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7 Best Makeup Products to Fake a Glowing Complexion

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We all crave that sun-kissed, just-spent-the-day-at-the-beach glow. But when lying out in the sun all day isn’t an option—especially now that we all know that’s not safe—we’re glad we can rely on makeup, particularly highlighters, luminizers and bronzers, to give us that coveted faux glow in seconds!

“The key is to know how to use different textures and where they are placed,” says makeup artist Jen Nguyen. “Luminizers, for example, tend to be liquids and can be added to your foundation for an allover radiance. For a multi-dimensional glow, you can also try layering different formulas: start with liquids or creams first, then finish with powder highlighters. This is also the best order for making your glow last longer throughout the day.”

Need more tips? Read on to see our favorite glow enhancers, plus Jen’s tips on how to use them for that radiant, golden-goddess glow!

  1. 1. Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter - Sparkler

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  2. 2. BECCA Cosmetics Limited Edition Gradient Sunlit Bronzer - Sunset

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  3. 3. lilah b. Glisten & Glow Skin Illuminator

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  4. 4. Laura Geller New York Life Glows On! Gelato Swirl Illuminator Palette

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  5. 5. jane iredale Dream Luminizer Trio

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  6. 6. COVER FX Custom Enhancer Drops Halo

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  7. 7. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
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    7. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

    Enhance your skin with an exquisite glow using RMS Beauty's Peach Luminizer. Formulated without leaving a greasy or glitter finish, this cream highlighter awakens the skin with a light-reflective yet subtle look while skin-loving, organic ingredients nourish as they illuminate for a lit-from-within glow.Key Ingredients: * Organic Coconut Oil: extracted from fresh coconuts without the use of heat or chemical solvents, our certified organic, raw coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that helps soften and soothe the skin * Vitamin E: an antioxidant that helps protect skin and provides ultra
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Rahimah Herd

Rahimah Herd is a former Beauty Copywriter at Dermstore. Throughout her career, she’s written about everything from furniture to fashion. You can catch her at the beach, in bookstores or booking her next flight.