I love to glow all year round but in the summer I live for kicking it up a notch. I’m talking radiant, dewy skin with a seriously intense highlight that shines so bright it could help land planes. That’s the kind of glow I live for! I’m sure everyone doesn’t love to glow as much as I do but I think we all love to glow just a little bit more when summer rolls around so I’ve picked out my top 5 summer glow essentials to give you a shimmering helping hand. From a subtle, natural glow to bronze goddess, these summer glow essentials will help you glimmer and gleam all day and night!
The bronze goddess glow life isn’t for everybody and PUR Cosmetics definitely kept that in mind when they created the new Strobe Palettes. The Sunkissed Glow Strobe Palette comes packed with 3 warm golden-toned cream highlighters that are soft and sheer yet buildable. A quick sweep across the cheeks and brows gives off a subtle, lit from within glow that looks very natural. The Sunkissed Glow Strobe Palette works like a charm to make skin look naturally radiant and luminous all over without fear or emphasizing pores or coming across as too glittery. It’s the perfect option for those who like a more soft glow. Or for hardcore glow addicts (like me) to use as a base underneath more prominent powder highlighters.
Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Glow Kit ($40.00)
Whether you love a subtle highlight or a crazy intense glow everyone needs an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. Especially That Glow. It comes with 4 golden powder highlights that can be sheered out for a natural sheen or built up to make you glow like no tomorrow. That Glow Glow Kit is great for layering and mixing shades to customize your perfect golden glow for summer. You can easily wear each shade alone or layer them with cream highlighters (like the PUR Cosmetics Strobe Palette) to kick things up a notch for that bronze goddess glow. As a bonus, you can even use That Glow Glow Kit as eyeshadows to glow all over. It’s a must have for summer!
Achieving that iconic summer glow isn’t just about sparkling cheeks. It’s also about radiant, dewy skin that glows flawlessly all day long. My favorite way to glow all over is by spraying a little Pixi Glow Mist on my skin before and after I apply my makeup. The Pixi Glow Mist is a pretty much magic glow in the bottle for all skin types. It’s formulated with natural oils, propolis and fruit extracts to hydrate, refresh and add a luminous glow. When I spritz it on before applying my makeup, it makes my skin feel softer and look more radiant. Once I’m done with my makeup, I spray a little more to up the glow and give my makeup an all over dewy finish that’s soft and pretty. The Pixi Glow Mist is a great way to amp up your glow and make your skin look flawless this summer.
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector ($41.00)
Another way to achieve an all over glow is with a liquid illuminator like Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz. It’s a golden bronze pearl that delivers a stunning golden bronze glow that also adds a nice warmth to skin. I’ve grown to love the Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector because it’s incredibly versatile and can be used anywhere to help you glow all over this summer. You can add a drop to your moisturizer or facial oil to give you an all over radiance that glows and glows even without makeup. Or you can mix it with your foundation (or primer) for a subtle all over glow that acts as a backlight for your makeup and adds a nice dewy touch. You can even use the Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector alone by patting it on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and on your brow bone for a subtle golden glow that’s just beautiful. Plus, you can even use it alone or mixed with your body lotion to add that summer glow to your décolleté, arms and legs.
If I had to choose my favorite way to glow at the moment it would be using the Freeman Beauty Coconut Glow Leave-On Bronzing Mask, hands down. The Coconut Glow Leave-On Mask is pretty much a hydrating glowing bronzer that could be use all over. It’s almost like a liquid illuminator with more of a color boost. The Coconut Glow Leave-On Bronzing Mask is designed to hydrate and deliver a bronzy radiant glow to the face alone or under makeup. I’ve been reaching for it everyday because it makes my skin look even more rich, bronzed and dewy when I’m not wearing a stitch of makeup. I also love using it as a primer under my makeup because it helps to smooth out my complexion, add a nice moisture boost and a rich bronze hue to my chocolate skin tone. It instantly makes me look more bronze and my skin more luminous shining right through my foundation and setting powders. The Coconut Glow Leave-On Bronzing Mask also works like a charm to add a beautiful bronze glow to the body too. I love applying it to my chest, arms and legs to make me look like a glowing bronze goddess all over.
What are your summer glow essentials?