I’m not quite sure what it is, but there’s something about a new highlight shade to ramp up your everyday makeup look. And whilst there has been a recent trend for other-worldly highlights in unicorn hues (of which I have more than I care to share), once the summer months start to come around there’s nothing quite like a golden-hued flash of radiance to warm the skin and set off the first glimpse of a tan. These six products are your key to your glowy-est summer yet.
No-one does a glow quite like Anastasia Soare, and her catalogue of Glow Kits are coveted the world over. The most golden glow inducing of them all, Sundipped, certainly lives up to the hype. Boasting four skin warming, gleaming hues it’s the perfect complement to bronzed and fair skin alike. Wear the silky soft powders individually, or layer together for a multidimensional radiance.
A firm favourite of pro makeup artists, this award-winning glow-maker adds an instant and oh-so-believable luminosity to the skin. The balm texture melts into the skin with the softest touch, making creating a dewy finish effortless. Apply it pre-foundation for a lit-from-within effect, or press over the high points of the face as a final step in your makeup routine for an ethereal glow.
Akin to liquid sunshine for your complexion, the Custom Enhancer Drops are pure, metallic pigment created to give you the power to customise your glow. Sunlight is the perfect golden hue that mimics post-beach skin like no other: daub it on neat for an intense strobe of light, or mix a drop or two with your favourite cream skin products for a softer glow.
Highlighting doesn’t get much simpler than this creamy-textured chunky crayon. Swipe it over cheek and brow bones for a subtle hit of radiance. Gilded Honey is the golden shade loved by Amrezy in the Baked Gelato formula, it’s the perfect golden hue that suits both fair and golden complexions. Stash it in your bag for a quick and easy hit of glow on the go.
For a truly glorious highlight worthy of any Instagram selfie, Makeup Geek’s Duochrome Highlights are a must see. Buttery soft in texture and boasting incredible colour-shifting radiance they glide over skin leaving a reflective finish. Lit is, well, lit af. Gleaming with pink and peach hues it’s the perfect complement to lightly sun-kissed skin and coral lips.