There’s no denying that glowing skin is the must-have accessory that’s always on trend and with any trend comes a massive influx of must-have products to get the look.
Especially as the weather starts to cool down and our natural glow begins to fade, we begin looking to those products to help us catch the light and make the high points of our face stand out.
Unfortunately, the kind of mega-glow that Instagrammers love doesn’t play quite as well in day-to-day lives or office environments. It becomes important to find a highlighter or glow-inducing product that doesn’t leave you looking sparkly and disco ball-esque but rather gives you a healthy-looking radiance.
Cue our guide to glitter free glow: some of our favourite products for sculpting cheekbones and delivering on the dew without leaving flecks of shimmering pigment.
The shade Ibiza from the new Basics by B Face Palette is a soft highlighter that applies more of a blurred glow effect rather than a glittery stripe. The finely milled specks of reflective pigment make the high points of your face pop and glow while almost looking like you’ve applied a filter to your face. It makes it a great illuminator for any season and skin tone.
While it’s not strictly a highlighter, this foundation, concealer and primer hybrid imparts serious glow with just a few taps of product. It creates a flawless, air-brushed looking finish that is dewy and perfect for adding a pop to the high points of your face. You can use it before foundation if you want a more toned-down look but it’s best as your last step and just gently patted into your cheekbones and cupids bow.
Though the formula has a good amount of distinctive fleck in it, this nourishing tinted highlighter gives you a natural looking flush of colour and glow that couldn’t be farther from a glittery highlight. It contains clean, skincare ingredients so is a very comfortable wear and you only need a small amount of product for major glow payoff. Its consistency is creamy and it’s super easy to build for a dimensional look.
Somehow Hourglass have managed to harness intense shimmer and highlight without making you look like you’re about to step out to head to a festival. Their Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder gives you an impactful highlight but is still soft enough for everyday wear and blends seamlessly with your skin for a radiant rather than sparkly finish.
This liquid formula is easy-to-use and gives you that ‘just came from a run’ type of dewiness that looks healthy and natural. It has a decent amount of shimmer in it but rather than sparkle it just catches the light. There are seven shades to choose from so you can tailor your pick to your skin tone for a sophisticated, grown-up looking glow.
Featured Image Credit
Hair and MakeUp: Bonnie G- Oz Beauty Expert
Photo: Bonnie Cee
Model: Victoria Germyn