Top Skin Brighteners

If your skin's showing the dulling effects of a long winter, try one of these hardworking products to give your face a glow with minimal effort. 
 


Brightening Finishing Powder, £40 | Bobbi Brown

For a quick, easy way to illuminate skin try this all-over powder, infused with a skin brightening blend of Mulberry, Grape and Scutellaria Extracts, as well as Sodium Hyaluronate to help keep skin fresh and smooth looking.


Light Wonder Foundation SPF 15, £32 | Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury has done it again with her Beauty Flash formula - a miracle product that can be worn under or over foundation, or even on its own. Infused with a subtle tint, its 'Soft Focus' effect reflects light helping to blur imperfections and reduce the appearance of fine lines.


Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter, £19 | Clinique

This creamy highlighting stick comes with light-reflecting particles that highlight your best features (hello, cheekbones) and will stay put all day long.


Fluid Sheer Skin Illuminator, £36.50 | Giorgio Armani

Use Giorgio Armani’s Skin Illuminator alone or blend with your favourite foundation to add radiance, polish and definition to your complexion.


Diorific Illuminating Pressed Powder, £49 | Dior

Dior's illuminating powder creates a dainty and youthful complexion, tinged with a pink shimmer – the perfect little palette for spring.


Blanc de Perle Lightening UV Base SPF 30, £43 | Guerlain

This delicate, pink-tinted fluid base swathes the skin in a veil of light and corrects pigmentation marks in one fell swoop. Radiance on the go – we like.


Illuminating Powder, £29 | Laura Mercier

Opt for Laura Mercier’s Powder to give skin a radiant soft-focus effect that imparts a natural, healthy glow.


Luminizer Highlighter and Concealer Stick, £13 | Lord & Berry

Made with macadamia nut oil and waterlily extracts, this creamy concealer gives medium coverage and hides under-eye circles, fine lines and minor imperfections, plus has a luminous sheen that will last for ages.


Up–Lighting Liquid Illuminator, £22 | Clinique

Perfect for all skin types, this sheer, lightweight liquid will highlight brow bones and contour cheeks, plus add a hefty dose of luminosity to skin.


Illuminator, £23 | Nars

A collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion, Nars’ Illuminator is a highlighting failsafe that can be worn up, over or mixed with foundation.


Light Master Primer, £36.50 | Giorgio Armani

A makeup primer that creates a mirror-like veil to tone down uneven skin, add this Giorgio Armani marvel to your makeup kit to replicate that dewy model-esque complexion we all lust after.


Secret Brightening Loose Powder, £19.50 | Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder is ideal for setting makeup while adding a lightening boost to your face.


Liquid Shimmer Highlighter, £21 | Organic Glam

Create a radiantly dewy complexion by dotting this liquid highlighter on cheekbones, the bridge of the nose or even the eyelids.


Blanc de Perle Essence Brightening Lotion, £36 | Guerlain

Apply this brightening lotion morning and evening and its active ingredients will help reduce signs of dark spots and dullness, plus smooth the surface of your skin.


Lightness of Being Mineralize Skinfinish, £23 | MAC

A luxurious velvet-soft powder, Mac’s Mineralise has a high-frost metallic finish that can be buffed-onto cheeks and brows, for a high-end looking polish.


Secret Brightener, £24.50 | Laura Mercier

Make dark shadows a thing of the past with this lighter-than-air powder which extends the wear of your under-eye makeup. The ingenious formula brightens without adding shimmer and doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores - genius.


One Step Illuminate, £24 | Stila

Swirl your way to a luminous, glowing complexion in one easy step with Stila’s innovative triple-helix serum, which will illuminate, prime and nourish all in one.


Naked Illuminated Powder in Aura, £22.50 | Urban Decay

Containing a sophisticated, micro-fine shimmer this soft, glowing powder leaves a golden iridescent sparkle on cheekbones, collarbones and more.


Shade & Illuminate, £56 | Tom Ford

This duo of highlighting and shading cream is designed to make sculpting and contouring the face fuss-free. The super sheer, light shade can be used to draw light onto the skin to brighten and lift the face, while the dark shade defines and contours bones while staying invisible to the naked eye.


Luminizer, £30 | Trish McEvoy

Trish McEvoy’s Luminiser is a luminous complexion-enhancer that will give some glow to even the dullest of skins.


Météorites Compact, £40 | Guerlain

Guerlain's divine mosaic blend of finely pressed pearls is guaranteed to give you a subtle and natural glowy complexion.