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Glow Girl, Glow: 8 Best Illuminating Beauty Products For An Instant Radiance

* Get a subtle glow that looks natural
* Choose from a formulation that will easily suit your lifestyle
* A great look to try out this season

Glowing, dewy, shimmery, luminous, strobing – whatever you choose to call it, highlighted skin is where it’s at and has never been more popular.

Whether you choose a liquid, powder or cream, the ultimate goal is to get a lit-from-within looking skin. Below are some choice beauty products that all have one thing in common – the glow they give off is buildable and can be as subtle or strong as you like. We have even thrown in some reliable skin-care products for those who might not wear much makeup or just want to create the perfect canvas.

1. Add Liquid Highlighter Before Foundation

One of the easiest ways to add some luminosity to your face is to apply liquid highlighter to your skin before foundation. L’Oreal’s Lumi Glotion is an instant highlighting glow lotion that when applied will instantly hydrate and luminize. When applied to clean skin, this product will act as a primer to help your foundation stay on, all the while giving you an all-natural glow. SPY tip: choose a shade closest to your skin tone, blend out well and wait for the compliments to start rolling in.

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2. Use an Illuminating Setting Spray to Lock in Makeup For The Day

Setting sprays are a great, fast option to get some glow in all the while setting your makeup for the day. COVER FX’s Illuminating Setting Spray is the ideal accompaniment to ensure your makeup sets for all-day wear while imparting an instant, all-over illumination. This ultra-fine mist delivers an even, luminous finish that makes this a great all-over highlighter for both face and body. The best part is, depending on your preferred glow intensity, the more your mist, the more intense you can glow.

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3. Use a Beauty Oil For Dry Skin

There are an endless number of beauty oils on the market all meant to hydrate and give your skin a healthy glow. One of our favorite glowy oils is L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Glow Renewal Face Oil. Enriched with a blend of 8 essential oils, this non-greasy and lightweight formula quickly absorbs for all-day hydration and replenishes to restore skin’s youthful glow. This multi-tasking product can be used on freshly-cleansed skin for a natural glow, right before foundation or at night before bedtime ensuring you wake up with the most radiant skin.


4. Add a Powder Highlighter to Cheek Bones, Bridge of Nose and Cupid’s Bow After Powder

The first rule of highlighting is to apply it to the high points of your face — cheekbones, bridge of nose and cupid’s bow. For those that want to be extra, you can even apply to the highpoints above each eyebrow. Powder highlighter is easiest in this situation, though most any form will do. One of the most popular and highly-revered powder highlighters is Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector. This award-winning powder has an ultra-buttery texture and is enriched with extra-fine pearls that adjust to your skin’s undertones, amplifying your natural radiance and giving you an elegant, luminous finish.

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5. Use an Illuminating Moisturizer

Radiant-looking skin starts with a great skincare regimen. Moisturizing is de rigueur in any highlighting routine and finding the right moisturizer depends on your desired outcome. For a radiant complexion, we recommended starting with an illuminating moisturizer. FRESH’s Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion is a lightweight daily lotion that is formulated with FRESH’s “Super 7 Complex,” which is designed to minimize and prevent visible signs of aging, deliver hydration and boost radiance. Fast absorbing, this hydrating moisturizer is the last step in your skincare routine before priming and/or foundation.

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6. Set Makeup With an Illuminating Powder Foundation

Another illuminating option is IT Cosmetics’ Celebration Foundation Illumination. This full-coverage powder foundation not only contains anti-aging ingredients such as collagen, peptides and antioxidants, but has an added bonus of illumination for the ultimate soft, candle-lit glowy complexion. While this foundation is illuminating your skin, it is also hydrating and keeping it fresh with skin-loving ingredients. Use this foundation as you would any foundation, on prepped skin for complexion perfection in just 30 seconds. As an added bonus, this set comes with their new Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush for a next-level airbrushed application.

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7. Use an Illuminating Foundation

One of the simplest ways to glow is to use an illuminating foundation. A great option is the Glo Skin Beauty Luminous Liquid Foundation SPF 18. This foundation focuses light on the skin with diamond powder technology for an ultra-radiant complexion. Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract protect skin from impurities while helping you achieve a perfect, dewy finish.

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8. Use a Facial Roller to Stimulate Circulation

As mentioned above, radiant skin starts with good skincare. The Instant UpLift by Nurse Jamie is a facial-firming beauty tool that allows you to painlessly sculpt a firmer facial contour right in the comfort of your own home. The roller features a handle with a rotating head covered in 2 precious tourmaline stones that temporarily energize, enhance and essentially lifts your skin. With its rhythmic rolling action, this beauty tool will improve the tone and texture of your skin, stimulate circulation to give you a natural glow.

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