It seems like winter’s staying a little longer than anticipated, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer the consequences. Thanks to hydrating balms, BB creams and illuminators, your skin can always look radiant. Keep reading for ten incredible products to give you luminous, healthy looking skin…no matter the weather.
GlamGlow GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer: This luminous moisturizer has illuminating pearl particles infused into it to leave you with a glowing, radiant complexion. The unique formula essentially blurs out any imperfections, and gives your skin an airbrushed finish. You can wear it on its own for a subtle no-makeup-makeup effect, or mix it into your foundation for a boost of luminosity. It’s available in three gorgeous shades: Pearl Glow, Nude Glow and Sun Glow. ($49)
Kevyn Aucoin Etherealist Foundation: This beautiful foundation is the perfect combination of a lightweight feel and flawless coverage. The super-moisturizing formula gives skin an airbrushed appearance, with a radiant semi-satin finish. It works on every skin type – normal, dry, combo, oily – and lasts for hours. Plus, it comes in a wide array of colors, so there’s a match for every skin tone. ($58)
Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm: A little goes a very long way with this Josie Maran product. It’s an anti-aging cream that can simultaneously be used as the last step in your skincare routine and as a makeup primer. You can also pat a bit onto your skin after applying your makeup to make your entire look appear more velvety and smooth. Pop it into your bag, and use it throughout the day anytime your complexion looks to be in need of a boost. ($36)
Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops: Illuminating drops are incredible because they are so versatile. Dot the formula onto the high points of your face for targeted highlighting, mix it into your favorite moisturizer, layer it underneath your foundation for a subtle glow…the options are endless. The Algenist formula is a unique, lightweight serum-highlighter hybrid. It helps reduce the look of dull or uneven skin tones, and blurs out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It comes in three stunning shades: Pearl, Rosé and Champagne. ($38)
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm SPF 30: This oil-free BB cream is ideal for creating that coveted no-makeup-makeup look. The illuminating balm will leave you with a complexion that looks lit from within, plus it has SPF 30, along with many other benefits. The hydrating formula has enough coverage to minimize the look of pores and imperfections, but feels like you’re wearing no makeup at all. Use it on its own, or mix into your foundation for extra coverage. ($38)
Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer: This innovative, multi-use concealer from Wander Beauty is perfect for traveling. One end is a full coverage, easy-to-blend matte stick, while the other is a lightweight illuminating liquid formula to brighten up your under-eye area. The matte stick is ideal for concealing dark circles and redness. Layer the luminous liquid side on top of the matte formula to look more awake and fresh-faced, or on its own for a weightless appearance. ($29)
Tata Harper Very Illuminating Cheek Tint: This dewy, creamy cheek tint will give you the perfect, natural-looking highlight. Dot it onto the high points of your face for lit-from-within radiance. The 100% natural formula goes on sheer, but catches the light in a way that will definitely make a statement. The hydrating formula also creates a brighter, plumper appearance, while minimizing the look of fine lines and pores. For the smoothest, most even application, make sure to exfoliate your face before use. ($40)
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick in Illuminate: This ultra-precise pencil is ideal for illuminating hard-to-reach spots, like the inner corner of your eyes, Cupid’s bow or the bridge of your nose. The creamy, easy-to-blend formula is packed with pigmentation. Use it on the high points of your face for a lighted, more radiant complexion. The pencil also comes with a sharpener, so you’ll never be left with a dull edge. ($23)
Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer: This adorable heart-shaped bronzer by Too Faced has a ‘baked’ formula that will give skin a luminous, not glittery, glow. There’s a lighter and darker bronze shade in the compact. Mix them together, or use them on different areas of your face to create a natural, contoured look. It’s the kind of bronzer that will flatter a wide array of skin tones, without ever looking orange. ($30)
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray: Need that refreshing spritz of setting spray after makeup application? Try this illuminating formula by Cover FX. The fine mist sets your makeup all day, through even the highest of heat and humidity, while leaving your skin with a subtle illuminating glow. You can also spray it over your arms and legs for extra radiance. Tip: the more you spray, the more intense the glowing effect is. ($31)
What are your favorite products for luminous skin? Let us know in the comments below!