The #1 trend that is still all the rave is gorgeous, glowy, dewy skin. Glowy skin has zero flaws: it plumps up the skin whilst smoothing out fine lines and gives a healthy flatting look to the skin. Even the oily skins are switching to a glowy skincare routine…even though it doesn’t make sense (guilty).
Want to jump onto the trend but not sure where to start? Have a look at our favourite skincare and make-up products that will make you glow baby. (Just a heads up, the majority of these products have the word illuminating in.)
Start off with the base of your face, Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Capsules £60. This is a night time serum, and it’s really going to help to brighten up your skin as you sleep; Your skin repairs itself at night when your recharging, so it’s super important to have a good serum to give your skin all the good nutrients to help it repair to its best ability.
Some gorgeous moisturisers that will give you that healthy skin glow: Laura Mercier Tinted Illuminating Moisturiser £35 is an award-winning tinted moisturiser with micro pearl pigments for that glowy goodness, not to mention SPF 30 (right?!) and easily brightens up the skin, effortlessly giving you that ‘barely there’ no make-up make-up effect. Glam Glow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser £36; Probably the dewy-est moisturiser you will find; it even doubles up as contouring and highlight with its other shades (which I don’t really get but sounds cool). It has this golden root technology which is supposed to instantly flood dull skin with hydration and moisture which leaves you will unreal bright skin. E.L.F Illuminating Moisturiser £9; Oh, E.L.F. I mean 9 quid?! AND it’s amazing! Not only is it vegan, has SPF 15 and leaves a pretty glow, but it actually works as a moisturiser as it has shea butter! You really cannot ask for more in life can you?
Let’s start this off with the iconic Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Balm £45. Okay, a little pricey but so worth it for this gorgeous extra bit of glow for underneath your make-up, or even alone! Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand £29 is a stunning glowing liquid high-blusher, this will add a healthy colour whilst not matting your skin down, keeping it nice and plump. The two best foundations for this trend has just got to be Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation £42 and the classic NARS Sheer Glow Foundation £33.50. To be perfectly honest, both foundations are a decent coverage and effortlessly blend out so seamlessly on your skin as well as adding to this healthy dewy look. You really cannot go wrong with either!
Last but most definitely not least…the #1 selling highlighter in the US: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Moonstone £30. I know this is a powder which typically won’t give you the shine like a cream or a liquid would but hear me out! With its velvety butter-like feel, this highlight is such a ‘soft focus’ highlight, meaning there are no big chunks of glitter making you feel like you can only wear it on a heavy night-time look. There are literally 14 freaking colours to this product…and it’s a highlight! Not to mention it even will slightly adjust to your skin tone anyway, there’s more of a chance to get one of these bad boys to match you better than a foundation! They do also sell minis for £16 if you want a little trial before splashing out on the full thing.
Words by Sophie Smiler
Graphics by Séverine Denis-Lessard
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