If there’s one thing we know about the year ahead, it’s that glowing skin won’t be going anywhere, any time soon. From influencers’ Instagram to red carpets and catwalks, we see envy-inducing glowing skin everywhere that we instantly want to recreate. Getting that glow can be easily done by having the right products in your makeup bag. The secret to glowing skin is to avoid anything that’s mattifying, and stick to creamy, gel formulas rather than powders. Check out our product recommendations to get fresh, glowing skin.
Linda Hallberg Infinity Glass
When it comes to glow, Linda Hallberg is one of the makeup artists that knows it best. The Infinity Glass is a multi-use product that you don’t want your makeup kit to be without. The gloss-gel formula is a hero when it comes to getting glowing skin, as it has so many different uses – ever wanted to create a glossy lid? Then you need this. Our favourite way to use it is as a highlighter – the glossy formula creates the perfect natural glow on the face and dries down so that it doesn’t slide off or feel sticky. Tap a small amount onto the cheekbones, brow bones, and Cupid’s bow for a your-skin-but-better radiance.
Beached Rays For Days Natural Bronzer Serum
This unassuming little bottle has the ability to completely change your glow game. The Beached Rays For Days Natural Bronzer Serum is a skincare-makeup hybrid that infuses your skin with a radiance like no other. Another multi-use product gem, this lightweight, bronzing serum can be used as an all-over glow giver or as a highlighter. Although the dark colour seems a little daunting at first, when mixed with your foundation or moisturiser, this serum gives your skin a sun-kissed glow like you’ve just spent a week on the beach. To make it even better, the formula is enriched with Kakadu plum, the highest natural source of vitamin C in the world, meaning it’s also great for your skin’s health.
Illamasqua Colour Veil Blusher
Nothing completes glowy skin more than a wash of dewy colour across the cheeks. The Illamasqua Colour Veil Blusher is your secret to fresh, radiant cheeks thanks to its lightweight, gel formula. The skin-levelling properties in this blush instantly gives your skin an air-brushed, flawless finish, whereas typical powder blushers can tend to pick up on any lumps and bumps. The colour is buildable, meaning you can tailor the intensity to suit your look, and the formula contains hydrating vitamin E that gives you that hydrated-from-within kind of glow. It’s available in multiple flattering shades, but our favourite is Tonic, the perfect, flushed-pink hue.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray
As the name might suggest, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray is the product you need for a soft radiance that lasts all day. The water-based formula works for all skin types as it blends and sets makeup together with a dewy (but never oily) finish. The weightless spray can be used alone for a healthy glow to your natural complexion, as a prep for makeup, to set your makeup, or as a refreshing, dewy top-up to keep your skin fresh during the day.
BEAUTY BAY Liquid Crystal Eyeshadow
When it comes to glowing skin, the first thing that comes to mind is highlighter, and lots of it. But eyes can have just as big an impact on taking your face from flat to radiant. The BEAUTY BAY Liquid Crystal Eyeshadows are our fave liquid eyeshadows. The crystal-inspired shadows have a sparkly pay-off that can be layered for an intense, foil finish, or buffed out for a subtle radiance. The wide range of colours mean that they can suit any look, and some of them can even be used as highlighter. We’ll take one of each colour please!
Ofra Highlighter Rodeo Drive
If you haven’t heard of Ofra’s Rodeo Drive, then are you a true highlighter fan? This iconic highlighter is the perfect, universally flattering champagne shade that suits all skin tones. The finely milled powder formula feels butter soft and buffs seamlessly into the skin for a glowing finish – it can also be layered for a more intense effect. If you’re looking for a classic highlight to reach your glow goals, then this is it.
Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation
Creating the ultimate dewy base is one of the main starting blocks for radiant makeup, so finding the right foundation is crucial. You want to avoid any matte formulas – instead look for something with a dewy, hydrating finish. We are obsessed with the latest foundation release from Revolution for creating a fresh, luminous base. The Conceal & Hydrate Foundation contains hyaluronic acid that hydrates the skin, which is the key for getting that glow. Although this foundation has a dewy finishit will still last all day without sliding or turning patchy.