While sun-kissed, glowing skin always ranks high on our beauty wish list, it’s much better (and safer) to forgo basking in the sun IRL and mimic the effects with one of these glow-getters. Retailer John Lewis reports that 'getting the glow' currently takes centre stage with sales of bronzer up 51% and highlighter up an impressive 73%. To faux your glow, take inspiration from the Spring/Summer'21 runway, where the models' complexions looked dewy and naturally bronzed. And for our pick of the ultimate glow-boosters, scroll on down.
At Eudon Choi (pictured below), terracotta tones were applied across the cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose - basically adding bronzer to where the sun would naturally hit. For the models at Erdem, global artistry director at Nars, Jane Richardson layered Orgasm Liquid Blush, £26, and Exhibit A Blush, £26, across and down the cheeks to create a sophisticated spin on sun-kissed. 'As we were shooting outside, it was very important that the girls look ethereal and dewy,' Richardson told Vogue on the look.
Whether you prefer powder or liquid formulas, matte or sparkly finishes– we’ve got you covered with our round up of the best glow-giving products that will give your skin a fresh boost in seconds…
Best Glow Boosters 2021
A stalwart in every beauty editor's make-up bag. This creamy, dreamy, lightweight bronzing cream glides onto the skin for the most incredible glow-y finish. Plus, it's now available in deep bronze to suit darker skin tones.
The airbrush flawless bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury uses finely-milled pigments to create a soft bronzing filter, as well as light reflecting particles to bolster radiance. Available in four shades.
Loved by make-up legend and glow queen Nikki Wolff, this bronzing tint lends skin a natural veil of colour that doesn't look muddy or caked-on. It's also the perfect choice for those days where you want to forgo a heavy base.
For a believable bronzed glow, use a small, angular brush to pack the powder onto the very tops of the cheekbones near the eye, down the centre of the nose and above the brows. Available in 6 shades.
Make a statement with this mega-watt, copper-toned highlighter that adds a serious dose of sun-drenched warmth to any complexion.
Available in 7 shades, this sheer formula can be built up to contour and define or lightly applied for a fresh-faced glow that looks natural.
Summer skin, bottled. This glow enhancer can be used as a highlighter atop cheekbones or mixed in with foundation for an all over dewy finish. Available in two shades.
If you prefer matte to shimmer, try this velvet textured NYX bronzer, pronto. The tawny tones can be used to carve out cheekbones and define the jawline in a matter of seconds.
Packed with vitamins and essential oils to tackle fine lines, this multi-tasking wonder has a reddish-based tint that instantly re-energises tired, lacklustre skin.