What does the term ‘glowing skin’ mean to you? For some, it’s your complexion after a facial. For others, it’s a quick brush of bronzer on the cheeks to add some colour. Whatever it means to you, the end game is is the same – achieving the utmost radiance. Unfortunately, wintry weather makes it a bit more challenging to get that glow, but knowing the right techniques, skincare combos and make-up products to put in your cart will prove that your dream skin is attainable. Gorgeous, glowy skin = peak health, after all. Here are our suggestions for the ultimate faux glow…
Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser
We had you at the name, right? This multi-purpose moisturiser not only makes your skin look great, it makes it feel fab too. The formula contains three powerful glow-enhancing ingredients – kombucha, fermented ginger and green tea seed oil to even out your skin tone (think brightness, smooth texture and lightening of dark spots). The green tea seed oil acts as a prebiotic to encourage balance within the skin. Feel free to use this product on its own for that ‘no make-up make-up’ look, with your regular moisturiser to bump up your radiance game or as a primer under your make-up. We’ll be using it as all of the above.
Fenty Beauty Pre-Show Glow Instant Retexturizing 10% AHA Treatment
The number one secret to glowing skin is exfoliation – but over-exfoliation can lead to irritation. So, the best way to do it? Gently, but effectively. This product gives the skin a chemical exfoliation with 10% AHAs, revealing smooth, radiantly glowing skin after use. Mix a small amount of the product solution with the applicator that comes with the exfoliator, then gently scrub your face for 30-60 seconds (it depends how much your skin needs to be buffed) and rinse. Et voilà – your glow’s back.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Touch Sun Glow Gel
We love a faux sun-kissed glow, especially during winter. It suits every skin tone and automatically perks up your complexion. This product is available in two finishes: iridescent and matte. If you have an oily skin type, we suggest opting for the matte, as you’ll still achieve the glow without the excess shine. It adds a beautiful, natural-looking radiance to the skin and enhances your tan if you already have one. Combine it with your foundation after you’ve applied it or use it as a dewy highlighter to give you that “just gotten back from a European summer” feel. Swoon.
Revlon Photoready Rose Glow Primer
What’s a glow-getting list without a mist? This isn’t just any ordinary spritzer – it’s a priming mist that helps prolong and refresh your make-up. It’s super hydrating and a must for parched skin. There’s a super-fruit complex within the formula of this rose glow mist, which includes watermelon, apple and lentil extract, which help to lock in moisture throughout the busy day. It’s compact enough to keep in your handbag throughout the season. Remember to thoroughly shake the bottle before use to get the benefits of this mist.
Catrice More Than Glow Highlighter
If you’ve been dabbling with the idea of wearing a highlighter this winter, consider this your sign! This one has a metallic finish, making it super easy to blend. Unsure of where you should apply this highlighter? Focus on places that the sun naturally falls on, such as the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, cheekbones, temples and above your cupid’s bow. For extra softness, apply the highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes. Seeing as though this is a pressed-powder highlighter, use a brush to apply. You’re also able to control the intensity of this highlighter through the buildable formula.
Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream
Luminosity? Check. Blurred finish? Check. Flawless, dewy complexion? Double check. This illuminating cream makes your skin so radiant that it has a holographic effect. The ingredient responsible for this significant glow is licorice. It has potent antioxidant properties that soothe the skin too. If you’re a matte-finish fan, this product isn’t for you. It’s highly iridescent and each time your face catches the light, you’ll see a pearly sort of shimmer. It’ll be your new secret weapon for maintaining that summery glow throughout winter. Thank us later.