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5 Ways To Fake Naturally Glowing Skin


A fresh-faced, radiant look is something we all desire, and it’s a lot easier to pull off than you think. If you’re hesitant, don’t worry—it doesn’t involve packing on highlighter to the point that you’re visible from the moon. There are no weird skincare hacks or wacky treatments required. A natural-looking, A-list-worthy glow can be achieved with formulas accessible to us all. Here, five different ways to get in on the trend.


Radiant & Glowing

Apply to clean skin for a hint of radiance. The reflection of light on your face will make your complexion look extra bright and dewy.

Colbert M.D. Illumino Face Oil



Oribe Radiant Drops Golden Face Oil



NYX Honey Dew Me Up



Not a fan of oils? Opt for a cream-based highlighter to illuminate your cheeks, cupid's bow and the tip of your nose. Apply as a finishing touch once your other makeup is set.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer



Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Créme



Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter



If you'd rather avoid the shimmer that comes with highlighter, stick to a balm for an allover glowing finish. Makeup artists typically apply these formulas prior to highlighter, but they're radiant enough on their own.

Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm


Bobbi Brown

AERIN Rose Balm


Neiman Marcus

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm



To hydrate your entire face while adding a glow, try an illuminating moisturizer. It'll impart just the right amount of dewiness without being overbearing.

Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturizer


Neiman Marcus

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer



GLAMGLOW Mega Illuminating Moisturizer



For a lighter option, you can always achieve dewiness with a face mist. Throw one in your bag to refresh your complexion throughout the day.

Face Mist


Milk Makeup

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Perfecting Water Moisture Mist


Neiman Marcus

Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water