Antiaging Beauty: Makeup That Helps You Get Your Glow Back

Yes, wrinkles come with the “aging” territory, but here are ways to keep your skin from showing its age. Of course it goes without saying you want to start with healthy skin and a fantastic skin regimen, but even so, you might just want that elusive youthful glow back. Right away. And you can get it!

Antiaging Beauty: Glowing Skin

Our skin tone, texture and elasticity is different now that we are no longer in our 20’s and 30’s, which means your beauty products might need a little updating. So try to avoid matte makeup and powder blushes whenever possible. Actually you might want read my post 10 Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look 10 Years Older!

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How To Get Your Glow Back

My secret for getting my glow back? I use a highlighter and/or liquid illuminator. They instantly brighten skin by attracting light, which creates the illusion of being well rested and gives your skin a youthful glow. The trick is to look as if you are glowing from within, not like you applied glitter to your face.

Where To Add The Glow

Where do you place the illuminator? Well it depends on what look you are trying to achieve. Personally, I like to add a little glow to my foundation for an all-over brightened effect. Then I strategically place a highlighter to the tip of my nose, above the the bow of my lips, the corners of the insides of my eyes by the nose and my brow bone…basically anywhere you want the light to be reflected off your face.

If contouring and highlighters have you stumped be sure to check out this post: Get Sculpted! How to Contour and Highlight Your Face.

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11 of the Best Highlighters and Illuminators

While there is a plethora of products now on the market, here are 11 of my favorite highlighters and illuminators to help you get your glow on.

1. e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter, $14

I was so blown away by this $14 product I did a Reels using it. This multi-purpose complexion booster will leave you with a glowing, healthy soft-focus look and contains skin-loving ingredients like Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid. You can use it 4 ways: alone, over or under makeup, mixed with foundation, or as a highlighter. I personally mix a little in with my foundation for an all-over glow.

2. Osmosis Beauty Luminous Treatment Primer & Highlighter, $58

Osmosis Luminous Treatment Primer hydrates skin and stimulates barrier repair all while protecting your skin against blue light and free-radical damage. It creates a radiant candlelight glow on your skin, while blurring the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin texture. It can be used under makeup, over makeup as a subtle highlight, or on bare skin for an instant healthy glow.

3. Laura Geller Spackle Skin Perfecting Primer: Original Champagne Glow, $36

Laura Geller makeup is made specifically for women in midlife, so if you’re looking for a subtle glow you are going to love this rich cream-to-gel. Spackle is the perfect lightweight base for long-lasting makeup, minimizing the look of pores and fine lines. It contains skin-pampering ingredients. Antioxidants like Licorice Root Extract and Calendula help soothe and brighten the complexion, while Squalane and Echinacea moisturize and help boost collagen production. The champagne tint adds just a touch of subtle glow to your everyday look.

4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, $16.99

This highlighting multi-purpose product can be used as a luminous primer, lightweight full face foundation, highlighter, contour and full body luminizer. It can also be worn alone or over/under makeup. Dab a little extra on your cheekbones for instant illumination.

5. Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ with Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide, $38

A friend of mine arrived to lunch with the most amazing glow and I just had to know what she was wearing. So when I learned it was her sunscreen, I ran right out and bought some! Wow! The effect is spectacular! It’s a hydrating, makeup-gripping primer with SPF 40 and blue-light protection that has a pearlescent finish to leave skin luminous with a instant glow. And by now you all know I am fanatical about sunscreen.

6. e.l.f. SKIN Suntouchable! Whoa Glow SPF 30 Sunscreen & Primer, $14

This is a dupe of the Supergoop! product I mentioned above. Yes, the SPF isn’t as high, but it’s less than half the price and gives you essentially the same results. You’re welcome.

7. Jones Road Miracle Balm, $38

There’s a reason everyone is obsessed with this light-reflecting superproduct. It’s that good. Miracle Balm is the epitome of no-makeup makeup. It provides a wash of soft-focus moisture to perfect and enhance skin. Wear Miracle Balm alone or layer on top of foundation for an instant refresh. Apply balm using your fingertips, palms, a brush, or a sponge onto cheeks, lips, or anywhere you want to tint or glow. It comes in 9 fantastic shades.

8. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Glass Glow Liquid Illuminator, $35

This product is more on the high-shine side. So use cautiously. The glow-gel can be used on the face and body, leaving skin appearing clear, radiant and seemingly transparent. The formula is 50 percent gloss, 50 percent pearlescent sheen, which totals skin that’s 100 percent reflective. Available in 5 shades.

9. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator Broad Spectrum SPF 25, $54

This one product has it all! It’s an illuminating tinted moisturizer that delivers sheer, natural coverage powered by French algae perfect for a no-makeup makeup look. It contains shade-specific luminescent pearls which create the look of radiant, smooth skin that is truly your own. This illuminator also contains an antioxidant complex and broad-spectrum SPF 25 to protect against environmental aggressors. 

10. Milk Makeup Bionic Glow Illuminating Liquid Highlighter with Hyaluronic Acid, $36

This weightless liquid illuminator is 90 percent natural, clean, vegan, and cruelty-free. It can be worn all over your face for an illuminated glow, on your cheekbones, collarbones, and eyes as a highlighter, or combined with foundation or moisturizer for a lit-from-within effect. It contains skin-loving ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Snow Mushroom and Reishi Mushroom to hydrate and plump skin.

11. Ogee Contour Collections Three-Step Glow Routine, $138 (use code LAURENDW15 to save 15% on your order.)

Yes, I know this is a little different but I am literally obsessed with this collection and would be remiss if I didn’t add it (See my Reel here). I have not stopped using all 3 of these products which are certified organic, cruelty-free, not tested on animals, gluten-free, all-natural, GMO-free and made in the US…since I got them. Each set includes three crystal-inspired balmy sticks in shades to bronze, blush and highlight your way to an epic glow. And yes, I use them on top of one of the products mentioned above. What can I say? I really want that youthful glow!

Do you have a favorite product that gives you that youthful glow?

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Read some of my other beauty posts like The Top Spring 2023 Nail Trends To Try Right Now and 11 of The Best Creams To Try for Skin Barrier Repair.

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