The Best Mood-Boosting Beauty Products To Try

There’s no denying the way our skin looks can have a huge impact on how we feel – it boosts our mood and makes us feel more confident. It’s for this reason that BECCA Cosmetics have partnered with Bryony Gordon’s Mental Health Mates network. With products designed to give you a lit-from-within glow – all of which are fully inclusive – these are the four buys guaranteed to help.

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The way our skin looks can have a huge impact on our confidence. It’s why BECCA have partnered with Bryony Gordon’s Mental Health Mates network. With products designed to give you a lit-from-within glow, these four buys are guaranteed to help.

Under Eye Brightening Corrector, £21

Why It’s Cult: This clever formula highlights and brightens your entire eye area with light-reflecting pigments. It’s incredibly sheer in texture, so it suits all skin tones, while the pink-toned colour neutralises the blueness of dark circles and broken capillaries. You’ll find it sets fast, too – once you apply it, it’s long-wearing and crease-resistant – plus it helps to extend the longevity of your make-up, including concealer. It’s also had a revamp with a beautifully redesigned lid, created by Karen Clark in support of the brand’s partnership with Mental Health Mates. BECCA will also be donating £10,000 to the organisation, as will Space NK, who are the exclusive stockist. 

How To Use It: Apply it with your finger, using it just before concealer as a ‘backlight tool’ or on its own if you want extra luminosity and radiance around the eyes. The warmth of your hands will allow the product to melt better for a flawless ‘soft focus’ finish.

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Backlight Priming Filter, £28


Why It’s Cult: Loved by industry insiders, this clever primer has long been a foil for dull, or lifeless skin. With subtle soft-focus pigments, the dewy formula lends a lit-from-within glow, while blending seamlessly to create an even and smooth canvas that’s ready for make-up. Dubbed a ‘photographic filter in a bottle’ it’s easy to use, gives weightless coverage and delivers a dewy glow in seconds.

How To Use It: Massage in the featherweight texture with your fingers, or a brush, and you’ll soon see an incredible glow-from-within finish. Plus, the addition of vitamin E and nourishing liquorice extract will stop any dryness in its tracks.

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Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, £30

Why It’s Cult: This cult highlighter has a butter soft texture and ultra-fine luminescent pearls that catch the light beautifully. It’s no wonder it’s a make-up artist favourite and the number one bestselling highlighter in the US*. The shimmer inside is finely milled to give a wet-look glow and it’s incredibly long-lasting. Brush a little over cheekbones, the cupid’s bow or to exposed collarbones and shoulders. Plus, it’s buildable, so you can vary the intensity depending on the look you’re after. 

How To Use It: Determine where to apply it by looking at your face and where it catches the light. The trick is to avoid applying it all over. You just want to add shape and dimension, otherwise you run the risk of the product creasing on your skin. As a rule, stick to the tops of your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Leave the chin alone – applying it there will result in oiliness not gleam.

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Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter, £32


Why It’s Cult: When you first apply this onto skin, it looks very pigmented, but as you start brushing it in you’ll see it breaks down into a beautiful illuminator that never looks greasy or metallic. The silky elixir blends evenly, and there are also five shades available – from honey-hued tones to pearly colours – which can be used all over the body and face for a subtle gleam. The addition of vitamin E and sunflower oil keeps skin conditioned and hydrated, too.

How To Use It: You can use your fingers, but you’ll get the best results if you apply it with a brush. Buff the formula into skin pre-foundation for a radiant base, or mix it with your make-up for a subtle glow – it can be used all over your body, as well. You’ll love the holiday-like fragrance.

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*Source: The NPD Group, Inc./ U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market, Makeup Product Sales, 12 Months Ending May 2020

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