14 Illuminating Products For Every Budget to Keep Your Skin Radiant
If you are currently crying over the state of your dull winter skin, grab a tissue and compose yourself. Thanks to a cosmetic technique called strobing, dewy sun-kissed radiant skin is possible. Even despite the cold temperatures and lack of sun.
Strobing – the cousin to contouring – will elevate your glow to full on Goddess status. I will give you that sought-after fresh-faced and healthy appearance. If you’re still wondering WTF strobing is, simply put it’s using illuminating products that reflect light; like a highlighter, but just a little more extra.
So if you’re looking to get your glow on, we’ve compiled a list of 14 dreamy Goddess products to keep your skin radiant this winter. Add one or more of these to your beauty routine and you can’t go wrong!
MAC Strobe Cream – $40
Beloved by all makeup artists, the MAC Strobe Cream is a staple in every pro’s makeup collection. The moisturizer boosts the look of dull skin with iridescent particles and can be used all over the face for a dewy radiance or strategically placed on the high points of the face.
This luminous, gel-cream highlighter is composed mainly of coconut water and instantly provides your skin with a healthy radiance. Highlight your skin directly or mix the concentrated fluid with primer or foundation.
Maybelline Studio Master Chrome highlighter might be one of the best budget finds out there. The soft powder application is perfect to finish off any look.
While it’s definitely not cheap, Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Illuminating powder is praised by a number of beauty bloggers as being ah-mazing. The super-luxurious bronzer will give you an all-year-round beach glow, that doesn’t look orange and is perfectly natural.
If you’ve never tried a finishing spray before, Sephora’s Perfection Mist in Nude Glow will have you hooked. The translucent base has subtle rose gold-coloured micro pearls for a warm glow that works on any skin tone.
NARS Illuminator – $39
This multi-functional illuminator from NARS gives skin a refreshed luminosity and can be used all over the face, only on the high points or mixed with foundation and makup. However glowy your feeling, this baby has got all your bases covered.
It may come in a small package, but Wet n Wild’s MegaGlo Liquid Highlighter packs a powerful punch. The buildable liquid delivers a multi-shimmer glow and has soothing Vitamin E to moisturize your skin too. Who doesn’t love a multi-tasking beauty product?!
Essence Strobing Highlighter – $5.49
This strobing highlighter is best suited for those looking for a natural lit glow from within. The compact powder will complement any day look and has just the right amount of shimmer to perfect that “no makeup” makeup look.
E.L.F. Baked Highlighter – $1.60
No word of a lie, E.L.F.’s baked highlighter is only $1.60. The longwear baked highlighter comes in shimmering nude, blush or a light tan that can even be used as a glowy bronzer.
E.L.F. Illuminating Palette – $6.00
This palette is great for those looking to contour AND sport an all-over shimmer. The compact includes four illuminating shades to blend or use alone; they can even be used as eyeshadows to create a monochromatic look.
We love Urban Decay’s Liquid Aura Illuminating Mix-in Medium because it lets you use the foundation products you already love, but with a nice added shimmer. Your level of glow is completely customizable.
If you’re wanting to achieve a more effortlessly radiant look rather than glowed up, Smashbox’s Photo Finish Oil is the next product you should try. The oil does double duty as a primer and moisturizer giving any look a dewy finish.
Cult beauty brand Charlotte Tillbury is pricey, but it is one of the best luxury products out there. Treat yourself to the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand with its megawatt shine and red carpet-inspired radiance.
BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid is the perfect compromise if you don’t want to dish out more than $40 on a luxury product. Sitting at a nice $23, the liquid luminizer can be blended all over the face or used strategically on the high points.
CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops is another one we love since you are in total control of the amount of shine added to your favourite cream products. Available in nine universal shades that include seven illuminators and two matte bronzers, it’s definitely a staple product.
What’s your favourite illuminating product to keep your skin glowing this winter?
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