Blushing Beauty: 10 Products to Help You Fake Glowing Skin
With all of that time spent frolicking in the sun, dousing our skin with sunscreen and shimmering body oils, we think it’s safe to say that the theme of summer is glowing skin. But, as the summer months are seemingly flying by, we can’t help but wonder what will happen to our sun-kissed complexions once the cold weather starts to make its—very unwelcomed—way back into our lives. Luckily, there are some tricks—and some stellar products—out there that can help us keep our summer glow all year long. We’re sharing a roundup of our top ten glow enhancing products that are sure to make you blush, below.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush Blush
If you love Maybelline’s cult-favorite Baby Lips, you’ll love the brand’s Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush Blush for its perfect, just-pinched baby cheek flush of natural pink color. The creamy gel formula works on all skin types, is non-comedogenic—meaning it won’t clog your pores—and comes in a fool-proof balm that glides across your cheekbones, depositing a sheer blush that leaves your skin with a pinky peach glow.
Urban Decay Naked Flushed
Whether you’ve just spent all day sunning yourself at the beach or it’s the dead of winter and your skin needs a glowing pick-me-up, Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed palette has your blushing needs covered. The tricolored compact powder combines bronzer, highlighter, and blush in three of the brand’s most popular—and highly coveted—shades. Use each silky tint individually or blend them together to diffuse light and enhance your best features with a radiant glow.
Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush
With the rise of Korean beauty and skin care in the Western world, cushion compacts are—without a doubt—having a moment. And now, thanks to Shu Uemura’s limited edition Fresh Cushion Blush, you can receive the same glowing, dewy look with a pop of color. Inspired by Korea’s national flower, hibiscus syriacus, the Cushion Blush comes in two shades—Hibiscus Pink and Hibiscus Orange—that give cheekbones that everlasting sun-kissed appeal.
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain
Speaking of sun-kissed, the Lip & Cheek Stain from The Body Shop is the perfect blend of skin care and glow enhancing cosmetics. Formulated with the brand’s Community Trade aloe vera, honey, and vitamin B5, the Lip & Cheek Stain can protect and improve the overall appearance of the skin with a lightweight, cheeky kiss of glowing color that leaves skin looking and feeling hydrated.
Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
Enhance your cheekbones and discover the strobe effect with Maybelline’s all-new Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter. Formulated with micro-fine pearls to boost skin glow, the Strobing Stick can work to highlight and add dimension to some of your best facial features. Similar to contouring, creating a strobing effect with your makeup can enhance the cheekbones, brighten up the area around your eyes, add emphasis to your lips, and sculpt your nose—to put it simply: it’s like editing your complexion with a beauty enhancing app, but in real life.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color
Lip and cheek tints, like Shu Uemura’s limited edition Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color, can enhance the cheekbone with a pop of glowing color. To use, simply glide the creamy formula across the tops of your cheekbones and watch as the formula changes from a dewy pop of color to a mattifying glow.
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush
If you’re looking to give your skin a healthy glow finish, look no further than The Body Shop’s Fresh Sorbet Blush. The lightweight whipped texture comes in four fresh shades—Florida Sunstar, Tuscan Grape, Cuban Watermelon, and Lychee Blossom—that can compliment any skin tone, provides the skin with hydration, and can leave the skin with the perfect faux glow.
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay’s Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter is like a hungover complexion’s dream come true. Whether you were out late or had too much to drink, the Afterglow Powder Highlighter can hide the aftermath and give your skin an illuminated glow in the matter of a few blush brush swipes across your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your Cupid’s bow.
The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream
Illuminate your complexion with The Body Shop’s all-new Instaglow CC Cream. Perfect for all skin types and tones, this CC Cream comes in three different types of glow—Bright for light skin tones, Peachy for medium skin tones, and Warm for dark skin tones—that can color correct, prime, and smooth out the complexion with hydration that can really last.
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush
With the Visible Lift Blur Blush from L’Oréal Paris you can fake a sun-kissed glow and blur fine lines with the brand’s Visible Lift technology. Using your fingertips, apply a small amount of the sheer color to the center of your cheeks and sweep the blush upward. This technique can enhance the cheekbones and give them a youthful glow that can work to erase the look of fine lines for a smooth, fresh complexion.