Lately I’ve found that my skin is looking a bit lackluster, and I blame this neverending winter. To give my skin a bit of a lift, I’ve been using cream illuminators on my cheekbones, browbones and basically anywhere that I want light to reflect off of making me look either sunkissed or dewy depending on the hue.
If this sounds absolutely divine (and I know it does) I’ve listed five of my favorite illuminators below to give your skin a bit of a boost.
Make Up For Ever’s latest product, Uplight, is available in 8 shades and is made up of 70% water, so it melts right into your skin. It also includes nourishing mango butter to moisturize while adding a touch of glimmer. (Make Up For Ever Uplight, $29, makeupforever.com)
The illuminator from NARS in shades from Super Orgasm to Copacabana, highlights every inch of skin you place it on. (NARS Illuminator, $29, sephora.com)
Philosophy’s illuminator has an easy flow-through brush making it convenient to add over your makeup or alone. (Philosophy The Color of Grace Heavenly Light Pink Illuminator, $28, sephora.com)
This wet to dry illuminator comes in a handy pen to slip in your purse for those times that you need it most. And, true to Illamasqua style, the shades have names such as “Fondle” and “Poised”. (Illamasqua Illuminator, $20, sephora.com)
Benefit Cosmetics’ High Beam is a satiny pink highlighter cream that can be blended all over as a shimmering moisturizing cream, or just wherever you see fit. (Benefit High Beam, $24, ulta.com)