These Glow-Giving Products Always Have People Asking Me If I’ve Been on Holiday
May 22, 2020 at 06:30PM
Just like many other beauty lovers in the world, I am on a never-ending quest to achieve the ultimate glow. You know exactly the kind I mean. The kind where the skin looks naturally bronzed in only the places that the sun would actually hit it. It’s a complexion that’s dewy, radiant and generally healthy. And although it’s true that almost everyone longs for skin that looks as such, I really have dedicated a huge amount of time and money into finding exactly how best I can achieve such faux glow. From bronzers and highlighters to tanning drops and moisturisers, I have tried them all.
From my experience, I have gained one, very important key finding, and that is this: While mimicking a sun-enhanced glow might seem like a hassle and expenditure you don’t want, there is absolutely no excuse to shortcut the process and step outside on a springtime day sans SPF. And trust me on that one. I have learned the hard way. After spending many of my teenage years sizzling myself silly in a bid to get a golden tan, my complexion is now plagued with irreversible sun damage. My forehead is crepey and my nose and cheeks are covered in pigmentation.
After years of testing and trialling every single bronze-boosting, glow-giving and radiance-ramping product that has come my way, I think I have finally settled on what makes the perfect formula. Sure, powder bronzers are great, but they lack a certain radiance. Highlighters deliver glow but tend to require a little more warmth. If you ask me, the ultimate glow boosters are cream or liquid formulas that carry some sort of bronzing pigment or glowing sheen but deliver maximum hydration at the same time.
Since adopting these sorts of formulas and incorporating them into my daily beauty routine, I have received so many “Have you been away?” comments. Well, I can now officially announce that I have cracked the faux-glow code.
Worn either alone on no-makeup days for a bronzing boost, underneath makeup for glowing radiance or mixed in with your favourite base, keep scrolling for all of the glow boosters that are guaranteed to get you all of the compliments.