8 Make-Up Boosters For A Dewy Glow

8 Make-Up Boosters For A Dewy Glow

From dewy creams to glossy highlighters, the latest illuminators add radiance to your complexion while enhancing the natural structure of your face. Here are nine of our current favourites...

Becca Glow Silk Highlighter Drops, £29

With a handy pipette, these luminising drops are ideal for faking radiance and concealing dull skin. They’re also brilliant for faking a summer glow – or intensifying an existing tan. Mix just a few drops into your go-to foundation (or your skincare) and you’ll see a healthy sheen appear, without any chunky shimmer particles.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


CYO Turn On The Light Illuminating Mixing Cream, £3

Dubbed the ‘mother of all mixers’. this affordable cream works with any moisturiser, BB or foundation for a lit-from-within glow. Blend the formula all over or, for a more traditional highlight, use your finger to dot some along your cheek and brow bones. Extra points for how easily it glides onto the skin without ever drying or caking.

Available at Boots.com


NARS Tinted Glow Booster, £28

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

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


MAC Lound and Clear Extra Dimension Skinfinish, £26.50

Don’t let the powder formula put you off. MAC’s new highlight glides on like silk and dries down into a soft, creamy finish. It has a pearlescent glow we love, while the shimmer is very fine, so you never have to worry about an obvious chrome finish. Brush on a little to keep it subtle, or build it up in layers for more impact. This one’s limited edition, so it’s worth stocking up fast.

Avaialable at MacCosmetics.co.uk


MAKE Beauty Face Gloss, £22

Like a lip gloss, but for your face and without any stickiness, MAKE’s silky formula gives a natural, dewy effect without any shimmer or pigment. Use a dab for a subtle gleam, or slick it on with a brush or fingers to build an intense shine. It looks pretty tapped over foundation too, or on top of powder eyeshadow for a glossy twist.

Available at Net-A-Porter.com


Max Factor Miracle Glow Universal Highlighter, £10.99

This creamy, liquid highlighter is much loved for its believable radiance that suits all skin tones. Non-sticky, it blends seamlessly with other products, while the shimmer is impactful, but wearable enough for daytime. It has the pigment and staying power of a much pricier brand.

Available at Boots.com


Milani Strobelight Liquid Highlighter, £13.95

Designed to contour and highlight, Milani’s formula has ultra-fine micro pearls that add a hint of gleam. The malleable cream texture spreads evenly, while the pearly tone sculpts the high points of the face and catches the light in all the right places. It’s vegan and cruelty-free, with only sustainable ingredients used. 

Available at BeautyBay.com 


Rodin Luxury Illuminating Liquid In Aurora, £38

The creamy texture of this liquid illuminator drapes skin in a veil of light, with a tint that’s natural but noticeable. It imparts a beautiful sheen, while gently diffusing imperfections. We love the in-built pearlescent micro-shimmers, which play up bone structure and instantly brighten the skin. The uplifting smell of jasmine and neroli is a bonus. 

Available at Net-A-Porter.com


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