8 New Luminizers That Get You Glowing on Any Budget
By Danielle Fontana , Assistant Editor |
If "dewy, natural-looking radiance" aren't the first four words that come to mind when asked to describe your skin, don't fret. The latest batch of luminizers to hit stores aren't just stunning, they also deliver a glow no one will guess is anything but all yours. And did we mention one costs less than your coffee?
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Meadowfoam seed oil moisturizes rough patches, vitamin E softens skin and cucumber extract soothes stressed-out skin in this illuminating cream that leaves skin beaming whether worn alone or under makeup.
Like the brand’s original argan oil, these nourishing drops hydrate skin with a vitamin E-rich formula, but leave behind a pretty, pearlescent sheen (and a lemongrass-meets-lavender scent), that’s perfect for pre-makeup use.
Beauty Pie Pro-Glow Superstrobing Drops ($4 for members; $30 for non-members)
Dubbed as a "Netflix for makeup lovers," this beauty-based membership brand is making waves for selling high-quality beauty and skin care products at their factory prices for $10 a month. One must-have we can't be without: these silky luminizing drops. Whether you’re a highlighting maven or after a subtle glow, these customizing drops let you take control. Mix it with your moisturizer, foundation or dab it on alone, but with a pricepoint that doesn’t reach $5, this one’s worth experimenting with.
The outer ring features a matte, buildable powder, while the inner circle houses a radiant powder in a coordinating lighter shade (there are eight duos available) in this chic compact that delivers a fresh, natural-looking glow whenever your skin needs a refresher. Use them in tandem for the quickest glow you’ve ever seen or individually for a perfected on-the-go contour and highlight.
A distinct rose gold hue and adorable packaging makes this option stand out from the rest on the shelf, but the nail-polish brush makes it unforgettable (and next to impossible to overapply). Brush the no-drip formula exactly where you want it—the tops of your cheekbone, Cupid’s bow or inner corners of your eyes—for an ethereal glow that lasts.
Packed with vitamin E, rice bran extract and shea butter to keep skin dewy, this milky-white formula might look like your average primer at first, but just wait until the light hits and lets the luminous sheen peek through.
This concentrated pigment seemingly melts onto the skin once it’s applied—users even like to use it on their eyelids for shimmery finishes—making it a perfect option to blend into your foundation or BB/CC cream for a radiance that looks all-natural, not calculated.
A dime-sized drop of this bronzer-primer hybrid is all it takes to leave you looking like you just left a tropical vacation. Even better, it’s designed to keep your makeup on longer when layered underneath your favorite tinted moisturizer, BB/CC cream or foundation.