8 Make-Up Products For Glowing Skin
8 Make-Up Products For Glowing Skin

8 Make-Up Products For Glowing Skin

With the weather turning cooler and the days getting shorter, it’s easy for a sun-kissed complexion to start looking tired and dull. To help you extend your glow as far into the autumn as possible, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite highlighters, blushers and general complexion enhancers…
By Georgia Day

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Beauty Liquid Flush Cheek Tint, £25 | Monika Blunder

Best For: An All-Over Flush

Cream blushers are an easy way to infuse skin with a healthy natural flush that will lift your entire complexion. More than just cheek tints, this four-strong edit of liquid formulas deliver the satin-y lustre of a highlighter combined with the enlivening tint of a blusher. The creamy consistency makes them a doddle to blend into skin and the shades are well thought out – forget tricky-to-wear bubblegum pinks, every shade has the same earthy undertones as real skin.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Solar Radiance Hydrating Cream Highlighter, £25 | Rose Inc

Best For: Proper Pigment

Properly pigmented highlighters that don’t slip off halfway through the day are a bit of a rarity, but these from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s line are just that. Choose from several shades depending on whether you want pearlescent radiance atop your cheekbones and brow bones, or something with a deeper, more bronzed tone to mimic the sun. The formula is creamy and highly blendable, so it can be applied after the rest of your make-up without fear of dragging.

Available at SpaceNk.com

Tantour Sculpting Duo, £58 | James Read

Best For: Extending A Tan

This is a genius product from the master of the faux glow, James Read. The clever palette contains a bronzer infused with subtle self-tan that deepens gently throughout the day; just buff it under cheekbones to create a sculpted sun-kissed finish. Next to it is a pearly highlighting powder that’s perfect for buffing on top of cheekbones and brow bones to reflect the light and add a pretty luminosity.

Available at JamesRead.ca

Colour Stick, £28 | Byredo

Best For: All-Over Glow

Combining sleek minimalist packaging with clever hybrid formulas, these three-in-one crayons have a balmy consistency that means colour can be swiped just as easily across lids and cheeks as it can the lips. The hydrating texture provides comfortable cushioning on the lips and guarantees a perfectly imperfect lived-in look when used as eyeshadow. The three new shades in the collection will suit everyone but the standout is ‘Frosting’, an autumnal burnished rose gold with a hint of sugary shimmer.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Blush Bronzer Duo in Orgasm & Laguna, £18 | Nars

Best For: An Instant Lift

Ignore the fact this palette has summer in its name because each of the three iterations contain classics that should be year-round staples. The Orgasm/Laguna version is an obvious choice not least because the peachy coral blush is so good on all skin tones, but also thanks to the way it contours and lifts skin. The other two colourways are worth a mention, especially if you prefer richer chestnut bronze tones and deeper raspberry flush.

Available at Boots.com

Reflect Highlighter Stick, £36 | Victoria Beckham Beauty

Best For: A Dewy Sheen

It may look innocuous enough, but this opalescent highlighting stick packs a proper punch when it comes to imbuing skin with luminosity. The shade (there’s only one) looks pinkish in the bullet but slides onto skin with a more neutral iridescent sheen that’s perfect for perking up any complexion. The texture is something else – glossier than most highlighters, it leaves a pretty dewy finish on the skin. Bonus points go to the contoured slimline shape which allows you to get right into the contours of your face like the cupid’s bow.

Available at VictoriaBeckhamBeauty.com


Cellularose CC Serum, £61 | By Terry

Best For: Boosting Your Base

This well-loved collection of complexion enhancers has had an update, adding four new shades to the range. In case you’re not familiar, the formula is a brilliant skincare/make-up hybrid that combines white rose stem cells with skin-brightening pigments to create a gorgeous glowing base for your make-up. The new additions fill in the gaps, so there’s one for very pale skin and three more for darker tones. ‘Sienna Light’, a rich copper, would look beautiful on warm to deep complexions.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Mirror Glaze Highlighting Trio, £29 | Deck Of Scarlet

Best For: A Bespoke Glow

If you like a bit of choice, this neat compact allows you to dial up the radiance to however you like. While the two complementary powders that sit on the top layer are good for dusting over the high planes of your face, the pigment-packed gel underneath is lovely if you want something a bit more intense; try mixing a blob in with your foundation for an ultra glow-y base. All three contain skin-soothing ingredients like silver ear mushroom, while the textures themselves are so fine you won’t have to contend with any creasing or caking when you apply.

Available at DeckOfScarlet.com

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