.

Pro tip: To achieve this dewy, glowy look, use the liquid filter’s doe tip applicator to place a few dots of product onto skin, then use our Angled Silicone Face Sponge to blend things out.

Wear Under Foundation

Give your everyday liquid foundation or cc cream a glow up! Halo Glow Liquid Filter can also be used as a luminous base under your makeup application to enhance your foundation and create a subtle glow. Since the formula is lightweight and blends out effortlessly into skin, our liquid filter will turn your complexion into a smooth, glowy canvas—and your makeup application to follow will be as seamless as ever.

Pro tip: Apply a few dots of liquid filter onto skin, then use our Complexion Duo Brush to softly buff product all over the face for a soft glow. Follow up by applying your favorite e.l.f foundation as normal.

Highlight High Points

Want to accentuate your best features while also achieving a natural-looking glow? Try applying our Halo Glow Liquid Filter to the high points of your face—aka, places where the light naturally hits, including the center of your forehead, your brow bone, the bridge of your nose, cheek bones, chin and cupid’s bow.

This more precise application of the formula will help your complexion capture and reflect light where it matters most. The result? A more pinpointed radiance that still has a soft-focus finish.

Pro tip: To create that strategic glow, use our Flawless Concealer Brush to precisely apply liquid filter to the high points of your face, then blend it out. For the makeup veterans: if you like a more defined look, follow up by contouring with a Halo Glow Liquid Filter color that’s one shade darker (and still in your undertone family) or our Halo Glow Contour Beauty Wand.

Mix with Foundation

So you want to get glowing, but aren’t looking to add another step to your makeup routine (we hear you!). Try mixing a few drops of our Halo Glow Liquid Filter with your favorite liquid foundation or cc cream—it will add a beautiful, dewy glow to your whole complexion without you having to spend any additional time doing your makeup. It’s the best of both worlds, and simple enough to boost your everyday makeup look.

Pro tip: Incorporate a few drops of liquid filter with your liquid foundation and mix them together on the back of your hand before starting your full-face makeup application. For a seamless and streak-free finish, use our Ultimate Blending Brush to blend and buff things out. Finally, lock in your look with a dusting of our Halo Glow Setting Powder.