Beauty 4 years ago

Everything You Need for your Best Summer Glow

This is the year of the GLOW UP. In real life and within your makeup routine – AKA getting that irresistible summer glow.

There have been so many amazing ‘illuminating’ products that have come across my desk in the last few months and I find them so alluring and beautiful. Maybe it’s the magpie in me, but anything shiny gets me so excited! I can’t help it!

While I wish I could walk around with a permanent ‘golden hour’ glow on my face, there are some amazing products out there to help you achieve that sunkissed shine. From highlighters, bronzers, lip products, eye products… get ready to get your SHIMMER on.

Keep scrolling to check out my favorite products to help you get your best summer glow:


Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Blaze

This shadow is so pigmented, you only need a little to really get some shine! While you can pick up a lot of the product with a brush, I prefer using this cream glitter shadow with my ring fingers! It adds such a beautiful shine without looking too obnoxiously glittery. And since it’s cream based, there’s no fall-out!

Patrick Ta Major Glow Lip Shine in She’s An Influencer

I’m sure you remember me talking about this gloss in my latest Worth the $$ post! It’s such a beautiful color with just the perfect touch of shine. The formula feels super comfortable, does not feel sticky, and doesn’t dry out your lips!

CosMedix Lumi Cyrstal Lip Treatment 

My girl Hannah introduced me to this lip treatment and it’s really great. It’s a super hydrating lip gloss that gives you such a beautiful subtle iridescent shine. I mean come on – look at that color!

Hourglass Unreal Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss in Halo

If you’re not totally sold on lip glosses being back (it’s one of my favorite summer lip trends) then this gloss from Hourglass is the perfect place to start. It’s not sticky at all and actually feels like a super hydrating lip salve more than a lip gloss!


Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette

The second I saw this palette, I knew I would love it. I mean, how pretty are these shades? When I’m in a rush but need a little glow, I’ll reach for a large fluffy brush and dust this all over – even my shoulders if I’m wearing something sleeveless – and it adds such a beautiful glow to my look.

Flesh Primer Fresh Flesh Illuminating Primer

This primer looks great on its own or as a base under makeup! It’s not a crazy shimmer, but it makes your skin look SO glowy. It looks like you kind of have a ring light following you around and makes your photos pop.

Rodin Luxury Illuminating Powder

This highlighter is so dreamy. I’m a huge fan of Rodin products and this highlighter is definitely a favorite. It goes on very smoothy and gives you basically an ethereal glow like a water angel.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo

Jane uses this contour duo every day. It gives you an airbrushed effect with a glow that looks natural and sunkissed like you just got back from your summer holiday! This is another one of those products that you really can’t go wrong with that looks great on everyone.


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So, do you have any products that give you the ultimate GLOW UP? Leave a comment down below and stay shiny! 😉 (PS: who else has that song from Moana stuck in thier heads, now? LOL!)

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