The Best Glow-Boosting Make-Up To Try Now

The Best Glow-Boosting Make-Up To Try Now

It's never been easier to fake a healthy glow – from dewy creams to glossy skin tints and luminous highlighters, there are plenty of options. But in our view, these are the products guaranteed to counteract dullness and enhance your natural bone structure.

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Vieve Skin Dew, £19

Best For: Its Versatility  Why We Love It: Make-up artists including Lisa Potter-Dixon swear by this beautiful glow-giver. It’s sheer, glossy and easy to layer up, allowing you to create whatever intensity and look you want. Use a small amount only – as you squeeze it, you’ll find quite a lot comes out, so remember a little goes a long way. Whether you tap this over make-up or under it, you’re guaranteed a luminous finish that looks youthful and fresh. A little smattered over the eyelids looks beautiful too.  Available at

Glo Wish By Huda Beauty Multi Dew Skin Tint, £25.60

Best For: Smoothing Skin Why We Love It: A great hybrid buy, this skin tint imparts just enough coverage to blur the appearance of pores and uneven tone. Better still, it does so without ever covering up the natural texture of your skin – the definition of ‘second-skin finish’. Brimming with pearl pigments, it gives a gentle glow and never slides around – in fact it’s water, sweat and transfer-proof, so you can expect this to go the distance. Added rose oil locks in hydration, while protecting against blue light damage (from your digital device) throughout the day. A must-try.  Available at

RMS Beauty Master Radiance Base, £35

Best For: A Bit Of Everything Why We Love It: Designed to function as a primer and a highlighter, this creamy base is full of light-reflecting pearls to give skin a speedy glow. It has just enough pigment in it to conceal uneven tone and imperfections, but not too much that it suffocates or cakes. Extra points for the added jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils which nourish and smooth, but are also responsible for the seamless glide as you apply this. Wear it solo or combine with your foundation for extra coverage. Like others on this list, a little goes a long way so use it sparingly and build up in layers – make sure you really blend it out to impart the metallic sheen evenly across your skin.  Available at

Dior Stick Glow, £30

Best For: A Low-Shimmer Sheen Why We Love It: Industry insiders rate this new highlighting balm. Transparent, with very low levels of shimmer, it provides a wet-look gloss without any of that tell-tale stickiness. Scribble it on where you want to enhance and add definition – think cheekbones, eyelids and your cupid’s bow. It reflects the light beautifully while delivering a fresh-from-a-facial glow. You can mix it well with other textures for more intensity, including glitter.  Available at

Beauty Pie Triple Luminizing Wand, £8.02

Best For: Easy Application  Why We Love It: This has just the right amount of shimmer, and its silky, lightweight texture makes it so easy to apply. Completely foolproof, it absorbs quickly into the skin – use your fingers in a tapping motion for glossy, dewy results, focusing on the cheekbones, the centre of the nose and the inner corners of your eyes. It also works well with other make-up, helping to enhance without being too OTT.  Available at

Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter, £40

Best For: Layering Up Why We Love It: Designed to work with your other base products (concealer, foundation and blush) this highlighter blends seamlessly and enhances everything you apply for a radiant glow. You only need a pea-sized amount on either your brush, or fingertips, before patting it onto your cheekbones and temples. It has shimmer, but just the right amount to never look heavy or theatrical. We love to wear it on the high points of the face, but also as an eyeshadow. It looks great under the brow bone, too. Our one tip? Blend fast. It dries down quickly so you need to buff it in at speed for the best, luminous results. Available at

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Liquid Lights, £22

Best For: Overall Glow Why We Love Them: Available on their own or as a blush and highlight duo, these Liquid Light drops have a silky texture that blends seamlessly into skin for a smooth, luminous glow. On first squeeze, the formula looks very pigmented, but as you start brushing it into your skin, you’ll realise it never looks greasy or too metallic. You can use fingers to blend it, but we recommend applying with a brush to buff it in properly. It works well pre-foundation for a radiant base. Available at

Pai The Impossible Glow Bronzing Drops, £18.99

Best For: Instant Warmth Why We Love Them: These popular drops are a must-try for a believable-looking tan and instant luminosity. They suit all skin types and tones, while added hyaluronic acid and sea kelp keeps moisture locked in for hours. Add a few drops into your favourite serum, cream or even foundation for an even, gradual glow. You’ll love the small, light-reflective pigments inside, which brighten and smooth uneven skin. Tap a little onto cheekbones if you want an instant glossy, healthy sheen.  Available at

Saie Beauty Glowy Super Gel, £22

Best For: A Wet-Look Glow Why We Love It: Saie is known for its glow-giving formulas. The products are sheer, buildable and provide a wet-look finish that’s so on-trend right now. This Glowy Super Gel is our favourite – a primer-highlighter hybrid, it can be worked into the skin pre-foundation, or mixed in with your base make-up for a light-reflecting luminosity. It has minimal shimmer inside, just a pearly gleam that’s unbeatable. We also recommend checking out the mascara, which is great for a non-clumpy finish. Available at

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