Your Summer Glow Cheat Sheet Has Arrived

Jun 12 2019 by
Categories : Beauty

Summer is here, and your glow-up is calling.

No one knows “glow” better than celeb makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who is on her own mission to illuminate.

“Everyone needs to glow,” she tells me, standing in a soft-pink room dedicated to her new Glowgasm range of creamy powder and liquid highlighters in her office in SoHo, N.Y.

“If you think about it, all the times that you glow are: on a holiday, on a beach, after sex…[it’s] happiness, laughter, fun. And who doesn’t want that every single day?”

For natural-looking highlighter placement that tricks the eye into thinking everything is inches higher than it is, apply directly to the top of the cheekbones—but not too close to the eyes.

“If you’ve gone off the bone, you know it’s not right,” says Tilbury. And don’t forget along the nose (but not on the tip) and in the inner corners of the eyes.

ELLE Loves…

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    Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Palette
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    Looking for that lit-from-within glow? That’s what Charlotte Tilbury‘s Glowgasm Face Palette ($99) was made for.

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    Glossier Play Niteshine Highlighter
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    Using a refined pearl powder formula, the Glossier Play Niteshine ($25) creates a lasting iridescent sheen.

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    Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette
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    Dior‘s newest BACKSTAGE Glow Face Palette ($59) features four shimmers inspired by the brand’s runway shows.

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    Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter
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    The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter ($47) was recently crowned the number one bestselling highlighter in the U.S.

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Of course, the best base for any makeup is glowing skin, and the key to achieving it sans highlighter is proper skincare.

In the morning, use brightening vitamin C products; look for L -ascorbic acid or tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate on the label.

Vitamin C for Daytime

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    Aveeno MaxFlow Infusion Drops
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    Mix in a few of the Aveeno MaxFlow Infusion Drops ($32.99) with your moisturizer or wear alone for a 48-hour radiance boost.

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    Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer
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    The Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer ($47) creates a dewy complexion with its infusion of Vitamin C.

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    Kopari Starry Eye Balm
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    The Kopari Starry Eye Balm ($37) is formulated with coffee and coconut oils to depuff and hydrate at the same time.

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    this works morning expert hyaluronic serum
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    Using hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C, the Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum ($76) from This Works preps and plumps your skin for the day ahead.

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Acid Exfoliants for Nighttime

At night, exfoliate; I find acid-based exfoliants, as opposed to physical scrubs, the most direct path to a JLo-esque glow.

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    Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence
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    Caudalie‘s Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence ($58) uses glycolic acid to sweep away dead skin cells, revealing a brighter complexion.

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    Glamglow SUPERTONER™ Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner
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    The latest SUPERTONER™ Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner ($54) from Glamglow uses a blend of six acids and activated charcoal to clarify and refine.

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    Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($39) is a cult favourite for its ability to even out skin tone and clear and refine pores.

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    Pixi Glow Tonic
    © Pixi

    Pixi Glow Tonic ($38) brightens and hydrates by gently accelerates the cell renewal process with glycolic acid.

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A version of this article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of ELLE Canada. Subscribe now.

Categories: Beauty