Skin looking dull, tired and lacking in radiance? Feel like you need something to help your complexion get its healthy glow back? From luminous highlighters to dewy foundations and radiance-boosting masks to brightening skincare, these ten products are our must-haves for radiant, luminous skin.
There are highlighters, and then there are highlighters. From luxe beauty brand Ellis Faas, Glow Up is the Holy Grail of Highlighters. Super finely milled, this powder highlighter (available in three shades) can be brushed on to give the subtlest, glowiest of highlights, emphasizing cheekbones and enhancing your face’s natural contours. A few touches of Glow Up, and you’ve got the wow factor – dewy, radiant and luminous.
You’ve heard about the celebs’ red carpet treatment of choice – those amazingly effective oxygen facials. Well, Omorovicza’s innovative new Oxygen Booster is essentially an oxygen facial bottled. The gel-water formula acts instantly to deliver oxygen to the skin; plumping, brightening, refreshing and smoothing as you watch. Follow with Omorovicza’s Instant Perfection Serum for a flawless, glowing complexion – it’s the fastest facial we’ve ever come across in some time!
Foundation for the most glowy, lit-from-within skin? Ask any makeup artist or beauty editor and there’s a 97% chance they’ll mention Armani’s award-winning Luminous Silk foundation. The silky, oil-free formulation perfects and evens the complexion, leaving you with a radiant, very natural finish – it’s your skin, but better. There’s a shade to suit every skintone from palest rose to deep mocha too.
Often facial oils can seem too heavy for some skin types, but this one has a lightweight feel and absorbs almost instantly, leaving skin prepped and ready for makeup application. Oilixia’s products are made with potent natural ingredients, and this is supercharged with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants plus a base of retinol-rich, cold-pressed Cacay oil. An instant glow and an effective skincare treat – bonus!
A super quick step to instantly wake up eyes? Forget white liner, what you need is a beige-toned colour to instantly brighten eyes – and Glo & Ray’s Champagne Pink shade is perfect for this. The soft pencil glides on to the water line easily, and stays put thanks to its long-wearing waterproof formulation. An awake, bright-eyed look for under £6? It’s almost cheaper than your latte and croissant.
This clever miniature booklet features a trio of papers infused with blush, bronzer and highlighter – all you need for a glow on the go. Pop in your handbag or clutch and simply apply directly onto the face – there’s no need for a brush. The Champagne-toned highlighter is particularly pretty, giving cheekbones that glowing pop to bring radiance to the whole face.
Never underestimate the power of a decent primer – and this is one of our favourites. Acting as a filter for your skin, this smooths and evens the skin, blurring blemishes and imparting a natural, luminous glow. With their own proprietary blend of crushed pearls, Becca specialise in glow-boosting products, and the Backlight Priming Filter is a must-have for its subtle, natural finish – not a trace of glitter or shimmer in sight.
A lovely lightweight CC cream for everyday use, this instantly brightens and gives a healthy glow, while protecting skin with SPF 30. Natural beauty brand Korres specialise in effective skincare, and this is made with wild rose which is rich in Vitamin C, acting to repair and boost radiance. This CC Cream is fantastic for a super-quick, beautifully natural look – covering blemishes and evening tone.
Yes, it’s a rather silly name, and yes – this product promises to give you a glow in just five minutes. Our verdict? It’s is an effective pre-party treatment which actually does what it says. The effervescent mask gets to work straight away, giving skin a deep clean while citrus extracts brighten the complexion and nourishing glycerine moisturises – it’s the ultimate multi-tasker!