This Product Illuminates Skin in 10 Seconds
Glowing skin starts with a great, consistent skincare routine but sometimes this slips (we're only human) or your trusted products can't stack up to the miserable glow-sapping weather. In these cases you need something fast-acting that will veil your complexion with an uplifting, healthy-looking sheen. It also needs to be something that works fast and efficiently—a product you can rely on when the times are tough.
The answer? Switch your usual finishing powder for an illuminating version. Some blur, others colour correct, then there are those that impart a hint of colour: pinks to emulate a weekend spent outdoors or soft powdery bronze that fakes a few days in the sun with a quick swirl and a buff. Keep scrolling for our edit of the best illuminating face powders.
See all those colours, they are there for a reason, not just to look pretty. Green cancels out redness (a must at this time of year when it's so cold), peach conceals dark areas and purple hides yellow tones. Swirl together and dust over the face for a flawless and illuminated complexion.
This is a loose powder with a lot of differences. It has encapsulated water so as you apply it feels refreshing (great in offices with AC). The brightening particles of finely milled powder fool the eye by working like an optical illusion to blur out imperfections. It cuts shine, but won't ever leave skin looking flat.
Unusual for a face powder but this contains shea butter to nourish dry skin, a must for anyone who works in an office with AC. Mica subtly reflects light to soften the look of imperfections.
If you don't want to add any extra colour to your skin, but you want an illuminated finish then this powder is for you. The powder doesn't just reflect light it adjusts to different light sources so that your skin looks great in any light. Plus, glycerin hydrates and antioxidant Vitamin E protects.
A backstage staple, this powder is used by makeup artists in the paler shades to add targeted highlight to models' complexions. For darker skin tones, choose the shade Gold Deposit, this golden bronze powder will leave your complexion looking radiant and polished.
Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Powders are fast on the way to being cult classics. Inspired by how are skin looks under different light sources choose from: Dim, Mood or Radiant. Ethereal imparts an otherworldly sheen onto complexions for a night out or when they really need a boost.
This subtle pink powder gives skin the same healthy glow that a weekend spent in the country would but without having to leave the city or embrace the mud.
Would you swap your usual face powder for an illuminating version? Let us know in the comment box below.