13 Products for Glowy Skin


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Today, I’m sharing 13 of my favorite products to achieve glowy skin. If you have dry skin but still want to look dewy, you’re welcome.

I fell in love with the Merit Day Glow Dewy Highlighting Balm the first time I used it. The cream formula melts into the skin without ever disturbing the makeup underneath. ‘Bounce’ is a sheer wash of rose gold for the ultimate dewy, lit-from-within look.

I love using the Elaluz Beauty Oil under my eyes in the morning for extra hydration, and it helps make my concealer look so more glowy. It’s a must for anyone who struggles with dry, crepey under eyes.

The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment combines hydration with exfoliation, leaving my skin smooth and soft.

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter offers sheer, tinted coverage with a lit-from-within glow. There are so many ways to use it, making it 100% worth the price for me.

I rarely use powder highlighters anymore, but the Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Sheer Highlighting Duo is the best of the best. It doesn’t sit on top of the skin or look too powdery, instead leaving behind the prettiest golden peachy shine.

For those of you who prefer a more dramatic, glamorous highlighter, the Patrick Ta Major Glow Highlighting Mist is just that. ‘We Love Her’ is a stunning, shimmery rose gold that can be used on the face or body.

For dewiness in a beautiful bottle, I recommend the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops. You can use this as a moisturizing primer before makeup, mix it in with your foundation for a more sheer glowy base, or add it on the high points of the face after makeup.

If you want to wake up radiant, I recommend the Youth the People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Dream Mask. It’s very hydrating and soothing for dry skin and leaves skin soft and glowy.

For a gentle yet effective chemical exfoliant, the Farmacy Honey Glow Resurfacing Acid Serum is an amazing option. It reduces texture and dullness and leaves skin brighter.

One of my most reached-for products for a glow is the Supergoop Glowscreen SPF 40. It makes my skin more even and luminous on no-makeup days, and I get so many compliments and questions when I wear it.

If you want medium coverage with a dewy finish, the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation is a wonderful option.

The Dior Beauty Backstage Glow Face Palette looks even more beautiful on the skin than it looks in the packaging. The shimmery highlights melt into the skin for an ethereal glow, and the shades cater to a variety of skin tones.

If you’re dry skin never looks dewy enough, the Patrick Ta Major Glow Balm is a must-have. I use a damp beauty sponge to apply a small amount onto the high points of my cheeks at the end of my makeup routine, and it adds a beautiful, dewy shine.

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