12 Products That Guarantee Glowing Skin

It's never been easier to fake a healthy glow. From dewy creams to glossy foundations and luminous highlighters, there’s are plenty worth a try. Here we share which ones are guaranteed to counteract dullness and enhance your natural bone structure…
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BECCA Glow Skin Elixir Drops, £34

This lightweight serum is the easiest way to add dewiness to your look. It lends a beautiful, pearly sheen when used alone, or combined with other products as a booster. Liquorice and hyaluronic acid drench skin with moisture, while vitamin E, blueberry and cranberry shield it from the dulling effects of pollution. Allow five minutes for it to sink in and absorb before you apply make-up.

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Boots Glowing Essence, £4

There’s a reason essences are so popular in Korea – they work to balance and prime skin to ensure any products that follow sink in seamlessly, including your make-up. Formulated with glycerine and niacinamide, this one from Boots reduces redness and brightens the complexion for a visible luminosity that lasts. Plus, at just £4, it’s a total bargain. 
 
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By Terry Brightening CC Blusher in Rosy Flash, £32

At £32, this is an investment, but a worthy one if you’re after a glow that looks healthy and youthful. The liquid formula is easy to use and build upon, while the rose-gold tone lasts all day. It also deposits unbeatable dewiness, while rosehip hydrates and conditions. Sweep a little onto lips, too. 

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Elizabeth Arden Replenishing HydraGel Complex, £30

Experts say a glowing face isn't down to make-up – it starts with skincare. Invest in an oil-free gel moisturiser for luminosity without the greasiness. This formula from Elizabeth Arden is a great option. It’s thin texture works to prep the skin, and get the blood flowing. The smooth gel blends seamlessly with make-up too, thanks to hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, so you won’t get any piling when you apply your foundation. 

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Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Water, £19 

If you don’t have time to prep your skin, opt for a face mist. Make-up artist and glow-pro, Nam Vo, swears by like this one from Fresh for its hydrating formula that uses vitamins and antioxidants. Spritz it on pre-make-up for a visible radiance that glows through foundation, or apply it on top for a healthy-looking sheen. The delicious scent is a bonus, too. 

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Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Glow Foundation, £32

If you want to invest in a glow-boosting foundation, you can’t go wrong with this one from Giorgio Armani. A regular in make-up artist kits, it has a weightless formula that leaves behind an enviable glow, thanks to hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates and plumps. Known for its impressive coverage, it looks great in pictures, too, while the extensive shade range means there’s a tone for everyone. 

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, £61 

For those who prefer a matte glow to high-shine, try the Hourglass Ambient palette. Dubbed a ‘game-changer’, it delivers a soft-focus luminosity and is universally flattering. Formulated with photoluminescent technology, it coats the skin, filtering out imperfections, pores and redness to give a lit-from-within radiance. Wear the tones solo, or use a big, fluffy brush to blend them together for a multi-dimensional highlight. 

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Kevyn Aucoin The Glass Glow Face & Body Illuminator, £26 

Suitable for both face and body, this illuminator combines a lightweight, sheer finish with hydrating ingredients and nourishing oils. The gel formula sinks in straight away and works well with primers, moisturisers and foundations. Try the bronzed or pink tones for extra warmth and to detract from dullness. 

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Laura Mercier Nourishing Rose Oil, £56

Laura Mercier’s new Rose Oil imparts a veil of a radiance and moisture to dry, dull skin. Full of vitamins and fatty acids, it hydrates and brightens, while still protecting the skin barrier, and promoting firmness and elasticity. It can be used as a juicy highlighter, too – try tapping a little on top of your make-up, on the highest points of your face. You can use fingers or a brush to do this, just be sure to use a light hand. 

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NARS Tinted Glow Booster, £28 

Blurring the lines between a tinted moisturiser and an illuminator, NARS’s new glow booster can extend the wear of your make-up by 16 hours. Using coloured pearls and jojoba for hydration, it also delivers a smooth gleam that makes even the dullest skin look more radiant. Wear it solo or mix a few pumps into your favourite foundation. 

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No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush, £10

We’re huge fans of these warming blush sticks. The chunky crayon means you can scribble it on without ever worrying you’ll look overdone. Think of it like a light gel cream that dries down into a wearable, transparent wash. 

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NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation, £10

One of the best high-street bases we’ve ever tried, this medium-full coverage formula promises a visible glow. With zero streaks, it blends effortlessly and covers imperfections, without feeling like you’re caked in a mask. Plus, it comes in a 45 shades.

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